Title: Property is the Fruit of Labor

“Property is the fruit of labor;

property is desirable;

it is a positive good in the world;

that some should be rich

shows that others may become rich,

and hence it just encouragement to industry and enterprise.

Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another,

but let him work diligently

and build one for himself,

thus by example assuring that his own

shall be safe from violence when built.”

Abraham Lincoln
March 21, 1864