On January 7th, the brillant minds over at the Ayn Rand Institute issued an editoral wholeheartedly condeming the US Government’s use of ‘taxpayer’s money’ to fun aid relief efforts for the victims of the Asian tsunami. Kudos to you for taking the stance that those filthy foreigner’s don’t deserve any of our hard earned money just because Mother Nature decided to take out 150,000 of them! But oh….then you had to go and be complete sissies and backpedal like Southern politician at a Klan rally!
Apparently, as long as the money is given ”in the name of the potential value that another human being represents“ Uncle Sam can throw it around like a fat man at the strip club. In your face, altruism! And of course, the press release goes on to state that in addition to creating a perfect capitalist society in which the taxless government only functions as the police and the military (How would that get paid for, by the way?), the Ayn Rand Institute is working to kick hobos in the nuts and to set fire to your grandmother.
Long Live Ayn Rand!