Paul Ryan Embraces Pro-Choice Atheist, Advocate of “Virtue of Selfishness”


    On the first part of the title, I certainly have no problem with Paul Ryan embracing a pro-choice atheist, but I bet that a number of Teapublicans might. ) As for Ryan’s advocacy of the “Virtue of Selfishness,” I just find it revealing – and rather refreshing! – that Paul Ryan so honestly lets everyone know where he’s coming from in terms of the philosophical foundation for his public policy positions (e.g., demolishing Medicare, Medicaid, etc.). For instance, Ayn Rand compared John F. Kennedy to Adolph Hitler, calling JFK a “dictator of potential dictator.” Rand also stated that “Money is the barometer of a society’s virtue;” that “Religion is a primitive form of philosophy;” and “I am not primarily an advocate of capitalism, but of egoism.” It’s great that Paul Ryan is confident enough to publicly admit that he believes these, uh, “non-mainstream” views. Let’s see how the Republican Party does in 2012, running on THAT platform! LOL