But nonsensical principles | The Nation

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Libertarians like Rand Paul, who follow Ayn Rand's silly philosophy, can be principled, but only if they are willing to have principles that are ultimately nonsensical. A literal approach to religion has one arguing that the earth is 4,000 years old (or is it 6,000?), while literal disciples of Ayn Rand are forced to argue that cowboy capitalism is the way to a better society. Watching Rachel Maddow rope a dope on live TV was one of the most fascinating sights on the tube. With a PhD in political science, she understood the Ayn Rand mentality and led Paul into the madhouse of Randian logic, leaving him a babbling mess. Progresssives can only hope he becomes the Republican spokesperson and the Teabaggers continue to drag these types before the public.