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Podcast by Jim Babka

Jim Babkas Post-Statist Review Jim Babka

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Podcast by Jim Babka

    The last episode of the Post-Statist Review

    The last episode of the Post-Statist Review

    Jim Babka's Post-Statist Review, Episode #6: (four topics) Why the immigration issue is a high-priority issue for libertarians. Perry Willis joins Jim to explain. Poking holes in potential Presidential candidate Corey Booker's pledge to not take Citizens United corporate donations. Jim explains the problems with the potential Presidential candidate's "pledge" during an interview with Gary Nolan. John McCain's record. Includes Jim's personal encounter with the late-Senator. Why this is the last episode of the Post-Statist Review. But is it the end of Jim's podcasting career? Tune in to find out.

    • 49 min
    Do libertarians suck

    Do libertarians suck

    Are the questions in the Political Conscience Test biased? Host Howard opens the mailbag and Jim responds. Then, Jim explains how libertarians suck. The truth behind the shocking story he tells is that libertarians lack something their enemies have! Donald Trump's punitive tariff plan. Is this a case of 4-D chess? Gary Nolan joins Jim for this segment. You cannot un-hear something once you've heard it. So can we make Congress hear the Zero Aggression Principle loud and clear? And if so, what "non-Pollyanna" things could actually happen as a result?
     

    • 45 min
    Anti-immigrant motivations, Honest Money, How to watch the news

    Anti-immigrant motivations, Honest Money, How to watch the news

    Episode #4, What’s the distinction between immigration and naturalization? …the difference between a property line and a national border? And what’s really going on with people concerned about immigrants coming to the United States? Also, the Free Competition in Currency Act returns – a chance to compete with the dishonest dollar. Jim’s July 19 appearance on the Gary Nolan Show, where he explains how and why CNN, MSNBC, and FoxNews are designed to manipulate you.

    • 39 min
    Fourth Amendment, John Bolton, Isolationism

    Fourth Amendment, John Bolton, Isolationism

    Episode #3, How Downsize DC is restoring your property rights vis-a-vis the Fourth Amendment. Also, analysis of why John Bolton would be a dangerous appointment to the Trump administration. Finally, Howard asks whether or not libertarians are isolationists, and Jim comes back with a surprising perspective that demonstrates how libertarians can actually be interventionists! SHOW NOTES: 1:45 – The Fourth Amendment: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. 2:22 – The “reasonable expectation of privacy” is a subjective standard. How this interpretation of the Fourth Amendment has been failing us in the 21st Century. 4:25 – Is there an objective method of interpreting the Fourth Amendment that will serve us better? 6:10 – In what case did Downsize DC file an amicus brief, arguing for the restoration of property rights as the key interpretive method of the Fourth Amendment — and won? https://downsizedc.org/the-unique-role-youre-playing-in-the-supreme-court/ & https://downsizedc.org/you-won-in-the-supreme-court/ 8:55 – Are fishing expeditions, for evidence, permitted by the Fourth Amendment? 9:51 – Why one landmark decision is not enough. 11:37 – Where does DownsizeDC want to see the courts go? Resurrecting the “mere evidence rule.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mere_evidence_rule 14:19 – DownsizeDC filed a brief in the Ross Ulbricht/Silk Road case. https://downsizedc.org/silk-road-amicus/ 14:44 – DownsizeDC is filing a new brief protecting your email from warrantless search. What is the Ackerman case and why is it important? https://downsizedc.org/ackerman-appeals-court/ 18:04 – The role Justice Neil Gorsuch played in this case, or how he agrees with Downsize DC. https://downsizedc.org/new-justice-gorsuch-already-ruled-in-favor-of-our-argument/ 18:55 – Learn more about our proposed Ackerman amicus brief https://downsizedc.org/ackerman-appeals-court/ 19:27 – Neo-John Bolton is rumored to be a candidate for National Security Advisor to the President. We analyze some elements of a Tucker Carlson, Fox News interview with Bolton. 19:54 – Jim Babka takes Bolton’s challenge and demonstrates how the problems in Iraq are “inevitably” and “unalterably” a result of the decision to overthrow Saddam. http://www.truthaboutwar.org/ 22:53 – How John Bolton disagrees with Ronald Reagan about Iraq’s role as a counterbalance to Iran – 0h, and a Bolton lie about Iran exposed. 27:42 – John Bolton is wrong: Why the fall of Saddam is THE THING that made Iran stronger in the region. 29:24 – What is the one, WRONG lesson that John Bolton sees coming out of the Iraq war? 31:05 – Tell President Trump to reject John Bolton. https://downsizedc.org/tell-trump-reject-john-bolton 32:43 -Why John Bolton and John McCain are the real “isolationists” (and libertarians aren’t) 35:13 – How, surprisingly, libertarians can be “interventionists!” Further reading: Does the common definition of isolationism make sense? https://www.zeroaggressionproject.org/mental-lever/statist-isolationism/ Why Non-Interventionism is NOT sufficient https://downsizedc.org/non-interventionism-not-sufficient

    • 39 min
    Dicks Sporting Goods, History of Health Insurance, Giving and Receiving Orders

    Dicks Sporting Goods, History of Health Insurance, Giving and Receiving Orders

    In this episode, Jim and Howard tackle the Dick’s Sporting Goods memo regarding their actions in the wake of the Parkland, FL shooting. Then, Jim explains the history of government involvement in healthcare. Then finally, the guys discuss the dangers of power and obedience, in the light of the Stanford Prison and Milgram experiments. SHOW NOTES 1:29 – Addressing the Dick’s Sporting Goods press release. 1:56 – Are individuals treating the state like a deity? 3:04 – Can you support the 2nd Amendment and call for gun control? 4:17 – Why would Dick’s Sporting Goods remove profitable items from it’s shelves? 7:02 – How does the “substitution effect” apply to “bump stocks”? 8:55 – Should we ban assault rifles? 10:34 – Are our rights specific to certain adult ages? 12:22 – How some gun rights advocates are deflecting in a way that’s “just like gun controllers”? 14:14 – Should we have a universal database of banned individuals? 16:06 – Are there really loopholes in the background check laws? 18:53 – Being armed is about saving “just one life”? 22:25 – Armed Teachers School Choice https://downsizedc.org/armed-teachers-school-choice 23:07 – The libertarian position is NOT pro-gun. 24:42 – Did Jim blame Obamacare for losing his doctor? 25:22 – Did our current healthcare problems really stem from Obamacare? A history lesson starting in 1869. 35:32 – End the Health Insurance Cartel https://downsizedc.org/end-health-insurance-cartel 37:35 – Is anyone qualified to give orders? 39:39 – What about the other side? Is anyone qualified to obey orders? 43:41 – Should anyone have coercive authority over others? https://www.zeroaggressionproject.org/mental-lever/stanford-milgram-authority

    • 45 min
    Intro To The Show, AHCA, State Run Welfare

    Intro To The Show, AHCA, State Run Welfare

    In this episode, Jim and co-host Howard take on some topics near and dear to the heart of millions of Americans. Check out Jim's organization at http://www.downsizedc.org SHOW NOTES: 1:50 - We call the show Post-Statist. What is Post-Statism? 6:46 - You can read the Post-Statist Mental Lever https://www.zeroaggressionproject.org/mental-lever/post-statism/ 8:12 - Obama’s broken promise, “You’ll get to keep your doctor…” 18:29 - Why are private practice General Practitioners going away? 22:00 - Proposals that escape third-party payment systems and empower you, the patient… https://downsizedc.org/medicaid-medicare-hsa/ https://downsizedc.org/untax-healthcare/ 28:45 - State-Run welfare is inefficient 33:18 - UCCA https://downsizedc.org/universal-charitable-credit-act/ We do better http://wedobetter.org/

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