On today’s rooty-tooty fresh and fruity episode of Electric Libertyland, host Brian McWilliams talks a little bit about Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch and the Democrat opposition, a massive tax increase on cigs in LA and #LibrariesResist before bringing in a fantastic libertarian writer, comedian and producer for “We the Internet TV,” Lou Perez. Lou (who has opened for the one and only Ron Paul three times) and Brian discuss topics including: the left’s newfound opposition to war, Trump’s expansion of executive
On today’s Electric Libertyland, Brian welcomes in fellow comedian and Board Member of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) Public Benefit Corporation, Matt Neal (@mattnealcomedy), to discuss the FDA’s green light for phase 3 trials of MDMA to treat PTSD. Matt and Brian discuss the benefits of psychedelics in curing PTSD, depression and other health issues as well as some of the challenges medicine of this nature faces, primarily in battling public perceptions held from the decades of drug
In this, the 10th episode of Electric Libertyland, Brian McWilliams laments a bizarre dream in which he was working for the great evil that is Hillary Clinton, recaps the libertarianism in “Logan,” cracks Vault 7 and throws a FISA party over the latest allegations of illegal wiretapping of Trump Tower by the Obama Administration. Brian also looks at Trump’s nominee for Director of National Intelligence, Justice Clarence Thomas’ takedown of civil asset forfeiture, Arizona becoming a new libertarian wonderland, #Trumpcare’s
Bitcon’s resistance to any control is illustrative to the libertarian mentality. It is because of this mindset that many libertarians support Bitcoin – a crypto currency that is not backed by any financial institutions. Bitcoin is a digital currency, which unlike traditional non-fiat currencies that are backed by gold and silver, is based on distributed computing. While money today is printed by central banks, Bitcoins are “mined” with the use of computer networks. But apart from the philosophical ideas of
In today’s episode of Lions of Liberty, host Marc Clair welcomes back Jen Briney, host of the Congressional Dish podcast, back to the show to break down the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The TPP has been a subject of a lot of conversation surrounding the Presidential race, and nobody that we’ve found has done more research on this subject than Ms. Briney. In the show they discuss: What exactly is the TPP, and why is Jen so adamantly opposed to it?
In today’s episode, host Marc Clair welcomes back his old pal Seamusin Reilly for an update on his post-Navy life, and to of course have a little chat about the ideas of liberty! Marc and Seamusin go way back to the days of active posting on sites like the Daily Paul and Popular Liberty, and he first joined the show last year for a great talk about natural law. We discuss: – Seamusin’s exit from the U.S. Navy and what
In this episode of the Lions of Liberty podcast, John Odermatt sits down with Howard Snowdon and Johnny Rocket from the Johnny Rocket Launch Pad. After Johnny kicks of the show with his best Marc Clair impersonation the trio begins to dissect the first televised Libertarian Presidential debate. Three things we talked about: – The debate format. It was beyond awesome to see a nationally televised debate, but there were some areas that were lacking. – Gary Johnson’s controversial claim
Quite a while back I wrote a lengthy piece detailing the dangers that accompany an executive action that would permit doctors to violate the doctor-patient privilege by providing information to the government in order to prohibit individuals from owning firearms based on medical diagnosis. At the time it was simply talk, but in light of Obama’s recent actions, that danger has now come to fruition. I’m speaking specifically of point #3 in Obama’s tirade and jihad against gun owners. 3.
Stop. Take a deep breath. Don’t flip out over the title. Yet. It is important to know that Bernanke’s praise of Hitler was qualified and narrow. So please allow me to make one important clarification: Bernanke strictly praised Hitler’s understanding of economics, nothing more. However, his praise for Hitler’s understanding of macroeconomics and his economic policies is unabashed. Whew! Hopefully, now that a firestorm of blind rage has been avoided or at least minimized, let’s look at some of the
In the thrilling conclusion to a story which has been covered at this very website before, Ohio voters have overwhelmingly shot down a proposal to legalize marijuana in that state. And this may shock some people who have heard me refer to the War on Drugs as “the greatest affront committed by our government upon its citizens” (in fact, I said this very thing in my recent interview with John McAfee! What a convenient plug opportunity!), but at the end