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Tom Woods: THE LIBERTARIAN VIEW… of America

New York Times Best-Selling Author, Senior fellow of the Ludwig von Mises Institute and creator of Tom Woods’s Liberty Classroom, the one and only Tom Woods joins me to discuss the Libertarian view of Obamacare, the Constitution, the rampant criminality in our government and the future of America. Tom also answers reader questions.

Tom holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Harvard and his master’s, M.Phil., and Ph.D. from Columbia University. Woods has appeared on CNBC, MSNBC, FOX News Channel, FOX Business Network, C-SPAN, and Bloomberg Television, among other outlets, and has been a guest on hundreds of radio programs, including National Public Radio, the Dennis Miller Show, the Michael Reagan Show, the Dennis Prager Show, and the Michael Medved Show. He is a regular fill-in host on The Peter Schiff Show.

This nearly 40-minute conversation covers a lot of territory, so grab a cup of coffee – or a beer, and sit back and enjoy.

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21 comments to Tom Woods: THE LIBERTARIAN VIEW… of America

    • Jacobson

      It’s the americans baby , it’s the americans .
      All americnas ? sure not , so why you blame all the jews again and again ?

      KTM you are a racist crap .
      Can you admit the fact the MOST jews are regular innocent people ?
      I wanna see you writing it .

  • Excellent interview again. I’m totally impressed with the work that you guys do. Thank you so much for using my question in your pod cast. I regret if it started any negative ‘vibrations’. I am just intrigued by why Max is showing such animosity. He was pretty negative to Ron Paul too. I watch all his stuff and am just trying to understand what’s going on. Every time these internecine battles start up between people that should be closing the ranks together I wonder… WHY? Keep up the great work.

  • By the way I think Tom had a great idea about suggesting another interview.

  • MRH

    Thanks, Sean, for asking my question. Sorry I missed this one! What a great interview. I love being re-minded that I AM THE SOVEREIGN!! Not sure that I agree with the Constitution being outdated and a failure. It is the scum, criminal politicians that have not upheld the Constitution that make it a failure. If one item, The Coinage Act of 1792 were to be upheld and enforced to the fullest extent of the wording, this country would be a lot different. The criminal, scum bankers would act like bankers instead of members of the mafia.

    Have to agree with Tom, another interview should be on the agenda.

    • SGT

      Thanks MRH, it would have been nice to have you on the call. Tom was exceedingly nice though, which is why I wanted to include the pleasantries at the top of the call too. But I have to agree with you about the Constitution, but I see Tom’s point. Though I doubt there’s any paper document conceivable which could prevent criminals from being criminals, which was the point I tried to make.

    • AnonPatriot

      “MRH” your comment is RIGHT ON TARGET!

      THIS was a good listen…This Is What The Opposite Consciousness Sounds Like

  • Eric

    Another top notch interview Sean! You summed it all up at the end… “we’re all liberty minded and it’s important we all stand together.”

    I like Tom’s words on progressives. He is a gentleman and a scholar for sure.

    I am sovereign. I am not a name. I am not a straw man. I am not a body. I am a living flesh and blood human being living on the land.

    • SGT

      Thank you Eric, we always appreciate the insights and comments. The vast majority of the comments are left on You Tube below the video!

      • Eric

        No problem! It’s been fun and exciting to watch you and your YouTube channel grow over the years into 2 websites now interviewing people like Tom and Peter. Keep up the great work!

  • AnonPatriot

    THIS is What The Opposite Consciousness Sounds Like

  • prestodo

    Thank you Sean for asking my question. He did give the response I was hoping for, and yes I do agree. I’ve been pondering this issue for a long time and would love to be beneficial in some way to the liberty movement. The truth is that the U.S. Constitution was not well written, and though it may have been the best work that could have been produced at the time (remember the Articles of Confederation had recently failed), in my view, it simply isn’t sufficient to organize the central authority granted by the States in a way that guarantees the liberties and freedoms of the People of the United States. The global banking cartel has taken advantage of all the holes and loopholes in the U.S. Constitution for their own benefit, and they are still seeking to destroy what remains of our freedoms in this country.
    The prevailing reason they are able to do this, aside from all the apparent flaws in the Constitution such as the slavery and women’s suffrage issues, is that the U.S. Constitution provides a mechanism whereby the law can be changed, altered, added to, taken away from. This mechanism is known as Congress, where corrupt men and women can be bought and paid for by the elite banking cartel in order to change laws in their favor.
    My idea is to scrap Congress altogether, and only rely upon a system of judges who judge the law as it is written and have no authority to alter the law in any way. I agree with G. Edward Griffin when he stated that what we need is a Protectorate rather than a Government. But, to be more exact it should be a Self-Sustained Protectorate since the traditional understanding of a Protectorate is a country that is ruled over by another country’s government. A Self-Sustained Protectorate really ought to be what the central authority of the state is formed into rather than a government. A Self-Sustained Protectorate requires a fixed body of law rather than a so called “living-breathing document” that with enough money and votes can be changed. An SSP is a Republic where the law is held above all, and where the law as it is originally written can be firm yet flexible enough to effectively address future or unforeseen issues of criminal behavior without the law itself needing to be changed.
    I’d like to hear what the liberty movement would think about so far as an SSP is concerned, and what they would think would be the appropriate response when the U.S. Constitution does finally fail and all our rights (what we have left) are taken away. Do we then establish a government like before and repeat the cycle that has gone on through history, or do we try something new with a Self-Sustained Protectorate??

  • Brian

    The only way to prevent the psychopaths from taking over the government as they have now is to institute term/service limits on ALL layers of government. Executive, Legislative, Judicial AND the bureaucracies! Otherwise birds of a feather WILL flock together.

    Article 5 provides the remedy.

    • prestodo

      Yep, you’re right, and in with a Self-Sustained Protectorate, there are certain criteria and requirements before officers can be elected. Judges will be elected and simultaneously appointed, with a majority popular vote of 3/4 (75%) or more of the population and unanimous approval and appointment by all current judges. Anything less than this and the candidate cannot serve as a judge. Judges only serve a one year term, CANNOT be a lawyer, have a family member that is a lawyer, own, have ever owned, or have a family member that has owned a business or operated in the banking sector. Executives would be accountable to the judges and would undergo the same requirements for being placed in position as judges. Under an SSP, there is no legislature because the law is already written and cannot be changed and shall be held inviolate above all else.

      • prestodo

        The idea with an SSP of course, is to write the law in such a way as to shut out all possibility of a banking cartel or other elitist group from taking over the country while providing the most protections for freedoms held by all people in the country.

  • Rainmaker

    Sean, I love your site and interviews and Tom Woods too. But this interview was depressing to me.


    Sean great interview with Tom Woods. Last night on Coast to Coast, just before the Adam Kokesh’s interview with J.Wells, they had a caller who was a Libertarian he gave a 5 min. talk on Government. I wish someone could get that and play it for us to listen to. He knocked the ball out of the park!

  • Rob

    Tom has appeared at a lot of places, has an M.Phil.( cred-wise not quite up to my M.Sc., which has to work. A Doctorate (not worth the bother, you’ve got to spend the first of 3 years at a University learning how to be a doctor irrespective of your knowledge of your subject.) You’ve got my e-mail address, can I most humbly ( not umbley, that’s deer intestines), ask what Tom’s opinion is on the genocide inflicted on 59.2 million people once living in the lands that you wonderful, can’t get away from this one, “you’re American therefore you are wonderful” ( If anyone asked me if Rene Descartes ( I think therefore I’m wonderful ) was French I’d have to say, ” I’m sorry Sir, you must be misinformed, he is indeed an American ).Explain your way out of that one Mr. Woods. English is acceptable, as you don’t have a language of your own.

  • AgShaman

    Sorry I missed this and was ‘UA’.

    I had a question for him….the same question I have for everyone.

    The Litmus Test

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