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Libertarians in Living Rooms Drinking Liquor: Ferguson Edition

In this episode of the Lions of Liberty Podcast, I welcome in John Odermatt and first-time podcast guest J.B. Lubin for another edition of “Libertarians in Living Rooms Drinking Liquor!” First, JB explains how he went from holding strong socialist political views to finding himself more closely aligned with us wacky libertarians. We …

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Getting Conned by CONs

In the healthcare industry, a certificate of need, also known by the acronym CON, is an anticompetitive licensing restriction allegedly designed to promote fair competition by requiring hospitals to demonstrate the need for certain projects and services in order to receive governmental permission for those projects and services. Under a …

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Rep. Thomas Massie Demolishes Gruber Over Eugenics Paper

During the “Gruber hearing” held by the House on Tuesday, there were many high profile exchanges between members of the oversight committee and MIT professor Jonathan Gruber. Among the best exchanges were Trey Gowdy’s dissection of Gruber’s now infamous comments, Jim Jordan’s demanding to know how much money Gruber received …

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5 Potential Outcomes of Political Apathy

My parents taught me at a young age that trust takes year’s to build and seconds to destroy.  There is a word that makes this “trust” parable true though…What is it? Accountability. Our elected officials have to care about getting caught because there are consequences. They have to care because …

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Trey Gowdy Grills Jonathan Gruber: “Is Not Being A Politician Your Defense?”

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) made MIT economist Jonathan Gruber squirm in his seat during the House Oversight hearing as he questioned him about the a series of statements he made about the tactics used to sell ObamaCare to the public.     Gowdy forced Gruber to repeat over and over …

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Members Of Congress Join Tea Party At Anti-Obamacare Rally At US Capitol
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Paul Broun Interview

Today, Liberty Conservatives founder Gavin interviewed retiring Congressman Paul Broun of Georgia’s 10th district, who served as a resolute advocate of individual liberty and fiscal responsibility throughout his career in the House of Representatives. During the interview, they discussed a variety of issues including monetary policy, executive amnesty, Ron Paul, …

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End the Wrong-Headed War on Drugs

The great debate on the effectiveness of the War on Drugs has emerged and caused tremendous angst to big government social conservatives. We are told by authorities that violent crime, rape, and murder will become the norm if marijuana is legalized. While libertarians question the effectiveness of spending $45,000 a …

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2014: The Year US Citizens Turned “Right” (Part 2 of 2)

Last week I posted part 1 of my top 10 “moments of liberty” in 2014. We discussed things like Obama’s approval rating falling into the 30%’s, the importance of people like Justin Amash and how refreshing it was to see many states attaching work requirements to their welfare laws. I …

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The Real Story Behind the Riots, Legalized Plunder

Just last month my friend and photo radar expert Shawn Dow told me that the real reason behind the police protests in Ferguson was the automatic ticketing photo radar machines that had been put in place by local governments to raise revenue.  This has caused incredible harm on the poor …

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The Problem With Amnesty, Isn’t Amnesty

A couple weeks ago, President Obama announced that he would disregard the Constitutional process and grant executive amnesty to over five million illegal immigrants living in the states, surprising exactly no one. Equally predictable was the conservative uproar, and the ensuing accusations of racism from the Left. Much of the …

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Peter King Is Wrong About The Garner Case

Cross-posted at RedState. Congressman Rep. Peter King, who represents a district in the same state where Eric Garner was killed, is offering pathetic excuses for Garner’s death. From CNN: “The police had no reason to know he was in serious condition,” King said. “You had a 350-pound person who was …

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2014: The Year US Citizens Turned “Right”

(Part 1 of 2) When I look back over 2014 and see the phenomenal progress our nation has made towards conservatism and taking our freedoms back from the government, several events/decisions stand out to me as being the most monumental. What follows are the ten most “liberty driven” events/actions that …

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I wish someone had asked that son of a bitch, "Professor Gruber, given that you have just admitted that, all those times you made comments about the stupidity of the…

Fueling Perception: How Falling Gas Prices Could Shake Up American Politics | Pally News

[…] As one of us (!) wrote yesterday, Dr. Ben Carson is getting some buzz for coming in second place (after a probably-definitely-not-actually-running Mitt Romney) in a hypothetical 2016 Republican…

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Abortion has always been about eugenics. Look at Margaret Sanger (woman whose organization led to planned parenthood)'s quotes: "As an advocate of Birth Control, I wish to take advantage of…

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Hitler loved eugenics.

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It would appear that a leopard can indeed change his spots. Where did the arrogant jerk in the video go? Doesn't he seem like so little of a lamb now?…

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Interview with Kerry Bentivolio

Today, Liberty Conservatives founder Gavin interviewed outgoing Congressman Kerry Bentivolio of Michigan’s 11th district, who is perhaps best known for his career as a reindeer farmer and part-time Santa Claus prior to being elected to Congress almost by accident after an unusual primary season in the district. During this interview, …

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Members Of Congress Join Tea Party At Anti-Obamacare Rally At US Capitol
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Paul Broun Interview

Today, Liberty Conservatives founder Gavin interviewed retiring Congressman Paul Broun of Georgia’s 10th district, who served as a resolute advocate of individual liberty and fiscal responsibility throughout his career in the House of Representatives. During the interview, they discussed a variety of issues including monetary policy, executive amnesty, Ron Paul, …

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Walter Block Interview

Today, Liberty Conservatives founder Gavin interviewed Walter Block, an award-winning economist and professor from Loyola University-New Orleans. They discussed a number of vital issues of interest to the liberty movement, such as monetary policy, roads and Rand Paul. This interview continues our ongoing series featuring a range of influential free …

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Interview with Steve Horwitz

Today, Liberty Conservatives founder Gavin interviewed Steve Horwitz, an award-winning economist and professor from St. Lawrence University. They discussed a number of important issues within the liberty movement, such as free banking, the gold standard and the political process. This is the first in a series of interviews we are …

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Domestic PoliticsRand Paul

The Real Story Behind the Riots, Legalized Plunder

Just last month my friend and photo radar expert Shawn Dow told me that the real reason behind the police protests in Ferguson was the automatic ticketing photo radar machines that had been put in place by local governments to raise revenue.  This has caused incredible harm on the poor …

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Rand Paul Goes “Gowdy” on EEOC Nominee, Tom Harkin

Recently, Senator Rand Paul questioned Equal Employment Opportunity Commission nominee P. David Lopez about baseless harassment of small businesses. Then he got into it with Senator Tom Harkin. If you are a fan of Trey Gowdy’s brilliant interrogations during committee hearings, you are going to love this video!

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The Absurd Attack on Rand Paul via Association with Judge Napolitano

The leftist website Media Matters has published a hit piece on Kentucky GOP Senator Rand Paul. In the article they attempt to smear Senator Paul by exposing his relationship with Fox News Contributor and former New Jersey Superior Court Judge Andrew Napolitano. Senator Paul wrote the foreword for Judge Napolitano’s …

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Rand Paul Boosts GOP Senate Candidates

Rand Paul’s leadership political action committee, RAND PAC, is launching ad buys on behalf of several Republican Senate candidates in tight races. RAND PAC had $242,000 cash on hand as of October 15, and has raised an additional $300,000 from a Ron Paul-style moneybomb over the last two weeks. The …

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Rand Paul And Ted Cruz Strongly Rebuke Persecution Of Houston Pastors

Pastors in Houston are under assault. From Fox News: The city of Houston has issued subpoenas demanding a group of pastors turn over any sermons dealing with homosexuality, gender identity or Annise Parker, the city’s first openly lesbian mayor. And those ministers who fail to comply could be held in …

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Rand Paul’s Plan “A”

  Invincibility lies in the defense; the possibility of victory in the attack. – Sun Tzu   Last week, Kentucky Senator and likely presidential candidate Rand Paul got in a highly-publicized spat with Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council over the Senator’s answer to a question on abortion and …

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Getting Conned by CONs

In the healthcare industry, a certificate of need, also known by the acronym CON, is an anticompetitive licensing restriction allegedly designed to promote fair competition by requiring hospitals to demonstrate the need for certain projects and services in order to receive governmental permission for those projects and services. Under a …

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