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Objectivist Party

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 Libertarian Party 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 to libertarians.

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.

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