Andy Jacobs interviews Arvin Vohra at the Libertarian National Convention

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14 thoughts on “Andy Jacobs interviews Arvin Vohra at the Libertarian National Convention

  1. Anastasia Beaverhausen

    Gawd I love him. The LP made a terrible mistake dumping him. I’d take him as our candidate in 2020 in a hot Texas minute over a hundred William Welds.

  2. Starchild

    Anastasia – Entirely agreed. Seeing a handful of Internet memes is not going to give you a good understanding of Arvin and where he’s coming from. You need to listen to him speak.

    Everyone who was angry about his comments should watch this interview to really get a sense of what he’s about.

    It is indeed a shame that some Libertarians have reacted to a tiny portion of his remarks on such a superficial, image-oriented level. Thanks Andy for doing this interview.

  3. Andy

    You are welcome, Starchild.

    Part of my reason for doing this interview was so Arvin could get his side of the story out there.

    I will say this about Arvin, he is a hardcore libertarian, he is very articulate, and he’s got balls of steel.

  4. Michael Wilson

    It is going to be a tough fit to find someone between Weld and Arvin. One group doesn’t like Weld and the other doesn’t like Arvin. That’s gonna be a tight squeeze.

  5. Bondurant

    @ Michael Wilson

    I don’t think it would be so difficult. There are plenty of principled libertarians like Arvin within the ranks of the LP. There’s no reason to settle for a GOP Lite interloper.

    Great interview, Andy. Thanks for posting.

  6. Andy

    Adam Kokesh is also in the race for the 2020 presidential nomination. There are rumors that Larry Sharpe is going to enter the race for the 2020 presidential nomination after his gubernatorial campaign is over. Some people here have said that Jo Jorgensen has said she may enter the race. I am sure there will be more candidates jumping in before the 2020 nomination happens.

  7. Andy

    Bondurant said: “Great interview, Andy. Thanks for posting.”

    Thanks, Bondurant. I have been putting a lot of work into these interviews, and I have received little thanks for it so far.

    I was going to interview Darryl W. Perry and Starchild at the convention, but unfortunately those interviews did not come together. Perry agreed to doing an interview, but we were never able to connect for it. Starchild actually approached me about doing a video debate with him on the proper application of immigration and borders policy (as I put out the challenge for this specifically, as well as anything else in general, here on IPR, and Starchild was the only one to respond to the challenge). We spoke about this briefly, but unfortunately, it ended up not coming together. I actually wanted to interview Starchild anyway, just because I think that he’s an interesting person in the Libertarian Party and movement, so I would like to have done an interview and debate with him (a friendly debate of course, since I consider Starchild to be an ally in the battle for liberty).

    I really wanted to do a follow up interview with Cynthia McKinney, who was at the convention for a panel discussion on libertarian outreach to the black community. I wanted to go to that event, but unfortunately I missed it. I said follow up interview, since I had interviewed Cynthia McKinney and Adam Kokesh when I was at Anarchacpulco a few months ago. Since McKinney said that she thinks she’s an anarchist now at Anarchapulco, I wanted to see how much she has moved in that direction, and I was going to ask her some of the difficult questions. I also really wanted to interview Maj Toure, who was also part of the panel on libertarian outreach to the black community. Maj Toure started Black Guns Matter, which is a play on Black Lives Matter, and which is an educational organization about the right to keep and bear arms.

    I am still bummed out that I missed the Mises Caucus’ Take Human Action Bash. My flight got delayed and then canceled, and myself and three other Libertarian delegates had to go to a different airport to get a flight to New Orleans in order to arrive Thursday evening. The Mises Caucus event was ending by the time we got there, so I was not there for any of it. Had I made it to that event, I really wanted to interview Tom Woods, and I had heard that Jeff Deist was added as a late addition, and I would loved to have interviewed him as well.

  8. wolfefan

    While I do not agree with Andy on a lot of things, I definitely appreciate the variety of interviews he does. It is good to hear people in their own words and have faces/voices to put with names. It is also good to see folks doing things that could conceivably make some kind of news as opposed to re-posting other things. That’s not a criticism of those who re-post or share other articles – that is valuable and informative too. This is just a different piece of the puzzle.

  9. Seebeck

    Vohra’s problem is his delivery, and his message, and his inability to see that shortcoming. That is why people got pissed at him: calling the troops murderers is the wrong thing to say, as is calling for shooting up school boards. Questioning why the troops don’t question the policy that they are ordered to implement and calling for the end of public schools, without violence, is a better message and delivery.

    That and on the gavel at the convention he was an utter disaster, unable to keep things straight without help.

    As a Presidential candidate, he may have a more open path to drop his pipe bombs, but he will do the LP no favors in doing so.

  10. paulie

    While I do not agree with Andy on a lot of things, I definitely appreciate the variety of interviews he does.

    Agreed.

  11. paulie

    Vohra’s problem is his delivery, and his message, and his inability to see that shortcoming. That is why people got pissed at him: calling the troops murderers is the wrong thing to say, as is calling for shooting up school boards. Questioning why the troops don’t question the policy that they are ordered to implement and calling for the end of public schools, without violence, is a better message and delivery.

    That and on the gavel at the convention he was an utter disaster, unable to keep things straight without help.

    As a Presidential candidate, he may have a more open path to drop his pipe bombs, but he will do the LP no favors in doing so.

    Yep.

  12. paulie

    Out of the people I have heard discussed for 2020 potus nom so far Jo Jorgensen seems to be the least bad choice.

  13. Andy

    Has Jo Jorgensen said that she is going to run?

    Like I said on another thread, I recall her being a good VP candidate in 1996, but she basically disappeared from the political radar screen for 22 years. Any name recognition she may have gained in 1996 has pretty much disappeared. Only long time LP people and hardcore minor party political junkies will know who she is.

    Unless Jorgensen does something big to up her game as a candidate, I would support Adam Kokesh or Arvin Vohra over her.

    If the LP is going to bring back a past VP nominee for a presidential run, I would prefer 2000 VP nominee Art Olivier. Art s a former elected Libertarian City Councilman and Mayor of Bellflower, CA, plus he ran for Governor of CA in 2006. He is a hardcore libertarian, and he is well spoken. He is also a hardcore 9/11 Truther. I would love to see Art run, but I doubt he is interested.

  14. paulie

    Has Jo Jorgensen said that she is going to run?

    Not officially, but word has it she is likely to be interested. She may find encouragement useful, especially if it has some tangible offer of money or volunteer time attached to it, or perhaps she is already set to do it but just hasn’t announced.

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