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Volume I - Issue #3: October 2000

"John Galt vs. George Dubya"

" M E E T    T H E    N E W    J O H N    G A L T "

I am John Galt!

Some of you are John Galt.

Whosoever leads their life, to whatever extent, after the principles espoused by Ayn Rand thru the fictional character John Galt [in "Atlas Shrugged"], that person embodies the qualities that John Galt represents.

We are John Galt!

    The world will change when you are ready to pronounce this oath: I swear by my Life and my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for the sake of mine.

[copyright 2000 by Gary Edward Nordell, all rights reserved]

The preceding is posted on the "Working Minds" website.

M O R E    E D I T O R I A L    C O N T E N T

        Until some Objectivist political party arises in America [the Libertarians do not qualify], we are stuck with the Republicrats. While the Green Party is worthy, and may reach Third Party status over time, that does little for the 2000 Presidential Election. ('Tis a shame that Al Gore did not pick Ralph Nader for Veep: maybe in 2004.)
        In any case, the predictable consequences of a Republican Party win in November 2000 are indeed most dire. Anyone who votes for George Dubya in November must bear the shame of that act, though all U.S. citizens and residents will bear the consequences. Those predictable consequences include:

1) Multifold increase in the U.S. National Debt: the Reagan-Bush administration QUADRUPLED the National Debt, such that the individual share of that debt owed by each American citizen today is $20,000. That is for each and every man, woman and child in America. Reagan-Bush spent it; you owe it. You STILL owe it.

2) Bill Clinton slowed the increase of the National Debt from 400% during Reagan-Bush to 25% in his first term; his second term produced a Balanced Budget and a Surplus to be used to pay off the Reagan-Bush piracy.
        But the Republicans feel entitled to give away another TWO TRILLION DOLLARS in the form of a bogus 'Marriage Penalty Rebate', to couples earning over $100,000 per year, as if they actually need it. Folks earning less than $100,000 per year were never intended to see a dime of that vote-buying rebate, and luckily President Clinton vetoed it.
        A Republican President in combination with a Republican Congress will be free to slice off more pieces of the pie for themselves at the expense of average taxpayers and the economy [see #3].

3) One or more recessions, such as occured in 1984 and 1992.

4) Union busting: Reagan's first major act in office was to bust the air traffic controller's union; George Dubya has already broken his promise to film campaign commercials under S.A.G. union rules, so expect any pending union strike to fall apart soon after the new President is elected, unless that President is a Democrat.

5) Deregulation of the petroleum cartel: They bought George Dubya and he will do them immense favors, with no qualms.

6) George Dubya now holds the all-time record for the most corporate donations received in a Presidential campaign: see #5.

7) The G.O.P. Presidential Campaign has been blatently infringing the copyrights of at least three rock'n'roll songs, using them without permission or payment even after complaints from the artists and-or their managers: Tom Petty's "I Won't Back Down", Sting's "Brand New Day", and John Mellancamp's "Rock in the U.S.A.". George Dubya is an arrogant Texan, and his wants override even Constitutional law.

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And every eligible voter who DOES NOT vote will also bear a burden of shame,
whoever wins in November 2000.

"Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
— George Santayana [1863-1952]

[copyright 2000 by Gary Edward Nordell, all rights reserved]

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