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02-13-18 -- James Corbett - Ron Paul - Vít Jedlicka - James Bovard -- (VIDEO & MP3s LOADED)

James Corbett (The Corbett Report) on a variety of news headlines - Ron Paul on the massive spending, debt, and deficit increases coming our way; Syria; N Korea - Vít Jedlicka on Liberland - James Bovard on the FISA Memo
Media Type: Audio • Time: 169 Minutes and 0 Secs
Guests: James Corbett
Media Type: Audio • Time: 58 Minutes and 45 Secs
Media Type: Audio • Time: 58 Minutes and 28 Secs
Guests: James Bovard
Topics: FISA Memo

Hour 1 - 3

Media Type: Audio • Time: 169 Minutes and 0 Secs
Guests: James Corbett

Hour 1 - James Corbett (The Corbett Report) on a variety of news headlines 

Hour 2 - Segment 1&2: Ron Paul on the massive spending, debt, and deficit increases coming our way; Syria; N Korea? Segment 3&4: Vít Jedli?ka on Liberland

Hour 3 - James Bovard on the FISA Memo

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February 13th, 2018

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Hour 1

2018-02-13 Hour 1 James Corbett from Ernest Hancock on Vimeo.

James Corbett

The Corbett Report

Webpage: CorbettReport.Com

James talks about a variety of news headlines including financial survival, Israel Lobbies, YouTube Police, WWIII, Self-Ownership, Property and Morality, Media Wars, The Sugar Conspiracy, Bitcoin, etc...

James's previous interviews on the Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock Radio Show:





Hour 2

Media Type: Audio • Time: 58 Minutes and 45 Secs

Hour 2 - Segment 1&2: Ron Paul on the massive spending, debt, and deficit increases coming our way; Syria; N Korea? Segment 3&4: Vít Jedli?ka on Liberland


Hour 2

2018-02-13 Hour 2 Ron Paul; Vit Jedlicka from Ernest Hancock on Vimeo.

Ron Paul

Ron Paul comes on to discuss the following issues:

Domestically, the massive spending, debt, and deficit increases that are coming our way.

Internationally, the events going on in Syria, and the situation with North Korea


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Vít Jedli?ka

President of Liberland


Vit Jedlicka has been actively involved with the Liberty movement since his university days. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Economics, Prague in 2009. At the same time, he became the founding member of the Czech Libertarian Free Citizens Party. He also started libertarian educational NGO and whose video channels have in excess of 18 million views. He received his Master's degree in political science from CEVRO Institute in 2014.
On 13th April 2015, he founded the Free Republic of Liberland and was elected its first President. Since the formation of Liberland, close to half a million individuals have applied or registered for citizenship.
Vit considers himself a Frédéric Bastiat influenced libertarian. 


About Liberland

Basic information

Official name Free Republic of Liberland
Short name Liberland
Flag Liberland Flag

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Coat of arms Liberland Coat of arms

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Motto To live and let live
Location 45° 46′ N, 18° 52′ E
Area 7 km²
Form of government Constitutional republic with elements of direct democracy
Official languages English
President Vít Jedli?ka
Constitution Constitution of Free Republic of Liberland

Important info
Laws of Free Republic of Liberland

Liberland Journal 2017/2 (pdf)

Formation of Liberland

Free Republic of Liberland (hereinafter "Liberland") is a sovereign state located between Croatia and Serbia on the west bank of the Danube river. The nearest towns are Zmajevac (Croatia) and Ba?ki Monoštor (Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, Serbia). On some maps, this area is referred to as "Gornja Siga".

Liberland came into existence due to a border dispute between Croatia and Serbia. This area along the west bank of the Danube river is not claimed by Croatia, Serbia or any other country. It was therefore terra nullius, a no man's land, until Vít Jedli?ka seized the opportunity and on 13 April 2015 formed a new state in this territory – Liberland. The boundary was defined so as not to interfere with the territory of Croatia or Serbia. Its total area of approximately 7 km² is now the third smallest sovereign state, after the Vatican and Monaco. For more information regarding the border dispute between Croatia and Serbia see an article on Wikipedia.

The motto of Liberland is "To live and let live" because Liberland prides itself on personal and economic freedom of its people, which is guaranteed by the Constitution, which significantly limits the power of politicians so they could not interfere too much in the freedoms of the Liberland nation.

How to become a citizen of Liberland

Do you want to become a citizen of Liberland? Liberland is currently accepting applications for citizenship, which will be processed in due time.


Liberland currently needs people who:

have respect for other people and respect the opinions of others, regardless of their race, ethnicity, orientation, or religion

have respect for private ownership which is untouchable

were not punished for past criminal offences


Please, find the citizenship application form here: Citizenship application form



08.01.2018: Ekonomický magazín - Stát se má lidem plést do života co nejmén?, tvrdí prezident Jedli?ka
20.11.2017: Radio Slobodna Evropa - The Ship floats around Liberland
22.08.2017: Total Croatia News - As Al-Jazeera reports from Liberland, a Progress Report from president Jedlicka
18.08.2017: Al-Jazeera Balkans: Liberland, država na sedam kvadratnih kilometara izme?u Srbije i Hrvatske

11.07.2017: Katapult Magazine - Zutrit verbotten-unbewohnter Mikrostaat auf dem Balkan 
08.07.2017: Deutsche Welle - Liberland - "ni?ija zemlja" izmedu Hrvastke i Srbije
15.04.2017: Total Croatian News - Happy Birthday Liberland: The President and the Croatian MP on the Danube
22.01.2017: Washington Post -  Liberland, a self-proclaimed country in Eastern Europe, hopes for recognition from Trump

23.08.2016: Fox News - Liberland president looks to make independent nation
06.07.2016: The Telegraf - 1200 n?f?r az?rbaycanl? bizd?n v?t?nda?l?q ist?yir
12.06.2016: The Newstatesman - Live and let live: inside the Free Republic of Liberland
RT today - Ein neuer staat wird geboren
13.01.2015: BBC article - BBC Persia
29.12.2015The Sun - Europe´s newest country is having football trials..could you play for Liberland?
19.12.2015Newsweek - Liberland pravi fudbalsku reprezentaciju: Imenovan selektor i predstavljena nova vlada
13.11.2015Quartz - Welcome to Liberland: Turns out launching your own country is harder than it looks
21.10.2015The World Post - Liberland: An interview with founder Vit Jedli?ka
22.09.2015Dailymail - Founder of self-declared micronation 'Liberland' on Croatian border welcomes ...
16.08.2015New York Times - Welcome to Liberland, the World's Newest Country (Maybe)
22.07.2015Euronews - Liberland: utopian tax-free micronation or state of mind? (VIDEO)
21.07.2015: Bloomberg - Inside 'Liberland' the Place of No Taxes Where Crowdfunding Rules (VIDEO)
22.05.2015HRT Vjesti - Liberland - zabava ili nova država? (VIDEO reportage)
29.04.2015CNN - Liberland: Could the world's newest micronation get off the ground?
24.04.2015The Guardian - Liberland: hundreds of thousands apply to live in world's newest 'country'


Note: The border on the maps is approximate only. Accurate catastral maps are to be viewed here:

Liberland map



Hour 3

Media Type: Audio • Time: 58 Minutes and 28 Secs
Guests: James Bovard
Topics: FISA Memo

Hour 3 - James Bovard on the FISA Memo


Hour 3

2018-02-13 Hour 3 James Bovard from Ernest Hancock on Vimeo.

James Bovard

Libertarian Author

Webpage: JimBovard.Com

James Bovard is the author of ten books, including Public Policy Hooligan (2012), Attention Deficit Democracy (2006), The Bush Betrayal (2004), and Lost Rights: The Destruction of American Liberty (1994). He has written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Playboy, Washington Post, New Republic, Reader's Digest, and many other publications. His books have been translated into Spanish, Arabic, Japanese, and Korean. He is a contributing editor for American Conservative magazine and The Freeman and a regular contributor to the Future of Freedom magazine.

The Wall Street Journal called Bovard "the roving inspector general of the modern state," the New York Times tagged him "an anti-czar Czar," and Washington Post columnist George Will called him a "one-man truth squad." His 1994 book Lost Rights received the Free Press Association's Mencken Award as Book of the Year. His Terrorism and Tyranny won the Lysander Spooner Award for the Best Book on Liberty in 2003. He received the Thomas Szasz Award for Civil Liberties work, awarded by the Center for Independent Thought, and the Freedom Fund Award from the Firearms Civil Rights Defense Fund of the National Rifle Association.

His writings have been publicly denounced by the chief of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Secretary of Labor, the Secretary of Agriculture, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, the Postmaster General, and the chiefs of the U.S. International Trade Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, U.S. Agency for International Development, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, as well as by the Sierra Club, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the Washington Post.


Will FISA secrecy doom democracy?

Written by Date: 02-06-2018 Subject: FISA

"Democracy Dies in the Darkness" is the proud motto of the Washington Post. But, considering the past week's frenzy, the new motto for much of the media and many Democrats is, "Disclosure is the Death of Democracy." Unfortunately, the uproar around the release of the Nunes memo totally missed the deadly political peril posed by pervasive federal secrecy.

Shortly before the memo became public, President Trump tweeted that "the top Leadership and Investigators of the FBI and the Justice Department have politicized the sacred investigative process." But any "sacred investigative process" exists only in the imaginations of pro-government pundits and high school civics textbooks. The FBI and Justice Department have a century-long history of skewering targets to gratify their political masters, while the FISA court routinely heaves buckets of judicial hogwash to countenance the wholesale destruction of Americans' constitutional rights.

Former FBI agent Asha Rangappa, writing in the New York Times, labeled the Nunes memo a "shame" and urged Americans to presume that "most government servants are ultimately acting in good faith and within the constraints of the law." But blindly relying on positive thinking is a recipe for political servitude. The FISA court has been a fount of outrages because it is an American Star Chamber: the court meets in secret, only hears the government's side,and approves 99 percent+ of all the search warrants requested.

Much of the backlash against the memo's release portrayed the FBI as a FISA Vestal Virgin. The FBI issued with a grim statement: "We are committed to working with the appropriate oversight entities to ensure the continuing integrity of the FISA process." Former FBI chief James Comey tweeted that the Nunes memo "wrecked the House intel committee, destroyed trust with Intelligence Community, damaged relationship with FISA court."

But for more than a decade, the FISA court has repeatedly complained about deceptive FBI agents seeking turbo-charged secret FISA warrants. In 2002, the court revealed that FBI agents had false or misleading claims in 75cases. In 2005, FISA chief judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly proposed requiring FBI agents to swear to the accuracy of the information they presented; that never happened because it could have "slowed such investigations drastically," the Washington Post reported. So FBI agents continued to have a license to exploit FISA secrecy to lie to the judges.

Last year, a FISA court decision included a 10-page litany of FBI violations, which "ranged from illegally sharing raw intelligence with unauthorized third parties to accessing intercepted attorney-client privileged communications without proper oversight." How many times did FBI agents make false claims to FISA judges while Comey was boss? It's a secret. The FISA court also complained that the National Security Agency was guilty of "an institutional lack of candor" connected to "a very serious Fourth Amendment issue" — i.e, ravaging Americans' constitutional right to privacy.

Syracuse University law school professor William Banks asserted, "I can't recall any instance in 40 years when there's been a partisan leaning of a FISA court judge when their opinions have been released."  But this is only because, inside the Beltway, being pro-Leviathan is pragmatic, not partisan. The FISA court has repeatedly presumed that if the feds violate everyone's privacy, they violate no one's privacy -— so there is no constitutional problem.

In 2006, the FISA court signed off on effectively treating all Americans as terrorist suspects. The court swallowed the Bush administration's lawyers' bizarre interpretation of the Patriot Act, claiming that the telephone records of all Americans were "relevant" to a terrorist investigation.

In 2009, the FISA court upheld surveillance based on a 2007 law that effectively decreed that any American who exchanged emails or phone calls with foreigners forfeited their right to privacy.  A FISA Appeals Court decision dismissed concerns because the government had "instituted several layers of serviceable safeguards to protect individuals against unwarranted harms" — so anyone whose privacy was zapped had no right to complain.

The FISA court is only the tip of the iceberg of the omnipresent secrecy now shrouding government action. The federal government made almost 80 million decisions to classify documents in 2014. James Madison, the father of the Constitution, declared in 1798 that "the right of freely examining public characters and measures … has ever been justly deemed, the only effectual guardian of every other right." But Americans have less of that right with each passing decade.

The more secretive government becomes, the less trust it deserves. Secrecy empowers politicians to manipulate public opinion with self-serving disclosures. The same 2002 federal appeals court which provided the Washington Post's motto also warned: "When government begins closing doors, it selectively controls information rightfully belonging to the people. Selective information is misinformation." This is what Democrats assert that Republicans did with the Nunes memo — and this is what Judicial Watch claims a federal judge is doing by refusing to release James Comey's memos on his conversations with President Trump (even though Comey already leaked some of them to the press).

Excessive secrecy could have swung three of the last four presidential elections. The New York Times learned of the Bush administration's massive illegal wiretapping program prior to the 2004 election but refrained from disclosing it until late 2005; John Kerry might have won in 2004 if voters had known of Bush's constitutional demolition. If Edward Snowden had released his bombshells about Orwellian illegal spying and data seizures by the Obama administration in October 2012 (instead of 2013), Mitt Romney might have won that November. The 2016 election could have been swung in Hillary Clinton's favor thanks to the State Department's illegal refusal to release her emails; State Dept. bureaucrats claimed they would need 75 years to fulfill a request for Clinton's aides emails.

There is no such thing as retroactive self-government. Both parties must partner to drain the secrecy swamp, especially regarding information on allegations about the Trump 2016 campaign. If the Democrats are savvy, they will do everything possible to assure that excessive secrecy does not swing the 2020 election in Trump's favor.

James Bovard is a USA Today columnist and the author of 10 books, including "Lost Rights: The Destruction of American Liberty" (St. Martin's Press, 1994).



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