Nov. 11, 2022

622: Can Libertarianism Help Save the WORLD?!

On today's episode, I present a series of reasons why libertarianism offers some brilliant solutions to many of the world's problems. We'll talk about 5 ways in which libertarianism can save humanity.


I'm sure you've heard that libertarianism is the political philosophy of selfishness and anarchy. But what if I told you that it's not? What if I told you that libertarianism is the only political philosophy that offers us a chance to truly save the world?

On today's episode, I present a series of reasons why libertarianism offers some brilliant solutions to many of the world's problems. We'll talk about 5 ways in which libertarianism can save humanity:

  • Libertarianism recognizes the beauty and importance of individual identity and freedom
  • Libertarian education reforms will help children focus on true education versus blind indoctrination
  • Libertarian taxation reforms would unleash economic growth and prosperity by eliminating corporate loopholes while empowering entrepreneurs/business owners
  • Libertarian policies eliminate government overreach, allowing individuals and their communities to have more autonomy
  • Libertarianism can help prevent nuclear war"

 

What are your thoughts? Do you think libertarianism can save the world? Let me know down below in the comments!

 

 

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Brian Nichols  0:00  
Can libertarianism help save the world? Yeah, let's talk about that. Instead of focusing on winning arguments, we're teaching the basic fundamentals of sales and marketing and how we can use them to win in the world of politics, teaching you how to meet people where they're at on the issues they care about. Welcome to The Brian Nichols Show.

Wow, happy Friday there, folks. Brian Nichols, you're on The Brian Nichols Show. And thank you for joining us on of course, another fun filled episode. I am as always your humble host joining us live from our Stratus ip Studios here in lovely Eastern Indiana. Don't let cyber attacks or outdated Business Technology put your company at risk. Learn more at the Brian Nichols show.com forward slash Stratus ip Stratus ip Business Technology simplified Well, folks, yeah, if I'm sure you heard about libertarianism, right? It's a political philosophy that's selfish and all about anarchy, right? But what if I told you that's not the case? What if I told you that libertarianism is the only political philosophy that offers us a chance to truly save the world? Well, in this episode today, I want to present a series of reasons on why I think libertarianism offers some awesome solutions to many of our world's problems today. Namely, we're gonna talk about five ways in which libertarianism can help save humanity. But first Well, I'm gonna go ahead and give a shout out to today's sponsor, which just happens to be the Libertarian Party of Illinois now I had the great chance of joining our friends up at LP IL and we got to hang out at their libertarian spook the state gala back in at the end of October. And it was a great chance to hang out with some awesome libertarians, libertarians who are out there going to help number one solve the mission of the Libertarian Party of Illinois, which is to help elect libertarians to public office and move public policy in to the libertarian direction, which is actually a topic we're going to talk about today. They believe that everyone owns themselves and that no bureaucrat knows better than you what you need or want. When peaceful people engage in voluntary cooperation. The most number of people are served if you agree with them and help them restore liberty in Illinois and throughout America by voting libertarian and joining a chapter at LPI L or donating let's bring back peace in our and liberty in our lifetimes the Libertarian Party of Illinois LP of Illinois to learn more. Alright, so moving forward, yes. Go ahead and talk about how can libertarianism save the world? Now, let's start out again. What is libertarianism? Well, yes, libertarianism, again, is the only true political philosophy we have out there that can give us a chance to truly save the world reason being? Well, we're the only ones in this world where it is most obviously in crisis, where we're going to be able to bring some solutions that are gonna help solve the problem, and things are only gonna get worse until folks embrace libertarianism as a political philosophy for the country for the world. We'll see in order to get there though, we need to make some changes we have to stop being afraid of libertarianism and start recognizing it as a solution. And it truly is. So today I'm going to present some series of reasons again why libertarianism offers some brilliant solutions to many of the world and America's problems we face. So again, starting off libertarianism, what is it? Well, it's a political philosophy based on the principle of non aggression. In other words, if you don't initiate force against someone else, or their property, then you are being a good libertarian. And I know that's an argument we always have in the libertarian movement, who is a good libertarian who is the one true libertarian, and many people think that socialism or kind communism are the solutions to our problems because they seem more compassionate towards others and less greedy than capitalism. But there's a problem with these philosophies. They demand a centralized authoritarian power. And the problem with socialism is that requires the government to control everything and make these decisions meaning you have no freedom, and you are simply a slave to the government, the government bureaucrats and their decisions. So let's go through the five different solutions and reasons I libertarians can in fact help save the world and save humanity. Number one, what libertarianism is the only philosophy that recognizes the beauty and importance of identity and freedom? See, Libertarians were for individual liberty, freedom and rights and for libertarians, personal liberty, freedom and expression of association are all crucial in a free society. We believe in individual responsibility and opportunity. We don't want government to take care of us we want to take care of ourselves. We believe that when individuals who live in a community have the power to make their own decisions about how they should live their lives, then we can expect people's lives will be happier and more fulfilling than if others were making those decisions for them. Number two libertarian education reforms. We'll help children focus on true education versus blind indoctrination. Libertarian education reforms include ending public education, ending teacher unions, allowing for more competition and allowing, of course, for more choice. These policies would help encourage a better education system. So for example, when school funding is decentralized and not controlled by the government, then real educational innovation can take place. Teachers will then be free to innovate and teachers who excel at educating their students will be rewarded with successful careers as educators, the best way to learn about anything is through doing it yourself. So having an increased amount of freedom of expression in schools will allow kids to try new things and find what works best for them while still learning core subjects such as the basics like math and science. In the world of wine. There are so many choices and that's why blood of tyrants wine has tyrants losing their heads whether you're looking for a new go to that home, or watching the press your friends at a party, a lot of times wine has you covered. And if you're trying to get rid of some pesky parents in your life, well, if we've got that covered, too, and the Brian Nichols show.com forward slash wine and get $5 off your order one more time, Brian Nichols show.com forward slash wine freemen don't ask permission. So take a sip, you'll be glad you did. Number three, libertarian taxation reforms would unleash economic growth and prosperity by eliminating corporate loopholes while empowering entrepreneurs and business owners. Taxation is a zero sum game, so it's important to get it right. And the best way to do this is through the principles of libertarian tax reform. So number one, low taxes, taxes should be low enough that they don't stifle growth and innovation in the market, but high enough that they can provide the basic services like roads, police departments, and fire departments. A good rule of thumb is to keep your tax rate somewhere on that 5% mark. Now, is that controversial in libertarian circles, of course, but if we're going to again, speak to your average person, we have to start meeting them, like an average person and what they're already considering as the open playing field. Number two flat taxes. A flat tax rate means everyone pays the same percentage of their income or whatever other metric you're working with. It's the most fair way to tax and it doesn't favor one group of people over another. And it also makes it easier for folks to predict their financial future and plan accordingly accordingly. Now, I have to repeat myself again, I understand libertarians we believe taxation is theft. But the best way to sell this concept to the public is by framing it as a flat tax or something with a low tax, low tax approach. The reason being is it gives people a chance to keep more of their money and invest in themselves, which will lead to the increased productivity and innovation while also showing them that they're not completely abandoning the world they are leaving behind. Going forward. Number four libertarian policies eliminate government overreach, allowing individuals and their communities to have more autonomy. The Libertarian ideal is a simple and it's a definition it's all about individual liberty and getting the most individual liberty possible. It's about the right to self determination and the right to be left alone, and the right of course, to be free. Libertarian policies put these principles into action by minimizing government control over our lives and our property. These policies don't necessarily guarantee any particular outcome. They simply give people more autonomy over their lives so they can make better decisions for themselves. Many Libertarians believe that this approach will result in greater prosperity overall, as individuals are more empowered then, with multiple choices and opportunities than they would otherwise have had in a more interventionist type system. By empowering communities. Libertarianism creates a system for more prosperity, a prosperous and dynamic society where people are free to succeed or fail based on their own efforts. And finally, number five, and maybe most importantly, number five, libertarianism can help prevent nucular war. Yeah, at this point, I think it's safe to say that nucular war is a real threat. And the Biden administration has made it clear that they're willing to risk starting a nuclear holocaust and destroy the world door to help save Ukraine. So with this frightening prospect, it's hard to imagine how we can prevent such an event from happening. But the fact is that the only way to stop this madness is by stopping United States government's interventionist foreign policy that has made it possible, ie enter libertarianism. The only way to stop the United States government from starting nuclear war is by stopping their interventionist foreign policy, plain and simple. The only way to stop them from intervening in Ukraine is by getting rid of the neoconservative war hawk ideology that has driven us and our US interventionism since the Cold War. Now again, yes, this is absolutely a tall order, but it is not impossible. We need to spread awareness about the dangers of neoconservative II ideology, and to show people that there are other ways of viewing In the world from a foreign policy perspective,

see, we create a world of libertarian politics only after we create a libertarian culture. And as libertarians, we know that government is the problem. But what about that culture? Is that part of the solution? Or is it part of the problem? In my opinion, in order to save the world, we need a cultural shift first, libertarianism itself is an idea that is not just an economic theory, but rather it's a philosophy for life. It's about getting back to the basics, living in harmony with nature, without interference from others who wants to conform to their specific rigid ideals and standards and values. Only once we create a libertarian culture, can we expect to see a libertarian society, in a libertarian culture, we will see the rise of new ideas and practices that are based on self ownership, individual liberty, and property rights, we will see a change in how people view government authority figures and the world around them. And in this way, libertarianism is more than just an economic theory. It's also a lifestyle choice. See, in the end, libertarianism can yes in fact, helped save the world. It will save us from ourselves. It will give us the freedom to live in harmony with nature, without interference from others, while also creating a culture that we can expect to see a libertarian society flourish in a culture where we'll see again, a flourishing of self ownership, individual liberty, property rights, non aggression, for a better tomorrow. 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