This week, we delve into the firing of both Tucker Carlson and Don Lemon, and what it means for the news landscape. (Hint: Not good.) We also talk about the upcoming Manchester mayoral race, plant sales, homelessness, and more!
A Year in the Life of A Free Stater: Free State Project President Emeritus Carla Gericke’s Opening Speech
Catch my hilarious and poignant opening speech at Liberty Forum 2023, where you will find answers to questions like, did Carla accidentally murder the world’s funniest libertarian writer, and can you fight City Hall?
A Thousand Hours of Training to Braid Hair? And Other Reasons Government Sucks (Manch Talk 04/12/23)
Incentives matter but occupational licensing creates poverty by making it harder for people to make ends meet. It’s not Rocket Science, but you might need to go get a special certification to fertilize your lawn, even if you have a PhD in Chemistry!
What if government is filled with a combination of narcissists, liars, paranoids, and voyeurs? What if government is designed to attract the worst kind of people, people whose deepest desire is to control other people’s behavior–YOURS.
They think they know better and they’re going to make you do what they want.
Under normal circumstances, we recognize this as bullying and know it shouldn’t be encouraged… We know that is a bad personality trait and bullies should be avoided…
You accept that government officials and bureaucrats think they can tell you what to do in almost every aspect of your life now… They think they’re the boss of you… Like an… owner? Like they own you?
I was recently interviewed by NBC10Boston and was genuinely surprised when the host claimed (paraphrasing) that trans people have superior rights to libertarians because it was an innate trait/”they were born that way”. [See starting around minute 23:10 to end for that discussion.]
This has been bothering me for weeks…
I was born free.
If you don’t think humans are born free, who do you think owns you/a part of you?
How much of you?
Does that change over your lifetime?
How may your owners divest of you?
Does consent matter?
Does it have to be informed consent or can they experiment on you because they own a part (or all) of you?
These are questions worth grappling with. Don’t accept your government has the authority it is claiming over you. They will take everything you concede and more.
Either you fight for your freedom now, or you are, or will, be a slave, and be warned: Government is a fickle master.
Granite Staters! Guess what’s coming up this weekend? The “Made in NH” Expo at the DoubleTree downtown. Tix are only $10 & it’s a really fun experience & a great way to meet fellow business people hustling their passions in the @FreeStateNH! Recommend https://t.co/gaglySDHib— Carla Gericke, Live Free And Thrive! (@CarlaGericke) April 11, 2023
National divorce is in the news. Carla ponders why we don’t avoid problems and simply let voters decide every 10 or 20 years whether they want to stay united or not. Tammy takes us on an in-depth journey through the current New Hampshire budget, especially relating to education funding. And, wow, the next Mayor of Manchester just got a 47% raise!