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To: cripplecreek

I am reading a book that Ayn Rand wrote in the 1960s! The students then were like the students now, they do not believe in freedom of speech. You should all read ALL of her books.


11 posted on 03/29/2013 4:09:49 PM PDT by buffyt (Glowbull Warming the Greatest Hoax ever perpetrated on Mankind! since Y2K & Glowbull Cooling!)
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To: buffyt

This is how civilizations fall. The left wants to eliminate anyone who isn’t a lock step thinker and their definition grows tighter and tighter. Eventually you silence the majority of your thinkers and society regresses.

Imagine if Albert Einstein, Jonas Salk, or Thomas Edison had been ostracized because they disagreed with the modern left on gay marriage or gun control.


23 posted on 03/29/2013 4:20:53 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: buffyt
I don't think I've read everything she's written. But I do have a lot of her books and it's astonishing how prescient she was. All this talk about the Republicans of today are the Kennedy-esque Democrats of 50 years ago: Rand said in those days that Democrats were the political trend-setters and that establishment Republicans were basically followers who picked up the same ideas after a decade or so.

Their problem then is the problem they have today: fundamentally, establishment Republicans have no ideological conflict with Democrats. They differ only in methods of implementation and levels of tax-payer funding.
186 posted on 04/01/2013 10:50:15 AM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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