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Episode-1314- How Most Americans are Little more than Proud Slaves

Are You Proud of Your Chains Slave?

Are You Proud of Your Chains Slave?

I try to focus on the solutions here 99% of the time, vs. the problems.  The issue though is many listeners are often frustrated by my comments like “politics no longer matter especially at the federal level.

They feel if everyone felt that way there would be no checks left on the system.  To a degree they have a point, I will acknowledge this today and tell you why it still doesn’t matter.

Still others are frustrated by those they love and care about who are not willing to “wake up” and simply become just a little bit self reliant.  They simply have done so themselves, they know how great it feels and they can’t understand why others will not take at least that first step.  It becomes very hard to understand why so many continue to exist as dumbed down cogs in the system and can’t even fix say their own flat tire.

The truth?  We are a nation of slaves!  We are slaves to…

  • Exceptionalism Ideology
  • Debt
  • Taxes
  • Class Structures
  • Racial Bias
  • And Above All Fear

We are a nation of slaves, slaves that have built our own prison walls, our own cells and slaves that even manage our own “work release” programs.  We are slaves who not only have forged and crafted our own chains, we actually are proud of them and polish their shackles to a high shine.

This sounds insane but there are two reasons I felt it was time to do this show.

  1. You will never achieve your freedom unless you first acknowledge your slavery
  2. You will never understand why many cling to ignorance until you understand that they currently fear freedom

What I am saying really is that even though we are delving into the “problem” today we are actually still focused on the solution.  Hold on and strap in this won’t be a feel good episode but in the end it still might make you feel good, I mean freedom feels good.

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Episode-1295- Jeffrey Tucker of Liberty.me

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Jeffrey Tucker is CEO of Liberty.me and publisher of Laissez Faire Books. Tucker is also a Distinguished Fellow of the Foundation for Economic Education, an adjunct scholar with the Mackinac Center for Public Policy and an Acton University faculty member.  He is past editorial vice president of the Ludwig von Mises Institute and past editor for the institute’s website, Mises.org.

Jeffery joins me today to discuss, bitcoin, digital cities, the bright future of liberty, freedom as a do it yourself project.  Few people I have met are as articulate as Mr. Tucker when it comes to explaining why government should never be trusted with money, the way I heard him put it during one speech was,

“The government should not be trusted with money,…….ever,……., under any circumstances,………at all,………ever,……..as in never.”

I laughed at that but I also agree more and more every day with the premise.  It is funny that two people as different as Jeffery and I have actually walked such a similar ideological path, from conservative, to libertarian to the edge of anarchist simply do to observation of government malice.

We have also both walked a path from financial reformist, to gold standard supporter to abolishing all government currency in favor of private market exchange and embracing the hope represented by digital currencies.

Join us today for a enjoyable discussion on freedom, economics and changing society though individual and voluntary group action.

WARNING – If you support big government solutions of any kind, your head may explode during this episode!

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Episode-1238- Jenna Woginrich from The One Woman Farm

Jenna Woginrich - Of The One Woman Farm

Jenna Woginrich – Of The One Woman Farm

Jenna Woginrich is an author, homesteader, archer, and falconer-in-training. Two summers ago she left her corporate office gig to focus on the farm full-time and now runs a 6.5 acre homestead by herself south of the Adirondacks in Washington County, NY.

There she grows most of her own food; raises her own meat, dairy, veggies and eggs with the aid of animal power. Horses pull firewood from the forest, a sheepdog manages the livestock, hawks are trained to take small game, and carts and saddles are used as much as her dented pickup truck.

She’s passionate about self-reliance, martial arts, hunting, tracking, horses, and traditional and country skills. She’s also the business owner of Cold Antler Farm, an educational homestead where people travel from all over the world to take classes in everything from beginner fiddle to herbalism.

Her new book, One Woman Farm, has been described as follows by Joel Salatin, “Read this book to learn why farmsteads need to be loved.  Jenna’s One-Woman Farm is a jewel: small and lustrous.”

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Brink of Freedom

Brink of Freedom is now up and running, and TSP listeners are the first in line to witness its launch. BOF is a new social website for preppers, and is where my intern, Josiah Wallingford, will be posting all of his experiences, videos, and pictures during the internship. He already has an extensive assortment of content lined up and will begin posting tonight.

The main focal point of Brink of Freedom is the ability to create specialized groups for people with similar interests, and also provide the ability to establish connections with other preppers. Furthermore, you will get an in depth look at the cool content that Josiah is collecting while he is here. TSP has the opportunity to get into Brink of Freedom first and mold it into a great resource for future preppers. No promoting will be done for the website for the first two months of it’s unveiling. This means we have first access. I am personally overseeing the development of this site with Josiah in order to ensure it is right for our community.

The site is still in its earliest stages, so improvements may need to be made. If you are having issues with the site or have recommendations for the site, use it’s “Contact Us” form so that both Josiah and myself know about it. Josiah is looking for graphical design for the site, so if you are interested in helping out let us know.

Please, get over to BrinkofFreedom.net and start creating groups and connecting with people.

Episode-1176- Shawn Hipskind – Libertarian Candidate for Arkansas Governor

Shawn Hipskind and Family

Shawn Hipskind and Family

I am joined today but the first ever political candidate on TSP.  Shawn Hipskind my long time friend is running for Governor of the State of Arkansas as a Libertarian.  Shawn’s real goal isn’t so much winning but to bring awareness to problems in our political system, how votes are bought and paid for and the concept of zero dollar campaigns.

I want to warn some of our audience that today you are likely to hear many things you disagree with.  Specifically on many libertarian issues like the use of force, the war on drugs and gay marriage.  Note that no one is trying to convince you of anything, frankly no one is trying to tell anyone here how to live their lives.  What we are simply asking is that you at least consider some of these concepts in a new light.

Not interfering with another individuals natural rights does not mean your endorsement of their decision as to how to exercise said rights.  If you want to learn more about official positions of the Libertarian Party you can do so at LP.org.

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Episode-1131- Melanie Sorrentino on Tiny Houses

Melanie's Husband and their Tiny House

Melanie’s Husband and Their Tiny House

When Melanie Sorrentino and her husband was 26 & and 24 respectively they saved $24,000 in 18 months. This was while her husband was making $10 an hour and she was waitressing in Dallas. They went from spending 100% of our money to saving enough money to buy our tiny house and land.  Amazingly after all that they ended up having to help family with most of that savings.

Despite the set back, they pressed on.  They now own 4.7 acres in the Ozarks of Arkansas and live full time in their tine 150sqft home in the woods.  They are now establishing the homestead, adding livestock, creating a small business and live life in a truly free way.

Melanie joins us today to discuss  how they live comfortably in a tiny home with no plumbing and have transitioned from city live to life on a homestead.

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Episode-985- From Pawn to Personal Sovereignty

If You Wish to be Free - First Understand You are a Pawn

If You Wish to be Free – First Understand You are a Pawn

I chose the title today in spite of the wackos at the fringe of the “sovereign citizen movement”, not because of them.  In may ways those people have polluted the concept of personal sovereignty but no other phrase really applies to what I want to discuss with you today.

Personal sovereignty basically means “self ownership” and as such is much larger then any political statement.  Someone who truly lives their life based on self ownership must carry far more responsibility then just telling others that they won’t do as commanded.  The individual sovereign much accept that if they fail the failure is theirs and it will be up to them to get up and try again.  They realize any help by any other party will be voluntarily and not something they are entitled to.

They will carry a burden that due to this they must also have a responsibility to help others in need, to do what is right for simply the sake of right.  They can’t rely on others to tell them when to give, what to give, how much to give or who deserves their help.  They must be responsible for themselves, their families, their communities and their nation as a whole.  The problem is today, most people even those who believe they are “free” are pawns on a giant chess board.  Just as the drug addict must first admit to being a drug addict before he can become free of drugs, so must we admit first that we are pawns if we wish to claim our birth rights of personal sovereignty.

Join Me Today As I Discuss…

  • The blog post that led to this
  • What our nation claims to be vs. what it is
  • Why you must first accept you are a pawn if you want to be free
  • Why you have to let go of all dogmatic beliefs when they are proven false
  • What is personal sovereignty
  • What are your responsibilities as someone who owns yourself
  • How do you break the chains that keep you on the game board
  • What hope do we have if we indeed are all pawns?  A lot!

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Episode-849- Liberty is Alive and Well

I spend a lot of time on “individual liberty”.  I do so because I think the tide to turn government is so deep that it will take decades or longer to really change things.  Until such time I refuse to live in oppression so I have and will always teach that when it comes to liberty like many things, what you do matters is the number one component to success.

However being in New Hampshire for a few days with the crazy, radical, libertarian folks that call themselves the “Free Staters” has given me renewed hope as I watch how they are making progress at the personal level as well as at a systemic level.  Each member does their own thing, some are inside the system, some fully outside and others such as myself are working a bit in both worlds.

Join me Today as I Discuss…

  • Yes I am still a minarchist but have no further need to debate anarchists
  • You really can make a change at the state level
    • Over 12 State Reps are Freestaters
    • Many more backed by the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance
    • Over 1,000 people have moved as part of the FSP
  • Competing Currencies are Alive and Well
    • Lots of AOCS currency was in place
    • I understand bitcoin a lot better now
    • Shire Silver is onto something
    • TSP Copper will be back soon with even more options
  • People are waking up
    • Photography and video are making LEOs accountable
    • The local/real/etc food movement is hitting a critical mass
    • Many Free Staters were really taken in by “modern survivalism”
    • People in the FSP have each others back – BIG TIME
  • The impact on me
    • I likely won’t ever move to NH, but it could happen
    • My determination to fight is stronger than ever
    • My receptiveness to competing ideas is more open than ever
    • My view on currency isn’t different, it has however, expanded
    • The FSP is not “sponsored by” TSP
    • I will be back in NH next year

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Episode-653- Thirteen Interesting Facts About Liberty

Today we examine liberty to truly understand what we are working for with self sufficient lifestyles.  Liberty seems like a simple concept at first, are you free or not?  But what really defines freedom, what really is the difference between liberty and captivity and are their shades of gray that deceive us?

Join me today as we discuss these thirteen facts about liberty…

  1. Liberty can not exist in a pure democracy
  2. Liberty can not be defined except by the one experiencing it
  3. Government can not create liberty only defend it
  4. Liberty is about equal opportunity not equal results
  5. Liberty must be defended by the individual
  6. Liberty is a right that comes with many responsibilities
  7. Liberty can be frightening
  8. Liberty isn’t getting everything you want
  9. Liberty isn’t always “pretty”
  10. Liberty requires an crime to have a victim
  11. Liberty means others will do things you don’t like
  12. We are not born into liberty, we are born into captivity
  13. Liberty is something we grow into

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Episode-602- Stewart Rhodes Founder of Oath Keepers on Restoring the Republic

Today Stewart Rhodes founder of Oath Keepers joins us on The Survival Podcast to discuss the fight to restore our Constitutional Republic to its roots.

Oath Keepers is a non-partisan association of currently serving and prior service military, peace officers, and firefighters who will fulfill the oath they swore to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, so help us God.

Oath Keepers believes that our oath is to the Constitution, not to the politicians, and will not obey unconstitutional (and thus illegal) and immoral orders, such as orders to disarm the American people or to place them under martial law and deprive them of their ancient right to jury trial.

The Oath Keepers have drawn a line in the sand. They will not “just follow orders.” The Oath Keeper motto is “Not on our watch!”

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