Ayn Rand was born Alisa Zinovyevna Rosenbaum on February 2 1905 and died on March 6, 1982. Ayn was a Russian-American writer and philosopher.
Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism has been and continues to be a major influence on the right-libertarian movement, particularly libertarianism in the United States. According to Wikipedia is Objectivism in her fiction, most notably The Fountainhead (1943) and Atlas Shrugged (1957), and later in non-fiction essays and books. Rand described Objectivism as “the concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute”
Last year I read both the Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged and loved both books and definitely found that these concepts which are the backbones of libertarianism ring true for me. I don’t often get into political discussions because I’m not a Democrat or Republican and those two groups often ignore the Third Party and think that Libertarian is just (depending on who you talk to) Republican or Democratic. But who is to say it is only black and white? It isn’t. There are more colors in the crayon box. There are more possibilities and being a citizen of the United States, a supposed “free country” with life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness what stands out? Liberty to me and George Washington, our first President was neither Democrat or Republican and I think we need to look at this today. Third party Libertarians need to rise.
I picked this quote because as a woman we need to stop asking permission to do things and take charge of our lives. Be whatever we want to be and not let anyone stop us.