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Is Edward Snowden a hero?
Hell yes! His actions were moral.
Hell no! Put him away for treason.
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The Freedom Party
Submitted by Jason Quintana on Fri, 2007-02-02 22:32
I just decided to start a new forum, which is in part inspired by the recent debate that took place on this site about voting and political parties. I don't think anything of merit has come out of that debate, and I am not interested in taking part in any extended version of it. I definitely don't want that to occur here on this particular forum.
However, I have noticed several people in the course of that debate who mentioned the idea of an organized Objectivist oriented political movement. I think that an elaboration of this idea would make for interesting discussion. And who knows, it might even lead to something productive. This movement would be centered around a general set of principles that are clear and yet at the same time a set of principles that a large majority of us can support without demanding that everyone among us be ideological clones.
Lindsay suggested "The Freedom Party" and I think this works very well unless someone has a better idea. For obvious reasons we won't try to call this "The Objectivist Party". This discussion will be about political reform in the United States, but since we are dealing with a broad platform the discussion applies to SOLOists and possible movements originating from any country. I definitely do not want to limit the discussion to Americans.
I am not interested in debating the merits of taking political action or forming a group like this in this forum. Those who are opposed to such an idea can show their opposition elsewhere on the site.
Here is the task as I see it.
1. Develop a political platform. This will take a lot of brainstorming and hopefully at the end several of us can get together and write something formal.
2. Develop a set of amendments to the American Constitution. The quality of the wording here will be very important.
I hope that several of you who supported this idea elsewhere will jump in and help out. This is an opportunity to define what it is we have in common, and what we hope to see in the future.
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