April 9, 2012 at 11:31 pm #15607atlas199Member
Hey everyone! I thought a great way to break the ice would be to introducing yourself here. I’ll start.
My name’s Arash Kashanian. I’m a former student of Dr. Woods back when he was still a professor, teaching at Suffolk County Community College. I’m a big time libertarian, as I suspect most of you are. I majored in history, and I’m currently in my third year of law school. Dr. Woods influenced me greatly in going into both history and law. He has had a huge impact on my life, helping me break out of the monolithic point of view taught by the public school and university system. I’m the president of the Federalist Society chapter at my law school, which is a nationwide effort to bring differing views to law students and lawyers. (public schools and undergraduate universities are not the only ones suffering from a narrow, monolithic view point)
I’d like to mention that I never finished my second semester with Dr. Woods, where he taught modern American history, starting after the civil war. We got to around the 1920s before I went off and joined the marines, mid-semester! This online lecture hall will help me finish what I started in Dr. Woods’s class room so long ago. Haha.
I look forward to chatting with you all.April 13, 2012 at 1:05 pm #15608dwaas27Member
Hello Arash, and anyone else!
My name is Dan, and I am a senior at Texas A&M close to getting my bachelor’s in history. I am very new to the libertarian ideas, but have became very fascinated with them the past year or so! Thanks in large part to some of Dr. Woods’ books that I have had the wonderful opportunity to read!
I did want to show my appreciation to Mr. Gutzman, Mr. McClanahan, and especially Dr. Woods, for creating this opportunity for me to squeeze in some real lessons in history in between what I get told in class! As well as chat with all you very, very old folks, who know far more than I!April 13, 2012 at 9:53 pm #15609atlas199Member
Wow Kyle, it’s amazing to see someone teaching this stuff. If even one of your students is moved by your teachings it’s all worth it.
Dan, what are planning to do after undergrad?April 14, 2012 at 6:51 am #15610crcaccountsParticipant
Hey everyone! I’m Chris, a software developer in Tokyo. I have no background in economics or history aside from the compulsory college courses. After some time of living in Japan, seeing a different perspective, living in it long enough to understand it, and seeing the US evolve as an outsider, I can say I’m not the same person I was just 5 years ago. The 2008 collapse pulled me into studying economics and following Ron Paul, Peter Schiff, Tom Woods, Robert Murphy and various LVM speakers. If I could meet myself in college, I’d probably label myself as yet another among the mindless American drones, but I swallowed the red pill.
I don’t have much time, but this is a great way for busy freedom lovers to further their education.April 14, 2012 at 12:43 pm #15611dwaas27Member
Arash- I am contracted with the army. So I will be a logistics officer for 4 years in the army following my graduation this August. After that I do not know. I’ve thought about a lot of different things such as teaching, or law school, we’ll just see when the time comes!April 18, 2012 at 4:40 pm #15612jdladeurMember
Hi everyone! My name is John LaDeur. I am a senior psychology major at North Central College in Illinois. I was introduced to libertarian thought about two years ago, largely through some of Dr. Woods’ books as well as writings from Peter Schiff, Ron Paul, and Lew Rockwell. I’ve quickly become quite passionate about the liberty movement, as I suspect all of us are, and although I plan to work as an occupational therapy assistant after graduation, I have my heart set on running for local office in the relatively distant future.
I’m extremely excited to learn about and discuss historical, economic and all other matters concerning personal freedom with like-minded individuals like yourselves!May 11, 2012 at 1:03 am #15613JonBurns28Member
Hello My name is Jon Burns, I am a 33 year old from NJ. I am an infantry veteran of both the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. Introduced to Mr. Woods and Mr. Gutzman through the Mike Church show. I read 33 questions, Who killed the Constitution, Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution and am currently reading James Madison and the making of America. Im looking forward to discussions in the forums, the lectures have been top notch and I am spreading the word to whomever will listen.
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