This is a speech I gave last January in Odessa, Texas (heart of oil country) during an event called Liberty Fest West. These are the conclusions I have drawn after years of successful political activism and community organizing. I do not claim to know the “way” to live, but I do know most of us are doing it wrong. I have begun the journey toward self-sovereignty. This means I am taking the steps necessary to live independent of centralized institutions. I welcome all feedback, comments critiques, questions, etc… Happy trails!