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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Robin Hood must die


“Thus is the horror which Robin Hood immortalized as an ideal of righteousness. It is said that he fought against the looting rulers and returned the loot to those who had been robbed, but that is not the meaning of the legend which has survived. He is remembered, not as a champion of property, but as a champion of need, not as a defender of the robbed, but as a provider of the poor."

"He is held to be the first man who assumed a halo of virtue by practicing charity with wealth which he did not own, by giving away goods which he had not produced, by making others pay for the luxury of his pity. He is the man who became the symbol of the idea that need, not achievement, is the source of rights that we don’t have to produce, only to want, that the earned does not belong to us, but the unearned does. He became the justification for every mediocrity who, unable to make his own living, has demanded the power to dispose of the property of his betters.”

-Ayn Rand

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