by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
The above words are taken from page 110 of "The Virtue of Selfishness". This book was first published in 1961 by Ayn Rand and it defines the moral principals of Objectivism.
More specifically it provides the ethical and moral justification for living ones life guided by rational selfishness. Understanding the concept of rational egoism is essential to understanding the principles and values on which this nation was built.
Unfortunately our nation has slowly, yet most assuredly over many years of social progressivism , accepted the self destructive beliefs offered by the advocates of altruism.
For anyone who advocate human rights the concepts above are generally understood. Those who wish to understand the concept of rational selfishness and proper egoism better, and in the positive light of Objectivist thought Rand's book, "The Virtue of Selfishness" is a recommended reading.
More on property rights at Rational Nation USA and the Left Coast Rebel later.
Cross posted to Rational Nation USA