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We Are Libertarians with Chris Spangle

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We Are Libertarians helps you sound smarter while talking to your friends. Our goal is to help you understand national and local government as well as politics and policies from an independent point of view. We examine current events from a libertarian perspective while treating modern politics with all of the irreverence it deserves. We toss out the screaming heads, put people before political parties, and give context to the news to make you think. Our host is Chris Spangle, a fifteen year veteran of politics and media. He leads a discussion amongst friends and high-profile guests that span the libertarian spectrum of thought. Founded in 2012, the main podcast posts on Wednesdays with a shorter daily episode the other days.
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Chris Spangle, Harry Price, and Rhinehold discuss Trump's recent decision to shift troops in Syria to allow Turkey to invade Kurdish territory in Syria. Who are the Kurds? Was this a betrayal of a faithful ally? Is Trump acting without correctly? Are we pulling out of Syria? We answer all of these questions. Show Noteshttps://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Kurds.pdf Time Stamps00:14:07 - Overview of the Turk-Kurd Situation00:41:57 - Who are the Kurds?00:57:06 - Kurds and ISIS01:05:06 - Trump Pulls Out01:44:47 - Where are we now?Companion Episodes357: War with Iran - https://wal.fireside.fm/586 203: Serious about Syrians - https://wal.fireside.fm/268 CSS 13: More Misery in Syria - https://wal.fireside.fm/661 281: Syria, FBI Raid, Knife Control - https://wal.fireside.fm/389 329: Why World War I Still Matters - https://wal.fireside.fm/474 372: A Theory of the Kennedy Assassination - https://wal.fireside.fm/619 ArticlesUS troops believe Turkey deliberately fired artillery at an American commando outpost in Syria - https://www.militarytimes.com/2019/10/13/us-troops-believe-turkey-deliberately-fired-artillery-at-an-american-commando-outpost-in-syria/ US troops believe Turkey deliberately fired artillery at an American commando outpost in Syria - https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/10/kurdish-syrian-turkish-ironies/ Turkey and the Kurds: It’s More Complicated Than You Think - https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/10/turkey-and-the-kurds-its-more-complicated-than-you-think/ Another Interventionist “Success” Story - https://www.fff.org/2019/10/15/another-interventionist-success-story/ Trump Changes His Mind About Turkey and Hopes Steel Tariffs Will Stop the Slaughter - https://reason.com/2019/10/15/trump-changes-his-mind-about-turkey-and-hopes-steel-tariffs-will-stop-the-slaughter/ This Time the Yanks Are Deadly Serious - https://www.theamericanconservative.com/buchanan/this-time-the-yanks-are-deadly-serious/ Is Trump At Last Ending Our ‘Endless Wars’? - https://buchanan.org/blog/is-trump-at-last-ending-our-endless-wars-137583 Is the Interventionists’ Era Over for Good? - https://buchanan.org/blog/is-the-interventionists-era-over-for-good-137617 Is the U.S. Betraying Its Kurdish Allies? - https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/08/podcasts/the-daily/trump-turkey-kurds-syria.html? The Story of a Kurdish General - https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/14/podcasts/the-daily/kurds-syria-turkey-ISIS.html Tom Woods Ep. 1510 Syria, Trump, and the Kurds: Scott Horton Tells the Story - https://tomwoods.com/ep-1510-syria-trump-and-the-kurds-scott-horton-tells-the-story/
While in Dallas, Chris Spangle took a tour of Dealey Plaza with Robin Brown of JFK Custom Tours. It was so entertaining, that he decided to invite Robin on the show to lay out what he believes happened on November 22, 1963. We spend a great deal of time discussing the rise of defense contractors and the CIA in the early days of the Cold War. Then Robin explains his theory on the why, how, and who of President John F. Kennedy's murder. Visit Robin's website at https://www.jfkcustomtours.com/. Disclaimer: I really have no idea what happened to President Kennedy, and by having Robin on I am not endorsing his ideas. Much of the history on the establishment of that period we share is absolutely true, and most facts on the assassination he shared did check out. I don't know what happened. I just found him to be a fun person you'd enjoy. Come to your own conclusions. - Chris Spangle Spangle's photos and videos from Dallas - https://www.facebook.com/chris.spangle/media_set?set=a.10104575098003994Documentary recommendation - Coup in CamelotBook recommendation - JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters by James W. Douglass Time Stamps00:11:38 - Who Is Robin Brown?00:27:55 - Rise of the Military Industrial Complex01:32:52 - What Happened on 11-22-63?
Comedian, actor, and podcaster Frank Caliendo joins Chris Spangle to discuss fame and its effect on society, how social media has changed comedy, and the complications of free speech in modern media. Get all of Frank's podcasts at https://www.frankpods.com/.
Chris Spangle, Rhinehold, and Tricia Stuart continue the second and final part of policing in America. They discuss the fourth amendment, civil asset forfeiture, and public attitudes towards the police.Part 1 - https://wearelibertarians.com/368-policing-in-america-part-1/Show Notes - https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Policing.pdfVideo - https://youtu.be/ooNZ3Or6bnMTime StampsHistory of 4th Amendment - 00:16:06Civil Asset Forfeiture - 00:27:30Public Sentiment Towards Police - 00:57:51Police On Their Own Job - 00:1:12:01
In the "The Swamp, Explained" series, Chris Spangle and Rob Quartel go in-depth on how Washington works. President Trump has fired John Bolton. We debate if Bolton is the last Wilsonian hawk in the White House. Rob shares where he was on 9-11, and we examine how the world has changed over 18 years. Follow Rob on twitter: @RobQuartel (https://twitter.com/RobQuartel). Check out Rob's resume here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-quartel-5291553/ Have questions for Rob? Email us - editor@wearelibertarians.com
Chris Spangle, Harry Price, Rhinehold, and Tricia Stuart discuss how policing in America developed and where it stands at this moment.Show Notes: https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Policing.pdfMilitarization of Police Departments with Radley Balko: https://wal.fireside.fm/113Video: https://youtu.be/hOL_PQUURqM Time StampsDeclaring our Biases on Police - 00:13:48Brief History of Policing - 00:21:21Current Role of Policing in America - 00:32:32Militarization of Police - 00:58:03
Chris Spangle, Harry Price, and Travis McCurry discuss Dave Chappelle's latest Netflix comedy special 'Sticks and Stones' and why it has struck such a chord. They also discuss the recent straight pride parade and the rise of white identity politics. Time StampsDave Chappelle - 00:19:13Straight Pride - 01:03:50
Chris Spangle examines if there is a recession on the way and what could be causing one. Show Notes and Charts: https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Economy.pdf
The Swamp, Explained" series, Chris Spangle and Rob Quartel go in-depth on how Washington works. In this episode, we discuss Trump's wild week where he proposed buying Greenland and accepted the title 'King of the Jews.' Joe Walsh is getting into the Presidential race, and we discuss a few more that might. We look at Nixon's price controls and how it relates to the tariff fight. We also touch on the possibility of a recession. Get the Swamp Explained Podcast Feed: https://swamp.fireside.fm/
Chris Spangle, Harry Price, and James Nease continue the conversation on mass shootings and violence. Nease is an original member of 4Chan and spends time in the type of online communities that are being discussed. We discuss the role that misogyny and racism play in the thinking of someone like the El Paso shooter. Video: https://youtu.be/T5djw475PIw Companion Episodes347: What is 4Chan? Explaining Internet Trolling Culture - https://wearelibertarians.com/wal-347-what-is-4chan-explaining-internet-trolling-culture/363: Quitting Opioids, Shootings in El Paso and Dayton - https://wal.fireside.fm/608268: Is There a Solution to School Shootings? - https://wal.fireside.fm/374270: Myths and Truths of School Shootings, Billy Graham - https://wal.fireside.fm/377291: Suicide and Depression - https://wal.fireside.fm/40322: What Causes Someone to Become a Mass Shooter? - https://chrisspangleshow.fireside.fm/85349: Surviving R Kelly, Human Trafficking, and Domestic Violence - https://wal.fireside.fm/544326: The Swamp Explained - Political Violence Now vs. 60s, Is Trump Draining the Swamp? - https://wal.fireside.fm/457The Cost 2: Amanda's Story - The Reality of Domestic Violence - https://wal.fireside.fm/399ArticlesAgainst Libertarian Brutalism - https://fee.org/articles/against-libertarian-brutalism/What Explains the Brutalism Uproar? - http://libertarianstandard.com/2014/03/18/what-explains-the-brutalism-uproar/An Aesthetic of Liberty - https://fee.org/articles/an-aesthetic-of-liberty/A Critique of 'Against Libertarian Brutalism' - http://www.strike-the-root.com/critique-of-against-libertarian-brutalismIn Defense of Libertarian Brutalism - https://www.takimag.com/article/indefenseoflibertarianbrutalismkathyshaidle/
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Shannon OC

Chris - I'm sad to see this show go. I only recently came to the realization that I've been eating up Leftist propaganda as truth for most of my life, and after several weeks of research and meditation, I came out the other side a Libertarian. I think what you're offering is important and sorely lacking in today's highly polarized world. It's hard to see where the truth is, when you're fed half stories colored with a particular narrative through most of the "news" and media behemoths. This show has had a tremendous impact on me in a very short period of time, and I really appreciate the effort and passion you sew into each episode. So anyway, thank you, and God speed. I can't wait to hear your next project.

Jul 7th
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Bennett D

In the words of Viktor Frankl - "a man's suffering is similar to the behavior of a gas. If a certain quantity of gas is pumped into an empty chamber, it will fill the chamber completely and evenly, no matter how big the chamber. Thus suffering completely fills the human soul and conscious mind, no matter whether the suffering is great or little. Therefore the "size" of human suffering is absolutely relative."

Jun 20th
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Bennett D

So what I'm getting is this: Mutualism: Good for running companies Capitalism: Good for running countries

Jun 3rd
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