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Like Ayn Rand, Michele Bachmann intellectually stumbles over her own experience  growing up in poverty; "We had our faith in God, we depended on our neighbors, we depended on ourselves, we just did without."
Since she survived, she can tell the tale.
She accepts the community she defines as "our neighbors". If the neighbors become organized as church, I'm guessing she accepts that, but it appears (not necessarily so) that she has difficulty if that organization is government, and there is a qualatative difference as governments, county, state or federal, have the power of taxation, a prodigious power indeed and one of which to be very wary. But she does embrace depending on her neighbors, a similar contradiction as Ayn Rand having her creative hero/heroine do good for others.
John R. Dykers, Jr.