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Funny blog lampooning Objectivists: Atlas Shrugged 2: Shrug Harder
Funny blog lampooning Objectivists: Atlas Shrugged 2: Shrug Harder

A funny if disquieting peek into how others view Objectivists. Not sure if this is entirely tongue-in-cheek. (Read the entire blog entry)

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With regard to the idea of whether you have a right to health care, you have realize what that implies. It's not an abstraction. Iím a physician. That means you have a right to come to my house and conscript me. It means you believe in slavery.
Rand Paul
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2011/05/12/sen_rand_paul_right_to_health_care_is_like_believing_in_slavery.html

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