Raeford Davis: Ex-Cop Turned Libertarian Drug War Critic – LOF #14

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Raeford Davis: Ex-Cop Turned Libertarian Drug War Critic

Raeford Davis spent four years patrolling the streets of North Charleston, South Carolina arresting hundreds of innocent people in drug charges. Now he’s gone straight and speaks out against the State’s Insane War on (Some) Drugs.

Here’s some of what Raeford and I discuss:

  • What Scott Horton and I have in common (that Raeford agrees with)
  • Why Raeford became a police officer
  • What patrol officers do (besides busting people for harmless drug offenses)
  • The cop who once did me a “favor”
  • One profession that is far more dangerous than being a cop
  • What Raeford did when a perp tried to shoot him with a pistol
  • Why Raeford took a position as an SVU detective
  • What made Raeford leave the police force (and why he would have left soon after regardless)
  • Why neighborhoods in North Charleston look exactly the same as they did 10 years ago when Raeford was patrolling the streets
  • The secret reason President Nixon ramped up the War on Drugs in the late 1960s and early 1970s
  • Two possible reasons a cop let me go even though I was smoking pot while driving
  • Why Raeford believes individual cops are not racists (and how the system is to blame for targeting minorities for drug enforcement)
  • The police-industrial complex and how it creates tension among the public
  • Why Raeford believes drugs should be legalized and regulated
  • Two possible reasons Baltimore cops didn’t protect private property during the riots
  • Why cops almost never get convicted for deeds that would land you or me in jail
  • Is there such a thing as a “good cop”?
  • The military mindset among cops that is even more dangerous than the military equipment they get from the Pentagon
  • The mission of LEAP (and Raeford’s role in the organization)
  • And much more!

Visit LEAP – Law Enforcement Against Prohibition

Follow Raeford Davis on Twitter

 

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Libertarian Ladies Roundtable – Why So Many White Guys? – LOF #13

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Libertarian Ladies Roundtable – Why So Many White Guys?

I’m the only guy on the show as three lovely libertarian ladies — Kiki, Carrie and Lisa — join me for a wide-ranging discussion about the female perspective on liberty issues and society.

Here’s some of what the ladies and I discuss:

  • Why are most libertarians white men?
  • How a bad encounter with the State or police can bring a woman to liberty
  • Why there aren’t more black men in the liberty movement (and the disconnect that causes many of them to embrace the state)
  • What Colin Kaepernick gets about State oppression (and what he still doesn’t understand)
  • Why women are the most radical of all libertarians
  • The risks that libertarian women face, that men don’t
  • How Kiki uses her philosophy of freedom to be a better friend to her girlfriends
  • Why a long-time friend is more likely to be a statist than a new friend is
  • The arrogance Carrie sometimes sees in libertarian men (and how she handles it)
  • Why the ladies couldn’t imagine having a romantic relationship with a statist
  • Anarchism without adjectives
  • Feminism as a collective ideology vs. individual liberty
  • Individualist feminism – why it’s not an oxymoron
  • Two unique ways Carrie strikes up conversations with strangers
  • A Dead Libertarian you’ve probably never heard of (but you need to know about)
  • And much more!

Essays by Voltairine de Cleyre

Voltairine de Cleyre on YouTube

Wendy McElroy: Feminist History Revisited

 

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Until next week, peace.

Rick Rivers

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Adam Kokesh: Candidate For Not-President In 2020 – LOF #12

Adam Kokesh

Adam Kokesh: Candidate For Not-President in 2020

Adam Kokesh took some time out from his hectic For the Love of Freedom Tour to sit down with me in Anarchy One Studio to discuss his time in combat, his anti-war activism, his time in prison, the tour, his book Freedom, and his future campaign for “Not-President.”

Here’s some of what Adam and I discuss:

  • The method Adam uses in his man-on-the-street videos to get people to try to think differently
  • How Adam went from a libertarian in name only to a true freedom fighter
  • Why Adam intentionally filmed himself loading a shotgun near the Capitol and uploaded it to YouTube
  • What Alex Jones doesn’t understand about Adam’s activism
  • Why government wars should be obsolete by now
  • The police department that used more firepower to arrest Adam in his house than was used by the US military to kill Bin Laden
  • What Adam did to pass the time in prison, and the life-changing project it inspired
  • Why statists who argue that people who didn’t serve in the military can’t oppose war (and why they’re dead wrong)
  • Is Adam retired from street-level civil disobedience?
  • What Adam considers his most important act of civil disobedience yet
  • Adam’s favorite medium for spreading the message of freedom (it’s probably not the one you think)
  • Why Adam wrote his book (and why he gives it away for free)
  • How Adam has the energy to drive to 48 states, visiting 64 cities in 63 days
  • Why Adam wants to run for president (and why it’s not merely an “educational” campaign
  • What Adam would do on his first day in the White House
  • And much more!

Visit Adam’s website.

How to get Adam’s book Freedom . . . for FREE!

Check to see if your city is on the For the Love of Freedom Tour.

Watch Adam’s YouTube videos.

Follow Adam on Twitter.

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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.

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Until next week, peace.

Rick Rivers

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Obamacare: A Disaster 100 Years In The Making – LOF #11

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Obamacare: A Disaster 100 Years In The Making

If you think healthcare in the US got really bad all of a sudden because of Obamacare, then this is the episode for you!

Here’s some of what Frank, Jackson and I cover:

  • Why Obamacare is an unmitigated disaster for almost everyone involved
  • How the Canadian healthcare system is similar to the US system (and how it’s different)
  • Is healthcare a right?
  • Why healthcare is really no different from any other product or service
  • How government appropriates a monopoly on the provision and regulation of healthcare
  • The endless cycle of government intervention in the private sector (and what the inevitable result of it is)
  • How the American Medical Association conspired with the government to limit the supply of doctors and healthcare workers (and the hidden racist agenda that went along with it) over 100 years ago
  • The difference between health insurance and other types of insurance
  • Why health insurance covers low-cost routine maintenance, but car insurance doesn’t
  • How the government-insurance complex hides the true cost of healthcare from patients
  • One simple thing that Amazon and Ebay do that could work in a free market in healthcare providers
  • How Frank saved thousands of dollars on surgery by shopping around (and why almost no one ever does this)
  • Why health insurance and pharmaceutical companies will fight a true single-payer system in the future
  • Hans Hermann Hoppe’s 4-part plan to get the government out of the healthcare business
  • Why the FDA doesn’t protect people (and why they are responsible for a mountain of dead bodies)
  • The industry that is protected from lawsuits (and how taxpayers get stuck with the bill as a result)
  • Why people die waiting for drugs to be approved (and why other people die after taking approved drugs
  • How eliminating all medical licensure would give individuals more choices and lower prices in healthcare
  • Abolish Medicare and Medicaid? How the poor and elderly would be taken care of in a free society
  • And much more!

Hans Hermann Hoppe’s Four-Step Healthcare Solution

Murray Rothbard on Government Medical “Insurance”

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Until next week, peace.

Rick Rivers

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