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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Until next week, peace.

Rick Rivers

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

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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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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 Government license. It can be reused by anyone except governments and government agents and employees.

Until next week, peace.

Rick Rivers

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Adventures In Nicaragua: Energy Economist Confronts Howler Monkey – LOF #9

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Adventures In Nicaragua: Energy Economist Confronts Howler Monkey

Join me as I talk with my guest Brandon, an economist studying rural energy poverty. Brandon recently returned from a month-long trip to Nicaragua, and he shares his adventures with us.

Here’s what you’ll hear about in this episode:

  • Tom Woods mentions Libertarians On Fire during The Tom Woods Show and then again in an email to his list
  • Why Brandon joined the military (and why he wished he hadn’t)
  • How Brandon talked his brother out of joining the military using a clever form of reverse psychology
  • The book Brandon read that instantly made him want a PhD in economics
  • Keynesian economics vs. Austrian economics: how they’re different and which is better
  • Why Milton Friedman jumped the shark on monetary policy
  • How Brandon navigated the land mines of learning economics from statist professors 
  • The book that launched Brandon on his libertarian journey, and led him to take an interest in energy poverty
  • A dead libertarian who renounced violence and became a staunch anti-war activist 
  • Modern energy that the first world takes for granted (and what people in the developing world have to deal with)
  • How a single solar-powered light bulb changed a family’s life
  • Why US government foreign policy since the mid-1800s still adversely affects the lives of people in Nicaragua to this day
  • The mistake some people make when they conflate the State with the nation 
  • What happened when Brandon confronted a howler monkey (and what they have in common with humans)
  • Why it’s easy to catch a cab in Nicaragua
  • Free-market agorism at work in a socialist economy
  • How crafty entrepreneurs take advantage of the US Coast Guard
  • And much more!

Watch Alex Epstein shred Senator Barbara Boxer during a congressional hearing.

Read Jeffrey Sachs’ The End of Poverty, the book that made Brandon want to pursue a PhD in economics.

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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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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!

To connect with the show, send me an email.

You can also follow the show on Facebook and Twitter.

If you’d like to be on the show, click here to use your phone or your computer.

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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