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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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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Lonely Libertarians? The Emotional and Psychological Challenges in a Life of Liberty – LOF #8

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Emotional and Psychological Challenges in a Life of Liberty

Our Statist News Correspondent Kiki returns to co-hosting duties as we discuss the emotional and psychological challenges in a life of liberty. Kiki first appeared on the show in Episode 3, “Statist News: All the Propaganda That’s Fit to Print.”

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

  • Michael W. Dean of the Freedom Feens praises Libertarians on Fire (between 6:00 and 10:00, but listen to the whole show!)
  • A letter from a listener in reaction to Kiki’s appearance on Episode 3
  • What happened when I sent liberty books to everyone on my Christmas list
  • The pain of losing people in your life because of your beliefs
  • How I started getting articles published on LewRockwell.com, and why it caused a rift between my mom and me
  • Why it doesn’t bother me that my mom doesn’t listen to my podcast
  • Being in the “convincing game” sucks (and why Kiki hasn’t given up trying to convince others)
  • Why the innate yearning to be free is drummed out of individuals over the course of a 12-year sentence in the government’s day prisons for kids age 5-18
  • Two ways to avoid feeding parking meters
  • What I did when my neighbor played loud music in the middle of the night (and other things I could have done without calling the cops)
  • What you should never do with your gun (that cops do all the time) — something I saw with my own eyes for the first time
  • The potentially dangerous or even deadly consequences of calling the government’s prayer line
  • Victims of the State going to the State to solve a problem created by the State
  • The inevitable result of the State investigating cops who shoot mere mundanes
  • A judge with an agenda who caused a couple to waste $400,000 on legal fees
  • How voting for rulers results in destruction of the wealth, health and life of innocent victims
  • And much more!

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Until next week, peace.

Rick Rivers

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Food Freedom From The Monsanto-Government Industrial Complex with Lisa DeLasho – LOF #7

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Food Freedom From The Monsanto-Government Industrial Complex with Lisa DeLasho

Lisa DeLasho of The Freedom Feens joins me and my co-host Jackson Trigg to talk about the Monsanto-Government-Big Ag-Big Food Industrial Complex:

  • A hyper-healthy beverage you can make at home
  • What is the paleo/primal lifestyle and why is it important
  • How to lose 25% of your body weight (even if you don’t intend to)
  • The little-known connection between grains and the state throughout history
  • Why the serfs get gruel and the aristocracy gets meat
  • The who, what and why of one of the biggest beneficiaries of crony capitalism: the 800-pound gorilla known as Monsanto
  • Why Agent Orange could be coming to a farm near you
  • Which part of the grocery store to shop in, and which part to avoid like the plague
  • How the State and Big Food have poor people trapped — and how they can break loose
  • What are GMOs, and why are they so unhealthy?
  • How the State keeps us unhealthy so it can deliver an endless stream of customers to the drug dealers known as doctors
  • And much more!

Listen to Grain and the State on Proj CJ’s Dangerous History Podcast.

Check out the Farm-To-Consumer Legal Defense Fund.

About Lisa DeLasho

Lisa is an entrepreneur, writer and radio personality on the nationally syndicated radio show The Freedom Feens.

She is the creator and editor of the health and wellness blog Nutritional Anarchy.

Connect with Lisa on Facebook, and let her know you heard her on Libertarians On Fire!

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Until next week, peace.

Rick Rivers

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