AuthorRyan Ripley

Ryan Ripley is a 34 year old husband and father of two living in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with a BS in Business Administration. Prior to joining the Libertarian Party, Ryan unsuccessfully ran for a seat on the Marshall County Council in 2010 and on the Plymouth Common Council in 2011 as a Democrat. During that time he also served as the acting Chairman of the Marshall County Democratic Party. Ryan is on Twitter (@ryanripley) and can be reached at

Ripley: All Eyes on Amash

This piece is the first of a weekly series in which WAL Contributor Ryan Ripley will follow the moves of libertarian Republican Justin Amash. After...


Ripley: Tax Hikes for Fort Wayne

This week the Fort Wayne City Council approved increasing the local option income tax (LOIT) from 1 percent to 1.35 percent. The LOIT is expected to...


Ripley: A Hangout with Gary Johnson

Last week, 2012 Libertarian Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson spent an hour fielding questions from fans online in a Google Hangout. The former two...


Ripley: What Is Our Boiling Point?

If you put a frog in a pot of boiling water, it will frantically try to get out as fast as it can. However, if you place the frog in a pot of tepid...