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We Make You Sound Smarter With Your Friends We Are Libertarians helps you sound smarter while talking to your friends. We examine current events from a libertarian perspective while treating modern politics with all of the irreverence it deserves. We toss out the screaming heads, put people before political parties, and give context to the news to make you think. Our host is Chris Spangle, a fifteen year veteran of politics and media. He leads a discussion amongst friends and high-profile guests that span the libertarian spectrum of thought. Founded in 2012, the podcast posts on Wednesdays and Fridays.

We Make You Sound Smarter With Your Friends We Are Libertarians helps you sound smarter while talking to your friends. We examine current events from a libertarian perspective while treating modern politics with all of the irreverence it deserves. We toss out the screaming heads, put people before political parties, and give context to the news to make you think. Our host is Chris Spangle, a fifteen year veteran of politics and media. He leads a discussion amongst friends and high-profile guests that span the libertarian spectrum of thought. Founded in 2012, the podcast posts on Wednesdays and Fridays.
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Indianapolis, IN

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We Make You Sound Smarter With Your Friends We Are Libertarians helps you sound smarter while talking to your friends. We examine current events from a libertarian perspective while treating modern politics with all of the irreverence it deserves. We toss out the screaming heads, put people before political parties, and give context to the news to make you think. Our host is Chris Spangle, a fifteen year veteran of politics and media. He leads a discussion amongst friends and high-profile guests that span the libertarian spectrum of thought. Founded in 2012, the podcast posts on Wednesdays and Fridays.

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Episodes

WAL Daily 36: Voter ID Laws

12/12/2018
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Sarah Brady Wagner and Alex Haney discuss voter ID laws and speculate on how the North Carolina General Assembly may choose to structure the latest Voter ID law, now required by the state constitution. They discuss the history of voter ID laws in North Carolina and the associated court rulings as well as how Voter ID has been implemented in other states and the efficacy of such laws in preventing voter fraud.

Duration:00:29:01

WAL Daily 35: Breed Specific Legislation - The Continuance of Unconstitutionality

12/11/2018
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Activist Courtney Mixon joins Hodey Johns on the show to discuss the history, current state, and future of Breed Specific Legislation in the United States. Find out about how dogs and pit bulls are being discriminated against in spite of their net positive to society, learn about the lunacy and bad media surrounding the topic, then join the fight for equality. Show Notes: https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Breed-Specific-Legislation.pdf

Duration:00:27:11

333: The History of Impeachment

12/10/2018
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Chris Spangle and Tad Western give the definition and history of impeachment. What does it take to impeach a President? How do past events relate to today's politics? We give the history of the Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton impeachments and compare the parallels to the discussion around impeaching Donald Trump. Show Notes: https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/The-History-of-Impeachment.pdf Time Stamps: 00:12:26 - Definition of Impeachment 00:42:16 - Impeachment of...

Duration:03:05:44

WAL Daily 34: Considering State Constitutions: Tax Caps

12/7/2018
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Sarah Brady Wagner and Alex Haney discuss the newly reduced constitutional limit on income tax in North Carolina. They discuss the policy goals and outcomes behind constitutional limitations on taxation and how they are implemented in other states.

Duration:00:20:13

WAL Daily 33: Tough Questions- If We Don't Vaccinate, Will We All Die?

12/6/2018
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Vaccinations are a lightning rod issue, and so Paul Copeland and Hodey Johns are ready to shock you with their beliefs. They bring both sides to the table to discuss a frequent accusation against libertarians: Aren't you endangering the planet if you decide not to vaccinate? Also, are libertarians for or against vaccination or both?

Duration:00:40:38

332: George HW Bush Passes, Mortality Rate Drops, Paris Riots

12/5/2018
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Chris Spangle and Harry Price discuss the passing of George HW Bush and how libertarians should approach the passing of politicians, what is causing the lifespan of Americans to drop, why the French are rioting and we answer what differences left and right libertarians have. Show Notes: https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/312ShowNotes.pdf Time Stamps 00:19:16 - Death of George H.W. Bush 01:25:50 - Mortality rate 01:41:32 - Paris Riots 02:17:34 - Listener letter:...

Duration:02:34:14

WAL Daily 32: Unafraid of Liberty - Arvin Vohra and Bold Speech

12/4/2018
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After the recent midterms, Libertarians are wondering how they can package their message to better sell it to more people. Arvin Vohra's giving you his answer: Don't package it at all. Hodey Johns asks him about his book "Pull Out," and then they explore culture, what young men should do right now, libertarian speech, and running for president in 2020.

Duration:00:30:17

WAL Daily 31: Ranked Choice Voting

12/3/2018
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Ranked Choice Voting might sound like a cute little niche, but it actually changed the outcome of an election in Maine this year. Sarah Brady Wagner and Hodey Johns dive into what it is, how it would have made Gary Johnson president, and where to start if you want your state to implement it. Show Notes: https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Ranked-Choice-Voting.pdf

Duration:00:23:14

WAL Daily 30: Laura Ebke, Libertarian Champion

11/30/2018
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State Senator Laura Ebke joins Hodey Johns to talk about what it's like to actually win an election, what libertarian inklings lurk in the hearts of Republicans, and what its like to change parties in the public eye. Also, find out what's in her future after being one of the most successful libertarians of all time.

Duration:00:24:24

WAL Daily 29: Should You Report Sex Workers to the IRS?

11/29/2018
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Usually, being against taxes and supportive of sex workers is in the libertarian wheelhouse. Just a few days ago, both were put to the test as a self-described "AnCap" began an online revolution of people reporting sex workers to the IRS for not reporting their income. Hodey Johns and Paul Copeland dive into the issue: What were his results, is this fair, and what's libertarian ideas are at play or in conflict here?

Duration:00:27:42

331: What Causes Wildfires And How Do We Prevent Them?

11/28/2018
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Chris Spangle examines what causes wildfires and how we can prevent them. Was Donald Trump right when he said the government makes wildland fires worse? What libertarian principles would significantly reduce both the frequency and damage of wildfires? Time Stamps 00:17:11 - Spangle Plays Santa 00:29:15 - How Wildfires Start and History of American Wildfires and Forestry Service 01:04:30 - How Efficient Is the Government at Fighting Fires? 01:12:41 - Libertarian Solutions for Wildfires Show...

Duration:01:26:00

WAL Daily 28: Tough Questions- Wouldn't Cronyism Take Over?

11/27/2018
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One quandary libertarians face is the conundrum of the free market: If the market is free, won't the evil big corporations be in charge? Not exactly. Hodey Johns and Paul Copeland explain how bad cronyism, bribery, and nepotism are in our current state, then guide you into what the free banking system would look like. Show Notes: https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Cronyism.pdf

Duration:00:39:50

WAL Daily 27: How To Effectively Lobby For Liberty in Your Town

11/23/2018
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Chris Spangle talks to Jason Doolittle about his successful efforts to change a local ordinance on homing chickens. Jason lobbied his local representatives, and explains how you can do it in your town.

Duration:00:26:42

330: Why Marijuana Should Be Legalized, Online Community after Social Media

11/21/2018
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Chris Spangle and Harry Price explain why marijuana was originally criminalized, what medicinal benefits it contains, and why it should be fully legal. We then discuss the impending death of Facebook and ask what the future of online community might look like in a post-social world. Show Notes - https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/WAL330ShowNotesMarijuanaFacebook.pdf Time Stamps 00:10:53 - Marijuana Legalization 01:14:07 - Facebook's Woes Become Our Woes

Duration:01:57:51

WAL Daily 26: Tough Questions- Is Healthcare Fixable? Part 2

11/20/2018
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In Part 1, Paul Copeland and Hodey Johns used standing research to explain how to reduce costs by 90%. In Part 2, they reduce it by another 75%. Then they take you beyond the scenes and explain how bad policies cost lives and leave people stuck in a lifetime of suffering. Part 1: https://wal.fireside.fm/461

Duration:00:33:33

329: Why World War I Still Matters

11/18/2018
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Chris Spangle explains the many reasons the first World War still matters today. World War I unleashed a revolution of big government into the American system. We start with a general overview of World War I and its significance to those living 100 years later. He explains the 14 reasons why World War I took place and the striking parallels of today. Next, he outlines the many ways Woodrow Wilson expanded the federal government. We end with the fruit of the poisonous tree that was the...

Duration:02:49:45

WAL Daily 25: The Murder of Laquan McDonald

11/16/2018
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Sarah Brady Wagner and Rhinehold discuss the murder of Laquan McDonald by a Chicago police officer.

Duration:00:32:07

WAL Daily 24: Why Doesn't the LP Just Pool Its Resources?

11/15/2018
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Chris Spangle, Creighton Harrington, Harry Price, Rhinehold, Hodey Johns and Sarah Brady Wagner discuss LP strategy in elections, why the LP can't just pool all resources on one campaign, and we discuss some liberty Republicans that lost. This is from our Election Night live stream.

Duration:00:49:31

328: The Definitive 2018 Midterm Elections Breakdown

11/14/2018
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Chris Spangle and Hodey Johns give you every possible detail about the 2018 Midterm Elections you might need. We begin by breaking down the notable Libertarian Party candidates and analyze their results including Larry Sharpe, Gary Johnson, and Nicholas Sarwark. We then cover the major takeaways for all of the parties by looking at the House, Senate, and Gubernatorial races. Finally, we dig deep into exit polling to see what trends are happening in the American electorate and what lessons...

Duration:03:05:49

WAL Daily 23: A Review of 2018 Ballot Initiatives

11/13/2018
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Beyond voting for people, Americans voted for and against several different policy measures. Hodey Johns and Sarah Brady Wagner break down what was on the ballot in which state, and how libertarian ideas are actually doing better than libertarian candidates.

Duration:00:33:44