Sacrifices for “The Common Good”

To quote Ayn Rand, “America’s abundance was not created by public sacrifices to “the common good,” but by the productive genius of free men who pursued their own personal interests and the making of their own private fortunes.”

The right to liberty and freedom gives us the right to act on our own judgment, the right not to have a gun pointed at our heads, forcing us to part with our property for the collective good or to just simply exist as a mere tool to serve the goals of others.

Outside of limited taxes to support the Constitutionally-enumerated purposes of our government, I believe that our sacrifices for the common good should be in the form of tithes and voluntary, cheerful offerings to individuals and charitable organizations.  I don’t want my “sacrifices for the common good” forcibly taken by our government. Governments and muggers have a lot in common…both want your money, and both have a gun.  And government-run social programs are typically a disaster.  They don’t belong in that “Nanny State” role.  I don’t believe the government should be allowed to tax you beyond the same percentage God instructs us to give to the Church…10% (the definition of a tithe…a tenth of your income).  Our country would be in a much better condition if the government tax was limited to 10% and every citizen voluntarily gave another 10% to their house of worship.  “The Common Good” is best achieved through well-funded ministries, not inefficient, wasteful “big government”.

Speaking of “Sacrifices for The Common Good”, can you match the following quotes to the correct source?
Guess Which Collectivist Said It…

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