Skip to comments.Hey Randians, There’s More To Life Than Economics: Mike Lee is right, life is not an Ayn Rand novel
Posted on 12/25/2013 10:01:42 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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Lee's initial remarks are easily misinterpretable by honest people. All that was needed was the clarification given. The rest is picking a fight with people that we don't need to have.
Ironically, you just demonstrated while its foolish to tout her snoozefests as ideal for promoting the "free market"
That said, the irony of your gratuitously mean-spirited remark is that it re-enforces my position: you are picking a fight with people that you don't need to pick, and indeed, cannot afford to pick.
If you think the country is so much on your side that you can alienate a single ally, you better get used to talking about Harry Reid as Majority leader until 2020, and President Hillary for eight years starting in 2016.
Let me be as clear as I can possibly be.
I am a Conservative. I don’t want Libertarians as an ally, as an political partner, or most likely as a friend.
We do not share the same values and pretending there is anything in common with our philosophies is pure bull..
Libertarians are Liberals at heart...
Ronald Reagan certainly thought so. The less the better at any rate.
Objectivists (Randians) are not Libertarians.
Mike... Lee is... a great... American!
Conservatives can’t even nominate a candidate in the supposedly conservative party. Enjoy the end of the country.
This is where the real attack on Rand is occuring.
Rand was never against charity, she was against 'looking out for the other fellow' being forced on everyone through government force.
Don’t bother. He thinks he’s going to win elections with 27% of the electorate.
Oh please. This article is absurd.
>> We do not share the same values and pretending there is anything in common with our philosophies is pure bull..
Then you’re not a Conservative.
Mike Lee ~ “It takes a village.”
Would you rather live in a country where abortion is legal, 10% of the population uses marijuana, people engage in all kinds of bizarre sexual behavior and the government seeks to control every aspect of your lives backed by 17 trillion in Chinese debt or live in a country where abortion is legal, 10% of the population uses marijuana, people engage in all kinds of bizarre sexual behavior and the government largely leaves you alone and runs on a small balanced budget?
If you honestly believe you can, at this point eliminate abortion, either legal or illegal and eliminate drug use, legal or illegal and eliminate non-heterosexual behavior, legal or illegal, you have formed your opinion in lieu of the obvious experience of the last forty years.
I wish no one used drugs, killed babies or missed the joys of traditional marriage but the world does not bend to my wishes often.
If you don’t want libertarians as allies you’ve just joined the Whig party. Reagan felt that the heart and soul of conservatism was libertarianism. If I have to pick you or Reagan to trust, you lose.
2DV troll alert. December 12???
If you actually read Rand, you know that none of her heroes succeeded on their own, they succeeded through voluntary cooperation with others.
The strength of a society is in its voluntary associations.
For sure Rand was against ‘looking out for the other fellow’ being forced on everyone’, but really she didnt have much time for voluntary charity either. She might have thought it should be allowed, but she quite clearly also thought it an utterly stupid thing to do.
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