Adam Bates is an attorney and policy advocate. He currently works for an non-profit organization that provides direct legal representation to refugees. Before that, he worked on criminal justice and civil liberty issues at the Cato Institute, focusing on the drug war, surveillance, police militarization, and gun rights. He received a BA in Political Science from the University of Miami (FL) and both a law degree and a Masters in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Michigan. Despite growing up in Oklahoma and currently residing outside Washington, D.C., Adam is a born Texan.



Carey Wedler is a media activist and editor in the freedom community. She began making YouTube videos in 2011 and went on to work as a journalist for the Anti-Media, an independent news outlet. She also served as editor in chief of the organization until they were permanently banned from social media in 2018. She now works as an editor and occasional writer for the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE). Carey continues to make videos that challenge the violence, hypocrisy, and cognitive dissonance of statism and American politics while advocating for peace, liberty, and voluntary solutions to government-created problems.



Matt Welch is an editor at large at Reason, the libertarian magazine of “Free Minds and Free Markets.” He served as Reason‘s editor in chief from 2008-2016. He is co-author, along with Nick Gillespie, of the 2011 book The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What’s Wrong With America, which Tyler Cowen called “the up-to-date statement of libertarianism.” Welch also wrote the 2007 book McCain: The Myth of a Maverick.



Norman founded and the Libertarian Christian Institute, and currently serves as its President. He holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from the Austin Graduate School of Theology. He works full-time as a chemical engineer and researcher in the healthcare industry.




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