Since joining the Libertarian Party in 2016, Luke Henderson has been active in the liberty movement through journalism and political activism. At the beginning of 2017, Luke had his first piece of writing published on Being Libertarian and quickly became a contributor to the libertarian news site, The Libertarian Vindicator. Through the Vindicator, Luke discovered his passion for addressing critics of the philosophy and bringing together different factions of liberty lovers which led him to become an editor for The Libertarian Coalition, a forum dedicated to open-minded discussion of libertarian discussion from all walks.
His article series addressing common criticisms of libertarian philosophy were featured on the Libertarian Party’s Twitter page, while other articles have been shared by the likes of Austin Petersen, Zoltan Istvan, Joshua Smith, and other state and county affiliates of the LP.
With his background in education, Luke is concerned with addressing inaccurate anti-education arguments among libertarians and giving an inside look into the techniques and curriculum practices of teaching while also dispelling common myths surrounding educational policy.
Luke became a libertarian after deciding to volunteer for the Johnson/Weld campaign when Bernie Sanders lost the California primary. Through volunteering, Luke purchased Johnson’s book, Seven Principles of Good Government, and realized that he was a libertarian, joining the party soon after. He continued his learning by reading Hayek, Hazlitt, Boaz, and Ron Paul, which cemented that the philosophy described his beliefs.
Luke is one of the District 1 Executive Committeemen for the Missouri Libertarian Party, the founder of the Missouri chapter of the Libertarian Positivity Caucus, and currently works for the Austin Petersen for U.S. Senate and Larry Sharpe for New York Governor campaigns. Outside of politics, Luke is a paraprofessional for the Special School District of St. Louis, a musician, composer, and a loving husband and father.