The protection of the right of property by the Constitutions is tenuous at best. It is true that the Fifth Amendment states that the Government may not take private property for public use without compensation, but it is the government that defines private property.
Which of the following is most likely the point the author is leading up to?
A. Individual rights that are protected by the Supreme Court are secure against government encroachment.
B. Private property is neither more nor less than that which the government says is private property.
C. The government has no authority to deprive an individual of his liberty.
D. No government that acts arbitrarily can be justified.
E. The keystone of American democracy is the Constitution.
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