democracy and socialism -Reply

Justin Schwartz jschwart at
Fri Jun 2 19:36:19 MDT 1995

Probbaly we do agree, more or less, at least that capitalists have no
moral right to pursue profit at others' expense. But they certainly do
have the legal right to do this, and the Constitution was not written, and
has not been construed (nor could it be) to suggest anything otherwise. We
might appeal to some of the deep moral principles embodied in the
Constitution (general welfare and all that) against capitalist rights, but
abolishing those rights,. from a strictly legal point of view, would take
a Constitutional amendment.

A question for all and sundry: How might this be phrased?

--Justin Schwartz

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