“Flex Your Rights” Presentation at Keene State College – Full Video

I had the pleasure this week of seeing Jim of Flex Your Rights give a presentation to a couple dozen students at Keene State College. He covered various aspects of how to handle encounters with police and encouraged not taking a plea deal and going to trial rather than just paying fines.

After his presentation, I interviewed him about his formative experiences here in Keene and he cited Keene Cop Block, Free Keene TV, and Law Enforcement Against Prohibition speaker and jail superintendent Rick Van Wickler as influences in becoming the effective, full-time, professional activist he is today. Here’s his full presentation followed by that fifteen minute post-interview:

I found it really rewarding to see Jim’s presentation. It was informative and relevant to the students watching it and I’m glad I had the night off to be able to record it so others who couldn’t attend can benefit. When Jim started college in Keene, he wasn’t an activist. Now he’s working with one of the most prominent know-your-rights groups in the world, Flex Your Rights. His path to where he is would not have been possible without his time in Keene and the liberty activism here that had a positive, inspirational impact on his life. What an honor to have had a role in that.

Some people don’t understand why I do the activism that I do. Why take risks by standing up for your rights? Why speak out in favor of peace and liberty? Why do activism that could and does offend? Because as an activist and communicator of the ideas of liberty, you never know whose life you’ll touch. When you stay true to yourself, put your message out there, and stand up for yours and others’ rights, the right people will see it and pay attention. When the student is ready, the master appears. Your actions just might be the spark that ignites the next superactivist.

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  1. I have yet to step foot on campus. Do they have public bulletin boards for posting flyers?

  2. I seriously doubt there were a couple of dozen students at this propaganda speech. The best way to avoid the police is not to break the law. You should know this Ian. You are currently under investigation by the FBI not too mention you have an extensive criminal record. Those arrests and convictions were you breaking the law at that time. When you are not breaking the law, no police officers are around. Go figure

  3. Ian Bernard will hopefully soon be flexing his rights in a 8×11 jail cell, thanks in part to the FBI. Actually he will probably not be the only one, he has many devious drug addict friends that will join him. I can’t wait, it’s going to be great!

  4. “A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the
    all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers
    control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced, because
    they love their servitude.”



    “There will be, in the next generation or so, a pharmacological
    method of making people love their servitude, and producing dictatorship
    without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration
    camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their
    liberties taken away from them, but will rather enjoy it, because they
    will be distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda or
    brainwashing, or brainwashing enhanced by pharmacological methods. And
    this seems to be the final revolution”



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