January 19, 2010

Outstanding Ayn Rand Quote

What? You think I can't/won't? This one comes from the Facebook Fan page today:

"So long as men live together on earth and need means to deal with one another--their only substitute, if they abandon money, is the muzzle of a gun."

Philosophy Posted by John Kranz at January 19, 2010 12:16 PM

Or in the case of the IRS, with money AND the muzzle of a gun.

Posted by: johngalt at January 19, 2010 2:32 PM

That's a good complement to what's often attributed incorrectly to Bastiat: "If goods don't cross borders, armies will."

The great sin of collectivists is that they do have access to money (if only the opportunity of making it themselves), but their lives are based on forcing others to give up their property, via the contraption called "government."

Posted by: Perry Eidelbus at January 19, 2010 8:02 PM | What do you think? [2]