Part Two of Monty Pelerin’s Curmudgeonly Observations
by Monty Pelerin
Monty Pelerin’s World
– No one has a “right” or “entitlement” to the product of another’s effort. That is as true for a common criminal as it is for a government.
– Compassion can be claimed when people voluntarily provide for the needy. Theft or coercion can never be the basis for compassion. Force is at odds with and diametrically opposed to compassion.
– This year (2016) there are three choices for president — a clown, a felon and a goofy Socialist. One might hope that this confluence of absurdities would be enough to convince even the ignorant of how government is little different from the Mafia. H. L. Mencken would take the other side of this hope and probably be correct.