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Inherit The Wisdom Of A Polymath

If we don’t study history, we are doomed to repeat it. Knowledge is not just power – knowledge is survival – and Michael has had much to share. Considered a master of all trades, Michael has taught a wide variety of subjects including the Constitution, Philosophy, Science, Astronomy, Cooking, Skydiving, and so much more.


Michael Badnarik

Hello. My name is Michael. I am a philosopher, author, and polymath, which means that I am an expert in many different subjects. My life history includes being a scuba instructor casually swimming with sharks, and a skydiving instructor jumping out of “perfectly good airplanes” with terrified students in my hands. I also ran for President of the United States and won the Libertarian Party’s nomination in 2004. My name was on the ballot in 48 states and Washington, D.C. But the thing that excites me the most is sharing my wealth of knowledge with you. I believe that learning should be fun, and instead of coaxing you to memorize incoherent data, I help you see the relationships within the data so you can understand the fundamentals.

This allows you to correctly calculate future answers on your own. I specialize in science and philosophy, but I can also help you develop other skills like sailing and hitting your target 99% of the time. I am willing to do one-on-one consulting, so feel free to contact me if you would like my advice on anything. I strongly suggest that you join my mailing list so you can be one of the first to know when and where I will be speaking, or what my next book is going to be about. I hope to develop a personal friendship with you that will benefit us both.


By Michael Badnarik

Philosophical Lighthouse

If you find yourself struggling to solve problems and wondering if you are jinxed, you are probably operating with an inconsistent philosophy…

Our philosophy guides, not what we think, but how we think. By reading Philosophical Lighthouse, you have the potential to increase your lifespan and live a happier and more peaceful life. These are the payoffs of making good decisions. And, good decisions are the result of having a good, or effective, philosophy.

Other Books

Secret to Sovereignty

In every decision about your life, either you can make that decision, or the government can make it for you. Who do you think is the best person to make decisions about your life?

Good to be King

In medieval Europe, only the King could own property. Written for Everyman, just as our Constitution was written for us all, this book shows why, in America, YOU are the King.

The Secret to Sovereignty is secret no more! Michael Badnarik has written the book that desperately needed to be written. No magic bullet: it promises nothing yet delivers everything you need to know. If you are ready to throw off the shackles of slavery, Michael shows us how.

Robert Scott Bell

Syndicated Radio Host

Michael Badnarik has created a constitutional primer that will edify and entertain school children and seasoned libertarians alike. Good to be King presents a thoroughly readable explanation of how our constitutional republic should work, and how the system became broken in the first place.

Ron Paul


A Philosophical Vision

My goal is to help reverse the intellectual and moral decay increasing in the world around us. If I were the newly crowned Miss America (just hypothetically, of course) I would wish, not for world peace, but for a universal quest for knowledge.


Actionable Issues

You don’t get to be a Presidential Nominee without having a firm stance on some serious issues. Explore my quotes below to get a better understanding of who I am and what I believe in.


Gun Rights

“I am a very peaceful man. I love people and am known for my gregarious personality. However, if you try to confiscate my guns, I will feel compelled to give them to you, one bullet at a time.”


“The question is: How bad do things have to get before you will do something about it? Where is your line in the sand? If you don’t enforce the constitutional limitations on your government very soon, you are likely to find out what World War III will be like. I’m quite sure that I will never experience that war – because dissidents are always the first to be eliminated.”

Mandatory Vaccines

“You bring the syringe, I’ll bring my .45, and we’ll see who leaves a bigger hole.”

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Farewell from Michael

So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, good night! My name is Michael Badnarik, and apparently, I am dead. I am not communicating with you from “the great beyond”. I merely had the foresight to write this while I was still a viable consciousness, and I asked a friend of...

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Farewell from Michael

So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, good night! My name is Michael Badnarik, and apparently, I am dead. I am not communicating with you from “the great beyond”. I merely had the foresight to write this while I was still a viable consciousness, and I asked a friend of mine to post this to my website for me after I was gone. This gives me the opportunity to write my OWN eulogy....

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Michael Badnarik 1954-2022

[This was posted by Michael before his inevitable demise. A close friend has promised to post a final message after Michael is gone.] This is Michael. I'm not dead yet... but I probably will be before too long. I assume that you were shocked and stunned to think I was dead. You should not be shocked to realize that I too am mortal. Knowing that I am still breathing will give...

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Jungle Drums

When I was a boy, Tarzan movies were very popular. As always, European explorers in the jungle would panic when they heard jungle drums, a precursor to an inevitable attack by the local natives. Very similar to Pavlov's dogs hearing the dinner bell. The Lame Stream Media would have you believe that a sudden, unexplainable increase in mass shootings across the country requires...

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Top Gun: Maverick

DO SOME OF THAT PILOT SHIT, MAV! (No movie spoilers in this report, so read with impunity.) I don't like movie sequels. I am almost always disappointed. I was far from disappointed with the return of Tom Cruise in his iconic role as ace fighter pilot, Capt. Pete "Maverick" Mitchell. Believe it or not, this sequel is even better than the original. And the original, released 35...

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The Constitution

The Civil War wasn’t defines civil war as "a war between political factions or regions within the same country". That does not accurately describe the conflict that began here in 1861. The southern states seceded, which by definition is "to withdraw formally from an...

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Questions on your Census Form

My census form arrived today in an envelope emblazoned with a bold warning: YOUR RESPONSE IS REQUIRED BY LAW I seriously doubt that it is. Article I, Section 2, clause 3 states, "The actual Enumeration shall be made within three Years after the first Meeting of the...

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Subsidies and Regulation

Before I begin, I would like to congratulate the staff, supporters, and readers of REPUBLIC MAGAZINE for the incredible impact they have had on our society. Someone approached me recently and said, “Hey! You’re the guy who writes for Republic Magazine!”. I assured him...

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Birds of a Feather

"Birds of a Feather flock together." Nearly every living creature on earth experiences a sense of comfort and safety when it is surrounded by others of the same species. Birds flock. Fish swim in schools. Cows gather in herds. Parents warn their teenage children that...

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The Cancer Remains – Part 2

Those of us "of a certain age" were subjected to a daily dose of stupidity called "The Three Stooges". The characters were named "Moe, Curley, and Larry", but they could also have been labeled "Stupid, Moron, and Brain Dead" respectively. My mother loved us and forbid...

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James Webb
Space Telescope

The ancient Greeks would look up and wonder if there was life among the stars. The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will soon be able to answer the question that has fascinated mankind since we began to walk erect. Life on Earth is about to change in a very profound...

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We are different,
you and I

People have often wondered aloud, "Can't we all just get along?" Especially in times of turmoil, it seems to us that there are members of society that have difficulty fitting in. They are different from us, and rarely do we understand why. Very few people take the...

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