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The History of the Objectivist Party

On February 2, 2008, Ayn Rand's birthday, Dr. Tom Stevens formed the Objectivist Party. The Objectivist Party seeks to promote Ayn Rand's philosophy of Objectivism in the political realm.

The following affiliates have been chartered:

New York (June 7, 2008)
Pennsylvania (June 8, 2008)
New Jersey (June 9, 2008)
Florida (July 2, 2008)
Texas (July 17, 2008)
Illinois (July 20, 2008)
Maine (July 21, 2008)
Massachusetts (July 22, 2008)
Kentucky (July 23, 2008)
Vermont (July 25, 2008)
Arizona (July 26, 2008)                                                                           Colorado (August 6, 2008)                                                                       California (August 9, 2008)                                                                      Connecticut (August 12, 2008)                                                                 North Carolina (October 1, 2008)                                                              Indiana (October 10, 2008)                                                                      Michigan (October 11, 2008)                                                                    Utah (November 11, 2008)                                                                       Tennessee (November 12, 2008)                                                               Washington (November 21, 2008)                                                              Ohio (November 26, 2008)                                                                       Georgia (November 27, 2008)                                                                   Virginia (November 29, 2008)                                                                   Nevada (December 10, 2008)                                                                   Alberta, Canada (January 1, 2009)                                                            Montana (February 7, 2009)                                                                     Tyre & Wear, U.K. (May 4, 2009)                                                              Idaho (August 13, 2009)                                                                         East Flanders, Belgium (August 19, 2009)                                                   Louisiana (November 15, 2009)                                                                 Oregon (April 4, 2010)                                                            Washington, D.C. (August 12, 2010)                                              Maryland (August 1, 2012)

During the National Convention of the Objectivist Party held on May 25, 2008 at The Buckhorn Exchange in Denver, Colorado, Thomas Robert Stevens (New York) was selected as the candidate of the Objectivist Party for President in 2008 and Alden Link (New Jersey) was selected as the candidate of the Objectivist Party for Vice-President in 2008.

The Objectivist Party held its National Convention from May 29-30, 2010 in St. Louis, Missouri. The first session was held on Saturday, May 29, 2010 from 12 noon to 2:00 p.m. at Show-Me's on The Landing located at 724 North First Street. The second session was held on Sunday, May 30, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at The Kitchen Buffet & Bistro (inside Lumiere Place Casino) located at 999 North Second Street. The delegates unanimously selected Thomas Robert Stevens (New York) as its candidate for President in 2012 and unanimously selected Alden Link (New York & Florida) as its candidate for Vice-President in 2012.

Membership in the Objectivist Party is FREE and is open to anyone no matter where in the world you may live. To join, send your full name & address, e-mail and contact phone number (indicate whether it is a cell or home number) to Dr. Tom Stevens at DrTomStevens@aol.com

As you contemplate your potential, keep the following Ayn Rand quotation in mind:

"Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark, in the hopeless swamps of the approximate, the not-quite, the not-yet, the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish, in lonely frustration for the life you deserved, but have never been able to reach. Check your road and the nature of your battle. The world you desired can be won, it exists, it is real, it is possible, it's yours."

As you go forward with your productive endeavors, always keep the following Theodore Roosevelt quotation in mind:

"It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat."

You may also find this lyric from Les Miserables to be inspirational:

Do you hear the people sing?
Singing a song of angry men?
It is the music of a people
Who will not be slaves again!
When the beating of your heart
Echoes the beating of the drums
There is a life about to start
When tomorrow comes!

Will you join in our crusade?
Who will be strong and stand with me?
Beyond the barricade
Is there a world you long to see?
Then join in the fight
That will give you the right to be free!

Visit the Objectivist Party's Facebook Group at: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=16310178982

Visit Dr. Tom Stevens' Blog at: http://drtomstevens.blogspot.com/

 
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