Happy Independence Day! We look at what universal health care actually looks like, and it is grim. What's in the News with stories on government theft, nanny state, unintended consequences, charitable giving, and government waste. We also have an Ancap App segment on Heleum, an app that accelerates your savings. And, How to Live a LAVA Lifestyle on celebrating our independence. This episode is brought to you by Swarm City, a decentralized commerce meta-platform that allows people to participate in commerce without interference from a third party.

WHAT’S RUSTLING MY JIMMIES

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There are few things that piss me off more than children being harmed, as you likely heard on my last episode where I talked about children being tortured in public schools. This week, a case that I've watched for a few weeks came to a heartbreaking end, and it has me really pissed off.

Charlie Gard is a 10-month-old baby who suffers from a rare genetic disorder called mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome. It’s a horrendous condition that leads to organ malfunction, brain damage, and other symptoms. The hospital that had been treating the boy, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London, made the determination that nothing more can be done for him and he must be taken off of life support. He should “die with dignity,” they said. The parents, Chris Gard and Connie Yates, disagreed.

This is the very crucial thing to understand: they are not insisting that Great Ormond Street Hospital be forced to keep Charlie on life support. Rather, they want to take him out of the hospital and to America to undergo a form of experimental therapy that a doctor here had already agreed to administer. Chris and Connie raised over $1.6 million to fund this last-ditch effort to save their child’s life. All they needed the British hospital to do was release their child into their care, which doesn’t seem like a terribly burdensome request. They would then leave the country and try their luck with treatment here. However slim the chance of success may have been, it was better than just sitting by and watching their baby die.

Here’s where things get truly insane and barbaric. The hospital refused to give Charlie back to his parents. The matter ended up in the courts, and, finally, in the last few days, the European Court of “Human Rights” ruled that the parents should be barred from taking their son to the United States for treatment. According to the “human rights” court, it is Charlie’s human right that he expire in his hospital bed in London. The parents are not allowed to try and save his life. It is “in his best interest” to simply die, they ruled.

WHAT'S IN THE NEWS

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In government theft news, a new federal bill seeks to track your money and assets incessantly, will enjoin any business with government ties to act as a de facto arm of DHS, and would steal all of your assets — including Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies — should you fail to report funds when traveling with over $10,000.

In asshats using the nanny state news, Parents Against Underage Smartphones is collecting signatures to get Initiative 29 on the Colorado 2018 ballot to stop the sale of smartphones for use by children younger than 13 years old.

In unintended consequences news, Seattle's first-in-the-nation $15 per hour minimum wage law is hurting the workers it aimed to help, a new study has found.

In without the government news, charitable giving in the U.S. topped $390 billion in 2016, up nearly 3 percent from 2015. I wonder how high this would have been without the government stealing large portions of our paychecks?

In government waste news, the money they steal from you can't even be used efficiently. The Pentagon overspent between $26 and $28 million on useless camouflage for the Afghan National Army (ANA), a government watchdog study found.

ANCAP APP

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There's a new app coming that you want to be a part of. I've been in the beta program for this app for a few months now and it is genius, and the beta will be ending soon. I want you to be a part of this and to get in on the beta before it ends.

The app is called Heleum (H-E-L-E-U-M) and it's a way to accelerate your savings. It works very simply, but the back-end code is brilliant.

Heleum is an automated app that grows your money by letting it float into rising currencies. First, you create and add money to an account on Uphold.com. Uphold is an online wallet that helps you store your money in many different currencies. Then, you allow Heleum to access your account. Heleum will instruct Uphold to trade bits of your money into other currencies. Heleum later converts your money back into dollars, plus whatever gains it has earned for you.

Check it out at thelavaflow.com/savings and accelerate your savings today!

HOW TO LIVE A LAVA LIFESTYLE

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On July 4, 1776, fifty-six representatives from the British colonies in America signed the Declaration of Independence. With their signatures, the British colonies in America dissolved their relationship with England completely. The document they signed said the following…

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

But, as much as these words are beautiful and correct, how did the founders live up to these words?

 

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TEASER INTRO

Happy Independence Day! We look at what universal health care actually looks like, and it is grim. What's in the News with stories on government theft, nanny state, unintended consequences, charitable giving, and government waste. We also have an Ancap App segment on Heleum, an app that accelerates your savings. And, How to Live a LAVA Lifestyle on celebrating our independence. This episode is brought to you by Swarm City, a decentralized commerce meta-platform that allows people to participate in commerce without interference from a third party.

INTRO 

“Welcome to The LAVA Flow, channeling the flow of information to the Libertarian, Anarcho-capitalist, Voluntaryist, and Agorist community. Find us at thelavaflow.com. Here’s your host, Rodger Paxton.”

Thank you for joining me this week, coming to you from the only state in the country that has a Libertarian caucus in the state house, this is the show that will bring you the people, places, and events that everyone in the liberty revolution needs to know. You can catch me on Twitter @TheLAVAFlowPod.

This is episode sixty-five, What Universal Healthcare Looks Like, and it's Tuesday, July 4th, 2017, when there have already been more than 607 people killed by police this year. What's Rustling My Jimmies this week? You're about to find out! Let’s Do It To It!

WHAT’S RUSTLING MY JIMMIES

There are few things that piss me off more than children being harmed, as you likely heard on my last episode where I talked about children being tortured in public schools. This week, a case that I've watched for a few weeks came to a heartbreaking end, and it has me really pissed off.

Charlie Gard is a 10-month-old baby who suffers from a rare genetic disorder called mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome. It’s a horrendous condition that leads to organ malfunction, brain damage, and other symptoms. The hospital that had been treating the boy, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London, made the determination that nothing more can be done for him and he must be taken off of life support. He should “die with dignity,” they said. The parents, Chris Gard and Connie Yates, disagreed.

This is the very crucial thing to understand: they are not insisting that Great Ormond Street Hospital be forced to keep Charlie on life support. Rather, they want to take him out of the hospital and to America to undergo a form of experimental therapy that a doctor here had already agreed to administer. Chris and Connie raised over $1.6 million to fund this last-ditch effort to save their child’s life. All they needed the British hospital to do was release their child into their care, which doesn’t seem like a terribly burdensome request. They would then leave the country and try their luck with treatment here. However slim the chance of success may have been, it was better than just sitting by and watching their baby die.

Here’s where things get truly insane and barbaric. The hospital refused to give Charlie back to his parents. The matter ended up in the courts, and, finally, in the last few days, the European Court of “Human Rights” ruled that the parents should be barred from taking their son to the United States for treatment. According to the “human rights” court, it is Charlie’s human right that he expire in his hospital bed in London. The parents are not allowed to try and save his life. It is “in his best interest” to simply die, they ruled.

These doctors and this court have literally said that this child should be euthanized by saying he is not allowed to be treated by anyone else and that he must die. They have given this child nothing short of a death sentence. This is absolutely barbaric and disgusting, but when the state owns you from cradle to grave, this is inevitable. This is no different than a slave master telling his slave that he cannot seek medical care as the slave sees fit. If you don't believe the state owns you after this then you are either ignorant or naive. 

But, surely this can't happen in America, right? This could only happen in socialist European countries, you may say. People used to say the same thing about Obamacare and many other socialist policies that have slowly crept over to America from Europe. 

Now, to be fair, the treatment the parents are seeking is experimental and would be a very long shot of having success. I admit that, as do the child's parents. But, the alternative to this treatment is death, period, and I believe the parents have a right, no a fucking duty to do everything possible to preserve the life of their child. Experimental procedures have been known to prolong and even save lives, even in long shots such as this one. But, the hospital and the courts think it is more humane and in the baby's best interests to let him fucking die. Fuck these guys in the neck, every one of them. As Rare.us said:

The parents themselves have acknowledged that the treatment is a Hail Mary, but why would they not try it if the alternative is death? And why in the hell does the frigid hospital staff get to make that decision rather than the mother and father? Experimental procedures can prolong and even save lives, and it would be an unusual mother who didn’t go to the most extreme measures to save her child. Yet that warm instinct, one of humanity’s most imperishable, is being subverted by a clutch of distant experts who assert that they know better. Mindless appeals to authority are now so strong that they hold greater weight in law than the morality of protecting life. It’s an abomination.

Gard’s isn’t a Terry Schiavo-style case, where differing next-of-kin desires for the ailing are pitted against each other. It also isn’t an abortion case—Charlie is very much out of the womb... It’s more akin to the case of Justina Pelletier, a Connecticut girl also with a mitochondrial disease who was removed unwillingly from her parents’ custodyand locked in a ward at Boston Children’s Hospital for 16 months by all-knowing authorities who insisted her problem was psychiatric. She didn’t improve while there and says she’s “doing a lot better” now that she’s being surgically treated outside of state-ordered captivity.

In both of cases, government laid claim to the roles of caregiver, doctor and jailor. In Charlie’s case, they’ve also donned the garb of executioner. So a baby will die. The experts say it’s for the best.

This is clearly an abuse of power by these doctors and courts and is one of the main reasons why universal healthcare is immoral. But, to me, this begs the question. Clearly, this hospital is now guilty of kidnapping and is still in the act of kidnapping until they either release Charlie or Charlie dies. This is a clear violation of the non-aggression principle. As a libertarian, what moral actions could Charlie's parents take to resolve this situation? I know what I would do as a parent, but what would you do? What do you think would be their next course of action? I'd love to hear from you on this one. Find The LAVA Flow on Twitter and Facebook or shoot me an email at rodger@thelavaflow.com and let me know your thoughts. Tell me what you would do in this case, or tell me what you think would be the right thing to do from a libertarian perspective.

WHAT'S IN THE NEWS

In government theft news, a new federal bill seeks to track your money and assets incessantly, will enjoin any business with government ties to act as a de facto arm of DHS, and would steal all of your assets — including Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies — should you fail to report funds when traveling with over $10,000.

Under the guise of combating money laundering, Senate Bill 1241, “Combating Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing, and Counterfeiting Act of 2017,” ramps up regulation of digital currency and other autocratic financial controls in an attempt to ensure none of your assets can escape one of the State’s most nefarious, despised powers: civil asset forfeiture.

All of this under the farcically broad umbrella of fighting terrorism.

Civil forfeiture grants the government robbery writ large: your cash, property, and assets can be stolen completely sans due process, your guilt — frequently pertaining to drug ‘crimes’ — matters not.

Characterized as an effort to “to improve the prohibitions on money laundering, and for other purposes,” the bill severely curtails the right to travel freely, without undue hindrance, as travelers with more than $10,000 in assets — including those held digitally, like Bitcoin — must file a report with the U.S. government.

According to the legislation, reports Smaulgold.com, the Secretary of Homeland Security and the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection must, within 18 months of the legislation’s passage, devise a “border protection strategy to interdict and detect prepaid access devices, digital currencies, or other similar instruments, at border crossings and other ports of entry for the United States, including an assessment of infrastructure needed [emphasis added] to carry out the strategy […]

“The obligation to declare amounts in any form over $10,000 exists, irrespective of whether customs officials have a way of detecting such holdings. Since digital currencies technically travel with the holder [wherever] the holder goes, one would have to declare one’s entire crypto portfolio each time the holder entered the U.S.”

This is scary as fuck. So, in essence, if you hold more than $10,000 in cryptocurrency wherever they may be and you don't fill out the declaration form when traveling, they can steal all of those assets legally if this bill passes. This is the essence of guilty until proven innocent and is exactly why civil asset forfeiture is such a disgusting abuse of power and completely immoral. I recommend that if you are traveling outside of the US that you make sure your cryptocurrencies are well hidden to the point where authorities can't find them. Even if they're not on a local wallet on your person, they are still susceptible to this law. 

And, this appears to even include hard assets such as gold or silver. So, if you are carrying several ounces of gold and don't declare it, they can steal that too, and much easier since it is physical. This is why cryptocurrency is so important. It is easier to hide, easier to secure, and easier to transfer overseas. If you have hard assets, leave those hidden at home or in a safe somewhere, and travel with well hidden and secure cryptocurrency. 

In asshats using the nanny state news, Parents Against Underage Smartphones is collecting signatures to get Initiative 29 on the Colorado 2018 ballot to stop the sale of smartphones for use by children younger than 13 years old.

The proposal states:

"Initiative 29 prohibits retailers from selling or permitting the sale of a smartphone to a person under the age of 13, or to any person who indicates that the smartphone will be wholly or partially owned by a person under the age of 13. Retailers must verbally inquire about the age of the intended primary owner of the smartphone prior to the sale, document the response, and file a monthly report to the Department of Revenue."

Retailers who sell a smartphone for use by a preteen would get a warning for the first offense but could be fined from $500 to $20,000 for subsequent violations.

The founder of the group, Dr. Timothy Farnum, a board certified anesthesiologist, said earlier this month that once children get a smartphone, they change. He said, "They go from being outgoing, energetic, interested in the world and happy, to reclusive. They want to spend all their time in their room. They lose interest in outside activities. Eventually, kids are going to get phones and join the world, and I think we all know that, but little children, there’s just no good that comes from that,”

This is unreal. I know there are people out there who want to use the guns of the government to tell you how to live your life, but this one has to be one of the most nannyish examples I've ever seen in my life. What's next, a bill telling you when you must have your kid out of diapers or when you should stop feeding them baby food? This is a disgusting encroachment of individual liberties and, thanks to the referendum laws in Colorado, this could actually become law, even though it's a long shot.

In unintended consequences news, Seattle's first-in-the-nation $15 per hour minimum wage law is hurting the workers it aimed to help, a new study has found. The working poor are making more per hour but taking home less pay. The University of Washington paper asserts the new wages boosted worker pay by 3 percent, but also resulted in a 9-percent reduction in hours and a $125 cut to the monthly paychecks. The law also cost the city 5,000 jobs, the report said.

Of course, this was all predicted by numerous economists who knew exactly what this raise would cause. But, there's no using logic with liberals when their feels are so important.

Jacob Vigdor, one of the team of researchers studying the issues for Seattle, said, "This is a two-edged sword. And if you raise this minimum wage the way Seattle did you run the risk of actually taking money away from the people you are trying to help."

It doesn't take a genius or even an economist to figure this out. When you raise the cost of something then demand will go down, labor is no exception. The price of low-skilled labor is too high in Seattle and other cities in the country so the demand has dropped, plain and simple. And this supply and demand curve hurts the people who need it the most, the unskilled and poor. Thanks, government.

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In without the government news, charitable giving in the U.S. topped $390 billion in 2016, up nearly 3 percent from 2015. I wonder how high this would have been without the government stealing large portions of our paychecks?

Aggie Sweeney, the chair of Giving USA Foundation, said, "Americans remained generous in 2016, despite it being a year punctuated by economic and political uncertainty. We saw growth in every major sector, indicating the resilience of philanthropy and diverse motivations of donors."

Giving to all major categories increased. Religion remains the largest recipient of charitable dollars, increasing 3 percent last year to $123 billion. Education ranked second, taking in $59.8 billion, up 3.6 percent; human services increased 4 percent to $46.8 billion, and giving to health rose 5.7 percent to $33.1 billion. Giving to arts and cultural organizations increased 6.4 percent to $18.2 billion while giving to international affairs increased 4.6 percent to $22 billion. Giving to environmental and animal organizations increased 7 percent to $11 billion.

I give to charities, organizations, and causes that I believe in, and I'm sure you do as well. I would be able to give so much more if the government wasn't taking around 40% of my paycheck through various taxes and giving that money to causes and organizations that I don't believe in. Instead of sending my money to fund wars and drug prohibition, I would send it to the Institute for Justice or the Innocence Project or the Tenth Amendment Center or any of the myriad of legitimate charities working to restore and preserve individual liberties in this country. We have the right to spend the fruits of our labors as we see fit. Now we just need to remind the government of that. 

In government waste news, the money they steal from you can't even be used efficiently. The Pentagon overspent between $26 and $28 million on useless camouflage for the Afghan National Army (ANA), a government watchdog study found.
Conducted by the Special Investigator General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), the study not only found that between November 2008 and January 2017 the Defense Department purchased uniforms for the ANA without ensuring the suitability of the camouflage pattern for Afghan environs, but also overpaid for a proprietary pattern over more cost-effective options.

According to the study, the pattern chosen for the ANA uniforms may actually put soldiers at greater risk, making them stick out like a sore, green thumb against a tan landscape. Though some lands in the northern provinces of Afghanistan are lush and fertile—forests cover only 2.1 percent of the country’s land area—most of the country is either arid or semi-arid desert, making the green “forest” pattern chosen for the uniforms potentially worse than useless.

Um. Did anyone actually go to Afghanistan before buying these uniforms? I mean, come on! 

The Defense Department chose a “camouflage pattern without determining the pattern’s effectiveness in Afghanistan compared to other available patterns,” the report said in its conclusion. “As a result, neither DOD nor the Afghan government knows whether the ANA uniform is appropriate to the Afghan environment, or whether it actually hinders their operations by providing a more clearly visible target to the enemy.”

The pattern procured was a proprietary design created and owned by HyperStealth Biotechnology Corporation, a Canadian firm established in 1999.

The Defense Department personnel responsible for assisting the Afghans with uniform specifications found the HyperStealth company “through internet searches,” and the then-Afghan Defense Minister Abdul Rahim Wardak “liked what he saw,” ultimately settling on the forest pattern.

John Sopko, the special inspector general for SIGAR, was indigent about the DoD’s practices. Sopko told USA Today, “My concern is what if the [Afghan] minister of defense liked purple, or liked pink? Are we going to buy pink uniforms for soldiers and not ask questions?”

The decision cost the department tens of millions in additional tax dollars.

Sopko also said, “This is just simply stupid on its face. We wasted $28 million of taxpayers’ money in the name of fashion because the defense minister thought that that pattern was pretty. So if he thought pink or chartreuse was it, would we have done that?”

This is typical of government waste. Wouldn't you much rather have your own money and be able to make decisions about where it should go? I guarantee any decision you could make with $28 million would be a much better decision than this shit.

ANCAP APP

There's a new app coming that you want to be a part of. I've been in the beta program for this app for a few months now and it is genius, and the beta will be ending soon. I want you to be a part of this and to get in on the beta before it ends.

The app is called Heleum (H-E-L-E-U-M) and it's a way to accelerate your savings. It works very simply, but the back-end code is brilliant.

Heleum is an automated app that grows your money by letting it float into rising currencies. First, you create and add money to an account on Uphold.com. Uphold is an online wallet that helps you store your money in many different currencies. Then, you allow Heleum to access your account. Heleum will instruct Uphold to trade bits of your money into other currencies. Heleum later converts your money back into dollars, plus whatever gains it has earned for you.

This app is completely automated and grows your money for you, without any interaction from you. It essentially trades between the 16 most traded international currencies and the top three cryptocurrencies when there are dips and rises. Heleum only makes money if you make money by taking a portion of your gains for themselves. In the current beta program, they are guaranteeing 2% growth per month and they keep everything above that for development. Once the app goes live, you get to keep more of your money. And, you can withdraw your money anytime you want.

But does it work? Look, I've been watching this closely for months. It's also been fully checked out by several people I trust implicitly. It works and it is for real. And, your money does grow. Heleum’s average growth rate was over 2% per month from December 2015 to February 2017. Since March, the algorithm was fine-tuned and it has generated over 5% in gains per month. That is 60% a year. That is insane!

If you get in now, you will be able to be involved in the app testing and get even more gains. The app will come out in September of this year, but trust me, you want in on this beta. You can get started for as little as $50, or as much as you want.

And, best yet, the investment is practically crash-proof. Large crashes often temporarily speed up the success of our algorithm because they cause a lot of volatility in a short amount of time. Heleum is not gambling on long-term moves. It makes gains on the natural price wiggles that occur between symbols every few hours.

The guys behind this are super transparent and are keeping their community involved in every step of the process. I support this 100%, but I've been hesitant to share it with you guys until I could feel comfortable vouching for it. Well, now I feel comfortable.

You can join this beta and begin growing your savings automatically by going to thelavaflow.com/savings. Check it out closely, look at their stats, and see how much gains they have had already. You will be impressed. Make sure to use the link thelavaflow.com/savings. This is an affiliate link for me.

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HOW TO LIVE A LAVA LIFESTYLE

On July 4, 1776, fifty-six representatives from the British colonies in America signed the Declaration of Independence. With their signatures, the British colonies in America dissolved their relationship with England completely. The document they signed said the following…

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

But, as much as these words are beautiful and correct, how did the founders live up to these words? As Matt Zwolinksi said on bleedingheartlibertarians.com

And yet, it is precisely because we have a special appreciation for the philosophical ideals on which the Declaration is based that libertarians must also feel a certain amount of frustration with the 4th of July. The Declaration, to us, represents a statement of hope and promise. But it is a promise, we recognize, that has gone largely unfulfilled. Our rights to “Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness” have not been well-secured by the institutions our founders created. And we, like they, have suffered “a long train of abuses and usurpations” against our liberty: an expensive, destructive, and ineffective war on drugs; a surveillance state that operates without any hint of respect for privacy, due process, or the rule of law; and a government that continually privileges the interests of large corporations over the rights of ordinary citizens.

It was frustrated, of course, right from the start. At the same time that Jefferson was declaring all men to have been endowed by their Creator with inalienable rights, almost 20% of the American population was suffering the most egregious violation of those rights imaginable under the institution of slavery.

John Adams believed that Independence Day “ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.”

John’s hopeful prediction did not quite pan out. It is well known, for example, that he expected Independence to be celebrated on the Second of July, since that was when American Independence was officially proclaimed by the Second Continental Congress. In addition, John did not anticipate that some of the festivities he recommended would later become illegal. Celebrate the Fourth of July with a gun and you might land in jail. If you want a bonfire or parade, you will need a special government permit. And depending on your state, the private use of fireworks (“illuminations”) might get you arrested. Ironically, consumer fireworks are banned in Massachusetts, John’s beloved home state, so if he were alive today and wanted to follow his own advice, he would need to go elsewhere to celebrate freedom legally. New Hampshire, this year, made firecrackers legal, while some fireworks were already legal in the state.

But, we should still celebrate today, and every Independence Day, for what it is supposed to be, a celebration of true liberty. Sadly, we celebrate it in a country that has no idea what true liberty is, but we should celebrate it all the same, because independence, true independence, is worth celebrating. And that is what I celebrate today. My right of independence. My right to secede. 

Carried to its conclusion, this right to secede—to divide and devolve political power ever further—can extend not only to nations and regions, but to still smaller political units like counties and cities, culminating finally in the ability of each individual to live as a self-governing sovereign. As Murray Rothbard wrote:

[O]nce one concedes that a single world government is not necessary, then where does one logically stop at the permissibility of separate states? If Canada and the United States can be separate nations without being denounced as being in a state of impermissible “anarchy,” why may not the South secede from the United States? New York State from the Union? New York City from the state? Why may not Manhattan secede? Each neighborhood? Each block? Each house? Each person? But, of course, if each person may secede from government, we have virtually arrived at the purely free society, where defense is supplied along with all other services by the free market and where the invasive State has ceased to exist.

I declare my independence and I celebrate it. Today, and every day. Will you join me?

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OUTRO

Thank you for listening to the show this week. As always, I need to thank my favorite camping partner, Jessica, for her help with this show. For the show notes to this episode, where I put links and other information that has been on this show, go to thelavaflow.com/65.

I have two new iTunes reviews this week!

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Pauly, thanks! I love it!

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