Objectivism and Ayn Rand

Oh my, once again we have a misguided Republican who is on a social safety net program himself, defending objectivism, the very philosophy that Rand rejects in full the idea of any "free loading" by man-woman kind. Ayn Rand, the letter writer, and all Republicans are hypocrites. Her objectivism justifies the privilege of the rich and demonizes the "dirty" poor and undeserving poor and lazy middle classes.

The writer is whining like all Republicans who ride our system and use it to the fullest, but when a poor or working person does exactly the same they are parasites. The Vietnam vet writer like Paul Ryan who himself used Social Security to go to college for free for two years, uses government handouts and never complains about it!

Either you are for the objectivist or you are not. Sir, you are trying to flip/flop. The bottom line is, you are a "taker" like anyone else. In her book "The Virtue of Selfishness" she wrote: "Accepting any government controls (police, garbage collection, military, taxes, social structures, traffic laws, banks, et.al.) is delivering yourself into gradual enslavement.”

In remarking to this "genius's" last sentence: "America would be better served with a lot more Ayn Rands and fewer Madonnas and Ashley Judds." With more Ayn Rands we would not have a nation called the United States of America. Madonna and Ashley are irrelevant entertainers. As it is, the Paul Ryans and Mitch McConnells love Ayn Rand, and all that tells you is: What they believe and what our Founding Fathers stood for, are two different beliefs.

Dan Daniels

Oak Hills

Death of Whittier officer

The tragic Feb. 20 death of a Whittier police officer, Keith Boyer, at the hands of an active felon gang member is another cop-killing blow to our seriously damaged society at the hands of felon-friendly Gov. Jerry Brown and the anti-police former president Obama.

Officer Boyer’s remarkable March 3 funeral and burial should serve as a glaring reminder of just how seriously diminished our society has become at the hands of a radicalized socialist Democrat Party, that embraces the bad and condemns law and order — which is clearly un-American.

Indeed, Gov. Brown, the Democrat California Legislature and their mindless voters responsible for AB 109 and Proposition 47 releasing criminals to prey upon the people of this blatantly misguided state ought to be ashamed — however, the heartless have no shame.

As a retired deputy sheriff — who began my long career patrolling the unincorporated East Whittier area in the early 1960s — I am outraged by this and the continuing war against the police. Hopefully, President Trump can turn things around.

Lest we forget, true Americans know and appreciate that the police are our first line of defense. Alas, over three thousand of them attended officer Boyer’s funeral.

Daniel B. Jeffs

Apple Valley

Immigration debacle

The scourge of multiculturalism is rising to the boiling point in the form of unrestrained immigration. The cry of the liberal left that we are or have become a nation of immigrants is on its face a dishonest statement. Because in the past, America shaped people from many nations to be grafted into and to accept American culture and values.

Unfortunately, since the mid-sixties the left has supplanted the concept of e pluribus unum, out of many one, by forgetting to include assimilation into the equation.

If we as a nation continue down this road and fail to insist on immigrants to assimilate into Americans we will undoubtedly evolve into the havoc that now is running rampant throughout Europe.

William Cash

Victorville

Nguyen's removal

Re: "Let Nguyen be heard on Vietnam," Orange County Register editorial, March 6, 2017 ... Thank you for your editorial regarding Janet Nguyen’s forcible removal from the California Senate floor for her efforts to speak out against former Senator Tom Hayden. While I agree with you that Ms. Nguyen should have been given a right to speak, I do have a problem with anyone trying to denigrate Tom Hayden in our state government. Mr. Hayden has been called one of the great 20th Century activist leaders and he has been honored by the California State Legislature for his contributions to our state and our democracy. The honor of Mr. Hayden is more than a tradition associated with the passing of a legislator because he reflects the values held so high by the government of the State of California.

Tom Hayden, of course, was a liberal activist and champion of the underdog. He is remembered, primarily, as a founder of the Students for a Democratic Society, (parent group of the terrorist group the Weather Underground), a member of the Chicago Seven (charged with crossing state lines with the intent to start the riots at the 1968 Democratic Chicago Convention) and for his opposition to the Vietnam war.

While many called him a traitor for his wartime activities, including his 1965 visit to Hanoi, we should not forget that, thanks to his efforts and those of his erstwhile wife, Jane Fonda, and the beloved Ted Kennedy, the United States was successfully able to renege on the promises made to the government of South Vietnam and achieve our exit from that country. While this resulted in the ultimate destruction of the nation of South Vietnam and the deaths of millions of South Vietnamese and Cambodians, this should not detract from how accurately this reveals the current condition of our progressive state.

Lawrence Wilson

Victorville

Malicious malcontents

Those that continually rail at the outcome of the November election by shutting down free speech at universities with hysterical behavior including violence should be arrested and prosecuted ASAP.

They hypocritically display Third World mob mentality all the while claiming to be the progressives. Closer to the truth, they are regressives!  Keep it up as it will ensure four more years of the new administration, which will prove to be the government of the people and for the people. All the people!      

Nancy Oswald                                 

Silver Lakes

Staying the course

While Donald Trump was “chosen” the leader of our nation according to the process mapped out for us in our Constitution, it was not the American people who chose him, they chose his opponent by a large margin.

The Constitution includes the rights of people to speak out against this, especially when the new leader is so clearly unfit for the office and an enormous threat to our nation and world. A leader who refuses to compromise is a dictator.

There is no conspiratorial community activism or paid protesters, just millions of Americans, and an entire planet, frightened by the direction the new president is leading us and his clear unfitness for office. The gullible "useful idiots" creating hysteria, chaos, and anarchy are the ones ignoring these facts.

In many cases history does repeat itself.  In America today it is repeating the events of late 1930s Germany.

Jeremy Dominguez

Lucerne Valley