Demanufacturing Consent: Does Your Vote Really Matter?

April 7, 2015 in DC on BFP

DC on BFP #65 | Sheldon Richman joins Guillermo to discuss the issue of voting. Is it a duty or a right? Should it be mandatory, as President Obama would like? Are there candidates out there worth voting for? And does any of it really matter, or do these good intentions actually serve to legitimize an inherently corrupt system?

Demanufacturing Consent: Sheldon Richman on Open Borders and the Politics of Walls

July 15, 2014 in DC on BFP

DC on BFP #46 | Sheldon Richman joins us to explain why the US government has no moral authority to round up human beings, house them in “detention centers,” and ship them off to countries that in many cases the U.S. helped destroy. Also: the moral and economic arguments for open borders and freedom of movement.

TOR Radio 10/01/2013: Sheldon Richman on The Government Shutdown, Spooner, Debt, and Taxes

October 1, 2013 in TOR Radio

TOR Radio #66 | Sheldon Richman on the bogus debate in DC over ObamaCare and the “government shutdown” that isn’t. We also discuss Lysander Spooner’s essay No Treason, the illegitimacy of the “national debt,” issues of taxation, private property, the “social contract,” and the fallacy of the “consent of the governed.”

TOR Radio: August 29, 2013 – Sheldon Richman on Obama’s Lack of “Moral Standing” to Condemn Assad

August 29, 2013 in TOR Radio

TOR Radio #44 | Guillermo is joined by Sheldon Richman and discuss his latest op-ed piece, “U.S. Has No Moral Standing to Condemn Assad.” We examine the proposed legal basis for further American involvement in Syria, and the moral argument against intervention.

Truman, A-Bombs, and the Killing of Innocents

August 12, 2013 in News

Sheldon Richman | Appallingly, history has been kind to Truman, and people who profess a variety of political views claim to admire the “plucky” plain-speaking guy from Independence, Mo. As I see it, however, no condemnation could be harsh enough, for if Truman wasn’t a mass murderer, no one was…

Demanufacturing Consent: Stateless Order – Libertarian Solutions to Real World Problems

July 25, 2013 in DC on BFP

DC on BFP #4 | Joined by Sheldon Richman of, we discuss political philosophy and the application of libertarianism to present-day situations, exploring issues of race and racism, immigration, public education, and the drug war. Also, societal obstacles to liberty, statism, and much more.

What the Immigration Bill Overlooks

July 17, 2013 in News

Sheldon Richman | In passing the monstrosity known as immigration “reform,” the Senate overlooked a few things of importance. This is unsurprising. A bill on immigration that is backed by leading Republicans and Democrats, big business, and government-co-opted unions…

TOR Radio: May 11, 2013 (Sheldon Richman and James Corbett)

May 12, 2013 in TOR Radio

TOR Radio | Download TOR Radio: May 11, 2013 | Guests: Sheldon Richman (1st Hour) and James Corbett (2nd Hour) | Topics: The Drug War, history of federal drug laws, “gun control,” 3D Printing, Boston Bombing, Tsarnaev-CIA Connections, Syria and much more

Tomorrow on TOR Radio: Sheldon Richman and James Corbett

May 11, 2013 in TOR Blog, Updates

Traces of Reality | Tomorrow on TOR Radio: Sheldon Richman (1st hour) and James Corbett (2nd hour) | Tune in LIVE tomorrow, Saturday, May 11, 5-7PM Central (6-8PM EDT) on RBN!

Liberty, Security, and Terrorism

April 30, 2013 in News

Sheldon Richman | It would be nice if Benjamin Franklin’s famous aphorism were as widely believed as it is quoted. I doubt that Sen. Lindsey Graham and his ilk would express disagreement, but one cannot really embrace Franklin’s wisdom while also claiming that “the homeland is the battlefield.”