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  • Posted by  $  MikeMarotta 1 month ago
    You apparently do not realize the many internal contradictions in that post title. Generally, the people here who enjoy the works of Ayn Rand tend to have some respect for logic. We also like to get our facts straight. Which of Ayn Rand's works have you read?

    Ayn Rand was not a Christian. Born into a non-observant Jewish home, she renounced all religion early in her life. She spoke out against restrictions on immigration.
    "You don’t know my conception of self-interest. No one has the right to pursue his self-interest by law or by force, which is what you’re suggesting. You want to forbid immigration on the grounds that it lowers your standard of living — which isn’t true, though if it were true, you’d still have no right to close the borders. You’re not entitled to any “self-interest” that injures others, especially when you can’t prove that open immigration affects your self-interest. You can’t claim that anything others may do — for example, simply through competition — is against your self-interest. But above all, aren’t you dropping a personal context? How could I advocate restricting immigration when I wouldn’t be alive today if our borders had been closed? (Ayn Rand Answers: The Best of Her Q&A, edited by Robert Mayhew, p. 25.)"
    See here: https://ari.aynrand.org/blog/2017/02/...
    and here
    https://ari.aynrand.org/issues/govern...
    and here
    http://user-of-objectivism.blogspot.c...
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    • Posted by ewv 3 weeks ago
      An appeal to God's hedge fund is worse than irrelevant and is not a rational argument for anything. But in supporting immigration against economic protectionists Ayn Rand did not advocate "open border" anarchy. That versus a religious enclave denouncing the infidels is a false alternative.
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