From: A Canadian Reader [Email him]
Ayn Rand’s books can be fairly difficult to plough through; this quote comes from about page 850 (!!!!$@#**) of Atlas Shrugged, but it looks like she understood the borders issue very well. Pity she couldn’t have put it earlier in the book.
“The only proper functions of a government are: the police, to protect you from criminals; the army, TO PROTECT YOU FROM FOREIGN INVADERS; and the courts, to protect your property and contracts from breaches or fraud by the others, to settle disputes by rational rules, according to objective law.“
See previous letters from the same reader.