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“Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority; the political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities (and the smallest minority on earth is the individual).”     Ayn Rand

August 8, 2008

Quote Of The Day – National Greatness Conservatism

by Brad Warbiany

From NYT:

“We are fast becoming a nation of alienating individualists, unwilling to put the unifying values of patriotism ahead of our narrow self-interests,” Mr. McCain warned in a speech during his 2000 presidential campaign. He added that “cynicism threatens to become a ceiling on our greatness.”

The only people “alienated” by my individualism, as far as I can tell, are nanny-state bureaucrats. I suspect I’d alienate John McCain to a great degree. But hey, when people spend their time telling me what to do for the common good, I don’t mind being a thorn in their unifying greatness.

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3 Comments

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    Pingback by Below The Beltway » Blog Archive » Another Reason I Won’t Vote For John McCain — August 9, 2008 @ 7:57 am
  2. Ah, museum-quality collectivism. When it’s not God, it’s patriotism. In either case, we’re admonished to sacrifice our own (presumably inferior) assessment of our long term interests to a holy spokesman who will tell us what God or patriotism requires.

    I have enough snake oil, thanks.

    Comment by Akston — August 10, 2008 @ 1:06 am
  3. Technically Mccain is being blasphemous, but you won’t hear any ministers correcting him.

    Comment by Matthew Lee — August 10, 2008 @ 8:06 pm

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