During the promotion of Atlas Shrugged Part 2, Harmon Kaslow and John Aglialoro talked about the movie, its appeal, and the timing of the movie’s release just weeks before the last presidential election. Knowing the contents of the book–the theme, the characters, and the tension that is set up between the government and the producers of value in society–the “ominous parallels” seem obvious. Ayn Rand portrays a series of government activities that overreach the authority of government that has was contemplated by the framers of the Constitution.
I don’t believe that today’s government is informed by factors that were not contemplated (at least in concept) by the framers of our Constitution. In fact, is is their insight and foresight that provided a framework that has withstood 200+ years of challenges.