NRO (CAUTION: Extremely disturbing image of Rand at the top of this NRO page) out at 4:00 am this morning with some early spin on behalf of Rep. Paul Ryan, in advance of his speech to be given at Georgetown U. this morning, wrt his views on the atheist Ayn Rand and how her deranged and disgraceful philosophy has influenced him. From the NRO:
Paul Krugman, the New York Times columnist, recently called Ryan “an Ayn Rand devotee” who wants to “slash benefits for the poor.” New York magazine once alleged that Ryan “requires staffers to read Atlas Shrugged,” Rand’s gospel of capitalism. President Obama has blasted the Ryan budget as Republican “social Darwinism.”
These Rand-related slams, Ryan says, are inaccurate and part of an effort on the left to paint him as a cold-hearted Objectivist. Ryan’s actual philosophy, as reported by my colleague, Brian Bolduc, couldn’t be further from the caricature. As a practicing Roman Catholic, Ryan says, his faith and moral values shape his politics as much as his belief in freedom and capitalism does.Here is a video that although it includes only some quotations from others, at the end it includes actual video of Ryan speaking about his view of Rand's philosophy:
We report, you decide. ;)
From Ryan's namesake: "Beware that no one shall be despoiling you through philosophy and empty seduction, in accord with human tradition, in accord with the elements of the world, and not in accord with Christ" Col 2:8
Hey Paul, please just read the Scriptures brother.