I have been a ceaseless advocate for liberty for 25 years. Over the years I moved from “the far right” to the libertarian ideology I have now: I view all governments of every stripe to be dangerous to humanity and life on the earth itself.
I was born at St. Patrick’s Hospital in Missoula. Raised in Big Timber. I was never able to conform or follow rules, so I dropped out of school and ran away from home when I was 16. I hitchhiked across the USA five times before I was 20. Worked on high-rise construction projects, dams and bridges. Joined the skinheads and went to federal prison for a gun charge. Along the way I noticed one thing: the private sector will always help you; but the government always erects barriers in your way. I did a lot of reading and went back to school. By 26 I graduated from MSU-Billings. By 35 I had a law degree and a Ph.D. in sociology. By the time I reached my 40s I was an attorney and college professor. Today I live on the Bozeman Pass where I have been building a house for 15 years. (Another 20 and it will be half done!) I am the author of two books and an activist in liberty-oriented causes and court cases throughout the west. I am the founder of an educational institution, Lysander Spooner University, and an organizer of freedom events and institutions, including Rage Against The State and the Museum of Government History. My optimism for Montana’s future has never been stronger. Montanans can conquer any problem—if we defeat the evil expansion of government in our lives!
THE US HAS BECOME TYRANNICAL. Most of us never thought we would say this. But the United States of America has become a tyrannical nation which ignores the rights of its citizenry and trounces the Bill of Rights. In Congress I will work tirelessly to fight this tyranny. I WILL CAST EVERY VOTE AGAINST GOVERNMENT and promote legislation to cut government power and expansion.
I WILL SUPPORT EVERY EFFORT BY STATES and localities to secede from the US. It is past time. The societies west of the Mississippi River are fundamentally different from the societies east of the Mississippi. Texas is a different culture from New York. Montana is not the same culture as D.C. When citizens challenge government overreach in D.C. courts they face jury pools that are 90% socialist and 80% government employees or families of government employees. WE SHOULD NOT BE RULED BY A TYRANNICAL regime 2,000 miles away which ignores our rights. The United States was the freest place on earth (for many) at one time. It had low taxes, few regulations, and freedom of innovation, ideas and movement. Now the US promotes censorship and controlled journalism, stifles invention and discovery, and imprisons a higher proportion of its citizenry than any nation in human history.
ONE-QUARTER OF ADULT MALES ARE CONVICTED FELONS. AS I WRITE THESE WORDS IT IS AN ACTUAL QUESTION AMONG POLICYMAKERS WHETHER THERE WILL SOON BE CONCENTRATION CAMPS FOR AMERICANS ON AMERICAN SOIL. Vaccine passports are already required in places like New York and Philadelphia. People are being prosecuted for trying to buy food without government permission papers. At the beginning of the lockdowns in 2020, I thought courts would quickly strike them down. But courts—and the legal profession I once loved—were mostly silent. A few brave legislatures and governors finally stepped up; but it was too little, too late. We have lost America. We have become too obedient and too trustful of government.
Roger Roots for Congress
113 Lake Drive East, Livingston, Montana 59047, United States
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