This speech was given at The Future of Freedom Foundation’s June 2008 conference, “Restoring the Republic: Foreign Policy & Civil Liberties” held in Reston, Virginia.
Anthony Gregory earned his Bachelors Degree in American History from UC Berkeley, giving the history commencement speech for his class in 2003. His undergraduate thesis was on media-government relations during the 1993 standoff at Waco, Texas, between federal law enforcement and the Branch Davidians.
He has been awarded the Ron Paul Liberty in Media Award and passed the verbal test in introductory Austrian economics at Mises University.
He now works as a research analyst at The Independent Institute in Oakland, CA, assisting Ivan Eland with historical research and studying the effects of the war on terror on civil liberties at home.
He is a Policy Advisor for the Future of Freedom Foundation, a guest editor at Strike the Root, a blogger at Liberty and Power and the Stress Blog, and a contributing writer to such publications as Freedom Daily, the Northwest Meridian, and LewRockwell.com. His writing has been translated into numerous languages and has appeared in the San Diego Union Tribune, the Contra Costa Times and other mainstream newspapers, as well as on such web sites as Antiwar.com.
He composes and plays music in his band, the Melatones. He earned the rank of Eagle Scout in 1998.