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Ayn Rand, Douglas Macarthur, Thomas Jefferson


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"...and we must consider," Austen Heller was saying unemotionally, "that

since--unfortunately--we are forced to live together, the most important thing

for us to remember is that the only way in which we can have any law at all is

to have as little of it as possible. I see no ethical standard to which to

measure the whole unethical conception of a State, except in the amount of time,

of thought, of money, of effort and of obedience, which a society extorts from

its every member. Its value and its civilization are in inverse ratio to that

extortion. There is no conceivable law by which a man can be forced to work on

any terms except those he chooses to set. There is no conceivable law to prevent

him from setting them--just as there is none to force his employer to accept

them. The freedom to agree or disagree is the foundation of our kind of

society--and the freedom to strike is a part of it. I am mentioning this as a

reminder to a certain Petronius from Hell’s Kitchen, an exquisite bastard who

has been rather noisy lately about telling us that this strike represents a

destruction of law and order."

-- Ayn Rand

(1905-1982) Author

Source: The Fountainhead, as


"There is no security on this earth; there is only opportunity."

-- Douglas MacArthur

(1880-1964) WWII Supreme Allied Commander of the Southwest Pacific, Supreme United Nations Commander


"The boisterous sea of liberty is never without a wave."

-- Thomas Jefferson

(1743-1826), US Founding Father, drafted the Declaration of Independence, 3rd US President


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