Originally published on IPR:
2020 Libertarian Party presidential candidate Adam Kokesh sent out the following e-mail to readers about his recent appearance on Chris Cantwell‘s “Radical Agenda”, which is embedded in the text below:
I wonder if potential 2020 Libertarian presidential candidate Lincoln Chafee still wants to switch to the metric system.
Personally, I prefer the customary system because I am more familiar with it. I presume most Americans feel the same way. Chafee would probably be best served to de-emphasize this issue since it was more a point of ridicule than benefit to his 2016 campaign.
Chafee, perhaps as a result of his father and time in the Senate, will always be more closely associated with the Republicans than any other party. He’s a northeastern liberal Republican in the mold of Bill Weld. Luckily for him, he’s more likable than Weld.
I rarely look at IPR anymore. I sometimes read Chuck Baldwin’s weekly column on Chuck Baldwin Live but I don’t check in as often. I’ve been kind of “shutdown” myself.
As for the partial government “shutdown,” frankly, I feel bad for the 800,000 who aren’t getting paid (even though they will get back pay), but this is proving we can exist without as much government.
The markets have really reacted positively to it.
With the 2018 Mid-Term election fast approaching this Tuesday, I foresee the following to be the most likely outcome:
Corporate media outlets like CNN, The Washington Post, and The New York Times have recently claimed President Donald Trump attacks the First Amendment when he criticizes corporate media outlets for unethical journalistic practices and labels them the “enemy of the people.” Nevertheless, Trump has taken no legal action against any member of the corporate media (unlike the previous President), and has not advocated doing so. On the other hand, just this past month, the aforementioned corporate media outlets were actively involved in lobbying Silicon Valley tech utilities to censor independent media outlet InfoWars. Isn’t that an actual attack on the First Amendment?
The level of hate aimed at President Donald Trump in the political sphere is much greater than what any of his predecessors faced. Members of Congress have endorsed public harassment of cabinet members, accused the President of capital crimes, and even suggested a military coup to remove the President from power. People in such prominent positions of power would never have even considered such careless rhetoric in the darkest days of the Bush and Obama presidencies. But we have entered a new era. Trump threatens the established order, and so, he and his followers are forced to feel the wrath.
The historic summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un this past month in Singapore signaled a significant shift toward peace. This stood in stark contrast to the situation in April 2017 when I wondered whether the rapidly deescalating situation would lead to violence. I proposed a path to peace. With former NBA star Dennis Rodman as perhaps the only mutual friend of Trump and Kim, the latter acquaintance made through Basketball Diplomacy, Rodman stood in a unique position to bring the two leaders together. His efforts, in one way or another, made the Singapore summit a reality. Where their predecessors failed, Trump and Kim realized the potential for peace through the portal Rodman opened.