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
- We Treat Modern Politics With All of the Irreverence It Deserves Read more at WeAreLibertarians.com.
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Disclaimer: This site and its content is not an endorsement of any political group, candidate, or party. All of the opinions are those of the individual author making the statement. The views of each contributor do not reflect the opinion of their employer or other contributors.
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.
255: About Us - The 10 Principles of We Are Libertarians
January 3rd, 2018 | 2 hrs 10 mins
Chris Spangle and Harry Price explain the 10 Principles of We Are Libertarians. If you are new to the show, start here.
254: Basics of Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency
December 15th, 2017 | 2 hrs 5 mins
Chris Spangle, Jesse Riddle, and Jeff Erdman discuss the basics of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. What is it? Is it a safe way to invest or purchase items? What are the best coins to use? How does one get started? We cover all the basics.
253: Murder of Daniel Shaver, Russian Investigation Corrupt, Media Melts Down, Moore Loses
December 13th, 2017 | 2 hrs 40 mins
Chris Spangle and Harry Price break down the murder of Daniel Shaver by police. They also explain how Trump spends his day and Spangle reacts to the shocking loss of Roy Moore. Harry outlines why this was one of the worst weeks for the media, and we expose the corrupt nature of the deep state and Russian collusion investigative team.
252: Virtue and Politics - Can you have both?
December 8th, 2017 | 2 hrs 4 mins
Chris Spangle, Chris Gault, and Tad Western discuss virtue signaling, morals and their place in politics, and at what point can one no longer support a politician they agree with politically.
Phony Virtue is Ruining Western Society - http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/phony-virtue-is-ruining-western-society/
Key Concepts of Libertarianism - https://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/key-concepts-liber
251: Flynn, Trump's Para-CIA, Gay Cakes in SCOTUS
December 6th, 2017 | 2 hrs 7 mins
Chris Spangle and Harry Price discuss the Flynn charges, if Russiagate is anything of substance, the new counter-intelligence agency being considered, the gay cakes go to the Supreme Court, and Bitcoin secrecy is under attack. We briefly touch on Jerusalem in the end.
250: Are Social Media Sites Public Utilities? & Cara Schulz, LP Candidate Recruiting Specialist
December 1st, 2017 | 2 hrs 6 mins
Chris Spangle and digital marketing expert Doug Karr discuss the future of social media and independent news outlets as companies like Facebook and YouTube begin censoring small media outlets like We Are Libertarians. Then Spangle interviews Cara Schulz, the new Libertarian Party Candidate Recruiting Specialist on the challenges and benefits of running for office. Learn more: https://www.lp.org/run-for-office.
249: War with North Korea, CFPB, and Net Neutrality
November 29th, 2017 | 2 hrs 31 mins
Chris Spangle and Harry Price break down the cost of war with North Korea and possible solutions. They explain the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the leadership crisis. They also offer some further insight into Net Neutrality.
248: Conyers, Tax Bill, Zimbabwe, Net Neutrality
November 22nd, 2017 | 1 hr 53 mins
Chris Spangle and Harry Price explain the Conyers scandal, all of the House and Senate Tax Bills, the coup in Zimbabwe, and an update on Net Neutrality.
247: Digital Stampedes and What It Is Like Serving In The Military
November 17th, 2017 | 2 hrs 23 mins
Chris Spangle, Doug Karr, and George discuss the current environment of digital stampedes, the accusations against Al Franken, and Doug and George discuss their military service and how it shapes their view of foreign policy.