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Remember Ayn Rand When Dealing With Iran

December 8, 2013

In “Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal” (1946), atheist Ayn Rand’s remarkable analysis includes three characteristics of compromise, to wit: 1....

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Wvcoffee

Dec-08-13 6:37 AM

Another NUTtingBALL! Where do they find these loons? He might want to read the part of the constitution that talks about separation of church and state.

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caltransplant

Dec-08-13 10:50 AM

This wack-job was educating our children? I knew where this piece was going when he began by citing "atheist Ayn Rand...".

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Gooseman

Dec-09-13 4:17 AM

Seriously?

While it is written that "On the way to his inauguration, President-elect Obama's call for a new Declaration of Independence...", Could you quote the President saying that the "Declaration of Independence" document should be re-written? Of course not, he did not say that, as it is implied.

I suggest someone get a history teacher and English teacher to explain the difference between the Declaration of Independence document and someone declaring their independence.

Here is how a responsible individual,Mark Memmott wrote his article, Jan 17, 2009, in the USA Today, "Obama calls for new 'declaration of independence'" See the difference in fact and fiction?

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Gooseman

Dec-09-13 4:21 AM

"We are here today not simply to pay tribute to those patriots who founded our nation in Philadelphia or defended it in Baltimore, but to take up the cause for which they gave so much. The trials we face are very different now, but severe in their own right. Only a handful of times in our history has a generation been confronted with challenges so vast. An economy that is faltering. Two wars, one that needs to be ended responsibly, one that needs to be waged wisely. A planet that is warming from our unsustainable dependence on oil.

"And yet while our problems may be new, what is required to overcome them is not. What is required is the same perseverance and idealism that those first patriots displayed. What is required is a new declaration of independence, not just in our nation, but in our own lives -- from ideology and small thinking, prejudice and bigotry -- an appeal not to our easy instincts but to our better angels."

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TrollSlayer

Dec-09-13 9:26 AM

Always a hoot to hear the loons scream anytime you mention "Ayn Rand." LOL

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Thebudman

Dec-09-13 1:32 PM

" What is required is a new declaration of independence,"

Yep, he said it! lol

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RockEReputation

Dec-09-13 5:33 PM

Ayn Rand...Greed is good and waste is marvelous...Rand summed

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TheRealityPolice

Dec-09-13 5:56 PM

Yeah, yeah californicator and goosebuttplug - it's OK, Ayn Rand's books are really long and have alot of big words in them; we understand if you have never read any of them.

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Gooseman

Dec-09-13 6:37 PM

Morons. A valid point is raised that the writer has made an error in that Obama did not call for re-writing "THE" DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE.

And in typical, daily, ad nauseum fashion, the morons from the teabag, start screeching about "loons", and agreeing with the writer EVEN AFTER the misquoted quote was factually provided and then we get goosebuttplug (has to be a duuuuuuuuhRAT a.k.a as he is the one around here with a rear-end fixation).

Only on the NR.

By the way, wasn't it all about Ayn Rand when Lying Ryan started to get his nickname? Oh yeah, tried to minimize his love of atheist Ayn Rand after he was known to worship her....and got caught LYING about it. Tools.

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daWraith

Dec-09-13 7:40 PM

Paranoia will destroya, Loosemam!

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daWraith

Dec-09-13 7:41 PM

barack Obama

"My friends, we live in the greatest nation in the history of the world. I hope you'll join with me as we try to change it."

Not exactly rewrite the Constitution but WTF did he mean???

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WVEXPAT

Dec-09-13 8:48 PM

Interesting parsing of words! ABC News actually capitalizes differently than what was posted here.

ABC News headline, "In Philadelphia This Morning, Obama to Call for “A New Declaration of Independence”.

Part of the quote is interesting, "not just in our nation, but in our own lives -- from ideology and small thinking, prejudice and bigotry" in that it does imply not only the personal but in a national sense.

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TrollSlayer

Dec-09-13 9:19 PM

Goosebagger “the morons from the teabag blah blah blah he is the one around here with a rear-end fixation”

Considering you’re the one with the teabagging fixation that’s a hoot, Goosebagger. LOL

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rover1958

Dec-09-13 11:30 PM

Ayn Rand? Wasn't she some whacked pseudo-intellectial who openly diddled other guys in front of her husband?

No reason to 'remember' her.

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rover1958

Dec-09-13 11:34 PM

Ever see a photo of toothy Ayn Rand?

She could eat corn-on-the-cob through a picket fence.

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RockEReputation

Dec-10-13 4:49 AM

Remember Ayn Rand's 'Money is the barometer of a society's virtue'

When

..you count the 19 THOUSAND companies running home offices in ONE building in the Caymans,

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roxtar

Dec-10-13 5:46 AM

He's a paintbrush away from putting up signs claiming that corrupt judges are keeping him from building a carwash.....

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Gooseman

Dec-10-13 6:47 AM

Once again, duhhhhhhRAT a.k.a. Cartman, gets it all wrong. Never gets anything right. Too blinded by hate and rear ends.

"This phrase about changing "the greatest nation in the history of the world" wasn't uttered by Barack Obama, however, or by any other candidate. It was a political in-joke poking a little fun at Hillary Clinton and John McCain (and politicians in general) which was posted to the National Review Online (NRO) blog "The Corner" by Mark Steyn on 28 January 2008: Three weeks ago, after New Hampshire, when Hill and McCain and the gang were all bragging about being "agents of change," a (non-U.S.) correspondent of mine e-mailed me his all-purpose stump speech for this primary season:

My friends, we live in the greatest nation in the history of the world. I hope you'll join with me as we try to change it.

Read more at ***********snopes****/politics/obama/change.asp#HqE5qSyTc4cFCEGC.99"

LOL Moron.

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ShempH

Dec-10-13 8:11 AM

Iran, clearly winning this "match up" based on the criteria of Rand.

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TrollSlayer

Dec-10-13 9:06 AM

It really bothers leftist loons like Goosebagger that Steyn’s six-year-old joke instantly rang with so many Americans that many are STILL attributing it to Obama.

How’s that “hope and change” working for you now, Goosy? The RECORD 48 MILLION Americans on Obama Food Stamps after six dismal years of Obamanomics want to know when the “hope and change” starts. LOL

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oldmansvan

Dec-10-13 9:27 AM

These far right wingers will only be happy when Obama illegally sells weapons to Iran like their hero Reagan did. Does anyone else fink it interesting that these far righties are embracing the Russian atheist Rand?

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anutterview

Dec-10-13 9:30 AM

Oldman - Which of Rand's books have you read?

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anutterview

Dec-10-13 9:40 AM

Rocky - "Remember Ayn Rand's 'Money is the barometer of a society's virtue' When ..you count the 19 THOUSAND companies running home offices in ONE building in the Caymans"

Wouldn't the inference that "producers" move to a location where they don't have to support the "takers" be more appropriately attributed to 'Atlas Shrugged'?

Who was John Galt?

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anutterview

Dec-10-13 9:44 AM

Rover -"Ever see a photo of toothy Ayn Rand? She could eat corn-on-the-cob through a picket fence."

Well that's reason enough to reject anything that she says.

Good thing you like the handsome look of Barry, right!

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anutterview

Dec-10-13 9:51 AM

transplant - "I knew where this piece was going when he began by citing "atheist Ayn Rand...".

So you are saying that you had a preconceived opinion of what the article would be about, based upon the beliefs of a writer.

Guess you feel the same way about the various atheist and agnostic film writers making blockbuster movies.

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