Was the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Justified because of 'Property Rights' ?Posted by: briantheliberal
This poll was inspired by a fellow Conservative DDO user who claimed Europeans stealing land from the Natives was justifiable because they didn't believe in 'property rights'. So I must ask, was shipping human beings like imported goods over the Atlantic, forcing them to work for no pay and considering them as less than human justifiable because they were considered property of the owner?
Yes, 'Property Rights' justify owning other human beings.
No, 'Property Rights' do not trump human rights.
well they got conquered so natural selection wins
lol true metnal speed
Sadly, it's the fact...
The goverment should take people's property.
Though the slave owners thought it was justified as it wasa good economic choice and the south needed slaves to keep their economy up and keep with the high deman of goods from Europe, but by today's standards, no, it's not justified.
Human beings cannot become property in the sense that a good such as a can of soup or a box of matches or a car can. Humans are the only thing other than the atmosphere that cannot become privatised.