While I was reading an article in The Atlantic, which portrays Rand Paul’s campaign for President as a failure up to this point, I stumbled across a quote from notorious Paul family operative Jesse Benton. Benton had some interesting things to say to The Atlantic’s Molly Ball when discussing the difficulties experienced by the Rand Paul campaign. Jesse Benton notes that he is surprised the campaign has been unable to secure donations from billionaire Peter Thiel, who was a huge
In this episode of the Lions of Liberty Podcast, host Marc Clair welcomes in NY Times bestselling author and longtime libertarian radio personality Charles Goyette to discuss his planned Ron Paul documentary “Empire of Lies.” Charles explains how he first found himself identifying with libertarian ideals, and how he would work these ideas into his successful radio show. Charles then describes how his vociferous opposition to the Iraq War drew the ire of the executives at Clear Channel, and how
What were you doing when you were nineteen-years-old? I’ll wager that most reading this article were not leading a movement to advance the message of liberty in one of the largest countries in the world. Most people would probably be embarrassed to share what they were doing when comparing their nineteen-year-old self to the exploits of Kim Kataguiri, the young leader of the Free Brazil Movement. Kataguiri, a grandson of Japanese immigrants, has quickly gained a massive following in the
In this episode of the Lions of Liberty Podcast, I am is joined by activist James Babb of We Won’t Fly and the Jury Rights Project! James describes how he first became interested in libertarianism and what led him to become an activist. James and I then discuss the concept of jury nullification, how it has been used in history to effectively overturn bad laws, and just why it’s so important for every citizen to understand and utilize the concept.
Today being Martin Luther King Day, Sen. Rand Paul published an opinion piece on Time.com citing the injustices perpetrated on the “other America” and referenced the fight which black Americans have had to undertake to achieve equal liberties. In a Monday edition of “Pauluses and Minuses” I’ll look at that and a couple other late items from last week. The Uneasy Coexistence of “Two Americas” From Rand Paul’s Op-Ed in TIME: We need to notice and be aware of the
In this episode of the Lions of Liberty Podcast, I am joined by Dan Johnson, the Founder and President of People Against the NDAA (PANDA) to discuss his new project, the Solutions Institute! Dan details some of PANDA’s successes over the last year and why he decided to use the knowledge he’s gained through his activism to start the Solutions Institute, a consulting organization designed specifically to help activists. Dan discusses the various ways the Solutions Institute’s volunteers – all successful activists – can guide the
Happy New Year! Here’s the first Morning Roar of 2015! Press Conference On Resolution To Declassify 9/11 Report Announced We reported in August of 2014 that Ron Paul had begun a campaign to raise support for House Resolution 428. The resolution, introduced by Representatives Walter Jones (R-NC) and Stephen Lynch (D-Mass), seeks to get the administration to declassify twenty-eight redacted pages from the 9/11 report. Now Representatives Jones and Lynch are bringing former Florida Senator Bob Graham on board. The
In this episode of the Lions of Liberty Podcast, I am joined by Mike Vine of the Free State Project to discuss the film “101 Reasons Liberty Lives in New Hampshire.” Mike describes how he became a libertarian at the young age of 13, and what eventually drove him to move to New Hampshire as part of the Free State Project. Mike and I discuss a few of the reasons presented in the film, and how the Free State Project could be a model
In the latest interview from Jack Thompson, aka Political Badger: I recently had a great chat with Jeff Deist, President of the Ludwig Von Mises Institute in Auburn, AL. Jeff spoke to me about his experiences as Ron Paul’s Chief of Staff… and he answered a lot of fun questions on libertarianism in general. It was really insightful to get his take on the state of the movement today. Enjoy! Don’t forget to browse around over at Political Badger!
Case of the Mondays? Prescription: Read The Morning Roar! George Will: ‘Government Is Not Competent’ Fox News contributor and Pulitzer Prize winner George Will heavily criticized government during a panel discussion asking if government is going too far. In the past Will has equally disparaged both liberal and conservatives alike when opposing the drug war, affirmative action, warrantless surveillance, and the minimum wage. Any reasonable person would have to agree with Mr. Will’s statement that both Republican and Democratic administration