Religion and Politics

@SenRandPaul is a libertarian and most likely doesn’t believe in intellectual property

Others have caught Rand Paul caught numerous times plagiarizing. First in speeches, then in books, and now in an op-ed. Admittedly, the view on intellectual property ranges among libertarians. Ayn Rand, who also collected social security, believed in limited timeframes for copyrights. Roderick T. Long believes intellectual property concepts infringes on freedom of speech, free being the optimal word here. There are plenty of libertarians expressing their views. While I cannot expect to speak for libertarians on this matter, it seems the trend is to suggest intellectual property is a statist concept. This may explain why Rand Paul freely

Proverbs / Religion and Politics / Wisdom

Restoring Wisdom: A Christian Take On Ron Paul’s Newsletters @RP_Newsletter

For as longest time, it has been my Christian duty to be an iconoclast. It’s just how I have fun, and for a while, my iconoclasm knew no bounds when I was a Left Libertarian. But even possessing such a nuanced position, I became disaffected, turned off by Paultardation and Paulinian Messianism, as if there was One Chosen White Man from Texas to “restore liberty.” Really, who grants these superpowers in the first place? So, a few months ago, I kissed libertarianism goodbye. I still believe in the free market, that Keynsian economics is stupid, Obamacare was plain idiocy,

Religion and Politics

The Great Goddess, Ayn Rand

“Whereas traditional conservatism emphasized duties, responsibilities, and social interconnectedness, at the core of the right-wing ideology that Rand spearheaded was a rejection of moral obligations to others.” —Jennifer Burns, in Goddess of the Market: Ayn Rand and the American Right So begins a powerful article needed to be read by all, whether you agree with the likes of Rand and Hayek or not. What are the moral and theological foundations of your political philosophies? Is it Rand? Hayek? And if so, do you really think that good, that truth, can come from the likes of these two? About the