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The Contrarian Conservatarian

The Contrarian Conservatarian

By Alex Frank
The Contrarian Conservatarian is a hard-hitting commentary and news channel that tackles politics, political theory, culture, sports, and other relevant topics to the world from a Conservative-Libertarian Generation Z perspective.
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Ep. 19: The Mask Culture Wars
Alex covers the news and also breaks down the hypocrisy of the political right, in particular, their adamant refusal to wear masks. Alex also explains why the political right should be wearing masks voluntarily. In doing so, Alex argues the right can make a more compelling case for their governing philosophy.
35:56
August 14, 2020
Ep. 18: School Choice Is the Only Choice
Happy Saturday, everybody! Today, as promised, Alex discusses the monumental Supreme Court case, Brown v. Board of Education, as well as how it relates to extended issues concerning equality of opportunity, like school choice. As always, Alex rips into the partisan and corrupt nature of our politics, specifically the regressive left and teachers unions that actively play a role in denying impoverished children the educational opportunities that they so desperately deserve. 
45:58
August 9, 2020
Ep. 17: The Minimum Legal Drinking Age (MLDA) Laws Are Not Only Regressive but Dangerous to Law-Abiding Citizenry of the United States
Today, Alex grapples with the state of our Minimum Legal Drinking Age (MLDA) laws within the United States, arguing that the legal age mandate of 21 is not only emblematic of ineffective policymaking but enforces a double-standard concerning the legal definition of 'adulthood' and civil liberties.
39:01
August 5, 2020
Ep. 16: The Case For Privatizing Social Security
One thing that COVID-19 has brought to light is that we cannot sustain this current level of spending, even before the pandemic brought the nation to its knees. Social Security is the most expensive government program in the world, and it will be insolvent before 2034. We must embrace reforms before it is too late.
34:55
August 2, 2020
Ep. 15: In Defense Of DACA: Legislators Suck At Their Jobs
Happy Friday! Today, Alex explains why his perspective on immigration and DACA has changed dramatically since last year. Alex dispels myths about DACA, Immigration, Assimilation, and Job Displacement as well. Enjoy!
41:38
July 25, 2020
Ep. 14: Is America Really a "Christian Nation," or Is America Founded Upon a Bastion of Religious Liberty?
Late episode and upload, but we promised y'all three episodes this week! :) 
25:48
July 19, 2020
Ep. 13: What the Hell Is Going On?
  Everything is crap, but that's okay because we break all the crap down for you. ;)       Three topics are examined by Alex today: 1. The prospects of procuring a reliable vaccine are improving more than ever before. 2. Cancel Culture and Bari Weiss's resignation from the NYT. 3. Why America needs to remain the sole hegemonic power, and why Non-Interventionism and Isolationism will always remain illogical and ignorant ideologies.
46:12
July 16, 2020
Ep. 12: Is Trumpism Simply Just Another Form of Postmodernism, or Is Postmodernism a Byproduct of Trumpism?
Good Evening and Happy Friday! Today, Alex (reluctantly) talks about recent conservations he had on social media, particularly about voting in 2020 and objective reality. Alex dives into whether or not Postmodernism has become more mainstream on the political right in the age of Trumpism or because of Trumpism itself. Alex concludes by talking about what we need to think about as we go about our days and when conversing with other people. Alex apologizes for not getting into the specifics of the return of MLB, but stay tuned because that conversation is coming soon!
35:58
July 3, 2020
Ep. 11: Is the Goal of Conservatism to Get Republicans elected, or Is the Goal to Spread the Conservative Ideology to Both Parties Within the Political Landscape?
Sick and tired of the notion that "Republicans" are the only weapon for advancing Conservatism, Alex explains exactly why that faulty logic is creating a rift between the Republican Party and disgruntled Blue-Dog Democrats, Centrists, Libertarians, and Conservatives alike. Alex also poses an important question: "what is the end goal here?" Alex posits that the goal of Fusionism (Conservative-Libertarians) is not to elect Republicans or Democrats but to spread the ideology of Classical Liberalism and Conservatism to both parties within the political landscape. Alex argues that the only way we can accomplish this once more is to look back upon the successes of Fusionist Conservatism and see exactly where the movement went wrong. Happy Sunday and enjoy the episode!
37:40
June 28, 2020
Ep. 10: Is the War on Drugs Antithetical to Social Conservatism?
Happy Tuesday! Today, Alex discusses the cultural fallout and already existing but now exacerbated rifts on the Political Right and explains the reasoning behind such a monumental SCOTUS decision. Lastly, Alex briefly addresses the irony and hypocrisy in simultaneously supporting "The War on Drugs" and Social Conservatism. 
37:36
June 17, 2020
Ep. 9: Ignorance and Arrogance Are the New Virtue
Happy Sunday, everybody! During this special edition of Philosophy Sunday, Alex discusses why the "Zoomers" are gravitating towards totalitarianism but also what impact that has in our ability to have meaningful, robust conversations with one another. Additionally, Alex posits the dangers of maintaining such ignorance and arrogance (which is now considered virtuous and justified) and how such ideas have contributed to a fractured culture within Western Civilization at large. 
31:55
June 14, 2020
Ep. 8: Postmodernism, George Floyd, and Practical Solutions To Addressing Problems and Issues
We all agree that the death of George Floyd was tragic, but we disagree that America is inherently and institutionally racist. How do we amend this in the midst of a Postmodernist revolution, and what are some practical ways in which legislators can help POC feel safer in America? Alex explores all of this and so much more! Be sure to share the podcast with your friends and family and give it a like on Facebook!
40:09
June 5, 2020
Ep. 7: President Trump Successfully Achieves New Heights of Idiocy
President Trump embraces new heights of idiocy, and we examine the current prospects for a V-Shaped economic recovery. And finally, we take a look at the awful and disgusting events that transpired in Minneapolis.
38:44
May 28, 2020
Ep. 6: Free-Trade Vs. Mercantilism, Pro-Business vs. Pro-Markets. Is There A Difference?
Happy Sunday! (Sorry for the delayed upload again, guys) Alex compares and contrasts what many call Capitalism and Free-Markets (Pro-Business policies in actuality) to actual Capitalism and Free-Market policies. Alex also examines the core differences between Mercantilism (Protectionism) and Free-Trade, particularly in how they may affect income mobility and create disparities and the demonization of certain facets of Capitalism. Alex, finally, addresses the rumors surrounding the return of MLB Baseball, and why we should be excited but also concerned for the players.
38:32
May 25, 2020
Ep. 5: Blundering Biden
Biden makes an enormous mistake (but what else is new), President Trump Withdraws from the Open Skies Treaty, and a Shooting at a Naval Base in Texas is Investigated as a Possible Terrorist Attack.
33:32
May 23, 2020
Ep. 4: Sunday Funday!
Philosophy Time! What is Classical Liberalism and how does it differ from what we know in North America as "Liberalism" (Modern-Day) and Conservatism (Modern-Day)? Alex explores all of these questions and then shares with us how he spent his weekend and also how he is surviving quarantine, from music to even video games!
34:12
May 18, 2020
Ep. 3: What Now?
How is Georgia's reopening going? Plus, we examine the results of a special House election and whether it will have any relevance to what we could see in November.  Lastly, we look at the increasingly growing and divisive calls amongst Conservatives and, "The Right," at large concerning how we should approach Foreign Policy with China in a Post-COVID society. 
36:48
May 15, 2020
Ep. 2: I'm Back!
President Trump introduces a plan to reopen America, Justin Amash mulls a Libertarian bid for the 2020 Presidency, and we examine why Federalism is key to the right's future.  Note: (First Episode Is On YouTube)
51:24
April 20, 2020