Tonight on the Angel Clark Show on Radio Freedom we have a guest line-up! As a continuation of the homage to Liberty Candidates in honor of their MONEY BOMB on December 16th we are featuring some of the candidates they have deemed Liberty Oriented.
Our first guest this evening will be Calen Fretts who is running for the United States House of Representatives in Florida (First District) :
Calen Fretts was born in Pittsburgh, grew up in the small southeastern Virginia town of Courtland, and finally, settled in Valparaiso. He professes with great joy his Christian faith and, accordingly, his love for humanity. Calen graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Computer Science and currently runs a small web development company calledAlpha Web Presence. Before founding AWP, Fretts engaged in entrepreneurial web programming, worked as an IT Specialist with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), and co-founded a web development company in Atlanta, where he also functioned as IT Director and advisor. He currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Libertarian Party of Okaloosa County.
In 2011, he began his quest for Congress with his soon-to-be wife, Allison. She, a native of Niceville, FL, was the one responsible for convincing Calen how beautiful the coast of Florida was, and they ended up back in the Florida Panhandle. And, as he admits, “boy was she right!” He is an oldest child, with four siblings: two brothers and two sisters. His brother currently serves in the Army, and he comes from a long line of servicemen to the country, going all the way back to the Revolution. Calen is committed to God, family, friends, and country. These are the reasons he is motivated to do what he does.
Calen is proud to be a small business owner. He takes satisfaction in knowing that he is part of the solution, not the problem; that he participates in driving and advancing the private free market economy; that he embodies the great spirit of individuality, independence, and autonomy upon which this great nation of America was founded.
He has spent the last few years researching into the wee hours of the morning about the Constitution, the virtues of capitalism and voluntary interaction, and the advice and wisdom of America’s Founding Fathers. This intensive study led to a realization that many things he had always believed about the world were not exactly as they seemed. For example, that the majority of Republican and Democrat politicians no longer uphold the Constitution or the best interests of their constituents; that there are more than only two ideological choices, “the left” or “the right”; that there was a more consistent worldview that didn’t fit into the mainstream, dogmatic box. It was this awakening and worldview shift that eventually led him to take up the torch of liberty and do everything in his power to try to return the voice of common sense, and the common man, to government.
His philosophy is built on the belief that we as humans should first love one another, regardless of race or nationality or any other collectivist differences. Therefore, we should profoundly respect the sanctity of all human life and God-given human rights, whether in the womb or in a foreign land. We should also respect others’ choices in their own personal lives, as we would have them respect ours, whether or not we agree with them. The refusal to use government force to enforce our own opinions against others, and rather, the choice to be the “salt of the earth,” the “light of the world,” and lead others by example, is a principle that holds true on both the individual and international levels, and is one of the greatest manifestations of love.
Calen is a diehard sports fan (go Hokies!), a music lover, an entrepreneur, and an innovator. He constantly has new ideas to better the world. He enjoys Christian apologetics, libertarian studies, and generally stretching the limits of his brain. He has also created numerous websites, political and otherwise, as a side hobby.
He most admires historical men of love and peace such as Jesus Christ, Mohandas Gandhi, and Martin Luther King, Jr.; revolutionaries like Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Andrew Jackson; rebels and thinkers such as Henry David Thoreau, Ayn Rand, Ludwig von Mises, F.A. Hayek, Murray Rothbard, Milton Friedman; as well as modern-day American patriots such as Congressman Ron Paul, Judge Andrew Napolitano, and Michael Badnarik.
Calen doesn’t plan to head to DC to make friends or become a career politician. He doesn’t even like it there. Instead, he plans to overturn the moneychangers’ tables and be a voice of reason calling out in the wilderness.
We will also have Scotty Boman on the show tonight who is running for the United States Senate in Michigan:
Scotty Boman first became involved with the Republican Party through the Ron Paul campaign. He was elected precinct delegate in 2009. He was re-elected to that post in 2010. He has served as a Republican State Convention delegate in 2009 and 2010. He was an alternate delegate to the 2011 Republican State Convention where he announced the formation of the Committee to Elect Scotty Boman.
However, most of Scotty’s political activity has been with the Libertarian Party. Scotty is proud of his background with this party and is open to any avenue that will further the cause of liberty. He ran for United States Senate as a Libertarian in 2008. He came in a distant third. Boman suspects bias toward major parties, rather than opposition to his agenda, to be the cause of this defeat. Boman suspects the results would be different for a major party candidate with the same views. The validity of this suspicion is an item for this committee to investigate.
Scotty has been a Libertarian candidate in every statewide partisan election since 1994. In 1997, his candidacy for Detroit City Council was endorsed by the Detroit News.
Scotty served as Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Greg Creswell’s running mate in 2006. The Creswell-Boman ticket campaigned on behalf of Proposal-2, which sought to eliminate the legalized racial and gender preference practiced by the state of Michigan. Both Jennifer Granholm and Dick DeVos opposed Proposal-2, which ended up passing by a large margin.
Scotty met and voted for Ron Paul in 1988, when Dr. Paul was the Libertarian Party’s presidential nominee. Scotty has been a Ron Paul “R3VOLutionary” longer than some of the best “R3VOLutionaries” have been alive!
Scotty was a grassroots leader of Michigan’s Ron Paul for President campaign. He organized one of the largest Meetup groups in the state, and he was very active in the Detroit area promoting Ron Paul’s libertarian message of peace, liberty, and prosperity.
Professionally, Scotty has been an educator for 19 years. Currently, he works as a Physics instructor at Wayne County Community College and as an Astronomy instructor at Macomb Community College. Scotty also substitute teaches in a few local school districts.
Scotty received his B.S. from Western Michigan University in 1985, with a double major in Physics and Philosophy and a minor in Mathematics. He earned an M.A. in Physics from Western two years later, and an additional graduate degree from Wayne State University in 1999.
Scotty was born in Detroit where he continues to live today.
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