Washington, DCUSA 20002
September 22, 2012
Hello, My name is Zach Moore and up until last Sunday I was a staff member at a religious organization on Capitol Hill from which I most recently resigned. I am an Objectivist and Libertarian and would be delighted to meet another one.
If knowledge is even possible, it comes through the rational capacity of the individual man. Therefore, I agree with Ayn Rand when she says, "My philosophy, in essence, is the concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute."
On my own initiative and in my spare time I have read the following books this past year: The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism by Michael Novak The Fires of Invention by Michael Novak The Virtue of Selfishness by Ayn Rand Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand The Fountain Head by Ayn Rand A Conflict of Visions by Thomas Sowell The General Theory or Employment, Interest, and Money by John Maynard Keyenes The Rise of Islamic Capitalism by Vali Nasr Capitalism and Freedom by Milton Friedmon Free to Choose by Milton Friedmon The Road to Serfdom by F.A. Hayek The Road to Freedom by Arthur Brooks I would be interested in discussing any of these titles or similar ones.
The burden of libertarianism is to reset the role of government. In my opinion, government has one and only one role: to govern with force only those who refuse to govern themselves, to deny with punishment only those who refuse to respect the liberty of their neighbor.