As usual, they—Kevin Williamson this time—don’t specify which principle(s) of Rand’s philosophy they oppose and why.
- Is it the principle that things are what they are and can act only in accordance with their identities?
- Or the principle that reason (i.e., the use of observation, conceptualization, and logic) is man’s only means of knowledge and basic means of living?
- Or perhaps the principle that man’s free will lies in his choice to think or not to think?
- Or maybe the principle that being moral consists in choosing and pursuing life-serving values while respecting the rights of others to do the same?
- Or could it be the principle that the proper purpose of government is to protect the individual rights of all citizens, regardless of race, sex, creed, or color? . . .