Nation-States – A Fundamental Flaw of Human Nature – LOF #6

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Nation-States – A Fundamental Flaw of Human Nature

What is it that gave rise to States?

How did the nation-state become the ubiquitous form that States took?

What is the fundamental flaw of human nature that leads to statism, and keeps it alive?

Join me and new co-host Frank Dobbs as we explore these fascinating questions, including:

  • How did the earliest States develop?
  • The “settled brigands” theory of States
  • How disputes were settled before the advent of States
  • The contest among the king, the church, the aristocracy and the towns: who won?
  • The rise of bureaucracies and how they became more powerful than kings
  • From monarchy to democracy: evolution or devolution?
  • The immediate problem Ron Paul would have faced had he become president
  • New segment: Ask a Libertarian – Do we need widespread mandatory vaccinations?
  • Dead Libertarian of the Week – The late, great Harry Browne
  • And much more!

Explore Martin van Crevel’s The Rise and Decline of the State

Read Hans Hermann Hoppe’s Democracy: The God That Failed

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Until next week, peace.

Rick Rivers

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Government Cops: Serving and Protecting Themselves – LOF #5

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Government Cops: Serving and Protecting Themselves

Government cops supposedly exist to serve and protect the public that pays their salaries and generous pensions.

But in reality, they only serve and protect themselves. Because of a combination of police unions, qualified immunity, and officer safety being paramount, cops are above the laws they enforce.

Join us for a stark look at the reality of modern policing in America:

  • What cops do (and what what they do NOT do)
  • A biblical story about the origin of police
  • What two cops did when they were called to rescue a woman drowning in a lake
  • How to snitch on your neighbors (and why you shouldn’t)
  • A couple places you can put your car registration sticker other than your licence plate
  • Do you own your home or rent? (Hint: you’re a renter, no matter what)
  • The actual size and material of The Thin Blue Line
  • Do we even need cops?
  • And much more!

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Until next week, peace.

Rick Rivers

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NAP A to Z – Non Aggression Principle Explored – LOF #4

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NAP A to Z – Non Aggression Principle Explored

The non-aggression principle is the bedrock philosophy of liberty for most libertarians. In this episode, we cover the NAP from A to Z, including:

  • What it is (and what it isn’t)
  • Historical background (and no, Ayn Rand did NOT invent the NAP)
  • When is it OK to violate the NAP?
  • Objections to the NAP (both inside and outside libertarian circles)
  • Who can get away with violating the NAP (and who can NOT)
  • A philosophy of liberty based on self-ownership
  • The moral hazard of delegating violence to agents of the State
  • Share your internet passwords and go to jail!
  • A Dead Libertarian who earned the nicknames “Mr. Libertarian” and “The State’s Greatest Living Enemy.”
  • And much more!

Check out a selection of Murray Rothbard resources.

Watch the Philosophy of Liberty video.

Watch along with Murray Rothbard as Wendy McElroy and Jeffrey Tucker perform Rothbard’s one-act play “Mozart Was a Red.”

The audio clip from the Murray Rothbard speech is courtesy of Libertarianism.org.

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Most music on Libertarians On Fire is courtesy of Bill Palmer’s TV Killers. To hear more of Bill’s music, please visit his Bandcamp page.

Libertarians On Fire is covered by a BipCot No Goverment license. It can be reused by anyone except governments and government agents and employees.

Until next week, peace.

Rick Rivers

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Statist News – All The Propaganda That’s Fit To Print – LOF #3

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Statist News – All The Propaganda That’s Fit To Print

Libertarian mole Kiki has infiltrated a local daily newspaper and she is our Statist News Correspondent. Join us for an informative and fun-filled hour as we discuss:

  • Kiki’s libertarian journey (including how she almost became a cop!)
  • The moral and ethical challenge she faces working inside the system
  • How she asks the tough questions no other reporter will ask
  • Why the media lies down for politicians, bureaucrats and cops
  • The revolving door between government and media
  • Heroic cops who get lap dances paid for by you and me
  • From the evidence room to the streets: why cops are selling drugs to the most desperate people in society
  • The alternative to traditional media that can make a difference in exposing government lies
  • A Dead Libertarian who indirectly inspired one of the best TV shows of all time
  • And much more!

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If you want a FREE copy of my book Petty Little Tyrants, and Other Essays, go to LibertariansOnFire.com/book.

Most music on Libertarians On Fire is courtesy of Bill Palmer’s TV Killers. To hear more of Bill’s music, please visit his Bandcamp page.

Libertarians On Fire is covered by a BipCot No Goverment license. It can be reused by anyone except governments and government agents and employees.

Until next week, peace.

Rick Rivers

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OJ Simpson Revisited From A Libertarian Perspective – LOF #2

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OJ Simpson Revisited From A Libertarian Perspective

When OJ Simpson was acquitted of murdering his ex-wife in 1995, I was just another dumb white statist who thought he got away with murder because of a black jury.

After watching The People v. OJ Simpson and OJ: Made in America, I started wondering: if I had been a libertarian at the time, would I have felt differently?

And if the jury wasn’t to blame, who was?

Listen to this episode to discover how I think about this landmark event in American history now, revisited from a libertarian perspective.

To connect with the show, send me an email.

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If you want a FREE copy of my book Petty Little Tyrants, and Other Essays, go to LibertariansOnFire.com/book.

Most music on Libertarians On Fire is courtesy of Bill Palmer’s TV Killers. To hear more of Bill’s music, please visit his Bandcamp page.

Libertarians On Fire is covered by a BipCot No Goverment license. It can be reused by anyone except governments and government agents and employees.

Until next week, peace.

Rick Rivers

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