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In this week's episode of Electric Libertyland, host Brian McWilliams gives his take on the Trumpian circle-jerk that was the 2017 Emmy Awards, and how politics and entertainment need to take a break from each other. He then turns towards more serious topics including the utter failure of the Federal Reserve's quantitative easing programs, the GOP's last-ditch effort to repeal Obamacare (kind of) with the Graham-Cassidy plan, the state of the 1st Amendment, new climate research and an idiotic idea in the UK to limit voting rights based on internet trolling.

Show notes at Lions of Liberty

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In today's episode, Marc is joined by Maine State Senator and a man who has been called "The Next Rand Paul" since he announced the launch of his run for U.S. Senate in 2016, Eric Brakey! Eric is the only Senate candidate currently endorsed by both Ron Paul and Rand Paul. Listen today as Eric explains how he became interested in the ideas of liberty, how he won his State Senate seat on a small government platform, and how he plans to become the youngest Senator in history  by defeating Angus King in the 2018 U.S. Senate election. 

For show notes head over to LionsOfLiberty.com/313

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On today's episode recent clemency recipient Ramona Brant joined the show to share her powerful story. In 1995, Ramona was sentenced to life in prison for a cocaine offense related to her then-boyfriend’s drug dealing. At her sentencing the judge said he was “shocked at the severity of the sentence,” BUT he had no legal discretion to sentence her to less time. 

Ramona spent 20 years in prison, before finally receiving a commutation from President Obama in 2015, and was released to a halfway house in February 2016. In March 2016, Ramona met President Obama during a special lunch for commutation recipients, and participated in a White House briefing on clemency, where she shared her story. Ramona is now the PR Director of the CAN-DO Guardian Angel program that has paired over 40 Guardian Angels with approximately 50 clemency applicants. 

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Submit any qu estions, comments, suggestions, or ideas to felonyfriday@lionsofliberty.comThis show is not my soapbox, it is a vehicle to communicate and amplify the injustices rampant in the criminal justice system. We need your help to make it the best it can possibly be! If you like what you hear please share it with a friend and subscribe for free via iTunes (don’t forget to leave us a rating and review ;) ) or the Stitcher Radio App 

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In this week's Electric Libertyland, host Brian McWilliams touches briefly on 9/11 #NeverForget and its echoing effects on the American psyche, which government takes advantage of to justify endless wars and domestic spying. Brian then looks at Rand Paul standing up for a referendum on AUMF, then cracks wise on the Ted Cruz porn "scandal" while also side-eying Hillary Clinton's new cry-ography "What Happened" and asks, "which of them is actually guiltier of masturbation"? Brian also examines the effects of the recent hurricanes and the fallacy of Broken Windows economics, the $15.3B "relief" (and debt spending) bill, and a final thrilling conclusion to the epic tale of the PETA Monkey Selfie lawsuit.

Show notes at Lions of Liberty

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On today's show, Marc is joined by Scott Horton on the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks to discuss his new book on the Afghnanistan War, "Fool's Errand: It's Time to End the War in Afghanistan." The 9/11 attacks were used as justifcation for the Afghan War, but after raging for nearly 16 years, does that justification hold any water? Why is the United States still involved years after the death of Osama bin Laden? Can Trump's new/old "go after the bad guys" strategy change anything? We discuss all this and so much more with the most knowledgeable human being on foreign policy I've ever encountered, Scott Horton!

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On today's episode of Felony Friday former felon and clemency recipient Jamael Nettles. This is Part 2 of the interview, please go back and listen to Part 1 is you haven't yet.

In part 1 Jamael shared how his environment growing up steered him towards drug dealing. He discussed how he grew up in a drug culture. When he found success and started making money selling drugs, he became respected by his family and friends. Jamael grew addicted to the high of drug dealing.

In today's episode, Part 2 of  the interview, Jamael will have you on the edge of your seat. The events that led to Jameal's arrest and conviction are shocking and tragic. He does a tremendous job sharing his heart wrenching story. 

After being shot 5 times during a violent break-in at his home, Jamael Nettles of Mobile was sentenced to 365 months imprisonment and four years supervised release in 2006 for possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine; possession with intent to distribute cocaine; and simple possession of marijuana

Jameal served 11 years in prison. He received clemency from President Obama December 19, 2016. And was release to a half-way house in January of this year and was released from the halfway house on Apr 18. This is his story.

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In today's Electric Libertyland host Brian McWilliams goes it alone with a Labor Day episode focused on the misconceptions about the benefits of unions. He then looks at some recent opinions on the need to nationalize Google, Amazon and Facebook, L'Oreal firing a transgender model for being racist, and James Comey drafting a statement exonerating Hillary Clinton before he even finished investigating her.

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In today's episode, Marc is joined by professor at Berry College - and Houston native - Phil Magness to discuss many of the economic fallacies that pop up during disasters, just as they are now with Hurricane Harvey. Phil disputes the narrative that lack of zoning and regulations in Houston have made the disaster any worse, and how they will actually help the city recover faster. Marc and Phil also discuss the concept of "price gouging", and how it helps to ration resources during times of crisis. 

Be sure to stay tuned to hear about all the ways we are helping Hurricane Harvey victims, including one of our shows biggest fans and supporters. 

 

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On today's episode of Felony Friday former felon and clemency recipient Jamael Nettles shares his unbelievable story. This episode is the first of two parts of Jamael's story. Jamael will have you on the edge of your seat. The events that led to Jameal's arrest and conviction are shocking and tragic. He does a tremendous job sharing the details of his story. He takes the listener on a journey though his life, from the drug culture where he was raised, to becoming a wildly successful teenage drug dealer and finally the break-in at his home that resulted in him being shot 5 times and ultimately sentenced to 30 years in prison for non-violent drug crimes.

Jamael Nettles of Mobile was sentenced to 365 months imprisonment and four years supervised release in 2006 for possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine; possession with intent to distribute cocaine; and simple possession of marijuana

Jameal served 11 years in prison. He received clemency from President Obama December 19, 2016. And was release to a half-way house in January of this year and was released from the halfway house on Apr 18. This is his story.

You can find the show notes page >here<

Check out the Felony Friday archive for all previous articles and podcasts. 
 
Also, for more Lions of Liberty content check out the Podcast archive! 

Submit any qu estions, comments, suggestions, or ideas to felonyfriday@lionsofliberty.comThis show is not my soapbox, it is a vehicle to communicate and amplify the injustices rampant in the criminal justice system. We need your help to make it the best it can possibly be! If you like what you hear please share it with a friend and subscribe for free via iTunes (don’t forget to leave us a rating and review ;) ) or the Stitcher Radio App 

Join the conversation in our private Facebook Group: The Lions of Liberty Forum!

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