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Sheldon Richman: Voting & Political Satire

Is Political Satire Dead in America - Allison Bricker Show

The Death of Political Satire in America?

Sheldon Richman, Vice-President of the Future of Freedom Foundation speaks with Allison Bricker about voting and the lack of hard-hitting political satire in contemporary America as part of his article detailing the melodrama over John Stewart’s failure to vote in the midterm elections.

Original air date: November 14 , 2014

Excerpt from Sheldon Richman’s “The Political Sterility of John Stewart” as featured on Reason.com…

Throughout history, satirists have risked their liberty and even their lives using humor to engage in deep commentary about the reigning political system and its exalted political figures—they’re called leaders, though surely better terms are rulers and misleaders. But no satirist risks his life or liberty in America today, which makes the scarcity of good satire so puzzling. Is it fear that keeps it safely limited? Or is it simply that so few people today can see the fundamental flaws in the American political system, which trashes liberty in so many ways? [Full Article on Reason.com]

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Allison Bricker is a lifelong political junkie, having worked on political campaigns at the local, statewide, and national levels. It is her view that the U.S. Constitution is the most eloquently written attempt by humanity to date, designed to restrain a government. However, even in its beautiful simplicity, the document, as witnessed by the current reality of American life whereby the central government decrees authority to assassinate & indefinitely detain American Citizens without evidence/trial, torture [read: NDAA of 2012], endlessly spy, molest any/all who travel, hands authority over monetary policy and the currency to a private central bank, succinctly illustrates the document failed to stop the relentless onslaught of Authoritarians who seek to rule over a free & peaceful people. However, she feels perhaps said criticism is more aptly directed towards both ourselves and our ancestors in failing to properly exercise the eternal vigilance demanded to keep the small cabal of tyrants that have in a myriad of ways sought to enslave and reduce the Liberty of humanity throughout the ages. Thus, when not interviewing the best and brightest voices in the Liberty Movement, she regularly cheer-leads and advocates for individuals to peacefully withdraw consent and nullify the sociopaths occupying “The District of Criminals,” ergo D.C.

3 Responses

  1. Hiawatha

    You libertarians sound like real selfish bitches crying about children not working like slaves sorry you dont like voting or America. Leave already and go whine in another country.

    • Ernest Martinson

      It would be nice to cast a meaningful vote for a Libertarian Party. As it is, most people restrict themselves to voting Democrat or Republican, both parties endorsing more government in practice. Both government parties endorse partial slavery to the government through the taxation of labor and capital.
      It is the American government that takes away freedom. This freedom can be taken from you, no matter the country you flee to. Does not the American government occupy much of the world? Spend nearly as much as the rest of the world on the military? There is no escape from the National Security State. It is a drone thing. Scratch that. I meant a done thing.

      • Hiawatha

        so you could all smoke pot and buy hookers. Sorry pal while you hit your bong maybe you didnt notce but there are people trying to attack this country. your priorities is why no one wastes time voting losertarian.