The poet William Stafford set himself the task of writing a poem a day. When someone asked him what he would do when his poem-of-the-day wasn't very good, he replied "I simply lower my standards." In order to increase output, the bar here is set at a low level - the point of this is to have some fun with current events and politics. I welcome contributions and comments. Now you can also follow Doggerelo on Twitter (@doggerelo). Because of continuing medical problems, I'm no longer able to post a poem-a-day. I'll continue to post poems, but at a reduced frequency, so please stay tuned.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Paul Ryan Dumps Rand

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 conjecture
With Aquinas he now takes his stand.

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