Lew Rockwell, libertarian and former chief of staff for Rep. Ron Paul, in the next installment of the Boiling Frogs interview series, co-hosted with Sibel Edmonds.
Lew Rockwell, founder and Chairman of the Ludwig von Mises Institute, joins us to discuss constitutional rule and the roll back of our liberties and constitutional rights during the past decade, the rise of the police state, the PATRIOT ACT and our tyrannical governmentâ€™s exemption from the rule of law domestically and internationally, our current economic model based on corporate fascism, and the need for ideological enlightenment. He talks about Eisenhower and how despite his commonly remembered speech warning against â€œunwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex,â€ he himself entrenched this very machinery in American life, and forged a program for the permanent militarization of our country. Rockwell talks about the Tea Party, and voices his criticism of their tendencies toward inconsistency, especially on the military and the issue of war, xenophobia, and on favoring national IDs, John Maynard Keynes and his admiration of the Nazi economic program, and more!
Lew Rockwell is a libertarian political commentator, activist, author, and founder and chairman of the Ludwig von Mises Institute. He served as Ron Paulâ€™s congressional chief of staff between 1978 and 1982. His website, lewrockwell.com, features a selection of articles, including opposition to war and imperialism. Mr. Rockwell is the author of Man, Economy, and Liberty: Essays in Honor of Murray N. Rothbard with Walter Block, and The Left, The Right, and The State.