In 2015, Rory was introduced to Libertarianism by a close friend. Politically agnostic and generally apathetic towards the duopoly of modern politics, Libertarianism offered both an outlet and a home for the rough outline of a personal philosophy. Fast forward to 2019, Rory has worked to establish himself as a young voice within the Liberty movement, focusing on individual rights and peaceful dissidence.
Rory graduated from the University of Scranton in 2012 with a Bachelor's in English Literature. Having written as a daily habit since he was ten years old and being published in several literary journals, he turned his attention to the 2017 collapse of the Northern Irish government, offering his perspective on a number of issues in Northern Ireland through the Freedom Today Network and Speak Freely with the European Students for Liberty. Returning to American politics and policy, Rory's work has been featured with Being Libertarian, Think Liberty, and the Foundation for Economic Education. In 2019, he joined Porter Medium, a new media startup, providing a Libertarian voice on current events and national issues. He is a 2019 Writing Fellow with America's Future Foundation.
In the fall of 2018, Rory released his first children's book, inspired by his own childhood experience in which he waived his Fourth Amendment rights. I Know My Rights: A Children's Guide to the Bill of Rights and Individual Liberty is a fun and comprehensive breakdown of the first Ten Amendments and introduces the fundamental concepts of Self-Ownership and Voluntaryism. I Know My Rights is the first book in a series of children's books, followed by I Own Myself: A Children's Guide to Self-Ownership and Voluntaryism.
"Our defense is in the preservation of the spirit which prizes liberty as a heritage of all men, in all lands, everywhere. Destroy this spirit and you have planted the seeds of despotism around your own doors."