In this episode of the Lions of Liberty Podcast, host Marc Clair welcomes in the lead singer of “Street Hop” / Metal band “Backwordz” – and outspoken libertarian – Eric July! Eric describes how he came into his political beliefs largely through reading the work of Thomas Sowell, which caused a complete shift in his worldview. Eric explains why he’s made a regular target out of the policies and supporters of Bernie Sanders on his YouTube channel and Facebook page. Marc and Eric discuss the often unseen consequences of onerous regulations, on both the economy as well as the civil rights of individuals, as seen in the case of Eric Garner. They then touch on some genuine concerns that Bernie Sanders supporters hold, dissect the issue of private prisons, and Sanders’ shocking praise for Fidel Castro. Eric and Marc try to break down what could be the best and worse case scenarios for the 2016 U.S. Presidency, wonder just how different Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump are in reality, and discuss the best ways to promote liberty, and just how Eric attempts to do so through his music.
Discussed in this episode:
– “Basic Economics” by Thomas Sowell, via Amazon:
– And here’s a sampling from Backwordz!
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