The Jason Stapleton Program - 748: Trump Builds "Coalition" Against China

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748: Trump Builds "Coalition" Against China
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It appears Trump realizes the error of taking on China alone, so he's working to assemble a coalition of nations to fight his trade war with him.

Larry Kudlow is out carrying the president's water, making the case that this is all China's fault for abusing the US for years.

It doesn't matter who's to blame, the one thing you can be sure of is this war will hurt everyone. Remember, nobody wins a trade war.

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As I've discussed recently on the show, Putin has been shoring up his relationships with American adversaries. Most recently with China. Now, he's sidling up to Turkey and Iran.

The goal is to solidify ties between the three nations to exert influence over Syria and the Middle East.

While America is making enemies of friends, Russia is doing the opposite.

Jason

 

 

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The Jason Stapleton Program - 747: Why the DMV Sucks: A case for Free Market Competition

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It's not hard to tell what today's show is going to be about. I happened to go to the DMV yesterday to get a new Drives License. It turns out; I didn't even make it in the door. The line was down around the block at 3 in the afternoon.

No private company would survive if it treated it's customers the way the DMV treats its citizens. It's pathetic and the perfect example of what a government protected monopoly looks like.

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The Jason Stapleton Program - 735: Libertarian Wants to give Shotguns to the Homeless

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Ignoring the philosophical inconsistencies associated with "giving" shotguns away my first thought is "what the $^#%?)

I first saw the article posted in the private Facebook group, and after reading the headline, I thought, "This seems like a bad idea."

But I wanted to give the Libertarian candidate from Michigan the benefit of the doubt before passing judgment. So I read the article. I have now concluded with certainty that Brian Ellison is a moron.

Brian is the aforementioned Libertarian running against incumbent Debbie Stabenow for a US Senate seat. Clearly, Mr. Ellison hasn't spent a lot of time with the homeless, or he would have realized that most of them suffer from mental or drug addiction and giving them firearms is probably not the best solution to solving the violent crime problem the homeless face.

In fact, Ellison seems more concerned with police being armed with rifles than he is handing a depressed alcoholic a loaded shotgun.

Why does the LP keep fielding these types of candidates? I'll tell you why. It's all they can get. Anyone of substance who stands a chance of winning either leaves the party or seeks to distance themselves from it. I cite Austin Petersen and Larry Sharpe as two recent examples.

It breaks my heart to see our ideas promoted by the worst possible people. Just one more reason this show is so important.

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The Jason Stapleton Program - 734: My Talk with the Motor Madhouse

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Well, today's my birthday. I've decided I'm taking the day off and enjoying a beautiful southern California day.

But I don't want to leave you without a show...

So I decided I'd let you hear a recent interview I gave to the boys over at Motor Madhouse. It's a great podcast about cars hosted by a couple of guys who love liberty.

If you want to check out their show here's the link:
https://themotormadhouse.fireside.fm/

Enjoy your weekend!

Jason

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The Jason Stapleton Program - 733: Positive vs. Negative Rights

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I had a lot of questions on Twitter after our short conversation about rights. I've been doing this so long that sometimes I forget we have people who are new to the idea of positive and negative rights, and so I thought it would be a good idea to discuss them using a few simple examples.

Libertarians believe in and support Negative Rights since they do not conflict. Positive rights on the other hand often conflict with someone's Negative Rights. Because of this most libertarians reject the idea of Postive Rights outside of those imposed by contract.

This will be more clear after you listen to today's show but I wanted to give you a taste of what you're going to hear.

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As I suspected, in the absence of proper leadership and guidance some student protested descended into chaos yesterday with kids running through malls, throwing rocks at random cars and attacking the public.

For most of these kids, the opportunity to teach was squandered. Sad.

Jason

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The Jason Stapleton Program - 730: Supreme Court Power -Where does it End?

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A few days ago I talked about the Justice Departments decision to sue the state of California over its decision to protect illegal immigrants from deportation by passing a law preventing companies from voluntarily helping ICE.

Now, setting aside my distaste for a law which prevents voluntary association California does have some authority.

The Constitution does not give the federal government the authority to deal in this matter. It is left to the States or to the people.

Well, I got a little backlash on social media so I thought I'd go a little deeper today in a full breakdown.

Jason

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The Jason Stapleton Program - 729: Jason Goes On A Rant

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Yeah, it's just me in the studio today, and I was running late from the jump this morning trying to get things squared away for my business. I ended up running into a little snafu with my bank. I'll explain on the show today.

From there we'll move over to talk about Donald Trump's decision to meet with Kim Jong Un. It looks like they're discussing denuclearization. We'll see. That's all I can say.

Finally, American kids are getting fatter. If you're shocked, have the person standing next to you punch you in the face for being so out of touch. It turns out the Marine Corps is having trouble finding recruits.

Short show notes today. Enjoy your weekend!

Jason

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The Jason Stapleton Program - 728: Trump is a Dog, Koch is a Hero

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Before we get to the news...

Big thank you to everyone who's supported the show by joining the membership program. For those in the $10 or higher range, we'll be holding our first live stream the Friday!

If you'd like to join you can go to http://www.patreon.com/thejsp

Now to the news!

Is there anyone in America who doesn't think Donald Trump is a womanizer?

Married three times, admitted affairs, the man was even caught on tape talking about grabbing a woman by her...you get it.

Far be it for me to judge. I don't. But it should not be surprising to anyone that a porn star named Stormy Daniels was paid $130,000 and asked to sign a non-disclosure to protect the president from what many think is an affair with the movie star.

I guess I don't know what the outrage is. If you're a moral person, this will bother you, but it didn't bother very many on the right. The elected him.

It seems like it's not much more than bias media looking for a way to dig up a scandal.

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Charles Koch is out bashing the president's anticipated tariffs, and in true libertarian fashion, he's using log and facts to prove his point.

But he's also doing something I've been advocating for a long time. He's tugging at your heartstrings and destroying the moral superiority of the opposing argument.

I'll read some of what he said on the show today. Wish we have a few more billionaires like him out living the principles he claims to support.

 

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The Jason Stapleton Program - 727: Sessions Attacks California and Geek Squad Spies for the FBI

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Interesting show today. Despite reports that early voter turnout favored Democrats, on election night Republicans turned out the vote doing far better in total numbers.

Keep in mind this is just a primary. Total voter turnout for Republicans was 1.5 million while Democrats rallied only 1 million.

Here's what's sad, In a state with nearly 30 million people, only 2.5 million turned out to vote. That's pathetic. You wonder why incumbents always win and liberty candidates never get a shot? It's because we don't get out and vote in the primary.

Ted Cruz got 1.3 million of the 1.5 million votes cast. It was a landslide. Now I know nothing about the candidates running against him, but none of them stood a chance. He had the money, the name, and the infrastructure. Now he's back for another term.

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Jeff Sessions has declared war on California...well maybe that's a bit of an exaggeration. He is suing them over a recent law that prevents people from voluntarily cooperating with immigration authorities.

He claims there's "no nullification and no secession."

I'll give you my thoughts on the show today.

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Finally, I've got a story about the FBI and Geek Squad. Apparently, the FBI has been paying Geek Squad employees to circumvent the 4th amendment and search your computer without a warrant. This is happening more and more, and it makes me angry. The government exists to protect liberty not to violate it. If we don't stand up against this egregious violation, we guarantee the abuse will continue.

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The Jason Stapleton Program - 726: North Korea Announces Plans to Drop It's Nuke Program

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You know, I've spoken a lot about North Korea and my belief that they are "rational actors" and not a crazy rouge nation. But for a moment today, I called that belief into question.

Lucky for me I quickly realized I am (of course) right. (was there ever any doubt)

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I haven't figured out the WHY yet, but I know North Korea will not be giving up its nuclear program. To do so now ould mean repeating the mistakes of other countries who capitulated to US pressure and ended up devastated.

North Korea MUST continue down its current path if it has any hope of long-term survival.

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Early voting for Texas is in, and it's not looking good for Republicans. It turns out my suspicions about Trump and Republican prospects this year were correct yet again! (don't doubt me)

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Finally, Twitter has apparently been censoring Pro-Life Tweets. This is something they can do. It's their platform. But they should be mindful of the fact that they have created a platform for people to exercise a 1st amendment right. If they choose to down this path they may find people lose faith in their service especially considering how fickled the American consumer can be.

Thanks!

Jason

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