Lysander Spooner

The Scam Republicans Keep Falling For! w/ Olivia Rondeau

the scam republicans keep falling for! w: olivia rondeau

https://youtu.be/BfV-OwA-_S4 ... the Constitution has proved to be an instrument for ratifying the expansion of State power rather than the opposite. ... any written limits that leave it to government to interpret its own powers are bound to be interpreted as sanctions for expanding and not binding those powers. In a profound sense, the idea of binding down power with the chains of a written constitution has proved to be a noble experiment that failed. ...The libertarian system would meet this problem by scrapping the entire notion of creating a government — an institution with a coercive...

Progressivism is Unequal & Conservatism is Uncivilized. Olivia Rondeau & Keith Knight

progressivism is unequal & conservatism is uncivilized. olivia rondeau & keith knight

https://youtu.be/O8TGGQ5f-9Q In the jungle, some gain only at the expense of others. On the market, everyone gains. It is the market — the contractual society that wrests order out of chaos, that subdues nature and eradicates the jungle, that permits the “weak” to live productively, or out of gift s from production, in a regal style compared to the life of the “strong” in the jungle. Murray N. Rothbard Man, Economy, and State with Power and Market, pp. 1325–26 Olivia Rondeau is the Hazlitt Fellow at the Foundation for Economic Education. Find her videos, articles, and social media here....

How Capitalist Abolitionists Fought Slavery

how capitalist abolitionists fought the slave trade

https://youtu.be/tnddZVnXggk ... if we could push the button for instantaneous abolition of unjust invasions of liberty, would we do it? If we would not do it, we could scarcely call ourselves Libertarians. ... The genuine Libertarian, then, is, in all senses of the word, an “abolitionist”; he would, if he could, abolish instantaneously all invasions of liberty, whether it be, in the original coining of the term, slavery, or whether it be the manifold other instances of State oppression. Murray N. Rothbard Egalitarianism as a Revolt Against Nature, pp. 242–43 The 1619 Project: A Critique:...

The Real Magna Carta Ep. 58 [Liberty Weekly Throwback]

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In 2018, when this episode was first published, the Liberty Weekly Podcast did not have a quarter of the following it now enjoys. There are a great deal of evergreen episodes from the early days of the podcast that did not get the listens I wish they did. Because I am completely gassed from moving this weekend, I thought I would publish one of them to see how it does with a larger audience. I hope you enjoy and thank you for listening to Liberty Weekly. In this scholarly episode of the Liberty Weekly Podcast, I compare Lysander Spooner's interpretation of the Magna Carta to the modern...

Episode 520: Lysander Spooner’s ‘No Treason’ Examined w/ Legalman

66 Minutes PG-13 "Legalman" has been a lawyer for over 30 years and is the host of The Quash podcast. Pete invited Legalman to come back on the show to go over the Lysander Spooner classic, "No Treason." They read chunks of text and comment on the brilliance of a man who truly understood that government has no authority. No Treason The Quash Podcast Legalman on Twitter Get Autonomy 19 Skills PDF Download The Monopoly On Violence Pete's Patreon Pete's Substack Pete's Paypal Pete's Books on Amazon Pete's Books Available for Crypto Pete on Facebook Pete on...

‘But If We Just Kept The Articles of Confederation…’

When someone brings up the quote by Lysander Spooner, “But whether the Constitution really be one thing, or another, this much is certain - that it has either authorized such a government as we have had, or has been powerless to prevent it. In either case it is unfit to exist," very often they are met with the retort, "the Articles of Confederation had sufficient protections and should have been kept." While anyone who has read the AOC would agree that individual and local/state liberty was greater under its existence (for less than half the population but the Constitution did nothing to...

No Treason – Book Summary and Analysis. Pete Quinones and Keith Knight.

No Treason

https://youtu.be/1rWiaHiL8Gw ... my basic motivation for being a libertarian had never been economic but moral. ... While I was convinced that the free market was more efficient and would bring about a far more prosperous world than statism, my major concern was moral: the insight that coercion and aggression of one man over another was criminal and iniquitous, and must be combatted and abolished.   Murray N. Rothbard - Betrayal of the American Right, pp. 73–74 Lysander Spooner (1808–1887) is the American individualist anarchist and legal theorist known mainly for setting up a...

TGIF: Birthright Citizenship – Just and Justified

"All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside." So says section 1 of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. With the impeccable timing we’re accustomed to, Donald Trump says he will sign an executive order to nullify this constitutional provision by denying citizenship (which today includes the right to make a living among other important things) to persons born in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof if their parents were in the country...

What is Law?

Chapter I of Lysander Spooner's, The Unconstitutionality of Slavery [1860].   Before examining the language of the Constitution, in regard to Slavery, let us obtain a view of the principles, by virtue of which law arises out of those constitutions and compacts, by which people agree to establish government. To do this it is necessary to define the term law. Popular opinions are very loose and indefinite, both as to the true definition of law, and also as to the principle, by virtue of which law results from the compacts or contracts of mankind with each other. What then is Law? That...

The US Postal Service is Dying. Let it.

Like most monopolies, the US Postal Service isn’t interested in changing its business model. An enterprise hemorrhaging cash  in a free market would cut prices, improve service, look for new revenue streams, or simply close its doors. The USPS solution, as usual, is to raise prices and hope for the best. Alternative proposal: Let’s put it out of its misery. The Service posted losses of $562 million in the first quarter of 2017, the Associated Press reports.  This year will likely bring the Service’s sixth straight annual operating loss. While its package delivery revenues have grown, the...

News

News Roundup 5/22/22

US News Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign manager admits the campaign was unsure if Russia interfered in the election, and Hillary approved giving the information to journalists anyway. [Link] Two Secret Service agents were sent home from South Korea after one assaulted...

Russia Sets Conditions to Ease Black Sea Blockade

Russia has offered to relax its blockade of Ukraine’s Black Sea ports, but only in exchange for sanctions relief from the West, amid fears that the war raging in Eastern Europe is driving a major international food crisis.

House Passes Bill Expanding Federal Anti-Terrorism Mandate

US lawmakers have passed a sweeping domestic terrorism bill that will create several new law enforcement units and establish a task force to seek out white supremacists and neo-Nazis within the armed services and federal police agencies.

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Former U.S. Navy Sailor Makes the Case for Libertarianism

https://youtu.be/uI0iYWMK8Z8 [J]ustice is the means by which an individual who was victim to a criminal act is made whole again. If a statist society cannot perfect man’s own construct, how could a stateless society fare any better? Derek R. Wills, The Liberty...

The Scott Horton Show

5/21/22 Hassan El-Tayyab: Now Is the Time to End the War in Yemen

 Download Episode. Hassan El-Tayyab of the Friends Committee on National Legislation joins Scott on Antiwar Radio to discuss the effort to end the war in Yemen. Both sides have agreed to a ceasefire which has brought the level of violence down and the access to food...

5/19/22 Patrick Cockburn on the Arrogance of War Hawks on All Sides

 Download Episode. Scott talks with Patrick Cockburn about Russia’s war in Ukraine and the Western response. Cockburn argues that, regardless of any media spin, the Russians are running into more trouble than they expected to in Ukraine. He chalks that up to hubris...

5/16/22 Ted Snider: Did the CIA Oust Imran Khan?

 Download Episode. Scott is joined by Ted Snider to discuss the removal of Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan. Khan’s government announced in June of 2021 that Pakistan would no longer host any American military bases. Then, earlier this year, Khan was forced out by...

Conflicts of Interest

COI #279: The Evil Republicans guest Patrick MacFarlane

On COI #279, Patrick McFarlane returns to the show to discuss the most hawkish GOP members of Congress. Odysee Rumble  Donate LBRY Credits bTTEiLoteVdMbLS7YqDVSZyjEY1eMgW7CP Donate Bitcoin 36PP4kT28jjUZcL44dXDonFwrVVDHntsrk Donate Bitcoin Cash...

COI #278: George W. Bush Finally Says Something True About Iraq

On COI #278, Kyle Anzalone and Connor Freeman cover former President George W. Bush’s viral confession- by-gaffe to war crimes in Iraq, President Joe Biden’s resistance to Kiev’s demands for long range rocket launchers, U.S./Israeli war drills aimed at Tehran, and the...

COI #277: The Bipartisan Consensus HATES Diplomacy

Kyle Anzalone discusses the latest news about the war in Ukraine and NATO expansion. Odysee Rumble  Donate LBRY Credits bTTEiLoteVdMbLS7YqDVSZyjEY1eMgW7CP Donate Bitcoin 36PP4kT28jjUZcL44dXDonFwrVVDHntsrk Donate Bitcoin Cash Qp6gznu4xm97cj7j9vqepqxcfuctq2exvvqu7aamz6...

COI #276: Biden’s War on Truth guest Misty Winston

On COI #276, Misty Winston joins Kyle Anzalone to discuss the war on truth, 1A, and Julian Assange. Misty Winston host a show on TNT Radio from 3-6 est M-F. Follow her on Twitter @SarcasmStardust. Odysee Rumble  Donate LBRY Credits bTTEiLoteVdMbLS7YqDVSZyjEY1eMgW7CP...

Don't Tread on Anyone

The Problem With 2000 Mules

https://youtu.be/cwRkItxSbxs “I do not think we should have pushed for an election in the Palestinian territories. I think that was a big mistake,...[A]nd if we were going to push for an election, then we should have made sure that we did something to determine who...

Liberty Weekly Podcast

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...

How World Leaders Justify Mass Murder ft. Laurie Calhoun Ep. 212

https://youtu.be/LuhS86vS9nY Laurie Calhoun joins me to discuss her book "War and Delusion," where she details how world leaders have used Just War Theory to wage wars of aggression. Further, we pose the question: In the modern era, is a "just war" even possible? We...

Year Zero

A Conversation with Patrick MacFarlane

Patrick joined me again. In this episode we discuss Ukraine Russia, China, culture, democrats, republicans, and traditional family. Liberty Weekly Discord Libertarian Institute 19 Skills Pdf Autonomy Course Critical Thinking Course Donate Patreon...

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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