How Did We Get Here?

It’s 2016. We are 40 days from the Presidential election. So, how did we get here? As a country, we’ve abandoned hope, we’ve given in to fear, and we’re seemingly okay with it all. A long time ago, the ideals of the American Dream went away. They were replaced by people “knowing what’s better.” They promised to fix the ills of society by giving them the ability to plan what you and I do. As with any social change, it began with something small, limiting an act in the interest of “common sense,” or “safety,” or “the future.” Once empowered, they used fear to drive public opinion to ...

Learn By Doing

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin He’s right! The best way to learn is to get involved, and just do it. While reading books, watching videos, and listening to speeches can deliver a positive learning experience, I learn best by doing. On top of that, there is nothing more motivating than my being told that I can’t do something. In that, I’m sure that I’m not alone. Ten years ago, I’d never stuffed envelopes for a candidate or a political organization, let alone run for office (or won re-election). The majority of what I...

Lead By Example, Not With A Label

“I’m not sure how active I can be in the liberty movement while I’m building my business.” That is pretty close to what I recall from a conversation over dinner last week, where I was having my brain picked by someone who is “dipping their toe” in the world of politics after previously being fairly apathetic. The response to my guest was probably not what he expected, but it led us into a great conversation. I told him, “Lead by example, not with a label.” While that may sound simplistic, I know many in the liberty movement who may as well wear a sign around their neck that says “I’M ...