What we're about
Welcome to the best indie scene for liberty-lovers in New York.
Tired of bowing to woke authoritarians, thought police, and oppression experts on the Left? Don't fit in with Big Party types or any affiliations on the Right?
Sick of having your freedom and opinions graded on an imaginary graph by the intelligentsia (i.e, “Left-wing vs Right-wing”)?
Then join our coalition of Classical Liberals, Free Thinkers and Patriots as we exit the hamster wheel of outrage and despair, and re-embark on the timeless quest for liberty.
Who said you must answer to the bullhorn of fear and compliance? At Indie R, we embolden you to break out of the system and mental communes that suppress your individual happiness and potential.
Let us empower your independence, defiance and DIY spirit. Build friendships and solidarity with our resilient community of liberty lovers. Rediscover your American Dream again.
Draw on the timeless philosophy of Agency, Natural Rights and Constitutionalism that inspired thinkers such as John Locke, Ayn Rand and James Madison. Ditch the “Liberal vs Conservative” paradigm and recognize conflicts by their precise name: Authoritarianism vs Individualism, Coercion vs Consent, Globalism vs National Sovereignty, etc.
*Based on classical Latin “I Am A Citizen of Rome”
Indie Republican is not named after the GOP nor do we recognize the Party's exclusive claim to that word.
The name of our group—Indie REPUBLICAN—is taken from Article IV Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution and a nod to our Republic's founding principle of “Separation of Powers”.
“The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government*, and shall protect each of them against Invasion;...”*
Our usage of the word ‘Republican’ invokes the oath of Lucius Junius Brutus*, the neoclassical ideas that inspired the Age of Enlightenment, and America's revolutionary era.
In keeping with Ben Franklin's challenge, “A republic, if you can keep it”, one of our core mission is to restore the public's basic literacy of the word ‘Republican’ to its rightful place in classical history and American civics as it was intended by the Founders.
* Founder of Roman Republic who swore that his city shall never be ruled by a tyrant.
We'll help you put a torch to straw man arguments for statism. Rebuke the emotional blackmail of identity politics. Stand up to censorship bullies. Liberate hearts and minds from the gospel of envy and class warfare.
Our series of well-researched talks will give you a scholarly handle on the US Constitution and consequential subjects (e.g., Albany's legislative agenda, state finances, how to run for office, etc.).
You'll get the chance to grow your social and professional network. Our events are conveniently headquartered in various midtown locations in Manhattan.
Let us embolden you to create a world where self-determination, individual property rights and freedom is respected.
Join us as we defy the Second Inquisition and pursue the next age of Enlightenment.
--------Memo to a New Generation----------------
“Where an excess of power prevails, property of no sort is duly respected. No man is safe in his opinions, his person, his faculties, or his possessions."
“Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.”
“The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.”
“Liberty and order will never be perfectly safe, until a trespass on the Constitutional Provisions shall be felt with the same keenness that resents an invasion of the dearest rights;...”
~ James Madison
Father of US Constitution & Bill of Rights Original (Indie) Republican