The philosophical ideals populated by Ayn Rand
that a man (or woman) is only entitled to what he has earned. It also promotes the right
to life, a life free from carrying the burden of others. It deplores racism as being "the lowest, most crudely primitive form of collectivism." It promotes the idea that life "can be kept in existence only by a process of self-sustaining action" and therefore a person cannot live a life of stagnation as a second-hander
. It states that one loves another for their virtues, and not their character flaws. It promotes rational and fair thought above all else, "A man is to be judged by the judgments he pronounces." It stresses pure morality as a supreme goal even though it’s difficult. It denounces force as a means to make a man do anything. All actions require the voluntary consent of those involved. It states that the purpose of the government is to protect men from criminals, protect men from foreign invaders, and to settle disputes according to objective laws. It promotes capitalism
as the best system thus far because it "entails a constant process of motion, growth and progress." It supports the idea that sex should only be shared between two people who fully accept each other. And if this is taken as seriously as it is meant to be, it is a stricter limitation than that set forth by religion as it is practically a miracle that you find some that you fully accept. Suggested reading: The Virtue of Selfishness
(where the above quotes are taken from), Atlas Shrugged
, and The Fountainhead
(though she has written many other works).
Objectivism stresses the strength and the rights of the individual.