It's Thanksgiving, and we all have something to be thankful for, even us libertarians. What am I thankful for? This is the twenty-third episode of The LAVA Spurt, The Libertarian Thanksgiving Edition.

A bit of personal history, my family can be traced back to three people who traveled to America on the Mayflower, including the first European woman to step on American soil, Mary Chilton. Interestingly enough, my aunt who did the genealogy to find all of this out is married to a man who is part Wampanoag Indian, a descendant of the Indians who were also at the first Thanksgiving. As a matter of a fact, my uncle's brother is a chief of one of the Wampanoag tribes. So, Thanksgiving with our family was always a bit special.

This Thanksgiving, for the second in a row, I will be 1500 miles away from that family. While I will miss them, I have more to be thankful for than at any time in my life. First, I get to spend the rest of my life with the best partner and mother to my children I could ever ask for. I'm very fortunate to be married to someone who loves liberty as much as I do, so much that she pushed me to make this journey to New Hampshire, and we couldn't be happier here. I'm also thankful for my wonderful, gifted, and beautiful boys. They are my joy and my life, and watching them grow into young men has been one of the most incredible experiences of my life. I'm thankful for the rest of my family as well, my parents who always have my back, even when they think I've moved their grandchildren away from them to join some cult.

Here are the top 7 things that libertarians should be thankful for.

 

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It's Thanksgiving, and we all have something to be thankful for, even us libertarians. What am I thankful for? Thank you for joining me on the twenty-third episode of The LAVA Spurt, The Libertarian Thanksgiving Edition.

A bit of personal history, my family can be traced back to three people who traveled to America on the Mayflower, including the first European woman to step on American soil, Mary Chilton. Interestingly enough, my aunt who did the genealogy to find all of this out is married to a man who is part Wampanoag Indian, a descendant of the Indians who were also at the first Thanksgiving. As a matter of a fact, my uncle's brother is a chief of one of the Wampanoag tribes. So, Thanksgiving with our family was always a bit special.

This Thanksgiving, for the second in a row, I will be 1500 miles away from that family. While I will miss them, I have more to be thankful for than at any time in my life. First, I get to spend the rest of my life with the best partner and mother to my children I could ever ask for. I'm very fortunate to be married to someone who loves liberty as much as I do, so much that she pushed me to make this journey to New Hampshire, and we couldn't be happier here. I'm also thankful for my wonderful, gifted, and beautiful boys. They are my joy and my life, and watching them grow into young men has been one of the most incredible experiences of my life. I'm thankful for the rest of my family as well, my parents who always have my back, even when they think I've moved their grandchildren away from them to join some cult.

But, I'm thankful for much more beyond my family. I'm thankful for the Free State Project which brought thousands of libertarians together in one place to work for liberty in our lifetimes. I'm also very thankful for my intentional family here in New Hampshire, a group of like-minded individuals who all have the same base moral code. I've met and become friends with some of the most incredible people you could image in my year of being in New Hampshire.

I also very thankful for you, the listeners of The LAVA Flow. You guys have helped me take what started off as a tiny podcast two years ago and taken it to heights I never thought it would achieve. You sharing and commenting and reviewing and talking about the show has made all the difference, and I can't thank you enough. I'm also very thankful for my supporters. I couldn't, or should I say I wouldn't, do this without you guys. You make it financially worth while to take a bit of time every week from my family and my leisure time to bring you this content. Thank you so much.

But, in this time of crazy politics and eroding freedoms in most areas of our lives, what do libertarians have to be thankful for? Here's a few things.

#1 - More and more people are becoming sick and tired of the way things are going. We had the lowest voter turnout in 20 years and more votes cast for third parties than we've had in the same period. More people are awakened to peaceful secession than ever before with movements popping up in many states around the country.

#2 - Technology is slowly making the government more and more ineffective. From Bitcoin to 3D printers, from the internet to phone apps, as technology becomes more prevalent in people's lives they will see how little they actually need government to take care of them from cradle to grave.

#3 - There are more of us now than ever. Ignoring the fact that the word libertarian has become a buzzword that has lost most of its meaning, the numbers of people who are actually libertarian in the strictest definition are actually growing.

#4 - Libertarians have places to escape now. Instead of having to be so spread out and so far away from other libertarians, there are places that libertarians are congregating to have fellowship and to have a collective impact on liberty. The Free State Project is here in New Hampshire, and Liberland is working hard to have it happen there as well. There are also other groups in the US like the Blue Ridge Liberation Project.

#5 - Homeschooling is becoming more acceptable and more prolific all over the place. I truly believe that the best way to achieve liberty for the future is to get kids out of government indoctrination centers. As homeschooling becomes less kooky and more mainsteam, kids will be less and less indoctrinated to authorioty and the state. This is good for everyone!

#6 - Let's not forget to be thankful that our communistic Pilgrim forefathers saw the errors of their ways and instituted a free market solution to bring them from the brink of despair. Who knows how different our history would be had the Pilgrims continued their socialism until they were all dead. The population the last winter of socialism in the new world started at 500 and fell to 60 because many refused to work for everyone else's benefit. This was when William Bradford abolished socialism and allowed every man to have his own land and grow his own food for his family. This is when the Pligirms thrived, thanks to the free market.

#7 - We can most be thankful that Bill Weld is fucking gone with his tail between his legs. Fuck that guy in the neck.

From me and mine to you and yours, have a very happy Thanksgiving.

Until next time... keep striking the root!

 

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