Walter Hudson at PJ Media has a thoughtful post on the inclusion of objectivists in the Tea Party movement.
The Tea Party’s wise focus on economic and legal concerns ought to exclude religious affiliation as it excludes social issues. The goal of affecting public policy consistent with the principles of fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government, and free markets is explicitly secular.I agree. I am a passionate social conservative, but I believe that there are very good principles of fiscal responsibility and limited government that the Tea Party embraces that are legitimate aspirations of many conservatives regardless of religious beliefs.
Objectivism has some real strengths, and of course some horrendous weaknesses. I was a Rand admirerer in my younger days (I'll post on it someday), and on some matters she made sense.
Fiscal sanity is so essential to our national survival that we conservatives (i.e. we sane people) need to stick together.