I am a liberty activist, videographer, blogger, graphic designer, and nerd; among many other things.
I came to the ideas of true liberty about 5 years ago, after discovering the unintended consequences of the liberal views I previously held. I found that a massive effort has been made to indoctrinate the population with a belief in government authority. It is this belief that allows people calling themselves “the government” to claim ownership of everything and everyone. They can take what they want from you, tell you how to live your life, kidnap and cage you if you disagree, and even use violence on you up to and including murder, without recourse… sometimes even getting praised for it.
I felt compelled to become an advocate for a society based on voluntary consent, rather than being ruled by force. I wanted to bring people to the idea that rather than beg for freedom from an “authority”, stop giving people authority over your life all together. I found that the most effective form of activism for me would be through civil disobedience, peaceful non-cooperation, and media advocacy. I have participated in several activism events, which have gained substancial media coverage.
My past activism includes:
- My civil disobedience arrest, and subsequent jury trial for peacefully standing in front of a Keene, NH police car. My fellow activists Ian Freeman, Wes Freeman, and Rich Paul were also arrested when we attempted to prevent Keene police from kidnapping a peaceful woman for having a beer in the park. I was found guilty of disorderly conduct and obstruction of government administrations and given a 180 day jail sentence, suspended for 2 years.
- An incident at Ft. Lauderdale Airport, where I was detained, harassed, and ultimately kicked out of the airport by the TSA. I had opted out of the body scanner, and was told I would be given an enhanced patdown. When I voiced my discomfort with that option, and inquired as to an alternative, the TSA called in local police. After much intimidation, angry lectures, and invasive searches of my property and personal information, I was escorted out of the airport. When my story hit the media, I became a vocal advocate for the “Opt Out” campaign, and against the TSA in general. It is an expensive Orwellian failure, having never successfully caught even 1 terrorist in it’s entire time of operations.
- I have attended 2 dance parties at the Jefferson Memorial. A viral video of a brutal police crack down on “illegal dancers” at the Jefferson Memorial, which included my friend Adam being body slammed and chocked by an officer, was the catalyst for a massive civil disobedience dance party. I was lucky enough to participate in this amazingly successful event, which saw hundreds of peaceful people break a bad law infront of militarized SWAT teams.
- Lemonade Liberation day was an event to protest the heavy police crackdown on children’s lemonade stands across the country. To draw attention to the growing problem, myself and several others decided to sell 10 cent cups of lemonade on the nation’s front lawn… at the United States Capitol in Washington, DC. Myself and 2 others were arrested and drug through the horrific DC “justice” system, till ultimately, the government dropped their case against us.