the rights of property or the rights of human beings?

” If the ideological conflict between capitalism and communism is ridiculous in the United States today, inasmuch as neither practically exists nor could be established, and if that struggle saps the moral strength of the nation by distracting citizens from urgent actual problems, that does not mean there are no serious ideological differences among us. On the contrary, the country still suffers from the same ideological split which divided the nation in the first place. The authentically American ideological controversy, still unresolved, is concerned over which is more suitable as the constitution of society –
the rights of property or the rights of human beings.”

– William Stringfellow, Dissenter in a Great Society

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