Fri, 16 March 2018
Well, today's my birthday. I've decided I'm taking the day off and enjoying a beautiful southern California day.
But I don't want to leave you without a show...
So I decided I'd let you hear a recent interview I gave to the boys over at Motor Madhouse. It's a great podcast about cars hosted by a couple of guys who love liberty.
If you want to check out their show here's the link:
Enjoy your weekend!
Thu, 15 March 2018
I had a lot of questions on Twitter after our short conversation about rights. I've been doing this so long that sometimes I forget we have people who are new to the idea of positive and negative rights, and so I thought it would be a good idea to discuss them using a few simple examples.
Libertarians believe in and support Negative Rights since they do not conflict. Positive rights on the other hand often conflict with someone's Negative Rights. Because of this most libertarians reject the idea of Postive Rights outside of those imposed by contract.
This will be more clear after you listen to today's show but I wanted to give you a taste of what you're going to hear.
For most of these kids, the opportunity to teach was squandered. Sad.
Wed, 14 March 2018
More than 3000 schools are expected to see kids from grade school to college walk out of class to protest gun violence in our schools.
If you're politically inclined to agree with the idea of more gun laws, increased background checks and raising the age to purchase then you likely welcome the protests.
If however, you oppose those ideas you likely think the kids should be punished or prevented from protesting. I've even heard someone people suggest that kids can't understand the issues well enough to have an opinion.
That last one cracks me up since I spend WAY to much time on social media reading comments from adults who clearly have zero understanding of the issue on which they're commenting.
I see these protest as an opportunity to help teach our kids several things.
2. Teach Civil Disobedience
3. Problem Solving
Don't dismiss the potential value of what's happening today. We as a society will screw it up, we always do. But there is potential here to mold the next generation and teach them valuable life skills that will serve them into adulthood.
Tue, 13 March 2018
Today Trump announced he has fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and replaced him with CIA director Mike Pompeo. This should not shock you.
Tillerson and Trump have been at odds practically from day one. Tilleson even went so far as to call the president a moron.
It was silly to think you could put two power brokers like this together and not have problems.
Tillerson is the former CEO of Exxon Mobile. And he didn't start at the top. He began his carrier as a civil engineer and worked his way up. The guy is a winner and a leader with a massive amount of experience dealing with countries all over the world. He was the perfect fit to fill the role of Secretary of State.
There's just one problem.
Trump isn't used to having a peer as a subordinate and Tillerson isn't used to taking orders. A conflict of opinion was bound to happen. Frankly, I'm surprised it took this long for things to come to a head.
So let me just say this...As a man who is completely comfortable with his sexuality and apparently cannot call himself "straight" anymore let me tell you where I fall on the scale of not-gayness.
On a scale of not-gay from 0-100, I am 100% not gay. You throw as many flags symbols and gay porn you want at me (this is how the study was conducted apparently), and you won't move me off the 100% not-gay mark.
I just don't understand why some people can be gay, but there can't be some of us who aren't. We could have framed the study to say there's no such thing as gay. Why didn't we frame the study that way? If it's all a sliding scale why can't we say there's no such thing as gay?
I'll tell you why. It's because the goal is not to conduct scientific research it's to seek evidence to reinforce a predetermined opinion.
Well, that's it. See you tomorrow
Mon, 12 March 2018
A few days ago I talked about the Justice Departments decision to sue the state of California over its decision to protect illegal immigrants from deportation by passing a law preventing companies from voluntarily helping ICE.
Now, setting aside my distaste for a law which prevents voluntary association California does have some authority.
The Constitution does not give the federal government the authority to deal in this matter. It is left to the States or to the people.
Well, I got a little backlash on social media so I thought I'd go a little deeper today in a full breakdown.
Fri, 9 March 2018
Yeah, it's just me in the studio today, and I was running late from the jump this morning trying to get things squared away for my business. I ended up running into a little snafu with my bank. I'll explain on the show today.
From there we'll move over to talk about Donald Trump's decision to meet with Kim Jong Un. It looks like they're discussing denuclearization. We'll see. That's all I can say.
Finally, American kids are getting fatter. If you're shocked, have the person standing next to you punch you in the face for being so out of touch. It turns out the Marine Corps is having trouble finding recruits.
Short show notes today. Enjoy your weekend!
Thu, 8 March 2018
Before we get to the news...
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Now to the news!
Is there anyone in America who doesn't think Donald Trump is a womanizer?
Married three times, admitted affairs, the man was even caught on tape talking about grabbing a woman by her...you get it.
Far be it for me to judge. I don't. But it should not be surprising to anyone that a porn star named Stormy Daniels was paid $130,000 and asked to sign a non-disclosure to protect the president from what many think is an affair with the movie star.
I guess I don't know what the outrage is. If you're a moral person, this will bother you, but it didn't bother very many on the right. The elected him.
It seems like it's not much more than bias media looking for a way to dig up a scandal.
But he's also doing something I've been advocating for a long time. He's tugging at your heartstrings and destroying the moral superiority of the opposing argument.
I'll read some of what he said on the show today. Wish we have a few more billionaires like him out living the principles he claims to support.
Wed, 7 March 2018
Interesting show today. Despite reports that early voter turnout favored Democrats, on election night Republicans turned out the vote doing far better in total numbers.
Keep in mind this is just a primary. Total voter turnout for Republicans was 1.5 million while Democrats rallied only 1 million.
Here's what's sad, In a state with nearly 30 million people, only 2.5 million turned out to vote. That's pathetic. You wonder why incumbents always win and liberty candidates never get a shot? It's because we don't get out and vote in the primary.
Ted Cruz got 1.3 million of the 1.5 million votes cast. It was a landslide. Now I know nothing about the candidates running against him, but none of them stood a chance. He had the money, the name, and the infrastructure. Now he's back for another term.
He claims there's "no nullification and no secession."
I'll give you my thoughts on the show today.
Tue, 6 March 2018
You know, I've spoken a lot about North Korea and my belief that they are "rational actors" and not a crazy rouge nation. But for a moment today, I called that belief into question.
Lucky for me I quickly realized I am (of course) right. (was there ever any doubt)
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I haven't figured out the WHY yet, but I know North Korea will not be giving up its nuclear program. To do so now ould mean repeating the mistakes of other countries who capitulated to US pressure and ended up devastated.
North Korea MUST continue down its current path if it has any hope of long-term survival.
Mon, 5 March 2018
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