Johnny Rocket Launch Pad-Libertarian Rock n' Roll Experience
About This Show
The Johnny Rocket Launchpad is a Seattle based podcast. This show takes a Libertarian viewpoint and combines it with: brash behavior, humor, and alcohol. A must Listen! Not for the faint of heart.
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Johnny Rocket Launch Pad Episode #104: Alex Merced
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This week we welcome Alex Merced who discusses his opinions
on unions, and talks about his campaign. Are unions good, bad, or really UGLY? We
also discuss with Alex his campaign
running for U.S. Senate in New York. Alex Merced is also a podcaster with
his show the Alexmercedcast,
which is another quality podcast you don’t want to miss. Alex Merced is not only articulate, knowledgeable,
and principled; he is a man of great integrity. Listen to this week’s episode,
and you will be wondering why you ever joined or supported a union. Support Alex
Merced in any way you can! Please donate to his campaign here!
About the Guest
Alex Merced is a libertarian activist currently based out
of Brooklyn, New York. He aims to focus on spreading a message of liberty that
focuses not on the faults of government but the power of individuals to solve
problems without the sluggish and flawed nature of the bureaucracy of
Alex Merced was born in Hartford, CT in 1985. His mother is
an immigrant from Guatemala and his father from Puerto Rico. His parents split
shortly after giving birth to his little brother. Raising her two children in poverty, Alex’s
Mom worked multiple jobs to keep food on the table while going to school so
that one day she could provide her children with a better life. The struggles
of his mom were a constant reminder to Alex of the importance of hard work and
family. As time went on she graduated, got a job, and eventually bought a house
in the suburbs (a true example of the American Dream).
During his childhood, Alex would stay up late on Friday
nights to see 20/20 and always found John Stossel’s segments particularly
thought provoking, but he didn’t yet understand why. For High School he
attended Howell Cheney Technical Vocational School where he read the book
Anthem by Ayn Rand, which Alex found compelling and always held in the back of
his mind as it sparked a deep value for individuality.
Alex Merced then went to conduct his undergraduate study
in Bowling Green State University in Ohio where his passion for music was
satiated with involvement in the local college radio station (WBGUFM 88.1FM).
He studied Sociology and Anthropology concepts in the school’s Popular Culture
Studies program. During his time in Bowling Green Alex Merced would spend time
as a Concert Promoter and the owner of a Hobby Gaming Store called The Gamers’
During a trip to Manila in between semesters, Alex