Libertarian Party Objectivism

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There were many important members of the Libertarian Party. The first presidential candidate who ran for the libertarian party was John Hospers. Hospers was inspired by Ayn Rand and her objectivist philosophy. Objectivism is the philosophy of rational individualism founded by Ayn Rand. After Hospers spoke with Ayn Rand and became friends with her, Hospers gained much perspective and knowledge on objectivism and they also spoke on the role of government. Objectivism became a large part of Libertarian beliefs and politics. Ayn Rand is an icon for the political party as she inspired the beliefs of all libertarians on individualism and freedom. In 1971, Hospers published a book called Libertarianism: A Political Philosophy for Tomorrow, which would

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