We must recognize that COVD, while it should be taken seriously, the fear of it should not rule us, or cause us to turn on each other.
We must eventually choose between mask mandates, lockdowns, and other disruptive measures in perpetuity, or learn to live with COVID as we have myriad other potentially dangerous diseases.
For the life so far of the podcast, our liberties have been under threat, particularly since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis. It was surprising in some cases, just how easily some of our Constitutional rights such as the freedom of religion were lost.
Which back episodes should you listen to? Here's a shortlist based upon the most listened to in 2020. Everything from Gen Flynn being freed, to the civil unrest, to COVID-19 are covered.
St. Thomas Moore had his Utopia, Marx and Engels had their Communist Manifesto. Though the latter is better known for the destructive nature of its implementation in this and the last century, it has a commonality with the other books mentioned: the necessity of authoritarianism. It is this need for an authoritarian form of government and a ruling class, either explicit as in the Republic or implicit as with Marx and Engels that binds most, if not all Utopian systems with each other.
Or, maybe I'll talk about something completely different. Maybe I'll talk about something you suggest! Whatever it is, I'll make sure to do my best to connect the stories to conservative/libertarian principles.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died leaving a huge vacancy in the Supreme Court. How does her loss affect the balance of the Court? What does each side want to happen?
Now under the scourge of COVID-19, it is painfully apparent that we don't have many of the freedoms we thought were guaranteed us, and the celebration of Independence Day, 2020, served as an uncomfortable reminder that freedom is not free and is not guaranteed.
Here's a little sample of my most recent podcast dealing with NJ Gov Murphy's plan to reopen New Jersey: To check out the entire podcast, click here.
I talk about General Flynn and how his exoneration relates to conservatism. I review NJ Governor Murphy's "The Road Back" plan to reopen the state's economy and finally I go in-depth to talk explain conservatism.