Policy Debate Panel

Isa 2Dawud

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Isa & Dawud offer the listeners the opportunity to learn what the political parties are for and against.  You also get to see that the parties all have a lot in common, but where the true disagreements may center around is more on the implementation of the policies.

In preparation for the debate, the panel where given the rules for the debate and what the generalized topics that the questions were derived from. It was refreshing to see a true and civil debate and not the press releases, that main stream media calls a debate, where it seems the only goal is to confuse people until you convince them.

 

The Panel consisted of:

Amy Hedtke Representing the Anarchist View Point

AmyAmy is a mom of 5 in the Dallas Fort Worth area of TX who has spent most of her mom years homeschooling her children.
She is currently working within the political sphere responding to aggressors as she can, using their own tools of the election process against them by defeating bonds, assisting in ballot initiatives to repeal bad legislation, testifying before aggressor committees that aren’t going away anytime soon, and is currently running for school board in Waxahachie ISD, where she vows to not take any action as a board member that would violate the NAP.
She works within the Republican Party advocating the Non Aggression Principle and educating others on voluntary ways to accomplish goals, as well as watchdogging the GOP meetings and networking.
Amy says of herself “I’m not your ‘hide in a cave’ anarchist.

Daniel Johnson Representing the Voluntarism View Point

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Certainly no stranger to the show, Daniel has been a guest on many occasions and is always ready for a good, sometime heated, discussion.

Daniel is a human right activist fighting for a better world, veteran of three national organizations, and a political attack dog.

He believes freedom is the best way to improve people’s lives, and we cannot have true freedom with government.

 

 

 

Dave Nalle Representing the Republican View Point

Dave NDave Nalle is Executive Director of the Texas Liberty Foundation, Chairman of the Center for Foreign and Defense Policy, National Vice-Chairman or the Republican Liberty Caucus and an advisory board member at the Coalition to Reduce Spending and the Republican Reason Caucus.  He has worked as Texas State Director for the Gary Johnson Presidential campaign, as an adviser to the Ted Cruz senatorial campaign and as Communications Director for the Travis County Republican Party. 

He has also consulted on many political campaigns, specializing in messaging.  He served four years as National Chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus.  Before focusing on political activism, he owned or was a partner in several businesses in the publishing industry and taught college-level history for 20 years. 

He has written and lectured extensively on issues relating to propaganda, design history, libertarian politics, entrepreneurism, political activism, military history, economics and demography.  His work has appeared in diverse publications including The Washington Times, Liberty Magazine, Whole Earth, What’s Next, Renaissance Magazine and Blogcritics. 

Nalle received his B.A. in English and History from Franklin and Marshall College and M.A. degrees in History and English from the University of Texas where he is also ABD in History.  He was a graduate fellow at the Institute for Historical Research in London.

Jay Gurskin Representing the Democratic View Point

JayJay a long time and loyal listener of the show is the resident expert on all things Jewish.

Jay grew up in NYC. Currently live in New Jersey, is a Professional Chemist, currently retired.

Jay says he is “Not a true activist, just a student”, but follow politics, American history and philosophy/religion.

Political party – Democrat, .. liberal. 

 

Nicholas Sarwark Representing the Libertarian View Point

Born in 1979, Nicholas Sarwark is an unabashed, second generation Libertarian with a strong commitment to fighting on the party’s behalf against unfair ballot access obstacles and exclusion of qualified candidates from public debates.

Sarwark has been an active member of the Libertarian Party since 1999 and has served on the Judicial and Bylaws committees of the national party. He also served as chair of the Libertarian Party of Maryland and as vice chair of the Libertarian Party of Colorado where he played a key role in recruiting the state’s 42 Libertarian candidates in 2014 and supported the passage of Colorado’s historic marijuana legalization initiative in 2012.

Professionally, Nicholas Sarwark has been a criminal defense attorney and has worked over ten years in the private sector. He served as a deputy public defender in Colorado, trying more than 30 cases before a jury and arguing in front of the Colorado Supreme Court. He also has more than a decade of experience in computer consulting and sales. In 2014 he moved to Arizona with his wife and two children to join in the operations of a family business, the oldest independent auto dealership in Phoenix, founded in 1942.

Throughout his career, he developed a commitment to high-quality service which he now applies to raising the national Libertarian Party’s standards for support of state affiliates, members and candidates.

About

Growing up in a small little town was a unique experience. Being out as a gay male was not a wise decision being amongst loggers and farmers. Things in my personal life made it necessary for me to move to a bigger and more accepting community, Thanks in part to a very good friend and his wife, this was made possible. The move as been very exciting; but scary and overwhelming at times. Although, my family knew I was gay the acceptance of my lifestyle felt more like "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" as they still made snide comments and jokes about gays in general. Being in my new surrounding and learning to be comfortable in my own skin while being introduced to others that embrace who they are has made me feel like a kid in a candy store but also like I need to hide behind someone out of the sense of needing security. As part of my exploration process, while using my experience as a radio announcer, my friend and I do a podcast every Thursday night addressing a variety of topics. I am the voice opposite Dru on The Druth. Taking yet another step in discovering and accepting who I am I launched “Loki’s Closet,” a weekly radio show on the “We Resisters Radio Network” covering topics that the LGTBQ community face on a daily basis. I am always seeking topics and ask for your help in this endeavor, what topics do you think I should talk about? Is there a topic that you think should be brought more to the forefront? I am also the moderator for “The Only Thing ‘Straight’ Here Is the Truth” a FaceBook group and also write a blog under the same title. It is my hope to educate and inspire people. I will accomplish this by sharing my personal experiences and hopefully having each of you share yours. As with anything in life not all topics discussed will be positive, however they will make you think. You cannot have the good without also acknowledging the uncomfortable issues. One person cannot make a very impactful change by themselves, however together as a team or family people will take notice.

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