"Atlas Shrugged" and "Atlas Shrugs" are iconic but as we get closer to the celebration of the birth of Christ I think these words add to the conversation:
"Every warrior’s boot used in battle
and every garment rolled in blood
will be destined for burning,
will be fuel for the fire.
For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the greatness of his government and peace
there will be no end.
He will reign on David’s throne
and over his kingdom,
establishing and upholding it
with justice and righteousness
from that time on and forever.
The zeal of the LORD Almighty
will accomplish this. "
Amen. And I am so sorry that Ayn Rand discarded these writings as rubbish to invent her own religion. Then as if Isaiah weren't enough assurance messiah himself said in Matthew 28 "When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
All means all and 'end of the age' means end of life as we know it. Words have meanings.
G-d has also granted authority to all governments to govern, even the ones we don't agree with. But this nation is special because we can elect representatives to change the jewelry on the fingers of authorities and government.