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Chris Spangle Show - We Are Libertarians Podcast Network
16 minutes | Sep 16, 2021
LE: Is Libertarianism more a mindset or a set of values?
Learn Libertarianism - https://libertyexplained.com/ Subscribe to the podcast - https://link.chtbl.com/liberty-explained Video - https://youtu.be/oOB-x7EFZ5M It is both! Libertarianism focuses on extending personal morality and ethics into societal organization. In other words, we want communities to follow the same rules we were taught as kids: Don't hit others, don't take their stuff, and don't lie or cheat. Unfortunately, government is organized around the premise that these things are ok if enough people agree. If voters collectively decide to murder or steal from other individuals with 51% of the vote, then they believe the morality changes. Libertarians don't. So enacting these values requires a mindset shift. It requires a mental shift for individuals that have lived under a different paradigm their entire lives. The more one examines their values through this new way of thinking, the more empowering the ideology becomes. As individuals begin to think about taking responsibility for their own lives and communities, they get excited about the opportunities this new path affords. One small example of this is the shopping cart. After purchasing items at a store, people will head to the their car in the parking lot and unload groceries. Once the cart is empty, a person faces a choice. They can leave the cart in the middle of the parking spot to inconvenience both the next parker and the employee corralling carts. Or they can put the cart in the corral and maintain order. Most put their carts away, but some don't. The market has a fix for these "bad actors." Most stores employ a coraller. Other stores like Aldis use financial incentives to persuade individuals to act in a responsible manner. Suppose stores hired an armed security guard to threaten any person not returning the cart. Would this make the relationship between customer and store more or less tense? Would it cost the store business? The answer is yes. Government operates this way. It rejects the peaceful path used by an Aldi and monopolizes force. In other words, it puts all other stores out of business or takes them over and standardizes the more violent approach. Libertarianism advocates for the original peaceful path by reminding individuals of their personal responsibilities, their right to be left alone, and providing solutions to handle complex problems. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
124 minutes | Sep 11, 2021
The Legacy of 9/11
September 11th radically shaped the future of America, and deeply impacted me personally. Harry Price, Rhinehold, and I discuss why Osama Bin Laden attacked us, what happened on that day, and why is the legacy of our response. If we are to properly remember 9-11, we need to drop the hollow patriotic sentiment and learn from the period now known as the "Terror Years."Click here for my recommended Documentaries and Books - https://www.chrisspangle.com/p/the-legacy-of-911 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29 minutes | Sep 10, 2021
What is in Biden's Mandates?
President Joe Biden announced new COVID-related initiatives and mandates, including instructions to OSHA to require vaccine mandates and regular testing of companies with over 100 employees. Listen as I give you the details and my thoughts on this.Biden’s Vaccine Push: What You Need to Know - https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/09/us/politics/biden-vaccine-plan-highlights.htmlBiden Asks OSHA to Order Vaccine Mandates at Large Employers - https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/09/business/osha-vaccine-biden-mandate.html Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20 minutes | Sep 9, 2021
LE: What is the single greatest thing about liberty? What is the greatest flaw of liberty?
Learn Libertarianism - https://libertyexplained.com/ Subscribe to the podcast - https://link.chtbl.com/liberty-explained Video - https://youtu.be/zBF07rJ8biw What is the single greatest thing about liberty? This answer probably varies for every individual, but mine (Chris Spangle) is the beauty of spontaneous order. Order comes from markets adjusting to the needs of individuals as judged by the price system (or what someone will pay for something). This order is displayed by geese flying in a V or people managing a roundabout without incident. The classic parable of the efficiency of the marketplace is Leonard Reed's I, Pencil. A pencil is made up of many parts from around the world to solve a simple problem: the need to write things down. No one person invented the pencil. It developed over time with each generation evolving and improving it. Men and women around the world contribute cedar, lacquer, graphite, ferrule, factice, pumice, wax, and glue. They add the labor necessary to make it work. Numerous people are involved in the process, including people like the sweeper in the factory and the lighthouse keeper guiding the shipment into port. He writes: "There is a fact still more astounding: The absence of a master mind, of anyone dictating or forcibly directing these countless actions which bring me into being. No trace of such a person can be found. Instead, we find the invisible hand at work. The lesson I have to teach is this: Leave all creative energies uninhibited. Merely organize society to act in harmony with this lesson. Let society's legal apparatus remove all obstacles the best it can. Permit these creative know-hows freely to flow. Have faith that free men and women will respond to the Invisible Hand. This faith will be confirmed." What is the greatest flaw of liberty? The greatest flaw I have found are two-fold: It is a pretty big paradigm shift to ask people to trust their fellow man in a market-based system, especially in a low trust society. Libertarians, like all humans, are imperfect messengers and often fail at communicating the message in a way that helps close that trust gap. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22 minutes | Sep 8, 2021
PP: What is the Point of Your Podcast?
One thing matters in producing a podcast: How do you serve your audience and give them value? In this episode, I talk a little bit about the importance of starting with a mission statement first as opposed to the technical concerns of producing the podcast.Be sure to grab your guide to launching a podcast here: https://podcastingandplatforms.com/18 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
84 minutes | Sep 7, 2021
Stuck in the Middle With You
Honestly, this isn't an episode teaching you anything... It's more a discussion on the frustration of being stuck in the middle of two sides of crazy in an effort to not feel like we are the only ones thinking this stuff. WAL Plus Member Joe Benavidez joins Harry Price, Rhinehold, and me. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
52 minutes | Sep 3, 2021
History of Modern Politics: William the Conqueror, Norman Rule of England and The Anarchy
Enjoy this special preview episode of my History of Modern Politics podcast with Matt Wittlief. Listen to all of the episodes now at HistoryOfModernPolitics.com. William the Conqueror has taken the throne of England, and the consequences for the English are severe. Once he passes away, things deteriorate until Henry I takes the throne and unites Anglo-Norman and Anglo-Saxon England. Without an heir, the country descends into "the anarchy" upon his death, and we look forward to the House of Plantagenet. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9 minutes | Sep 2, 2021
LE: How do I register? Where do I vote?
Learn Libertarianism - https://libertyexplained.com/ Subscribe to the podcast - https://link.chtbl.com/liberty-explained Video - https://youtu.be/Py2D0v-3DaQ Visit your state's Election Board website or got to Vote.gov. There are registration deadlines, so you'll want to do it ASAP. Deadlines exist so the voter data can be processed and ready for poll workers on Election Day. Some states have same-day voter registration, but it is rare. I oppose it due to fraud concerns. Once you register, you'll get a voter ID card or letter in the mail. It is always a good idea to call your county clerk or election board to verify your polling location. Sometimes they will shift it days before Election Day due to scarce resources. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18 minutes | Sep 1, 2021
PP: The 18 Questions To Answer Before You Start Your Podcast
Starting a podcast takes some forethought. Without it, a new podcaster can waste a lot of money and both the time of the hosts and the audience. In this episode, I set up the next few episodes by previewing the stages of podcasting and the fundamental questions that need to be addressed at the beginning of a new show. Download the PDF here: https://podcastingandplatforms.com/18 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
63 minutes | Aug 31, 2021
The CDC Eviction Moratorium
Rhinehold, Tricia Stuart-Mann, and I take a look at the CDC eviction moratorium and its effects on the rental markets. Also, homeownership is a cult. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
55 minutes | Aug 30, 2021
Swamp Explained: Biden's Afghanistan Pullout
Rob Quartel and Chris Spangle discuss the withdrawal of troops in Afghanistan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
52 minutes | Aug 27, 2021
Are There Parallels Between the Fall of Saigon and the Fall of Kabul?
Bruce Carlson of My History Can Beat Up Your Politics joins Harry Price, Rhinehold, and me to discuss the comparison's between Gerald Ford's evacuation efforts in Saigon after Vietnam and Biden's exit in Afghanistan.My History Can Beat Up Your Politics - https://myhistorycanbeatupyourpolitics.wordpress.com/Saigon Comparisons: The Events of April 29th and 30th, 1975 and Today. - https://myhistorycanbeatupyourpolitics.wordpress.com/2021/08/19/saigon-comparisons-the-events-of-april-29th-and-30th-1975-and-today/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21 minutes | Aug 26, 2021
LE: What is Liberty?
Learn Libertarianism - https://libertyexplained.com/ Subscribe to the podcast - https://link.chtbl.com/liberty-explained Video - https://youtu.be/B-ZKki1DVO0 What is Liberty? Liberty is the freedom to choose to do or not do a thing without interference from outside forces. The less outside interference in a decision, the freer we are. The most common form of interference being threats of violence or force if the wrong choice is made. Liberty is often associated with the idea of free will, which is defined by Wikipedia as "the ability to choose between different possible courses of action unimpeded." So What is the difference between Freedom vs. Liberty?They are often considered synonyms that mean the same thing. Let's look at the definitions of the words thanks to Wikipedia:Freedom:Freedom, generally, is having the ability to act or change without constraint. In philosophical discourse, freedom is discussed in the context of free will and self-determination, balanced by moral responsibility. (Wikipedia)Liberty: Broadly speaking, liberty is the ability to do as one pleases. It is a synonym for the word freedom. In modern politics, liberty is the state of being free within society from oppressive restrictions imposed by authority on one's way of life, behaviour, or political views. Sometimes liberty is differentiated from freedom by using the word "freedom" primarily, if not exclusively, to mean the ability to do as one wills and what one has the power to do; and using the word "liberty" to mean the absence of arbitrary restraints, taking into account the rights of all involved. In this sense, the exercise of liberty is subject to capability and limited by the rights of others. Thus liberty entails the responsible use of freedom under the rule of law without depriving anyone else of their freedom. Freedom is more broad in that it represents a total lack of restraint or the unrestrained ability to fulfill one's desires. For example, a person can have the freedom to murder, but not have the liberty to murder, as the latter example deprives others of their right not to be harmed. Liberty can be taken away as a form of punishment. In many countries, people can be deprived of their liberty if they are convicted of criminal acts. There's a third word we'd add to this mix, and it is "autonomy." From Merriam-Webster.com:Definition of autonomy1: the quality or state of being self-governing2: self-directing freedom and especially moral independence3: a self-governing state Ok. Enough philosophizing. What does this actually mean to you? Liberty and Freedom are the goal for libertarians. Individuals should be able to govern themselves because the individual knows how to plan their life in coordination with others better than one person could govern another. We reject the idea that one person can constrain another's free will without their consent. Currently, the governments that we live under limit our ability to be truly free. This does not mean that one can do whatever they wish. There will still be laws and consequences in a truly free society. The difference is that each person actively participates in the crafting of those rules. Murder, fraud, theft and other crimes would still carry penalties as they violate the free will of others. Music: Dystopia by Luke Hall https://soundcloud.com/c_luke_hall Creative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported — CC BY-SA 3.0 Free Download / Stream: http://bit.ly/al-dystopia Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/elnlHcxPyFQ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
59 minutes | Aug 24, 2021
How Did Kabul Fall in a Week?
Rhinehold and I go in-depth into the last month in Afghanistan and find out how a government with the backing of the United States could fall to the Taliban in a week. Show Notes - https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/Afghanistan.pdf Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
57 minutes | Aug 23, 2021
Why and How Did We End Up in a 19-Year War in Afghanistan?
As surprising as it sounds, many people are unaware of how we ended up in a 19-year war in Afghanistan. Harry Price, Rhinehold, and I discuss the history of our invasion, and what were the pivotal moments that turned this from a series of strategic strikes to stop Al Qaeda versus a nation-building project.Show Notes - https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/Afghanistan.pdfRally for the Troops - https://youtu.be/RdEGFVwtd2Y Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17 minutes | Aug 22, 2021
Radio Interview: On The Afghanistan Withdrawal on Saturday Night On the Circle
Ethan Hatcher of Saturday Night On the Circle on WIBC invited me on to discuss the debacle that was the Afghan withdrawal, and why leaving is still the right choice. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25 minutes | Aug 19, 2021
LE: What is Liberty Explained?
Liberty Explained is your guide to libertarianism. Your hosts Chris Spangle, Julia Geier, and Levie Rainey break down a complicated movement and ideology to understand ways. We are a resource to share with friends when they have tough questions. Hopefully, we will answer some questions you might have yourself along the way. Please send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. This podcast is produced by the We Are Libertarians Network.- Learn Libertarianism - https://libertyexplained.com/ - Subscribe to the podcast - https://link.chtbl.com/liberty-explained Mainly, we are a podcast that shares bite-sized information on libertarianism and the movement that nurtures it. Each episode tackles a question submitted by our audience. We will share the libertarian solution to an issue in under 15 minutes. It is a website with many different resources, and we’ve tagged the posts to help you quickly see the posts about a topic like taxes, health care, or education. We link to quizzes to help people clarify their beliefs. We have compiled several YouTube playlists that outline the basics of libertarianism, the libertarian philosophy, libertarian thoughts on current events, and the history of the libertarian movement. We also share a book recommendation a day and have links to several reading lists and sites with free eBooks. You’ll also find a link to LibertarianPodcasts.com, a site that shares many of the most consistent, entertaining podcasts that explain liberty. We have also organized a list of libertarian websites that you can trust to produce consistent and thoughtful content. Have a question? Send us an email at email@example.com. Video - https://youtu.be/77wQQPKRQgQDystopia by Luke Hall https://soundcloud.com/c_luke_hallCreative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported — CC BY-SA 3.0Free Download / Stream: http://bit.ly/al-dystopiaMusic promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/elnlHcxPyFQ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
95 minutes | Aug 15, 2021
How To Find Meaningful Work with Jess Mears and Hannah Cox
Do you feel stuck in a rut at work and are longing to find a different career path that fulfills you? Jess Mears and Hannah Cox were in your shoes and now work in the libertarian movement full-time working jobs they love. They share the mindset needed to get to that point with Chris Spangle, Harry Price, and Rhinehold. Deon Curry also joins us to share the importance of mentorship in standup comedy. Video - https://youtu.be/KKdokLCPftk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
109 minutes | Aug 7, 2021
China's History and Future
Harry Price, Remso Martinez, and Vincent Cooper discuss the history of China and its future as a rogue actor in the world.Video - https://youtu.be/ErwLDw9FXNQ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
81 minutes | Jul 31, 2021
Larry Sharpe on His New Book "On Happiness" and How to Unlock Windows of Opportunity
If you're in a rut and need some motivation, this episode will get you back on track. Larry Sharpe is a Marine, husband, father, talk show host, former gubernatorial candidate, and much more. He is now an author! He talks about his new book "On Happiness" with Chris Spangle, Harry Price, Rhinehold, and Remso Martinez. On Happiness - https://sharpeway.com/on-happiness/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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