Founder of LibertyHangout.org
Justin is a graduate of Manhattan College, where he earned a BS in Marketing, and graduated at the top of his class with Magna Cum Laude honors. Justin’s academic achievements earned him ranks in the Mu Kappa Tau National Marketing Honors Society, as well as the Honor Society of Epsilon Sigma Pi. He is an ardent student of commerce and was the president of his school’s Entrepreneurship Club, as well as a founding father of Young Americans for Liberty at Manhattan College. Justin founded Liberty Hangout in February of 2015 as Young Jeffersonians, and utilized his marketing prowess to both network with prominent organizations, and grow the site into a recognizable brand in the liberty movement. His forte lies in the realm of Lockean philosophy, and he seeks to encourage others to accept the premise of self-ownership and recognize that their property rights are apparent in nature. A man proud of his Italian, Spanish, and Jewish descent, Justin holds firm to values of his ancestors. He is an avid proponent of libertarian thought, as well as Austrian economics, and is a steadfast defender of liberty. Born and raised a Catholic, Justin’s politics are guided by his faith in Christ.
Managing Editor, Contributor, and Social Media Manager
TJ Roberts is a student of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics with a minor in Writing Rhetoric and Communication at Transylvania University. A lover of liberty from a young age, Roberts immediately engaged himself in libertarian activism the day he graduated high school. He has become the chapter president of Transylvania University’s new Young Americans for Liberty chapter, is a KY State Chair for YAL, a Campus Coordinator for Students for Rand Paul, a Campus Coordinator for Students for Liberty, and the Kentucky campaign manager for Adam Kokesh’s 2020 presidential campaign. Having educated himself in Austrian Economics and the philosophy of Natural Law, Roberts has come to consider himself an anarcho-capitalist, and encourages those around him to accept the axiom of self ownership. TJ can be contacted at [email protected], or you can add him on Facebook.
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I, AnCap is a writer, musician, video editor, film maker, graphic artist, and co-founder of the popular libertarian Facebook network, Being Libertarian. After leaving Being Libertarian to start his own enterprise, he founded The Daily Torch to provide a mechanism for the government and mainstream media to be held accountable to the public. I, AnCap has written for several other websites including not only beinglibertarian.com, but Liberty Hangout and Austin Petersen’s The Libertarian Republic. He has worked in the political industry as a campaign consultant and policy director for local campaigns in the Central Valley area of California.
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Kaitlin Bennett is a senior at Kent State University, where she is studying zoology and is the President of her college’s Turning Point USA Chapter. An outspoken conservative activist, Kaitlin has been featured on Fox News, Breitbart, InfoWars, and Milo Yiannopoulos. Kaitlin is also the founder of the Facebook page Kait’s Unsafe Space, and has had videos go viral on Liberty Hangout. She is often told by leftists on campus that she needs to shut up, but she has zero intentions of backing down. You can follow her page here.
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Greg is a US Army veteran, and founder of the vastly popular Occupy Democrats Logic. With a following of more than 500k, Greg reaches more than 10 million people each week. His content has been shared by the likes of Ben Shapiro, Paul Joseph Watson, Milo Yiannopoulos and Lauren Southern. Greg is also a contributor here at Liberty Hangout, as well as Being Classically Liberal.
Alex is a junior business student at the University of Kansas. He got involved in the political scene early on, founding KU’s Turning Point USA chapter. Serving as the chapter president, Alex works to spread the message of freedom, promoting free market economics, and personal responsibility. Alex also works as a Policy Advisor for the American Conservation Coalition (ACC), a conservative environmental advocacy group. You can follow him on Twitter @TheAlexDwyer .
Andrew is an international studies and science student at the North Cobb Magnet program in Atlanta, Georgia. Andrew has evolved over the past several years from hardcore conservatism to Anarchism. He studies economics, philosophy, and politics during his free time and at school. Andrew’s greatest dream is spreading the message of liberty to everyone so we can live in a peaceful and prosperous civilization. He advocates for the Austrian economic school of thought and is a huge fan of Murray Rothbard. Andrew’s greatest interest is in economic philosophy, where he specializes in the studies of socialism and capitalism, as well as politics, where he specializes in the studies of libertarianism.
Celine is a journalist major living on the central coast of California. She contributes to a number of news outlets and has been referenced by The Blaze, Breitbart News, The Daily Wire, Fox News, The National Review, Milo News, and the Washington Examiner. She is the Vice President of the Cal Poly Cuesta Turning Point USA chapter, and is passionate about exposing and confronting the leftist bias and cultural marxism engrained in the American university system. You can follow her on Twitter @celinedryan.
Eric is a former leftist turned AnCap. He prides himself in breaking down economics, race, and statism for the common man to understand. Eric uses the platform given to him by his band, BackWordz, and his social media following to inform the public on the dangers of the State. Eric has made multiple appearances on Fox News and The Blaze to help spread the message of liberty. You can follow Eric on Twitter @EricDJuly, or like him on Facebook.
Joseph Gatti is a junior at the University of Connecticut studying Communications and web design. Joseph likes to be involved in politics and is currently the secretary of Uconn’s college republican’s chapter and an activist for the conservative policy advocacy organization; Heritage Action for America. Joseph is a conservative libertarian who is very passionate about defending free speech, free market capitalism and promoting conservative and libertarian causes around his community in the tri-state area. You can add Joseph on Facebook here.
Jordan is a sophomore at Wake Forest University studying political science and communications, with a minor in entrepreneurship. She currently works as the Campus Contractor for Wake Forest’s Turning Point USA chapter, and was part of the team that founded the chapter. Additionally, she is on the editorial staff for her school’s nationally recognized conservative newspaper, the Wake Forest Review, which received the Intercollegiate Studies Institute award for “Best New Media” in 2017. Jordan first became passionate about politics in high school, and is the most passionate about making sure conservative voices are heard in the discussion of social issues. Jordan can be contacted at [email protected].
Kush Freeman is an entrepreneur in the Colorado CBD market. He is dedicated to growing his new business while spreading the world of liberty in his free time. He is quite knowledgeable about the federal and local governments and thoroughly understands how state institutions operate. Kush is a firm believer of libertarian philosophy and tries to apply those principles as much as possible to his daily life. Kush is an Iraq war veteran, and a fan of the works of the likes of Rothbard, Bastiat, Hazlitt, and Mises. When Kush is not busy adulting, you can catch him in his free time producing music or engaging others in intellectual debate on social media. You can follow Kush on Twitter at @KushFreeman, or add him on Facebook.
Matthew was born and raised in Ohio, which is where he currently resides. He is a self starting entrepreneur who has always gone against the grain. Matthew has been a Christian all his life and came to libertarianism at a young age. He has since grown immensely into the philosophy. He hopes to dedicate his work to enriching people’s lives and spreading the ideas of liberty with the world.
Mason Mohon is the director of content, chief operations officer, current editor in chief, and a founding member of 71 Republic. He is also a high school policy and congressional debater from Austin, Texas. Inspired by Ron Paul, Mason is a staunch Libertarian and loves to keep up with American politics. When it comes to economics, Mason submits himself to the Austrian School and enjoys reading the works of Ludwig von Mises. Being religious, he also enjoys finding the connections between Christianity and the rights of the individual. Mason is a book junkie and is always looking for additions to his own personal library. If anyone ever needs to contact him, email him at [email protected].
Mike is a lifelong lover of freedom. He discovered libertarianism in 2000 when he found Harry Browne, the Libertarian Party presidential nominee that year. Ever since then he’s been an astute libertarian. However he just recently decided to become more active in the movement and spread liberty to the world. He believes technology will eventually replace government, so he’s hoping to educate people in the meantime and bring down any barriers that government puts in our lives.
Rumman Khan is a college student currently studying Government/Politics, Creative Writing, and Business at St. John’s University. He was a former socialist and was influenced by the likes of Ron Paul, Ayn Rand, Murray Rothbard, and Hans Hermann-Hoppe. As a right-wing libertarian, Rumman believes it is important to spread the ideas of private property, non-aggression, and self-ownership. He can be reached through his Facebook page.
Shanna Nelson is a junior at the University of Arizona majoring in PPEL (Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law), German Studies, and Economics. She is planning on doing a masters in Economics and then continuing to law school, and is actively involved with state and local politics in Arizona. Her favorite philosophers are Bastiat, Hayek ,and Ayn Rand.
Stuart Clayton Lee
Stuart Clayton Lee is a student of Economics and Political Science at The Evergreen State College. Influenced by the works of Murray Rothbard, Robert Nozick, and others, Lee is often trying to spread ideas of libertarianism to others in a not so friendly environment. He has done some work with YAL and the Libertarian Party in the area, but mainly enjoys one-on-one sit down discussions with individuals. As a self proclaimed anarcho-capitalist, he tries to spread ideas of property rights, the non-aggressive axiom, Austrian Economics, self ownership, and individualism. He can be reached through his Facebook page.
Thomas Searl is a high schooler in Kansas. He was introduced to the ideas of freedom mainly during the 2016 presidential race. He has since read and researched the ideas and effects of liberty through an economic and historical viewpoint. He is a Catholic above all else. You can follow him on Twitter @realthomassearl.
Trevor is a recent high school graduate and will be studying Political Science at Southwestern Michigan College, and plans to transfer to Western Michigan University. He is a Constitutional conservative/ classical liberal who was first introduced to libertarianism by Rand Paul during his presidential run. Ron Paul’s End the Fed was the most influential piece of political literature for him. Trevor’s first involvement in politics was campaigning for Libertarian congressional candidate Lorence Wenke in Michigan’s 6th district. Trevor founded and acted as president for his high school’s Young Americans for Liberty chapter. He is a member of Michigan’s Libertarian Party and will be a delegate for the state’s upcoming convention. You can follow him on Twitter @FyeTrevor.
Tyler is our resident socialist-turned-libertarian. Ron Paul, Murray Rothbard and a stubborn libertarian coworker successfully converted him in early 2016, and he’s now a very vocal supporter of individual liberty. He likes to read comic books, play guitar and argue about politics on the Internet. He plans to run for office someday in order to convince the country that taxation is theft. He can be reached at [email protected].
TK is a graduate of The University of Texas at Tyler where he earned a BS in Political Science and Economics. In college, TK was very politically active. He was recruited into his school’s chapter of the College Constitutional Conservatives. He also founded the Youth For Ron Paul chapter at his university, which later became a Young Americans for Liberty chapter. During the 2012 election, TK was selected to represent his county at the Texas Republican Convention as a delegate. Being a delegate for Ron Paul in 2012 helped TK network with other Liberty minded people throughout Texas. TK has been a member of the Mises Institute since 2013 and credits the Mises Institute for being an intellectual influence in his early college years. TK is currently a history teacher and tutor in Texas.