Individual Liberty Archive

Weed Should be Legal… Just Stop Saying it’s a Panacea (Episode 51)

It seems to be a universal truth among libertarians that marijuana should be legal or at least decriminalized. It’s the one thing we all seem to agree upon. We’ve always contended that it should be legal because it’s immoral to throw someone in a cage for possessing, using, buying, or selling a plant. In addition, it’s an obscene waste of tax dollars and resources to …

Potpourri: Transgender Military Bans and Microchips (Episode 50)

Potpourri: Transgender Military Bans and Microchips (Episode 50) Two recent stories came out recently, neither of which we thought we could riff on for 30 minutes: Trump’s ban of transgender people in the military and the microchipping of employees by a Wisconsin company. So we combined the two topics in one episode. Enjoy! Links related to this episode: Trump announces ban on transgender individuals serving …

A Free Press is Great. Too Bad We Don’t Have One. (Episode 47)

Do we have a free press? One of the cornerstones of a free society is freedom of the press. We at LFNP firmly believe that. A free press is one that can keep a check on the government’s overreaching powers and infringements on civil rights. The problem is, what we call “the press” or “journalism” today isn’t even close; it’s a mouthpiece for one particular …

It’s Not Racism That’s the Problem… It’s the State (Episode 44)

In a nation that elected an African-American president to two terms, the state of race relations seems to be as low as it’s been in decades. So what’s at the root of the problem? Is it actual racism among the American population? Are we white people just so darned privileged and unaware of our inherent racism that it’s affecting minority citizens? Or is it something …