• • • Paul Ryan is not a great intellectual
Berthoud Recorder (CO) Atlas Shrugged |Paul Ryan | Recently we were introduced to a 2005 recording of Paul Ryan addressing the Atlas Society, apparently a fan club for Ayn Rand. In it he outlines his belief that Social Security should be privatized and turned over to Wall Street. The amazing part of his comments was that he claimed that whenever he had a legislative issue that, he would return to Rand’s 1957 novel, Atlas Shrugged and re-read all 64 pages of John Galt’s radio address. Do you find it as amazing as I do that a U.S. Congressman uses a 1957 novel as a basis for deciding national policy. Excuse me, was Ayn Rand one of the founding fathers? Was she a participant at the constitutional conventions? Apparently unable to think for himself, Paul channels Rand as an intellectual crutch.