Episode-269- The Issues Test, Where Do you Stand and Why?

I haven’t talked about much in the political sphere for a while and a lot is going on out there.  Rather then go into any single issue (down a rabbit hole) I though I would revisit this topic that I did originally about a year ago.   The key here is on any issue how should we examine and dissect it before we choose to back or oppose it?

The thing we must understand is as homesteaders, modern survivalists and self sufficiency advocates these things do effect us.  These are decisions that once made by our elected officials (that seem to think they are there to rule us instead of serve us) we are forced to live with them as our our children and our children’s children for many decades.

This information is to help you decide where you stand, not to make you think the way I do!

Tune in today to hear discussion on the following questions we should ask about any issue..

  • Will it effect me? (me meaning us, the average American)
  • Does it increase or decrease the power of government?
  • Is it Constitutional?
  • Does it make people that agree on 95% of issues fight amongst themselves?
  • What is it going to cost us? What is our ROI on it?
  • Who is paying for it?  Who benifits the most financially?
  • Is my personal prejudice or bias influencing my judgment on this?
  • What happens if we take this action?
  • What happens if we don’t do anything?
  • Does it set up the future potential for government intrusion in more areas?
  • Do I really need to be “for” or “against” this issue?
  • If we only focused on issues that “passed the test” what would be left?
  • How would that effect the ability of our government to bullshit us?
  • If everyone did this, would we know “what we believe” and “why we believe it”?

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10 Responses to Episode-269- The Issues Test, Where Do you Stand and Why?

  1. Rather than just “ROI” when evaluating something, the term I use is “net usefulness”. In other words, how will a policy create resources over and above the resources it consumes? ROI puts everything in terms of money, which is already putting one’s mindset under the influence of a System that thrives by lying about the value of money.

  2. Jack good show made me think little.I dont believe everything i see on tv the one thing that made me go hmm last night i was watching a ad about OBAMA and they called it OBAMAS VIETNAM are they making ref to NIXON when he inhereted a war or are they trying to blame it on him.

  3. Today’s Survival Show by Bob Mayne, who is this guy? What a rip off of TSP?

  4. Great show. I was impressed by your sticking your neck out to make the subject tangible. Thanks again.

  5. Jack
    Great show and stuff people need to hear. Most of us are indoctrinated with 12+ years (i.e. public schools) of government propaganda. It’s very difficult to get people to break out of that paradigm and start seeing “the state” for what it is – FORCE! In every other avenue of life whether it’s personal or business, one has to use persuasion to make a friend or make a sale. Wouldn’t it be nice to FORCE others to be your friend or buy your product? Threat probability from those who want to take our liberty may be greater than we realize – continue to fight the good fight!

  6. Insightful show Jack.

  7. Thank you for a great show! I love it when you delve into politics and current issues from a prepper’s perspective. It is particularly relevant in the times that we live in.

  8. Hey Jack,

    I just wanted to encourage you and thank you for this show. It was very thought provoking, and even got the attention of my wife!

    Many Thanks!

  9. As jefferson said, \"It neither breaks my leg nor picks my pocket.\" is how I try to judge any issue.
    I also never saw an expantion of federal power that I liked. I\’ve tried to point out the fact that the party in charge will change to some people, but no one seems to listen.

    Hopefully some will listen to Jack, he put it very well.

  10. Thank you Jack for ONCE AGAIN speaking MY mind.. I’ve shared a link to this audio with my friends and I hope they actually listen.