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To: Revolting cat!
"Did you really think we want those laws observed?" said Dr. Ferris. "We want them to be broken. You'd better get it straight that it's not a bunch of boy scouts you're up against... We're after power and we mean it... There's no way to rule innocent men.

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. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What's there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced or objectively interpreted – and you create a nation of law-breakers – and then you cash in on guilt.

Now that's the system, Mr. Reardon, that's the game, and once you understand it, you'll be much easier to deal with."

('Atlas Shrugged' 1957)

15 posted on 03/04/2011 7:01:28 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

“Speeches, declarations, manifestos. That’s not literature, that’s litter!”, said Louis.


18 posted on 03/04/2011 7:04:05 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: JoeProBono

That is probably the most “true” statement in the book. “There’s no way to rule innocent men.” That is what is happening to America. Those who want power are making sure that nobody is innocent. They can only crack down on the criminals, so everyone is made a criminal.


38 posted on 03/04/2011 8:04:43 PM PST by WVNan
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To: JoeProBono

Admit it! Ann Rand is a GREAT philosopher, but a LOUSY novelist!


41 posted on 03/04/2011 10:55:23 PM PST by 2harddrive
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To: JoeProBono

Admit it! Ann Rand is a GREAT philosopher, but a LOUSY novelist!


42 posted on 03/04/2011 10:55:26 PM PST by 2harddrive
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