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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Rick Rivers

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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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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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Until next week, peace.

Rick Rivers

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Home School vs. Government School Cage Match: How One Couple Won At Both – LOF #10

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Home School vs. Government School Cage Match: How One Couple Won At Both

Home school vs. government school: Home school parents and veterans of the Government’s Day Prisons For Kids Age 5-18 join me to discuss both sides of the education equation. We also crush three major myths about home schooling.

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

  • The history of compulsory education, and how it came to America
  • Why government schools are not interested in teaching kids how to think critically, and think for themselves (and what they do instead)
  • The best option to government schools
  • What happened when Brian and Carrie’s young son declined to take off his jacket in school (and what they did in response)
  • Bully government school teacher terrifies children
  • How one kid outsmarted the government school system (he didn’t learn how to do it in school!)
  • Why Brian and Carrie let their kids decide whether to home school or go to public schools
  • A great question to ask kids: “Who owns you?”
  • Why parents don’t need to be “qualified” teachers in order for their kids to learn in home school
  • How elements of unschooling and traditional learning can be combined to create a superior learning environment
  • Free and low-cost home school curriculum resources
  • How your child can earn two associates degrees by the time she’s 18
  • Why kids learn more when they focus on their interests and passions
  • An $8 per month membership you can use to supplement other learning materials (you might be a member already!)
  • Why catering to your child’s particular learning style is more effective than the government’s archaic, rigid, one-size-fits-all classrooms
  • How the learning experience can be crushed by the reward AND punishment of conventional letter grades
  • The difference between education and learning
  • Three myths about home schooling, debunked
  • How and why to make home schooling work financially 
  • And much more!

Get free home school learning materials from Khan Academy.

Join the Ron Paul Home School Curriculum here and claim Tom Woods’ bonuses valued at $160.

Two more home school curriculum options: the Robinson Curriculum and the completely free All in One Home School.

Considering home schooling your kids? Make sure you know the laws and policies in your state with the help of the Home School Legal Defense Association.

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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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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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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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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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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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