Tue, 31 October 2017
One of the things I wanted to start doing into next year was interviewing potential senators, and congressmen who I thought would do a better job promoting liberty than the man or woman currently holding office.
As some of you know, I'm back out in California this week finishing the shoot for the History channel, and I thought I'd do an interview series with some people who are doing some interesting stuff in the liberty space.
I'm kicking off this series with Shane Hazel, an incredible man who's decided to take on the establishment and run against the sitting Republican in Georgia's 7th District.
Running against a Republican AS a Republican is an almost impossible task, but Shane's message of liberty and free markets are winning the day.
Give the show a listen and then head over to http://www.shanehazel.com and throw your support behind his efforts.
Thu, 26 October 2017
Not only did the Republican-controlled House just pass the Senates 4 Trillion Dollar budget paving the way for at least 1.5 trillion in new debt over the next ten years, but we also find out the Social Security Administration spent more than a Trillion dollars in 2017.
If you add the cost of Social Security and HHS together, they account for more than 50% of the 3.9 trillion in total government spending in 2017.
Does this bother anyone else? Anyone still think we have a revenue problem? If you do, you're crazy. Government is out of control, and the ridiculous promises our politicians have made can never be fulfilled.
If you still plan to rely on social security, Medicare or Medicaid as you age you need to start rethinking your options. The odds on those programs surviving the next 20 years are slim, and there's no way they stay the way they are now. Benefits are going to go down, and the age to start receiving payments is going to go up.
We're all responsible for ourselves, and the more government takes from us, the less capable we are of providing for our own future. Don't let a politician tell you he's going to help you as long as you agree to give up some of your hard-earned money. He's a snake, and he's going to bite you.
Lots of great stuff on the show today including an announcement about a training I'm going to be holding soon.
Wed, 25 October 2017
Yeah, it's yet another move toward totalitarianism. An article published on yahoo.com and confirmed by both the Airforce and Department of Defense exposes a change in the government's surveillance of U.S. citizens that now covers "homegrown violent extremists with no specific connection to foreign terrorists.
What's truly scary about this change is the DOD doesn't need a warrant to spy on anyone, and before this change, intelligence agencies like the CIA were only allowed to spy on U.S. citizens when it could demonstrate the individual was working on behalf of a foreign power.
It's one more blow to your privacy and a step toward big brother control.
Will this be used for nefarious purposes? Oh, most certainly but will it be widespread enough to jeopardize your liberty? Probably not but why take the risk?
This is the kind of thing our elected officials are supposed to prevent. Every time I turn around the government is offering to take care of my problems but when it comes time to actually protect me from the most significant threat of all (an overreaching, all-powerful central government) my representatives are asleep at the wheel and incapable of defending my liberty.
Tue, 24 October 2017
I'm not even kidding. A University of Illinois math professor named Rochelle Gutierrez is claiming algebra and geometry perpetuate white privilege because many of the terms have Greek origins.
Not only is the notion ridiculous it's also not true. I don't have any idea if Rochelle is a math wizard or not but she should probably spend some time studying her history.
Most of the origins of mathematics (as we understand it today) come from the middle east and not Greek or European culture. Many of the terms are Greek, but they're derived from Egyptian or Arabic words.
What is really insulting is the fact that Mrs. Gutierrez doesn't even realize how racist her white privilege comments are. They assume blacks, Asians and Hispanics are not/can not be as good at mathematics as their white counterparts.
It's stories like this that make me nervous about sending my own children to college. The idea that there is a math professor teaching this garbage is destructive to the education these young adults are getting, and it perpetuates the idea that, if you're a person of color, you can't do as well as your white classmates.
Mon, 23 October 2017
Well, there always seems to be a bombshell that drops while I'm out of town and this time it was a new Clinton scandal.
The irony that Bill and Hillary, two people who tried hardest to burn Trump over a Russian scandal, find themselves exposed to their own Russian connection. Not for power but for profit.
But before you go thinking we've got the Clintons dead to rights we need to talk about the facts.
Unfortunately, the media is either ignoring the story, or they're playing it up like it's treason. The truth, as I read it, is more complicated.
I'll break down the story today, and I'll bring you up to speed on what's been happening while I was gone. I was traveling quite a bit and had a couple of adventures.
Thu, 5 October 2017
Darren did a lot of looking today, and the new Republican budget looks like it might be the biggest in history. I know there are minor differences between parties but if you had any doubt as to where Republican principles lie this vote should tell you everything you need to know.
Republicans appeal to conservatives and when it's time to get your vote they talk a mean game about reducing taxes, deficits and spending but when the time comes to take action you see their true colors.
The truth is, they're no different than Democrats. They crave power and control. They don't want to reduce spending they just want to be the ones who control where the money goes. This isn't going to end until conservatives and fiscally responsible Americans everywhere decide to make some serious changes.
My job is merely to point out the hypocrisy and be a voice of liberty and reason. Every American has to do the hard work of paying attention and kicking most of these bums out of Washington.
Wed, 4 October 2017
If you can believe it, there are actual conversations going on in America today over the unfair portrayal of white mass shooters as "lone wolves."
Now before you dismiss this as progressive nonsense, I think some things need discussing. For example, does the media treat whites who commit atrocities differently than Muslims?
Are they more willing to forgo assumptions about the intentions of white offenders than that of blacks?
Today I'm going to give you my thoughts and bring in a decent article from theroot.com. I hope that it opens up your mind and allows you to ask yourself some compelling questions.
We're also going to talk tax policy. This Republican tax proposal is getting stupider by the day. The most frustrating thing to me is that people are actually choosing up sides in what will essentially be no change to the current tax code.
Great show today. Rich, and compelling. :)
Tue, 3 October 2017
It's another dark day. Frontman for the Heartbreakers, Tom Petty has died at age 66. 66!! That's crazy! I have no idea if it was genetic or if he just burned the candle at both ends but he was an incredible talent, and it seems like he left this earth too early.
We've got some additional information on the Vegas shooter. The motive is still elusive, but it appears he used a "Bump-Stock" to convert his semi-auto rifles into full-auto rifles. I'll explain what a Bump-Stock is on the show today.
We're also going to look at tax reform. There are a lot of questions surrounding the Republican plan, and I want to try and explain what I think they're doing and the likelihood it gets done.
Finally, if we have time, we'll discuss the current attempt by a Chinese investment group to purchase the Chicago Stock Exchange. It brings up questions about the free market and a lot of emotions as well.
Mon, 2 October 2017
I really needed to apologize for my absence last week. I had some work stuff that came up, and then I caught a mean batch of strep throat.
The good news is I'm back all this week; the bad news is I leave Sunday for a 12-day shoot that should finish off my commitment to this TV show.
I appreciate you listening and being part of what we're trying to build, and I promise when this TV thing is over it's going to be back to normal schedule.
Today the big news is the mass shooting in Vegas. I'll give you what thoughts I have on the killings, and I'll open things up for you to comment as well. Frankly, I'm not sure what to make of our new society. Statistically, it's not a gun problem, but something has changed in the mentality of our citizens. We're almost a year removed from the Pulse shooting, and it seems like these events are getting closer and closer together.
I'll also update you on Venezuela. It's not as much an update as it is a story that illustrates what socialism does to any nation that peddles in its ideas.
Finally, we'll talk a little identity politics and the value of self. Not a bad day considering Darren is gone.
Thu, 21 September 2017
Once again, if you just stick to the truth and be unapologetic eventually that truth will set you free.
For years the FED has been talking about Quantitative Easing as the solution to our economic problems. "Prime the Pump!!!" they'd scream. "Don't worry; we know what we're doing."
They do not.
One of the Feds own economists has now admitted what many of us have known for so long. QE doesn't work. It creates bubbles, distorts asset prices and creates a general mess, but it doesn't help heal an economy.