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Episode Info: In this episode I am joined by William Irwin Ph.D. who is not only the Chair of Philosophy at King's College in Pennsylvania but is also the author of many books including an excellent new book called Free Dakota which is a fictional story about a group of liberty minded people who decide to try and secede from the United States: Don Jenkins wants a divorce from the United States. He’s tired of a government that can't balance its budget but thinks it can dictate how much soda he should drink. Combining political intrigue and political theory, Free Dakota explores the new possibilities when Don follows the call of a charismatic diner owner who promises a libertarian paradise on the prairie. After years of struggle they have the votes for a peaceful secession, but the feds say it's 'til death do us part. Stopping the feds may cost more in integrity than in blood, however, when Don has to decide whether to stay after an assassination changes everything. Bill and I discuss the idea of secession as an option in modern America and if it is a path that we need to go down now, sometime in the future or ever.  In addition we also discussed the positive idea of using pop culture and stories to spread what otherwise can be very serious topics and by doing so reach a wider audience. Liberty Flame of the Week: Gay Marriage and how the government should or should not be involved How to Get Involved: Listening to podcasts and gathering together with liberty minded individuals to form community and expand the liberty idea. Resources Mentioned Book: Free Dakota Book: The Free Market Existentialist: Capitalism without Consumerism Book:
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