Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Philosophy, Principles and Capitalism at GOP State Convention


Yaron's Brook's keynote speech at the Republican Party of Virginia 2009 State Convention

A fantasitc reference to Barry Goldwater's 1964 Reublican Party Presidential Candidate Acceptance speech. Another great extremist!

I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue!



Monday, June 8, 2009

The Radiance of Youth, Nurtured and Maintained Throughout One's Life


I have so many favorite Ayn Rand passages, quotes and ideas...but this may just be my all time favorite.

"There is a fundamental conviction which some people never acquire, some hold only in their youth, and a few hold to the end of their days--the conviction that ideas matter...That ideas matter means that knowledge matters, that truth matters, that one's mind matters. And the radiance of that certainty, in the process of growing up, is the best aspect of youth."