• • • Conservatives Are Hitting Rock Bottom
D. R. Tucker and Michael Stafford, AlterNet Capitalism |Egoism |Paul Ryan |Image | Modern American conservatism has forgotten its rich legacy and betrayed its best traditions. It has become infected with a virulent strain of extreme libertarianism heavily influenced by the thinking of Ayn Rand. [....] The list of GOP-elected officials and candidates who have heaped praise upon Rand and her philosophy is too long to enumerate. Even worse, Rand’s influence can also be seen in major Republican policy initiatives - such as, for example, Congressman Paul Ryan’s budget proposals.