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On today's episode Marc is joined by the very first guest to ever appear on Lions of Liberty way back in episode 1 - libertarian legal theorist and author Stephan Kinsella! Stephan answers the quesiton Marc failed to ask in that episode of just how he first became interested in libertarian ideas and went on to become a proponent of Hans-Hermann Hoppe's "Argumenation Ethics." Marc and Stephan go on to discuss the theory - where it originated from, what it entails, and why Stephan believes it to be a superior justification for libertarian private property ethics - moreso than natural rights or utlilitarian/consequentialist ethics. 

Enjoy this deep dive into libertarian philosophy!

Find the show notes at LionsOfLiberty.com/318

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On this week's Electric Libertyland, Brian takes a long hard look at the mutation and obfuscation occurring in the fallout from the Harvey Weinstein allegations and the #MeToo hashtag trending on Twitter. Originally created to give sexually assaulted women a voice, the transformation of the hashtag's users showcases how far the Democrats will go to move attention away from Clinton, and America's real "Me, Too" problem, which has nothing to do with sexual assault.

Brian then looks to the ironically named Liberty Act, which seeks to keep the worst of the domestic spying apparatus intact, the bombshell revelation that the FBI knew about Clinton/Russia bribes and money during Obama admin, the New York Times hiring a "gender editor" and finishes up with a well-deserved rant about kids Halloween costumes being considered cultural appropriation.

Show notes at Lions of Liberty

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In this week's Electric Libertyland, Brian observes the days-long silence from top Democrats on Harvey Weinstein's grope-gate scandal, talks about the United States embarrassing itself at the U.N. discussing death sentences for gays, looks at a Miami Dolphins coach Christopher Foerster being outed on social media as a drug user because "social justice," and examines the insane amount of corruption in Latin American and Caribbean countries' public services. And to wrap it up: will Rand Paul cave on Trump's tax plan in exchange for some love on health insurance?

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In today's episode, Marc is joined by the President of the Free State Project, Matt Philips! The Free State Project is a movement which is in the process of moving 20,000 people to the state of New Hampshire to better enact poltical change towards a more free society while building a upon a community of liberty activists. Matt explains how he first became a libertarian, and what inspired him to join the FSP and move to New Hampshire well ahead of the "trigger" - the signing of 20,000 people to the pledge to move to state within 5 years, which occurred in 2016. Marc and Matt also tackle the issue of guns, and address concersn of those who would fear a lack of government oversight over gun ownerships, as currently exists in New Hampshire. 

Find full show notes at LionsOfLiberty.com/316

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The abortion debate has always been framed in the mainstream discussion as "Pro-Life" vs "Pro-Choice." Meanwhile, libertarians often find themselves in a difficult position when trying to choose a "side" on this debate, as they try to weigh the rights of the mother vs the rights of the unborn child. Today, economist and libertarian philosopher Walter Block joins Lions of Liberty to explain why he believes his theory of "evictionism" is the answer to abortion debate that is consistent with libertarian value. Where do the rights of the fetus begin? Is abortion the same as murder? And what objection does Marc ask Walter that he has never heard in nearly fifty years of discussing this issue? Check out today's show to find out!

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On this week's Electric Libertyland, Brian McWilliams is joined by the cast of the Johnny Rocket Launchpad, to talk about the NFL anthem flap, Trump's tweets that may lead to nuclear war, a Senate vote for an $80B increase in defense spending, Betsy DeVos rescinding Obama's Title IX "Dear Colleague" letter, and an Ohio bill that would make it illegal to abort babies testing positive for Downs Syndrome.

Show notes at Lions of Liberty

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Get ready for one of the most absurd, rambling, all-over-the-map liberty podcasts ever recorded. If crassness and taking nothing seriously isn't your bag, you may want to skip this episode. Something tells us you won't want to, as the "Libertarians in Living Rooms Drinking Liquor" are joined by the former co-host of "Part of the Problem" with Dave Smith and current host of the "Mikeadelic" podcast, Mike Brancatelli! Mike joins Marc, Brian and Odie to toss back some adult beverages and riff on topics including the return of Rand Paul, a failed attempt to discuss Cassidy-Graham Bill, Harrison Ford's nazi punching and faultly plane landings, the the best bad B-movies, and tackle the question "Who Would Blow up the Asteroids in a Libertarian Society?", and debate who did more damage to libertarianism in the last year - Gary Johnson, or Christopher Cantwell?

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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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