About Kristin

Kristin Tate is a columnist whose work has been featured on the National Review, the Washington Times, Fox Nation, Real Clear Politics, the Daily Caller, and Breitbart News. She has been a guest on Fox News, the BBC, Al Jazeera America, One America News Network, and countless political radio shows. 

Before transitioning to the opinion field, Kristin was a hard-hitting reporter in Texas where she conducted interviews with political figures like Ted Cruz, Rick Perry, and Jesse Ventura.

Prior to graduating from Emerson College, she founded a Young Americans for Liberty Chapter in Boston and led the team as its president. She currently serves on the Executive Board of The College Conservative, a highly-active platform for young conservative activists around the globe. As the 2016 election nears, Kristin is committed to engaging with millennials to explain and explore with them how free market policies benefit the nation.

Kristin can be contacted with media inquiries, comments, and questions at KristinBTate@gmail.com. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter @KristinBTate.

35 responses to “About Kristin

  1. I have to agree. Only 2 choices? We wouldn’t accept that with shoes, so why politics? The options are numerous. In all seriousness, you are right.

    • Great analogy! :)
      It’s very frustrating because people think that if they don’t vote for the major Republican or Democrat candidate they are “throwing their vote away”. If we ALL stopped thinking like that, and voted for the candidate we actually like best, we could really change our political system for the better.

      • I’ve been following your blogs for a while now and think that its great that someone else shares my ideals on how voting and overall authoritarian leadership should be handled in this nation to lead this country to a better future. I enjoy reading your work, keep it up!

      • Thanks so much George! It’s definitely reassuring to know that not everyone buys into the rhetoric put out there by Washington. Thanks for your kind words- I love exchanging ideas with fellow Libertarians!

      • “It’s not the people who vote that count. It’s the people who count the votes.” (Josef Stalin)

        True and lasting socioeconomic reform must come from without the existing political institutions, which can and will only be bent to the will of the highest bidder and the most devious political contenders. A strong and virtuous nation must be built and remain standing upon an unwavering foundation – a morally and intellectually sound, well-educated, and virtuous people. Until then, merely voting for “one good and honest politician” among a pack of ravening wolves remains a short-term solution — at best.

        Feedback welcome.

      • The Political system is controlled by the banks. If, and that is a big IF, a third party candidate ever got voted into POTUS. The electoral college would give it to the Rep or Dem. Third Party candidates are not even allowed into the “official” debates, the Reps and Dems sign a legal contract to not allow any others into their debates.

        Ain’t Freedom Grand?

      • @ Joseph:

        The larger the mob, the harder the test. In small areas, before small electorates, a first-rate man occasionally fights his way through, carrying even the mob with him by force of his personality. But when the field is nationwide, and the fight must be waged chiefly at second and third hand, and the force of personality cannot so readily make itself felt, then all the odds are on the man who is, intrinsically, the most devious and mediocre—the man who can most easily adeptly disperse the notion that his mind is a virtual vacuum. The Presidency tends, year by year, to go to such men. As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.–H.L. Mencken

        The US was never meant to be a pure democracy. We are a Republic. We need term limits for ALL FEDERAL Officials. We also need to repeal the 17th Amendment.

      • You know, I kind f think the grass is always greener… yet I wish I had more voting options as well. I studied abrooad in Germany and Austria and in Austria they have like 8 political parties and 4 main ones. They don’t like it because as soon as something looks like it is going to get done, someone new gets elected. They want our system because at least our make decisions and get stuff done at some point. So how about we look for a good balance America?

      • Kristin,
        Totally agree with you on this one. I am not sure why people always just think like that. But we must step back and think before you vote. Most even for get that they can place there
        name on the ballot. Every one must do their research on a candidate and listen to what their inner gut says not liberal media.

    • I agree Carole & Kristin, its always been a puzzle to me why America for much of its history has only had two major political parties. I happen to hold citizenship in 3 countries (the US, Ireland and Germany) and in Europe it is normal to have 6 or more major political parties. Which is more intriguing when you consider that most European countries are the size of American states; yet a country as large, diverse and complex as American somehow seems content to believe that only 2 major parties are sufficient to represent the views and needs of the majority of the people.

  2. I have always closed the curtain and voted my conscience. This may be the first election that I feel people like us will make a difference. I hope there are enough like-minds when it matters.

  3. I dig your blog. I just clicked to follow. Keep up the good work. I have a blog, LibertarianGOP.com maybe we could have a link exchange. Check out what I write and if you like it perhaps we could post links to each other’s blog to increase traffic. Regardless, yours is excellent.

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  6. I just started following your blogs. LOVE YOUR WORK!!! Don’t EVER stop. Your messages are far too important.

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  8. Minimum government, maximum freedom, well said. I will remain a registered Republican, only to vote for guys like Ron Paul, but last November, I could not bring myself to vote for Mitt. I felt as if I was rewarding the GOP for growing-govt, as they constantly did under Bush43. People like Ron Paul & yourself keep that sliver of hope in my brain alive: The hope that we will turn the ship around before we crash into the iceberg & sink.

  9. These days few people realize it is not about Republican or Democrat… It is about establishment v.s. non-establishment. Tyranny is tyranny regardless of the brand-name. People want to take the easy road out and end up sacrificing their individuality and indiviual freedoms in the name of safety, comfort, and security. They don’t like to take the time to think ahead and recognize just exactly what they are paving the road for. Thank you, Ms. Tate, for being another self-thinker out there…It’s always nice to discover that there are more of us around. America needs more like you.

  10. The reality is, unfortunately, that you *are* throwing away your vote. This is true *in practice* because there’s been no viable 3rd party candidate since you were in diapers.

    How can we convince ALL of us to go to a third party? I’d suggest that someone study the campaigns of Ross Perot, Teddy Roosevelt, etc. It really *does* need to happen. But you’ve got over ~60 million people to convince. The good news, if there is any, is that the last ~10-20 million should be a piece of cake compared to the first 40-50.

  11. It is Interesting Ms. Tate that you nor the defenders of affirmative action on “The Stream” mentioned the legacy entrance preference in many elite universities. Are you as indignant about this handout as you are racial preferences? If so, why didn’t you perhaps mention it since you are so outraged at the idea of minority group preferences? It would have strengthened your position substantially. cheers….


    • Kristen, you probably get a lot of responses like this. I have to second Randy. There simply are not enough ladies like you available to guys like us with the necessity of this desire. If there are, we cannot find them. They are very well hidden from view. It is not so much the beauty/brains. It transcends that aspect to simply the exhibition of common sense. I’m am not a proponent of human cloning. However, in cases like you, I will have to make the exception. Perhaps, there is hope for this nation and western civilization at large.

  12. I’m glad I swerved into your blog this morning. I like Stossel and his views, and consider myself a :Libertarian in principle. Unfortunately, in the South too few of us have realized that the GOP is rapidly becoming a “Me, too!” party, along with the democrats. I hope that America has not snoozed in comfort too long the reverse the current Socialist/Fascist trends being pushed by the Obama regeime.

  13. Good to see another individual looking to inform the masses. Will forward off your site, hope you get to posting more information as these times duly need enlightenment.

  14. Kristen… I dig you, (your extremely beautiful. And I read everything you put on Mr. Conservative. I’m a Republican that is looking at the views of the Libertarians very closely. I like much of the stances taken in the movement, and disagree a little with some. The Republican Party is not Reagan’s Party any more and I don’t know if I can stay much longer. So I read your stuff and Glenn Beck. That’s about it. I have found myself only reading the two of you to get the info I want.
    So keep it coming and help the world to think! And on top of it all, you are really hot!

  15. Hot chick for liberty WOOT!!!!! I would love to have a debate with you about stuff but you are definitely heading in the right direction. I am of the opinion that we are still fighting communism and that the communist are gaining ground(think really hard about it I’m not crazy). This country was founded on freedom and we need to start voting smart because a lot of our leaders vote not on whats best for Americans and their Freedom but what gets them the most votes/money/power. Unfortunately their are a lot of ignorant retarded people out there and I doubt they will ever put any real deep thought into it but drive on. We will get it through there thick skulls eventually.

  16. Well that guy is just full of class. I’d be shocked if he/she was single.

    But in all honesty, Kristin I’d enjoy picking your brain on what you’ve experienced in the areas of government waste.

  17. Having been a republican in the past, I am glad that your blog shows people that there are other choices for people to choose from.

  18. Austria and Germany? You mean those places where the median income is twice that of the USA?

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