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
Daniel Johnson Representing the Voluntarism View Point
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 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
Jay 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.