About TAFOL
Welcome to The Association for Objective Law (TAFOL) web site. This site was greatly expanded in June 2006. We placed all our past Bulletins and amicus briefs on the web and made other additions.

When TAFOL began in 1988 the web did not exist and we used the mail for everything. Now, more than a billion people in the world can read the ideas TAFOL has put forth to advance Objective Law.

MISSION
The Association for Objective Law was formed in 1988 to advance Objectivism, the philosophy of Ayn Rand, as the basis of a proper legal system.

PRINCIPLES
Ayn Rand wrote: "A 'right' is a moral principle defining and sanctioning a man's freedom of action in a social context." Rights are conditions required by man's nature for his proper survival. The basic right is the right to life, which means the right to engage in self-sustaining action in furtherance of one's life and happiness. The right to life implies property rights.

Objectivist principles form a stark contrast to the principles which underlie current legal theory. Today, pressure group demands and interests, dressed up as bogus "rights," are pitted against, and make deeper and deeper inroads into, real rights.

Rights, in fact, are possessed only by individuals; they are inalienable. As a consequence of its support of the proper principles, TAFOL opposes the irrational laws arising from wrong principles. Proper laws simply protect rights. They are objective, i.e., they recognize the facts of reality giving rise to rights and accurately identify, clearly define, and protect those rights.

HISTORY
TAFOL engages in professional and other intellectual activities aimed at securing individual rights. TAFOL supports litigation with financial support and by filing amicus curiae briefs. It has opposed mandatory public service for high school students, mandatory pro bono for lawyers, and requirements that lawyers' trust accounts bear interest to finance litigation for the poor. It has sponsored an essay contest for law students. It sponsors discussions of legal issues at Objectivist conferences. In the past TAFOL published newsletters containing articles on current events in law and the legal profession; it has submitted Op-Ed pieces and written testimony in the confirmation hearings for a Supreme Court Justice.