Modern Heroes of Liberty

These are some of the people currently fighting the hardest to restore and preserve our Liberty. Whether it be in Congress, in print, on the airwaves or over the internet, these people have sacrificed money, time and reputation to stand up for our rights. In their writings and words you can find information and inspiration to aid you in the fight for Liberty.

Dr. Ron Paul:

Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas) is the leading advocate for freedom in our nation’s capital. As a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Dr. Paul tirelessly works for limited constitutional government, low taxes, free markets, and a return to sound monetary policies. He is known among his congressional colleagues and his constituents for his consistent voting record. Dr. Paul never votes for legislation unless the proposed measure is expressly authorized by the Constitution. In the words of former Treasury Secretary William Simon, Dr. Paul is the "one exception to the Gang of 535" on Capitol Hill.

Ron Paul graduated from Gettysburg College and the Duke University School of Medicine, before proudly serving as a flight surgeon in the U.S. Air Force during the 1960s. He and his wife Carol moved to Texas in 1968, where he began his medical practice in Brazoria County. As a specialist in obstetrics/gynecology, Dr. Paul has delivered more than 4,000 babies. He and Carol, who reside in Lake Jackson, Texas, are the proud parents of five children and have 17 grandchildren.

While serving in Congress during the late 1970s and early 1980s, Dr. Paul's limited-government ideals were not popular in Washington. In 1976, he was one of only four Republican congressmen to endorse Ronald Reagan for president.

During that time, Congressman Paul served on the House Banking committee, where he was a strong advocate for sound monetary policy and an outspoken critic of the Federal Reserve's inflationary measures. He was an unwavering advocate of pro-life and pro-family values. Dr. Paul consistently voted to lower or abolish federal taxes, spending and regulation, and used his House seat to actively promote the return of government to its proper constitutional levels. In 1984, he voluntarily relinquished his House seat and returned to his medical practice.

In 1988, following the publication of his book, Freedom Under Siege: The Constitution after 200 years, Paul campaigned successfully for the Presidential nomination of the Libertarian Party.

Dr. Paul returned to Congress again as a Republican in 1997 to represent the 14th congressional district of Texas. He presently serves on the House Committee on Financial Services and the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. He continues to advocate a dramatic reduction in the size of the federal government and a return to constitutional principles.

Congressman Paul’s consistent voting record prompted one of his congressional colleagues to say, “Ron Paul personifies the Founding Fathers' ideal of the citizen-statesman. He makes it clear that his principles will never be compromised, and they never are." Another colleague observed, "There are few people in public life who, through thick and thin, rain or shine, stick to their principles. Ron Paul is one of those few."

Dr. Paul has authored numerous books on monetary policy and politics. His latest, The Revolution: A Manifesto, acheived #1 on the New York Times Best Seller list. Dr. Paul also authors a weekly column, Texas Straight Talk.

Brief Overview of Congressman Paul’s Record

He does not participate in the lucrative congressional pension program. He returns a portion of his annual congressional office budget to the U.S. treasury every year.

Congressman Paul introduces numerous pieces of substantive legislation each year, probably more than any single member of Congress.


    Rights belong to individuals, not groups.

    Property should be owned by people, not government.

    All voluntary associations should be permissible -- economic and social.

    The government's monetary role is to maintain the integrity of the monetary unit, not participate in fraud.

    Government exists to protect liberty, not to redistribute wealth or to grant special privileges.

    The lives and actions of people are their own responsibility, not the government's.

Michael Badnarik:
Michael Badnarik was the 2004 Libertarian Party Presidential Candidate. To secure the Libertarian Party nomination, he traveled over 25,000 miles campaigning across the U.S. in the 15 months leading up to the Party's National Convention in Atlanta. Although Michael was clearly the underdog, he won the nomination after three close ballots.

Badnarik first began studying the Constitution in 1983, while managing the Braidwood Nuclear Simulator project. He earned a Secret Security clearance at the Northrop facility charged with developing the Stealth Bomber. His next challenge was training hundreds of employees to use state-of-the-art computer systems at PG&Es Diablo Canyon nuclear plant. During this time, his natural talent for speaking and teaching led him to develop his Constitution class, which was a major catalyst for his Presidential bid.

Michael's Radio show can be heard weekdays live on the Genesis Communications Network . Check your local listings for time and station near you, listen online at GCN Live or listen to the archives of his morning show on WTPRN.COM.

Dr. Katherine Albrecht:
Katherine Albrecht is the director of CASPIAN (Consumers Against Supermarket Privacy Invasion and Numbering), an organization she founded in 1999 to advocate free-market, consumer-based solutions to the problem of retail privacy invasion.

Katherine is widely recognized as one of the world's leading experts on consumer privacy. She regularly speaks on the consumer privacy and civil liberties impacts of new technologies, with an emphasis on RFID and retail issues. She has testified on RFID technology before the Federal Trade Commission, state legislatures, the European Commission, and the Federal Reserve Bank, and she has given over a thousand television, radio and print interviews to news outlets all over the world. Her efforts have been featured on CNN, NPR, the CBS Evening News, Business Week, and the London Times, to name just a few.

Executive Technology Magazine has called Katherine "perhaps the country's single most vocal privacy advocate" and Wired magazine calls her the "Erin Brockovich" of RFID". Her success exposing corporate misdeeds has earned her accolades from Advertising Age and Business Week and caused pundits to label her a PR genius.

Katherine is co-author of "Spychips: How Major Corporations Plan to Track your Every Move with RFID." Two days prior to its release, Spychips flew the top of the Amazon bestseller charts, hitting number one as a "Mover & Shaker," making its way to the top-ten nonfiction bestseller list, and spending weeks as a Current Events bestseller. Within its first four weeks alone, the book sold thousands of copies, and the journalistic and privacy communities called it "brilliantly written," "stunningly powerful," and "scathing." In a nod to the book's focus on freedom, Spychips was awarded the prestigious Lysander Spooner Award for Advancing the Literature of Liberty and named "the best book on liberty" for 2005.

Katherine is a highly sought-after public speaker, informing audiences across Europe and North America with her well-researched, compelling, and often chilling accounts of how retail surveillance technology threatens our privacy. She is a frequent guest on radio programs worldwide, logging over 500 hours of airtime with her proven ability to entertain an audience and generate listener calls.

Katherine graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in International Marketing. She holds a Doctorate in Education from Harvard University with a research focus in consumer education, privacy and psychology.

Dr. Albrecht can be heard weekdays from 3 to 5pm central on the Genesis Communications Network. Until October, 2008, she could be heard from 9AM til 11AM on the We The People Radio Network. Check your local listings for time and station near you, or listen online to her radio show archives at KatherineAlbrecht.com and WTPRN.COM.

Sherry Peel Jackson:
Sherry Peel Jackson has been a tireless worker for Liberty. A former IRS agent, Jackson has battled the agency since she read a challenge in USA Today to find a law requiring her to pay an income tax. As a CPA, Certified Fraud investigator, and former IRS agent, she was certain in her ability to do so. After months of searching for a law that indisputably required her to file a federal income tax return, she came to the conclusion that there was none.

After this, Jackson began a campaign to educate her fellow Americans about the fraud being perpetrated against them by our own government. She began a public speaking and protest crusade against the IRS. Ms. Jackson also appeared in the movie 'America: Freedom to Fascism'. Her campaign culminated with a very public refusal to file an income tax return.

Unfortunately, Sherry Peel Jackson was recently imprisoned, following a lengthy and controversial court battle. There have been many ups and downs in her fight, and she has appeals pending. Many consider Jackson a martyr in the Liberty movement.
Visit Sherry Peel Jackson's website to read more.

Joe Banister:

Joe Banister is a success story in the battle against the unconstitutional IRS. Banister was also an IRS agent and CPA. While investigating a case, Mr. Banister began looking into the legislation requiring a person to file an income tax. To his amazement, this highly decorated, FBI trained IRS agent could not find one. As a good employee, he asked his boss to explain the inability to locate such a regulation. The response he received from his employer was a blank resignation form. After years of dedicated service, and numerous commendations, Joe Banister was asked to resign.

After this, Banister began his own campaign against the IRS. He, too, was charged by the agency. After a lengthy and costly court battle, Banister was aquitted and vindicated of all charges. He continues his battle for Liberty by speaking out in protest, while advising those who have issues with the IRS.

In 2006, Joe Banister appeared in the Aaron Russo film, 'America: Freedom to Fascism'. His radio show, Freedom above Fortune, could be heard on WTRPN every weekend until October 2008. He also maintains a website of the same name, Freedom Above Fortune, where you can read more about his struggle and learn more about the IRS fraud.

Alex Jones:
Alex Jones has been fighting for Liberty since the 1990s. On his radio show, in his many movies, and on his television show, Jones has consistently called out elected officials, government agencies and private citizens for infringing upon the rights of Americans.

Jones makes most of his films and radio show broadcasts available free-of-charge on his multiple websites, including Infowars, the JonesReport and PrisonPlanet. His radio show can be heard on the Genesis Communications Network via a live feed on Jones' Infowars website. Check your local listings for time and station, or listen live at GCN or Infowars.com.

A link to Jones' film, Endgame, can be found on the MUST SEE VIDEOS post. In addition to that, he has made numerous films defending Liberty, some clips from which can be seen below:

Sheriff Richard Mack

A graduate of the FBI National Academy, some of Mack's positions include: patrol officer, undercover narcotics officer, hostage negotiator, youth officer, school resource officer, communications supervisor, corporal, front desk sergeant, detective, sheriff, Search and Rescue supervisor, jail administrator, and DARE instructor.

Mack has been a consultant on numerous cases regarding police abuse, brutality, and other misconduct by public officials. He has joined with other members of the law enforcement community to speak out in favor of drug policy reform.

Mack began his career with the Provo Police Department as a parking enforcement cadet while attending BYU. A couple of years alter he became a full-time officer and was soon promoted to Corporal, Sergeant, and Detective. After nearly 11 years at Provo PD, Mack decided to return to his childhood turf in Arizona and run for Graham County Sheriff. His campaign took off and he was elected in 1988.

He was sheriff for two terms until 1997. He was named Elected Official of the Year by the Arizona-New Mexico Coalition of Counties in 1994, received the NRA Law Officer of the Year, inducted into the NRA Hall of Fame, 1995 Cicero Award, Samuel Adams Leadership Award from the Local Sovereignty Coalition, and Gun Owners of America Defender of the Second Amendment Award.

During his tenure, federal officers informed the sheriffs of the state that they would be required to enforce the so-called "Brady Bill" and run background checks at their expense under the law. In 1994, Mack and six other sheriffs from across the country, challenged the constitutionality of the Brady Bill and ultimately, fought it all the way to the United States Supreme Court, where they won a monumental decision for freedom.

Three years later, in a landmark 5-4 split decision based on the Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, Mack won his case. Sheriff Mack is now an author and speaker who travels across the country to inform people of the proper role of law enforcement.

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