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Ron Paul: Favorite of Ayn Rand or Jesus Christ?

In a world of upside-down liberal-progressive ideas of "rights" which claim the laziest non-earner has a so-called "right" to the wealth of a hard-working earner (government redistribution of wealth), Ron Paul is a like a glowing angel standing for the original, logical, moral concept of rights.

But who would be smiling ... Ayn Rand or Jesus Christ?

In Ayn Rand's view, a woman living in a society cannot produce her greatest happiness (and by extension positive values for all) unless all others in the society allow her the freedom to act toward her own goals as she judges appropriate:

The concept of a 'right' pertains only to action— specifically, to freedom of action. It means freedom from physical compulsion, coercion or interference by other men. Thus, for every individual, a right is the moral sanction of a positive— of his freedom to act on his own judgment, for his own goals, by his own voluntary, uncoerced choice. As to his neighbors, his rights …