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Adam Kokesh and I Discuss His Book "Freedom", Whether He Regrets Loading a Shotgun in DC, and How to Advance Liberty

In this episode of the Lions of Liberty Podcast, I welcome in libertarian activist, and host of “Adam vs.The Man”, Adam Kokesh! Adam joins the show to discuss his new book “Freedom”, which he hopes to serve as a guide to lead people to accept a more free society. Adam describes his journey from a libertarian-leaning marine serving in Iraq to the passionate anti-war, freedom advocate he is today. Adam and I delve into libertarian philosophy, and debate the root problems libertarians should be addressing to advance a more free society. As per usual, I wrap things up with my thoughts in the weekly rant!

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It's the philosophers who rule the World.

Those who establish the ideas that guide Man need not rise to the top of the food chain in order to conquer the World.

Marx came close, but his ideas, although seductive to some, are contrary to Human Nature.

There's always work to be done.

Where's Paine?

Michael Nystrom's picture

"As libertarians..."

Adam says.

Why are people so eager to label themselves?

"They" have already ruined the term: Libertarian. Just as "Anarchist" has been destroyed.

The name has to be changed in order to gain a following (imo).

"Libertarians ask 'why?'" Adam continues.

I ask Why. Why collectivize yourself?

Anyway, I'm listening.

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.

labels are a way to advertise your belief system

There is another word that hasn't become corrupted -- Voluntaryism. Marc said that this most closely describes his belief system.

If you look into it and find the same for yourself, there is nothing wrong with advertising your beliefs by saying that you are a person who agrees with voluntaryism.

51 second video - Adam asks Ron Paul if he is a Voluntaryist.



Labels should carry meaning, after all isn't every word a "label?"

But political labels are a tricky bunch, it's not like a "rock" where everyone pretty much agreed what it is. The meanings are different both to outsiders and insiders, and once principled cease to be tied to the label meaning is lost.

"Libertarian" as a label has many problems, much of which is through. I fault of "it's" own.
But I generally try to stick to terms people understand instead of a broader political label which may have various perceived meanings dependent on the audience.

Hence, "Lions of Liberty" and not "Libertarian Lions" or some such thing.

*Advancing the Ideas of Liberty Daily*

Michael Nystrom's picture

That is smart.

Keep it broad.

It is hard to misinterpret 'Liberty."

Isn't it? What does it mean?

Liberty. She's a slippery girl, that Liberty.

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.

good interview.

good interview.

Great show...

I just bought the book with the Freedom Pack. Looking forward to reading it...

The prices are crazy! Great deal if anyone is interested.



"The greatest mystery of all is truth." - Me, 2009

Great Interview

I liked the focus on principles. Nice job!


Muchas Gracias!

*Advancing the Ideas of Liberty Daily*

He should have anticipated

He should have anticipated what happened to him and instead filmed it the same but with a prop, then digitally edited it, wait for the stupid raid and then embarrass them. It seems somewhat crazy to use a videotape of a non-violent act to justify a raid.

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100% agreed

20/20 hindsight (or is it 20 gauge hindsight?). But I support what he did, to make a point, send a message.

One day, I'm gonna' change my name to Dale Lee Paul