About

The Liberty Herald

The Liberty Herald is a political news website dedicated to political commentary that advances the principles of economic and personal liberty.
We believe that respect for individual rights is the essential precondition for a free and prosperous world, that force and fraud must be banished from human relationships, and that only through freedom can peace and prosperity be realized.

Consequently, we defend each person’s right to engage in any activity that is peaceful and honest and welcome the diversity that freedom brings. The world we seek to build is one where individuals are free to follow their own dreams in their own ways, without interference from government or any authoritarian power.

Team Members

Robert Bentley

Founder and Chief Editor

Robert is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs with a B.A. in Political Science (Emphasis American Politics & Public Law) and Colorado State University-Pueblo with an M.A. in American History.  In college, Robert was an active member of the Republican Party serving as the chairman of the College Republicans & interning for Colorado’s U.S. Senator.  He became active in the Libertarian movement with the 2008 campaign of Ron Paul.  Since then he has started this venture to educate the public about Libertarianism and volunteers his time to the Libertarian Party of Colorado and the National Party. He is passionate about our country’s future, a loving husband, and a proud father.

Jess Mears

Contributor

Jess Mears is a policy activist, public speaker and political trainer.

She has served in key leadership roles in the Libertarian Party’s most successful presidential campaigns working for Governors Gary Johnson and Bill Weld (2016) and Dr. Jo Jorgensen’s as Deputy Campaign Manager (2020).

She has been a grassroots activist since the late 2000s. Volunteering on dozens of campaigns at the state and local levels led to working for the National Libertarian Party in leadership fundraising and membership rolls.

Jess understands how local governments operate with direct experience working for the fastest growing communities in America. She was the Clerk of the Boards for Lakewood Ranch after completing special projects for The Villages.

Jess is an alum of the University of Cincinnati where she received a B.A. in Communications and Public Relations. She lives in Alexandria, VA with two rescued dogs. Her interests include folk music and advancements in space.