Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Government "Help"

"Government "help" to business is just as disastrous as government persecution... the only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands off."

Ayn Rand (1905-1982)

That was one of the three platform pledges of one Ronald Reagan - to "get government off our backs." Our national prosperity is based in private property. Once acquired by the government, and made "public," private property is no longer prosperous. Public acquisition of private property, be it land, taxes or even in the employment of people, reduces the public wealth. And that, in and of itself, reduces freedom for all.

People are private property? Their liberty and productivity is! And once supported in their lives by the private sector their contribution to the productive capacity of our economy is nearly zero.

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