Thought for the day — courtesy of Ayn Rand


I am reading through the classic novel Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand.  Along the way, I have dog-eared the pages containing thoughts that apply to today’s situation.  Here is one of many that I marked: 

“There was a time when men believed that ‘the good’ was a concept to be defined by a code of moral values and that no man had the right to seek his good through the violation of the rights of another. If it is now believed that my fellow men may sacrifice me in any manner they please for the sake of whatever they deem to be their OWN good, if they believe that they may seize my property simply because they need it–well, so does any burglar. There is only this difference: the burglar does not ask me to sanction his act.”         

 — fictional character Hank Rearden from Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged

 
Just think about that.  Ayn Rand was ahead of her time. 

By what right does any American, particularly Barack Obama and our leadership, in general, have to say it is their policy “to spread the wealth around”?   

 Charity is one thing, theft of property/wealth in the name of “the good” is completely another.

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