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Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket Episode # 23: Ballot Access Blues! (W/D. Frank Robinson)

November 30, 2018

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Show Summary:  There is no shortage of great liberty leaders in the United States with integrity, strength, and vision, but there is something standing in their way, the ballot box. This week we welcome D. Frank Robinson one of the earliest members of the Libertarian Party, chaired the Constitution, Bylaws and the Rules Committee at the founding LP convention in 1972 and authored the 7/8ths rule. Unlike Democrats or Republicans, independents and third parties have to fight their way onto the ballot in all 50 states. Only the judiciary can step up and overturn this arbitrary, irrational and discriminatory set of laws and statutes. Listen to find out how!

About The Guest: D. Frank Robinson was Born in Oklahoma in 1942. He Attended the University of Central Oklahoma and the  University of Oklahoma. Mr. Robinson is currently a Member of the Libertarian Party Judicial Committee. D. Frank Robinson, one of the earliest members of the Libertarian Party, chaired the Constitution, Bylaws and Rules Committee at the founding LP convention in 1972 and authored the 7/8ths rule for amending the LP Statement of Principles with David Nolan’s concurrence. D. Frank is now writing a novel as time permits.

About The Host: Johnny “Rocket” Adams was the creator and host of “The Johnny Rocket Launch Pad – Libertarian Rock n’ Roll Experience” and now “BLAST OFF with Johnny Rocket!” He’s also a musician, graphic artist, author, and former Chief Warrant Officer. Johnny spent his early days earning his stripes as a helicopter pilot in the U.S. Army. Back stateside, Johnny immersed himself in the classic works of Murray Rothbard, Henry Hazlitt, and Ludwig von Mises. From there the AnCap known as “Johnny Rocket” was born. Speaking truth to power from your cell phone tower, Johnny digests the philosophy of liberty and brings them to the man on the street on a weekly basis. Johnny Rocket was also the front-man of the rockabilly group “Hot Roddin’ Romeos” and puts pencil to paper with the critically acclaimed comic series “The Liberty Force.” New York Times best-selling author and podcast host Tom Woods calls Johnny Rocket “one of the most entertaining figures in the liberty movement.”

About the Co-Host: Raylene Lightheart is an activist in the libertarian movement.  She is a dedicated wife and homeschool mom of five.  She is passionate about self-ownership, free association community, and unfettered liberty.  Raylene is the director of marketing and sales of Launchpad Media Group.

She is the assistant communications director for Libertarian Party of Washington State and also serves as Region 3 alternate. She also is on the board of Libertarian Party of Kitsap County and was awarded the 2018 Porcupine Award for LPWA.   As a child, Raylene dreamed of being in broadcasting.  When Johnny asked her to be the co-host for his new show, Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket she was thrilled to have the opportunity to advance liberty through education, outreach, and entertainment.

About Ground Control: Benjamin Wiegold is a fellow Libertarian, from the corrupt state of Illinois. Ben is the new producer, sound engineer, and editor of the Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket. Ben has also done work for the Mises Institute and numerous other publications. Ben is a musician, hardcore anarchist, and just an all-around cool dude! 

Host Website:  www.blastoffshow.com or thelaunchpadmedia.com/blastoff

Guest Website(s):

Ballot access news

Frank Robinson (Facebook)

Music Provided By: 

Rockabilly Kitty Rose - “Up Side Down (You Turned My)”

Johnny Mercury - “Hillbilly Rave Up”

Hot Roddin’ Romeos - “Moonlight”

Books Mentioned:

None

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Recorded At :

Escape Pod Studios: Peoria, Arizona  85382

Johnny uses the legendary Electrovoice RE-20 microphone, Top of the Line Mogami cables, The industry standard DBX 286s, ART EQ355 Dual Channel 31-Band Equalizer, Focusrite Scarlet 6i6, and smokes “the sweet Turkish blend “of his Camel cigarettes.

Base One: Federal Way, Washington  98003: Raylene uses a Rode Podcaster microphone. The RODE Podcaster makes high-quality computer recording easy!

 

Blast Off! is pre-recorded, mixed, and mastered by Benjamin Wiegold. The theme song of "Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket “is "Roots Rock" Performed by Hot Rod Walt and Psycho DeVilles from the record Supercharger (2007) self-released at www.psychodevilles.com. After Party song “Positivity” is from the record Kingston Cocktail (1997) by Joey Altruda released by Will Records.  The All-Nighter song is “Christy” and is from the record “Cocktails with Joey” (1995) by Joey Altruda released by Will records. Please visit https://www.discogs.com/artist/337572-Joey-Altruda to purchase Joey’s music. All songs used with permission from artists.

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