A Political Party based on the Philosophy of Objectivism
David Wallace Croft
2006 May 23 Tue
I have abandoned my proposal for an Objectivist Party.
I am now proposing instead a Minarchist Party
as an alternative to the Libertarian Party.
2005 Oct 06 Thu
I have been an active member of the
for more than a decade. Through my recent readings of the non-fiction works
of Ayn Rand, I came to the conclusion that I was an Objectivist and that
many members of the Libertarian Party were Objectivists as well.
While visiting with members of a local Objectivist group, I would ask about
their involvement with politics, particularly the Libertarian Party. I was
surprised to learn that many Objectivists object to such participation.
In "Libertarianism: The Perversion of Liberty", Peter Schwartz wrote
"Libertarianism has no philosophy." What is a politically active
Objectivist to do? The solution would appear to be this: launch a
political party based on the philosophy of Objectivism. I invite you to
join me in this effort.
The following is a list of relevant links that I previously posted to the
now defunct discussion mailing list.
Virtue of Selfishness: A New Concept of Egoism
I must have absorbed Ayn Rand's philosophy of Individualism through
reading her fiction novels and the imprint she left on the Libertarian
Party. I was unable to put a definitive name on it, though, until I picked
up one of her non-fiction books and read the first chapter: "Objectivist
Ethics". I now understand the debt I owe her for my philosophical
heritage. I highly recommend this book to fans of her fictional works and
The Voice of Reason: Essays in Objectivist Thought
Contains the article "Libertarianism: The Perversion of Liberty" by
Peter Schwartz in which he wrote of Libertarianism, "If it were ever
successful, it would destroy the remnants of freedom that still exist
in this country far faster than of the more explicit enemies of liberty."
Libertarianism: A Primer
I like libertarianism because it is a logical and self-consistent
philosophy. Of all the introductory books that I have read on
libertarianism, this one gets it right.
I read this book in 1984 while I was in high school and it put quite a
scare into me. As I was reading, I realized that I had already witnessed
some of the techniques described. My views on government and religion
were never the same afterwards.
Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised In Brief
You should read this book if you are at all active in volunteer
organizations. It will teach you how to move the business of the majority
forward in a democratic fashion without ignoring the voices and the rights
of the minority.