I am a self-employed IT consultant and degreed engineer, a former project engineer for a major Eastern nuclear utility who struck out on his own and hasn’t looked back. I am an independent student of political and economic history. I believe in free men and free markets; politically I am a strict constructionist. I attended the 1995 LVMI Conference on Secession in Charleston, and I count myself as an early supporter of Ron Paul. Significant influences on my thinking can be found in Hayek, vonMises, Ayn Rand, Locke, etc.