Friday, June 17, 2011

Ayn Rand Opposed Ronald Reagan Because He Was Anti-Choice

Oh Sweet Tap Dancing Jesus.

Hat tip to DangerousMinds.Net:
"I urge you, as emphatically as I can, not to support the candidacy of Ronald Reagan. I urge you not to work for or advocate his nomination, and not to vote for him. My reasons are as follows: Mr. Reagan is not a champion of capitalism, but a conservative in the worst sense of that word—i.e., an advocate of a mixed economy with government controls slanted in favor of business rather than labor (which, philosophically, is as untenable a position as one could choose—see Fred Kinnan in Atlas Shrugged, pp. 541-2). This description applies in various degrees to most Republican politicians, but most of them preserve some respect for the rights of the individual. Mr. Reagan does not: he opposes the right to abortion."
Ayn Rand, November, 1975
Go to DangerousMinds.Net. There's more. Srsly:
Ayn Rand Absolutely Hated Ronald Reagan


Unknown said...

I read about this over at Dangerous Minds yesterday.

What's a good conservative capitalist to do, huh?

Capitalism and Christianity are not compatible. True capitalism and crony corporatism aren't compatible, either.

For all her philosophical faults, at least Ayn Rand was being consistent...

Gatersaw said...

You'd first have to define Christianity; which no one has been able to define. Secondly I would say based on what Jesus allegedly said; yes capitalism is compatible with "Do unto others..."
Please enlighten the dim among us what Ayn Rand's philosophical faults are? Haha.