Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Man's Rights

February 2, a month from now, is Ayn Rand's birthday. For a blog on liberty, her quote is especially appropriate at this crossroad for Americans' liberty:

"You cannot say that 'man has inalienable rights except in an emergency,' or 'man's rights cannot be violated except for a good purpose.' Either man's rights are inalienable, or they are not. You cannot say a thing such as 'semi-inalienable' and consider yourself either honest or sane. When you begin making conditions, reservations and exceptions, you admit that there is something or someone above man's rights, who may violate them at his discretion." —Ayn Rand

My attention to this quote is because of an entry posted on Facebook by The Objective Standard. Thank you, Craig Biddle.

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