In April of last year, Dr. Rand Paul was the featured guest speaker at an event held by the Constitution Party of Minnesota, whose stated goals include "restor[ing] American jurisprudence to its Biblical foundations."
With the Democrats trusting our well-being to the likes of Lawrence Summers and Timothy Geithner, would it not be good to have at least one Republican senator questioning the Washington spending spree?
Democrats ought to be working to break up the Tea Party by taking stands on those issues that'll pry loose the movement's social libertarians. Foremost, we should quit locking people up for no good reason.
John Galt's "rational self-interest" is a fantasy. Tea Partiers and Libertarians need to reconcile with this fact, but it will require far more thought than they have customarily been willing to spare.
Is there something wrong with this picture, that one of the world's most powerful economic decision makers, dreads the decline of mass unemployment and rising wages among people making 80 cents an hour?
Ayn Rand/Glenn Beck -- the glorifiers of selfishness, cruelty, and the lions eating the weak -- have become the dominant players of modern day conservatism. Let's hope they never take control of our country.