The Blaze host Tomi Lahren is in hot water after she revealed on “The View” that she was pro-choice, and that pro-life conservatives were hypocrites. Lahren drew ire from the Blaze owner Glenn Beck for her comments on Twitter along with a sharp rebuke. Austin Petersen breaks down the controversy.

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Austin Petersen is the chief executive officer of Stonegait LLC, a for-profit consulting firm specializing in photo and video services. Stonegait also provides social media advice, political campaign expertise and grassroots organizing strategies to candidates for office or to brands looking for more exposure. Petersen is the editor in chief of The Libertarian Republic news magazine, one of the most read political news sites in the United States. He also hosts The Freedom Report podcast, which has 30,000 daily listeners. Petersen is the former Director of Production at FreedomWorks and was an Associate Producer for Judge Andrew Napolitano’s show, “Freedom Watch” on the Fox Business Network. Petersen built Judge Napolitano’s social networks boasting over 600,000 fans and millions of clicks a month. His work has appeared in Getty, Reuters, the LA Times, NBC and Time Magazine. He is also a frequent contributor on television appearing on Russia Today and on dozens of local radio shows. Austin grew up on a farm in the Midwest in a town called Peculiar, Missouri. Graduating from Missouri State University with a degree in the Fine Arts, Petersen moved to New York City after graduation to a pursue a career in media.


  • Here are 3 questions I’ve been wrestling with for years (and more intensely since I became a dad). At what point does a child become a full-blown self-owner? What duties do parents (or other caregivers) have toward children before that point? Any? Am I committing “aggression” against my infant son when I pin his failing legs down so that I can get his pyjamas on?

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  • I have been paying attention to the craziness going on over on YouTube and I think it would be a good idea for all of us to post links to alternate social media sites. Sites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are starting to try to shut down a lot of people so I think it is a good idea to start finding backups at the very least. I will list the few I am aware of I will add I have not yet used any of these… this is a firearms based site and it has come up a few times in conversation on other sites as the back up location for most of the major firearms content producers should YouTube and Facebook start shutting them out. this has been recommended by multiple YouTubers as a back up site should things get to bad. My understanding is it is still in beta however. If anyone is wondering what YouTubers they are Black Pigeon Speaks and Computing Forever but my understanding is a LOT of YouTubers have already moved there. This one was mentioned by Black Pigeon Speaks and I think it is for mobile only but I am simply putting everything I am aware of on this list. If you are aware of any other sites please add to this list. Also goes without saying

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  • The Libertarian Party is celebrating Gary Johnson’s status in the current polls. Last time I saw it was about 9%, pretty good but any excitement, I submit is premature. The system has a way of chewing up third parties & spitting them out. In 1965, William F. Buckley was polling as high as the low 20s in the race for Mayor of New York. He came in around 16%. In 1968, George Wallace was polling so high that for a while he was ahead of Hubert Humphrey. Wallace faded to a poor third but did capture a number of southern states, to no one’s surprise. Richard Nixon won. For whatever it’s worth, I will not vote for anyone who is not pro-life and Johnson isn’t.

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  • “A lot of naive libertarians claim that they have a right to end their lives without thinking a little deeper. One can do a lot of things in private with nobody around as long as nobody is disturbed. But the right to end one’s own life is even more restricted than other private actions. A hero can disrupt one’s suicide with 100% impunity. Nobody can be charged with disrupting another’s right to end own life. Why is this? Think hard. Suicide is the action to end one’s life and most(if not) rights associated with a living person. The right to suicide is an anti-right. Anti-right is NOT a right. This is another logical reason why human beings always try to save life and restore rights to the person being saved.” An individual can/cannot commit suicide. Someone may/may not assist in suicide. Someone may/may not issue a do-not-resuscitate order. An individual can/cannot issue a power of attorney to another to make life & death decisions. The trustee/attorney/decision maker can/cannot decide on suicide for their beneficiary. A parent is/is not the guardian/trustee of their children. A parent can/cannot make life or death decisions for their children. A parent can/cannot make life or death decisions for their children before they are born. The penalty for murder is/is not restitution. A doctor/hospital is/is not required to keep an indignant patient alive on life support. Discuss.

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