I so loved President Reagan that when I was in high school, I made up my mind that I would go to Eureka College on the Reagan scholarship. And I made up my mind that if I couldn't do that, then I wouldn't go to college. I would join the Marine Corps instead. President Reagan loved the Marines.
As I look back, I can't help but feel I started to become an extreme form of Alex Jones, except in a good way. The one good thing about Alex is he does discourage his listeners from doing anything bad, as that just sets the liberty movement back. I started to view candidates like Angle as provocatuers. But I realized something. The position I had started to arrive at was that mere criticism of Democrats could be provacteuring. In that case, we call all Republican candidates provocatuers, and thus are totally incapable of changing anything through elections.
Mark served honorably for four years on active duty in the Marine Corps infantry, and was a Libertarian endorsed candidate for a municipal office in 2002. He re-enlisted in the ARNG in 2006 because he was depressed/at times SI without the military. He has held the NFA Series 3 license (futures and futures options broker) which he did a voluntary withdrawal on because he couldn't in good conscience sell managed futures since firms would do better to hire an in-house trader to trade a proprietary account with a discount broker, which he outlined in his well-written withdrawal request. Since the year 2000, he has spent much of his free time reading the great minds of the Austrian School of economics, such as Murray Rothbard, Henry Hazlitt, Ludwig von Mises, et al.