After a quick update on the yet to be resolved GA7 race, Banks and Shane jump into Trump's support for the First Step Act, a broad criminal justice/prison reform bill with bipartisan and celebrity backing. Then why voting isn't a right, and following referendums in Iowa and Florida, should felons be allowed to vote. Finally, a recap of the ongoing war in Yemen unconstitutionally facilitated by the US military and calls to end refueling that could save lives. Support the podcast >>>...
Banks and Shane tackle both extremes of the value of voting. Is voting a civic duty or does it make one guilty of supporting everything the government does? Wisdom from Lysander Spooner helps us debunk both assertions. Also, has identity politics gone too far? Is your skin color, gender or other demographic relevant to the proper role of government? Finally a quick look at the latest in entertainment politics, Trump vs Acosta. Support the podcast >>> patreon.com/rebellionpod
With the dust settled from the midterm elections Banks and Shane look at the results. Did stalwart liberty candidates Amash and Massie win reelection? Was it a blue wave or a red tsunami, and how did libertarians play into the mix? At the end of the day, what does winning look like in an age of entertainment politics? Support the podcast >>> patreon.com/rebellionpod
Veteran B1 Pilot and Air Force Academy Graduate Scott, joins the podcast in the first of what will be an ongoing series of conversations and storytelling with veterans. Intertwined with Scott's anecdotes and insight, we discuss how military spending can get out of control and hypothesize why. Then we jump into the subject of war, the Constitutionality thereof and why veterans from all branches are taking the moral high ground. Support the podcast >>> patreon.com/rebellionpod
A comprehensive look at the history of cannabis prohibition and the war on drugs in America. When and how did it start, and who is responsible? Sharon Ravert shares her and her daughter's encounter with law enforcement, illustrating the potentially horrific consequences for a "normal" family. What is the position on cannabis of candidates for GA Governor? Libertarian candidate Ted Metz joins the podcast for a short interview. Learn more >>> tedmetz.com and support the podcast >>>...
As the social media purge continues on Facebook and Twitter, alternatives like Minds look to fill the demand for freer platforms. Following a request to explain what NPCs are, Banks and Shane analyze the Honduran migrant caravan subject without hyperbole or party politics propaganda. Is it an invasion? What does immigration look like in a free society? How does welfare change things? Ending with a long-form discussion about violence with a clip of John Brennan. Support the podcast >>>...
A young candidate from Texas joins the podcast to talk about his race for US Congress. The in-depth interview covers his entrenched opponent, how he got involved in politics, immigration in a welfare state, the drug war, gay marriage, civil asset forfeiture, foreign policy and his disillusionment with the national Libertarian Party. Mixed into the episode you'll find a lot of laughs and some surprises, like the name of Jacob's band. Are you ready for Leddy? Learn more >>> readyforleddy.com
Banks and Shane discuss Canada becoming the second country to legalize recreational cannabis nationwide. It's really punny. ;) Then the first recording of the spinoff podcast as Meredith Hazel returns to The Rebellion. Behind the scenes, Hazel edition, the future, kids, possibilities and love. Support the podcast >>> patreon.com/rebellionpod
Former Presidential and US Senate Candidate Austin Petersen joins The Rebellion to give an update on what he's been up to since the primary. We talk about Austin's background, his religious views, and how he keeps a positive outlook in politics. We finish with his take on Trump and now legendary lighting round. Follow him on FB, Instagram and Twitter @AP4Liberty and support the podcast >>> patreon.com/rebellionpod
A listener driven episode as Banks and Shane answers questions, expanding upon voting out of fear, the ramifications thereof and why thinking more is the solution. Speaking of more thinking, we talk about Kanye's visit to the oval office and his support of Trump. To finish, clips of Hillary Clinton and Eric Holder as more proof that Democrat elites care more about winning than anything else. Support the podcast >>> patreon.com/rebellionpod
How does a West Virginia State Delegate fight unconstitutional wars? Pat McGeehan joins the podcast to talk about HB 2168, "Defend the Guard" that would prevent overseas deployment of the State's National Guard without an expressed declaration of war from Congress. We also talk about Pat's latest book, "Stoicism and the Statehouse", where he draws upon the Stoic philosophy, and the story of Cato the Younger in an aim to advance the principles of liberty. Buy the book on Amazon >>>...
Banks and Shane jump down the rabbit hole of comedy in politics and culture with clips from Hannibal Buress, Samantha Bee, Michelle Wolf, Dave Smith and Joe Rogan. When does political humor cross the line into political propaganda, and are jokes just funny or can they lead to interesting insights and dark truths, even about something as innocuous as jaywalking? Also in the episode; a Joe Biden warning, leftist violence and an update on the podcast. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter...
Lyn Ulbricht, mother of Silk Road founder, Ross Ulbricht, joins the podcast to give an update on the case, promote the petition for clemency (86,000 signatures to date) and talk about everything she has been doing to bring awareness to questions of privacy, due process, sentencing, relevant to anyone who loves liberty. Learn more >>> freeross.org and sign the petition >>> freeross.org/petition
SC County Council Member, Stewart Jones joins the podcast to talk about how he is fighting for liberty at the local level and winning. Followed by an update on the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings. How tribalism and bias are deterring from focusing on principles and truth. How much credit does Lindsey Graham deserve and what is nobody talking about? Follow Stewart Jones >>> runforliberty.org and learn more about the NDAA >>> pandaunite.org and solutions outside of government >>> wedobetter.org
What can free individuals accomplish? When's the last time government or NASA focused on peace and fun? We take a look at how a Japanese fashion giant is partnering with Elon Musk's SpaceX to advance technology and art. Then Banks and Shane discuss the crazy spending that continues under Republican control, and lastly, a chilling and all too real look into China's functioning "social credit" program, reminiscent of 1984 (ABC News article >>> goo.gl/D1t8oL). Learn more about #dearMoon >>>...
John Birch Society Field Coordinator, Evan Mulch, joins the podcast to talk about modern medicine, Congressman Larry McDonald, how we should view political parties and sparks a debate on the Constitution and whether we should resort to Article 5 or not. We also discuss labels in politics and if there is a strategical argument for calling oneself one thing or another. Learn more about JBS >>> jbs.org and check out their congressional scorecard >>> thenewamerican.com/freedom-index
Cliff Maloney, President of Young Americans for Liberty, joins the podcast to talk about "Operation Win at the Door", their new project and more importantly, actionable plan to get 250 liberty state legislators elected across the country by the end of 2022. Banks and Shane also comment on the European Union's plan to effectively ban memes. Follow YAL @YALiberty and learn more about "Operation Win at the Door" >>> yaliberty.org/door
Was all the uproar about Elon Musk's live cannabis smoking warranted? Banks and Shane discuss The Joe Rogan Experience and the advantage of a long-form, independent podcast. They also look at comments from Tulsi Gabbard that pose the question: "How much does our government resemble House of Cards?" Finally, in a political landscape that is more and more purple, so-called Republican leadership cracks down on rebels.
Is anyone focusing on the Constitution in the Kavanaugh confirmation hearing? We consider expert KrisAnne Hall's take, listen to Senator Ben Sasse's awesome speech and take on Kamala Harris' stupid question. Then Banks and Shane discuss SocioCapitalism, a term coined by Mark Cuban and how a new paradigm in investing is presenting itself through apps like Robinhood. Get a FREE stock and support the podcast by signing up for Robinhood with our link >>> share.robinhood.com/banksw1
Can you guess how many Fox Business viewers want the government to regulate tech and social media companies? Hint; too many! Banks and Shane discuss government propaganda on Instagram and why both parties are wrong when it comes to free speech and free markets. To end, a reminder of who the real enemy is, and why it's not each other.