In interviews in 2003 and 2005, Paul Ryan indicated a deep intellectual debt to Ayn Rand, author of Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead, the Bibles of libertarianism. Now, however, he rejects her philosophy because of its atheism, and embraces that of Thomas Aquinas instead.
Paul Ryan owes a lot to Ayn Rand
He thought that her thinking was grand
But now he rejects her
Godless conjectureWith Aquinas he now takes his stand.