Randex

Saturday 25 July 2015
Bradley Harrington, Wyoming Tribune Eagle (Cheyenne)
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“No one could doubt that we had seen an achievement of man in his capacity as a rational being - an achievement of reason, of logic, of mathematics, of total dedication to the absolutism of reality.” - Ayn Rand, “Apollo 11,” 1969

Posted over 2 years ago Publication date: 24 Jul 2015
Saturday 20 June 2015
Bradley Harrington, Wyoming Tribune Eagle (Cheyenne)

“How do we know what we know? … (U)pon the solution to this problem every other aspect of philosophy must rest. For until we know how we know, we cannot be certain of what we know.” - Ayn Rand, “Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology,” 1966

Posted over 2 years ago Publication date: 19 Jun 2015
Saturday 13 June 2015
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Bradley Harrington, Wyoming Tribune Eagle (Cheyenne)

“If men have grasped some glimmer of respect for individual rights in their private dealings with one another, that glimmer vanishes when they turn to public issues - and what leaps into the political arena is a caveman who can’t conceive of any reason why the tribe may not bash in the skull of any individual if it so desires.” - Ayn Rand, “Collectivized Ethics,” 1963 Concrete events often serve as mirrors of abstract ideas, and it would be hard to find a better example than last Monday’s Cheyenne City Council meeting on the issue of sanitation tax increases.

Posted over 2 years ago Publication date: 13 Jun 2015
Saturday 02 May 2015
Bradley Harrington, Wyoming Tribune Eagle (Cheyenne)

“The right to agree with others is not a problem in any society; it is the right to disagree that is crucial. It is the institution of private property that protects and implements the right to disagree.” - Ayn Rand, “Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal,” 1966.

One problem with political debate today is that it is poisoned by the ideas of those who support an overly involved government (statists). Thus, one has to wipe away preset notions before proper grasp of an issue is possible.

Posted over 2 years ago Publication date: 01 May 2015
Saturday 24 January 2015
Bradley Harrington, Wyoming Tribune Eagle (Cheyenne)
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“Concern for human distress does not manifest itself ordinarily in the form of a gun aimed at the wallets and earnings of one’s neighbors.” - Ayn Rand, “The New Fascism: Rule By Consensus,” 1965

Posted almost 3 years ago Publication date: 23 Jan 2015
Monday 05 January 2015
Bradley Harrington, Wyoming Tribune Eagle (Cheyenne)

“I have often wondered at the smugness at which people assert their right to enslave me, to control my work, to force my will, to violate my conscience, to stifle my mind - yet what is it that they expect to depend on, when they lie on an operating table under my hands?” - Dr. Hendricks from “Atlas Shrugged” by Ayn Rand, 1957.

If you think what has been happening with government intrusion into medicine over the last 50 years is bad enough, the WTE’s front page recently gave us a small glimpse of the doctor shortages we have coming for the future…

Posted about 3 years ago Publication date: 06 Jan 2015
Sunday 02 November 2014
Bradley Harrington, Wyoming Tribune-Eagle (Cheyenne, WY)
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Well, here we are again, at the apex of another election cycle, whereby nearly all candidates make promises they never intend to keep to voters who don’t generally believe what they say in order to gain the political power to run all of our lives.

To a free thinker like me, that has always been an interesting idea to ponder, and Ayn Rand’s phrase about the “sanction of the victim” comes to mind.

But for the majority of us, it’s not a question of recognizing such lying thievery for what it is but of thinking that we have a “right” to so subjugate ourselves instead.

Posted about 3 years ago Publication date: 01 Nov 2014
Saturday 18 October 2014
Bradley Harrington, Wyoming Tribune Eagle (Cheyenne)

“Force and mind are opposite; morality ends where a gun begins.” - Ayn Rand, “Atlas Shrugged,” 1957. It seems as though everybody under the sun wants a handout these days.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 18 Oct 2014
Friday 15 August 2014
Bradley Harrington, Wyoming Tribune Eagle (Cheyenne)

“The task of defining ideas and goals is not the province of politicians and is not accomplished at election time: Elections are merely consequences. The task belongs to the intellectuals. The need is more urgent than ever.” - Ayn Rand, “The Wreckage of the Consensus,” 1967.

Well, here we are again, well into what Robert Heinlein used to call our “Silly Season"…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 14 Aug 2014