Written by people who love America...
"If you ask me to name the proudest distinction of Americans, I would choose -because it contains all the others--the fact that they were the people who created the phrase 'to make money.' No other language or nation had ever used these words before; men had always thought of wealth as a static quantity --to be seized, begged, inherited, shared, looted or obtained as a favor. Americans were the first to understand that welath has to be created. The words 'to make money' hold the essence of human morality.
"Yet these were the words for which Americans were denounced by the rotted cultures of the looters' continents. Now the looters' credo has brought you to regard your proudest achievements as a hallmark of shame, your prosperity as guilt, your greatest men, the industrialists, as blackguards, and your magnificent factories as the product and property of muscular labor, the labor of whip-driven slaves like the pyramids of Egypt. The rotter who simpers that he sees no difference between the power of the dollar and the power of the whip, ought to learn the difference on his own hide --as, I think, he will.
"Until and unless you discover that money is the root of all good, you ask for your own destruction."
-Francisco D'Anconia from Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged
I'm re-reading Atlas at the moment - what a great book. So many parallels between their looters' society and modern-day democrats! It really captures what the Dems would like this country to become - God help us. The best defense of capitalism I've ever encountered and a great story if anyone is looking for something quality to read yet this summer.
Speaking of entertainment, Stephen King has the best, most comprhensive HP review I've read thus far. And I promise I'll stop talking about that now, at least until the next movie comes out...