by the Left Coast Rebel
Robert Stacy McCain quickly caught my attention and eye when he quoted Francisco d'Anconia from the iconic Rand classic, Atlas Shrugged.
"Because my life is mine by right and will not be used to maintain a world that doesn't know it."Atlas Shrugged is so pertinent to today's America that it almost reads like a Nostradamus prediction The crisis that today's leadership has put upon our Constitutional Republic is perfectly spelled out in Atlas Shrugged, written fifty three years ago. The Francisco d'Anconia quote referenced by Robert Stacy McCain was actually written on a sign carried by a Tea Partier at the Washington D.C. event yesterday. Robert Stacy McCain explains in the American Spectator:
You know the drill --- Read the rest.Cross posted to LCR.
Brianna Aubin stood in the front row of the rally on the West Lawn of the Capitol, holding aloft a sign hand-lettered in green: "Because my life is mine by right and will not be used to maintain a world that doesn't know it."
That slogan was paraphrased from a monologue spoken by Francisco d'Anconia in Ayn Rand's classic libertarian novel Atlas Shrugged. "I read it in high school, but it wasn't until the past year that I realized how accurate it was," said Aubin, a 25-year-old who had traveled from Illinois to D.C. for the event.
Aubin was among the thousands who turned out for the second "9-12 Taxpayer March on Washington" organized by FreedomWorks. Liberal bloggers gloated that the attendance for Sunday's event was significantly smaller than the previous year, but this year's march came only two weeks after a crowd estimated at upwards of 300,000 showed up for Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" event at the Lincoln Memorial. While observers debated Sunday's crowd size, Massachusetts blogger Pete Ingemi offered a more concrete analysis: "Today was tens of thousands and Beck had hundreds of thousands, but the only numbers that really matter are the numbers on November 2."