Good Morning Liberty

Two business owners and former touring musicians bring you a unique take on news, politics, and how to pursue a meaningful life in the most Libertarian way possible. “Nate and Charlie explain politics and economics in a digestible fashion, and they’re also funny as h___!” We don’t just complain about the world’s problems, we offer real libertarian solutions that are easy to understand, and even easier to implement. New episodes every single day of the week!

024: March For Our Lives...From Spending
<p>In lighter news, in today's show, Stormy Daniels defied her agreement with President Trump and told her story on 60 Minutes. I'm not sure why that's even news, but to each their own, we guess. Apparently, the Donald, or as we like to call him, Tariff Daddy, was reading and talking about himself when he made the cover of Time Magazine, and she took that magazine and spanked him with it. This was 11 years ago. Did anyone think that Trump wasn't going to cheat on his 4th wife. Or 8th wife - I'm not sure; I lost count.</p> <p>Hundreds of thousands of kids took to the streets in protest, in what they called the "March for our Lives" this past weekend. Where did they come up with that name? How original is that? Oh yeah, there's already a protest called "March for Life." Real clever, teenagers. It must have taken your parents a long time to come up with that one.</p> <p>Is anyone taking these kids seriously besides the left spun media? Are we really trying to listen to the same teenagers that were eating laundry detergent a mere 3 weeks ago? The Tide Pod eating craze was so popular, it forced Democrats to advocate for laws trying to compel companies not to make laundry detergent so appetizing. Seriously. And we are supposed to listen to them about policy and the natural right to protect yourself?</p> <p>Your "Republican" President signed a $1.3 Trillion spending plan on Friday. Sounds real conservative. Charlie gets heated in this discussion. In fact, Jon calls him Rush Limbaugh at the end because the rant was fire! How is it, that "conservatives" in power pass the second largest spending bill in United States history? And the President has the gall to say, "I'm never signing another bill like this." Then why did you sign that one!? I'll never understand that logic. Oh, and we will have to make another episode about abortion and Planned Parenthood, but in case you didn't know, yes, it still received it's $500 million in funding from the Federal Government. Can we stop voting in these clowns?</p> <p>Join the conversation!</p> <p>Good Morning Liberty</p> <p>This week's Whiskey of the Week is Bird Dog! Not quite in the Hall of Shame, but it was close. </p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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023: Trump Proclaims Death Penalty For Getting ...
<p>Another Libertarian show talking about drugs... Except this one is different! It's time to have a real conversation about drugs. Drugs are bad. Heroine destroys lives. The opioid crisis is real. Trump and his administration's plan is horrible. Here's why.</p> <p>In a speech, President Trump talked about being tough of drug dealers and drug traffickers. In fact, he called for the death penalty. Now, whatever your feelings are about drugs or this black market business, calling for the death penalty doesn't solve this problem. What is this? 1400 England? Do we have a king shouting, "OFF WITH YOUR HEAD?" </p> <p>The fact remains, prohibition doesn't work. It never has and it never will. Building walls, locking people up, and instituting a death penalty, will not curb the issue that we see. History proves that prohibition didn't work with alcohol, and the last 50 years proves that the drug war hasn't worked either.</p> <p>What do we do about the violence, drug overdoses, and the $340 billion dollar black market of illicit drugs? Believe it or not, legalize them! Just because something is legal doesn't mean you have to do it. Plus, don't you own yourself? Can you decide what goes into your body, or does the government get to decide that?</p> <p>Good Morning Liberty</p> <p>This week's Whiskey of the Week is Russell's Reserve Single Barrel. A delectable, spicy, sipping whiskey.</p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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022: Why Profit Isn't Greedy or Evil
<p>Jon made the ultimate libertarian mistake last episode and talked about the Federal Reserve being a for profit corporation like profit was a bad thing. But have no fear! Mistakes allow you to expand on your intent and it brings you the newest episode on why profit is a good thing.</p> <p>First things first, what is profit? What is money? Well, money is just a representation of value to trade with others. Profit is trading to get excess value to trade for additional things that are needed or wanted. We get in depth on basic economic principles of money and the profit motive.</p> <p>The profit motive is what drive efficiency an innovation. The greatest things in life have come from people looking for ways to make life better, easier, and more comfortable all due to wanting to make profit.</p> <p>Milton Friedman said, "It's always the other fellow whose greedy. It's never any of us." Whether or not you are a business owner, everyone tries to make as much money as possible for the least amount of work. When you interview for a job, you want the highest salary possible.</p> <p>Apple, Uber, Ford, Space X, Facebook and Amazon are just a few companies that have given us examples of how profit has improved everyone's lives. Henry Ford, Steve Jobs, and Ellon Musk are all epitomes of visionaries driven by making a profit.</p> <p>Listen in and let us know what you think! Help spread this message!</p> <p>Good Morning Liberty</p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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021: Why You Should Want The Government To Audi...
<p>I think it goes without saying that we believe in less government intervention here on Good Morning Liberty. So why is it that we should cheer on Rand Paul for wanting to audit the Federal Reserve? What is the Federal Reserve? We answer these questions and much more in this in depth episode. It's important to understand economics and financial institutions, because it's affecting your life more than you think. What if you could purchase 8% more groceries, gas, or clothes in your life? Would that drastically improve your situation?</p> <p>Dr. Ben Carson, President Trump's Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, has supposedly lobotomized HUD. Basically, Carson sees a different direction for those that are dependent on HUD. He believes that people have a poverty mindset, and instead of continuing to just house them, we should work to help move them out of poverty. Dr. Carson didn't even fight to not decrease the HUD's budget. This is a good thing, and we explain why.</p> <p>Follow us on Twitter for Trolling with Nate!</p> <p>Good Morning Liberty</p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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020: Even Libertarian Show Hosts Fall Down The ...
<p>Those that don't know history are destined to repeat it. Several have said this, but I believe this specific quote comes from Edmund Burke. It's a powerful statement, really. How quickly can humankind forget events that have so negatively impacted them? This phenomenon spans many issues, but in today's episode, we discuss some more gun debate and we are high on tariff watch.</p> <p>President Donald Trump has announced on social media and other outlets, that a steel and aluminum tariff are coming. This is part of his America First agenda. Really, it's a way to stir up his base. However, this doesn't put America First. It only benefits a very minute sector of American industries and could be costly to every other American. As I mentioned before about history, one only has to look to the 1930's to understand why tariff's like this are an atrocity. That time period was the last time that America exported more than it imported. It wasn't a good time. Don't be fooled. Listen in and hear why this is bad news for everyone.</p> <p>We hated to do this, but a gentleman we really admire on the show, and listen to his show all the time, the Jason Stapleton Program, has gone back and forth with a listener about some different gun control measures. Shockingly, we didn't agree with what Jason had to say in regards to a position he was defending. Jason defends a stance that guns can be taken away from you in a restraining order type process, if your mom or relative petitions the court, before due process has taken place. We explain what constitutes due process as well as not wanting to give an inch to the gun grabbers. We have given enough inches, it's time to take back some of our liberties.</p> <p> </p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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019: The 2nd Amendment is About Protecting Your...
<p>It wasn't that long ago that the Bundy's and a bunch of ranchers in Nevada held off federal agents in a standoff. An overreaching, tyrannical branch of the federal government, the BLM, was deterred from trying to achieve theft of property by citizens with guns. This is why the 2nd amendment exists. </p> <p>The constitution is nothing new. A light bulb didn't go off in the founders' heads, and they drafted the constitution. It comes from over 600 years of experience of dealing with tyranny and oppressiveness. There's a specific reason the constitution is meant to limit government and protect natural rights for people.</p> <p>The King himself, Jon King, wasn't able to make this episode. He's out filming, so Nate and Charlie recorded in a makeshift home studio to bring this to you. We discuss some self responsibility, how to not be a victim, what it means to work for what you want, and some deeper personal stories.</p> <p> </p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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018: The Real Truth About Gun Control
<p>We're back! We have missed every single one of you. The flu struck Good Morning Liberty, but we have persevered! </p> <p>There's nothing easy to say about today's topic. The shooting in Parkland, Florida, was nothing but tragic. How did we get here? What's the answer? We discuss some possibilities surrounding the surge in school shootings over the last 20 years. Just a hint: there are no easy solutions.</p> <p>We know gun control won't work. There are over 300 million guns in America, and confiscation of those weapons would be impossible. Background checks are already required. It's already against the law for violent criminals to purchase or possess a gun. What can lawmakers do?</p> <p>As libertarians, we believe first and foremost in liberty and freedom. Above all, those principles are natural rights. That doesn't mean you can't be pro-life and pro-gun. Those two things can exist. This is a discussion you won't hear anywhere else, especially in the libertarian or conservative realms. Nate has an idea that could possibly take us on some steps to making kids safer, and allowing freedom to prevail.</p> <p> </p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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017: Stock Market Flash Crash and Bitcoin, FISA...
<p>We have a packed episode for you today! Lots of things happening on a Monday actually, for us to bring to you on this fine Tuesday.</p> <p>First things first, what's happening in the stock market? Whether or not you think it's Trump's fault, we tell you everything you need to know about the flash crash. Your Lispy Libertarian, Nate Thurston, watches the market every day. Bitcoin makes the market watch discussion as The Jon King chimes in with his Bitcoin losses by the second.</p> <p>At the end of last week, Republicans decided to declassify their Memo listing out a he-said, she-said version of FISA abuses. It's no surprise that Government is abusing it's power, especially when it comes to violating the fourth amendment. The real headline should focus on how Congressman Nunes, and the intelligence committee ilk, knew about what was happening and sat on the information while Congress voted overwhelmingly to expand and extend FISA power for another 6 years! Charlie gets heated in this one. </p> <p>Interesting story about restaurants and how tips will be divided among servers. Should the restaurant owner be able to collect all tips and then decide if he even wants to give them to the servers appropriately? The liberals make our taxation is theft case for us in this one!</p> <p>Every episode, we can't escape our tariff daddy, Trump. Apparently, there will be a tariff war between the EU and the USA. This is the last thing we need. Definitely the last thing Jon needs while still trying to build his house.</p> <p>Blue Cross Blue Shield, Anthem, in the state of Kentucky, denies a woman's ER claim because it was determined that her illness was not life threatening. Can an insurance do this? It sounds maddening and you're right, it is, but take note of the discussion then let us know your thoughts!</p> <p>Email us: <a href= "mailto:info@the"></a></p> <p>Twitter: @bigfreedomshow</p> <p>This week's Whiskey of the Week is stellar! Colonel E.H. Taylor. One of our favorites.</p> <p>Please subscribe and share the show! This can't be done without you and we can't thank you enough for sharing this with your friends!</p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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016: The Huge, Big League State of the Union Fr...
<p>Most of you were probably like me, and didn’t watch the State of the Union Tuesday night. Jon did, but Nate and Charlie went to a hockey game instead. Of course, we watched/caught highlights, just for you! We have the good, the bad, the sad, the ugly, the huge, the bigly, but most importantly, the truth. </p> <p>Taxes, roads, military, jobs, DACA, Trump’s Twitter and more! We cover the whole thing so you’re caught up. If Trump did one thing really well, it was telling emotional stories. So much so, that 75% of Americans liked his speech according to a cbs poll.</p> <p>We even throw some crypto currency and bitcoin discussion into the mix of today’s show. You can now purchase bitcoin through the cash app. Nate and Jon will tell you how much they’ve lost.</p> <p>If you want to go to a hockey game, hit us up!</p> <p><a href= ""></a></p> <p>Twitter: @bigfreedomshow</p> <p> </p> <p>Music: It's Not Over 'Til The Bossa Nova by Shane Ivers -</p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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015: Nashville Government Says They Have The Au...
<p>It's no shock that any form of Government loves power. Nashville's Metro Council is no exception. The city has decided that non-owner occupied short term rentals will be phased out. One councilwoman proclaims that they have a precedent and the authority. Is this just hotels not liking competition, or is there a real problem with homeowners using Airbnb to rent their property? We have the discussion for you!</p> <p>Trolling with Nate is back! In this dramatic reading on Twitter, Nate gets a response by replying to Burger King and their "Whopper Neutrality." With a simple question, Nate is accused of favoring evil corporations. I don't want to spoil the ending, so you'll have to find out for yourself how this one ends...</p> <p>Follow us on Twitter: @bigfreedomshow</p> <p>Can there be a crime without a victim? This is a libertarian discussion you won't find anywhere else, seriously. The Federal Government wants to control drinking and driving. They want a national standard; to lower the DUI standards from .08 to .05. We don't advocate drinking and driving on The Big Freedom Show, but we may just have a solution for you.</p> <p>This week's Whiskey of the Week has been voted into the Hall of Shame! It's Angel's Envy. Overpriced for the quality in our view.</p> <p>Let us know your thoughts! <a href= ""></a></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p> </p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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014: Maybe the Government of Hawaii needs a Bor...
<p style="text-align: left;">If you needed more reasons to not trust the government, just ask the people of Hawaii about the emergency warning that a ballistic missle was headed their way and to seek shelter. Apparently it was an accident and it only took them 38 minutes to send the all clear signal. Only...</p> <p style="text-align: left;">What are your thoughts on a border wall? Is it necessary? We discuss if it's a good or bad thing, the cost, and if it should go up. Although there are probably wiser things to spend money on, we talk about why immigration wouldn't be so bad if we fixed the actual problem. The welfare state. I think Trump will probably get what he wants. Or the government will shut down. That sounds like a win to us!</p> <p style="text-align: left;">What was immigration like before 1914? Well, we will tell you! Someone tweeted about Trump's grandpa, Fredrick Trump, immigrating when he was 16 years old, and we explain why it is different than today's immigration.</p> <p style="text-align: left;">Apparantly Carrier is supposed to be in the business of getting people out of bad marriages. At least that's what some on the left would have you believe. Trump made the mistake of taking credit for Carrier staying in the US for a year, but they are going to go ahead and shut down that Carrier plant in Indiania. Those that work there and voted for Trump are now regretting their decision. This is why you should invest in yourself and not rely on politicians who don't care about you. </p> <p style="text-align: left;">We wrap things up continuing a necessary talk about self responsibility and why you should take some pride in yourself. If you're not relying on anyone else, you'll never be out of a job or dependent on certain things happening. </p> <p style="text-align: left;">Email us some questions and you might make it on the show.</p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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013: Redneck-enomics and poo-hole countries.
<p>Why does it always have to be the right versus the left? In this week's Trolling with Nate, Twitter users respond to the House GOP's announcement of how many bills it passed committee and sent to the Senate. We won't even ask the question of why they passed so many, or why there's a need to put on display that over 400 bills made it out of committee. Nate responds to someone in particular whom shouted that not one bill benefited the poor or middle class. The reading is dramatic! Somehow some people think that the rich don't pay any taxes...</p> <p>Trump can't stop giving the media exactly what it wants. More fuel to try and demean his character. Allegedly, Senator Dick Durbin said, that President Trump referred to Haiti and other African countries as sh*thole countries. Is he wrong? This leads us into an immigration discussion you won't find on Facebook.</p> <p>The House of Representatives has passed the extension of the FISA Act, which allows the government to continue to spy on Americans. This sounds like freedom and liberty... not! We do have some hope, as Rand Paul has mentioned that he will filibuster, and Trump tweeted negatively about it. Maybe Trump won't sign the bill if it makes it out of the Senate! Edward Snowden, the genius that told the American people of our government spying, mentions that if you don't care about privacy because you have nothing to hide is like saying you don't care about freedom of speech because you have nothing to say.</p> <p>Do you know what a stock buyback is? We break it down in simple numbers for you. Everyone benefits from this. Well, at least everyone that has some sort of retirement. Mutual fund, IRA, 401k, or pension, they all benefit from a stock buyback!</p> <p>In case you didn't know, we are from Nashville. So we give you a taste of our southern accents for fun! We give you our take of what aspect of liberty is most important! What aspect of liberty or freedom is most important to you? Let us know:</p> <p><strong></strong></p> <p>This week's Whiskey of the Week is Willett Rye Small Batch. 70% Rye!</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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012: Trump Pushes North Korea's Little Buttons,...
<p>Happy New Year! The Big Freedom Show is excited to be back and we have a packed episode to kick the new year off right. We have a lot of exciting things coming your way in 2018!</p> <p>President Trump is at it again on Twitter. He sent the media into a frenzy again. Apparently, Kim Jong Un mentioned in a New Year's speech that he has a nuclear button on his desk, and Trump responded by saying he has a much bigger nuclear button and his actually works. Obviously Trump is just firing up his base and Kim wants a seat at the table as a nuclear power. We discuss the non-aggression principle, how it applies, and whether or not a preemptive strike is a good idea.</p> <p> A new segment is upon us! Trolling with Nate! Each week, we will have a dramatic reading of Nate's passive aggressiveness on Twitter as he tries to get people to engage in conversation and teach them all about Liberty. We discuss another Twitter battle about Wal-Mart's wages and the fight for $15. Not surprisingly, the CEO pay wouldn't even put a dent in raising wages.</p> <p>Your favorite Tariff Daddy, Trump, can't get enough of punishing Canada. Jon dives into the new tariffs and how they are affecting business. Apparently the way to Make America Great Again, is to put other countries down. We talk about how this only hurts the American consumer.</p> <p>Finally, we talk about what a small government actually means. What did the founder's think? Government is a necessary evil, and if that's true, how do we actually fund it without stealing? All these questions and more are answered in this episode!</p> <p>Tune in and let us know what you think at <a href= ""></a></p> <p>This week's Whiskey of the Week is Weller Antique 107. Our highest rated bourbon to date!</p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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011: Should Idiots Be Allowed To Vote And Can ...
<p><strong><em>This week on The Big Freedom Show....</em></strong>We look at the story of a public internet utility that seems to be outcompeting the free market, and the outrage at taxpayer handouts to big telecom.  We also pose the question: Should every US citizen should have the right to vote? Is there a better way than our current system? <strong>What do you think?</strong></p> <p>E-Mail us at <a href= ""></a> to join the conversation! </p> <p>This weeks incredible whiskey of the week is <strong>Stagg Jr.</strong> from the legendary <strong>Buffalo Trace Distillery. </strong></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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009: Why net neutrality is the herpes of facebo...
Episode 9: Why net neutrality is the herpes of facebook, and we still like turkey. 11-28-17 On this Tuesday episode of The Big Freedom Show we discuss the never ending batch of Net Neutrality meme's and misnomers cropping up on social media, and learn how communism almost ruined Thanksgiving forever!  This weeks bourbon of the week is Russel's Reserve 10-Year from the great folks at Wild Turkey. --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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008: Net Neutrality and the weight of Sherman's...
Net Neutrality and the weight of Sherman's Hammer: This week on Good Morning Liberty we take a look at the real meaning of "Net Neutrality" and the origin of monopolies.  Our whiskey fo the week is Rare Breed by Wild Turkey. Happy Thanksgiving! --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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007: What is Good Morning Liberty? and Why it M...
From Jon finding liberty through Michael Badnarik's book, Good to be King, to Nate and Charlie growing up in trailers, and all hailing from a small town, this week's episode of Good Morning Liberty tells you our story. It illustrates why we believe in freedom, liberty, and limited government. We also discuss some taxes and a local Nashville story of how government officials can trample your property rights. Join us, as we discuss how government, economics, and ideas can bring you closer to freedom.I --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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005: Candy, eternal war and the real truth abou...
On this Halloween episode of the Good Morning Liberty, we break out the concept of never ending war, and look at the most popular alternatives to our current income tax system. --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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006: Pork, Protection, and Tarrifs oh my!
This weeks episode of Good Morning Liberty brings us a review of the Larceny bourbon, a breakdown the current state of tax reform, and dive deep on Tarrifs. --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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