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Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 260.
Libertarian Party Chair Nick Sarwark and I discuss a potpourri of libertarian issues, such as minarchy vs. anarchy, libertarian “centralism” and the Fourteenth Amendment, and applications to abortion, gay (same sex) marriage, civil asset forfeiture and the like.
- Timbs vs. Indiana (2019)–recent Supreme Court civil asset forfeiture case
- Supreme Court rules against highway robbery through asset forfeiture
- Another neo-confederate, xenophobic racist…
- Healy on States’ Rights and Libertarian Centralists; Healy versus Bolick and the Institute for Justice
- The Libertarian Case Against the Fourteenth Amendment
The Embarrassing Fawning over the Criminal State by Regime Libertarians
- The Unique American Federal Government
- Various Kinsella posts criticizing “libertarian centralism“
Why does Sarwark say that the southern states tried to “illegally secede” (at 45:38) – what was illegal about it?
Around 54:00 he says that the concept of property rights is arbitrary and ahistorical. The ahistorical issue is debatable and irrelevant. But how does he figure they’re arbitrary – who else but the first owner of embordered land has a better claim to it?
Some Americans may have felt uneasy 35 years ago when DUI laws, DWI checkpoints, seatbelt laws, and car liability insurance laws were started, but most people felt that the experts must be right.
Pro-police state shows like “COPS” and “America’s Most Wanted” were then aired, neighborhood watch groups were formed, “get tough on crime” candidates were elected, and laws allowing mandatory minimums, IMBRA, 3 strikes laws, curfews, police militarization, teen boot camps, school metal detectors, private prisons, and chain gangs were enacted.
Nanny state smoking laws then started appearing.
When 9/11 happened, the Patriot Act was passed, NSA wiretapping, no knock raids, take down notices, no fly lists, terror watch lists, Constitution free zones, stop and frisk, kill switches, National Security Letters, DNA databases, kill lists, FBAR, FATCA, Operation Chokepoint, TSA groping, civil forfeiture, CIA torture, NDAA indefinite detention, secret FISA courts, FEMA camps, laws requiring passports for domestic travel, IRS laws denying passports for tax debts, gun and ammo stockpiles, laws outlawing protesting, Jade Helm, sneak and peek warrants, policing for profit, no refusal blood checkpoints, license plate readers, redlight cameras, speed cameras, FBI facial and voice recognition, tattoo databases, gun bans, the end to the right to silence, free speech bans, searches without warrants, CISPA, SOPA, private prison quotas, supermax prisons, FOSTA, sex offender registration laws, and sex offender restriction laws were allowed.
Now that the USA is a total police state, Americans are finding out that changing anything is impossible and that freedom is lost forever.