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Matt Kibbe is joined by Prof. Randy Barnett to talk about the Constitution and how it should be interpreted. Barnett’s new book, “An Introduction to Constitutional Law,” highlights 100 Supreme Court cases that everyone should know to understand how the law of the land has evolved over the course of America’s history.

An Introduction to Constitutional Law: 100 Supreme Court Cases Everyone Should Know: www.amazon.com/dp/1543813909

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Meet the hosts

Matt Kibbe is the President and Chief Community Organizer at Free the People, an educational organization turning the next generation on to the values of liberty. We reach the “liberty curious” through social media, video, and storytelling. Kibbe is also an Executive Producer at BlazeTV, where he produces the Kibbe on Liberty podcast as well as The Deadly Isms, a documentary series about the dangers of all flavors of authoritarianism. He is the Co-Founder and Partner at Fight the Power Productions, a strategic communications firm focused on video production, social media branding, and compelling storytelling. He is also a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Austrian Economics Center in Vienna. In 2004 Kibbe founded FreedomWorks, where he served as President for 11 years. Steve Forbes said, “Kibbe has been to FreedomWorks what Steve Jobs was to Apple.” Against his better judgment, Kibbe occasionally gets involved in politics, serving as Senior Advisor to a Rand Paul SuperPAC, and creating AlternativePAC to support liberty candidates. Back when Yoda was a teenager, Kibbe worked as Chief of Staff on Capitol Hill, as Budget Director for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and at the Republican National Committee. Dubbed “The Scribe” by the New York Daily News, Kibbe is most recently author of the #2 New York Times bestseller, Don’t Hurt People and Don’t Take Their Stuff: A Libertarian Manifesto. In his spare time he appears on Old Media, including FOX News, MSNBC, CNN and HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher. Most of his best material is lifted from his three liberty-minded cats, Roark, Ragnar, and Rearden.

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  • Hey guys, One of my all-time favorite liberty-related subjects is the idea of polycentric law, or what kind of legal order will replace the current monopolistic system. One of my ideas of how the state will actually be dissolved is via competing agencies that perform the same basic functions causing it to become just another competing entity itself, thus creating the ultimate privatization. Also, this can be a more effective persuasive technique for liberty because you’re coming in through the back door instead – instead of saying, “Let’s just get rid of government,” you’re talking about multiplying it so that they all governments have to become more efficient and serve their “subjects” (or “consumers,” wink wink) like they are lords, as any entrepreneur knows he must do to survive. Some of the bigger proponents of polycentric law have been David Friedman, Tom Bell, Randy Barnett, and John Hasnas. Tom Bell: http://www.tomwbell.com/writings/JurisPoly.html David Friedman: http://youtu.be/2YfgKOnYx5A Randy Barnett: http://youtu.be/JA7keww37j0 John Hasnas: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMWetM976kM&list=PLoDwHcRdT3kUnhz2v0aGbzRwkFTcnfeOv&feature=share&index=2 Just something to think about. I think this is a whole domain that would be quite beneficial to have on this site! Thank you!

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  • Against: http://thelibertarianrepublic.com/5-reasons-why-im-not-an-anarchist/ For: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cms4B_4_WtM Thoughts?

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  • This is a question that libertarians and constitutional conservatives have different views and answers on. Some libertarians are anarchist and want no state to exist per Murray Rothbard. Others prefer a LIMITED govt that only provides certain services like police, courts & military per Ludwig Von Mises; or even don’t a very limited welfare state per F.A. Hayek or the Chicago School of Economics. This forum is to sort out how limited govt should be according to what libertarians and anarchists think.

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  • http://christophercantwell.com/2015/04/25/fuck-the-first-amendment/ Thoughts?

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  • Federal Judge May Declare Pot’s Classification As Schedule 1 Narcotic Unconstitutional | Ben Swann Truth In Media Have you ever wondered why it took a constitutional amendment to ban beer but marijuana did not need one?

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