Jo Ann Skousen

Anthem Film Festival Begins at Noon Wednesday

Wondering what to do after you register for FreedomFest on Wednesday? Come on down to the cool, comfortable, historic Elks Theatre for our session on “Rising Up” at the Anthem Libertarian Film Festival! We’re offering several inspiring films on rising above adversity, with post-screening panels that include the directors plus Doug Casey, Matt and Terry…

On the Road Again–You Come Too!

I love road trips. Over the past 15 years I’ve crossed the country from coast to coast and north to south at least two dozen times. It started in 2007 when my husband wanted to send his handcrafted “Totem Pole of Economics” to FreedomFest for a talk he was giving on Keynes, Smith and Marx.…

We Will Not Be Silenced

Many years ago I went with a large group of protesters to the Virginia State Capitol to tell our legislators how we felt about a particular issue. We did not have appointments, but we did not need them. The Capitol was a public building, and we arrived during business hours. We simply walked in. Some…

Should FreedomFest Go Virtual?

As we have gone through the painful process of cancelling FreedomFest this year, many of our followers have suggested that we go virtual instead, as some other conferences have done. We truly appreciate how much all of you wanted to experience FreedomFest this year. But that’s the point: FreedomFest is an experience. it isn’t just…

At Risk: The Twin Towers of Freedom

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. “ – Ronald Reagan Ronald Reagan once warned, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one…

And the People Woke Up

If you have any presence on social media at all, you have surely seen Kitty O’Meara’s sentimental prose poem “And the People Stayed Home,” which has circled the globe faster than a corona virus in the past couple of weeks. O’Meara says that she had been feeling sad and anxious about the pandemic and the…