It’s Official, Socialists Are Dumber Than Flat Earthers. Patrick Smith & Keith Knight

It’s Official, Socialists Are Dumber Than Flat Earthers. Patrick Smith & Keith Knight

… coercion benefits one party only at the expense of others. Coerced exchange is a system of exploitation of man by man, in contrast to the free market, which is a system of cooperative exchanges in the exploitation of nature alone. … coercion leads only to further problems: it is inefficient and chaotic, it cripples production, and it leads to cumulative and unforeseen difficulties. Seemingly orderly, coercion is not only exploitative; it is also profoundly disorderly….coercion and government intervention lead inexorably to hegemony, conflict, exploitation of man by man, inefficiency, poverty, and chaos.

Murray N. Rothbard

Man, Economy, and State with Power and Market, p. 1025

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Why Conservatism & Progressivism Are Wrong. Spike Cohen & Keith Knight

Why Conservatism & Progressivism Are Wrong. Spike Cohen & Keith Knight

…just as the right of nullification for a state logically implies its right of secession, so a right of individual nullification would imply the right of any individual to “secede” from the State under which he lives.

 

Murray N. Rothbard
Egalitarianism as a Revolt Against Nature, p. 79

Jeremy “Spike” Cohen was the Libertarian Party candidate for Vice President in 2020. He is a business owner and Libertarian media owner, host and producer with over 20 years of combined experience in leadership and effective messaging.

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Bin Laden, Iraq War Lies, and Israel. Scott Horton and Keith Knight.

Bin Laden, Iraq War Lies, and Israel. Scott Horton and Keith Knight.

In war, State power is pushed to its ultimate, and, under the slogans of “defense” and “emergency,” it can impose a tyranny upon the public such as might be openly resisted in time of peace. War thus provides many benefits to a State, and indeed every modern war has brought to the warring peoples a permanent legacy of increased State burdens upon society.

Murray N. Rothbard

Egalitarianism as a Revolt Against Nature, pp. 80–81

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Is ‘Equality’ A Worthy Goal?

Is ‘Equality’ A Worthy Goal?

It is an absurd and pernicious doctrine of “justice” that each child should “start” absolutely equally. It is an anti-human position, since each child manifestly begins completely unequally — with unequal abilities and parents. If parents have a right to beget and raise children without state interference, then parents have a concomitant right to provide that environment, and that amount of money for them, that they think best. To provide “equality of opportunity” in the sense of equality of infants would have to mean that the state nationalizes all infants and raises them in State nurseries under precisely “equal” conditions (although, even here, absolute equality is not possible).

 

Murray N. Rothbard
Economic Controversies, p. 569

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The Moral and Economic Case Against the Minimum Wage #FightAgainst15

The Moral and Economic Case Against the Minimum Wage #FightAgainst15

Minimum wage laws tragically generate unemployment, especially so among the poorest and least skilled or educated workers… a minimum wage, of course, does not guarantee any worker’s employment; it only prohibits, by force of law, anyone from being employed at the wage which would pay his employer to hire him. It therefore compels unemployment.

Murray N. Rothbard
For a New Liberty, p. 196

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Hearing the Other Side: Socialism v. Libertarianism. Ben Burgis and Keith Knight

Hearing the Other Side: Socialism v. Libertarianism. Ben Burgis and Keith Knight

One of the best ways of regarding the problem of compulsory education is to think of the almost exact analogy in the area of that other great educational medium — the newspaper. What would we think of a proposal for the government, Federal or State, to
use the taxpayers’ money to set up a nationwide chain of public newspapers, and compel all people, or all children, to read them? What would we think furthermore of the government’s outlawing all other newspapers, or indeed outlawing all newspapers that do
not come up to the “standards” of what a government commission thinks children ought to read? Such a proposal would be generally regarded with horror in America, and yet this is exactly the sort of regime that the government has established in the sphere of scholastic instruction.  Compulsory public presses would be considered an invasion of the basic freedom of the press; yet is not scholastic freedom at least as important as press freedom? Aren’t both vital media for public information and education, for free inquiry and the search for truth? It is clear that the suppression of free instruction should be regarded with even greater horror than suppression of free press, since here the unformed minds of children are involved.

 

Murray N. Rothbard
Education: Free and Compulsory, pp. 17–18

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0:20 – What is Democratic Socialism?

2:28 – How can we falsify socialism?

9:22 – Defining communism, socialism, & capitalism

14:00 – What makes “government” or “the state” a unique institution in society?

20:59 – What should happen to people who don’t chip in for the welfare state or the warfare state?

23:23 – The state hinders economic choices and disproportionately hurts those with low incomes

32:51 – Robber Barons – Public v. Private tyranny

42:09 – How does offering me products, services and employment exploitation?

52:30 – Wealth comes from freedom, saving, and investment- how does voting increase wealth?

1:02:12 – Why big business loves big government

1:09:56 – Positive Rights v. Negative Rights

1:24:54 – “Business owners are enslaved to the whim of consumers, therefore exploited.”

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How I Went From Progressive to Libertarian

How I Went From Progressive to Libertarian

… The distinctive feature of libertarians is that they coolly and uncompromisingly apply the general moral law to people acting in their roles as members of the State apparatus. Libertarians make no exceptions. For centuries, the State (or more strictly, individuals acting in their roles as “members of the government”) has cloaked its criminal activity in high-sounding rhetoric. For centuries the State has committed mass murder and called it “war”; then ennobled the mass slaughter that “war” involves. For centuries the State has enslaved people into its armed battalions and called it “conscription” in the “national service.” For centuries the State has robbed people at bayonet point and called it “taxation.” In fact, if you wish to know how libertarians regard the State and any of its acts, simply think of the State as a criminal band, and all of the libertarian attitudes will logically fall into place.

 

Murray N. Rothbard

For a New Liberty, pp. 56–57

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How to Spot a Demagogue – Propaganda Analysis

How to Spot a Demagogue – Propaganda Analysis

My full interview with Professor Bryan Caplan: https://youtu.be/eBiP_kAlp70

Social desirability bias is the tendency of respondents to answer questions in a manner that will be viewed favorably by others. It can take the form of over-reporting “good behavior” or under-reporting “bad,” or undesirable behavior. The tendency poses a serious problem with conducting research with self-reports, especially questionnaires. This bias interferes with the interpretation of average tendencies as well as individual differences.

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Episode 388: CIA Torture Whistleblower John Kiriakou Talks About the American Left

Episode 388: CIA Torture Whistleblower John Kiriakou Talks About the American Left

36 Minutes

Suitable for All Ages

Pete invited the man who blew the whistle on the CIA torture program, John Kiriakou, to come on the show and discuss the different factions on the America Left. They also discuss the Democratic primaries and who can beat trump in the coming November election, as well as how they see party politics going forward if Bernie doesn’t get the nomination

John Kiriakou is a former CIA operative and senior investigator for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. A target of the Obama administration’s war on whistleblowers, he remains the only US official to serve time behind bars after revelations of CIA “enhanced interrogation” practices, despite openly opposing the torture program. He maintains that his case was about exposing torture, not leaking information, adding, he “would do it all over again.” 

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The Libertarian Case for Equality

The Libertarian Case for Equality

Can one consistently believe a majority of 535 congressmen have the right to coercively rule 330 million Americans, and believe in equality?

If you believe one group should monopolize AR-15s and taxation, do you believe in equality?

In this video, I attempt to refute the statist position on equality, and justify the claim that only the libertarian/voluntarist position is dedicated to achieving equality in the genuine sense; equality of rights under natural law.

 

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Income Inequality Ep. 104

Income Inequality Ep. 104

Income inequality. Is it a problem? Did it cause the financial crisis? Is it the cause of all the woes of our society? Can it be “solved?” Should it be “solved?” How would it be “solved?” We address these questions–and more!

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Peter Schiff Show: Kill the Estate Tax to Save Jobs

33 Questions About American History You’re Not Supposed to Ask by Tom Woods (Amazon Affiliate Link)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Tackles Cronyism

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The Failures of Rand Paul

Rand Paul has been considered Constitutional conservative and a non-interventionist. Both are admirable labels to have. However, over the last year, Senator Paul has failed at being either of these things.
As a self-described Constitutional conservative Senator Paul should do his best to oppose those that would step on our nation’s most important charter. Unfortunately, he has begun tow the party line more than he has championed our rights and liberties. Last October, Paul endorsed the Roy Moore’s U.S Senate campaign. This was a betrayal of his supposed constitutionalist beliefs. One would be hard-pressed to find someone who respects the Constitution less than Roy Moore. In 2006, Moore wrote an op-ed on why he believes Muslims shouldn’t serve in Congress. Not only was Moore’s opinion at odds with the First Amendment but he ignores Article VI, Section 3 of the Constitution. Also known as the No Religious Test Clause of the Constitution, Article VI, Section 3 states that “no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States”. Moore served as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama but was twice removed, once for violating the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment and later for ignoring the United States Supreme Court’s ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, which found that gay marriage bans violated the Due Process Clause and Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. Roy Moore felt that his personal religious beliefs were more important than the rights protected by the Constitution. Moore seems to have an incredibly limited understanding of the Constitution, as he incorrectly claimed that kneeling during the national anthem is illegal. Not only is it legal, it’s protected by the First Amendment. Roy Moore refused to respect the Constitution and, in many instances, lacked a basic understanding of the document. How Senator Paul thought this man could protect and uphold the Constitution is baffling.
Senator Paul has had an admirable history of speaking out against military adventurism and arming foreign conflicts. Last June, he voted to block a $110 million arms deal with Saudi Arabia. Unfortunately, the effort was rejected, and the Saudis obtained more weapons for their inhumane attacks in Yemen. Senator Paul’s actions, in this case, were commendable and principled. Senator Paul was right to grill Mike Pompeo over the constitutionality of Syrian strikes during Pompeo’s confirmation hearing. Unfortunately, that’s where Paul’s principals ended.  On April 23, Senator Paul tweeted that he would support Mike Pompeo’s nomination as Secretary of State. This announcement was in direct contradiction to Paul’s previous statements that he would do everything he could to block Pompeo’s nomination. According to the senator, he was assured by both Mike Pompeo and President Trump that Pompeo is a newfound non-interventionist who believes regime change is a mistake and the United States should end its involvement in Afghanistan. This is a very spurious claim considering the president had recently appointed renowned hawk and regime change fanboy John Bolton as the new National Security Advisor. The fact that Paul took the word of the self-aggrandizing Pompeo and the truth-phobic Trump is extremely troubling. Although Pompeo would have been nominated even without Rand Paul’s vote, it showed that his principals are extremely flexible. Pompeo as Secretary of State and John Bolton as National Security Advisor place two foreign policy hawks in powerful positions.  This should be extremely worrisome for anybody that is opposed to new wars.  Senator Paul’s epic flip-flop set the board for more neoconservative style foreign policy.
Rand Paul’s vote for Mike Pompeo isn’t his only failure in recent memory. In February, Mike Lee, Bernie Sanders, and Chris Murphy introduced S.J.Res.54 to the Senate floor. This bill would end the United States’ unauthorized participation in the Yemen conflict. Congress had not declared war and therefore U.S. participation in the war is in violation of Article 1, Section 8, Clause 11 of the Constitution, which gives Congress the power to declare war. A bill that not only ends America’s involvement in an unjust war but also ends an unconstitutional action should be in Senator Paul’s wheelhouse. Yet, his name was absent from the list of 14 cosponsors of the bill. This bill is the exact thing Rand Paul should be championing. In March, the Senate voted 55 to 44 to table the bill. Paul at least showed up to vote nay against the motion, but had he added his name to the bill it could have had more weight and perhaps helped get it through the Senate. This was a missed opportunity to create a bipartisan motion that would do right by the Constitution and end America’s shameful actions in Yemen.
I used to admire Rand Paul for his outspokenness and the importance he placed on the American Constitution. He has spoken out against military adventurism and promoted peace through diplomacy and trade. Sadly, he has become all bark and no bite, and in some cases, he has gone from barking to sitting and obeying. If Rand Paul wants to back partisan agendas and throw his full support behind anything the White House does that’s his prerogative, but he should stop pretending to be a man of principals when he abandons them so willingly.

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