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Paul Ryan and Ayn Rand: Breaking Up Is So Very Hard To Do! Even Harder On The Kid!

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The greed and selfishness has more to do with ethics than religion. An atheist can still be kind, unselfish, honest and ethical, and usually is, but Ayn will long be remembered for saying things like the individual should "exist for his own sake, neither sacrificing himself to others nor sacrificing others to himself". Ayn believed that generosity, even kindness and compassion for those less fortunate was weakness to be despised, because it is immoral. Poor? Disabled? Mere parasites feeding off society. It is no wonder that Ayn's genetic contribution is apparent in Budget, and she has her fans, even in the midst of the break-up.

Her devotees say that we cannot afford a safety net for the poor; let them eat rice (and beans); better yet, let them eat nothing at all. And then the Ryan/Rand child wants to take from the impoverished what little they have in order to pay for charity for the rich. That little bastard Budget does that, you know. One would think that those who claim to live by 'godly', or even moral tenets, would find this idea abhorrent.

Poor, dumb Paul was duped. Like many men, he must have been blinded by love, a love he now renounces and denies. She was just someone he never knew...

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Jillian, I love the way you framed your narrative.... by Fay Paxton on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 5:58:27 AM
I will be singing a steady drumbeat, that is why t... by Jillian Barclay on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 9:06:43 AM
may have been publicly proclaimed, but I'm betting... by John Sanchez Jr. on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 9:23:07 AM
By all means, John! Have no doubts, Ayn is Ryan's ... by Jillian Barclay on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 10:22:08 AM
Excellent article, Jillian. Paul Ryan is full of i... by Howard Schneider on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 9:59:24 AM
Howard,I am pretty sure the 'communion' that Paul ... by Jillian Barclay on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 10:32:39 AM
I'm not at all religious Jillian, but it intrigues... by David McBain on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 2:03:04 PM
God loves so few! Who knew?It has always amazed me... by Jillian Barclay on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 7:43:49 PM
yesterday. His guest, Luis Alberto Urrea asked, wh... by Michael Shaw on Monday, May 7, 2012 at 9:04:02 AM
They're grooming him for the presidency and oh how... by Michael Shaw on Monday, May 7, 2012 at 8:52:55 AM
Ryan will add much to the Little Shop of Horrors b... by Jillian Barclay on Monday, May 7, 2012 at 7:42:30 PM