Ayn Rand Said…

February 20, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin

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“We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force.”


 
Quotes from Ayn Rand (1905-1982), born in Russia and moved to America in 1926 where she was an American novelist, philosopher, playwright, and screenwriter. She is known for her two best-selling novels, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, and for developing a philosophical system she called Objectivism.

 
“The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.”

 
“Government ‘help’ to business is just as disastrous as government persecution… the only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands off.”

 
“The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody had decided not to see.”

 
“Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority; the political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities (and the smallest minority on earth is the individual).”

 
“Reason is not automatic. Those who deny it cannot be conquered by it. Do not count on them. Leave them alone.”

 
“Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.”

 
This has been a lesson from history…