Kent Snyder, RIP

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From Arlington, Virginia, comes news of the death last Thursday of quiet libertarian giant Kent Snyder, after a long illness, at the age of 49. A sweet, smart guy with a 24/7 work ethic, Kent was a martial-arts champion, and an important aide to Ron Paul. Kent worked in the Paul 1988 Libertarian presidential campaign, and went on to head Ron’s Liberty Committee, the caucus of Paulians in the House of Representatives. Kent was also, as Ron noted in an early speech (video), the “instigator” and “coordinator” of what became the 2008 presidential campaign, and which Ron asked him to head.

Even in his final weeks of sickness, Kent was the sort of man who worried more about friends and family than himself. May his great soul rest in peace.

2:55 pm on June 29, 2008