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Quote by Ayn Rand: "We are fast approaching the stage of . . .
Mar 11th, 2019 at 10:30pm
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. . . ultimate inversion:  the stage where government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission."

We're even closer now. 

I blame those who call themselves "libertarian" when they mean that they prefer to be ruled by state governments than by federal government.

  

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Re: Quote by Ayn Rand: "We are fast approaching the stage of . . .
Reply #1 - Mar 12th, 2019 at 9:38am
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Little Big Man wrote on Mar 11th, 2019 at 10:30pm:
I blame those who call themselves "libertarian" when they mean that they prefer to be ruled by state governments than by federal government.



Strawman.  That's a misquote.  Like every Democrat quoting Trump misquotes him when they say his quote is racist
  

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Re: Quote by Ayn Rand: "We are fast approaching the stage of . . .
Reply #2 - Mar 12th, 2019 at 12:25pm
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Little Big Man wrote on Mar 11th, 2019 at 10:30pm:
I blame those who call themselves "libertarian" when they mean that they prefer to be ruled by state governments than by federal government.

Real libertarians believe that people can and should rule themselves, and that governments should be designed to enable them to be controlled by the people who created them, and that governments primary purpose is to protect individual liberty and lives and property.

No, not everyone can rule themselves. Those that can't are called criminals, and we want our governments at the local and state level to take care of them for us. Smiley
  
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Re: Quote by Ayn Rand: "We are fast approaching the stage of . . .
Reply #3 - Mar 12th, 2019 at 12:26pm
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Here's a timely essay that Rand would probably agree with if she could read it:

https://straightlinelogic.com/2019/03/08/the-experiment-by-robert-gore/
  
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