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Monday, April 14, 2008

Teach Them How To Fish

Apparently, Bush is giving $200M of American taxpayer money to non-taxpayers in foreign countries so they can buy food. If Americans want to voluntarily send money to other countries that is their right, but the government has no business stealing money from us and then giving to other countries.

But, if the government is going to steal my money and give it to others then at least do it right. Instead of sending cash or even food, how about sending them $200M worth of books on freedom and capitalism. How about sending The Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, Adam Smith, David Ricardo, Bastiat, Von Mises, Ayn Rand, and Reisman. If any of these countries were to follow the teachings of these writers they could create the greatest economic power in world history. Besides, if America continues to collapse we will need somewhere to go.


AdamP said...

What government, knowing and understanding the principles of capitalism and freedom would accept such a forced gift?

What government would willingly accept such a gift and then actually read the material?

A government willing to accept coerced aid is not a type of government willing to denounce coercion.

Doug Reich said...

who cares?

Send them the books and if one person reads one paragraph, I submit it is better than sending $200M worth of cash which will be stolen and used for terrorism or food which will be consumed in a week.