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They steal Ayn Rands Philosophy more then the Libertarians do.. And then they mix in there Christianity in with Ayn Rands philosophy.. So knowing this why should I support the GOP when they are worse then the Libertarians at stealing Ayn Rands Philosophy and then Mix in there Religion in it and then they make us look bad by Promoting Atlas Shrugged and then the Public seems to think everyone who follows Ayn Rand is a Christian when were not.. Were Atheists who follow the Philosophy of Objectivism.. You cannot be a Christian and a Objectivist at the same time and I dont support the socialist democrats either.

asked Mar 17 '12 at 16:07

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You shouldn't. Rand viewed conservatives as more of a threat than the left. I disagree with her here; I think both are equally threatening to liberty. But nor should you support the Democratic Party. We Objectivists should support those individuals who would, generally, shift the government more towards our ultimate goal of a constitutionally limited, rights-respected, free market-respecting government. If those individuals happen to be Republicans or Democrats is beside the point.

(Mar 17 '12 at 16:22) JK Gregg ♦ JK%20Gregg's gravatar image

I don't necessarily think you should support the GOP, but I think that your point about stealing Ayn Rand's philosophy is misguided. The reason libertarians are dangerous is not that they stole portions of Rand's philosophy and plagiarized her words. That is certainly a black mark on them, but it is hardly the standard by which we want to judge political movements. Libertarians are dangerous because of the philosophy they advocate (or more precisely, the lack thereof). Similarly, the GOP is not dangerous because of stealing Rand’s words, but because they have bad ideas.

(Mar 24 '12 at 10:11) ericmaughan43 ♦ ericmaughan43's gravatar image

Politics is not a team sport, and this Objectivist at least does not treat it as such.

I don't have a political party, I have political values. I want a government that protects individual rights. I decide how to vote and what candidates or issues to support based on what I think will move the country towards that goal, or slow down the movement away from it, over the long term. Sometimes this means supporting Republicans, sometimes it doesn't.

answered Apr 24 '12 at 19:27

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The only reason to support the Repubs that comes to mind for me at the moment is the hope that they might repeal Obamacare.

Other than that, I don't see any fundamental differences between the parties in terms of what they actually support and do once in office.

The policies of government are driven by philosophy -- that's what needs to change before anything meaningful will happen on the political front.

answered Mar 18 '12 at 00:59

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