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Nate & Chuck have been friends for nearly 20 years. After traveling the world separately as musicians, they've now joined forces to bring you daily news explained through the philosophies taught by Rand, Friedman, Sowell, Mises, & Hayek.

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No, the Statue of Liberty does not mean everyon...
<p>Hey folks! Today's podcast episode had to do with the Statue of Liberty. I wanted to talk about this in light of recent discussions on the poem used in front of the statue, and the idea that we are supposed to take care of people in need. </p> <p>Of course we are supposed to take care of people in need, but I think the government taking money from those who have it and giving it to those that don't is very different. At the time the Statue was placed, we did not have a welfare system in the United States, so it literally can't mean that. </p> <p> </p> <p>Listen to the episode, and give it a share!</p> <p>visit <a href= "http://www.goodmorningliberty.us">www.goodmorningliberty.us</a> for more articles on Liberty, Economics, and Politics. </p> <p> </p> <p>Thanks, </p> <p>Nate</p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
30 min
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Illinois is forcing high school seniors to appl...
<p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> Illinois doesn't get a lot of things right. Their population is rapidly decreasing, their taxes are rapidly increasing. Their pension is severely underfunded, and they're slowly but surely filling up federal prisons with former governors.</p> <div class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_">  </div> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> Of all the mistakes they routinely make, it's clear they always execute one thing properly: really terrible economic decisions. The new law that takes effect for the 2020-2021 school year fits right in with what seems to be an ongoing theme in Illinois- make prices artificially high.</p> <div class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_">  </div> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a <a class= "_2qJYG blog-link-hashtag-color _3sz0l" href= "https://herald-review.com/news/local/education/new-law-signed-by-pritzker-in-decatur-requires-high-school/article_b2b80848-e74d-5495-bc08-8c67d0e1e8ad.html" target="_top" rel="noopener"><u class="sDZYg">new law</u></a> requiring high school seniors to fill out a <a class= "_2qJYG blog-link-hashtag-color _3sz0l" href= "https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa" target="_top" rel= "noopener"><u class="sDZYg">FAFSA</u></a> application before being allowed to graduate high school. That is, they are no required to apply for college financial aid to be able to graduate. Proponents of the law say that this is a great way to encourage students to pursue higher education after high school. My own opinion is that it's a way to encourage students to go into debt, and a great way to keep prices high on college tuition.</p> <h2 class= "_3f-vr _208Ie blog-post-header-two-font blog-post-header-two-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> Why is this a bad thing?</h2> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> The other basic economic incentives this creates are also pretty cut and dry. The more money you make artificially available for a product, they higher price that product will have. Laws like this artificially increase demand, and they make use of money that would not otherwise be available in a free market. In addition, financial aid is not guaranteed to cover the entire cost of college. Therefore, many people who can least afford it, are likely to be going into debt when they otherwise would not have.</p> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> <a href= "https://www.goodmorningliberty.us/post/illinois-is-doing-its-part-to-grow-the-student-debt-bubble-fafsa-now-required-to-leave-high-school"> Read the rest of the article</a></p> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> <a href="https://www.etsy.com/shop/goodmorningliberty">Visit our merch store</a></p> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> <a href= "https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/good-morning-liberty/id1312689810"> Subscribe to the podcast</a></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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Republicans are considering more "Red Flag" law...
<p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> This weekend, I spent some time reading through Senator Marco Rubio's bill to create a Federal "Red Flag" law.</p> <div class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_">  </div> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> The "Threat Assessment, Prevention, and Safety Act of 2019," opens the door to massive intrusion into our natural rights as human beings to defend ourselves; whether it be against a home invader, or (as the founding fathers intended), a tyrannical government.</p> <div class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_">  </div> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> Rubio's bill establishes "a collaborative, multi-disciplinary, and multi-jurisdictional behavioral threat assessment and management process on a Federal, State, local, and Tribal level."</p> <div class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_">  </div> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> Here's the idea- We've seen far too many mass-shootings in recent years across the United States. Some of these mass shootings, a very small amount, could have perhaps been prevented. Shooters like the individual in Parkland, and recently the individual in El Paso, showed some signs of potential violent threats on innocent members of the public. The aim of a "Red Flag" law is to take these possibilities for violence into consideration, and consider confiscating all firearms from those individuals, or ban them from purchasing any firearms for an indefinite future.</p> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_">  </p> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> <a href= "https://www.goodmorningliberty.us/post/republican-support-for-red-flags-show-a-bigger-problem-both-sides-want-more-government-power"> Read the rest of the article</a> at <a href= "http://www.goodmorningliberty.us">www.goodmorningliberty.us</a></p> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> Pick up a "Shall Not Be Infringed" T-shirt at this <a href= "http://www.etsy.com/shop/goodmorningliberty">link.</a></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
49 min
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Should Trump pardon Rod Blagojevich? | Do we ne...
<p>What's up everyone? Today is Ask Me Anything Friday! We took questions and topic suggestions from our social media audience to discuss on today's show. </p> <p>We covered:</p> <p>Trump considering the pardon of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich.</p> <p>How leaving the gold standard has affected your life though inflation and devaluation of our money.</p> <p>Are we in the "End Times?"</p> <p>NPR ran a story suggesting that rivers be given the same rights as human beings..</p> <p>Thanks for listening! Have a great weekend. </p> <p>Grab your own "Bernie Lies" t-shirt from our <a href= "https://www.etsy.com/shop/goodmorningliberty">merch store!</a></p> <p><a href= "https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/good-morning-liberty/id1312689810"> Subscribe to the podcast. </a></p> <p>Visit <a href= "http://www.BernieLies.com">www.BernieLies.com</a> for more great articles on these topics. </p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
68 min
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Hannity made De Blasio put Socialism on display...
<p>Last night New York Mayor Bill De Blasio did an interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News. There aren't many ways to describe it, other than this- It was absolutely disgusting. </p> <p>De Blasio defended his plans for gun control, higher taxes, "meatless Mondays," and battling climate change. </p> <p>Here are the notes from our podcast <a href= "https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/good-morning-liberty/id1312689810"> episode. </a></p> <p><strong>Gun Rights</strong></p> <p>It's pretty clear that De Blasio does not think you have a right to defend yourself. Hannity pressed him several times on that issue, and he had a tough time answering the question. What he did say is that you have a right to be "safe." </p> <p>What does it mean to have a right to be "safe?" </p> <p>This is absolutely no knock on law enforcement, but they rarely keep you safe from home invasions. Actually, it would be near impossible for them to do so. The simple question needs to be asked.. If someone breaks into your house, do you have the right to defend yourself? De Blasio's answer on this question is an obvious "no." </p> <p><strong>CEO Pay</strong></p> <p>The "left" often uses CEO pay when talking about the failures of our free market system.</p> <p>What is the point in making this comparison? "The CEO makes 1-2-400X more than the average worker."</p> <p>The point of this statement is to insinuate that people are struggling in todays society because of Greed. If the CEO wasn't making so much money, the workers at the company would be able to be paid more, right?</p> <p>Wrong. Let's take one of the most hated CEO's in the world, Doug McMillon (WALMART), for example. He makes $22 million per year. Workers at Walmart start out at $11 per hour. Walmart has 2.2 million employees. Each employee is paying $10 per year to the CEO. In hours? That's roughly $.01 per hour worked (at 25 hours per week on average).</p> <p>So what if we decide to pay the CEO the same as everyone else in the company? If they are all at $11 per hour, evening out the payment between everyone would raise their pay to...wait for it...$11.01 per hour. </p> <p>CEO pay is a non-issue, no matter how unfair it may seem. It is absolutely not a factor when discussing the pay of the average employees.</p> <p><strong>We need to go back to the 1950's tax rates</strong></p> <p>Ah, the good ole days. It is true that in the 1950's, the top marginal tax rate was 91%. That rate was on income above the $200,000 mark ($2 Million in todays money). </p> <p><a href= "https://taxfoundation.org/taxes-on-the-rich-1950s-not-high/">The catch? Only 10,000 households</a> qualified for that tax. In the 1950's, the effective tax rate was actually only 42%. Today it's 37%, with a MUCH lower marginal rate. Meaning that the top tax rate does not matter. Most of the rich are rich because they are smart. They'll find a way to get around it. They are smarter than the government, a low bar, indeed. </p> <p>The "rich" 1% are still paying nearly half of all the taxes in the US. Yes, even though they only account for 1% of the workers, they pay half the taxes. That number, by the way, has gone up- not down, since the lowering of the tax rates.</p> <p><strong>"You didn't build that."</strong></p> <p>Perhaps the most infuriating part of De Blasio's interview with Hannity came at the 16:00 mark, when he stated that the workers are the ones that created the wealth, not the business owner. </p> <p>This is pure socialism, and it's absolutely wrong. </p> <p>If you'd like, trace back the origins of any business. Did it start by 600,000 people banding together, pooling their resources, to form Amazon.com? No, it started with Jeff Bezos packing books into boxes on his floor in his house. </p> <p>The workers have a job because the owner started the business. Risked the capital. Put in 100 hours a week for years on end while only losing money in the process. </p> <p>If socialists want to start a business, they are absolutely free to do --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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Bernie Sanders interviewed for one hour on Joe ...
<p>Listen to the podcast at this <a href= "https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/good-morning-liberty/id1312689810"> link</a>, or view the article on our website <a href= "http://www.bernielies.com">www.bernielies.com</a></p> <p>Yesterday, Bernie Sanders gave an interview on the very popular Joe Rogan Experience podcast. After suffering through 31 minutes of the interview, we pinpointed 9 grossly manipulative statistics commonly spewed by B.S.</p> <p><strong>1. "Healthcare is a yuman right"</strong></p> <p>People need proper healthcare, don't get us wrong. With that in mind, can you say that healthcare is a "right?" </p> <p>What does it mean to have a right to something? You have a right to life, right? But that only means that you have a right to not have that life taken from you by an outside actor. The right to life does not mean that you have the right to force a doctor to perform a service for you. You would think that the right to life would mean that you also have a right to food(considering 100% of the population would die without food). Do you have a right to food? No. Don't believe me? Try going into your local grocery store, filling up your cart, and then leaving. Better yet, go to your local farmers land, and pick any amount of food you need. Then leave. </p> <p>You have the right to not be killed, but you do not have the right to force a service provider to perform a service for you. It is a basic principle that you cannot have a "right" to someone else time. That's called slavery.</p> <p><strong>2. "Canada's healthcare costs are half as much as the United States"</strong></p> <p>It is true that their total "costs" reported per capita is half. But what is behind the costs that are reported? In the US it is common place to receive a bill for $25,000 from just the surgeon on a medical procedure. Who pays that $25k? No one. In reality, the hospital or the surgeon are going to write a large portion of that expense off. If it isn't written off, they must have received a payment from the insurance company, but the insurance has a "contractual adjustment" on that bill- meaning they don't pay the full amount. </p> <p>The problem? That $25k is the price used in Bernie's statistic. In reality, total out of pocket costs for healthcare in 2017 was $318 billion. Far less than the $3.5 trillion statistic used by do-gooder politicians. </p> <p>Healthcare is too expensive, but experience has shown us that US government is not the entity to resort to if you want to decrease the cost of something. </p> <p><strong>3. His fight is stifled because lobbyists for drug companies are spreading misinformation.</strong></p> <p>No. The bulk of people disagree with Bernie's plan because we all have access to a calculator on our phones. </p> <p><strong>4. Costs are up because of profit- last year the top 10 drug companies made $69 billion. </strong></p> <p>Blaming "profit" for higher costs is a long-time go to for socialists/marxists.</p> <p>"Bloodsuckers, vampires, plunderers of the people and profiteers who fatten on famine." Vladamir Lenin prior to killing upwards of one million "Kulaks" in 1920's Russia. </p> <p>The $69 billion in profit made by the drug companies sounds like a lot of money, and it is, but it is absolutely nothing in relation to the cost of healthcare. If you were going to use the $3.5 trillion number used by Bernie sanders, then the profit of the drug companies represents .00001 of the cost in healthcare. 1/10,000th of the cost. Literally Elizabeth Warren is more Native American than drug companies' profit is a portion of healthcare costs. That's $197 for each person in the US last year. People are not struggling because the drug companies made $197 in profit from their drugs. In relation, you probably pay $130 per year just for Netflix. </p> <p><strong>5. Medicare has been a success, and people love it. </strong></p> <p>If you look at a graph of healthcare expenditures year over year, you'll see the price line skyrocket --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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Our society has a problem, and it isn't guns | ...
<p>Today we talk about the mass shootings that took place in Dayton, OH, and El Paso, TX over the weekend. Guns have once again taken center stage, and the government like always has a "solution" for every problem- You just need to give them more control. </p> <p>We go over the problems in society from depression, hate, divisiveness, and a lack of personal responsibility. </p> <p>Read our article debunking the 10 most common gun control proposals at this <a href= "https://www.goodmorningliberty.us/post/fact-check-the-10-most-common-gun-control-proposals-have-absolutely-no-chance-of-working?fbclid=IwAR2Bxvsw6dBZUz9_4iR4YHXhtk64hQiPJPy6FgfzTBAbSeYrPvURiw8RD64"> link. </a></p> <p>Subscribe to the podcast at this <a href= "https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/good-morning-liberty/id1312689810"> link</a></p> <p>Visit our "Bernie Lies" merch store at this <a href= "http://www.etsy.com/shop/goodmorningliberty">link.</a> </p> <p>Share the show, and we'll see you again tomorrow. </p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
77 min
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Does Liberty Have a Chance? | Dustin Sendejas j...
<p>Hey folks! Today we talked with our longtime friend Dustin Sendejas about his time in the music industry, and his ideas on where we are as a country in general. </p> <p> </p> <p>Find Dustin's group "Little Ghost" on <a href= "https://music.apple.com/us/artist/little-ghost/1445080474">iTunes</a>, <a href= "https://open.spotify.com/album/57yqxLjD0fKI7y9SXZa12E?si=V7iaooPaQoa776dg83NQVA"> Spotify</a>, or any other music streaming app of your preference. </p> <p> </p> <p>Grab some BernieLies.com merch on our <a href= "https://www.etsy.com/shop/goodmorningliberty?ref=l2-shop-info-avatar&listing_id=711865518"> Etsy store</a>!</p> <p>As always, <a href= "https://www.thebigfreedomshow.libsyn.com/rss">subscribe</a> to the podcast, and check out <a href= "http://www.goodmorningliberty.us">www.goodmorningliberty.us</a> for more content. </p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
75 min
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The Gender Pay Gap Myth | We separate fact from...
<h3 class= "_3tkn1 _208Ie blog-post-header-three-font blog-post-header-three-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> The Gender Pay Gap</h3> <div class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_">  </div> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> During the debate, the question about how we address the perceived gap in wages between men and women went to Kamala Harris. She went on to state the statistic that we've all heard before, and that we've likely seen discredited several times. "Women are paid $.80 on the dollar. Black women $.61, Native American women $.58, Latina women $.53. These are common statistics used by many on the left to show that discrimination by men is alive and well in the United States. The only problem is - they are completely misrepresented statistics.</p> <div class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_">  </div> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> Let me be clear, I am not arguing that on the whole women are making the same money as men. In fact, if you look at those numbers speaking on total earnings by men, and total earnings by women, they are probably true. The problem is that those statistics are being used by politicians to make the case that men are still dominantly discriminating against their female counterparts. In truth, that isn't what those statistics show at all.</p> <div class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_">  </div> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> What those statistics show is that when one gender tends to gravitate towards lower paying fields, that gender will be correctly represented as making a lower amount of money. That statement my be inconvenient, but it is not evidence that our society is a male dominated discriminatory patriarchy. It <em>is</em> evidence that if more women go into lower paying fields such as teaching or social work, and more men go into fields like Information Technology or Engineering, men are likely to have higher average earnings.</p> <div class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_">  </div> <h3 class= "_3tkn1 _208Ie blog-post-header-three-font blog-post-header-three-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> Differences in career choices</h3> <div class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_">  </div> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> To take an honest look at whether or not discrimination is a remaining factor, we must first separate the variables in the equation. One of those variables is career choice. It is not enough to simply say "women make less than men" without considering the different occupations each of the respective genders gravitate towards. Would it make sense to say that "Social Workers make less than Chemical Engineers, therefore we have evidence that there is rampant gender discrimination in the US..?" No, it sure wouldn't, yet that's what politicians are basically saying. I'm not saying that women don't go into engineering, and men don't go into social work, but the data are certainly clear that there are differences in the career choices made by each gender by en-large.</p> <div class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_">  </div> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> Let's look at a study from the American Association of University Women (AAUW), which measured median pay for the 15 majors most highly dominated by each gender. </p> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_">  </p> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-co --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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The second Democratic Debate Part 1 | Don't wor...
<p>Last night's Democratic Presidential Debate was more of the same. You hold no responsibility for the consequences of your life decisions. </p> <p>Bernie wants to raise taxes for "Medicare for All," but Elizabeth Warren refuses to say the words "raise taxes..." Unless she was talking about the evil billionaires and corporations. Why was she singling out billionaires? Because of course, she's a multi-millionaire. </p> <p>We'll talk about Bernie, Warren, and Delaney's spar over Medicare for All vs Mo-Bamacare. </p> <p>Subscribe to the podcast at this <a href= "https://www.thebigfreedomshow.libsyn.com/rss">link.</a></p> <p>Grab your "Bernie Lies" T-Shirt at the new <a href= "https://www.etsy.com/shop/goodmorningliberty">merch store!</a></p> <p>Visit www.BernieLies.com for great articles </p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
62 min
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Tennessee mom charged with murder after prematu...
<p>Today we discuss our take on this story out of Chattanooga, TN</p> <p> </p> <p>View the full story at this <a href= "https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2019/07/29/tiffany-marie-roberts-chattanooga-tn-pregnancy-murder-charges/1835640001/"> link.</a></p> <p>A woman has been charged after going into labor prematurely while high on ecstasy. The twins died shortly after birth with drugs in their system.</p> <p>This story highlights the subjective principles in the abortion debate. Tennessee has a law superseding the US Supreme Court when defining "fetus viability." TN defining at 23 weeks, and the Supreme Court in Roe v. Wade defining viability at 26 weeks. </p> <p>In addition to the legal standards, we have the moral principle in killing an unborn child. The situation gets muddied up when you realize that <span style= "text-decoration: underline;"><em>if</em></span> this woman had gone to Planned Parenthood that morning to have an abortion, and <em>then</em> went out to party, she presumably would not be charged with murder - Even though the same end-result would be the case (the death of two unborn children). </p> <p><a href= "https://www.thebigfreedomshow.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe</a> to the podcast, and tell a friend!</p> <p>Read more at <a href= "http://www.goodmorningliberty.us">www.goodmorningliberty.us</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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Rand Paul and Mike Lee were right to delay the ...
<p>Yesterday Rand Paul and Mike Lee forced a bill delay on the <a href= "https://www.washingtonpost.com/?utm_term=.d354189bc9f3">9/11 First Responders bill</a>. This bill allowed an unlimited amount of funding for 9/11 first responders and their families for the next 72 years. </p> <p>The media, left wing, and right wing, have portrayed this as a blocking of the bill. They have portrayed this as stopping money from going out to the responders themselves.</p> <p>The Problem?</p> <p>That isn't true at all. What Rand Paul did, as he did with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, was force a vote on and amendment adding something called a "Pay For" into the bill. </p> <p>What most people don't know is that originally, there was something called a "Pay-Go" provision in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. That meant that the next step following the tax cuts was to cut spending in the budget to meet a potential reduction in income. </p> <p>Speaking of a reduction in income, the tax revenue as a percentage of the Federal tax receipts <a href= "https://fredblog.stlouisfed.org/2018/06/movement-of-the-federal-tax-receipt-front/?utm_source=series_page&utm_medium=related_content&utm_term=related_resources&utm_campaign=fredblog"> has increased</a> since the passage of the tax cut. That's right, they cut taxes and are taking in more money. </p> <p>Rand Paul himself said in an interview with Neil Cavuto, that the 9/11 bill will still come to a vote next week, and it will pass. All he asked was to add an amendment to the bill saying that the money needed to come from another part of the Governments +$4,200,000,000,000 budget. </p> <p>He named ceasing funding for a study that is studying the sex habits of Japanese Quail while high on cocaine. He suggested we cease funding for a study that looks at whether or not you are likely to eat something off of a buffet when you've seen the person in front of you sneeze on the food. </p> <p>I would suggest we look at taking the billions in foreign aid we give to countries like Pakistan, Syria, Jordan, etc., and reallocate that to the 9/11 First Responders Fund. </p> <p>Is the media uproar over Paul and Lee's principled stand just a convenient continuation of rhetoric stating that Republican's are evil? </p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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Wealth redistribution (not racism), is the reas...
<p>Today I gave my views on the current immigration crisis. Regardless of what has been played in the news, I do not believe that Republicans are against illegal immigration because they inherently hate brown people. </p> <p>My firm belief is that it is the Income Tax that is the major hold up for a viable solution on immigration. The very fact that someone can come here, and receive services that are paid for with someone else money, is the reason that most people have big problems with illegal immigrants. </p> <p> </p> <p>Subscribe to the podcast!</p> <p>visit <a href= "http://www.bernielies.com">www.bernielies.com</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.goodmorningliberty.us">www.goodmorningliberty.us</a></p> <p> </p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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AudiBlog: Want to solve the student debt crisis...
<p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> The student loan debt crisis might be the biggest problem facing our nation in the years to come. The total debt sits around $1.6 trillion right now. Several politicians, including Senator Bernie Sanders, have proposed plans to "cancel" student debt, and make all college tuition free.</p> <div class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_">  </div> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> There are a couple things we need to get out of the way. First off, the government has been involved in the subsidization of student loans since 1958, with the passage of the <a class= "_2qJYG blog-link-hashtag-color _3sz0l" href= "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Student_loans_in_the_United_States#cite_note-43" target="_top" rel="noopener">National Defense Education Act</a>. At that time, the governments involvement was limited to college degrees including science, technology, math, or engineering. It should come as no surprise that it only took 7 years for the feds to decide they needed more than just control over the STEM fields.</p> <div class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_">  </div> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> In 1965, they passed the <a class= "_2qJYG blog-link-hashtag-color _3sz0l" href= "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Student_loans_in_the_United_States#cite_note-43" target="_top" rel="noopener">Higher Education Act.</a> The stated goal of the HEA was to promote "greater social mobility". The HEA has been the doorway to the federal government's full involvement in college education. At that time, they were able to start subsidizing or guaranteeing <strong><em>all</em></strong> student loans.</p> <div class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_">  </div> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> The cost of college began to rise with the involvement of government subsidies, as we've seen in most other industries (look at a graph of medical costs following the passage of Medicare). As you would read in <em>Basic Economics</em> by Thomas Sowell, the artificial demand created by government stimulus resulted in a shortage of supply, leading to higher prices. Your high school economics lessons will teach you that creating a virtually unlimited demand will cause higher prices 100% of the time.</p> <div class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_">  </div> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> Although the cost of degrees were already on the rise, the greatest acceleration happened in 2010, when the government completely took over the student loan process with the <a class= "_2qJYG blog-link-hashtag-color _3sz0l" href= "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Student_loans_in_the_United_States#cite_note-43" target="_top" rel="noopener">Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act</a>. That title definitely hits the top 10 most "Ironic Congressional Act" titles in my book. It's right up the with the "Affordable Care Act," and "No Child Left Behind." Up to this point, private institutions were still involved in the lending process, but all loans given by private lenders were guaranteed by the US Government. The housing market crisis comes to mind with that last statement.</p> <div class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_">  </div> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> In the graphs below, you'll see the massive spike in student loan debt, corresponding with the 2010 year mark- the first year private institutions had been removed from the student loan ma --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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A study shows Firefighters are the most satisfi...
<p>Hey folks! </p> <p>Charlie is gone again today, but I wanted to share my thoughts on a <a href= "https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-07-17/which-jobs-make-people-the-happiest-in-america"> study released by Bloomberg</a> today, showing that Firefighters are the most satisfied people in the US when it comes to their job. </p> <p>There are ways for you to find "happiness" or meaning with your career, without taking the choice to become a firefighter. I'll run through a few of those, and hopefully you can find out that whatever it is you are doing, it is very important to society. </p> <p>I eventually spent the last 10 minutes talking about the idea of "Scandinavian style Socialism" being suitable for the USA, so don't miss that part. </p> <p><a href= "https://www.thebigfreedomshow.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe</a> to the show so you don't miss any new episodes!</p> <p>Visit <a href= "http://www.bernielies.com">www.bernielies.com</a> or</p> <p><a href= "http://www.goodmorningliberty.us">www.goodmorningliberty.us</a> for more articles!</p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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Amazon Prime Day shows the beauty of Capitalism...
<p>It's that time of year again. It's Amazon Prime Day. As a Free-Market Capitalist, you have to rejoice in the fact that this day exists. </p> <p>You can literally buy everything you need on Amazon, and have it delivered to your house in two days. Sometimes, you can have it delivered in as little as two hours. </p> <p>We have to sit back and ask the question, "Why does this exist?" Well, put simply, it exists because someone wanted to make money. Maybe that sounds selfish or greedy, but that's only if you have a negative view of money, itself. </p> <p>Money, as always, is a representation of value that you have provided to others. In a free-market system, that is. If you pay $1 for a cup of coffee, it is only because you value that cup of coffee more than you valued the dollar. On the flip side, the vendor only sold you the coffee because they valued the dollar more than they valued the coffee. As simple as it is, that small example works for all things in a free-market economy. </p> <p>If you hold the above view of money, then you are less likely to look down upon the desire to make money by starting your own business. As long as you are operating in a free economy, you would only be able to make money by providing products or services that the population value. If it wasn't deemed valuable, you would never make the money. </p> <p>So now we arrive back at the fact that someone started Amazon to make money. Good! </p> <p>As a study on the effects of Walmart found, the average American family saves over $2,500 per year simply because Walmart exists, whether they shop at Walmart or not. How? All of the competing retailers and grocery stores must find ways to lower their costs/prices so they remain competitive with Walmart for your business. </p> <p>We see the same thing with Amazon. In our podcast episode, we detail out the amazing fact that today and tomorrow, not only do you have the option to shop at a large discount at Amazon, but Target and Walmart are both running massive online sales to compete with Amazon for your business. This means that Amazon is saving you money, even if you don't have a Prime membership, or shop at Amazon.com for any of your goods. </p> <p>That's the amazing part about Capitalism and the Free-Market. No government issued an order today stating that Amazon must lower their prices, and no regulative body issued an order stating that Walmart and Target must lower their prices to match Amazon. That's the power of a free and competitive market. </p> <p>So who wins in this scenario? Well certainly Jeff Bezos and thousands of other Amazon investors, but also the hundreds of millions of people that use Amazon, Walmart, and Target. The economy as a whole wins because the opportunity to allocate dollars to more efficient uses has now presented itself. </p> <p>The rest of the beauty? You don't have to shop at Amazon today, or tomorrow. You can spend more elsewhere, make your own products, or buy from a local vendor. Amazon is not forcing you to use their services. They want you to use their services, and they are offering you a better quality of life for doing so. </p> <p>That's Free-Market Capitalism- and it's freaking beautiful. </p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
47 min
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Citizenship Questions | Regulating Crypto | Reg...
<p>So many things to talk about today..</p> <p>Subscribe to the podcast!</p> <p> </p> <p>Should the US Census require an answer on citizenship? Republicans think so. We'll discuss our libertarian conundrum on this one.</p> <p>Also, how about regulating cryptocurrencies? Has the government shown that it should be trusted to regulate financial industries? What about the $200 trillion in unfunded liabilities currently weighing on our currency?</p> <p>Social media companies are treating conservatives unfairly, that's obvious. But do you want the US government in control of those companies or their content? What about when there's a democrat in charge? Seems dangerous..</p> <p>The CBO released it's study on the minimum wage, and it wasn't good. Unless you're a liberal, in that case, it was great. Is it okay to trade a 5% gain in "Real family income" for 1.3 million people losing their jobs? Probably not. </p> <p>Subscribe to the podcast, and as always, visit </p> <p><a href= "http://www.goodmorningliberty.us">www.goodmorningliberty.us</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.bernielies.com">www.bernielies.com</a></p> <p> </p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
77 min
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If taxation is theft, "Corporate Welfare" isn't...
<p><strong>Please subscribe to the podcast!</strong></p> <p>What a discussion! We planned on talking about the CBO's study on the minimum wage, but we deviated into a conversation about the reality of corporate welfare. </p> <p>Let me ask you this. If taxation is theft, why would you propose a problems "solution" is to make sure someone is paying more taxes? </p> <p>If a thief is making their way through your neighborhood, taking $1,000 from each house, and your next door neighbor makes a deal for only $500 to be stolen, who is in the wrong? Would you suggest that this is "unfair?" Of course it is- but which party is responsible? Would you suggest that the solution is to make sure your neighbor pays the remaining $500?</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.bernielies.com">www.bernielies.com</a></p> <p> </p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
61 min
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AudiBlog: After studying the numbers, it's clea...
<p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _3_7DB blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _158eo _3_7DB"> The title is obviously outrageous, but if you read through to the end you might get the point.</p> <div class= "XzvDs _208Ie _3_7DB blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _158eo _3_7DB">  </div> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _3_7DB blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _158eo _3_7DB"> After the US Women's Soccer team won the 2019 FIFA World Cup, a chant of "equal pay" could be heard in the crowd. In addition to the emotionomics chant heard by the crowd, numerous news outlets including Vanity Fair, CNN, VOX, Splinter, and Business Insider led with misleading headlines about viewership in the Women's World Cup vs. the 2018 Men's World Cup. Let's break down the numbers to understand why this is another manufactured, and completely baseless complaint.</p> <div class= "XzvDs _208Ie _3_7DB blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _158eo _3_7DB">  </div> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _3_7DB blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _158eo _3_7DB"> The basic idea is that the US Women's team is being paid less for the same (or more) viewership as the US Men's soccer team. The official statement was that women's team is making only <a class= "_2qJYG blog-link-hashtag-color y_1_u" href= "https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/07/08/are-us-womens-soccer-players-really-earning-less-than-men/?utm_term=.265a05408d37" target="_blank" rel="noopener">40%</a> of what the men's team is paid.</p> <div class= "XzvDs _208Ie _3_7DB blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _158eo _3_7DB">  </div> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _3_7DB blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _158eo _3_7DB"> <strong>Let's talk about viewers</strong></p> <div class= "XzvDs _208Ie _3_7DB blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _158eo _3_7DB">  </div> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _3_7DB blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _158eo _3_7DB"> "The Women's World Cup ratings top Men's 2018 Championship Game by 22%"</p> <div class= "XzvDs _208Ie _3_7DB blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _158eo _3_7DB">  </div> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _3_7DB blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _158eo _3_7DB"> Here's the big difference. By big, I mean it is a massive, un-ignorable difference. The 22% win by the Women's team is talking about the viewership in the United States. This year, the Women's Cup garnered <a class="_2qJYG blog-link-hashtag-color y_1_u" href= "https://www.latimes.com/sports/soccer/la-sp-world-cup-tv-ratings-20190708-story.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">almost 15 million</a> TV viewers inside the US. That is, in fact, higher than the US viewers for the 2018 Men's cup. The problem?</p> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _3_7DB blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _158eo _3_7DB">  </p> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _3_7DB blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _158eo _3_7DB"> Read more at <a href= "https://www.goodmorningliberty.us/post/after-studying-the-numbers-it-s-clear-the-women-s-u-s-soccer-team-is-paid-too-much-money"> this link</a></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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AudiBlog: It might be out of pure hatred for Am...
<p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _3_7DB blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _158eo _3_7DB"> I'm a little late on this controversy, but if you didn't hear over the Independence Day break, <a class= "_2qJYG blog-link-hashtag-color y_1_u" href= "https://godfatherpolitics.com/nike-bans-betsy-ross-patriotic-flag-shoe-after-colin-kaepernick-complains/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Nike</a> pulled their release of a limited edition sneaker featuring the "Betsy Ross" American flag. You've seen this flag before. Any time I see this one I think of Mel Gibson waving the flag after taking the battlefield at the end of "The Patriot." That scene sticks out in my mind because it's also how I see myself every time I release one of these articles.</p> <div class= "XzvDs _208Ie _3_7DB blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _158eo _3_7DB">  </div> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _3_7DB blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _158eo _3_7DB"> The <a class="_2qJYG blog-link-hashtag-color y_1_u" href= "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betsy_Ross_flag" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Betsy Ross flag</a> was the original flag of the U.S.A. It featured the usual 13 stripes, but had a circle of 13 stars in the corner, both of which represented the original 13 colonies of America. This nearly forgotten antique flag was brought into the spotlight after Collin Kaepernick persuaded Nike to drop their "racist" design before bringing them to market in time for July 4th celebrations across the country. The basic idea being that the flag represented a time in U.S. history when slavery was the norm.</p> <div class="q2uC4"> <div class="_1Lhwj _34hgV image-container" data-hook="imageViewer"> <div class=""> </div> </div> </div> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _3_7DB blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _158eo _3_7DB"> There's one major problem with banning the use of Betsy's flag in today's society based on the fact that the U.S. was heavily involved in the slave trade at that time- <strong>So was every other major country.</strong></p> <div class= "XzvDs _208Ie _3_7DB blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _158eo _3_7DB">  </div> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _3_7DB blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _158eo _3_7DB"> I haven't heard many calls to ban the use of Great Britain's flag, Mexico's flag, France's flag, let alone the dozens of other flags still used by nations around the world. When you see Britain's flag, do you think of the hundreds (if not thousands) of years that country used slave labor?</p> <p>Read the rest at <a href= "https://www.goodmorningliberty.us/post/it-s-out-of-pure-hatred-for-america-that-nike-would-drop-the-betsy-ross-flag"> this link</a></p> <p> </p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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After studying the numbers, it's clear the US W...
<div class="_3uWjK" data-hook="post-description"> <div class="post-content__body"> <div class="_1mrg3"> <div class="kcuBq _36clV blog-post-page-font _2cNgp uatYj _2DgyF"> <div class="kaqlz _2pMCp blog-post-page-font css-wurfnm"> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _3_7DB blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _158eo _3_7DB"> The basic idea is that the US Women's team is being paid less for the same (or more) viewership as the US Men's soccer team. The official statement was that women's team is making only <a class= "_2qJYG blog-link-hashtag-color y_1_u" href= "https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/07/08/are-us-womens-soccer-players-really-earning-less-than-men/?utm_term=.265a05408d37" target="_blank" rel="noopener">40%</a> of what the men's team is paid.</p> <div class= "XzvDs _208Ie _3_7DB blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _158eo _3_7DB">  </div> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _3_7DB blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _158eo _3_7DB"> <strong>Let's talk about viewers</strong></p> <div class= "XzvDs _208Ie _3_7DB blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _158eo _3_7DB">  </div> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _3_7DB blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _158eo _3_7DB"> "The Women's World Cup ratings top Men's 2018 Championship Game by 22%"</p> <div class= "XzvDs _208Ie _3_7DB blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _158eo _3_7DB">  </div> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _3_7DB blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _158eo _3_7DB"> Here's the big difference. By big, I mean it is a massive, un-ignorable difference. The 22% win by the Women's team is talking about the viewership in the United States. This year, the Women's Cup garnered <a class="_2qJYG blog-link-hashtag-color y_1_u" href= "https://www.latimes.com/sports/soccer/la-sp-world-cup-tv-ratings-20190708-story.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">almost 15 million</a> TV viewers inside the US. That is, in fact, higher than the US viewers for the 2018 Men's cup. The problem? The Men's US soccer team was not in the 2018 World Cup Championship. Actually, they didn't even qualify for the 2018 World Cup tournament itself. The 2018 Men's World Cup Championship was between France and Croatia. These websites are actually comparing US viewership for the Women's game that featured a US team playing, and a game that did not involve the US Men's team- to make the case that the US Women's team is comparable to the US Men's team in TV audience.</p> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _3_7DB blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _158eo _3_7DB">  </p> <div class= "XzvDs _208Ie _3_7DB blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _158eo _3_7DB"> Read more at <a href= "https://www.goodmorningliberty.us/post/after-studying-the-numbers-it-s-clear-the-women-s-u-s-soccer-team-is-paid-too-much-money"> this link</a> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="x_VfD"> </div> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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Let's discuss Justin Amash, Collin Kaepernick, ...
<p>I pledge allegiance to the Republican Party.. Oh wait, that's not it.. </p> <p>Today we talk about Justin Amash and his recent announcement. Mainly we'll discuss some of the insane comments we've seen made by Republicans, and yes, even President Trump. </p> <p>If your number one goal is to protect the constitution and to further individual liberty, how is it a good thing that Amash is no longer a part of your party? He happens to hold a 100% rating from FreedomWorks, and a 94% on the Freedom Index when it comes to voting in accordance with the US Constitution. This puts him well above most Republicans, but maybe that's not what a Republican is anymore. It seems that they are more concerned with allegiance to the party and the President than allegiance to the Constitution. </p> <p>We'll also take on the controversy surrounding NIKE and their recent decision to ban the "Betsy Ross" flag from their shoe designs. Citing "racism" and "slavery" as the reasons for this decision. </p> <p>What about all the other countries that held slaves in that time period? Are we going to ban the British "Union Jack" as well?</p> <p>As always, please subscribe to the podcast, and tell friend. </p> <p><a href= "http://www.goodmorningliberty.us">www.goodmorningliberty.us</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.bernielies.com">www.bernielies.com</a></p> <p> </p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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Audiblog: The Nazis blamed the bankers, store o...
<p>This is a quick five minute history on the collapse of the Weimar Republic- which was another name for "Germany" before WWII. When inflation hit 80 billion percent in just 3 years, the German government needed a scapegoat. As usual throughout history, they found it easy to blame those that were doing better than others for the cause of the rest of the nations woes. Those that were doing better than others were better know as "Jewish."</p> <p> </p> <p><a href= "http://www.goodmorningliberty.us">www.goodmorningliberty.us</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.bernielies.com">www.bernielies.com</a></p> <p> </p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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Audiblog: How hatred for 'the rich' killed mill...
<p>This is a short history of the "Kulaks." A "Kulak" was the name for a wealthy peasant in 1920's Russia. They were the farmers. Even having an acre or two more, or one more cow, would get you the label of Kulak. When times were rough, Lenin and Stalin pointed the masses to the Kulaks as the reason for all their suffrage.</p> <p>What happened next was the inevitable ending of class warfare. It is the implied logical conclusion that comes from pointing at one class and saying that they are to blame for your problems.</p> <p>Almost a million Kulaks were murdered. Here's how insane this ideology is- The Kulaks were the ones that knew how to grow food. In the famine that followed the destruction of the Kulaks, upwards of six million people starved to death. </p> <p>This ideology breeds such blind hatred for those who have more, that they never thought to ask "where will we get our food?" before killing an entire class of people. </p> <p> </p> <p><a href= "http://www.goodmorningliberty.us">www.goodmorningliberty.us</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.bernielies.com">www.bernielies.com</a></p> <p> </p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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The Declaration of Independence. We break it do...
<div align="center"><span style= "font-size: x-large;">I</span><span style= "font-size: large;">N</span> <span style= "font-size: x-large;">CONGRESS, J</span><span style= "font-size: large;">ULY 4, 1776</span></div> <div align="center"><span style="font-size: large;">The unanimous Declaration</span> <span style="font-size: small;">of the thirteen united</span> <span style="font-size: large;">States of America</span></div> <p><br /> When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.</p> <p>We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.</p> <p>He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.</p> <p>He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.</p> <p>He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.</p> <p>He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.</p> <p>He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.</p> <p>He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.</p> <p>He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.</p> <p>He has obstructed t --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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