democracy and socialism -Reply

glevy at glevy at
Fri Jun 2 20:49:47 MDT 1995

"People before profit" might make a catchy slogan. A similar slogan is
(on a more specific issue): "Housing is a human right."

It would be unwise, though, to rely on the bourgeois legal system for the
fulfillment of these demands or on the court system for sympathy.  They
could, however, be used as educational and organizing slogans.


On Fri, 2 Jun 1995, Justin Schwartz wrote:

> 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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