Episode 439 welcomes Patrick Smith to the podcast to chat with Skyler on the following topics: growing up in the Dallas area, his Corvette and run-ins with cops; training to be a voluntary police officer in order to keep the cops off his back, and learning on ride-alongs that cops mostly just harass peaceful people all day long; studying the American founding fathers to answer the question of authority; delving deeper into Judge Napolitano and (old) Stefan Molyneux; his Not Governor campaign; creating Peaceful Parenting University; why communism even at the home/family level doesn’t work; why child dependency on their parents creates a positive obligation; spanking as a protective use of force; Walter Block’s evictionism theory of abortion; his search for practical peaceful parenting tools; was homeschooled for a year as a youth and always wanted that for his own kids; how he “unschooled” himself after hours as a youth; his unique experiences of raising separate sets of kids both traditionally and peacefully; responding to tantrums; how authoritarian parenting creates the expectation of authoritarianism; and more.
Website: Disenthrall / Anarchast
Website: Peaceful Parenting University
Video: “Does Spanking Violate the Non-Aggression Principle? – Walter Block Debates Stefan Molyneux – Part 1” (Part 2)
Video: “Walter Block on Consent with Not Governor Patrick Smith”
Blog Post: “Block’s ‘evictionism’ and the NAP” by Skyler J. Collins
Book: Unconditional Parenting by Alfie Kohn
Book: Parent Effectiveness Training by Thomas Gordon