Presenters

Dan Behrman

Taxation Is Theft And the New American Dream

Dan is an international speaker, promoting the ideas that Taxation Is Theft, that individual freedom is greater than the government, and founder of the Taxation Is Theft, a software engineer and video producer.

Dr Mary Ruwart

Death By Regulation

Mary J. Ruwart, Ph.D., is a libertarian research scientist and ethicist. She currently chairs Liberty International and is the author of the international best-seller, "Healing Our World: The Compassion of Libertarianism," "Short Answers to the Tough Questions," and "Death by Regulation."

Bill Levin

Bill Levin

The First Church of Cannabis

Bill Levin Grand Poobah of the First Church of Cannabis and guide to Love in Life's great adventure will be speaking on Love in Life's Great Adventure.

Zoltan Istvan

Transhumanist

Zoltan Istvan is a world recognized leader in the transhumanist movement. He is running as a Vice Presidential candidate for the Libertarian Party and was a Libertarian Party endorsed 2018 candidate for California Governor.

Joe McHugh

End The Fed, Go Green Instead

Joe McHugh is an Independent candidate for President of the United States. He is a Marine veteran, entrepreneur, and author of the book, Hijacking America, describing seven years of governmental entrapment in which he dodged FISA and PATRIOT Act-enabled lures for money laundering, tax evasion, statutory rape, child pornography, illegal bitcoin sales, email and telephone interference, denial of employment, and more. Visit his book site at HijackingAmerica.com and his campaign site at LibertyStrikesBack.com.

Vicky Rose

Vicky Rose

Protecting Kratom from Prohibitionists

Vicky Rose has been politically active since the 2007 Ron Paul for President campaign, and is currently the Libertarian Party of Mississippi's District I Representative. She is a mother to 8 children, motivational speaker, and ran for Mississippi State House of Representative in 2019 as a Libertarian.

Arvin Vohra

Arvin Vohra

Homeschool and Surpass The Others

Arvin Vohra is the co-founder of the AP Homeschool Project, the founder of The Equation for Excellence: How to Make Your Child Excel at Math. He has helped students all over the country academically dominate their private, magnet, public, and boarding schools, and get 1500+ SAT Scores. Now, he'd like to show you how to get ahead of those elite students, and use homeschooling to create a supercharged college prep program.

Spike Cohen

Spike Cohen

Disruptive Politics

Spike Cohen is a Libertarian candidate for Vice President, co-owner of Muddied Waters Media, host of (((My Fellow Americans))), and co-host of The Muddied Waters of Freedom. He has made it his life's work to spread the message of liberty, self-ownership, nonaggression and voluntary solutions to the public, and to train and radicalize others to do the same.

Adrian Abascal

Adrian Abascal

Teaching to Think Free

Adrian Abascal is a medical practitioner, author, and liberty philosopher. He and his wife are education entrepreneurs pioneering teaching methods for autonomy, independence, and agency.

Adam Kokesh

Adam Kokesh

Geodesic/Earthship Architecture And Off Grid Living

Adam Kokesh is a pragmatic Libertarian & combat veteran running for POTUS to localize the federal government. Before entering the presidential race, he was a published author, a long-time Libertarian activist, appeared in numerous films, and starred in Adam vs The Man.

Nickolas Wildstar

Nickolas Wildstar

EVOLve Or DIE!

Nickolas Wildstar is an American civil rights activist and politician whow ran for California governor twice, Fullerton City Council and Mayor of Fresno. The Wisconsin native moved to California to further his career as the hip-hop musician named "QBall" but quickly began to get involved as an activist in his community protesting against abuse of authority by police and other government officials.

Kryssi Wichers

Kryssi Wichers

Free Market Activism

Kryssi is a former national organizer for the Occupy movement and March against Monsanto. She formerly ran for Statehouse Rep in Ohio and is the current chair of the Fairfield County Libertarian Party.

Sam Robb

Sam Robb

Go, and Do Thou Likewise.

Sam is a Pittsburgh native, former US Navy officer, and a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University. He has been preaching and teaching from the Bible to all age groups for nearly two decades.

Ashley Shade

Ashley Shade

The importance of Liberty For All People

Ashley Shade is a Transgender woman and an activist for the Liberty and GSM (Gender and Sex Minorities) Communities. She is a candidate for LNC region 8 Alternate and a member of Outright Libertarians.

Killian Hobbs

Killian Hobbs

How To Argue

Killian Hobbs is a Canadian libertarian, writer, and podcaster best known for his Bad Arguments series of articles. He is also the Managing Editor for Being Libertarian.

Luis Fernando Mises

Luis Fernando Mises

Love and Entrepreneurship

Luis Fernando Mises is a Consultant that teaches Leadership all over the United States, a Yoga instructor, a Meditation teacher, a student of Austrian Economics, a Statesman with the Libertarian Party, a Curandero, an Entrepreneur, and a Family man. He realized his personal mission was to empower others and to be present; and this realization propelled him to create Emancipated Human as a way to bring stories that would help people see the nature of the police state we currently live in, ideas to hack the world, interviews with people that have practical examples, and inspiration to live a freer life.

Thomas Quiter

Thomas Quiter

The Unconventional Midget

Thomas has beaten or gone around the State and Local Education system, circumvented the FDA, and largely practices his own healthcare upon himself. A 37 year old nonviable fetus with the tenacity to live. Meet Tom, you won't regret it.

Michael Cheney

Michael Cheney

The Banned Truth About Corona. The Government Doesn't Want You To Know.

Michael Cheney is a libertarian, entrepreneur and podcaster. During the 20 years he's heen running his own business the government has stolen millions of dollars from him in taxation.

Joe Buchman

Joe Buchman, PhD

If ETs Landed On The Whitehouse Lawn Would We Tax Them for "Universal" Healthcare?

Joseph G. Buchman, PhD holds an MBA in finance from Purdue, a PhD from Indiana University, has been a guest on Coast to Coast AM, and given Exopolitics-related presentations at TEDx at Burning Man, Freedom Fest in Las Vegas, NASA's SETI conference in Mountain View, Contact in the Desert in Joshua Tree, The Society of Scientific Investigation in Boulder, the X-conferences and Citizen Hearing in Washington DC, and Roswell UFO Fest in Roswell. He is a former Chair of the Libertarian Party of Utah, of the national Platform Committee, and has run as a Libertarian Condidate for the US Congress twice - each time calling for Congressional Whistle-Blower protection and then open hearings on "waste, fraud, criminal activity and the ET" issue.

Shawn Jones

Shawn Jones

Jury Nullification

Shawn Jones is a long time activist and member of Libertarian Party leadership on the state and local level. He is a single father and small business owner. Shawn is self educated and has committed his adult life to trying to wake people up to liberty and shine light on those areas others may  not know exist.

May the road rise with you and your enemies be far behind.

Brian Ellison

Brian Ellison

How To Cop Watch

Brian Ellison is a political activist from Michigan, and current and former candidate for federal office. Brian's activism focuses on correcting social injustices, including improving police accountability, awareness of social inequities and oppression, and opposing fascism.

Josh Butterfield

Josh Butterfield

Localism

From the dawn of time, we have been ruled by corrupt rulers. I have a plan to give the power to the people for once in history, by giving local communities absolute power over all governments.

Kate Prather

Kate Prather

Two's Company, Government's a Crowd

Kate Prather is a wife and mother of 2 living in rural Northeast Texas. She is the Treasurer for LPTexas, Vice Chair of Franklin County LP, Event Coordinator for Behrman 2020 and Taxation is Theft Fest, Owner and Fashion Designer of Liberty Couture fashion, and professional makeup artist. Kate has had personal experience with contracts with various family members since she was 18 and believes including written consent in personal relationship make for stronger bonds.

Sorinne Ardeleanu

Sorinne Ardeleanu

Life... or Something Like It

Sorinne is a Presidential Candidate, author, healer, and visionary currently focused & working on improving values, media, healthcare, politics, and education so the masses may be empowered to live authentic, purposeful, healthy, peaceful, loving, and prosperous lives by correctly applying Nature's laws correctly.

GI Mary Jane

GI Mary Jane

We're All Soldiers in the Drug War

Armed with a gift to compassionately communicate and stand her ground, The Commander in Kief, G.I. Mary Jane has made a commitment to her community that she will work hard to promote the change of the archaic legislation that has made victims of the people they were written to protect.

Raymond Orta

Raymond Orta

Comedian

Raymond Orta has been doing stand up comedy since he was 8 years old.. he’s like one of those Asian kids with a guitar, but his medium is stand up comedy. Whether it’s his stage presence, his timing, his spot on impressions, his out of this world sound effects, Raymond Orta is a versatile Comedian to say the least. Funny doesn’t begin to describe this high energy show that will leave you clutching your ribs, massaging your face, even slapping tables and spitting fluids out of your nose and mouth.

Robin Koerner

Robin Koerner

Power of The Paradigm

Robin is a consultant and instructor in political psychology and communication, and the creator of the program, “Weapons of Mass Persuasion”.  He serves as the Academic Dean of the John Locke Institute and a Member of the Faculty Network of the Foundation for Economic Education.  His is perhaps best known for creating the largest voting coalition for Ron Paul’s presidential candidacy in 2011/’12, called Blue Republican. Check out his book, “If You Can Keep It: Why We Nearly Lost It and How We Get It Back”

Nick Reed

Nick Reed

Winning People Over Arguments in the Age of Contempt

Nick Reed is an author, speaker, entrepreneur and activist. Presently, he works at the Grassroots Leadership Academy designing programs that empower activists, organizers and social change entrepreneurs to advance liberty through long-term culture and policy change.

Peymon Mottahedeh

Peymon Mottahedeh

Become Free of IRS Slavery: How to Legally Stop Filing and Paying Income Tax

Peymon Mottahedeh is founder and President of Freedom Law School that he founded in 1996. Peymon has not filed and paid income tax for 30 years by following the strict language of the law and has many people do the same. Are you ready to be free of IRS Slavery?

Mikey Wong

Mikey Wong

What's going on in Hong Kong?

Everyone is asking, what's going on in Hong Kong? Why are people protesting? Thank God, we have Mikey on the ground. Mikey is a teacher, singer, and fitness coach based in Hong Kong. He has been reporting live for Being Libertarian.  Due to the unique nature that he can speak in both Cantonese and English, he has the advantage of understanding the locals. He will give you a first-hand insight into what's happening in Hong Kong.

Bryan Ortega

Bryan Ortega

Rise & Grind with Ortega and Friends

Bryan Ortega is a Medically Retired, U.S Army combat veteran from San Antonio, Texas. He is also a Cannabis Refugee, Advocate, Lobbyist, Entrepreneur and Industry Employee. He fled Texas in January of 2017 looking for Natural Healing and a better life.

Zach Foster

Zach Foster

Libertarians in the Venezuela Crisis

Zach Foster is the executive director of the Mises-Mambi Institute of Cuba. For three years he's helped give vital resources and a voice to libertarians behind the Iron Curtain in Cuba and Venezuela. He also does Hispanic outreach in the Libertarian Party here at home.

Justin Arman

Justin Arman

Parenting Around Adventure and Risk

Justin Arman cofounded a successful cosmetic brand with his wife and they raised their children around the family business traveling through Australia, Europe, and the United States for several years. While homeschooling their four children, the Arman family centered their focus around entrepreneurship and travel. By networking and being involved in the libertarian movement, their eldest son, as a young teen, traveled through Europe, North Africa, and Asia, without his parents, experiencing many adventures with people he met along the way. Their teenage daughter, at 16, traveled to Chile, by herself, to learn Bachata dancing and how to speak Spanish. Their two youngest children, 4 and 11, were raised at the local farmers market and have been involved in trade shows across the USA, Germany, England, and Italy.

John McAfee

John McAfee

The Future of Crypto

A lifelong advocate of personal freedom, John McAfee has been a vocal critic of privacy invasion and encryption backdoors. In 2016 McAfee ran for President of the United States on a platform of Freedom, Privacy and Technology. He is running again in 2020, this time to draw public attention to the blockchain and cryptocurrency revolution, using his reach to encourage individuals to look beyond investing at all of the positive social change made possible by the blockchain.

Norma Jean Almodovar

Norma Jean Almodovar

Sex Work Is Work : Panel Discussion

Norma Jean Almodovar, once employed by the LAPD as a traffic officer- then turned call girl- was the 1986 California candidate for Lt. Governor. She has been an activist for sex worker rights since she left the LAPD in 1982, and currently runs a non profit organization dedicated to changing the laws which make her and her colleagues  outlaws.

Chase Tkach

Chase Tkach

Sex Work Is Work : Panel Discussion

Chase is the founder and chairperson of the libertarian party of Orleans County New York. I am an advocate for sex work, as well as a professional dominatrix and adult film star.

Dave Champion

Dave Champion

Shattering the Myths : How the IRS is ripping you off!

Author of the best-selling, most authoritative, book in America revealing the truth of the income tax. Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, California.

Marc Tancer

Marc Tancer

Coins, paper money, and economics: Inflation is also theft

Marc founded the Lafayette College Libertarians in 2009, has had several leadership positions in the LPF and in the Palm Beach affiliate, and served for a four year term after elected to the Palm Beach Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors. He has been working in the coins and precious metals industry for 9 years and has run his own firm, Taggart Trading, for half that time.

LK Samuels

L.K. Samuels

Why Political Ideologues Need to Kill History—The Political Spectrum

L.K. Samuels is the author of three books. His most recent non-fiction book is Killing History: The False Left-Right Political Spectrum and the Battle between the ‘Free Left’ and the ‘Statist Left’ (2019). Samuels is a former Northern Vice Chair of the Libertarian Party of California (2003-2007).

Joe Banister

Joe Banister

Favored Fed To Enemy Of The State In 11 Years Flat

Joe Banister is the first and still only IRS Criminal Investigation Division Special Agent ever to investigate allegations that the IRS illegally administers and enforces the federal income tax. He reported his investigation results to his IRS superiors but rather than address legitimate concerns raised by one of the agency’s own highly-decorated investigators, Banister’s IRS superiors suspiciously refused to address IRS wrongdoing raised in his report and instead encouraged him to resign. Banister had no choice but to resign report his findings to the American public, having to resign from his office in order to abide by his oath to defend the U.S. Constitution.

joshua-dial

Joshua Dial

Joe Exotic isn't at all Libertarian

Joshua Dial is an Oklahoma based libertarian activist who was thrust into fame after his appearance on the Netflix series Tiger King and his role as campaign manager for the infamous Joe Exotic. Joshua was inspired to defend liberty at the age of twelve, with the blatant disregard of liberties brought on by the September 11th attacks. Like many libertarians, Joshua spent time in both parties before eventually finding his home within the Libertarian party. Today Joshua focusses his activism on outreach as he uses his platform and temporary fame to spread the message of liberty to a large audience of fans with many different political backgrounds and parties.

Andy "Doc" Melder

Veterans for Plant Medicine

Andy "Doc" Melder is a disabled veteran and former Navy Hospital Corpsman. A husband and father; born, raised, and living in Katy, Texas. Andy was the founder and chapter president of Veterans for Natural Rights-Texas, and served as a Chapter President for Young Americans for Liberty until he graduated from Sam Houston State University last semester. Andy has been a longtime advocate at the Texas Capitol and fights for legalizing natural alternatives to fight common disabilities like PTSD and chronic pain. Andy believes whole heartedly in the fact that plant medicines saved his life, and led him towards his current path to as a startup business owner of an natural wellness center in his hometown called Greenside Total Wellness.



Kal Molinet

The Sunny Side of the Coronavirus

Kal grew up with a strong thirst for adventure and proving people wrong. With his grandfather escaping communist Cuba in a dust cropper with a toy compass to point north and a knife to fight off sharks, his upbringing was wrought with lessons of the dangers of big government. When not evangelizing he enjoys applying his Security Forces military training on urban exploration and maintaining a general air of mystery.

Lo Fuzz

Freedom Jam Session

Providing the connection between human emotion/experience and the healing power of music. Along with stories of love and empowerment.... LoFuzz sings the anthem for legalization "420".