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I had the pleasure of being on the Felony Friday podcast with John Odermatt recently, and we played, “Is it a crime?” Thank you for joining me on the forty-fifth episode of The LAVA Spurt, Is it a Felony?
I just love all the guys at Lions of Liberty, Marc Clair, Brian McWilliams, and John Odermatt. They’re a bit like the Three Stooges, but not as cool. I have previously been on the main show of Lions of Liberty twice now with Marc and was also recently on Electric Libertyland with Brian. But now, I have the trifecta! John finally asked me to come on Felony Friday and talk about some crime, which I love to do. We had a hell of a time on the episode and talked about tons of great stuff that you don’t want to miss.

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Meet the hosts

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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  • Statists seem to reject anarchy based on a fundamental fear of giving people freedom. That freedom is what turns people evil. Parents today seem to control their children out of that same fear that people in the world can’t be trusted and will hurt their child, and it is so bad the kid needs to be kept in a bubble 24/7. But also, the child is controlled because free play and exploration is seen as so dangerous, as if a child directing their own life is the catalyst to societal destruction. Then the child grows up through the trauma, unable to handle life or freedom and it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. The parents’ worst fears are realized as true as their now adult child struggles to handle freedom for the first time. So often I see this covered up and ignored, that people are oblivious to the cycle of abuse and continually believe that murderers pop up out of nowhere for no reason. Just think, if statists knew what really caused people to become mentally ill, criminals, and/or murderers, then they would support anarchy as a way of minimizing this.   It’s funny how anarchy is the best solution for the most destructive society as well as evolving that society into something much better.

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  • Hey Everyone, I’m new to Liberty.me but not to the Liberty Movement. I was paying attention to it in 2008 and finally drank the kool-aid in 2012. I’m posting here because I’ve been bootstrapping the development of a legislation alert app and I am hoping that it helps grassroots movements in shutting down bad legislation and getting good candidates elected. The basic idea is to connect our nation’s outspoken political activists (10% of the population roughly) with the remaining interested bystanders (about 49% of the population, representing people who care but prefer to remain anonymous) so that their combined leverage can shut down bad legislation or help get good legislation passed. Opinion data on pending bills is filterable by district and can be used to hold representatives accountable to the will of their constituency. Come election time, users can also easily compare their private voting history with a representative’s public voting record in order to make a much more informed vote than normal. There are two types of accounts: Mobilizers: These are public accounts that can be followed by other users and can post alerts on pending State and Federal legislation. This account type logs in via web browser and requires an invite code currently. Apptivists: These are private accounts that follow public accounts and vote on the bills they are alerted to by the Mobilizers. This account type logs in via a simple phone app and is open to anyone with an iOS device (Android coming soon!). Much more detailed info on the project can be found by scrolling down the homepage of our website: http://www.apptivism.us We’ve recently launched our MVP of the application and I’ve set up an invite code that can be used by people from Liberty.me if anyone here would like to register as a Public Mobilizer account. As this is my attempt to help promote liberty in our country, we have decided to make Apptivism free to use for both account types. Also, this app is meant to work together with other social media services like FB and Twitter. It’s not a replacement. That’s what Liberty.me is for. 😉 If anyone here has any questions, I’d love to answer them and I’d love to get feedback on the whether this type of system is something that could be useful to the liberty community. Thanks in advance! Cheers! seth PS: Here’s a brief video explaining the system: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ah4bJG5NNks

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  • Is there such a thing as a victimless crime?  If a thief robs a Bank, aren’t all the customers and the Bank victims? Can anyone point to any kind of a crime that is not with a basic lack of respect for the other members of society?  In recent years States have enacted “Hate” Crime Laws or enhancements to sentences.  Isn’t the act of committing a Crime an act which lacks respect for the other members of a society.  How does it change when you call it: For the Crime of the Hate?

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  • Or should there be prisons? There was one video I saw on You tube but I cant find it, stating “No prisons in a Free society.” If everyone carried guns, would we even need State/Federal prisons? I believe you should have private institutions like extended care living facilities that could be charity based, to look after so called, “criminals.” My idea, was that you can have one that looks after each-type-of-crime. Such as, having one facility for violent criminals, another for sex criminals, and another for theft. That way, each category can be examined separately instead of throwing them in all-together which is a festering danger. If any of you can help me find information on no prisons in a free society., please let me know. Videos are always great and easy.

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  • In a stateless society, there is no monopoly on criminal justice that can grant immunity from prosecution to a minor criminal in order to get testimony that can convict a major criminal. One court company could grant immunity, but then another could use the minor criminal’s testimony to pursue a case against that person. Is there a way to make this work, or would a stateless society have to seek justice without the evidence gained from immunity grants?

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