State of Jefferson Podcast

"Turning a State of Mind into a State of Reality"

Welcome to Jefferson

Since 1941, overbearing states of California and Oregon make it more and more difficult to access our natural resources, create new businesses and continuously erode our natural rights to liberty and property.  Made to bend to the whims of the concentrated populations from the big cities to the south and north, the movement to forge a new state in the region has resurfaced. It's time to get off the sinking ship. So grab your favorite brew and listen as Phil, Josh and Aaron discuss history, politics, economics and the philosophy of liberty here at the State of Jefferson Podcast.
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New Website! New Name!

We are making the transition to a new show and new format.  You can now find us over at Jefferson Anarchy Hour.

As I’ve done this show, I’ve learned and grew a lot in my worldview.  In the search for the solution to lasting peace and prosperity, I’ve came to the most logically and morally consistent conclusion.  In light of that, I decided to change the name of the show.

While I was pondering that transition, Michael Shanklin, in a moment of perfect timing, reached out to me to have us join the Voluntary Virtues Network.

This might piss of some people, but I have to stay true to myself and what I believe based on my continuously growing knowledge of the world, history, logic and philosophy.

If you have subscribed to our mailing list don’t worry, you will automatically be subscribed over to our new one, once I get it set up.  If you like to follow us on facebook, thats ok, because I just changed the name so you are still on it.

After a sufficient amount of time has passed I will make the old URL auto-redirect to the new one.

This is not and ending, but a new beginning for us.

I hope you all follow us over to the new site and enjoy our show on youtube!

57: New Beginnings

This is our final episode as the State of Jefferson Podcast… but ot our final episode, period.

We are joining the Voluntary Virtues Network on youtube, and taking advantage of this to rebrand our show with a new name, feel, and video!

Our first show airs on Thursday 6/26/14 at 7am PST.  Most of our shows will be live (most) and will be available on youtube to watch at your convenience in perpetuity.

We still haven’t come up with a name just yet, so we’re using the placeholder “jeffcast” until then.  Don’t worry, you won’t have to re-subscribe or anything, and our new website will have a re-direct built in so that you don’t even have to know what it is, so no action on your part as a fan is necessary.

Anyhow, we tie up loose ends in this episode by responding to a listener email regarding chemtrails, and if they are a real thing.

Going forward, we will now be appearing on Voluntary Virtues with a new name, but it is still us and still about Jefferson, but just from a voluntaryist perspective, as we’ve become such, since doing this show has made us learn and grow towards that.

We cannot thank each and every one of you enough for sticking with us through this transition, despite real life often putting hurdles in our way, and we wouldn’t have made this leap forward in our show without you coming back and continuing to support us.

This isn’t the end, it is closing one chapter and opening a new and exciting one.  We love you all for your support!

SOJP 56: Subversive Tech

Phil and Aaron discuss subversive technologies, or, how technology is making the state an obsolete and irrelevant institution.  Technologies are progressing faster and more cleverly than governments can keep up with regulating oppressing the people.  The first lesson of government imposed prohibitions is that nothing the government does can eliminate demand for the product or service.  The free-market always finds a way, and if freedom itself is banned, then it will find a workaround too.

Additionally, we talk about how unregulated markets have become self-regulating, particularly in black markets.

Some of the tech discussed is cryptocurrencies (Bitcoin, Litecoin, etc), the Dark Web, The Tor Project, and 3d printing.

Towards the end we start getting into tangents about values and tolerance.  And weed.  It’s Jefferson, we’re pretty much required to about weed every now and then.

NOTE: Everything discussed in this episode is for educational purposes only.  We do not encourage anyone to break the law, we only use the topics discussed to make a point.

Episode 55: Interview with David West

In this episode Aaron and Phil talk to David West, our counterpart from Northern Jefferson. We discuss Davids time in the military, his eventual disillusionment and discharge as a conscientious objector,  his film making project known as Buck The System, His involvement with Double Crossed Radio and much much more. We’d like to again thank David for being on the show with us, we had a great time talking to you and learning about how you became an anarchist, we will be waiting to see what you come up with next.

Be sure to Check out Davids different projects here:

Buck The System Youtube

Buck The System Facebook

Buck The System Blogspot

Double Crossed Radio 

Double Crossed Radio Ucy.TV

 

54: Public Edumacation – Now with 33% more tangential banter!

We discuss how “great” public education in America is when compared with countries who do it better like Finland, fucktarded schools and their stupid programs (like buying bathroom time), private schools, free markets, corrupt politicians and much much more. We mention our Amazon Affiliate link, its been pointed out to me by a secret source (my wife) that you can also bookmark our amazon affiliate link as Amazon and bypass having to go to our website every time you want to buy off Amazon (for you lazy people). As well as major tangents including Airships, Leland Yee, Voting, Anarchy and Rob Ford (my kind of politician).


How to make schools better

Are you indoctrinated?

Finnish Schools

How Government Ruined the Gas Can

 

Episode 53: Cognitive Dissonance and Other Rants with Chuck

In this episode Phil and I, in a mad dash to find a way to make ourselves less boring while Josh was away brought our friend Chuck Horton from Double Crossed Radio on for a chat. The main focus was supposed to be on an article from The Daily Paul about cognitive dissonance. True to SOJP protocol we ranted and tangented our way through it. Hopefully you guys enjoy it as much as we did!

-Daily Paul Article and main focus of our show

-Double Crossed Radio’s Website and Radio Channel

-The Amazingly Awesome Conversion Video by Jacob Spinney

52: End the War on Drugs, For the Children

This podcast came to us through a Facebook conversation I had with a friend. She had shared a video of a lady nodding out on a public bus which had sadly in a way to shame her become a viral video. My friend had written a quick addendum to the original post about how sad it was and had offhandedly mentioned that the authorities should be called. That statement made me uncomfortable as a self described anarchist because I did not have a come back for it, apart from what I know from my own limited experiences with the drug treatment (read jail) and foster care systems. I decided to look into it and this podcast detailed most of what I found. I would like to caution all listeners to put your children to bed before listening to this and to keep an open mind. What we found was shocking, disgusting and one of the biggest (of course not talked about) failings by the system.

Drug Treatment Info

Where do the children who go to foster care go?

End the drug war for these kids

Another disgusting thing we found while researching this podcast

Episode 51: Interview with Walter Block

We have a very special guest this episode as we interview none other than Walter Block!

Dr. Block is a professor of economics at Loyola University in New Orleans, and is a Senior Fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute.

Listen as Dr. Block discusses how privatization can ensure the maximum prosperity for Jefferson, while still maintaining sound environmental stewardship, should we become our own state.

He also sets the record straight when the New York Times (ick) ran a hit piece about him trying to cherry pick his words out of context to paint him as a racist (hint: he’s not a racist).

Pay a visit Dr. Block’s website here!

Nice Degree, Here’s Your Spatula!

An old instructor once told me: “Proper prior planning prevents piss poor performance.”  Seems these days college students (and their parents) don’t look any further than graduating and getting that degree.  Don’t worry, once you get your degree, six figure jobs will just manifest and you will live the rest of your life worry-free!  But once you’ve got your fancy-pants degree in “History with a minor in 16th Century Eastern European Sewage Treatment,” what do you do now with your umpteen-thousand-dollar student loan?  As this article explains, in the world of today, your chances of finding that job are slim.  The only things that’s guaranteed is you get saddled with debt.  Bubbles are created by convincing people to invest in something that has no real ROI, and enable it with easy credit.

We always hear that “you’ll never amount to anything without an education.” But what good is an education when there are no jobs?  I can write pages about jobs in the United States being legislated, taxed, licensed and regulated out of existence and across ponds, but I want to focus on something specific here.

An often overlooked problem with public education: because it is ran by governments, and not the private market, there is no way for them to respond to what the market wants.  In a privatized system, schools who win are the ones who can brag about their students graduating and becoming gainfully employed.  Schools that fail at this will go out of business, because who wants to go to a school where the alumni end up as burger-flippers?

The schools that win will be the ones that see what skills the market demands and teach those skills.  Government run education is incapable of this because they are funded through taxation.  They don’t have any incentive to teach skills that matter in the real world because the funding will always be there.  Private schools, on the other hand, have to always stay abreast of what skills are in actual demand in the real world and act accordingly.  If they fail at that, they go bankrupt.

That is, ultimately, the problem with any government institution or service… they can’t go bankrupt, regardless if their “customers” aren’t satisfied.  It really doesn’t get any simpler than that.

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