Bill Becker is an unapologetic “warrior for Christ.” Always a Christian but not always a warrior, Bill saw the culture shifting from its moral base––the Judeo-Christian foundation of our nation’s laws––with little resistance from right-thinking moral Americans. In the ’70s and ’80s, Bill was a journalist anchoring and reporting for a Las Vegas NBC-TV affiliate, a news reporter for the Las Vegas Sun, and a correspondent for Variety and Gaming Business Magazine.
Bill earned a law degree from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1986. After two decades as a litigator, Bill experienced an awakening in his life and was “born again” (John:3). Asked by his church pastor to conduct a Bible study class explaining why the County of Los Angeles redesigned its government seal to remove a tiny image of a cross, Bill took the initiative to sue the county instead. Since that time, he has been a vigilant defender of liberty for conservatives, Christians, and others who support America’s foundational principles. In 2013, he started Freedom X.
Bill is an allied attorney with Alliance Defending Freedom who has been awarded its highest achievement award, the Gold Service Award, for dedicating more than 10,000 pro bono hours to the body of Christ and religious liberty. That number has grown exponentially.
Bill is admitted to practice before numerous federal district and appellate courts, the United States Supreme Court and all courts in California and Colorado, and appears pro hac vice throughout the country to defend our First Amendment freedoms.
Bill lives in West Los Angeles with his wife Gigi and black Labrador Retriever, Jessie.
Gigi Becker is a travel consultant with more than 30 years of travel management experience specializing in corporate travel management. She is president of Empyrean Travel, which she launched in 2006. Gigi has served as president of the Malibu-Bel Air Republican Women’s Federated since 2014 and program director for the Los Angeles County Federation of Republican Women since January 2017. Gigi also has served as a board member and volunteer of Young Life, an organization that brings the good news of Jesus Christ into the lives of adolescents. Gigi is married to Freedom X president and CEO, Bill Becker. They live in West Los Angeles with their black lab, Jessie.
Michael Finch is the President and Chief Operating Officer of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, a non-profit organization based in Los Angeles and headed by author David Horowitz. Before joining the Center in 2002, Michael was Vice President of the Claremont Institute for 6 years in Claremont, California. He has over 25 years experience working in the political non-profit arena for conservative and libertarian organizations. He has written and spoken extensively on public policy issues ranging from education, foreign policy, immigration, America’s Founding Fathers and more. His articles have been published in the FrontPagemag.com, American Thinker, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Detroit News and the Washington Times. Michael originally from the Chicago area and a graduate of DePaul University, now lives in Los Angeles.
Mark Tapson is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center and the editor of the Freedom Center’s TruthRevolt website. He writes about culture and politics for Acculturated, FrontPage Magazine, The Federalist, The New Criterion, PJ Media, and elsewhere. He has made television appearances on CNN, The Glenn Beck Program and elsewhere, as well as many radio and public appearances.
As a screenwriter, Mark was the writer’s assistant on the controversial miniseries “The Path to 9/11” and has since worked on numerous films including co-writing the award-winning documentary “Jihad in America: The Grand Deception.”
His book on chivalry and masculinity will be published by Templeton Press in Spring 2017.
Mark lives in the Los Angeles area with his wife and three children.
Paul Hoffman is a name partner in the Santa Ana, California, law firm of Greenwald & Hoffman. He is admitted to practice law in Utah, California, the United States Supreme Court, and numerous federal courts.
After graduating from law school in 1988, Mr. Hoffman worked as a staff attorney for the Utah Supreme Court, drafting appellate opinions for the Court in diverse civil and criminal matters ranging from public agency tort liability to constitutional challenges in death penalty cases.
Since 1990, Mr. Hoffman has practiced law in California, primarily in litigation and appeals involving business and commercial disputes, corporations, real estate, probate, unfair competition, trademarks, copyrights, employment, unlawful detainer, insurance coverage, and constitutional law. Mr. Hoffman also has significant experience with computer software agreements, protection of trade secrets, and trademark and copyright registrations.
Mr. Hoffman has been instrumental in obtaining successful results in numerous cases, including appeals for both small and high profile clients at all levels of the state and federal courts: See, e.g., Barnes-Wallace v. City of San Diego, 704 F.3d 1067 (9th Cir. 2012); Boy Scouts of America v. Dale, 530 U.S. 640 (2000); Curran v. Mount Diablo Council, 952 P.2d 218 (Cal. 1998); Randall v. Orange County Council, 952 P.2d 261 (Cal. 1998); Raz Imports Inc. v. Target Stores, 45 U.S.P.Q.2d 1795 (C.D.Cal. 1997); Tuchman v. Aetna, 44 Cal.App.4th 1607 (1996). Mr. Hoffman is admitted to practice before the Bar of the United States Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit, the Bar of the United Court of Appeal for the Federal Circuit, and the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. Hoffman has the highest rating (AV) from the Martindale-Hubbell legal rating system.
John L. Hancock is an expert on American exceptionalism, conservative history, and the foundational structure of English-speaking societies. His bestselling book, Liberty Inherited, has been hailed as “one of the most significant of our times” and as “a refreshing antidote to the prevailing historical schools on both sides of the Atlantic.” The significance of John’s work has extended beyond America and has received recognition by conservatives in the British, Australian and European Parliaments. John’s latest book, Liberty & Prosperity: How the Saxons Created the Modern World, is available on Amazon.com.
John lectures on the genesis of American liberty and freedom and how conservative principles of limited government, individual freedom, private property, and free-market economics have a 500+ year track record of producing freedom and prosperity in every society that embraces them. As John emphatically states, “conservatism is the Proven Alternative.”
John is vice-president of the American Freedom Alliance (a Los Angeles-based think-tank) and co-host of the Unite IE Radio Show, which airs on KTIE AM 590 (part of the Salem Radio Network).
John was a co-organizer and participant of the 2015 Magna Carta: The 800 Year Struggle for Human Liberty Conference in Los Angeles and for the past several years has been a co-organizer of the Unite IE Conservative Conference in Riverside, California.