A Republic If We Can Keep It

A security fence topped with barbed wire surrounds the United States Capitol—the cost of which exceeds $19 million—blocking citizens from visiting areas that are normally open to the public. National Guardsmen and police officers patrol the Capitol grounds, some carrying rifles. Every one of us is an American forced to look upon a scar. As long as this gate is closed, as long as this scar of a wall is permitted to stand, it is not the American question alone that remains open but the question of freedom for all of mankind. Matt Kibbe visits the fence and asks Speaker Pelosi, “If you seek peace, if you seek prosperity, if you seek liberalization, come here to this gate. Speaker Pelosi, open this gate. Speaker Pelosi, tear down this wall.”

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Matt Kibbe

Matt Kibbe is President at Free the People, an educational foundation using video storytelling to turn on the next generation to the values of personal liberty and peaceful cooperation. He is also co-founder and partner at Fight the Power Productions, a video and strategic communications company. Kibbe is the host of BlazeTV’s Kibbe on Liberty, a popular podcast that insists that you think for yourself.

Dubbed “the scribe” by the New York Daily News, Kibbe is the author three books, most recently the #2 New York Times bestseller Don’t Hurt People and Don’t Take Their Stuff: A Libertarian Manifesto.

He was senior advisor for a Rand Paul Presidential Super PAC in 2016, and later co-founded AlternativePAC to promote libertarian values.

In 2004 Kibbe founded FreedomWorks, a national grassroots advocacy organization, and served as President until his departure in 2015. Steve Forbes said: “Kibbe has been to FreedomWorks what Steve Jobs was to Apple.”

An economist by training, Kibbe did graduate work at George Mason University and received his B.A. from Grove City College. He serves at the whim of his awesome wife Terry, and their three objectivist cats, Roark, Ragnar and Rearden. Kibbe is a fanatical DeadHead, drinker of craft beer and whisky, and collector of obscure books on Austrian economics.

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  • Is it a ‘wall’ to keep subjects out of the area of government function? Does it provide security from unwarranted intrusion?

    Let us provide for the common defense. Let us protect ourselves from the untested and the unvaccinated. Let us protect ourselves from the rabble.

    Close the gates against unwarranted intrusion. Guard the ‘walls’ against gangs who are not subject to law.

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