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Atlas Shrugged
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  • I am speaking to those among you who have retained some sovereign shred of their soul, unsold and unstamped: ’-to the order of others.’
  • Fight for the essence of that which is man: for his sovereign rational mind.
  • But danger, to him, was a signal to shut off his sight, suspend his judgment and pursue an unaltered course, on the unstated premise that the danger would remain unreal by the sovereign power of his wish not to see it-like a foghorn within him, blowing, not to sound a warning, but to summon the fog.
  • He kept stating in the tone of a feudal sovereign, "I’m the boss here, from now on …. I give the orders …. I came to take over …. I own this place…. I am Dr. Robert Stadler-and if you don’t know that name in this place, you have no business being here, you infernal idiots!

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  • They may be a sovereign state, but their neighbor’s threats forced their decision.
  • ...the first seven words of our Constitution—We the People of the United States —accurately reflect our founding belief that governments derive "their just powers from the consent of the governed" and the fact that that the sovereign will of the people of the United States was expressed in the Constitution itself and in our ongoing system of government created by it.
    John R. Bolton  --  American Justice and the International Criminal Court  -- 06/29/06)

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