Socialism: Its Theoretical Basis and Practical Application ...

Benziger, 1904 - 424 páginas

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Página 399 - To no man rendering evil for evil. Providing good things, not only in - the sight of God but also in the sight of all men.
Página 355 - For every man has by nature the right to possess property as his own. This is one of the chief points of distinction between man and the animal creation...
Página 373 - Whenever the general interest or any particular class suffers, or is threatened with, evils which can in no other way be met, the public authority must step in to meet them.
Página 355 - They hold that, by thus transferring property from private persons to the community, the present evil state of things will be set to rights, because each citizen -will then have his equal share of whatever there is to enjoy. But their proposals are so clearly futile for all practical purposes, that if they were carried out the working man himself -would be among the first to suffer.
Página 384 - If it should happen that either a master or a workman deemed himself injured, nothing would be more desirable than that there should be a committee composed of honest and capable men of the association itself, whose duty it should be, by the laws of the association, to decide the dispute. Among the pur poses of a society should be to try to arrange for a continuous supply of work at all times and seasons...
Página 375 - To consent to any treatment which is calculated to defeat the end and purpose of his being is beyond his right; he cannot give up his soul to servitude; for it is not man's own rights which are here in question, but the rights of God, most sacred and inviolable.
Página 357 - But those who deny these rights do not perceive that they are defrauding man of what his own labor has produced. For the soil which is tilled and cultivated with toil and skill utterly changes its condition; it was wild before, now it is fruitful; was barren, but now brings forth in abundance.
Página 379 - ... this. We have seen that this great Labor question cannot be solved except by assuming as a principle that private ownership must be held sacred and inviolable.
Página 373 - ... cases there can be no question that, within certain limits, it would be right to call in the help and authority of the law.
Página 383 - Christian workmen must do one of two things; either join associations in which their religion will be exposed to peril, or form associations among themselves — unite their forces and courageously shake off the yoke of an unjust and intolerable oppression.

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