This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...present domestic policy of the United States.
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There can be no compromise on basic principles or on fundamental issues. What would you regard as a “compromise” between life and
death? Or between truth and falsehood? Or between reason and irrationality?
Today, however, when people speak of “compromise,” what they mean is not a legitimate mutual concess
ion or a trade, but precisely the betrayal of one’s principles — the unilateral surrender to any groundless, irrational claim. The root of that doctrine is ethical subjectivism, which holds ...