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Latter-Day Liberty Podcast
42 minutes | Sep 16, 2016
Ep. 20 How Do You Enforce That?
Behind every law is the threat of violence. Today we discuss episodes that show the darker side of enforcement and should make us question which laws are worth enforcing. Article mentioned: The War on Drugs is a War on American Citizens App mentioned: Mr. Number
44 minutes | Sep 9, 2016
Ep. 19 Intellectual Property
How could a true libertarian claim to be against intellectual property? Aren’t property rights central to the principles of liberty? Stephan Kinsella joins us to discuss the case against IP and why, as libertarians, we should oppose it. About the Guest: Stephan Kinsella is a practicing patent attorney, a libertarian writer and speaker, Director of … Continue reading "Ep. 19 Intellectual Property"
43 minutes | Aug 26, 2016
Ep. 18 Anarchy
What does the government do that couldn’t be handled better by the market? Jeffrey Tucker joins us today to discuss the conclusion he came to when asking himself this question. About the Guest: Jeffrey Tucker is Director of Content for the Foundation for Economic Education. He is also Chief Liberty Officer and founder of Liberty.me, research fellow at the Acton … Continue reading "Ep. 18 Anarchy"
38 minutes | Aug 19, 2016
Ep. 17 Political Persuasion
Have you been using airtight logical arguments in order to spread the cause of liberty? How’s that going for you? Robin Koerner joins us today to discuss his book on the art of political persuasion and suggests some tactics that might be a little more effective. About the guest: Robin Koerner is a political and economic commentator … Continue reading "Ep. 17 Political Persuasion"
33 minutes | Jul 26, 2016
Ep. 16 Vote FOR Someone
We have been encouraged by church leaders to be involved in the political process. We have also been counseled to select “good and wise” leaders. But, what do we do when neither choice seems to fit the bill? Are there only two choices?
49 minutes | Jul 2, 2016
Ep. 15 The Declaration of Independence
With Independence Day upon us, we thought it would be a great time to reflect on just why this country was founded in the first place. To do this, we discuss the Declaration of Independence and the grievances it listed and how they compare with our plite today. Links mentioned: Ron Paul article Declaration of … Continue reading "Ep. 15 The Declaration of Independence"
43 minutes | Jun 15, 2016
Ep. 14 The Constitution
As Latter-day Saints, we know that the Constitution is an inspired document. What about it was inspired? Why is it important to understand the principles upon which the document was founded? Kyle Roberts joins us to discuss these and other aspects of the Constitution on today’s episode. About the guest: Kyle Roberts is an entrepreneur, … Continue reading "Ep. 14 The Constitution"
37 minutes | Jun 8, 2016
Ep. 13 What the Book of Mormon Tells us About War
President Ezra Taft Benson stated that “from the Book of Mormon we learn how disciples of Christ live in times of war”. Today we discuss what we can learn from the accounts of war given, and apply those lessons to our times. Notes: When appropriate Alma 53:17 – Sons of people of Ammon fight for … Continue reading "Ep. 13 What the Book of Mormon Tells us About War"
38 minutes | May 26, 2016
Ep. 12 Food Freedom is a Fundamental Right…Right?
Today we discuss food freedom and our ability to decide what we consume and from whom we purchase our food. To help in this effort, we’ve got Representative Marc Roberts to talk with us about some legislation he tried to get passed this last legislative session. We also get to hear about how Marc ended up … Continue reading "Ep. 12 Food Freedom is a Fundamental Right…Right?"
35 minutes | May 18, 2016
Ep. 11 Is character essential for liberty?
Lawrence Reed joins us to discuss the relationship between character and liberty. Which one comes first? Can we have one without the other? We also examine some examples from the life of Jesus Christ and what we can learn from them. About the Guest: Lawrence (Larry) W. Reed is president of the Foundation for Economic Education … Continue reading "Ep. 11 Is character essential for liberty?"
40 minutes | May 13, 2016
Ep. 10 Connor Boyack: The Importance of Being “Anxiously Engaged”
Today we are joined by Connor Boyack to discuss the responsibility we as Latter-Day Saints have in being “anxiously engaged”. We explore the reasons why Connor’s desire to keep this commandment has led him to spread the cause of liberty and why he believes every Mormon should join that effort. About the Guest: Connor Boyack is a fellow … Continue reading "Ep. 10 Connor Boyack: The Importance of Being “Anxiously Engaged”"
39 minutes | May 10, 2016
Ep. 9 The Law of Consecration vs. Socialism
Today we discuss the apparent similarities and stark differences between the Law of Consecration and Socialism. There are many, including Latter-Day Saints, that still believe the two are almost synonymous despite repeated statements by church leadership to the contrary. In fact, we use a talk given in the April 1966 General Conference by Elder Marion G. Romney as the … Continue reading "Ep. 9 The Law of Consecration vs. Socialism"
38 minutes | May 3, 2016
Ep. 8 Monopolies
Today we cover monopolies and their causes. We talk about the different types and sources of monopolies and try to get away from the “all monopolies are bad” and “the government breaks up monopolies” mentality.
38 minutes | Apr 25, 2016
Ep. 7 Taxation: Continued
After discussing some of the problems caused by taxation in our last episode, there were some points we didn’t have time to get to, but that we felt we couldn’t let go without addressing. In this episode we cover some more areas in which the way the government funds its activities, namely coercive taxation, is at the … Continue reading "Ep. 7 Taxation: Continued"
39 minutes | Apr 21, 2016
Ep. 6 Troubles With Taxation
Today we examine the problems with taxation both from an ideological and utilitarian point of view. Though there are countless arguments made in favor of compulsory taxation, we address what we have time for and save the rest for a later episode.
30 minutes | Apr 15, 2016
Ep. 5 Moral agency and its importance
Today we discuss the importance that moral agency plays in God’s plan of salvation and the difference between agency and liberty.
32 minutes | Apr 15, 2016
Ep. 4 Why are property rights essential to liberty?
Having accepted my invitation to be co-host of the Latter-Day Liberty Podcast, Darrel Portzline is back and today we discuss the importance of property rights: why they are not just important, but essential to liberty.
36 minutes | Apr 15, 2016
Ep. 3 Darrel Portzline joins us for the first time
Today my friend and coworker Darrel Portzline joins me to discuss his progression in libertarianism.
40 minutes | Apr 15, 2016
Ep. 2 What is the best “Utilitarian” argument for libertarianism?
Many of the arguments one hears against libertarianism are utilitarian. Today I give my thoughts on what the best utilitarian argument is and why libertarianism is still the best answer to current political problems. Video Mentioned:
30 minutes | Apr 15, 2016
Ep. 1 Every Latter-Day Saint (Mormon) is a libertarian… but a lot of them don’t know it yet
In this episode I make the claim that every Mormon is a libertarian. Give it a listen and see if you agree. Book Mentioned: For a New Liberty
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