Today’s Quote-to-Quote on Ayn Rand’s Opinion of Democracy

I wonder if the House ‘Budget Czar,’ Rep. Paul Ryan, who provided the Republican response to Obama’s SOTU January 23rd, understands his idol Ayn Rand wasn’t exactly enthralled with democracy? Maybe some member of our MSM will ask Ryan why he holds an anti-democratic elitist like Rand in such high regard?

“Democracy, in short, is a form of collectivism, which denies individual rights: the majority can do whatever it wants with no restrictions. In principle, the democratic government is all-powerful. Democracy is a totalitarian manifestation; it is not a form of freedom.”
— Ayn Rand, as quoted by Mark Ames.

“The reason I got involved in public service, by and large, if I had to credit one thinker, one person, it would be Ayn Rand.” […]
“Rand makes the best case for the morality of democratic capitalism.”
— Rep. Paul Ryan, praising Ayn Rand on two separate occasions, as quoted by Joshua Holland.