Dr. Tom Stevens - 2008 & 2012 Objectivist Party Candidate for President
Dr. Tom Stevens is an educator, attorney & political activist. He has appeared as an expert or to discuss current events and/or topics on over 200 national talk shows and for two and a half years, he produced and hosted “In Focus”, his own cable television show. Dr. Stevens is a graduate of New York University (where he served as Freshman Representative, Sophomore Representative & as President of the Student Council) and Hofstra University School of Law (for which he twice served as President of the Hofstra University School of Law Alumni Association).
During the past few years, he has taught the following courses on a college level: American History I, American History II, American Legal Systems, Business Ethics, Business Law I, Business Law II, Civil Law, Criminal Justice System, Criminal Law, Criminology, Critical Thinking, Cultural Diversity, Developmental Reading Skills, Drugs In The Community, Elder Law, Environmental Science, Ethics, Gender Crime & Justice, Industrial Organizational Psychology, Interpersonal Communication, Introduction to Corrections, Introduction to Criminal Justice, Introduction to Management, Introduction to Philosophy, Introductory Psychology, Jurisprudence, Juvenile Justice, Law & Evidence, Law Enforcement, Math Skills Workshop, Medical Law & Ethics, Microeconomics, Principles of Business, Private Security, Professional Development, Small Business Management, Sociology, and The Sociology of Crime & Deviance. He has introduced the philosophy of Ayn Rand to many students who have gone on to read her books and to appreciate the philosophy of Objectivism.
Dr. Stevens is the Founder & Chair of the Objectivist Party. He started the following holidays: Free Trade Day (May 8th), Space Exploration Day (July 20th), Skyscraper Appreciation Day (August 10th) and Individual Rights Day (August 29th). He has led the Beaux Arts Society, Knights of the Republic, Spartan Brotherhood and Knights of Scorpius, the International Leadership Honor Society. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board & Vice-President of Concerned Citizens Speak. He created Applause! Applause!, a publication that reviewed cabaret shows and off-Broadway plays for which he served as a Critic and Editor-In-Chief. He conceptualized the Leonardo daVinci Award, which recognized James Franco early in his acting career.
Dr. Stevens was elected to the Judicial Committee of the Libertarian Party in 2006 and re-elected in 2008. He served as a New York State Delegate to the Libertarian Party’s National Convention in Atlanta in 2004, Portland in 2006, Denver in 2008, St. Louis in 2010, and Las Vegas in 2012. He currently serves as Political Director, Membership Director and State Committee Representative for the Libertarian Party of Queens County. In the 2007-2008 Republican Presidential Primary Season, he was a supporter of Ron Paul and served as Political Consultant and New York State Coordinator for the independent Paul For President Coalition.
Dr. Stevens is a true adventurer. He has visited 49 of the 50 states (all but Alaska) and has travelled to Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Monaco, Norway, South Africa, Sweden, The Kingdom of the Netherlands and Vatican City. During those trips, he has jet skied, gone parasailing, white water rafting, speed boating and deep sea fishing. He has visited countless Native Nation reservations, taken Eco-Tourism Excursions in Oregon, been on a number of Photo Safaris in Sabi Sabi, South Africa, visited the natural wonders of 5 Hawaiian Islands (which included a small plane fly-by of the leper colony on Molokai), hiked through the Black Hills of South Dakota (in the footsteps of Teddy Roosevelt), skied in the Swiss Alps, spotted elk in Banff, saw the fallout of the eruption of Mount St. Helens first hand, and risked arrest meeting anti-government political leaders in secret locations in the rural areas of the Republic of South Africa while on a diplomatic trip to that country.
Dr. Tom Stevens lives his life in accordance with the philosophy of Ayn Rand. In her words, “the question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me!”
Alden Link - 2008 & 2012 Objectivist Party Candidate for Vice-President
Alden Link is an entrepreneur, real estate developer and aviator. Achieving energy independence and reducing our dependence on foreign oil is his highest priority. Nuclear energy offers great promise in this area. In addition, his campaign for Vice-President will also focus on ending the drug war, shrinking the size of government, defending America from radical Islamic fundamentalists, ending illegal immigration, encouraging private investment in space tourism, and fighting for the civil liberties of all Americans. As a businessman, he is aware of how government regulation can stifle the entrepreneurial spirit. As an aviator, he feels the spirit of freedom swelling in his heart as he soars through the skies. As a man who obtained a technical education in physics and chemistry, he is in a unique position to understand which alternative energy resources will reduce our dependency on foreign oil. As a real estate developer, he understands how eminent domain abuse has gotten out of hand. As a former serviceman, he does not wish to risk the lives of Americans in unnecessary foreign entanglements. Mr. Link is most qualified to serve this country as Vice-President since he is his own man, with no political baggage, who owes nothing to any special interests. He will promote objectivist philosophy with all his heart and hopes to make a major contribution to the cause of liberty.