Time for a discussion of Ayn RandSubmitted by lottaann on Thu, 10/18/2012 - 17:41
I don't know much about CAPR (Citizens' Alliance for Property Rights), but I received an email from my local Campaign for Liberty coordinator and Ron Paul supporter essentially endorsing Romney by means of a "good" rating in green, while Obama's rating was "poor" in red. No mention of any other Presidential candidates... The link as well as the ratings themselves were in the email.
I see Mitt "Chertoff" Romney as an enemy of Liberty, so I would like to use this opportunity to start a discussion about the dangerous potential of the Liberty movement to be co-opted and corrupted by corporatists, similar to what happened to the Tea Party via Glenn Beck etc.
I'm not passing any judgement or pointing fingers at CAPR, but I know that many of us are concerned about the future of the Liberty movement. For example, when I hear a public figure praising Ayn Rand or "privatization", I raise my eyebrows more than a little, whereas other Liberty lovers cheer enthusiastically. I think it is time for a crucial and meaningful discussion about the value of public spirit and public assets, before the Liberty bandwagon jumps on the Titanic. I encourage everyone to re-read their Adam Smith and Edmund Burke before pulling out their pitchforks.