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Unfortunately, war is still rustling my jimmies, but not the same war as the last episode. What’s in the News with stories on internet information seizures, gun rights, more Silk Road trial corruption, a judge who said a man can’t sleep with his wife consensually, bad cops, and digital camera searches. Finally, The Next Generation on schools teaching conformity over education. This episode is brought to you by Tom Woods’s Liberty Classroom, helping you to become a smarter and more informed libertarian than ever before, for just 24 cents a day.
WHAT’S RUSTLING MY JIMMIES
[1:41] Last week war was rustling my jimmies, but it was the impending war with North Korea at the time. I was very concerned, as were many people, that the rhetoric on both sides was reaching levels never before seen and that we were headed to an all out war. Thankfully, Kim Jong Un blinked. Conservatives are calling it a victory for Trump in that he stood up to Kim and didn’t back down, instead, causing Kim to back down. Of course, the truth is a bit more nuanced than that, with China saying they would not back a first strike by North Korea being a huge factor in North Korea backing down.
But, I’m confident that Trump wanted war and I would be willing to bet that he was pissed when Kim blinked, because, within days of Kim backing down, Trump laid out his plan to send even more troops to Vietn… I mean Afghanistan. Yeah, this is just what we need, expanding the longest war in American history with more troops. Before long, Trump will begin sending Troops into Afghanistan that weren’t even alive when the war began. Let that sink in for a minute.
Trump laid out a plan that included five key pieces to it. The first price is troop levels. Trump has given the Pentagon the authority to ramp up troop levels in Afghanistan by several thousand. The US currently has about 8,400 troops in Afghanistan, and US military generals have said that a few thousand more troops would help the US break the current stalemate against the Taliban. Bullshit. In 2010 we had over 100,000 troops in Afghanistan. Did that win the war? Of course not. And neither will this few thousand troops.
I suggest you find out the truth about the Afghanistan war from Scott Horton, host of The Scoot Horton show and the writer of the new book, Fool’s Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan. You can get it in paperback or Kindle format from Amazon.

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Rodger is a long-time libertarian activist, the founder of PaxLibertas Productions, host of The LAVA Flow podcast, Vice Chairman of the NHLP, Regional Captain for the Foundation for New Hampshire Independence and former Chairman and Secretary of the Libertarian Party of Arkansas. Rodger has also served on the national Libertarian Party Judicial Committee.

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  • Where is the best place to which to emigrate? OF all the places I’ve visited, I would put Australia number one. It is freer than the US, the culture and people are amazing, the technology is excellent, and it seems like the perfect happy place for me to live and work. I see no real downside at all. I know the government is terrible but so it is everywhere in the world. Second choice might be Costa Rica.

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  • Suppose a group of Ancaps are on the verge of overthrowing a government somewhere and imposing a libertarian social order. Suppose there was a debate in the US about whether to use the military to help them, stop them, or do nothing. Which do you choose and why?

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  • It can be a challenge to keep up with all the taxes one needs to pay throughout the year, and than to deal with all the paperwork that needs to be filed can be frustrating. What would be a good way to simplify the Tax Code? Below is a list of some of the taxes that we the people need to pay, or at least we experience their effects at one time or another. -Medicare, Medicare, Social Security, Federal Inocme Tax, State tax, Local Tax, Corporate tax, Sales Tax, Property Tax, estate tax, alcohol tax, tobacco tax, gift tax, tariffs on imports and exports, etc. Would a simple flat or consumption tax do the trick?

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  • Venezuela has the highest violent crime rate in the world. Though it is not moral or justified, people choose violence over starvation when there are no alternatives. Of course, “we” libertarians all know that this situation was created by government/s coercion’s consequences, but so few among the greater population seem to recognize that. It seems like a similar fate faces the whole world.

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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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