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.
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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 Liberty Hangout 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.
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. You can add him on Facebook here.
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Digital content producer, Social Media Manager, and Meme Extraordinaire
Michael Heil is a college student at Kent State University, where he is majoring in Digital Media Production and minoring in Political Science. He is also studying the presidency, executive bureaucracy, and Constitutional law. Michael is Vice President of Liberty Hangout at Kent State University, and has his own outlandish editing style. Being one of very few conservatives within the School of Journalism at Kent State, he is known for being very outspoken about his political views. His dream is to create a super pact funded by memes that will help push freedom loving American candidates into office.
Social Media Manager and Digital Content Producer
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 .
Augustus Lancaster is a student at Kent State University Stark studying Music Technology. Originally from Nashville, TN, he moved to Northeast Ohio in 2006 to live closer to his father’s large Italian family. Over the last 10 years, Augustus has dedicated his passion to a select few categories: the primary two being music and politics. An open and unapologetic advocate of free speech, the right to self defense, personal liberty, and keeping what you earn, Augustus was an avid supporter of Rand Paul during the 2016 primaries and still looks to Rand and his father as the brightest beacons of libertarianism in the nation. He has lost friends for his political statements but has gained just as much in the process. A seasoned debater of hot button topics, he has molded his style off the likes Ben Shapiro, Milo Yiannopoulos, David Horowitz, Steven Crowder, Lauren Southern, and Dr. Jordan Peterson. Probably the most important issue to him is censorship of specific opinions and ideas from college campuses, media, and entertainment. His personal mantra is “You can’t disagree with someone if you don’t know what they said.”
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.
“Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” -Thomas Jefferson. Frankie is an absolute enthusiast for America and the Constitution, which he revolves his political views off of. “Nobody loves the Constitution more than me, believe me folks.” His favorite amendments include the 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 5th, and he also bases his philosophy around the ideas of free enterprise, private property, and capitalism. He currently majors in Political Science at Broward College, but will soon transfer to Florida State University to pursue his PhD. During his free time, Frankie works, studies, and sleeps an average of about 3-4 hours a day. “It’s grrrrrreat!” – Tony the Tiger
Joshua is an international business student at Eastern Kentucky University, a sub-committee chairman for PragerU’s student ambassador program, and a musician. He was raised in a rural oilfield town in West Texas–located between Midland and El Paso. Upon moving to Denver at the age of 19, he became involved in the Colorado music scene and eventually enrolled at Front Range Community College in Westminster where he became a staff writer for the school paper, was the chapter vice president and community service chair for the National Society of Leadership and Success, and eventually went on to found a Young Americans for Liberty chapter before transferring to EKU. He likes to focus his writings on promoting socially conservative values, debunking leftist propaganda, exposing historical revisionism, and shrinking the government way down in size.
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.
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].