Research scientist, author, and ethicist, Dr. Mary J. Ruwart, today announced that she would seek the Libertarian Party’s presidential nomination. She is best known in the Libertarian Party circles for her libertarian primer, Healing Our World (2003 edition), which hit Amazon.com’s best-seller list in October 2005, reaching the #1 position in Amazon’s “Economic and Political Development” and “Practical Politics” categories.
Healing’s universal appeal is apparent from its prominent endorsers, including self-help notables Dr. Wayne Dyer and Harry Palmer; Nobel Peace Prize nominees, Frances Kendall and Leon Louw; world-renown nutritionist, Dr. Jonathan Wright; and Dr. Ron Paul, 1988 Libertarian Party presidential nominee and 2008 GOP presidential contender. Visions Magazine suggested that Healing “might be the most important book of the decade.” A free download of the 1993 version is available at www.ruwart.com.
Ruwart uses a wealth of historical examples to demonstrate that liberty eliminates poverty, protects the environment, deters crime, restores victims, penalizes discrimination, promotes peace, and encourages love of neighbor. Without ever using the word “rights,” Ruwart makes the moral and practical case for liberty compelling, not just to conservatives and rationalists, but to liberals, environmentalists, pragmatists, minorities, Christians, and those with a “New Age” orientation.
“Liberty benefits everyone, even those who think that they profit by today’s system,” Ruwart points out. “Our presidential nominee should be someone who can share the libertarian message with just about anyone in the space of a sound bite.”
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