EXCLUSIVE: Libertarian activist and State House candidate Ryan Ramsey tells the Central Florida Post that he was behind the legendary “Enemy of Freedom” award delivered to legislators.
By Jacob Engels
The founder of the National Libertarian Veterans Caucus is making waves for delivering mason jars full of tar and feathers to legislators who voted for new gun control restrictions in the Florida Senate.
Ryan Ramsey is a Navy veteran who has been active in Libertarian politics for years, and is currently the Chairman of the Libertarian Party in Bradford County. He is also a candidate for State House in District 19.
The Navy veteran said that his children came up with the idea, in part inspired by his friend and former State House candidate Ken Willey.
Billed as the “Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act”, Ramsey calls Florida Governor Rick Scott and other leading supporters of the measure “constitutional rapists.”
It bans bump stocks with no grandfather clause, allows ex-parte seizure of weapons, allows all guns in a residence to be seized, spends $500 million on unstudied programs, and require ridiculous measures like “diversity training” according to Ramsey.
“The “Tar and Feather Enemy of Freedom Award” was handmade by the children of Bradford County, who are the first generation to grow up in Florida after the death of the Second Amendment, due to the betrayal of Florida’s gun owners by the GOP.
Governor Rick Scott thinks he will walk into Bill Nelson’s Senate seat on the backs of Florida’s gun owners, and Senator Rob Bradley thinks he will walk into Ted Yoho’s seat after raping the Constitution.”
Ramsey also targeted South Florida Senator Anitere Flores for her documented marital adultery in Tallahassee, accusing the Senator of committing adultery to the oath she swore to defend the constitution as an elected official.
“Senator Flores is not just committing marital adultery in Tallahassee, she is committing adultery to the oath she swore to defend the Constitution.
The Bill of Rights is non-negotiable. They deserved the awards. Every Republican in the Florida House that votes for this bill will earn one too… and their names will be known to Florida voters in November.”
Mr. Ramsey closed with a time-honored quote from founding father Ben Franklin.
“Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
Mainstream media outlets, and some alternative media publications, incorrectly reported that the “Enemy of Freedom” award was organized by the NRA in a desperate attempt to whip up even more anti-gun hysteria in Florida’s capital.
The Florida legislature could take this to a full vote as soon as tomorrow. It recently passed the Florida Senate by a narrow vote of 20-18.
Jacob Engels is an Orlando based journalist whose work has been featured and republished in news outlets around the globe including Politico, InfoWars, MSNBC, Orlando Sentinel, New York Times, Daily Mail UK, Associated Press, People Magazine, ABC, and Fox News to name a few. Mr. Engels focuses on stories that other news outlets neglect or willingly hide to curry favor among the political and business special interests in the state of Florida and beyond.