We had another podcast that we put to bed on episode 6. although we enjoyed the podcast, our direction wasn't clear and we were plagued with hardware and logistical issues that required some attention. We have re-branded, and re-directed our podcast to what is now the Rancor & Resistance podcast.
After much thought, we decided our best efforts in the liberty rebellion would be best placed in a podcast in hopes that our message of liberty will reach old and new members to the liberty movement. We noticed that most of the libertarian podcasts are focused on economics and the political process. Although those podcasts are good at what they do, there is a shortage of angry, visceral, and awakening podcasts about the injustices our government subjects us to on a very real level. I guess instead of preaching about crypto-currency, we want to bring attention to the war against freedom and how we can actually fight the enemies of liberty.
Libertarianism, voluntarism, and the liberty mindset isn't just a political movement- it is a moral position and changing our way of life. Our positions are subject to change over time, but our love of liberty is cemented. We want to wake people up, we want to make noise, cause a ruckus, and proactively find ways to defend ourselves against the overt assault of our rights. We have a shortage of pissed off libertarians, and we hope to fix that problem. Its time to take over the world so we can leave it alone!
I would have considered myself a "patriot conservative" about six years ago. As much as I love America, the concept of the constitution as it was originally written, it unfortunately doesn't afford a defense of our rights like it was intended- Like Lysander Spooner once said: “But whether the Constitution really be one thing, or another, this much is certain - that it has either authorized such a government as we have had, or has been powerless to prevent it. In either case it is unfit to exist.” I am inclined to agree with Lysanders assessment. Those in power are more than willing to commit perjury to keep those positions, as well as amend the constitution through legislation and mob rule democracy to morph it into a tool of tyranny. The attack on the first and second amendment as of the twentieth and early twenty-first century should be enough evidence to convince you of that.
After Trump took office, I started to see "my side" take the authoritarian approach much like the democrats have. I searched for something somewhere that was more aligned with my moral ideology and I found libertarianism. Once I started listening to people like Rodger Paxton break down police abuse stories, taxation, and government violence, I started the spin down the liberty rabbit hole. I didn't officially become a free-market anarchist until I watched the "victimless crime spree" with Derrick J Freeman. His story, and his advocacy of unadulterated freedom for all people whether gay, straight, Muslim, Christian, Black, White, Trans or cis, inspired me to join the liberty rebellion. A rebellion that doesn't call for blood or violence, but peaceful disobedience of immoral tyranny, and I hope I can bring others to this cause.
In reality, I follow the advice of Thomas Jefferson: "If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so."
If you can follow the non-aggression principle, then you are already in the liberty rebellion.
-don't commit acts of violence outside of defending your rights.
-don't violate the rights of others.
What are unalienable rights?
- right to buy, and possess property and call it your own.
-right to self governance and to live free as you see fit, as long as it does not infringe on the liberty of anot
- The right to defend these rights however you see fit.