I am a lifelong Virginia resident and currently live in Alexandria, Va. I earned my BS in Economics from JMU in 1988 and then worked for 4 years as a Government Economist on the USDA Sugar Program. Having been fed a steady diet of Keynesian Economics in college, I was fortunate to have had a mentor who introduced me to Hayeks book "The Road to Serfdom". From there, I immersed myself in Austrian Economics (Von Mises, Hazlitt, Rothbard, Bastiat, Paterson, etc...) and learned that the State is purely based on coercion, theft and fear. I then understood fully that the Sugar Program was legalized theft as is many other State run instituitions.
I now work in the IT industry.
I followed Ron Paul with much interest over the last year...like many other people I had become very cynical over the years regarding any liberty movement. I believe I can no longer sit on the fence as the State as turned it up several notches in its quest to take all of our freedom away.
I am now committed and will be an activist for the cause of liberty!