Rand on Government
I used to be a pretty strong advocate of Ayn Rand's Objectivist philosophy, but there is one thing I still cannot wrap my head around. As far as I can remember, she based her political philosophy, rightly so, on an axiom of non-aggression -- no one should initiate the use of force against another. But how then did she arrive at her advocacy for a government with a monopolistic power to use physical force? What happens if someone refuses to participate in the government system? Are they to be forced?