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First Degree Liberty is hosted buy Chase Rachels and Mike Martelli. Chase Rachels spent a brief time in the US Air Force, be...

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March 03, 2013 02:13 PM PST
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Recently the Blue Ridge Liberty Project has come under fire for a policy that precludes religious people who's beliefs run counter to the non agression principle from being representatives of the organization. Join Chase and Mike as they discuss the policy, and ask the question "Is religion contradictory to the principles of voluntaryism and peaceful parenting?"

Here is the official statement from the BRLP:

What are the criteria for membership?

Everyone who believes in the universal principles of non-aggression (NAP) and self-ownership is eligible for membership in the Blue Ridge Liberty Project. However, one of the primary goals of our organization is to propagate the philosophy of Voluntaryism as far and wide as possible. Thus, ensuring the integrity of this message of peace and liberty is of the utmost importance to us. As such, we will not be accepting as members into the organization anyone whose beliefs run counter to the aforementioned principles. The purpose here is to prevent the philosophy from being conflated with mutually exclusive belief structures and ideas. To be clear, this provision may preclude many religious and secular persons alike. Some of these incompatible beliefs may include but are not limited to:

1. Acts of aggressive violence or the threat thereof are justified if ordained by God or any other being. This includes violence used against children in the form of corporal punishment
2. That God or any other being has the right to own other people
3. That violations of the NAP are ethically permissible in the pursuit of some “greater good”
4. Social contracts have the capacity to be just and binding
5. Land or any other scarce good is not “ownable” or must be owned collectively

To clarify, anyone whose religious or secular beliefs do not conflict with the core principles of Voluntaryism will be eligible for membership. Moreover, we will be working with other organizations and people in various events who do not hold in common all of our beliefs. For instance we may join up with members from the Veterans for Peace organization when holding an anti-war rally despite the fact that their beliefs may not be completely in line with the Voluntaryist philosophy.
Finally, as an outreach organization one of our primary goals will be to reach out to those who currently hold beliefs contrary to those of non-aggression and self-ownership.

Chase calls in Free Talk Live to discuss the issue with Stephanie Murphy and Stefan Molyneux, on the Sunday show 2/24/2013.

The Blue Ridge Liberty Project can be found here:

Opening Song:
"Jesus is Just Alright with me" by the Doobie Brothers

Closing Song:
"The Golden Age" by The Asteroids Galaxy Tour

February 16, 2013 08:51 PM PST

Chase and Mike give some advice to nerdy guys on how to attract females.

February 11, 2013 07:02 PM PST

Chase and Mike tackle the myth that there are too many people on the planet and not enough space or resources. The guys also expose the plan to reduce the world's population all in the name of saving the planet.

For more information Check out the Alex Jones Documentary "End Game"


With annotated bibliography here:

January 24, 2013 10:42 PM PST

Brett Veinotte of School Sucks Podcast joins Chase and Mike to talk about media propaganda. In the wake of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the media has been turning up the propaganda in order to create a sense of fear over guns. Brett helps the guys analyze the mainstream media's approach, and introduces the guys to his work.

Check out Brett's work at www.schoolsucksproject.com

Here's a link to the clip with Soledad O'Brien Vs. John Lott

The clip of JOe Scarborough's Morning Joe:

Larry Pratt Vs. Piers Morgan

And finally, check out this clip of journalist Ben Swan's segment called "Fact Check" for a rebuttle to the so called "facts" that Piers Morgan has been using:


January 16, 2013 07:58 PM PST

Chase and Mike talk about Alex Jones' break down on Piers Morgan and how the media spins propaganda. The media plays word games. They use words and phrases over and over again to build an association in your mind. Lately they have been trying to associate guns with violence, and gun violence with an epidemic. It is all designed to get the average person to fear guns, and to create the perception that there are gun toting psychos everywhere.

January 12, 2013 11:18 PM PST

Our favorite anti-liberty super villain, NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg, is leading the crusade against soda and sugary drinks. He blames 17 ounce drinks for making people obese, so like any good villain he's out to destroy big soda.

Can banning soda cure obesity? or is this just another power grab for El Bloombergo?

January 04, 2013 07:35 PM PST

Mike talks to Wes Bertrand about the end of the world, Alex Jones and Pessimism Porn, Non violent communication, and how to talk to statists. Wes is the host of Complete Liberty Podcast, one of the most influential shows in the liberty movement.

Check out Wes' work at www.completeliberty.com

For more information about Non Violent Communication (NVC) please check out


And if you want to get you're mind and body in shape then check out www.healthymindfitbody.com

December 19, 2012 07:57 PM PST

This episode originally aired as a Rant Farm episode, back in July of 2012.

In this show Mike gives some statistics proving that the hysteria surrounding gun violence is just hype. Chase and Mike discuss mass shootings, gun control, and the Second Amendment.

Intro Song: The Clash "Washington Bullets"

The links:


Penn & Teller's Bullshit on Gun Control

Stefan Molyneux's video "The Fascists that surround you"

December 15, 2012 12:58 PM PST

Chase and Mike discuss an article by Hans Herman Hoppe about 4 ways to lower the cost of healthcare.

You can check out Hoppe's work online at the Mises institute, www.mises.org

November 05, 2012 07:34 PM PST

Chase and Mike explain the economic principles behind price gouging, and discuss why its actually a good thing. The higher prices of goods encourages new suppliers to rush into the market, preventing shortages and rationing.

Opening song - "Money Talks" by AC/DC

Here are some links to the articles that Mike and Chase discussed on this episode:



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