Indie Republican is a society of independent, liberty lovers in New York City. Founded in 2010, our events and programs form the grassroot base for unaffiliated individuals to build friendships and exercise their civic power; without respect to Big Party and label-centric associations.
Our Quarterly Speakeasy Assembly is the word-of-mouth destination for a lively, cosmopolitan crowd—New York natives, immigrants, gays, non-theists, Christians—who embrace each other simply as patriots and Americans. Additionally, we host workshops and seminars that recharges America's founding principles (i.e., individual rights, limited government, popular sovereignty) for a new generation who are struggling to maintain their freedom in the 21st century.
Indie Republican is not named after the GOP nor do we recognize the Party's exclusive claim to that word.
Our usage of the word ‘Republican’ is a nod to the Greco-Roman notion of “Separation of Powers” and Article IV Section 4 of the US Constitution:
“The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.”
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 defined in the Federalist Papers.
--------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;...”
Father of US Constitution & Bill of Rights
Original (Indie) Republican