Traces of Reality
October 1, 2013
Episode 66: October 1, 2013 – Sheldon Richman on The Government Shutdown, Spooner, Debt, and Taxes
Guest: Sheldon Richman
On this edition of Traces of Reality Radio: Guillermo is joined by Vice President of The Future of Freedom Foundation, Mr. Sheldon Richman. Guillermo and Sheldon discuss the bogus debate in DC over ObamaCare and the “government shutdown” that really isn’t. While zoos and parks are closed, all functions of the national security state remain unthreatened and operational.
We discuss Sheldon’s latest column on FFF titled “Lysander Spooner on The National Debt,” highlighting the illegitimacy of “debts contracted in the name of ‘the United States,’ or of ‘the people of the United States.’” We touch on issues of taxation, private property, the “social contract,” and the fallacy of the “consent of the governed.”