Ayn Rand's philosophy is taking hold in Washington despite her contempt for Christianity and any other faith that advocates for compassion. Rep. Paul Ryan, the architect of the Republican budget plan, even credits Rand as the reason he entered politics.
Read on to see examples of Rand's philosophy and why Senators who claim to base their policies on their faith need to reject Ayn Rand and the Republican budget.
|"You are moving toward disaster until and unless all those welfare state conceptions have been reversed and rejected."||Dismantles our current Medicare program and replaces it with a voucher system that will force the elderly to pay thousands out of their own pockets for health care or go without.||Isaiah 65:20 “Never again will there be in it an infant who lives but a few days, or an old man who does not live out his years; the one who dies at a hundred will be thought a mere child”|
|“Poverty is not a mortgage on the labor of others—misfortune is not a mortgage on achievement…life is not one huge hospital.”||Allows state governors to tighten eligibility restrictions and curtail benefits in Medicaid, hurting low-income, elderly and disabled citizens who rely on the program for health care.||Matthew 25:31-46 “. . . “They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’ “He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’”|
|“I don’t believe society has a responsibility to anyone. [Including children]”||Makes cuts to early childhood programs like Head Start, which has a proven record of improving educational outcomes for hundreds of thousands of low-income children.||Mark 10:13-14 “People were bringing little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”|
|“Today you’re supposed to apologize to every naked savage anywhere on the globe because you are more prosperous.”||Guts the U.S.’s commitment to international aid—aid that literally saves the lives of tens of thousands of people around the globe every year.||Isaiah 58: 6-7 ““Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter—when you see the naked, to clothe them?””|
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