Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Why Tea Party attendees should read “Atlas Shrugged”

Too bad there won't be any Tea Party in Oklahoma City on July 4th. I hope to post more on that later.

In the meantime, Don Watkins has a good post at Voices for Reason which quotes Atlas Shrugged:
"Yes, this is an age of moral crisis. You are bearing punishment for your evil. But it is not man who is now on trial and it is not human nature that will now take the blame. It is your moral code that’s through, this time. Your moral code has reached its climax, the blind alley at the end of its course. And if you wish to go on living, what you now need is not to return to morality . . . but to discover it."
To paraphrase John Galt: Are you listening, Sally Kern?


  1. I am looking forward to any comments you might have on local Tea Party events -- or their absence. Apparently local groups vary widely in their ideological mixtures. I have given up on the local group here in Portland, Oregon. At the one event I attended, the organizers allowed only a few tables to be set up with approval. And one of those was the Oregon Republican Party -- which has been a big part of the problem and has no solution to offer except theocracy.

    I am very interested in seeing the path of development that the national movement follows. It might be useful to the Objectivist movement, as a venue for dissemination of information to some individuals who are implicit classical liberals. Otherwise, the Tea Party movement will probably come to be dominated by explicit conservatives (holding God, Tradition, Nation, and Family as their highest values).

  2. Burgess: Stay Tuned.