June 18, 2015
In this episode of the Lions of Liberty Podcast, host Marc Clair is joined by Jason Stapleton, the host of the Jason Stapleton Program and the man behind the forthcoming LibertyOne, a brand new libertarian radio and television network dedicated to promoting individual liberty and free markets. Jason starts off by describing how he evolved from a full-blown neocon as a Marine serving in Afghanistan and Iraq into the fiery libertarian talk show host he is today. When Jason was a mercenary working for Blackwater in the Middle East, he began to realize that the mission statement in that region was not as advertised, as he came to understand that he was really working for crony capitalist interests. His disillusionmnet combined with his exposure to the ideas of liberty through Ron Paul's presidential campaigns led Jason down the path to becoming a full-blown libertarian. Jason explains just what inspired him to divert resources from his business into creating the Jason Stapleton Program, a 5-day-per-week video and audio program focused on promoting libertarian ideas. Jason then details his recent encounter with an unruly police officer, and Jason and Marc dissect what we can imply about the state of policing in the United States from the encounter. Finally Jason lays out his vision for Liberty One, and lets listeners know how they can get involved.
As usual, stay tuned for Marc's thoughts in the wrap-up rant!