About

The Libertarian Vindicator is a political news website dedicated to political commentary that advances the principles of economic and personal liberty.
We believe that respect for individual rights is the essential precondition for a free and prosperous world, that force and fraud must be banished from human relationships, and that only through freedom can peace and prosperity be realized.
Consequently, we defend each person’s right to engage in any activity that is peaceful and honest and welcome the diversity that freedom brings. The world we seek to build is one where individuals are free to follow their own dreams in their own ways, without interference from government or any authoritarian power.

Founder & CEO

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Robert J. Bentley

Robert is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs with a B.A. in Political Science (Emphasis American Politics & Public Law) and Colorado State University-Pueblo with an M.A. in American History.  In college, Robert was an active member of the Republican Party serving as the chairman of the College Republicans & interning for Colorado’s U.S. Senator.  He became active in the Libertarian movement with the 2008 campaign of Ron Paul.  Since then he has started this venture to educate the public about Libertarianism and volunteers his time to the Libertarian Party of Colorado and the National Party. He is passionate about our country’s future, a loving husband, and a proud father.

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Writer & Editor

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Timothy Eyer

Timothy is a graduate of Fullsail University with an Associate’s degree in Applied Science and a 2017 graduate of the Virtual Mises University in Economics. He is an amateur Civil War historian and a lifelong champion of Liberty. Mr. Eyer is Chairman of the Livingston County Libertarian Party and a member of the Libertarian Party of New York. An avid activist, he fights for 2nd Amendment rights, jury nullification, and ending the war on drugs. He is an advocate of free markets, Austrian Economics, and school choice. Timothy believes a free and voluntary society is best for a prosperous, civilized nation. He is also the co-host of a weekly Libertarian minded podcast.

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Contributing Writers

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Luke Henderson

Since joining the Libertarian Party in 2016 (after discovering Gary Johnson as a disaffected Bernie Sanders supporter), Luke Henderson has been active in the liberty movement through journalism, and political activism.

At the beginning of 2017, Luke had his first piece of writing published by Being Libertarian and quickly became a contributor to the libertarian news site, The Libertarian Vindicator. Through the Vindicator, Luke discovered his passion for addressing critics of the philosophy and bringing together different factions of liberty lovers which compelled him to become an editor for The Libertarian Coalition, a forum dedicated to an open-minded discussion of libertarian ideas from all walks.

After many guest contributions to Being Libertarian, Luke was asked to join the website as a contributor, where he writes his column Scoring For Liberty, which discusses sports, politics, and economics from a libertarian lens, and his Educator series that seeks to strengthen libertarian’s understanding of educational techniques and policy to better arguments against public education.

Luke is one of the District 1 Executive Committeemen for the Missouri Libertarian party, the founder of the Missouri Chapter of the Libertarian Positivity Caucus, and currently works for the Austin Petersen for U.S. Senate and Larry Sharpe for New York Governor campaigns. Outside of politics, Luke is a paraprofessional for the Special School District of St. Louis, a musician, composer, and a loving husband and father.

 

Spencer Helsel

Spencer Helsel is a veteran educator, self-published author, and military spouse. He graduated from Christopher Newport University where he was a member of the Sigma Tau Delta English Honors Society. He has taught in Virginia, Colorado and currently lives abroad with his wife and children.

 

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Bryce Jackson

Bryce was born on March 10,, 1982 in Berlin Vermont. He was raised in my ancestral hometown of Chelsea Vermont. Originally a member of the moderate left, he was turned onto libertarianism after suffering the ill effects of the penalty from the Affordable Care Act. Despite traveling across the political spectrum in my life, Bryce has always been an ardent second amendment supporter ( as it has been originally understood). He writes crime fiction as well as my articles regarding libertarianism. He does not want to be known as a libertarian writer, but as a writer who happens to be a libertarian. Bryce has been involved in dog rescue since the end of 2012. Being the son of a Vietnam veteran he has a strong appreciation for our servicemen. Bryce is a full-time cook, but as soon as he can start to make a living at writing, he plans on retiring from that. Bryce enjoys hiking, Vermont winters, spending time with his puppies and hanging out with his friends.

 

 

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Carol Powell

A political activist from Boston, Carol recently relocated to the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. She has been involved in many antiwar efforts. She also worked to help establish Defend the 4th, originally to defend against an attempted implementation of TSA on the Boston area transit system. The group still exists today working to restore the privacy rights of Bostonians and citizens across the country.

 

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John David Egan
John David Egan was born and raised in New York City. A registered Libertarian he is married with 5 grown children and two grandchildren. Currently retired from United Parcel Service he has published a book ” Fun City “, 1952 Publications, 2015, available on Amazon and has a collection of family stories to be released soon and a political diary of the 2016 presidential election to be released in installments later this year. A strong supporter of community sponsored baseball and basketball programs for youth Egan is also a member of Peekskill Embark, a community organization supporting the arts. A member of the Westchester Libertarians he writes and speaks about libertarian ideas that promote personal freedom and personal responsibility. A drummer, storyteller, and podcaster he now resides in Peekskill New York with his wife.
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Brad Barnhard

Brad Barnhard graduated from Rowan University with a B.A in Radio/Television/Film and parlayed that experience into his own self-titled, liberty minded, podcast.  His love for writing soon led to him writing about the Libertarian party and different current issues.  An advocate for free markets and personal choice, Brad is also a believer in the Austrian School of Economics.   While he does not consider himself a member of the Libertarian Party for a few reasons, it is the party he admits he connects with the most.

 

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James Wilson

James Wilson has grown up in small towns all across the state of NY throughout his life. Through his schooling, he never was really into politics and just wanted to get through the classes. Realizing, later on in life, that most of the info that was being presented was not entirely true or accurate.

James has spent the last decade researching many of the “Official Stories” that have rocked the world, in an attempt to truly understand what is happening on this globe.

Some would say that he is a Libertarian, but in essence, he is a human that just wants to be free. James would state that if that means Libertarian to you, then he is a Libertarian.

He is a father of 3 children, married, and a Licensed Massage Therapist with a focus on Orthopedic Massage specializing in Low back pain and Chronic Neck Pain.
He has always been a writer since a teenager and is now just getting into officially launching a writing career. His poetry and short stories and more can be found on his Patron page HERE (link: https://www.patreon.com/jimmyjames78)
His goal with these works on Libertarian Vindicator is to help expand the minds of the readers, challenging their points of view and preconceived judgments on the way that the world works.
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Daniel Marston
Daniel Marston holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and owns a healthcare practice in Pennsylvania.  He is also an adjunct professor at two universities, where he primarily teaches courses in statistics, research design, and counseling.  He is the author of the book “What Studying Animal Behavior Can Tell Us About Human Psychology” (Jessica Kingsley Publishers).  He has belonged at different times to the Republican and Democratic parties, even serving as a Republican committeeperson at one point, and has consistently worked to implement Libertarian ideas into his political activities.  He wants to use his writings to provide practical ways that today’s most pressing political issues can be understood and addressed using Libertarian concepts and approaches.

 

 

 

 

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