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Episodes

  • 229: LP Unity and the Redacted Caucus -with Trent Ortner

    April 14th, 2021  |  35 mins 56 secs
    classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, government, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, libertarian unity, liberty unity, politics, potus, president, redacted caucus, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, voluntary, white house

    "You're not a real libertarian."

    Heard that one before? Whelp, if you're listening to the program, then not only have you likely heard that before, but you're also likely done with that mindset, as our goal here is to bring liberty to people's lives now.

    To help more things forward, a surge of "libertarian unity" has been sweeping the party. Today's guest is Trent Ortner from the Redacted Caucus, who joins the show to outline why a unified LP is an LP that can be dangerously successful in uniting all constitutionally protected organizations and groups; for the purpose of restoring liberty to the United States.

  • 228: Out of Sight, Out of Mind- Why Marketing is Just as Important as Messaging (with Chris Goyzueta)

    April 12th, 2021  |  40 mins 34 secs
    classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, government, house of representatives, kpi, libertarian, libertarian party, marketing, metrics, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, sales, scotus, senate, supreme court, value, voluntary, white house, win

    How often have your gone out of your way to purchase a can of RC Cola? Not too often, eh? (unless you're one of those RC Cola fanboys)...

    Now, if I were to say, "think of a brand of soda", Pepsi and Coca Cola are likely the first to pop into your mind?

    Why?

    Enter the world of marketing. Yes, what you say matters. But if you're out of sight, you're out of mind. That's why today's guest has made bringing professional marketing to the liberty movement.

    Chris Goyzueta (Making it with Chris G) joins the program and brings years of music industry experience to the greater liberty movement. Listen as Chris outlines why marketing matters and how libertarians can take some easy steps to be better at marketing right now.

  • 227: Sunday Candidate Highlight Series -Tim McMaster for Pennsylvania State Senate

    April 11th, 2021  |  35 mins 38 secs
    classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, covid, government, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, lockdowns, pa, pennsylvania, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, state senate, supreme court, tom wolf, voluntary, white house

    For those outside of the major urban areas, life during the COVID pandemic has been, all things considered, more or less, the same. But in those greater urban areas (and Democratic states, candidly) life is still on pause, with many government restrictions still in place.

    Joining the program is Libertarian Party PA State Senate candidate Tim McMaster, who has made standing against the lockdowns one of his main campaign goals.

    Listen as Tim digs into his vision for Pennsylvania, plus what other major issues Tim would seek to bring to the table if elected as State Senator.

  • 226: Everything is Infrastructure! -with Brad Polumbo

    April 9th, 2021  |  46 mins 25 secs
    bridges, child care, classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, government, house of representatives, inequality, infrastructure, infrastructure bill, libertarian, libertarian party, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, roads, scotus, senate, supreme court, voluntary, white house

    The Biden "Infrastructure Bill" is out, and guess what... EVERYTHING IS INFRASTRUCTURE!

    Roads and Bridges? Yup!

    Childcare!? YUP!

    Climate Change!? YUP!!!

    Sound a bit... much? Don't worry, you're not alone in that feeling, as Brad Polumbo from the Foundation For Economic Education (FEE) returns to the program to dig into all the dirty details about the new infrastructure bill.

  • 225: Let's Talk Bitcoin -with JW Weatherman

    April 7th, 2021  |  36 mins 27 secs
    bitcoin, classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, crypto, cryptocurrency, government, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, monetary policy, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, russell okung, scotus, senate, supreme court, us dollar, voluntary, white house

    At this point, it's pretty much a foregone conclusion that the US Dollar will continue to lose value as the Federal Reserve continues to print money en masse, along with countries losing the "full faith and trust" in the US government that used to pad the value of the dollar.

    Enter #Bitcoin. Bitcoin has shown to be both an investment (of sorts) and a means of exchange, with large entities like Tesla starting to do transactions in Bitcoin and Paypal offering crypto alternatives.

    JW Weather returns to the program to help answer all questions Bitcoin.

    Is it safe? Is it viable? Is it long term? Is it a bubble?

    All your Bitcoin questions answered on today's episiode!

  • 224: Can We Fix Our Broken Cities? -with Scott Beyer

    April 5th, 2021  |  39 mins 42 secs
    cities, classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, coronavirus, covid, covid-19, economics, government, healthcare, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, lockdowns, politics, potus, president, republican, restaurants, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, tradeoffs, urbanism, voluntary, white house

    The government lockdowns in response to the COVID-19 pandemic absolutely decimated small businesses. On top of that, major cities across the US were already seeing mass exoduses due to increasing cost of living, increased taxes, and the fact that cities are losing their initial appeal as hubs of commerce and activity.

    Scott Beyer returns to the program to outline how a "Market Urbanism" approach to handling our cities woes could help put those cities back on course. It's getting government out of the way that helps solve these problems, and more often than not, it's the government getting in the way in the first place that caused the problems to begin with.

  • 223: Sunday Candidate Highlight Series: Joe Evans for Congress (Idaho)

    April 4th, 2021  |  40 mins 26 secs
    classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, government, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, voluntary, white house

    Happy Easter! Continuing with our Sunda Candidate Highlight Series, today we're venturing our west, as we chat with Joe Evans, Libertarian running for Congress in Idaho!

    Joe joins the program to outline why he's running for Congress, why foreign interventions are still an important issue to focus on, and how libertarian solutions can help bring Americans together.

    Find Joe Online-
    Website: https://idahojoe4congress.org/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/IDJoe4Congress

  • 222: Libertarian Populism -with Joshua Smith

    April 2nd, 2021  |  41 mins 28 secs
    classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, government, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, libertarian populism, lp, mises, mises caucus, politics, populism, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, voluntary, white house

    We've spoken on Republican and Democratic populism over the past month or so, but what about Libertarian populism? How can Libertarians tap into that energy that runs rampant through the populist appeal? Where can Libertarians help bridge the gap between left and right populists?

    Joshua Smith returns to the program to give his take on Libertarian populism, discuss his new Youtube show "Break the Cycle", and then talk the future of the Libertarian Party.

    Give a listen!

  • 221: A Sea of Misinformation -with Donnie Gebert

    March 31st, 2021  |  34 mins 10 secs
    classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, corporate media, direct republic, government, house of representatives, intelligence, libertarian, libertarian party, mainstream media, media, misinformation, msm, national security, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, voluntary, white house

    We all accept that the government doesn't tell us certain information. Now, government will say it's due to "national security" or some other reason, but what about the government using the media apparatus to actively misinform the public?

    Donnie Gebert is a former government insider who outlines the extent that government goes to misinform the public, and how a "Direct Republic" could help solve a lot of our problems.

  • 220: Selling Liberty to New Jersey -with Michael Rufo (NJLP VP of Political Affairs)

    March 29th, 2021  |  34 mins 25 secs
    bodily autonomy, classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, defend the guard, drug decriminalization, election 2021, government, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, lower taxes, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, second amendment rights, senate, supreme court, voluntary, white house, white housenew jersey

    2020 brought a lot of unprecedented challenges, with dozens of states taking unconstitutional actions to "protect" their citizens. One such state is New Jersey.

    With the crackdown on civil liberties in response to the COVID pandemic, Governors like Phil Murphy unintentionally fired up activists all around the country. In New Jersey, the pro-liberty movement is alive and well, and that's in large part due to today's guest: Michael Rufo (NJLP VP of Political Affairs).

    Mike ran for office as a Libertarian in past elections, but now is focused on helping bring pro-liberty policy to New Jersey by helping coordinate with Libertarian candidates to offer substantive, effective policy prescriptions to bring to the voters.

    Listen as Mike outlines specific policy and tactical proposals for New Jersey on today's exciting episode!

  • 219: Sunday Candidate Highlight Series: Nicholas Magner for New Jersey Assembly (LD 4)

    March 28th, 2021  |  30 mins 3 secs
    classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, government, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, voluntary, white house

    Freedom. Passion. Principle.

    That's what Nicholas Magner, candidate for New Jersey's 4th Legislative District, promotes as the underlying values of his campaign.

    Nick joins the program to outline what he is running for assembly as a Libertarian, and why Second Amendment rights, drug decriminalization, bodily autonomy, lowering taxes, and "Defending the Guard!" are the tops priorities of his campaign.

  • BONUS: The Ugly Truth About the Lockdowns (Time to Reopen Society) -with Nick Hudson from PANDA

    March 27th, 2021  |  1 hr 5 mins
    cdc, classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, coronavirus, covid, covid-19, doctors, experts, fda, government, government lockdowns, hospitals, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, lockdown, lockdowns, medicine, pandemic, politics, potus, poverty, president, public health, republican, rights, science, scotus, senate, shutdown, supreme court, voluntary, white house

    The data, facts, and realities of COVID were far away from what the media and public health institutions were presenting to the world at the advent of the pandemic.

    And while the controlling narrative was that of lockdowns and fear in response to COVID, organizations like PANDA have been working with some of the top minds in public health, focusing on the hard data and analytics of the pandemic to help save lives.

    Returning to the program is Nick Hudson, co-founder of PANDA, who just gave an amazing talk at the inaugural BizNews Investment Conference where he crushed the common myths and misconceptions promoted by pro-lockdown, anti-science politicians and unelected bureaucrats.

    What do epidemiologists and immunologist think of Dr. Fauci? What's the story about the COVID variants? Are asymptomatic people a danger to others?

    All that (and more) discussed on today's special BONUS episode.

  • 218: How the Fairness Center Protects Public Sector Employees -with Nathan McGrath

    March 26th, 2021  |  33 mins 56 secs
    classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, government, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, voluntary, white house

    Bill is a public sector employee. He is represented by a public sector union. Bill wanted some more information about his union and their contracts, but Bill was told "Don't worry about that."

    If you're Bill in this situation, what would you do?

    The first step should be giving a call to the team at the Fairness Center. Today, Nathan McGrath (President & General Counsel) of the Fairness Center joins the program to outline how the Fairness Center can help public sector employees like Bill when facing against the public sector unions.

  • 217: Who is Governor Ron DeSantis? -with Anna Zeigler

    March 24th, 2021  |  37 mins 16 secs
    classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, government, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, voluntary, white house

    Did you state lockdown in response to the COVID pandemic? And if it did end up locking down, did your state follow the science data and reopen once government lockdowns were shown to have no impact on the virus?

    Joining the program is Anna Zeigler (The Federalist) who joins the program to put the spotlight on one Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. Listen as we did into DeSantis' skyrocketing to national prominence over the past year, how he was one of the first executives at a state level who actually followed "followed the science" and didn't hamstring his state's economy with unscientific lockdowns, and outlines now has a real shot a being the GOP nominee in 2024.

  • 216: Why is Free Speech So Important? -with Fredrick M. Lawrence

    March 22nd, 2021  |  32 mins 5 secs
    classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, first amendment, free speech, freedom of speech, government, hate speech, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, voluntary, white house

    Free speech is one of the fundamental cornerstones in American society. However, in recent years, we've watched as free speech rights have been focused on and attacked by those saying speech can be dangerous.

    But do they have a point? After all, can't hate speech lead to hateful actions?

    Joining the program is Frederick M. Lawrence, 10th Secretary and CEO of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, Distinguished Lecturer at the Georgetown Law Center, and former President of Brandeis University, Dean of the George Washington University Law School, and Visiting Professor and Senior Research Scholar at Yale Law.

    An accomplished scholar, teacher and attorney, Lawrence is one of the nation’s leading experts on civil rights, free expression and bias crimes, and joins the program outline why free speech is so important.

  • 215: Sunday Candidate Highlight Series- Meet Martha Bueno, Libertarian Candidate for Miami-Dade District 10

    March 21st, 2021  |  32 mins 26 secs
    classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, government, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, martha bueno, miami dade, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, voluntary, white house

    It’s never too early to start thinking about the 2022 elections, and that's why Martha Bueno is joining the program to discuss her candidacy for the Miami Dade District 10 Commissioner.

    An area in Florida that encompasses, West Kendall, Kendall Lakes,Fonatinebleau, Horse Country, Westchester, Westwood Lakes, Olympia Heights and Sunset, listen as Martha outlines her vision for Miami-Dade as one of pro-liberty and opportunity.