• DEA Takes $82,000 Life Savings From Pittsburgh Retiree
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    DEA Takes $82,000 Life Savings From Pittsburgh Retiree

    The government helped themselves to the life savings of my grandparents and my father. Described how you felt that day. Insulted Insulted I felt that my father and his father before him worked very hard for this money and I’m merely taking it from one state to another to take care of my father and the fact that someone can put their hand into my pocket and just take it without cause was insulting as an American. My dad is 79 years old he has always been a larger-than-life personality He has worked really really hard over his entire career to support my brothers and myself. He’s just one of…

  • Free Thoughts, Ep. 213: Do Employers Rule Our Lives? (with Elizabeth Anderson)
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    Free Thoughts, Ep. 213: Do Employers Rule Our Lives? (with Elizabeth Anderson)

    Aaron Powell: Welcome to Free Thoughts, I’m Aaron Powell. Trevor Burrus: And I’m Trevor Burrus. Aaron Powell: Joining us today is Elizabeth Anderson. She’s the Arthur F. Thurnau professor and John Dewey Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan. She was, I believe, one of the earliest guests on this show. Trevor Burrus: Definitely the first 30 or so, I would say. Aaron Powell: Yeah, so welcome back to Free Thoughts, Professor Anderson. Elizabeth Anderson: [00:00:30] It’s great to be back. Aaron Powell: So today, we’re talking about your newest book, Private Government, How Employers Rule Our Lives and Why We Don’t Talk About…

  • America’s success depends on her virtue ft. Professor Robert George | #TruthStraightUp
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    America’s success depends on her virtue ft. Professor Robert George | #TruthStraightUp

    ♪ George: People today talk a lot about the faults and flaws of our founding fathers. They were human beings. They had faults. They had flaws, some serious. They were also men of extraordinary genius, and they bequeathed to us a constitution that really, truly is and should be the envy of the world. They understood something, though: that constitution is actually, at the end of the day, not a machine that will go of itself. Those constitutional structures that protect our liberties, that prevent tyranny by checking government power, the doctrine of federalism, the separation of powers, judicial review, and so forth, judicial review being something, of course, that…

  • MLK & Universal Basic Income | Guaranteed Income (5 Reasons)
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    MLK & Universal Basic Income | Guaranteed Income (5 Reasons)

    At the end of his life… Martin Luther King Jr. was working on a campaign… …to ensure all Americans… …had a dignified standard of living… …with what is now referred to as a… Universal Basic Income. Or as he called it: A guaranteed minimum income… …for all people… …and all families of our country. The problems which are developing… …as a result of automation and cybernation. As far back as 1961… …MLK saw a new economic trend… …of automation dissolving jobs”. He called it a “catastrophe”… …and said “black and white…” “…we will all be harmed…” “…unless something grand and imaginative is done.” “A true revolution of values will soon…

  • The pursuit of happiness (1974) | ARCHIVES
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    The pursuit of happiness (1974) | ARCHIVES

    Announcer: The American Enterprise Institute presents the distinguished lecture series on the Bicentennial of the United States. Our host for this thought provoking series is Vermont Royster — Pulitzer Prize Winning journalist with The Wall Street Journal and Professor of Journalism and Public Affairs at the University of North Carolina. Vermont: I am Vermont Royster with another in the American Enterprise Institute’s distinguished lecture series on the American Bicentennial. In honor of America’s 200th Anniversary, AEI has invited many other nation’s leading scholars to share with us their views on the American Revolution, its goals and results, and how still affects all of us today. AEI is a nonpartisan, nonprofit…

  • Rand Paul’s Neo-Confederate, Pro-Seccesionist, “Southern Avenger” Aide
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    Rand Paul’s Neo-Confederate, Pro-Seccesionist, “Southern Avenger” Aide

    sold one all will arm labs the going what is it what they call the whites plane to uh… black students that it was the republicans who set up the national association for the advancement of colored people also tries to provide balance in his alone uh… staffing choices the man who code reading grandpa lost twenty eleven book and uh… serves to as an aid to senator group of settle and paul paralegal courting to uh… pieces in the washington reading kin and uh… maybe in the washer monthly as well uh… was a pro secession is that the next jack hunter who serves as the senators new media…

  • Haitian Revolutions: Crash Course World History #30
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    Haitian Revolutions: Crash Course World History #30

    Hi, I’m John Green. This is Crash Course World History. And apparently it’s Revolutions Month here at Crash Course, because today we are going to discuss the often-neglected Haitian Revolutions. The Haitian Revolutions are totally fascinating and they involve two of my very favorite things: 1. Ending slavery, and 2. Napoleon getting his feelings hurt. I can’t help myself, Napoleon. I like to see you suffer. [theme music] So, the French colony in Saint-Domingue began in the 17th century as a pirate outpost. And its original French inhabitants made their living selling leather and a kind of smoked beef called boucan. All that beef actually came from cattle left behind…

  • Stare Decisis: Precedent vs the Constitution
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    Stare Decisis: Precedent vs the Constitution

    Precedent does not trump the constitution, even when the court says it does. Stare decisis is Latin for “to stand by things decided.” In short, it is the doctrine of precedent. According to the Supreme Court, stare decisis “promotes the evenhanded, predictable, and consistent development of legal principles, fosters reliance on judicial decisions, and contributes to the actual and perceived integrity of the judicial process.” In practice, it is the judicial policy of sometimes adhering to a prior decision even when it was wrong. As the majority put it in the 1992 case of Planned Parenthood vs Casey, it is the practice of adhering to a prior decision “whether or…

  • Herman Cain Fails On Constitution
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    Herman Cain Fails On Constitution

    there’s also a heads are supported by qualified com her thinking you know he is feeling a lot of steam room within the conservative movement it’s a real candidate you know probably not but on the other hand look is not what the polls right and he’s a real social conservative there’s one thing i mean there kane cares about as the united states constitution he’s gonna let us know pay attention to the school to rewrite the constitution of the united states rewrite it we need to read profit half hippie right hope solution type of evidence habit i’ll go back to you that we feel we believe it…