And the individual would be well within his rights to use force against the government to protect his property.If a government declares, such as in a communist government, that there are no individual property rights, even if a person claims a piece of land as private property, the only way he can defend this claim is to keep others away from his property, which requires the use of force on his part. By contradicting society, he is effectively declaring sovereignty over that piece of territory, to the detraction of the state's claim of sovereignty over it. As you can see, the state is going to likely use force to protect its sovereignty claim, and the man is going to have to use force to defend his own claim.
This is faulty. By this standard, a government can do anything to anyone at any time. This is, of course, an awful idea, one that breeds totalitarianism.Property only exists under the umbrella of the society which uses force to defend it, or the personal preclusion of others from the use of land or chattel. Needless to say, this can be very difficult.