Tuesday, June 7, 2011

America Shrugged

There's a nice little exchange over at The American Spectator about how and whether conservatives, particularly Christian conservatives, should embrace the philosophy of Ayn Rand.  First, Mark Tooley reports and warns about how the Left is trying to use this new "Randian Moment" against us.  Hal G.P. Colebatch answers the challenge quite well, I'd say.  Readers of this blog will remember that I've made a similar quasi-defense of Rand's work myself. (Here and here.)

Suffice it to say that the same Jesus who charged us with demonstrating concern and care for the "least of these", warned us also about conflating the things of "Caesar" with the things of "God".  An altruism that is a product of government coercion is no altruism at all.

Anyway, let the Left say and do what it will about this.  Most Americans will neither hear, nor care if they do, about this manufactured controversy.

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