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You don't have a right to the fruits of somebody else's labor. You don't have a right to a house, you don't have a right to a job, you don't have a right to medical care. You have a right to your life, you have your right to your liberty, you have a right to keep what your earn. And that's what produces prosperity. So you want equal justice. And this is not hard for me to argue, because if you really are compassionate and you care about people, the freer the society the more prosperous it is, and more likely that you are going to have medical care... When you turn it over to central economic planning, they're bound to make mistakes. The bureaucrats and the special interests and the Halliburtons are going to make the money. Whether it's war, or Katrina, these noncompetitive contracts, the bureaucrats make a lot of money and you end up with inefficiency.
Dr. Ron Paul (more quotes by Dr. Ron Paul or books by/about Dr. Ron Paul)
(1935-) American physician, US Congressman (R-TX), US Presidential candidate
All Things Considered, NPR, July 25, 2007
Compassion, Economics, Entitlements, Equality, Health, Justice, Labor, Liberty, Life, Property, Prosperity, Rights, Society, Theft