Here are a few Ayn Rand quotes to ponder on your Tuesday: “The uncontested absurdities of today are the accepted slogans of tomorrow. They come to be accepted by degrees, by dint of constant pressure on one side and constant retreat on the other–until one day when they are suddenly declared to be the country’s official ideology.” (Keep in mind she died in 1982.)

And this one came up watching V for Vendetta Sunday night with my roommate:
“The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.”

And there’s always this:
“When you have established that one alternative is good and the other is evil, there is no justification for the choice of a mixture. There is no justification ever for choosing any part of what you know to be evil.”

And there’s this, because sometimes you just need to see a picture of a fawn smaller than a horse’s head after contemplating your system of values on a Tuesday morning (from Cute Overload):