Just so we’re all clear;
Such is the state of today’s most critical issues: political rights versus “economic rights”. It’s either or. One destroys the other. But there are, in fact, no “economic rights,” no “collective rights,” no “public-interest rights”. The term “individual rights” is a redundancy: there is no other kind of rights and no one else to possess them.
Those who advocate laissez-faire capitalism are the only advocates of man’s rights.
Ayn Rand – from the appendix “Man’s Rights” in her book “Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal”
If you don’t have a copy, get one. The first copy I saw had every other sentence or paragraph highlighted by the owner. It’s that kind of book. It was written back in the 1960s, though it seems to be directly addressing our current crop of idiots, moonbats, loons, thugs, bounders, cads, hucksters and charlatans in Washington (to say nothing of the Democrats).