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Today’s Quote-to-Quote on Ayn Rand’s Opinion of Democracy

I wonder if the House ‘Budget Czar,’ Rep. Paul Ryan, who provided the Republican response to Obama’s SOTU January 23rd, understands his idol Ayn Rand wasn’t exactly enthralled with democracy? Maybe some member of our MSM will ask Ryan why he holds an anti-democratic elitist like Rand in such high regard?

“Democracy, in short, is a form of collectivism, which denies individual rights: the majority can do whatever it wants with no restrictions. In principle, the democratic government is all-powerful. Democracy is a totalitarian manifestation; it is not a form of freedom.”
— Ayn Rand, as quoted by Mark Ames.

“The reason I got involved in public service, by and large, if I had to credit one thinker, one person, it would be Ayn Rand.” […]
“Rand makes the best case for the morality of democratic capitalism.”
— Rep. Paul Ryan, praising Ayn Rand on two separate occasions, as quoted by Joshua Holland.

Today’s Quote: Shock! A Democrat Speaks the Awful Truth

Naturally, the ‘both sides do it’ Big Media with their fact-free and false attempts to make the rhetoric of Republicans and Democrats equal deplore this kind of comment but, then again, there is nothing more despised in Washington right now than the honest truth.

“They say it’s a government takeover of health care, a big lie just like Goebbels, …You say it enough, you repeat the lie, you repeat the lie, and eventually, people believe it. Like blood libel. That’s the same kind of thing, blood libel. That’s the same kind of thing. …The Germans said enough about the Jews and people believed it — believed it and you have the Holocaust.”
— Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN), speaking on the House floor Jan. 18, 2011, as quoted by MSNBC’s First Read.

Let’s hope Steve doesn’t apologize for his remarks.

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