CLASSIC VIDEO: Watch Ayn Rand Warn America ABOUT SOCIALISM IN 1959

Ayn Rand Interview

Author and philosopher Ayn Rand sat down for a fascinating interview with Mike Wallace back in 1959. While she was considered liberal on social issues, Rand’s stance on economics, limited government and the welfare state made her popular with many libertarians and conservatives.

The video below is the second segment of the interview which deals mainly with politics and economics. The amazing thing is, she could have said much of this last week.

Here’s a partial transcript:

Mike Wallace: Let’s move ahead. How does your philosophy translate itself into the world of politics? Now one of the principle achievements of this country in the past 20 years, particularly, I think most people agree, is the gradual growth of social and protective legislation based on the principle that we are our brother’s keepers. How do you feel about the political trends of the United States, the Western world?

Ayn Rand: The way everybody feels, except more consciously. I feel that it is terrible, that you see destruction all around you, and that you are moving toward disaster until, and unless, all those welfare state conceptions have been reversed and rejected. It is precisely these trends which are bringing the world to disaster, because we are now moving towards complete collectivism, or socialism. A system under which everybody is enslaved to everybody, and we are moving that way only because of our altruist morality.

Mike Wallace: Ah…Yes, but you say everybody is enslaved to everybody, yet this came about democratically, Ayn. A free people in a free country voted for this kind of government, wanted this kind of legislation. Do you object to the democratic process?

Ayn Rand: I object to the idea that the people have the right to vote on everything. The traditional American system was a system based on the idea that majority will prevailed only in public or political affairs. And that it was limited by inalienable individual rights, therefore I do not believe that a majority can vote a man’s life, or property, or freedom away from him. Therefore, I do not believe that if a majority votes on any issue, that this makes the issue right; it doesn’t.

Mike Wallace: All right, then how do we arrive at action? How should we arrive at action?

Ayn Rand: By voluntary consent, voluntary cooperation of free men, unforced.

Mike Wallace: And how do we arrive at our leadership? Who elects, who appoints?

Ayn Rand: The whole people elects. There is nothing wrong with the democratic process in politics. We arrive at it the way we arrived by the American Constitution as it used to be. By the constitutional powers, as we had it, people elect officials, but the powers of those officials, the powers of government are strictly limited. They will have no right to initiate force or compulsion against any citizen, except a criminal. Those who have initiated force will be punished by force, and that is the only proper function of government. What we would not permit is the government to initiate force against people who have hurt no one, who have not forced anyone. We would not give the government, or the majority, or any minority, the right to take the life or the property of others. That was the original American system.

Watch the video:

Her views on government are the antithesis of progressivism.

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The Democrats Are COMPLETELY BROKE

Joe Biden

Just as the 2016 campaign is starting to take shape, the Democrats find themselves completely broke and deep in debt.

FOX News reports:

DNC deep in debt as RNC builds up $20 million war chest

The Republican National Committee keeps building its cash advantage over its Democratic rivals, strengthening the party’s position going into the election year – with the latest monthly reports showing the DNC with a major debt, while the RNC has accrued a $20M war chest.

The Republicans announced last week that they had raised $8.7 million in October, which they say broke a record for presidential off-year fundraising record.

“With just under a year until Election Day 2016 we’re seeing great enthusiasm for the GOP,” RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said in a press release.

Figures show the Republicans now have over $20 million cash on hand, with only $1.8 million in debts owed. The RNC has raised a total of $89.3 million to date in the current election cycle.

The figures stand in stark contrast to the DNC, that has only $4.7 million cash in hand, with $6.9 million in debts owed, putting the DNC in the red, according to FEC figures. According to the Center for Responsive Politics, the Democrats have so far raised $53.2 million this election cycle, significantly less than their Republican counterparts.

That’s no guarantee of a win for Republicans but it’s very bad news for Dems.

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REPORT: Ringleader of Paris Terror Attack Mocked Europe’s OPEN BORDERS

Abdelhamid Abaaoud

The bad guys know how easy it is to cross borders and they’re exploiting it. Heck, they’re even making fun of it.

Reuters reports:

Ringleader of Paris attacks planned more strikes, mocked open borders: sources

The ringleader behind the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris had plans to strike Jewish targets and to disrupt schools and the transport system in France, according to sources close to the investigation.

Abdelhamid Abaaoud, a Belgian national of Moroccan origin, also boasted of the ease with which he had re-entered Europe from Syria via Greece two months earlier, exploiting the confusion of the migrant crisis and the continent’s passport-free Schengen system, the sources said on Friday.

Their comments, confirming excerpts from a confidential police witness statement leaked to a French magazine this week, fleshed out a picture of the Islamic State militant who spearheaded the Nov. 13 attacks targeting cafes, a concert hall and sports stadium in Paris in which 130 people were killed.

The witness statement, quoted in the Valeurs Actuelles weekly magazine, describes how Abaaoud approached his cousin Hasna Ait Boulahcen two days after the killing spree asking her to hide him while he prepared further attacks.

Both Abaaoud and Boulahecen died on Nov. 18 in a shootout with police in St. Denis north of Paris at an apartment where the militant Islamist had been staying.

Anyone who thinks they won’t try to take advantage of the chance to hide themselves among Syrian refugees entering the US is crazy.

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Connecticut Democrat Wants to Change RACIST NAMES OF BUOYS

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Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut is focused on the important issues, like the names of buoys. Yes, really.

The CT Post reported:

Blumenthal urges feds to rename ‘racist buoys’

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal has joined the fight to have to the U.S. Geological Survey rename two offensively named buoys in the Long Island Sound off the coast of Branford.

It follows a call by state Sen. Ted Kennedy, who is petitioning the state’s environmental protection agency to change the name of a navigational buoy and rock outcropping off his hometown of Branford shown on maps as “Negro Heads Rocks” and “Negro’s Head Buoy.”

“I think that the times have changed,” Kennedy told Hearst Connecticut Media last week. “Most people in Connecticut would not want a landmark from their state referred to in such a way. It appears it was attempted to be corrected once before from an even more disgusting term.”

On Wednesday, Blumenthal said he sent a letter today to Dr. Suzette Kimball, Acting Director of the U.S. Geological Survey, urging it to rename the landmarks.

Good thing we don’t have any other pressing problems at the moment.

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Muslim Refugees OVERWHELMINGLY Favored By State Department Over Christians

Christian refugees

Surprise! The State Department favors Muslim refugees over Christians, even though Christians are the most persecuted faith group in the world.

The Hayride reports:

Though the overwhelming majority of Americans identify more with Christianity, the trends for accepting refugees and migrants overwhelmingly favor individuals who come from polar opposite types of cultures.

And when it comes to accepting refugees into the country, the Obama administration has a habit of favoring Muslim refugees over Christian refugees, even though Christian beliefs are more in-line with the country’s principles.

Take for instance the most recent events in the wake of the Syrian refugee crisis. According to data by the State Department, the country has already accepted 2,184 Syrian refugees since 2011.

Of that number, 96 percent are Muslims, while only 2.4 percent are Christians. Syria’s population breakdown in 2011 consisted of 90 percent Muslim and 10 percent Christian.

Much has been made about a ‘religious test’ for refugees seeking a home in the country. Though the Obama administration claims no-such thing exists, nor should it, in actuality, a religious test does exist and it greatly favors Muslims.

Please Obama, lecture us on why we need more Muslims coming to America.

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Washington Redskins Attacked For Wishing Their Fans a Happy Thanksgiving

Washington Redskins

Politically correct leftists were outraged this week when the Washington Redskins simply wished a happy Thanksgiving to their fans.

The Washington Examiner reported:

Redskins blitzed for wishing fans a ‘Happy Thanksgiving’

Forget warm holiday cheer — the Washington Redskins awoke an army of angry Twitter followers on Thursday after wishing their fans a “Happy Thanksgiving” on the popular social media site.

The team’s name has drawn the ire of Native American activists and Democratic lawmakers who deem it offensive. Redskins owner Dan Snyder has stood firm in his decision not to change the name, despite a federal judge ordering the cancellation of the team’s trademark registrations this year.

Here’s the original tweet from the Redskins and some leftist responses:

Progressives must lead such joyless lives.

UNREAL: Pentagon Confirms That The US WARNED ISIS Before Dropping Bombs

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Apparently, dropping bombs on terrorists warrants a warning sign from the the Obama administration first.

Washington Free Beacon reports:

A U.S. Central Command official confirmed to the Washington Free Beacon on Monday that warning pamphlets were dropped on Islamic State targets 45 minutes before bombing sorties in order “to minimize the risks to civilians.”

The confirmation comes on the heels of disclosures that U.S. military pilots were blocked from dropping 75 percent of their ordinance on likely targets due to concerns about harming civilians.

The warning leaflets were dropped in advance of strikes on an Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL) convoy of trucks near the city of Al-Bukamal in Syria, according to the military official.

“We can confirm that leaflets were used prior to air strike operations in the area near Al-Bukamal, as part of Operation Tidal Wave II,” the source said. “The leaflets are used to minimize the risks to civilians.”

The leaflets read: “Get out of your trucks now and run away from them.”

Only in Obama’s America would we warn the enemy.

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New Report Says 65 Percent of Americans DON’T TRUST THE MEDIA

Perhaps the reason for this is that more Americans are realizing that the vast majority of people in media are liberals who use their profession to cover for Democrats and attack Republicans.

Breitbart reports:

Pew: 65% of Americans Don’t Trust Media

A national survey by Pew Research Center reveals how distrustful the American public feels about the media; 65 percent say the national news media impacts the country negatively.

Among conservative Republicans and Republican leaners, a whopping 82 percent say the national news media has a negative impact.

Americans simply don’t trust the federal government—only 19 percent believe they can trust the government in Washington to do what is right, with a paltry 3 percent qualifying that statement as “just about always” and 16 percent specifying, “most of the time.”

A twenty-two-point rise has occurred among Americans saying the government needs “very major reform,” from 37 percent in 1997 to 59 percent today. 32 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents feel anger toward the government; only 12 percent of Democrats and Democratic leaners agree. 25 percent of whites feel anger at the feds; 17 percent of Hispanics and 12 percent of blacks agree.

The recent CNBC debate made the media’s bias quite clear.

Glenn Beck Explains How Progressives Changed Thanksgiving (VIDEO)

Glenn Beck Thanksgiving

Did you know progressives changed America’s day of Thanksgiving? The reason might surprise you. Glenn Beck explains it all below.

From Beck’s website:

How progressives changed Thanksgiving

As Glenn outlined on radio, the tie between Thanksgiving and God slowly unraveled during the Progressive Era. In an official statement issued by Franklin D. Roosevelt, a subtle change in wording and tradition began the unraveling.

“I, Theodore Roosevelt, president of the United States do hereby designate as a day of general thanksgiving, Thursday the 28th, this present November, and I recommend that throughout the land, people cease from their wanted occupations.”

“Notice the date was still the same [the fourth Thursday of November], but this is the first time the president said we should take the day off,” Glenn explained. “This was unusual because up until the Progressive Era, we thought it was abhorrent to take even Christmas off. …In fact, the Pilgrims and our Founders thought it would be crass to take the day off and make it not a day of work for either holiday, either Thanksgiving or Christmas. We worked on Christmas. But it was the progressives that wanted us to cease from occupations.”

“At the tail end of the Depression, Franklin Roosevelt, hoping to boost the economy by providing shoppers and merchants a few extra days to conduct their business between Thanksgiving and Christmas, moved Thanksgiving to November’s third Thursday,” explained Glenn. “So the only reason why we changed from the fourth Thursday to the third, was because in the third term of FDR, he officially disconnected it from God and connected it to the God of America, the almighty dollar.”

That’s right, liberal progressives who purportedly hated business, hated commercialism and despised the power of big business, made Thanksgiving all about money.

Watch the video:

Anyone surprised?

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EXCELLENT: Georgia Sheriff Posts Politically Incorrect WELCOME SIGN

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A sheriff in Georgia recently took it upon himself to post a welcome sign which rejects political correctness. The left has become so extreme that average people are pushing back.

We recently reported about a bakery in Ohio which did something similar.

This is just as good:

Sheriff’s ‘politically incorrect’ sign draws strong reaction

In an effort to “stir people’s belief and patriotism,” Harris County Sheriff Mike Jolley posted a new sign Tuesday morning outside of his department that says his county is politically incorrect, and if you have a problem with that, you can leave.

Paid for by Jolley, the sign reads: “WARNING: Harris County is politically incorrect. We say: Merry Christmas, God Bless America and In God We Trust. We salute our troops and our flag. If this offends you… LEAVE!”

Jolly said Tuesday he was tired of the silent majority becoming “more silent.”

“It’s time for the silent majority to stand up for our beliefs and not be ashamed,” he said.

He’s received overwhelming support for the sign that cost him $553, he said. He purchased it from D&S Sign Company on Linwood Boulevard in Columbus. Jolley said several citizens have wanted to post one on their property.

Some have even sent checks.

“The sign has been purchased double,” he said.

“I’m humbled by all of the support,” the sheriff said. “Surprised and humbled by it. Maybe the silent majority isn’t going to be silent anymore.”

We couldn’t agree more, Sheriff Jolley.

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