We Are Libertarians with Chris Spangle
About the Show
We are libertarians. We love politics and the news, and our mission is to apply libertarian principles to the stories you and your friends are discussing. We want to make you sound smarter while treating modern politics with all of the irreverence it deserves. We seek to teach individuals about the news of the day, the libertarian philosophy, the libertarian movement, and how to think differently. Our host is Chris Spangle, a fifteen year veteran of politics and media. He leads a discussion amongst friends that span the libertarian spectrum of thought. The twice-weekly podcast was founded in 2012.
We hold the following paradigms for our political analysis:
- First and Foremost, We Ask 'What Is Best For Liberty?" by embracing the following concepts:
• Individualism • Individual Rights • Spontaneous Order • Limited Government • Free Markets • The Virtue of Production • Natural Harmony of Interest • Peace
- All Contributions Towards Moving Society in This Direction are Valued
- The Golden Rule is the Foundational Principle Of a Libertarian Society
- Government Exists And Politics Will Not Cease In Our Lifetime
- We Are Libertarians Will Serve As an Entry Point into the Libertarian Movement
- We Believe in Presenting All Sides of An Issue To Let the Listener or Reader Make Up Their Minds
- Achieving Liberty is a Never-Ending Fight and Libertarians Must Invest in Future Generations
- Every Individual Can Make Societal Change
- We Embrace Complexity and Reject Tribalism
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268: Is There a Solution to School Shootings?
February 15th, 2018 | 1 hr 35 mins
Chris Spangle, Creighton Harrington, Jeremiah Morrell, Dakota Davis, and Danny Morrell discuss the Parkland, Flordia school shooting, the gun control debates that rage after every tragedy, and what can be done to end these tragedies.
267: North Korea, Julian Assange, NSA Scandal, Budget Cuts
February 14th, 2018 | 2 hrs 22 mins
Chris Spangle and Harry Price cover the reality of Kim Jong Un and his sister, the British government screws Julian Assange, the NSA gets screwed by Russia, the FBI screws Carter Page, the new budget screws poor people, a teacher screws a student, and then we realize we are all getting screwed.
266: Uranium One, Budgets, Spending, Gerrymandering
February 9th, 2018 | 1 hr 56 mins
Chris Spangle, Creighton Harrington, and Tad Western discuss the new developments in the Hillary Clinton scandals, we discuss the new big spending budget, military waste, and the SCOTUS gerrymandering case.
265: Libertarian Clickbait, The Nunes Memo, Lady Doritos
February 7th, 2018 | 1 hr 52 mins
Chris Spangle and Harry Price discuss the double standard libertarians apply to their echo chamber, we break down the Nunes memo, who is Carter Page, and ask who thought Lady Doritos were a good idea?
264: The Libertarian Party vs. Ron Paul?
February 3rd, 2018 | 1 hr 50 mins
Chris Spangle interviews Daniel Hayes, the Libertarian Party Convention Committee Chairman, about the controversy over Ron Paul not being invited to speak. Hayes is also a member of the LNC, so we asked him about Arvin Vohra and Nick Sarwark. Spangle then gives a history of why the LP and the Rothbardians don't get along.
263: State of the Union Recap, #ReleaseTheMemo
February 2nd, 2018 | 3 hrs 2 mins
Chris Spangle, Chris Gault, and Creighton Harrington dissect all of the major points of the State of the Union and give an update on the brewing FBI scandal.
262: Jordan Peterson vs. Cathy Newman - Gender Pay Gap, Trans Rights, Winning Debates
January 26th, 2018 | 2 hrs 48 mins
Chris Spangle, Chris Gault, and Creighton Harrington discuss why human nature and libertarianism are perfectly aligned by breaking down the Jordan Peterson debate with Cathy Newman on the BBC. We discuss economics, the wage gap between men and women, the best way to win a debate, human nature, the differences between men and women, social hierarchies, and why the future is libertarian.
Peterson on Morality - https://youtu.be/jHKIaFjxGPY
Peterson on the BBC - https://youtu.be/aMcjxSThD54
261: Women's Marches
January 24th, 2018 | 1 hr 59 mins
Chris Spangle and Harry Price dissect the reactions to this past weekend's Women's Marches, and the male reaction to it.
260: Is Trump Libertarian? And FISA Section 702
January 19th, 2018 | 1 hr 52 mins
Chris Spangle, Chris Gault, and Creighton Harrington reunite the original cast and discuss how little has changed since 2012, but everything is different. We ask if Trump is a libertarian President, and explain the reauthorization of FISA Section 702.
259: Trump's "S-Hole," Haiti's Past, Aziz Ansari and #MeToo
January 17th, 2018 | 3 hrs 24 mins
Chris Spangle and Harry Price discuss the s-hole comment, why the right can't trust Trump, why is Haiti an s-hole, and Spangle explains the birds and bees to Aziz Ansari and the #MeToo movement.
Introducing the Brian Nichols Show
January 12th, 2018 | 29 mins 7 secs
Host Brian Nichols introduces The Brian Nichols Show, outlines the goals for the show, and covers FISA after Thursday's FISA 702 vote.
The Brian Nichols Show is for libertarians, conservatives, Republicans, moderates, independents, and even those on the left, who are actively seeking a political news program that objectively covers the week's news to help educate, enlighten, and inform.
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258: Ross Ulbricht, Intel Chips, Louisiana School Board
January 11th, 2018 | 1 hr 46 mins
Harry Price hosts 'Low Key WAL', a conversation with Stone Aldridge and the WAL discord. They cover YouTubers, the new Wednesday show going forward, Ross Ulbricht, Intel CPUs, and the Louisiana School Board arrest.
257: Is Trump Crazy? Sessions Targets Pot, James Risen
January 10th, 2018 | 2 hrs 8 mins
Chris Spangle and Harry Price discuss the new Michael Wolff book "Fire and Fury," we consider the mental health of Donald Trump, explain the American hero that is James Risen, and why Jeff Sessions rescinded the Obama marijuana rulings.
256: WAL Horse Race 1 - Maguire vs. Sipe
January 4th, 2018 | 1 hr 6 mins
Chris Spangle introduces the We Are Libertarians Horse Race, a new concept for helping libertarian candidates raise money and their profile. Mark Rutherford, Michael Dixon, and Chris Spangle ask questions of two candidates. The candidate with the best campaign will come out of this show with the WAL endorsement, $500 of consulting services from Mark and Michael’s political consulting firm, and we will ask our audience to donate a boatload of money to their campaign.
We are launching the We Are Libertarians Horse Race Club. Club members will donate $10 a month (or more) to promote this episode on the We Are Libertarians Facebook to raise awareness of their two campaigns. Sign up at WeAreLibertarians.com/HorseRace. Libertarian-leaning candidates of any party can sign up there as well.