LibertyDad

LibertyDad

LibertyDad is a daily show Monday through Friday discussing politics and culture in an informative and inspiring way from a libertarian perspective. Ideas may be radical but they are always down to earth. Inspired by the birth of his son (The Producer), DL's goal is to discuss topics that leaves people wanting to hear more. Note: Show airs live at 7AM EST on YouTube (youtube.libertydad.com) and Rumble (rumble.libertydad.com).

Episodes

April 9, 2024 43 mins

Dave Smith responded to Coleman Hughes' interview on Joe Rogan. I found a specific clip of particular interest. And let's talk about the ever so popular libertarian phrase, taxation is theft

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Candace Owens recently challenged Ben Shapiro to debate the definition of antisemitism. I review some interesting information regarding this definition and consider how we might best approach any slurs against a people.

Candace Owens' Episode

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Nietzsche once stated 'God is dead.' In this morning's episode, I use the same line to offer internal criticism but also a glimmer of hope.

S H O W  N O T E S

Big Think article

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April 4, 2024 55 mins

On today's stream, I discuss Charlie Kirk's comments about 30-somethings women, answer a reddit AITA question, respond to a landlord hater, and discuss two issues of private property (one here, one England).

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April 3, 2024 61 mins

I saw that Mark Cuban was at it again with DEI. This time, he suggests changing words is what is necessary rather than discarding a process antithetical to human behavior. In this episode, we heavily use an essay from economist George Reisman to combat the insidious nature of equity and equality.

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Freedom Of Opportunity Not Equality Of Opportunity

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April 2, 2024 53 mins

I look back on my bill review record and then we take a look at the recent controversy over the Trans Day Of Visibility.

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The Hill

A Proclamation on Transgender Day of Visibility, 2024


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January 8, 2024 24 mins

I'm back for 2024! A little credit to Thomas Massie for the show title this morning, some updates on what's in store for 2024, and then I review Florida HB 1027, "
Single-sex Student Organizations." Is it an anti-trans bill? What does it say, and should we support the bill?

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Rep. Anna V. Eskamani

Florida HB 1027

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DL takes a few minutes to discuss the culture war. He describes what it even is, what it means to engage (fight) in the culture war, and why libertarians should engage and how.

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It's been one year from the so-called 'Reno Reset.' How is the LNC doing? The Classical Liberal Caucus put together a report card for the LNC titled, '2023 State of the Libertarian Party Report.' It generated a bit of social media debate. In this episode, DL reviews the Classical Liberal Caucus' report card for the LNC.

Book References

A Mathematician Reads The Newspaper
Anatomy o...

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I continue my dive into counts of Libertarian candidates compared against national party delegate counts (from the last national convention). In this episode I look at states in the West, and compare against the South Eastern United States.

Libertarian Party Delegate Counts

Libertarian Party Candidates

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Kicking of three days of Friendly Fire, I dive into some counts of Libertarian candidates compared against national party delegate counts (from the last national convention) in the South Eastern United States.

Libertarian Party Delegate Counts

Libertarian Party Candidates

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Kyle joins me to discuss his run for Alabama state Senate District 6.

Bill Review:

We discuss potential changes to the Alabama state Constitution--apparently the world's longest constitution.

Specifically, we focus on potential benefits and drawbacks of updating language as this article discusses.

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An unfortunate communication error left me without a candidate to speak with last moment (Kyle Garrison understood the time as 7:30PM while I 7:30AM).

I came across the Libertarian Party of Alabama's website and realized--to my pleasant surprise--that they has 64 candidates running throughout the state.

Needing content last minute, I decided to highlight every name and the position they were running for.
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Steven joins me to discuss his past run for Key West City Commissioner. The election was August 23rd, and we'll discuss what he learned from running, and more.

Steven's Website

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I've been wanting to have an open conversation with someone from the trans community for some time now. And when I say open conversation, I mean ask questions that maybe I'm not supposed to ask. Or maybe provide my perspective when it's all the rage to tell me I should not.

Sara Higdon joins me and is willing to provide her perspective on the matter. The conversation won't be hostile but I hope to just ...

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Brian joins me on Friendly Fire to discuss his run for US Senate for CO.

Bill Review:

CHIPS Act

CNN Clip

White House Statement

Sources / Referenced Material:

Brian Peotter Website

Fact Check This Podcast appearance

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Tim joins me on Friendly Fire to discuss his run for Lt. Governor of PA.

Bill Review:

We broadly discuss Defend The Guard legislation

Sources / Referenced Material:

Tim McMaster website

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September 5, 2022 73 mins

A late last-minute cancellation had me wondering what to do. I reached out to someone I trust and asked if they'd join me for a rather unique episode. They agreed.

My surprise guest is a candidate running for office and instead of me asking them tough question we turn the tables and they hold my feet to the fire. In light of various controversies within the Libertarian Party, my mystery guest will ask me to account fo...

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Johnny joins me on Friendly Fire to discuss his run for a US Congress seat.

Bill Review:

CAFTA &  Exempting tips and gratuity from income tax

Sources / Referenced Material:

John Cochran website

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Matt joins me on Friendly Fire to discuss his run for City Commission.

Bill Review

Woodland Crossings Planned Development Amendment

Sources / Referenced Material:

Matt Johnson website

West Volusia Beacon: Chairman of conservative organization joins DeLand City Commission race

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