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Ayn Rand foresaw today’s situation

We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force. – Ayn Rand

Those words were written over 60 over years ago but they seem so very relevant today. When you consider that according to a U.S. park ranger referencing the recent government shutdown, “We’ve been told to make life as difficult for people as we can. It’s disgusting.”


Park Service goons in Yellowstone force tourists (many from other countries) at gunpoint to remain locked in their hotel.

All open air memorials; closed, yet the golf course at Andrews AFB remains open. Hmm.

The Department of Defense restricts funding to families of fallen service men and women to fly to Dover AFB to accompany their remains home yet Obama flies around in Air Force One at a cost of $176,000 per hour.

The World War II memorial; closed to veterans of that war.

Sixty families with homes at Lake Mead; out because the land is owned by government.

Highway pull-offs with a view of Mt. Rushmore; blocked.

Even some of the ocean off south Florida was declared off-limits.

It sounds insane, but it’s all part of the administration’s attempt to make citizens abide by unconstitutional laws. Laws that give government control of our lives.

The Obamacare law that forces us to buy insurance or be fined by the IRS is a prime example. Where in the Constitution does that authority exist?

Obama has changed the law giving big business, unions and others a pass on the Obamacare individual mandate for a year, yet ordinary citizens not. He does not have constitutional authority to change any law after its passage.

In short, Obama has subverted the U.S. Constitution and stolen our liberties and freedom while we sit by and do nothing.

“No government, any more than an individual, will long be respected without being truly respectable.” – James Madison

Bob Anderson

Glenwood Springs

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