Friday, August 17, 2012
Ryan Discusses Ayn Rand Influences
The sharks are circling, as they always do in Washington when anyone takes a bold stance. So often, they wither on the vine, caving to the onslaught, how ever well intentioned or informed. But the sparring of gamesmanship is not really as much of an issue in our “politics as usual” city this time around. We yearn for direct discussion of the issues rather than a whittling down by hairsplitting to the point of stagnation, the paralysis of analysis, because government accountability is essential. If only the current standard of sniping over character strengths seen only as targets could be blown out of the water by someone who is comfortable debating and directing conversation to elucidate obfuscation so endemic within our government decision making. If an idea can’t be described in a straightforward manner without the need of a lawyer, then let’s revisit it. Ryan has persisted in a vision which is refreshing, though he may not please everyone. He’s willing to put something on the table and let it be shot full of holes.