US Presidential Elections: Who Should Objectivists Vote Against

by | Sep 15, 2020

Andrew Bernstein on voting against Joe Biden, and Robert Stubblefield on voting against Donald Trump.

The Ayn Rand Centre UK has made the debate with Robert Stubblefield and the peripatetic Dr. Andrew Bernstein publicly available. Here is the description:

Most Objectivists would agree that there isn’t an ideal presidential candidate to vote for in the upcoming elections—none driven by a rational set of principles, seeking to unequivocally and consistently protect individual rights. However, there is no doubt that the head of the government holds significant sway over the rights of Americans. It makes sense, then, to identify the candidate that poses the greater threat to one’s rights, and vote against him by voting for the alternative candidate. And it is in this identification that many Objectivists are divided. In this Meetup, we discuss and debate which candidate is the bigger threat to one’s rights, and should be voted against. With us are two Objectivist intellectuals on opposite ends of this debate—with Dr. Andrew Bernstein voting against Joe Biden, and Dr Robert Stubblefield voting against Donald Trump.

Andrew Bernstein holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the City University of New York. He lectures all over the world. He is a senior writer for the Ayn Rand Institute. He has written numerous books, including his novel, A Dearth of Eagles, recently published and available from Amazon.

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