Thor Halvorssen, hopefully, will soon become a household name. At 39 he is dedicated to the cause of individual justice and freedom. Halvorssen came from a privileged background in Venezuela. His father a diplomat and successful businessman and his mother an activist. His family has deep connections in Venezuela that trace back to the “Liberator of Venezuela” Simon Bolivar, whose sensibilities were aligned to the founding fathers of the United States of America. Thor Halvorssen comes from good, very good, stock. Halvorssen saw the injustices first hand in Venezuela when his father was held by the Chavez Government, virtually a political prisoner, and his mother was shot while she demonstrated peacefully against the regime.
Halvorssen was a brilliant student, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania. In 2005 he formed the Human Rights Foundation (HRF) and serves as its director. One of his first targets was apartheid in South Africa, but he has protested any government that eliminates freedom and justice by their political actions.
To understand this charismatic, intelligent champion of the downtrodden an in-depth interview was conducted by The Weekly Standard and written and researched by Matt Labash. Read the complete story here: link…
Halvorssen as an advocate for political justice has written and offered criticism for print and televised media. There has been an unfair branding of him as a conservative due to his fierce opposition to a socialist government that mistreated his family in Venezuela, but that appellation is incorrect. Halvorssen rails at any injustice and on a recent Fox News broadcast, he shocked the network by his fresh and learned views on socialism as a political movement in the world. Fox was dismayed by his answer, hoping to land a criticism of Bernie Sanders but instead found that Halvorssen was a supporter.
Halvorssen does not have a political agenda to advance. He is a man seeking political justice in the world. A man to be respected and listened to in matters political.