Ayn Rand ...



"The [U.S.] Constitution is a limitation on the government, not on private individuals ... it does not prescribe the conduct of private individuals, only the conduct of the government ... it is not a charter for government power, but a charter of the citizen's protection against the government."


"Capitalism demands the best of every man – his rationality – and rewards him accordingly. It leaves every man free to choose the work he likes, to specialize in it, to trade his product for the products of others, and to go as far on the road of achievement as his ability and ambition will carry him."
('For the New Intellectual' 1961)


"Everyone has the right to make his own decision/s, but none has the right to force his decision on others."
('The Virtue of Selfishness', Chapter 12)


"The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum. Whenever evil wins, it is only by default: by the moral failure of those who evade the fact that there can be no compromise on basic principles."
('Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal' 1966)


"Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values."  ('Atlas Shrugged' 1957)


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.

Wealth is the product of man's capacity to think.


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).


A government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims.


Josie06 Josie06
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Mar 12, 2009