and if you are handicapped?
Anyone, that has compassion.
(english is not my native language, sorry for grammar.)
Who cuts your hair ................ if you are handicapped?
How are you defining "handicapped"? A person with no legs could still shoot someone.
The keyboard is mightier than the gun.
Non parit potestas ipsius auctoritatem.
Whoever you voluntarily pay to protect your property. In a free society, you would have the choice of choosing amongst whoever you believed was most competent to the task, rather than being limited to a single option not of your choosing.
rather than being limited to a single option not of your choosing
A single option that reserves the right to violate your property as it chooses, no less!
Forgive me if I am wrong OP, but I think what he was asking was;
who protects, at large, the concept of property rights in a "free society?"
In States a fresh law is looked upon as a remedy for evil. Instead of themselves altering what is bad, people begin by demanding a law to alter it. ... In short, a law everywhere and for everything!
Hopefully nobody ;)
EvilSocialistFellow, would you say that you own your life?
"I think what he was asking was;
who protects, at large, the concept of property rights in a "free society?""
yes sir. thank you for the better phrasing.
Ignoring the "at large," both questions have the same answer. In a free society, individuals will, either by themselves or by hiring others, protect their property.
If someone tries to convince them that their property isn't, then they will respond the same way. Unless they don't want to.
Individuals will be free to voluntarily join all sorts of weird collectivist groups if they see fit. How much they choose to relinquish their own concepts of property is totally up to them. And when they end up destitute, with what they previously considered their property in the hands of clever shysters plying sweet platitudes of cooperation, they will either adapt or die.
The "at large" suggests some kind of collective concept, something that cannot exist. Concepts exist in each of our minds. Our minds are separate from others', though we can trade in concepts, so to speak. But there is no concept of "property rights" that exists "at large." Such a thing will be decided by the agreements or disagreements of individuals trying to live in a free society. Such agreements do not mean that a concept can exist "at large," that is, independent of individual minds.
To make a long story short, IF we live in a free society AND you try to take my property OR the property of anyone with whom I've agreed to mutual defense, THEN I will kill you. There is no need for anything else.