Liberty doesn't come naturally to us. The human heart naturally tends toward oppression; either to oppress or be oppressed. Yet, by God's grace He has provided a spark of liberty in His people. At the Liberty Cafe, we take a look at the dividing line between liberty and oppression, which is often missed in our fallen world.
Episode 34: Energy, Property, and God w/ Robert Murphy
In Episode 34 of the Liberty Café, economist Robert Murphy and I revisit the Texas blackouts and look at the role renewable energy played in turning the lights off in Texas. But we don’t stop there. We take a look at how the Bible informs us of God’s wisdom about how to deal with the many public policy issues of the day.
Episode 33: Faith and Public Policy w/ Luke Macias
Jesus Christ is the King of all creation: “At the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” In Episode 33 of the Liberty Café, we discuss how this fact of life should influence our thinking about public policy.
Episode 32: Is Texas Government Descending into California-Style Chaos?
After a year of the Texas government destroying businesses and jobs and harming millions of people, Texas’ leadership is doubling down on this dictatorial approach to dealing with pandemics. But this only follows years of Texas government defying rational thought and conservative principles, leading to events like the Texas blackouts. This week on the Liberty Café, we discuss whether Texas is descending into California-style chaos.
Episode 31: Why Texas Couldn’t Keep the Lights On
Mainstream media and liberal politicians almost always coordinate their response when something goes wrong with their progressive narrative. Well, they are at it again when it comes to trying to absolve big government and corporate cronyism from the blame for last week’s Texas blackouts. This week on the Liberty Café, we take a look at the real causes of why the Texas grid couldn’t handle the cold weather.
Episode 30: Texas Leading the Way in Surrendering to Big Business
Recently filed legislation highlights Texas’ effort to lead the way on expanding corporate cronyism. This partnership between big government and big business is becoming the greatest threat to liberty we face. On Episode 30 of the Liberty Café, we examine how bad this problem is and where it might take us.
Episode 29: The Public Utility Commission of Texas
The Public Utility Commission of Texas regulates electricity, telecommunications, and water markets in Texas. Though nowhere near as bad as their federal counterparts, PUCT bureaucrats still can’t keep their hands out of markets–and consumers’ pocketbooks. This week on the Liberty Café, we examine the effects of the PUCT’s intervention on markets in Texas–particularly the electricity market.
Insightful & Practical
I worked with Bill years ago when he was with the TPPF in a legislative related capacity. I thought highly of him then and it’s great to hear him currently still promoting the cause of individual liberty, self reliance and economic opportunity. Funny how that message is a practical application of what I find in scripture. Way to go Bill!