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2024-03-07 -- Ernest Hancock Views Hr 1; John Washington (MP3&4) Hr 2

Ernest Hancock goes over the news and headlines; John Washington (Book: The Case for Open Borders) comes on the show to talk about immigration, open borders, etc...
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1 - Ernest Hancock goes over the news and headlines; #OccupyTheLand



Ernest Hancock

Ernest Hancock, founder of news website Freedom's Phoenix (FreedomsPhoenix.Com), host of the Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock Radio Show (, Publisher of the Freedom's Phoenix Digital Magazine ( and Freedom's Phoenix Newspaper ( Ernest created to promote the DeCentralization of… Everything. Ernest is a longtime Libertarian and is known for many things, but he kick-started the r3VOLution by going around the country during the '08 and '12 election cycles, freeing minds and inspiring many people to think outside the system. And most recently embarked on the Love Bus Liberty Tour ( in May 2020 to promote vaccine education. And now, #OccupyTheLand ( to focus on a self-sustaining, off-grid lifestyle.

Ernest has longtime relationships with activists across the country. Known as a radical, Ernest is always engaging, entertaining, and his brand of freedom is unforgettable to all who meet him.
"Freedom's The Answer, What's the Question?!"


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Hour 2 - John Washington (Book: The Case for Open Borders) comes on the show to talk about immigration, open borders, etc...



John Washington is a staff writer at Arizona Luminaria, a community-focused media outlet where he writes about the border, climate change, democracy, and more. He has written for The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The Nation, The Intercept, and other outlets. His first book, The Dispossessed: A Story of Asylum at the US-Mexico Border and Beyond, was published in 2020 by Verso Books. Washington is also a translator of books by Anabel Hernandez, Sandra Rodriquez Nieto, and others. His most recent translations include The Hollywood Kid by Óscar Martínez and Juan Martínez, and Blood Barrios by Alberto Arce, which won a PEN Translates Award. Both were co-translated along with Daniela Ugaz. He lives in Tucson, Arizona, and tweets @jbwashing.


Book cover for The Case for Open Borders

The Case for Open Borders

A beautifully-written, broadly accessible, and forthright argument for a solution to the migration crisis: open the gates.

Available at:

Haymarket Books




Because of restrictive borders, human beings suffer and die. Closed borders force migrants seeking safety and dignity to journey across seas, trudge through deserts, and clamber over barbed wire. In the last five years alone, at least 60,000 people have died or gone missing while attempting to cross a border. As we deny, cast out, and crack down, we have stripped borders of their creative potential — as lines of contact, catalyst, and blend — turning our thresholds into barricades.

Brilliant and provocative, The Case for Open Borders deflates the mythology of national security through border lockdowns by revisiting their historical origins; it counters the conspiracies of immigration's economic consequences; it urgently considers the challenges of climate change beyond the boundaries of narrow national identities. 

This book grounds its argument in the experiences and thinking of those on the frontlines of the crisis, spanning the world to do so. In each chapter, through detailed reporting, journalist and translator John Washington profiles a character impacted by borders. He adds to those portraits provocative analyses of the economics and ethics of bordering, concluding that if we are to seek justice or sustainability we must fight for open borders.

In recent years, important thinkers have begun to urge a profoundly different approach to migration, but no book has made the argument as accessible or as compelling. Washington's case shines with the multitudinous voices of people on the move, a portrait in miniature of what a world with open borders will give to our common future.


1. Eighth Letter of Marque - Consent Of The Traveler

Tsar Date: 45.602.276

The Earth has been monopolized by the munificence and condescension of the Crown, lavishing its chartered Privateers with subsidy and privilege, while levying all manner of mandatory impediments on landlubbers. The Privateers collude with the Crown to monopolize industries and legislate competition out of the market, all while rhapsodizing about their limited accountability for the landlubber's life of exploitation. The Crown claims to serve the public will, but the majority of landlubbers toil under the thumb of this Royal Alliance.

The Crown claims that setting foot on its territory constitutes tacit consent to its incalculable injustices and brigandage. In another age travel was the blowback of tyranny, but today not a scrap of land exists that does not require the Crown's permission to occupy. Without the freedom to travel, the "consent of the governed" is an empty platitude. The landlubbers are more disposed to tolerate their squalor than to free themselves. But after a long train of abuses and usurpations, hunger festers into motive.

The Royal Alliance forces the hapless landlubber into a choice between forfeiting their autonomy or acquiescing to the necessity of an exodus. We owe no duty to the Crown to seek permission to flee poverty and violence by any means necessary. We will go where we please, traveling by land, sea, air, space and time, honoring only the boundaries of private property. We will develop consensual relationships with fellow travelers as we awaken from our stifled potential... The Crown will wither in our absence.

There is a system approaching perfection, just in time for our disappearance, when the Crown has no choice but to compete for the participation of the world's inhabitants.


Letters of Marque Paperback


Letters of Marque Paperback – September 25, 2018

by Marque dePlume (Author)

"The Crown calls it 'piracy' to explore frontiers beyond its grasp. So the time has come to define the conduct among pirates." Captain Marque

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