Progressives View Democracy as an Obstacle to Power | Guest: Glenn Beck | Ep 126

Matt Kibbe sits down with Blaze Media founder Glenn Beck to talk about the Great Reset or, as Kibbe calls it, COVID socialism. Under the guise of public health, we’ve seen terrifying expansions in government spending, debt, inflation, and outright authoritarianism. In the midst of all this, we hear President Biden admitting that the democratic process itself is inconvenient to the goals he wants to pursue. China is not only being praised for its handling of the pandemic, but for the top-down way it runs its economy. Basic American values like freedom and responsibility have gone from ends in themselves to problems to be overcome by our supposedly enlightened leaders.

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Matt Kibbe

Matt Kibbe is President at Free the People, an educational foundation using video storytelling to turn on the next generation to the values of personal liberty and peaceful cooperation. He is also co-founder and partner at Fight the Power Productions, a video and strategic communications company. Kibbe is the host of BlazeTV’s Kibbe on Liberty, a popular podcast that insists that you think for yourself.

Dubbed “the scribe” by the New York Daily News, Kibbe is the author three books, most recently the #2 New York Times bestseller Don’t Hurt People and Don’t Take Their Stuff: A Libertarian Manifesto.

He was senior advisor for a Rand Paul Presidential Super PAC in 2016, and later co-founded AlternativePAC to promote libertarian values.

In 2004 Kibbe founded FreedomWorks, a national grassroots advocacy organization, and served as President until his departure in 2015. Steve Forbes said: “Kibbe has been to FreedomWorks what Steve Jobs was to Apple.”

An economist by training, Kibbe did graduate work at George Mason University and received his B.A. from Grove City College. He serves at the whim of his awesome wife Terry, and their three objectivist cats, Roark, Ragnar and Rearden. Kibbe is a fanatical DeadHead, drinker of craft beer and whisky, and collector of obscure books on Austrian economics.

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  • ‘Democracy’ as an ‘obstacle?’ What Progressive would ever admit such a thought?
    Does ‘freedom’ come from an ‘oppressive’ something over and above– or out-from-under?

    Can a ‘library’ be carried as an oral tradition? Or a printed piece of paper?

    Is there a ‘war against or on fascism?’ Maybe there is an insurrection against ‘progressivism.’
    Are there ‘allies’ to the progressives?

    ‘Normal’ is a curious concept. It is the same as ‘crisis’ or not the same?

    ‘Liberty’ is a curious concept. Is it like a war against something? Maybe against empires?

    ‘Libertarianism’ is terrorism? Maybe ‘optimism’ is dangerous?

    ‘Suppression’ is normal now?

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