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. 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 has represented Liberty Hangout at events held by the Young America’s Foundation and Young Americans for Liberty. He also represented Liberty Hangout at the Conservative Political Action Conference this past year, where he exposed conservatives to the ideas of libertarianism. Justin’s 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. 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.
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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.
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.
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.
Jared Howe is a Voluntaryist writer, philosopher and hip hop artist who goes by the pseudonym J3443ONE (Jerry One). Jared is also a professional technical copy editor for an industry-leading SaaS company, a freelance student of Austrian economics, and a self-proclaimed abolitionist. Jared has had a lifelong wariness of violently established false authority, but the Ron Paul presidential campaigns of 2008 and 2012 pushed him in the direction of abolitionism and Voluntaryism. As an elected delegate who caucused for Ron Paul in Maine in 2012, Jared became disenchanted by the political process when the GOP changed their rules at the last moment to unseat the pro-Ron Paul delegates who had been sent to the National convention from Maine and several other states. Jared now works to change the hearts and minds of others by writing, debating, making music and resisting the initiation of government force (whenever possible). In his own words: “I just want to help create a world where the prospect of resisting doesn’t seem as burdensome or scary to my future children or their children.” You can follow Jared on Twitter @J3443ONE, or like him on Facebook. Also make sure to check out his music on SoundCloud.
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.
Kaci is a junior at Murray State University, where she is currently majoring in social work. She is also the chapter leader for Young Americans for Liberty on her campus. Upon the completion of her degree, she plans on utilizing her skills to help others without the force of government. She enjoys discussing politics, economics, and the downfalls of politically correct culture. You can follow her on Twitter at @redhotpolitics.
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.
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.
Sara is a senior at the University of Missouri, majoring in psychology and political science. She plans on attending law school and becoming a criminal defense lawyer in order to fight injustice in the criminal justice system. She is on the executive board of both Mizzou’s chapters of Young Americans for Liberty and Students for Rand. She enjoys ranting about big government and modern feminism over a glass of wine. Her hope is that she will see a world without the IRS in her lifetime. You can follow Sara on Twitter at @lattesandwine or add her on Facebook.
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.