The “libertarians” . . . plagiarize Ayn Rand’s principle that no man may
initiate the use of physical force, and treat it as a mystically revealed,
out-of-context absolute . . . .
In the philosophical battle for a free society, the one crucial connection to
be upheld is that between capitalism and reason. The religious conservatives
are seeking to tie capitalism to mysticism; the “libertarians” are tying
capitalism to the whim-worshipping subjectivism and chaos of anarchy. To
cooperate with either group is to betray capitalism, reason, and one’s own