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This week’s topic is a controversial one: vaccines. I am joined by Jeremy Hammond, an independent journalist whose websites are JeremyRHammond.com (temporary note: this site is currently undergoing a DNS fix and will be online soon) and Foreign Policy Journal. Hammond has written on and is very well-read in the vaccine literature. The goal with this episode is not necessarily to completely change one’s mind, but merely to offer encouragement to study the issue and keep an open mind about the dangers of mindlessly following the popular consensus.

I encourage those interested in this issue to opt-in to Hammond’s newsletter for information on vaccines, and to download his report “5 Horrifying Facts About the FDA Vaccine Approval Process.” Here is the link.

Here are the sources that were mentioned in the podcast:
http://www.mercola.com/
http://www.greenmedinfo.com/

He also recommends the following:
World Mercury Project
Vaccine Papers
PubMed.Gov

Jeremy also notes: PubMed literature also turns up in Google search results. Often articles behind paywalls in the literature is accessible in PDF form elsewhere on the web. Frequently full texts can be read right at PubMed.gov or the respective journal’s website, though. Depends on the journal.

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C.Jay is joined by Ben Lewis and Bryan Smith to reflect on the happenings in Charlottesville and the cultural responses in general. What is the libertarian to say? And more specifically, what is the Christian conservative libertarian to say?

Some of the articles mentioned:

On Charlottesville, A Plea for Sanity by Ben Lewis

Let the Chips Fall by Bryan Smith

On Pastors Opposing the Alt-Right by C.Jay Engel

The Alt-Right and Conservatism by C.Jay Engel

The Vagueness of Words and Cultural Revolution by C.Jay Engel

When You Make Bees Angry They Sting by C.Jay Engel

Tom Woods’ Podcast Episode with Paul Gottfried

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What a marvelous conversation Ben Lewis and C.Jay Engel had with Jim Hale! Jim was the Media Relations Director for the neocon outfit Committee for the Liberation of Iraq. He was a self-described propagandist who has since turned his back his war-propaganda past and has come forward to declare to the world that the Iraq War was an outrageously wrong set of policies–on moral, economic, social, and constitutional grounds. In this episode, Jim recounts some of the goings-on of his time in Washington and reflects on the mentality that Christians should have to a lying and corrupt state such as the Federal Government, especially on the most important issue of our time: war.

In this post, we mentioned the following:

The Reformed Libertarian Facebook Group

Jim’s article at the Ron Paul Institute

Jim’s interview with Tom Woods and Scott Horton

Andrew Bacevich’s book America’s War for the Greater Middle East (here also is Ben’s review)

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Today’s episode is on free trade and responding to the various arguments that we hear everyday in the media and we expect to hear more and more during the present election cycle. Especially by outspoken and dogmatic protectionists such as Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, showing the clear partisan contempt for freedom, markets, and competition.

Here are some of the things we mentioned on the show.

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Sorry folks for getting this out late. As I posted on Facebook, my modem for my internet broke yesterday evening.  So this morning I went to the coffee shop to upload it. Not enough bandwidth. So I had to run to my office to upload it.  Another problem I faced was that this audio was too big to upload normally so I had to lower the quality a tiny bit. Hopefully that isn’t too obvious.

Anyways, this week we are talking about the GOP primary debates.  Some of the things we mentioned:

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Brian and C.Jay reflect on their own path toward libertarianism.  You’ll see some of our personal side!

Some things that were mentioned:

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We always like to hear from our audience, tell us about your own path to libertarianism, what issues were or still are hurdles or sticking points, and how did reformed theology either contribute or hinder your beliefs about libertarianism?

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In this podcast, we are talking with Dr. E. Calvin Beisner on the issue of social justice. What is it? Why is it dangerous? Does it have anything to do withactual justice?  Where did it come from?

All these questions and more are addressed in this overview of the subject.cbeisner
E. Calvin Beisner, Ph.D., is spokesman for the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation and is also an author and speaker on the application of the Biblical world view to economics, government, and environmental policy. He has published over ten books and hundreds of articles, contributed to, or edited, many other books, and been a guest on television and radio programs. A ruling elder in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, he has spoken to churches, seminars, and other groups around the country for nearly twenty years.

View a full biographical article and list of publications by Dr. Beisner.

Also relevant to the content presented in the podcast are the following two articles on the issues of egalitarianism and freedom. Both of these are abridged versions of essays written by Murray N. Rothbard:

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We had a good time talking with Raeford Davis, who gave us a personal perspective on the Federal Government’s War on Drugs.

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“I was misguided for participating in the war on drugs and my actions as a cop made things worse.”

Raeford Davis served the City of North Charleston police department for six years, including four years as a patrol officer and two as a special victims unit detective. At the time, North Charleston was ranked the 8th most dangerous city in America. Before becoming a police officer, he served in the United States Coast Guard Reserves. He graduated from Charleston Southern University with a B.S. in Criminal Justice. Follow him on Twitter.

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