Fri, 10 November 2017
I always love listening to politicians talk about bills they're championing. You'd think everything they did was a monumental achievement that was changing the course of human existence and improving the lives of every American.
It's all B.S. Half the time the things they're taking credit for are just ideas and the other half of the time they're lying about what they're really doing.
Take the current tax bill the Senate is voting on. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is calling it an "extraordinary accomplishment."
Is it? Hardly. What the Republicans have created is a budget that ads 1.5 trillion dollars to the deficit, reduces the tax burden to corporations and high earners while doing nothing for the middle class.
You may think I sound like a Democrat, and maybe today I do, but this bill is garbage. Taxation is theft. If you're going to reduce the theft, I'm all for it, but do it equally so everyone benefits and don't cut taxes only to borrow the difference and lay it on our children and grandchildren.
Republicans produced a turd, and they're trying to convince you it's a diamond. Don't be fooled.
Thu, 9 November 2017
It seems like the last few months have been a blur. I've been traveling so much the show has had to take a back seat to other responsibilities.
That sucks because this show has always been a passion project for me and the passion is still there. But I've got some good news...
First, it would appear, at least for the rest of the month, I'm going to be behind the mic every day. It's back to the old routine, and that's going to feel good.
Second, As I look into next year, I've decided I want to make the show my primary focus. For three years I've done the show part-time as a labor of love, but if this show is ever going to have the impact, I want it's going to take a full-time effort.
Right now I'm working with advertisers and partners to help make this possible, and I could not be more excited. A move to a full-time show means not only do you get the show, five days a week, but it also means I'll have time for all the little things you've been asking for like short video clips, in-depth interviews, and live events. I may even hit a speaking event or two. :)
The bottom line is this; I just want to say thank you for your patience and commitment to this show and the ideas we promote. I know it might seem like my commitment has wained in the last few months but nothing could be further from the truth. I want to blow this show up into one of the most significant political and economic voices in America, and I could not do it without you.
Now, how about some news!
Since I've been gone, I haven't had the chance to comment on the recent shooting in Texas. I've been watching a lot of coverage, and for some reason, the media wants to focus on bump stock legislation and mental health screenings.
You've got voices with varying political and social interests trying to spin the shooting to fit their agenda, and I don't feel like there are very many people having an honest discussion about gun violence and how we fix it.
So today I'll spend a chunk of the show giving you my thoughts on guns, background checks, mental health and how we solve the explosion in violence we see, not just here in America but around the world.
Wed, 8 November 2017
You likely know him as Johnny Rocket from The Johnny Rocket Launchpad. I know him as my friend Johnny Adams, and I wanted to have him on the show to talk about a new passion project he's been working on.
It's called Liberty Force, and it's a comic book that teaches some ideas about liberty to anyone willing to give it a read.
Johnny wrote and designed the entire comic, and it's designed for all ages. Check it out at http://www.LibertyForcecomic.com and buy a couple for yourself, your kids and a friend!
Thu, 2 November 2017
Continuing with my interview series this week, I've got Paul Vasey who's created a really cool board game to teach your kids about money, the importance of saving and how to budget.
You can find his site with all the games here:
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.