Free America Now!

By Eric Brakey

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Eric Brakey is the host of Free America Now and senior spokesperson for Young Americans for Liberty. As a Maine State Senator (2014-18), Eric Brakey was responsible for the passage of Constitutional Carry, Right to Try, welfare reforms, and expansions of medical cannabis freedom.

Episode Date
58. Anthony Fauci is an Ayn Rand Super Villain w/ Brett Cooper
00:54:16
Brett Cooper returns to Free America Now to discuss (1) Anthony Fauci's declaration that attacks on him are attacks on science itself, (2) Kim Jong Un instituting the fashion police in North Korea, and (3) left-wing students at Arizona State University trying to have Kyle Rittenhouse banned from campus.
Nov 29, 2021
57. The School Choice Revolution w/ Corey DeAngelis
00:54:31
Who should make the decisions for a child's education — parents or the government? Corey DeAngelis joins YAL's renegade statesman, Eric Brakey, on Free America Now to discuss the school choice revolution taking place in Virginia and across America.
Nov 26, 2021
56. A "Free Ross" Thanksgiving w/ Lyn Ulbricht
00:41:53
For a special Thanksgiving episode of Free America Now, Eric is sharing a recent interview with Lyn Ulbricht, mother of Ross Ulbricht, who is currently serving two lifetime sentences in federal prison for founding the Silk Road website. Not all families get to be together this Thanksgiving. In some cases, it is because our government is run by dirty, corrupt bastards.
Nov 25, 2021
55. White Pill or Black Pill? w/ Marc Clair
01:02:57
As we experience dark times in America, should lovers of liberty look pessimistically or optimistically at the future? Marc Clair (host of the Lions of Liberty podcast) joins Free America Now to discuss the black pill and the white pill.
Nov 24, 2021
54. TRUE CRIME: Epstein, Maxwell, & the Corporate Media w/ Ivy Nina El-Zaatari
01:05:46
Ivy Nina El-Zaatari returns to Free America Now to discuss the true crimes of Jeffrey Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell, and the manipulations of the corporate press through this and other trials and investigations.
Nov 23, 2021
53. A states' rights approach to cannabis freedom w/ Brett Cooper
01:05:33
Co-host Brett Cooper returns to Free America Now to discuss current events: (1) Rand Paul calls out the deep state for abusing its surveillance powers against the American people, (2) new report shows school choice saves taxpayer money while increasing education quality, and (3) Congresswoman Nancy Mace of South Carolina sponsors legislation to deschedule cannabis on the federal level and recognize the constitutional authority of states to set cannabis policy.
Nov 22, 2021
52. Has Kyle Rittenhouse turned the right against corrupt prosecutors? w/ Hannah Cox
01:02:31
Hannah Cox joins Free America Now! We discuss the Bernie Sanders budget that has passed the House of Representatives, inflation wiping out the savings of the middle class, and whether the Kyle Rittenhouse case will make conservatives turn against corrupt prosecutors.
Nov 19, 2021
What just happened in Virginia? w/ Nick Freitas - Free America Now, Ep. 51 (Hazlitt Edition)
00:59:31
A huge red wave — powered by demand for school choice and rejection of progressive overreach — hit Virginia earlier this month, putting Republicans in control of the House and governorship. Virginia Delegate Nick Freitas, a member of YAL's Hazlitt Coalition, joins Free America Now to discuss what happened and renewed potential for liberty in the years ahead.
Nov 18, 2021
The Liberty GOP Strategy w/ Tho Bishop - Free America Now, Ep. 50
01:02:53
Tho Bishop, Assistant Editor at the Mises Institute, joins Free America Now to discuss how libertarians can use the Republican Party to further the cause of liberty in America.
Nov 17, 2021
Gun Rights in the Supreme Court w/ Hannah Hill - Free America Now, Ep. 49
01:04:17
Hannah Hill, Policy Director for the National Foundation for Gun Rights, joins Free America Now to discuss a case pending before SCOTUS that could strike down "may issue" gun control laws, which allow government officials to deny law-abiding citizens the right to bear arms — or even establish Constitutional Carry across all 50 states.
Nov 16, 2021
A communist in charge of the currency w/ Brett Cooper - Free America Now, Ep. 48
00:59:54
Co-host Brett Cooper is back on Free America Now to discuss Saule Omarova, Biden’s pick for Comptroller of the Currency, who wants to “end banking as we know it”—transferring all private banking functions to the Federal Reserve through a centrally-controlled ledger system. Brakey and Brett discuss the implications of a communist controlling the US dollar, as well as a policy quickly advancing through Congress to require women to register for the draft.
Nov 15, 2021
Why Are Blue-Collar Voters Abandoning the Democrats? /w Brian Nichols - Free America Now, Ep. 47
00:36:01
In a crossover episode between Eric Brakey and Brian Nichols (host of The Brian Nichols Show), the two discuss the exodus of working-class voters from the Democrat Party and a proposal in Congress to require women to register for the military draft.
Nov 12, 2021
Liz Cheney and the Patriot Act w/ Jack Hunter- Free America Now, Ep. 46
00:30:52
Jack Hunter joins Free America to discuss the use of the Patriot Act on American citizens and one of its biggest champions, Liz Cheney, who now claims to be a champion of the Constitution.
Nov 11, 2021
A dialogue on Afghanistan w/ Tahmineh Dehbozorgi - Free America Now, Ep. 45
01:15:38
Former YAL State Chair for California, Tahmineh Dehbozorgi, joins Free America Now to discuss her experiences growing up in Iran, the history of U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East, and what went wrong in Afghanistan.
Nov 10, 2021
Project 1776 w/ Dan Taylor - Free America Now, Ep. 44
00:57:26
Dan Taylor, VP of Campus at Young Americans for Liberty, joins Free America Now to discuss the success of YAL's Project 1776 — signing up more than 100,000 new college students to Make Liberty Win — and the efforts of liberty activists fighting COVID mandates and speech codes on college campuses across America.
Nov 09, 2021
Spike Cohen on Liberty - Free America Now, Ep. 43
01:05:04
Former LP Vice Presidential candidate, Spike Cohen, joins Free American Now to discuss his political conversion to liberty, his experiences on the 2020 campaign trail, and how to fight the tyrannical COVID regime.
Nov 08, 2021
Liberty strikes back w/ Brady Leonard - Free America Now, Ep. 42
01:08:05
Something is happening in America as Democrats are repudiated in state elections... yet they remain in denial. Brady Leonard of the "No Gimmicks Podcast" joins Free America Now to break it all down.
Nov 05, 2021
Firing Healthcare Workers w/ Adam Richardson - Free America Now, Ep. 41
01:02:54
After working in healthcare for fifteen years, treating COVID patients during the pandemic, and developing natural immunity, Adam Richardson was fired from his job due to vaccination mandates from President Joe Biden and Maine Governor Janet Mills. Today, Adam joins Free America Now to discuss the tyranny of the COVID regime.
Nov 04, 2021
Thomas Jefferson's Fight Against Slavery w/ Kevin Gutzman - Free America Now, Ep. 40
00:58:05
Professor Kevin Gutzman (Professor of History at Western Connecticut State University and author of "Thomas Jefferson - Revolutionary") joins Free America Now to discuss the decision by the NYC City Council to remove a statue of Thomas Jefferson that has stood for over a century — and why this decision ignores Thomas Jefferson's many contributions and lifelong fight to abolish slavery in America.
Nov 03, 2021
Virginia YAL student fights for free speech w/ Duncan DeMarsh - Free America Now, Ep. 39
00:41:13
Duncan DeMarsh — a student at James Madison University and the YAL Virginia State Chair — joins Free America Now to discuss his efforts fighting for free speech on his college campus, winning elections to student government, and knocking doors to Make Liberty Win.
Nov 02, 2021
"Let's Go, Brandon!" w/ Brett Cooper - Free America Now, Ep. 38
00:50:44
Brett Cooper is back in the house to discuss the growing national support for someone named “Brandon” and media pearl clutching at a Southwest pilot who uttered the phrase, “Let’s Go, Brandon,” during a flight. Also, vaccine mandates fail to produce results in NYC and U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen wants a “global minimum corporate tax” that amounts to governmental price fixing.
Nov 01, 2021
30 Trillion Problems w/ Brad Polumbo - Free America Now, Ep. 37
00:59:26
Brad Polumbo joins Free America Now to discuss details of the trillions in taxes and spending in the Biden-Sanders socialist agenda currently advancing through Washington.
Oct 29, 2021
From Lebanon to Liberty w/ Ivy "Nina" El-Zaatari - Free America Now, Ep. 36
01:09:48
Ivy "Nina" El-Zaatari joins Free America Now to discuss her journey from Lebanon to the American liberty movement, working for Senator Rand Paul, and breaking free of the Matrix.
Oct 28, 2021
The Betrayal of Working America w/ Brett Cooper - Free America Now, Ep. 35
00:59:43
Brett Cooper joins Free America Now to discuss the betrayal of working Americans by the new “woke” Democrat Party and Bernie Sanders' harmful plan to put America's three-and-four-year-olds into centrally planned government indoctrination centers.
Oct 27, 2021
Rise of a Free State w/ Carla Gericke - Free America Now, Ep. 34
01:00:33
Carla Gericke joins Free America Now to discuss the history of the New Hampshire Free State Movement and how this small New England state is becoming a bastion for liberty in a tyrannical world. ---------- SHOW NOTES 1. “The rise of the Liberty Republican” by Eric Brakey https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/the-rise-of-the-liberty-republican 2. The Free State Project https://www.fsp.org/ 3. Carla Gericke’s Facbook: https://www.facebook.com/carla.gericke 4. Carla Gericke’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/CarlaGericke
Oct 26, 2021
Rand v. Fauci, Round 5 w/ Carter Quill - Free America Now, Ep. 33
00:54:17
Eric Brakey is joined by Carter Quill as they take on the news. Will Anthony Fauci ever admit to lying about gain of function research at the Wuhan Lab? Why is Thomas Jefferson's statue coming down in NYC? What are "unrealized capital gains" and should I be concerned that Janet Yellen is eyeing my Bitcoin?
Oct 25, 2021
Five Waves of the Ron Paul Liberty Movement w/ Mike Maresco - Free America Now, Ep. 32
01:11:29
Michael Maresco, the "Liberty Rider," joins Eric Brakey on Free America Now to discuss the growth and evolution of the Ron Paul Liberty Movement over "five waves," from 2007 until today. SHOW NOTES: 1. For Liberty: How the Ron Paul Revolution Watered the Tree of Liberty https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GR4WYqabTxU 2. Jon Stewart: "Ron Paul is Tea Party Patient Zero" https://www.cc.com/video/in35c7/the-daily-show-with-jon-stewart-indecision-2012-corn-polled-edition-ron-paul-the-top-tier 3. Free America Now, Ep. 26 w/ Ashley Ryan Roberts https://soundcloud.com/eric-brakey/ron-pauler-elected-at-21-to-the-rnc-free-america-now-ep-26 4. Free America Now, Ep. 29 w/ Olivia Rondeau https://soundcloud.com/eric-brakey/non-compliance-w-olivia-rondeau-free-america-now-ep-29 5. Young Americans for Liberty Operation Win at the Door https://yaliberty.org/door/
Oct 22, 2021
South Carolina’s fight for Liberty w/ Rep. Jonathon Hill (Hazlitt Edition) - Episode 31
00:59:48
As a leader in South Carolina’s constitutional carry effort, Rep. Jonathon Hill forces roll call votes that put anti-2A Republicans on the record, endangering their re-elections. Hill is so feared by the Republican establishment, the state party broke its own rules in 2020 by recruiting and funding a primary challenger against his re-election. But liberty is still popular and, with the help of YAL door-to-door activists, he beat his establishment primary opponent in a 62% landslide. Today, Hill joins renegade statesman Eric Brakey on #FreeAmericaNow to discuss the fight for liberty in South Carolina and his recent pro-life stand on capital punishment. When politicians sought to reinstate the death penalty by resurrecting the electric chair, Hill argued against the barbarity of electrocution and against re-introducing such punishment into a broken system. “This makes injustice permanent,” says Hill, pointing to well-known and uncorrected flaws in the criminal justice system, as 1 in 9 U.S. executions are carried out on innocent people. "Would you trust this current system to judge you or your loved one?" Mentioned in this episode are: (1) Rep. Jonathan Hill’s website https://votehill.com/ (2)Rep. Jonathan Hill’s floor speech against the death penalty (YAL Short Version) https://www.instagram.com/tv/CO6NsZyNtWm/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link (3) Rep. Jonathan Hill’s floor speech against the death penalty (Long Version) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5CsgEsRhpA&t=1246s (4) Morton Blackwell and the Leadership Institute https://leadershipinstitute.org (5) Young Americans for Liberty Operation Win at the Door https://yaliberty.org/door/ (6) Young Americans for Liberty Hazlitt Coalition https://yaliberty.org/hazlitt/
Oct 21, 2021
Dave Chappelle, Thomas Jefferson, & the Woke Mob w/ Jack Hunter - Free America Now, Episode 30
00:59:57
Jack Hunter returns to Free America Now to discuss whether America has reached the "high water mark" for wokism. As the mob comes for everyone from Dave Chappelle to Thomas Jefferson, new polling shows only 8% of Americans agree with the cancel culture insanity. Are Americans finally sick and tired of identity politics? Brakey and Hunter discuss.
Oct 20, 2021
Non-compliance w/ Olivia Rondeau - Free America Now, Ep. 29
00:43:11
Olivia Rondeau joins the program to discuss the American tradition of non-compliance and her recent appearance on Kennedy.
Oct 19, 2021
What is the law? - Free America Now, Ep. 28
00:37:05
Amidst claims by the Biden Administration that federal law trumps state law, renegade statesman Eric Brakey discusses the hierarchy of law.
Oct 18, 2021
Crypto-freedom Vs. Crypto-fascism w/ Peter St. Onge - Free America Now, Ep. 27
01:03:07
Peter St. Onge, scholar with the Mises Institute and Heritage Foundation, joins Eric Brakey to discuss the dangers of crypto-fascist "central bank digital currencies" and the potential for financial freedom with true cryptocurrencies.
Oct 15, 2021
Ron Pauler elected at 21 to the RNC w/ Ashley Ryan Roberts - Free America Now, Ep. 26
01:05:59
Beginning as a YAL student activist, Ashley Ryan Roberts became the youngest person ever elected to the RNC during the Ron Paul 2012 takeover of the Maine GOP. She joins renegade statesman Eric Brakey to share her story, fighting for liberty and against a corrupt establishment.
Oct 14, 2021
Questioning "unquestionable" federal power, w/ Brian Nichols - Free America Now, Ep. 25
01:00:58
Biden’s Press Secretary, Jen Psaki, says it “unquestionable” that federal policies trump state policies, as the White House imposes vaccine mandates on all of America. Brian Nichols joins renegade statesman Eric Brakey to question the “unquestionable.”
Oct 13, 2021
Texas Fights Back - Free America Now, Ep. 24
00:38:44
Texas is fighting back against Joe Biden’s unconstitutional vaccination mandate. Eric Brakey breaks it down.
Oct 12, 2021
The fight over “Columbo-digenous People’s Day” - Free America Now, Ep. 23
00:50:41
Whose side are YOU on? Are you spending the day celebrating Christopher Columbus or the contributions of Native Americans? Why does it seem like we are being pitted against each other on basically EVERYTHING? Renegade statesman Eric Brakey bridges the divide.
Oct 11, 2021
Fact checking Biden’s COVID misinformation - Free America Now, Ep. 22
00:27:04
President Biden justifies his demand that unvaccinated healthcare workers be fired because patients have a right to know that healthcare workers won’t infect them with COVID, but studies show that the vaccinated are more likely to transmit COVID than those with acquired immunity being fired. Renegade statesman Eric Brakey is fact checking Joe Biden on today’s episode of Free America Now!
Oct 08, 2021
Students fight mandates at Montana State - Free America Now, Ep. 21
00:30:19
Students at Montana State University were promised a normal school year—but once students arrived on campus and their tuition checks were cashed, then the mandates began and students fought back. YAL Montana State Chair, Dylan Dean, joins Eric Brakey to discuss the profanity-laced emails he received from university staff and the lengths to which the administration has gone to avoid accountability.
Oct 07, 2021
Bernie-care is coming for you - Free America Now, Ep. 20
00:46:30
Congress wants to FORCE women to register for the draft... and they say this somehow a “victory for women’s rights.” Meanwhile, Bernie Sanders is working overtime to complete the government takeover of America’s healthcare system. Join renegade statesman Eric Brakey as he takes on these issues and more in episode 20 of Free America Now!
Oct 06, 2021
What is libertarian populism? w/ Jack Hunter - Free America Now, Ep. 19
01:13:13
Jack Hunter joins Eric Brakey to discuss libertarian populism, the legacy of the Ron Paul Revolution, and how the left and right in America have evolved over the last decade.
Oct 05, 2021
School boards want Biden to use PATRIOT Act against protesting parents, Free America Now, Ep. 18
01:03:49
If you object to school mask and vaccine mandates, you might be a “domestic terrorist” according to the National School Boards Association. These local officials are asking President Biden to use the PATRIOT Act to crack down on protesting parents and taxpayers! What is happening to America? Renegade statesman Eric Brakey breaks it down with co-host Carter Quill.
Oct 04, 2021
Idaho Liberty Legislator Fights to Defend the Guard - Free America Now, Ep. 17
00:51:45
Rep. Ben Adams joins Eric Brakey to discuss how he went from serving as a U.S. Marine in Afghanistan to the House of Representative in Idaho—and why he is fighting for Defend the Guard legislation to restore a constitutional foreign policy.
Oct 01, 2021
Liz Cheney Suddenly Cares About the Constitution - Free America Now, Ep. 16
01:03:06
The warmongering congresswoman, Liz Cheney, says a vote for her is a vote for “the Constitution.” Give me a break! In today’s episode, renegade statesman Eric Brakey takes on Washington DC, socialized healthcare, vaccine mandates, and much more.
Sep 28, 2021
The CIA Plot to Assassinate Julian Assange - Free America Now, Ep. 15
01:10:26
A new report by Yahoo News reveals the details of an illegal CIA plot to kidnap and assassinate the founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange. Renegade statesman Eric Brakey shares the report and some thoughts.
Sep 27, 2021
COVID Vaccine Mandates are Anti-Science - Free America Now, Ep. 14
01:02:21
A doctor at Stanford University says clearly that COVID vaccination is a question of personal health, not public health. So why are Joe Biden and Anthony Fauci imposing vaccine mandates on everyone? Renegade statesman Eric Brakey take on the anti-science mandates and other items in the news.
Sep 24, 2021
The March to Authoritarianism - Free America Now, Ep. 13
00:48:13
Description: Bernie Sanders tells President Biden that “authoritarianism may be on the march” if they “cannot deliver” on his big-spending socialist agenda. But isn’t their agenda pretty authoritarian? YAL’s renegade statesman, Eric Brakey, takes it head on, along with other events in the news cycle.
Sep 19, 2021
Vaccine Mandates - Free America Now, Ep. 12
00:34:38
It’s the twelfth episode of Free America Now! Brakey is joined by YAL’s Director of Media Relations, Carter Quill to discuss personal choice and vaccine mandates on college campuses.
Sep 18, 2021