The First Step is Hope – More Liberty Now Podcast 0006

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There’s been a lot of bad news lately, including the NSA’s complete and wanton violation of our privacy, the DEA tracking of license plates across the highways of the nation, the new TSA requirement of a REAL-ID-compatible identification document in order to fly, which amounts to an internal passport, that the federal government is training and employing people to be online trolls and the Obama executive order banning green tip .556 ammunition.

But the purpose of this blog, More Liberty Now, is not to wallow in our losses nor to endlessly debate ideology without relating it to current reality. The purpose of this blog is more liberty now. It’s right there in the title. I want more liberty now. That’s what I am working on. To that end, I will be blogging, podcasting, video blogging and publishing books to identify the best ways that are still open to us to advance our way out of government oppression and overreach and back to as much liberty as we dare demand.

And we can demand a lot of liberty!

The first step on any kind of recognizable path towards a world of greater individual liberty is to set the goal and believe that it can be done. I see fellow libertarians, more often than not, lost in cynicism, doubt and outright depression. In fact, I experience this all the time. All you have to do is logon to social media and see the latest stories of police abuse and impunity. Or the latest executive order from the Imperial President. Or the latest outrageous statements from statists as they defend the indefensible.

That is hard to absorb!

But absorb it we must. We must limit the impact of such things on our psyches and we must set our goals and accrue through hard effort the faith and confidence that we can achieve them.

That’s step 1: Believe. Believe that we can evolve our world to great liberty, respect for human rights and justice. That’s what this week’s podcast is about.

Over the coming weeks, I’ll write and speak about more, concrete and specific ways that you can advance liberty in your life.

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18 February 2015
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