BNS 47: Libertarians in the Armed Services and Ignorance in Politics with Michael Autery

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Alrighty, folks… we’re back to our normal scheduling post-Thanksgiving! I hope you all enjoyed our Throwback/Flashback episodes during the break.

My first guest after the break is Michael Autery! Michael is a Lieutenant in the United States Naval officer and the host of the podcast “Unalienable”, which is all about the Constitution, what it means, and how it applies to current issues. In Michael’s own words- “I swore to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic, and I think of my podcast as an extension of that oath.”

Today’s episode focuses on the sometimes confusing relationship between libertarianism, our United States’ foreign policy, and those members of our armed forces. Michael and I dig into these topics, discussing why members of the military tend to support those libertarian-leaning candidates (such as Ron and Rand Paul), why some service members turn towards the GOP post-service rather than the LP, and how libertarians can be more effective in recruiting these service members into our ranks. We then conclude today’s episode with a discussion on the ignorance of the average voter and what we should do to address the very real problem that an ignorant voter-base does to our democratic-republic system of government.

Bio: Michael is a United States Naval officer (Lieutenant Junior Grade), becoming an officer in the spring of 2015.
He is also the host of the podcast “Unalienable”. Before the Naval Academy, he was an enlisted sailor (Petty Officer 3rd Class), serving a total of 9 years in the Navy (the last 4 as an officer).

Michael is also an amateur bodybuilder. He has competed once before, and would like to compete again in the spring. He also hope to one day run for Congress upon his leaving the Navy. He has a total of two podcasts. He started “Unalienable” in April of 2018 and started “Philosophication with Ginger and the Beard” with his friend in August of 2018.

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Philosophication with Ginger and the Beard:

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