Class Warfare Blog

October 5, 2012

Ryan Meet Rand, Rand, Ryan, Introductions Done

Filed under: Politics,Science,The Law — Steve Ruis @ 8:31 pm
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Ayn Rand wrote in “Philosophy: Who Needs It?” that “I am not a student of the theory of evolution and, therefore, I am neither its supporter nor its opponent.”

Basically she is saying, if you don’t understand something, you can’t have an opinion on it.

Sensible.

One of Ayn Rand’s acolytes is Vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan. Mr. Ryan apparently has overlooked his guru’s advice as he has quite a few opinions on things he doesn’t understand.

I think we ought to require our elected representatives to explain each scientific or technical or medical or even legal concept before they can vote on it, so we can tell whether they have any idea of what they are talking about. It might require some of them to actually do some work and prepare for their main job, rather than their constant striving for political advancement.

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