Cattle sometimes ate standing crops; hogs stole stored food or dug up clam beds along the beaches. The Founding Fathers and Federalism The delegates haggled over how to apportion representation in the legislature off and on for more than six weeks between May 30 and July However, Brian Donahue argues that village herds and common pastures remained a feature of agriculture in Concord, Massachusetts, until the time of the American Revolution.
The Leveller Thomas Rainborough responded, relying on Overton's arguments, that the Levellers required respect for others' natural rights.
For personal use and not for further distribution. It helped make compromise an attribute of statesmanship rather than a sign of weakness.
Josiah Martin In contrast, Levellers argued that all men who are not servants, alms-recipients or beggars should be considered as property owners and be given voting rights. On the other hand, the Revolution also hinged on radical new ideas about "liberty" and "equality," which challenged slavery's long tradition of extreme human inequality.
In this, as in so many areas, the so-called original meaning of the Constitution was not at all self-evident— even to the Framers of the Constitution themselves.
Unequal distribution of wealth often follows line of sex, race and minorities, therefore property rights may appear to be part of the problem, rather than as an interest that merits protection.