Voices for Reason - Government’s Proper Attitude Toward Islam [Video] | The Ayn Rand Institute

Government’s Proper Attitude Toward Islam [Video]

When people hear it said that Islam is America’s philosophical enemy, they often recoil at the mistaken implication that the police may therefore arrest anyone who adheres to that religion. But there is a crucial distinction, argues Peter Schwartz, between a philosophical enemy and a political enemy.

In this video from a panel discussion at Objectivist Summer Conference 2015, Schwartz clarifies this distinction and explains why “what the government does is take action against those who use or threaten to use force, or those who abet and empower and assist the users of force.”

Other resources:

If you enjoy our videos, then make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel. Don’t forget to click the gear symbol and check the box “Send me all notifications for this channel” and save. By doing that, you will immediately be notified when we publish a new video.


For more news on ARI’s fight for a rational culture, subscribe to Impact Weekly.

Image: crazystocker via Shutterstock.com