Danny Chabino is a retailer of 16 years, owning his own business in Oklahoma. He is also an amateur painter and musician of questionable talent.
Danny was raised in a medium sized family retail business that, at one time, had as many as 30 locations in four states. He began working at the age of 12 within that business and worked within a variety of roles associated with it, from warehouse to construction to advertising to accounting to management and sales, until its sale in 2002. It provided an opportunity to meet many well-known business leaders and to learn many things about business, economics, and just life in general. Danny has also owned a small finance company, another retail business, has worked on a variety of business projects, and has spent a short time as an investment advisor.
Danny obtained a bachelor’s degree in business management in 1993 from Oklahoma Christian University of Science and Arts, and spent one semester of school learning and taking classes in Europe. But, no amount of formal education can be replaced by individual self study in a variety of topics of interest.
The pathway to libertarianism was a long one that did not transpire in a sudden epiphany overnight, but rather slowly trans3pired over a number of years, moving from a Republican zealot to, over time, a mostly libertarian minarchist. Danny is a Christian of 32 years and maintains a Christian worldview, while believing firmly in a lack of legislated morals and ethics and an emphasis on persuaded morals and ethics, derived from individuals. He prefers, instead, for a government steeped in principle that pursues to protect individual liberty above collective interests. Chief amongst the philosophy is a sincere belief in the seemingly forgotten notion that it is perfectly alright to disagree. In fact, it is preferred. What an awful place the world would be if, when we are wrong, we would all be universally wrong. Quietly dissenting voices are necessary to keep the world from falling into oblivion.
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