Romney-Ryan-Rand?

According to the UK’s Guardian from August 17, 2012…”The Ayn Rand Institute in Irvine, California venerates the late philosopher as a prophet  [Or could that be profit? ]    of unfettered capitalism who showed America the way.  A decade ago it struggled to have its voice heard.  Today it booms all the way to Washington DC.”

Paul Ryan is a devotee, giving Rand’s novel ATLAS SHRUGGED as Christmas presents and saying she was the reason he got into public service.  [Wait…public service?  Altruism is a sin to most Randians].  The Tea Party has adopted Rand as a seer.”  Rand’s influence is most often with Republicans despite Rand being a pro-choice atheist.

Let’s compare Ryan and Rand…

  • Rand did not like Reagan.  Ryan worked for Reagan.
  • Rand believed abortion to be a moral right.  Ryan is anti-abortion.
  • Rand was an atheist.  Ryan is a Catholic.
  • Rand promoted self-reliance.  Ryan is supported by the government.
  • Rand was against government help, but did use Medicare.  Ryan would do away with Medicare as we know it.

Just remember…Three Rs do not make a right, except in the Republican party’s right.

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About alonegwen

Retired educator interested in living life fully. Will write about aging wisely, good reads, food, travel, dance reviews, and other items as they interest me.
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