Ostrolenk continues with part II of being interviewed by Kiki Weingarten (@coachkiki), covering topics including government overreach, the 4th amendment, transpartisan coalitions, and his larger strategic plan for the Liberty Coalition. Ostrolenk begins by explaining his libertarian sensibilities, which differ from being a libertarian in title. His views on the 4th amendment are shaped by the fact that the founding fathers created our country with libertarian principles; Although they were not aware of the technological changes we would someday see, any reinterpretation of the 4th amendment to today’s realities must still be done with the same intention to protect privacy and liberty. Lastly, his libertarian sensibilities shape his overall mindset; Ostrolenk distinguishes between a liberty mindset and a security mindset, and why he identifies with the former.
Different mindsets can, however, still collaborate for progress. Ostrolenk discusses his training as a transpersonal therapist and how it has helped him with his work on transpartisan coalitions by humanizing the political process, ultimately creating the space for political dialogue. Lastly, Ostrolenk touches on several issues including education and health, and how an open political dialogue can help solve many of the issues we face.
Establishing global security requires a holistic approach not just a superiority in breaking things, explains retired Navy SEAL Robert DuBois
in part II (part I
, part III) of his conversation with Michael Ostrolenk. To illustrate this (and in a nod to the late Stephen Covey) Rob divides his book, Powerful Peace
, into four sections: body, mind, heart, and soul. In addition to discussing these 4 divisions of the book, Rob reveals a personal experience from Abu Ghraib prison that prompted a greater appreciation of alternate perspectives. Learn more at PowerfulPeace.net
about Rob’s book and his work to promote smart power, cultural competency and ultimately stop the needless harm and loss resulting from misplaced and unbridled hate.
Americans’ distaste for politics does not mean they are apathetic to solving our countries problems, but rather feel powerless to affect change within a broken system. They are insulted by the expectation of blind allegiance to one party or the other. In today’s podcast “reformed lawyer and political operative” Nathan Daschle talks with Michael about his new project, www.Ruck.us
, an online community allowing concerned citizens to transcend party politics and participate in issue-oriented discussions and activism. Mr. Daschle
, formerly General Counsel then Executive Director of the Democratic Governors Association learned first-hand of the inadequacy of the status quo.
Michael Ostrolenk speaks with progressive blogger Jane Hamsher
about the opposition from across the political spectrum to the so called Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. One of the main components of PPACA these groups object to is the mandate forcing individuals to buy health insurance from private coroporations – health insurance that they may not want and may not cover care they will need. In this short conversation Michael and Ms. Hamsher look at the resasons, some similar some not, folks from all political points of view dislike this provision. They also discuss the implications that the unpopular new health care law has for the upcoming elections.
This question is one that many across party lines are thinking about and one that Mark Lerner of the Constitutional Alliance
and author of Your Body is Your ID
discusses with Michael Ostrolenk in this edition of the Take Back Medicine podcast. Are concerns about the implementation of REAL ID fictional Orwellian fears or legitimate current threats to our liberties? Are there consequences in REAL ID for physicians and patients? What are free market alternatives for protecting our country from true foreign or domestic terrorist dangers? Listen to the podcast and learn about Mr. Lerner’s efforts to find soultions to protect our valued rights.