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June 30, 2005

The Ten Commandments of Ayn Rand

The Ten Commandments of Ayn Rand. That is a stylin' outfit in the linked article, btw.

The American system is not a democracy. It is a constitutional republic. A democracy, if you attach meaning to terms, is a system of unlimited majority rule; the classic example is ancient Athens. And the symbol of it is the fate of Socrates, who was put to death legally, because the majority didn't like what he was saying, although he had initiated no force and had violated no one's rights.

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 freedomů.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at June 30, 2005 10:04 AM

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