Mike Pence: Let Your Voice Be Heard

The health care bill hands over 20% of the American economy to the elite few running the country. Ayn Rand wrote:

“A  “mixed economy” [socialism/capitalsim] is a society in the process of committing suicide. A nation cannot survive the half-slave, half-free, Consider the condition of a nation in which every other social group becomes both the slave and the enslaved of every other group. Ask yourself how long such a condition can last and what is its  inevitable outcome.

Statism is a system of perpetual civil war. And that war in a “mixed economy” takes the form of “pressure group” warfare, each group fighting for legislation to extort its own advantage by force from all other groups. STATISM is nothing more than gang rule.”  —Atlas Shruggs Blog

Obama has said he wants to pass socialized, government run healthcare by the end of this year.  Now is the time to stand and be heard!

—Beetle Blogger

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2 Comments

  1. Smokezero said,

    November 9, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    Ayn Rand? Really? You’re going with Ayn Rand? Author of “The Virtue of Selfishness,” this is not a spokesperson I would associate with. Sure, her philosophy is the love child of every robber-baron capitalist out there, and that may be why you picked it, but still, you could pick a better philosopher just cracking open any 101 text book. Frankly, while I’m not exactly thrilled with the new health care agenda, I can say that if our government was run on the ideals of Ayn Rand, it would be a pathetic place to live.

    She doesn’t go deep enough into what is the human condition, and instead works on a polar opposite view of her upbringing in Soviet Russia. Her ideals are not founded within any serious inquiry into anything deeply philosophical, but are instead reactionary, seeing only the bad in a system and voicing an opposite opinion because the opposite must be better, because the opposite of bad is always good.

  2. beetlebabee said,

    November 10, 2009 at 6:34 am

    I agree that Ayn Rand deserves no deification, however, on this point she was right (in my view), regardless of the other ideas she had. Atlas Shrugged reads like the front pages of our newspapers. It’s uncanny. Do fits of inspiration always come to the perfect? Well, I don’t know, since I’m not perfect. Ayn Rand certainly tried to live what she preached and I think her moral ideas brought her much angst and grief over the years.


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