Monday, March 02, 2009

Ayn Rand and the Tea Party Protests

Paul Hsieh has a short editorial up at Pajamasmedia connecting Ayn Rand and the recent "tea party" protests. I particularly like this paragraph, but be sure to read the whole piece:
Another reason for Rand’s appeal is her emphasis on the moral dimension. One of her themes was that no country can survive when its government constantly punishes good men for their virtues and rewards bad men for their vices. Americans correctly recognize that it is unjust for the government to take money from those who have lived frugally to bail out those who have lived beyond their means. Honest men should not be forced to pay for the irresponsibility of others.

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