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Throughout the course of history few societies have achieved lasting freedom for their people. The Battle for Liberty represents that internal struggle against central control, turned outward in an analysis of the events of the day. In this show, Mike Tilden explores the broad themes of freedom and liberty in the context of current events, politics, social issues, and downright silly situations.

Throughout the course of history few societies have achieved lasting freedom for their people. The Battle for Liberty represents that internal struggle against central control, turned outward in an analysis of the events of the day. In this show, Mike Tilden explores the broad themes of freedom and liberty in the context of current events, politics, social issues, and downright silly situations.
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Throughout the course of history few societies have achieved lasting freedom for their people. The Battle for Liberty represents that internal struggle against central control, turned outward in an analysis of the events of the day. In this show, Mike Tilden explores the broad themes of freedom and liberty in the context of current events, politics, social issues, and downright silly situations.

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Ep. 59: Whose Body? Whose Choice? The Libertarian Pro-Life Position

6/15/2018
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In too many libertarian circles you’ll hear people proclaim that the definitive libertarian position on abortion is pro-choice position. But why? Usually these pro-choice libertarians will tell you that if we own our bodies (and we do) then no one can tell you what to do with it, and no one can force you to ... MoreEp. 59: Whose Body? Whose Choice? The Libertarian Pro-Life Position

Duration:00:30:47

Ep. 58: Liberty Minecraft — A Sandbox for Freedom

6/8/2018
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Sometimes in the libertarian universe we speak of a hypothetical land in which the primary principles are almost universally respected. We call this mythical land Ancapistan (catch the reference to Anarcho-Capitalism in there?). To be clear — the use of this made-up land is purely for speculation and mental exercise. But it’s useful to think ... MoreEp. 58: Liberty Minecraft — A Sandbox for Freedom

Duration:00:53:29

Ep. 57: Does Voluntaryism Belong on the Political Spectrum?

5/25/2018
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Where does voluntaryism fall on the political spectrum? Should it be placed on the opposite side of authoritarianism? Or does it belong on the political spectrum at all? In this week’s episode, I discuss a popular meme that has modernized a 100-year old distinction in desperate need of resurrection. Featured Meme Featured Quote ... read more

Duration:00:24:24

Ep. 56: Telling the Truth About Law Enforcement — What I told the Peace and Liberty Podcast

5/18/2018
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Last month I had the pleasure of joining Steven Clyde on the Peace and Liberty Podcast. We discussed my experiences as a police officer, my conversion to libertarianism, and some examples of police abuse of power. In lieu of my regularly scheduled episodes, I now share this interview with you here. Enjoy! Podcast Featured ... read more

Duration:00:33:41

Ep. 40: BFL Correspondent Havana Great Time in Cuba

6/9/2017
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The Trump administration recently leaked information that it would reverse the Obama-era rollbacks in regards to relations with Cuba. This seems to be more of Trump’s “America First” strategy in action. But what, if anything, will such a reversal accomplish? The State is masterful at achieving unintended consequences and I’m wondering what will happen when the US reimplements ... read more

Duration:00:38:47

Ep. 37: The Triumph of the Free Market

5/19/2017
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This week I’m going to engage the State in an epic battle against the free market. Ok, ok, “epic” may be a bit of a stretch. Come on, you know it’s true — the State never had a chance. Donations for the Martinez and Irwin Families GoFundMe: Mark, Erin and family Articles Referenced Oil ... read more

Duration:00:36:48

Ep. 16: Election Fallout Continues. GrubHub CEO Coddles His Employees Like Infants

11/11/2016
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Three days after Donald Trump was elected to become the 45th President of these United States, the complete and total cultural meltdown continues. I posted something to Twitter not long ago in which I said “The progressive liberal butthurt has been, by far, the greatest aspect of this entire kerfuffle.” (By the way, if you’re ... read more

Duration:00:45:23