• Canadian Legislation for University Students
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    Canadian Legislation for University Students

    Wwwwwhat the hell do ya think your doing? Just loafing around like little assholes are ya? He He He. Ya, I Understand. Well I know you’re Canadian and all but… You don’t have to live up to the fucking stereotype. Hey bud! We got class tomorrow eh? Oh yeah, fuck’m… we’ll just drink another one. Well your supposed to be learning about legislature. Yeah, dumb shits! CANADIAN LEGISLATURE! Understanding it is absolutely imperative. You don’t gotta be so creepy dumb-ass! They’re college (UNIVERSITY SORRY) students! They’re smarter than that. Huh, huh, huh, huh, huh, huh, huh, huh… who the fuck does he think he’s kiddin’ Ah, well, ya got me…

  • POLS 15 The Road to the Constitution
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    POLS 15 The Road to the Constitution

    [music] In order to understand why the Constitution was written as it was, we need to understand what was going on in the United States in 1787 when it was written. America had always had colonial governments, but there had never really been a need for a national government until we had begun taking steps to declare independence from England. After America gained its independence, it adopted something known as the Articles of Confederation, which was a constitution establishing a federal government. The Articles of Confederation created a federal government very different from the one we know today. For example, one of the most major differences is there was no…

  • POLS 15 –  Other Due Process Rights
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    POLS 15 – Other Due Process Rights

    [music] The Fifth, Sixth, and Eighth Amendments contain other rights for criminal defendants. One of these is the right to remain silent. If the government accuses you of a crime, the proof is entirely on them to prove that you did it. And the jury must be told that the fact that you’re remaining silent does not indicate that you’re guilty. However, the right against self-incrimination only applies in criminal cases, not in civil cases, so if you’re ever sued, you must answer all questions in court. The Constitution also guarantees everyone who’s charged with a crime that might result in jail time the right to an attorney, and if…

  • Jack Rakove’s class on the future of the Constitution
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    Jack Rakove’s class on the future of the Constitution

    We could have a short quiz. Has it ever happened to you guys? You ever get a spontaneous quiz in class? [INAUDIBLE] Yeah, there is a philosopher’s joke about why you can’t have a quiz, a surprise quiz, that involves the kind of game if you work your way backward from the last day of class. You cannot have surprise quiz on the last day. So you eliminate that day, then the next to last– it makes a kind of logical sense, even though you know it’s crazy. But it has its own logic. Jack, whenever you’re ready. OK, we’re ready? Well, OK, I think I’m ready. So I’d like…

  • White Privilege Accusations, Blexit & A New Silent Majority? | David Webb | POLITICS | Rubin Report
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    White Privilege Accusations, Blexit & A New Silent Majority? | David Webb | POLITICS | Rubin Report

    – Everything I said to her, according to the way her mindset works, told her that I had to be white, but it also said something else. If you’re Black, you can’t achieve these things, based on the way she thinks, which is insulting. (dramatic music) – Hey, I’m Dave Rubin, and before we get to business today, just a quick reminder to click that subscribe button and the little bell there so that you actually might get notified about our videos. You know, as long as we’re doing ’em, you may as well see ’em. All right, joining me today is the host of the aptly titled David Webb…

  • Episode 121: How Well Does the Constitution Protect Liberty? (with Sheldon Richman)
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    Episode 121: How Well Does the Constitution Protect Liberty? (with Sheldon Richman)

    Aaron Ross Powell: Welcome to Free Thoughts from Libertarianism.org and the Cato Institute. I’m Aaron Powell. Trevor Burrus: I’m Trevor Burrus. Aaron Ross Powell: And our guest today is Sheldon Richman. He’s the keeper of the blog Free Association at SheldonRichman.com, Senior Fellow at the Center for a Stateless Society and Contributing Editor at Antiwar.com. He’s also the author of three books – Separating School and State, Your Money or Your Life and Tethered Citizens and the forthcoming volume The Constitution Revisited. Today we’re going to be talking about a couple of posts that you had up at your Free Association blog on – one is called The Constitution Revisited.…

  • Free Thoughts, Ep. 261: Emerging Tech (with Matthew Feeney)
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    Free Thoughts, Ep. 261: Emerging Tech (with Matthew Feeney)

    [Music] welcome to free thoughts I’m Aaron Powell and I’m Paul Mitsuko filling in for Trevor Burrus I am host of libertarianism.org x’ newest podcast building tomorrow joining us today is Matthew Feeney he is director of the Cato Institute’s new project on emerging technology welcome back to free thoughts Matthew thank you for having me what is the project on emerging technology yeah the project on emerging technologies is Cato’s relatively new new endeavor so it’s I trying to count now I think it began a couple months ago June or July I should probably know that but it’s a relatively new I’m running it it’s a project of…

  • ConstitutionUK: Crowdsourcing the UK’s Constitution
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    ConstitutionUK: Crowdsourcing the UK’s Constitution

    Hello. Welcome to this website-LSE IPA’s Crowdsourcing the United Kingdom Constitution. The reason we are doing this is simple- the United Kingdom doesn’t have a Constitution. It has no formal rules and regulations governing how the place is run and we want to change that. We want to change it with your help. We’re not relying on teams of experts, we’re not relying on the usual Professors gathered in a room, determining what it should be and then declaring it and this or that, soon to be ignored by paper. We’re involving the British public in the question- “What should go in the Constitution?”. We’re starting with a public meeting…

  • Defending States’ Rights: Impossible (Almost) | Sotirios Barber
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    Defending States’ Rights: Impossible (Almost) | Sotirios Barber

    I want to thank Professor Bibby and Thomas Hone for their work in putting this conference together and inviting me to this really beautiful state and this exciting University. Also the students who have helped to shuttle us around: Aaron, Top, and Jeremy. The subject of the conference is federalism and I’m going to be talking about states rights federalism. I’ll keep my comments brief because I’m anxious to hear what the others have to say, especially what the Congressman has to say. If you’re dealing with a practical subject “walking the walk and talking the talk” are closely connected. You don’t want to talk the talk that can’t be…

  • Episode 111: Building a Better Government (with Richard A. Epstein)
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    Episode 111: Building a Better Government (with Richard A. Epstein)

    Trevor Burrus: Welcome to Free Thoughts from Libertarianism.org and the Cato Institute. I’m Trevor Burrus. Aaron Ross Powell: And I’m Aaron Powell. Trevor Burrus: Joining us today is Richard Epstein, the Lawrence A. Tisch Professor of Law at NYU School of Law and the Director of the Classical Liberal Institute. He is the author of many important books including Takings: Private Property and the Power of Eminent Domain and Simple Rules for a Complex World. His most recent book is The Classical Liberal Constitution. Welcome to Free Thoughts, Richard. Richard Epstein: It’s great to be here. Trevor Burrus: I would like to start with a broad question. There are many…