Hardcore Libertarian Ayn Rand Defends the Taking of Native American Land and Genocide
“As to the Indians, I don’t even care to discuss that kind of alleged complaints that they have against this country. I do believe with serious, scientific reasons the worst kind of movie that you have probably seen—worst from the Indian viewpoint—as to what they did to the white man.
“I do not think that they have any right to live in a country merely because they were born here and acted and lived like savages. Americans didn’t conquer; Americans did not conquer that country.”
—Ayn Rand, speaking at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point on March 6, 1974