Ep. 54: Statist Propaganda in Popular Entertainment

I’m a big advocate for the suspension of politics and philosophy during down time. What does that mean?  It means I watch shows like NCIS, Law and Order, and Criminal Minds.  I listen to bands like Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band, etc.  And I do so unapologetically.  Most of the time, you’ll hear me tell … read more

Ep. 51: Libertarianism and Christianity

Over the last couple of years I’ve heard from a few different people that my Christian faith is at odds with my libertarian philosophy.  After all, they tell me, the Bible is full of violence!  And let’s not forget that both Jesus Christ himself and St. Paul both gave shockingly clear instructions to pay your … read more

Ep. 50: The Battle Continues

It’s hard to believe I’ve released 50 episodes of the Battle for Liberty.  In this episode, I share with you the relative success of this podcast and why that’s important.  Then I re-state the mission of the podcast and review basic libertarian political philosophy in terms of the primary principles: nonaggression and property rights.  This … read more

Ep. 49: How to Win Supporters by Sticking to Your Principles

When you think about propaganda you probably think negative thoughts. In your mind, that word has dishonest undertones, doesn’t it? That’s because propaganda is usually something that’s used to fool you, or at least strategically influence your thinking in a subconscious manner. And we’re usually told that the message buried in your subconscious is misleading … read more

Ep. 45: Shots Fired, Anarcho-Capitalists Attacked! I Respond

A controversial article at BeingLibertarian.com recently made the rounds and I was asked to respond.  At issue is the author’s claim that anarcho-capitalists are harming the libertarian movement due to their inflexibility and unwillingness to compromise. In today’s episode I analyze the article and take apart the claims one by one.  Where will you come down? … read more

Ep. 44: Secession Day 2017

Many libertarians hate the 4th of July.  But I don’t mind it so much.  I quite like it, in fact.  You see, I take this holiday as an opportunity to spread the truth about the history and significance of what really happened all those years ago.  SECESSION! So go ahead, neighbor, light up that sparkler. … read more

Ep. 39: Actual Anarchy: How Do We Get There?

The concept of anarchy scares a lot of people.  But the truth is that anarchy is already a huge part of your life, whether you know it or not.  Most human interaction occurs in an anarchistic relationship — meaning nobody had to hold a gun to your head to get you to interact peacefully with … read more

Ep. 36: Intellectual Property

The John Deere corporation would like you to understand that you don’t actually own anything you’ve purchased if it relies heavily on software. According to John Deere, you’ve merely purchased the license to the software that runs on those devices. But otherwise, they retain an exclusive right over the device and how it’s maintained or … read more

Ep. 30: Minarchy v. Anarchy

One of the most common arguments within the liberty movement is whether individual freedoms are better protected by a small government or by no government at all.  Some maintain that the inherent flaws of humanity require a small, limited government to supplement an otherwise completely free society.  But others aren’t quite so convinced.  Could it be … read more

Ep. 29: The Scientific Method for Your Reasoning

Have you ever wanted to improve your skills of argumentation?  Ever gotten into a debate but found you and your opponent got nowhere?  We’ve all been there!  What you should know is that it’s almost a certainty that the breakdown in communication was caused by a failure to adhere to a system of consistency of personal … read more

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