The Freshman | Episode 2: Voting Matters

Rep. Denver Riggleman (VA-5) is a freshman in U.S. Congress. He quickly learns that voting in Congress is not always black and white. In fact, it’s pretty grey—with competing interests, party politics, and conscience—colliding regularly during the process of voting. Watch as Riggleman navigates the struggles of representative government.

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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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  • Ahhh, another Virginia GOPer dons his pussy hat, votes against Trump’s declaration of emergency on the US border–because an unnamed military buddy whispered in his ear. Start tallying the opioid deaths in his district and pile the skulls at his self-righteous feet.

    • Your narrow mind is showing. It’s much broader and more complex than you believe it to be. You’re delusional if you think that job is black and white.

  • The problem is that the central government is trying to legislate relative to powers that are not granted to them in the Constitution.

    His discussing the “rollup” bills that are very short but reference multiple levels of prior legislation.

    We need to return to 1) local, 2) state and then finally 3) central government.

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