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  1. #1
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    Is Paul Ryan for or against Ayn Rand?



    http://www.cnn.com/2012/08/14/opinio...and/index.html

    I wonder if this will become a big issue. Could drive conservative Christians away.
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    Re: Is Paul Ryan for or against Ayn Rand?

    I think he is for her view of Government and Individualism, but not her view of religion.

    It's possible to only agree with someone in certain areas.
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    Re: Is Paul Ryan for or against Ayn Rand?

    Yeah, I agree with NC.

    The author is postulating that there is somehow a contradiction and that it will tear him from a voting block. I don't buy that one bit.

    I've read Atlas Shrugged and loved it. Rand's philosophies on the human condition is something I whole-heartidly agree with. Her personal views on abortion or faith don't enter into the equation. I am a huge U2 fan but that does not mean I live my life as they do. In fact, I have almost nothing in common with their personal views on politics.

    I respect her work. That does not mean I am in lockstep with how she lived her life. I imagine it's the same for Ryan.
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    Re: Is Paul Ryan for or against Ayn Rand?

    Good points NCR and HR and I agree with you. I wonder why Ryan didn't just say something to that affect. To completely change his position leaves the door open for this kind of speculation.
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