Daily(ish) Ayn Rand Quote
Posted by jemartynowski on March 20, 2009
Ours was the first government based on and strictly limited by a written document—the Constitution—which specifically forbids it to violate individual rights or to act on whim. The history of the atrocities perpetrated by all the other kinds of governments—unrestricted governments acting on unprovable assumptions—demonstrates the value and validity of the original political theory on which this country was built.
-from Philosophy: Who Needs It? by Ayn Rand
Too many times we listen to politicians telling us how they want to run the country vs. the other candidate. President Obama, now that he’s in office, is still doing this. The funny thing about all of this is that Constitutionally nobody has the right do decide how the country is run. Really, the debates and all of the speeches about policy are about how much we want to listen to the Constitution and how much we want to ignore it. Honestly, most of the decisions these politicians are making are already made for them, they just choose to ignore that fact.
The reason for these limitations is that the writers of the document knew that government can only screw up freedom. Right now we are looking at a textbook example. Taxpayer money should never have been used to bail out private institutions. It was. Every company is now being criticized for how they are using our money, and everyone wants them to be punished. Know what? If they weren’t given bailout money, they would have been punished earlier for these stupid decisions. We could have had the same results we are now but without using taxpayer dollars. Now, the government is using these screw ups to justify even more regulations. It’s a snowball effect and we’re just getting rolling. If only we had some sort of document that limited what the government could do…
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