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Discuss Ayn Rand's Ideas! (Please READ Details!)

  • Sep 18, 2013 · 7:15 PM
  • Private Residence

Join us for an evening of discussing Ayn Rand’s ideas!

The topic is individual rights, the bridge between ethics and politics. Prior to the discussion, please read the following passages from the Ayn Rand Lexicon:
http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/individual_rights.html
http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/morality.html
http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/politics.html

Come prepared with one question or comment for the group to consider; the moderator will ensure you have the opportunity to voice it.

This event is held a private residence in Allen, TX (same location as previous). The organizer will email the address to participants.

NOTE TO FIRST TIMERS:
For reasons of personal safety and comfort, the owner has asked that I not invite complete strangers into his home. If you desire to participate in the discussion and have never met with one of the organizers, please come to one of our social or dinner events first.

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  • Michael G.

    The meeting was a lively, open discussion of the attendees' interpretations of Ayn Rand's view of individual rights. Definitions of ethics and morality were discussed, rights of the young and incapacitated individuals were debated, the meaning of individual rights as a bridge between ethics and politics was evaluated. Everyone participated freely, honestly, and without reproach, leading to a productive discussion. Several attendees continued the discussion at the Cheesecake Factory following the close of the meeting. Ideas concerning the funding of the government through forced taxation was debated; some saw the funding of government as a trade for services and some saw taxation as an abusive use of force. No one supported progressive taxation and alternative preferences were discussed. Everyone agreed that the only governmental service that any revenue source should fund is the protection of individual rights; how the revenue was to be generated voluntarily was not resolved.

    2 · September 20, 2013

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