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COI #191: Bring the Troops Home guest Hunter DeRensis

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On COI #191, Hunter DeRensis joins Kyle Anzalone to discuss the Bring Our Troops Home movement. Hunter explains how Defend the Guard legislation has made significant progress in several states. Defend the Guard laws would prevent the federal government from exploiting the National Guard as extra troops for undeclared wars.  Hunter also breaks down his recent article in the American Conservative on the origins of the Military-Industrial Complex.  Hunter DeRensis is communications director for BringOurTroopsHome.US, editor at the Libertarian Institute and a regular contributor to The...

OSHA’s Vaccine Mandate Was Never Possible

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On November 18, 2021 OSHA suspended enforcement of the Biden administration's vaccine mandate. According to a CBS News report, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will rely heavily on informants to help enforce the federal vaccine mandate. More significantly, the report asserts the federal government will have to rely on snitches because OSHA lacks the personnel to enforce the mandate itself. According to the report, the U.S. Department of Labor “will need a lot of help” enforcing the vaccine mandate. “Yet its Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)...

News Roundup 8/19/21

US News Biden says nursing homes that have Medicare and Medicaid residents have to mandate their staff are vaccinated. [Link] The FDA approved a third booster shot of the 2-shot covid vaccinations for most adults. [Link] The federal government will reimburse states 100% for “emergency measures” and will work against states blocking mask mandates. [Link]’ Haiti The USS Arlington with 600 troops was deployed to Haiti. [Link] China China limited four United Airlines flights to 40% capacity after a traveler tested positive for covid. In response, the Transportation Department limited four...

Police Department Awards Family Over $1 Million After Cop Executes Their 17 Year Old Son

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It has been  over six months since officer Chase Bebak-Miller shot and killed 17-year-old Anthony Cano as he complied with the officer’s orders. So far, no charges have been brought and the only ones receiving scrutiny from the police are family members who have been seeking justice. As is the case in most police killings, the Cano family’s justice is coming in the form of taxpayer dollars. In an extremely quick move, the city has already agreed to pay out over $1 million in a wrongful death lawsuit brought by Anthony’s family. Though they have won the settlement, the family now says they...

COI #64 – Fighting the Federal Government’s War Machine guest Mike Maharrey

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On COI #64, Mike Maharrey, communications director of the Tenth Amendment Center, returns to the show. Mike discusses the outlook for gold in 2021 and how buying gold undermines the war machine. He looks the benefits to both Bitcoin verses gold and explains why you may be interested in buying both. Mike explains movements happening at the state level to make gold legal tender. Mike and Kyle look at other issues prompted by TAC. Defend the Guard is a bill introduced in several states that would prevent the State's National Guard from being used in unconstitutional wars. The bill could be...

New Report on the Nullification Movement in America

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Available formats (right-click to download): .pdf format .mobi format (for Kindle) .epub format (for Apple or Android) “Let us remember that if we suffer tamely a lawless attack upon our liberty, we encourage it, and involve others in our doom!” Writing as Candidus in the Boston Gazette on Oct. 14, 1771, Samuel Adams recognized an important and timeless truth. Turning a blind eye to an attack on liberty only guarantees that more attacks will follow in the future. The same goes for violations of the Constitution, which the Founders often referred to as “usurpations,” or the exercise of...

The Constitution Is Not Your Friend

One of the biggest misconceptions I hear about the Constitution is that it was written to “protect our liberty.” It wasn’t. At least not in a direct sense. The confusion likely arises from the words of the Declaration of Independence: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” It’s true that the...

What Paul Krugman Gets Wrong About The $600 Unemployment Bonus

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The federal government’s program of supplemental unemployment benefits of up to $600 per week, as provided for in the CARES Act, is set to expire at the end of July. Whether or not to extend this program is setting up to become a contentious political battle mere months before this fall’s national election. But what of the economic debate? Keynesians like Paul Krugman who support the extension of the benefits focus on getting money in the hands of people most likely to spend it—boosting ‘aggregate demand.’ On Twitter, Krugman insisted the economic shutdown was “annoying but sustainable,”...

Look to the Constitution, Not ‘Necessity’

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I hear a lot of bad constitutional arguments justifying this or that federal action. One common justification for expanding federal power is: “This thing is necessary! It needs to be done.” But it doesn’t follow that the federal government has to do the thing. In fact, the founding generation expected that the states and the people would do most of the “necessary things” – not the federal government. Tench Coxe was a prominent and influential advocate for ratification of the Constitution and a delegate for Pennsylvania to the Continental Congress in 1788-1789. He later served as Secretary...

USDA Joins in on Screwing Americans

Why farmers are dumping food as some Americans go hungry - The Washington Post That should be an easy question to answer. Because the US Dept of Agriculture forces farmers to dump milk to maintain prices. The Washington Post is something else. They’re actually going to write that milk is being dumped and then in the next paragraph say that the federal government needs to step in and help a broken food distribution system. They never mention that it’s the government who forces farmers to dump the milk. They even imply later on that it’s processing plants asking farmers to dump milk. The...

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State Department ‘Illegally Obstructing’ Afghanistan Probes, Watchdog Says

The US government’s top oversight official for Afghanistan has accused the State Department and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) of stonewalling ongoing investigations, saying they have refused interviews with staff and even failed to provide “basic information” to assist the probes.

News Roundup 6/22/2022

US News The Biden administration announced a change in US military policy that bans the use of anti-personnel land mines everywhere in the world, except for the Korean Peninsula. [Link] Almost 1,400 New York Army National Guard Soldiers are deploying to East Africa...

News Roundup 6/21/2022

US News President Joe Biden said he is considering a temporary gas tax holiday. The tax reduction would cut gas prices by 18.4 cents per gallon. [Link] Biden said rebate cards are also being considered. [Link] Miami police were offering $50 for handguns, $100 for...

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Let’s Get ‘Defend the Guard’ on the Ballot in California!

"Resolved, That the Libertarian National Committee: Calls upon the State Legislatures to enact legislation to prohibit the States’ National Guard and any member thereof to be released from the state into active duty combat unless the U.S. Congress has declared war...

I Am Grateful For My Suffering

I am grateful for my suffering. I truly am. These are not words I utter in some halfhearted, feeble effort to brighten my mood or motivate my day. Fortunately for me, I am not battling depression. It’s been a challenging few years; Entrepreneurship. Battling Cancer....

The Scott Horton Show

6/17/22 Douglas Macgregor on the Lies Getting Ukrainians Killed

 Download Episode. Scott is joined by retired Col. Douglas Macgregor to discuss an article he wrote about the war in Ukraine. Macgregor points to the lies that got us into a situation earlier this year where a Russian invasion was inevitable and the lies that are...

6/3/22 Aisha Jumaan on How You can Help End the War Against Yemen

 Download Episode. Aisha Jumaan from the Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation joined Scott on Antiwar Radio to discuss the war in Yemen. Despite little to no media coverage, which Jumaan recently wrote about, the war in Yemen as well as the consequences of that...

6/3/22 Hassan El-Tayyab: Some Good News on Yemen

 Download Episode. Hassan El-Tayyab came back on Antiwar Radio to give an update on the effort to end the war in Yemen. First, Scott and El-Tayyab discuss the last-minute extension of the two-month ceasefire. El-Tayyab reports that airstrikes have stopped completely...

6/3/22 Tom Secker on the Pentagon’s Control Over Top Gun: Maverick

 Download Episode. Scott interviewed British journalist Tom Secker about the Pentagon’s role in producing Top Gun: Maverick. The Department of Defense has an entire office set up to work with Hollywood. They give producers access to some military personnel as well as...

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Don't Tread on Anyone

10 “Pro-Choice” Arguments – DEBUNKED (w/ Kristan Hawkins)

https://youtu.be/vgo8Uys-Xs4 The glory of the human race is the uniqueness of each individual, the fact that every person, though similar in many ways to others, possesses a completely individuated personality of his own. It is the fact of each person’s uniqueness —...

Economic Truths My Professor Lied About (w/ David Bahnsen)

https://youtu.be/8jK-rT-0SCk Defenders of free enterprise do not believe in a perfect administration under a market economy. Rather, we do not believe in the possibility of such. To the extent imperfect decision-making is accepted, we then seek to solve for who has...

‘What Is a Woman?’ – Six Things Conservatives Need to Know

https://youtu.be/GKZvdtiitLg “Biological sex [is] binary. It’s been binary for like a hundred million years, longer than that. Temperament is not binary, temperament or personality… people who talk about the diversity in gender are actually talking about diversity in...

Liberty Weekly Podcast

An Economic Reckoning ft. Clint Russell Ep. 217

https://youtu.be/B4rBZcugFw0 Clint Russell joins me in this week’s episode of Liberty Weekly. Clint is the host of Liberty Lockdown, a podcast that took the liberty scene by storm during the COVID-19 lockdowns. Before Clint launched Liberty Lockdown, he was a private...

On the Brink of Nuclear War ft. Connor Freeman Ep. 216

https://youtu.be/CJ62Lw1PJsg In this episode of the podcast, I speak with Connor Freeman about the dismal state of U.S./Russian relations. We discuss the spiraling escalation in Ukraine and U.S. policy decisions which signal that the unthinkable may be inevitable....

Addiction and COVID-19 ft. The Clean Libertarian Ep. 215

https://youtu.be/38r3URgicX4 Much has been said about the excess rate of substance abuse during COVID-19. To try to understand some of these causes, I brought on my friend Drew Cook of the Clean Libertarian. Drew is a recovering addict who is now working to help other...

Press Censorship in Wartime Ep. 214

https://youtu.be/s5Jhj1smhFI With the risk of kinetic war between the US and Russia becoming more and more likely each day, the United States is already marshalling its forces to silence domestic and international dissent to the conflict. In this episode, I examine...

Year Zero

The Network w/John Robb

John Robb joined me to talk about the network, its operations, where it fails, and why he thinks conspiracy theorists are wrong. Global Guerillas Substack Discord Libertarian Institute 19 Skills Pdf Autonomy Course Critical Thinking Course Donate Patreon...

America’s Response to the War in Ukraine w/Dave DeCamp

Dave DeCamp joined me to discuss the American reaction to the war in Ukraine. We discuss how the sanctions and information war seem to be targeting Americans rather than the Russian politicians. Is the Biden Administration utilizing propaganda to manufacture consent...

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