Democracy is not freedom.
Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to eat for lunch.
Freedom comes from the recognition of certain rights which may not be taken, not even by a 99% vote.
— James Bovard, “Individual Rights“, Sacramento Bee (1994)
Posted by kazvorpal on August 2, 2010 in Humor, Philosophy, Politics
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The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
– Ayn Rand, Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal
Posted by kazvorpal on August 20, 2009 in Politics
Tags: ayn rand, civil liberties, civil rights, freedom, individual rights, individualism, liberty, minorities, minority, natural rights, objectivism, quotation, quotations, quote, quotes, rand, rights
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