It didn't require "outside sources" for me either...entirely environmental and easily explained psychologically - dad is a crazy, drug addicted authoritarian = rebellious kid then adult who wants peace and maximum freedom for everyone...I probably worded the question wrong - maybe "What public figures helped inform your political opinions?" or something...IDK people seem to understand what I'm getting at. I'm not asking who programmed what overall philosophy in your mind. BTW I'm "not" smoking anything illegal. Hard to be truthful with prohibition alive and well here. If money is free speech I should be able to talk herb w/ out getting raided.