Collectivism vs. Individualism

“We’re going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.”

~ Hillary Clinton

“Gemeinnutz geht vor Eigennutz”  (“The community comes before the individual”)

~ Nazi slogan

“We the People…in Order to…promote the general Welfare…”

~ US Constitution

WE can replace I  in many minds…protecting the freedom and rights of the Independent Individual can be undermined… a superior WE can be installed.”

~ Collectivist mantra

“Let our pupil be taught that he does not belong to himself, but that he is public property. Let him be taught to love his family, but let him be taught at the same time that he must forsake and even forget them when the welfare of his country requires it.”

~ Benjamin Rush, Constitutional Convention delegate

“The basic issue in the world today is between two principles: Individualism and Collectivism.”

~ Ayn Rand