Over the course of my journey into the wide world of podcasting, video blogging and blogging, I've come across a bunch of truisms that helped me form my political beliefs, helped me through life, and sometimes made me laugh. This book is a compendium of a few of those things. There is one consistent theme that I kept coming across over and over again in my travels, and that theme was that everyone, to some degree, matter where they are on the political spectrum, unless of course they are totalitarian dictators or narcissistic Marxists, is a libertarian. Some of us have embraced it, others deny it, but by the end of this book, I hope to prove to you that yes, to some degree, YOU are a libertarian, and that it's just fine to come out and say it. My hope is that by the end of this book, you'll close it up, think deeply and say to yourself (or out loud if you are alone - I suppose you could do it out loud when you are around others but they may elicit some funny looks), I AM A LIBERTARIAN. At least to some degree.
Chris Future is a renowned author, blogger, video blogger and podcaster. He's produced over 900 podcasts, over 300 videos, totaling more than 2.2 million downloads. Future, a right leaning libertarian, took to the microphone in 2005 after reading a Wired magazine article about the death of radio, Future was enthralled with the concept of audio podcasting - in his mind a powerful new medium, finally giving everyone on the internet a voice. He has since expanded his offerings to videos, blogging and now books. My philosophy is simple: somewhere, either deep down or closer to the surface, everyone, to some degree is a libertarian. When you say: do you want to pay less tax and do you want to be left alone to live your life, then most people would agree says Future. I help people realize the libertarian within. Additionally, I like to propose practical solutions which will lead to liberty for all in our lifetimes. These think tanks and other policy institutes are great for education purposes, but we need action, and we need it now. My goal is to provide the tools for practical liberty, every day Future watched the rise of the Tea Party movement with great interest. These are my people he says. They want liberty and a return to the vision of the founders. We can all agree that we've strayed too far from that vision Future is planning a series of books leveraging the crowd to come up with solutions to help drive the government back down to its smaller form, what he likes to call pocket-size government The founders would be spinning in their graves if they saw the size and scope of government today. Government does not solve out problems - it is more than often the root cause of all of our problems