The Deep State Isn’t a Partisan Issue | Guests: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and Rep. Thomas Massie | Ep 102

Matt Kibbe is joined by Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) and Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) to discuss their bipartisan bill to repeal the Patriot Act and enact major reforms to protect Americans’ privacy rights. The legislators from both parties recognize the need to safeguard against intelligence agencies that operate in secret without respect for the Fourth Amendment and other important constitutional protections that stand between us and tyranny.

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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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  • […] Partisan politics is not the answer. Politics has somehow become a silver bullet solution for some. “Elect our guy and he will fix everything,” they say. But that’s not us. Team sports, instead of core principles, allows us to be used and manipulated by partisan hacks who don’t care about us or our values. They only care about power, and will say anything to get it. Convincing activists that Congress had the Constitutional power to overturn the presidential election is an egregious, and now deadly, example of this, but it happens all the time. Empty promises manipulate us into fighting for our “team,” against those other barbarians at the gate. The alternative is what Thomas Massie calls “trans-partisan.” It’s a joke with an essential point: He doesn’t “identify” with either party, instead choosing to focus on ideas that, from his perspective, advance human liberty. A practical example of this is his willingness to work with any member of Congress, regardless of party, where there is common ground based upon shared principles. A real-life example of this is my recent conversation with Massie and Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, which you can watch here. […]

  • […] Partisan politics is not the answer. Politics has somehow become a silver bullet solution for some. “Elect our guy and he will fix everything,” they say. But that’s not us. Team sports, instead of core principles, allows us to be used and manipulated by partisan hacks who don’t care about us or our values. They only care about power, and will say anything to get it. Convincing activists that Congress had the Constitutional power to overturn the presidential election is an egregious, and now deadly, example of this, but it happens all the time. Empty promises manipulate us into fighting for our “team,” against those other barbarians at the gate. The alternative is what Thomas Massie calls “trans-partisan.” It’s a joke with an essential point: He doesn’t “identify” with either party, instead choosing to focus on ideas that, from his perspective, advance human liberty. A practical example of this is his willingness to work with any member of Congress, regardless of party, where there is common ground based upon shared principles. A real-life example of this is my recent conversation with Massie and Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, which you can watch here. […]

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