The Big Questions with Big John – Larry Sharpe, Libertarian Politician/Activist
In this episode of the Big Questions with Big John, Big John chats with Larry Sharpe, activist and the 2022 Libertarian candidate for Governor of New York.
The Big Questions with Big John is an interview show where our own Big John gets the opportunity to have conversations with interesting people from all walks of life.
In this episode, Big John chats with Larry Sharpe, the 2022 Libertarian Party candidate for Governor of New York.
Larry Sharpe is a business consultant, entrepreneur, political activist, and podcaster. He was a candidate for the Libertarian Party nomination for vice-president of the United States in 2016, then the Libertarian nominee for Governor of New York in 2018. Following a quick nomination process, Sharpe again received that party’s gubernatorial nomination in the 2022 New York election.
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02:00 Larry Sharpe Bio
04:00 “You’re Bad Because You’re A Republican”
05:30 Gary Johnson as inspiration in 2012
08:15 Why is New York state so crappy?
10:30 Disenfranchised by the conservatives
11:45 The importance of the First Amendment
14:30 In fact, victims are not heroes
21:30 After the last cycle, should social media be regulated?
31:00 Joining the U.S. Marines
36:00 The U.S. education system is an utter failure
43:15 Finally breaking the monopoly of government
48:00 An alternative to public school funding
58:00 Why the mainstream media ignores Larry Sharpe
1:00:00 Andrew Cuomo’s pay-for-play cronyism
1:02:30 The massive tax burden of New Yorkers leads to an exodus
1:09:15 The insanity of the government budget process
1:11:45 Will Larry Sharpe run for national office in 2024?
1:14:00 National Libertarian Party drama
1:17:00 Presently, is the LP salvageable?
1:21:15 In essence, all our heroes are outlaws
1:22:35 Libertarians and minorities
1:26:30 Finally, Silly Questions
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