"Creation comes before distribution or there will be nothing to distribute.
The need of the creator comes before the need of any possible beneficiary."
Ayn Rand
[Alisa Zinov'yevna Rosenbaum] (1905-1982) Russian-American novelist, philosopher, playwright, and screenwriter
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Abe Lincoln and I think labor comes first, for with out labor creation is just an idea: then there is nothing to distribute.
 -- John Robnson, Lennox, Ca     
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    A product must be created before it can be transported and sold. Invention before labor John.
     -- Cal, Lewisville, TX     
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    When the means of creation and innovation are so stifled as to limit or negate the very act, we will see a world that is stagnant with the laborers of the world living from hand to mouth. Get government OUT of the free market.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    John, check out "The Real Lincoln" available at Amazon.
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
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    This statement is too easily bent to the purposes of the speaker; it is a case of taking one ounce of insight and spreading the goods amongst the swine and the farmer; one holds virtue and the other is despicable.
     -- James Wermuth, Newport, RI     
    Draw the plains before you build the house.
     -- watchman 13, USA     
    Says it all. TIME for you to find out if you are a LIBERTARIAN??? Check us out at lp.org We are GROWING.
     -- Carol Dorrough, Estero, FL     
    Interesting. I concur!
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    Now that the average government employee's income exceeds the average American's, we know why our productivity is at low levels.

    Wake up America. Start by eliminating the IRS, Departments of Education and Energy.

    Put those very smart people to work in producing things that we need.

    Semper Fi.
     -- bruski, Naples FL     
    The occupying statist theocracy infesting this land not only pays more for control than for creation (bruski above), it regulates and taxes creation out of existence. There are more commercial enterprises failing than starting and that doesn't even count the number of business leaving just to survive. There are more children on government assistance than not while, nearly half of the work force (wealth creators) are reduced to other than creation. Economic collectivism along with governmental ownership (denying private property / perfected allodium) and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods is exponentially killing the creator. "The need of the creator comes before the need of any possible beneficiary" is absolutely apparent in today's experience and in direct opposition to socialism's; It is thus necessary that the individual should finally come to realize that his own ego is of no importance in comparison with the existence of the nation, that the position of the individual is conditioned solely by the interests of the nation as a whole. (Adolf Hitler)
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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