Truly I tell you, this very night, before the cock crows, you will deny me three times
Via Balloon Juice:
In 2005, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) heaped praise on Ayn Rand, a 20th-century libertarian novelist best known for her philosophy that centered on the idea that selfishness is "virtue". The New Republic wrote:
Ryan also noted in a 2003 interview with the Weekly Standard, "I give out 'Atlas Shrugged' as Christmas presents, and I make all my interns read it. Well... I try to make my interns read it."
"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," he says.
I guess someone's getting ready to run for President in 2016.
By fnord12 | April 26, 2012, 5:02 PM | Liberal Outrage
Reference from SuperMegaMonkeyThe SuperMegaMonkey Paul Ryan primer. Read More: Aww man, now i've gotta pay attention to politics again