Friday, December 18, 2009
Money does not pay for anything, never has, never will. It is an economic axiom as old as the hills that goods and services can be paid for only with good and services.
— Albert Jay Nock, Memoirs of a Superfluous Man 
Saturday, December 26, 2009
It is impossible to be charitable with someone else's money. Charity comes from your own heart, not from the government spending your money. When we pay our taxes to the government and it gives that money away, that's not charity, that's welfare. When the government takes more from us than it needs to secure our freedoms, so it can have money to give away, that's not charity, that's theft. And when the government forces hospitals to provide free health care to those who can't or won't care for themselves, that's not charity, that's slavery. That's why we now have constitutional chaos, because the government steals and enslaves, and we outlawed that a long time ago.
— Andrew P. Napolitano, “What Is a Right?” [December 19, 2009]
Tuesday, January 05, 2010
FFF: Nock and Napolitano
From a recent edition of the Email Update from the Future of Freedom Foundation: