This is a bonus episode from PorcFest where Scott and Adam spent a week hanging out with tons of libertarians for a week. Scott and Adam did interviews with Darryl W. Perry, Britton, Rodger Paxton, and Brian McQuade.
Darryl W. Perry, former Libertarian Party presidential candidate from FPP Radio and Chairman of Libertarian Party of New Hampshire talks about cryptocurrency and Bitcoin Pizza Day! We discuss what all we have purchased with crypto-currency as well. Darryl has both sold and bought vehicles using Bitcoin. Darryl has also purchased airfare and campaign swag using crypto as well, in direct violation of federal campaign finance laws.
We talk about Darryl's race for the Libertarian Party nomination for president. He talks about his debates and his campaign.
Scott and Adam talk about their first 30 minutes at PorcFest. They immediately ran into Ian Freeman and talked to him. They allegedly smoked some cannabis together and they went to the cabin of Rodger Paxton of The LAVA Flow to record a couple of segments of Free Talk Live with Ian.
Scott and Adam then talk to Britton, the newest mover to New Hampshire as part of the Free State Project. He moved from Louisiana and was in the Marine Corps.
A couple of kids stop by selling popcorn and buttons in the middle of the show, so Scott buys a button from them. Young entrepreneurs rock!
Britton became a libertarian from the left because of the World's Smallest Political Quiz from The Advocates for Self-Government. He views the non-aggression principle as a first principle. We get into the weeds on this principle with him.
Rodger Paxton from Pax Libertas Productions and the Vice-Chair of the Libertarian Party of New Hampshire joins us on the show. He talks about what is going on the back side of PorcFest since he is volunteering to help make it all happen this year. He also talks about joining his "intentional family" in New Hampshire as part of the Free State Project.
Scott asks Rodger about Objectivism and how it fits with anarchism. He also talks a bit about what is coming up for Pax Libertas Productions and their current shows. We also talk some Star Wars stuff since Rodger also co-hosts on Resist the Empire: a libertarian look at the Star Wars universe.
We then have Brian McQuade, the other co-host for Resist the Empire, to talk more Star Wars goodness. He is also the Chair of the Libertarian Party of the Seacoast and the Membership Director for the Libertarian Party of New Hampshire. We talk some New Hampshire politics and yellow jackets (winged assholes) with him.
It was an amazing time at PorcFest this year. You don't want to miss it next year!
We are talking about the ethics of voting on episode eighteen of the Ancap Barber Shop!
Scott and Adam are going to PorcFest this year to hang out with Rodger Paxton from The LAVA Flow podcast and Resist the Empire podcast and more of the Pax Libertas Productions team. Expect some podcast fuckery to come out of that, for sure. It's going to be a 20-hour drive to get there.
Fuck you, I'm Millwall!
Roy Larner has already been hailed a hero, with a petition launched for him to be awarded the George Cross medal for his actions in the Black and Blue Steakhouse on Saturday night.
In fighting back, the 47-year-old Millwall fan gave dozens of others who were in the Borough Market restaurant the chance to escape."
The Ethics of Voting
"Libertarians generally agree that the driver of a getaway car is liable for a bank robbery, even if he did not personally wield a gun or threaten force. Similarly, we hold legislators accountable for their unjust laws, political executives accountable for their unjust directives, and judges accountable for their unjust decisions. We do not exonerate these individuals just because they legitimize their actions under the "mask of law." Yet political and bureaucratic personnel rarely participate in law enforcement; they do not strap on guns and apprehend violators. This is left to the police.
Clearly, therefore, the libertarian (anarchist) condemnation of the State as a criminal gang rests on the view that criminal liability can extend beyond the person who uses, or threatens to use, invasive force. Most of the individuals in government, though not directly involved in aggression, nevertheless "aid and abet" this process. Libertarian theory would be irreparably crippled without this presumption. If criminal accountability is restricted only to direct aggressors, then the vast majority of individuals in the State apparatus, including those at the highest levels of decision-making, must be considered nonaggressors by libertarian standards and hence totally innocent. We could not even regard Hitler or Stalin as aggressors, so long as they did not personally enforce their monstrous orders. The only condemnable persons would be in the police, military, and in other groups assigned to the enforcement of state decrees. All others would be legally innocent (though we might regard them as morally culpable)."
Are we culpable for what happens from the government if we vote? Do we want to use direct action or political crusading to affect change or both? Which is more effective?
Is there a moral obligation to vote? Do you have a moral obligation to give charity to starving people?
We also talk about seasteading as a possible option. What other options are there for action? We do podcasting.
We also talk about ranked choice voting as an option.
Make sure to check out The LAVA Flow Podcast!
We discuss the war on drugs and the ethics of shrubbery. What happened in Portugal when it decriminalized all drugs, from weed to heroin?
Scott bought a new laptop computer thanks to the appreciation of Bitcoin. He's going to use this for a mobile recording station, and planning to record a show at PorcFest! We are looking to do a Pax Libertas Productions super-podcast. Scott and Adam will both be at PorcFest, along with Rodger from The LAVA Flow and Brian and Rodger from Resist the Empire.
Scott was also on the radio again filling in for his friend. He interviewed Larry Sharpe, a former Vice-Presidential candidate in 2016 for the Libertarian Party.
Jeff Sessions, the US Attorney General, is talking about reinstating mandatory minimums for drug offenses. A lot of court sentences depends on if the judge has had lunch or not, according to studies. Apparently, judges who skipped lunch tended to give harsher sentences.
"Today, Portuguese authorities don't arrest anyone found holding what's considered less than a 10-day supply of an illicit drug — a gram of heroin, ecstasy, or amphetamine, two grams of cocaine, or 25 grams of cannabis. Instead, drug offenders receive a citation and are ordered to appear before so- called "dissuasion panels" made up of legal, social, and psychological experts. Most cases are simply suspended. Individuals who repeatedly come before the panels may be prescribed treatment, ranging from motivational counseling to opiate substitution therapy."
"When Portugal decided to decriminalize in 2000, many skeptics assumed that the number of users would skyrocket. That did not happen. With some exceptions, including a marginal increase among adolescents, drug use has fallen over the past 15 years and now ebbs and flows within overall trends in Europe."
"The rate of new HIV infections in Portugal has fallen precipitously since 2001, the year its law took effect, declining from 1,016 cases to only 56 in 2012. Overdose deaths decreased from 80 the year that decriminalization was enacted to only 16 in 2012. In the US, by comparison, more than 14,000 people died in 2014 from prescription opioid overdoses alone. Portugal's current drug-induced death rate, three per million residents, is more than five times lower than the European Union's average of 17.3, according to EU figures."
Adam goes into the history of cannabis becoming a prohibited substance.
Check out Yakkin’ with Nick!
Adam received a warning from the city a few years ago because he didn't mow his yard, and his landlord cut down his poisonous pokeweed. The landlord did this because it was supposedly harming the property value of his neighbors. Is this a valid argument? We talk about the implications.
Make sure to check out Kaleidoscope Cleaning!