Grames Posted February 10 Report Share Posted February 10 (edited) 7 hours ago, AlexL said: So, in your view, if a government does what a government is supposed to do, then it is… legitimate! But you somehow forgot to quote Ayn Rand for defining a legitimate government, which is the one and only the one which „protects man's rights”.by protecting him from violence. But with this clarification Putin’s government legitimacy is OUT! Notice that you were the one who tried to use Ayn Rand’s authority, but did it very selectively. Ayn Rand has no authority, she is the standard for clear thinking here. I don't to write the full essay all at once, it gets boring to read and to write. There is no legitimate gov't on Earth by Rand's standard. All this breast-beating about illegitimacy by Americans is self-serving moralistic rationalizing so you don't have to feel guilty about sending hundreds of thousands of people to their deaths. Make no mistake, that is what has happened here and America is the cause and bears responsibility. Edited February 10 by Grames tadmjones and Jon Letendre 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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