New York City Indie R (Republican) is a grassroots association for liberty lovers to create friendships, share intel and advance freedom from outside the fence of big party politics.
Besides our activism, we are also known for our Quarterly Speakeasy events which is host to Gotham's elusive society of classical liberals, free thinkers and patriots.
KNOW YOUR ‘Rs’
The name of our group—Indie Republican—is taken from Article IV Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution and a nod to America'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;...”
We are not named after the GOP nor do we recognize the party's exclusive claim to the name. Our usage of the word ‘Republican’ invokes the oath of Lucius Junius Brutus*, the neoclassical ideas that inspired the thinkers** of the Enlightenment, and the American Revolutionary War.
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 ‘Republican’ to its rightful place in classical history and American civics.
* Founder of the Roman Republic who swore no tyrant shall rule his city.
** Locke, Montesquieu, Adam Smith, James Madison.
GATHERING A NEW GENERATION OF LIBERTY LOVERS
You'll rediscover the 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 identify conflicts by their precise name: Authoritarianism vs Individualism, Coercion vs Consent, Globalism vs National Sovereignty, etc.
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.