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The One Thing You Need to Know About the Democrat Plan to Attack Paul Ryan

ResistWeMuch Wrote: Aug 12, 2012 11:42 AM
“I, like millions of young people in America, read Rand’s novels when I was young. I enjoyed them,” Ryan says. “They spurred an interest in economics, in the Chicago School and Milton Friedman,” a subject he eventually studied as an undergraduate at Miami University in Ohio. “But it’s a big stretch to suggest that a person is therefore an Objectivist.” “I reject her philosophy,” Ryan says firmly. “It’s an atheist philosophy. It reduces human interactions down to mere contracts and it is antithetical to my worldview. If somebody is going to try to paste a person’s view on epistemology to me, then give me Thomas Aquinas,” who believed that man needs divine help in the pursuit of knowledge. “Don’t give me Ayn Rand.” - Paul Ryan
ResistWeMuch Wrote: Aug 12, 2012 11:43 AM
Paul Ryan: “Give Me Thomas Aquinas…Don’t Give Me Ayn Rand”
ResistWeMuch Wrote: Aug 12, 2012 12:23 PM
Read my post. It's an interview with him.

I AM an unabashed Randian. Paul Ryan, to my dismay, is not. So, please, do not label him as a disciple of Ayn Rand. He is an Austrian, but he is not a Randian. Anyone to the right of Marx is a Randian in the eyes of The Ferret. Do not be fooled.

If he were a Randian, he wouldn't be trying to "save" Medicare and Social Security. He would END them and do it immediately. If he were a Randian, he would not have voted for Part D, DHS, TARP, to raise the debt ceiling, to increase the size of the Federal budget, etc.

I wish that he would govern by the rules of Atlas Shrugged, but he will not. Anyone, who calls Paul Ryan an Objectivist or Randian, doesn't know either.
DoctorRoy Wrote: Aug 12, 2012 12:38 PM
Well I'm just going by what he said at the Atlas Society gathering. Sure sounded like a disciple. I don't put much stock in what these guys vote for. he was just rubber stamping bush's agenda like the good GOP soldier that he is. That doesn't mean he bought it.
Paul Ryan appeared alongside presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney earlier today to officially join the Republican ticket. Democrats leaped into action to discredit Ryan, using the same line they've been using for a long time.

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