You can tell how irrelevant I think they are.
She and her husband own a Christian counseling center (that receives state funds by the way) that attempts to “cure” homosexuals. Regarding homosexuals, her husband said:
Barbarians need to be educated. They need to be disciplined, and just because someone feels this or thinks this, doesn’t mean that we’re supposed to go down that road.
By all accounts, Bachmann shares the views of her husband. In 2004 she said:
This is not funny. It’s a very sad life. It’s part of Satan, I think, to say that this is gay.
This is not a person with a reasonable worldview. This is a person whose moral system is based on the most barbarically literal interpretation of Bronze-Age mythology. She should not be allowed to have a say on what laws are passed in the most powerful country in the world. That she is being seriously considered as a presidential candidate is…dismaying and evidence of how vacuous our political process has become.
Rand is very clear: walking in the path of Christ and walking in the path of “Atlas Shrugged” hero John Galt will take you to two very different places. Which ought to give pause to political leaders who claim to embrace the values of Christ but adopt the politics of Rand.
Before Congress went on its Easter recess, the House of Representatives passed a 2012 federal budget blueprint drafted by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., who credits Rand for inspiring him into entering politics, and who reportedly encourages his staff members to read “Atlas Shrugged.” The budget unabashedly bears the trademarks of Rand’s thinking: its glorification of individualism and private enterprise not as a companion to the collective pursuit of the common good but as a replacement for it; the gradual elimination of anything that compels the haves to share with the have-nots; the presumption that have-nots are “moochers” or “looters” and must be treated accordingly.
This article article is a bit heavy on the scripture for me, but I basically agree that the Randian “Objectivist” (ha!) philosophy is incompatible with the moral message from the New Testament. In fact, I think it is pretty obvious even from a cursory glance. I wouldn’t waste too much of my breath explaining that to most conservatives, though. I think it is pretty clear that they aren’t that worried about having a logically consistent world view.
Judson Phillips, Tea Party Nation
Hey, Tea Party Nation…
Part of me really wants the Tea Party and the Republicans to hand over the reins to a complete crackpot just so they can drive the crazy train right off the rails.