Post Tagged with: "“due process”"

103: The TSA’s Newest Surveillance Program

103: The TSA’s Newest Surveillance Program

Just when you think flying on an airline couldn’t get more creepy or intrusive, someone in the TSA says, “Hold my beer and watch this.” Now, in addition to the over-the-top physical screening of passengers, we learn of a new “Safe Skies” program that conducts warrantless surveillance of airline passengers who are not known threats. Whatever the intended purpose of this security theater, the actual result is that we are being conditioned to comply with anyone in authority and to do what we’re told without question. Is this the new normal?
August 4, 2018
67: The 10th Anniversary of Connor’s First Political Activism

67: The 10th Anniversary of Connor’s First Political Activism

One of the truest tests of how well we understand the principles of freedom is seen in how willing we are to stand up for the freedom of others. Especially if those “others” happen to belong to socially unpopular groups.  What exactly does it take to move us from passively observing to taking action? For Connor, it was the SWAT raid on the Yearning For Zion (YFZ) ranch in Texas 10 years ago. In this episode, Connor explains why this event was the catalyst that moved him off the career ladder and onto a path of striving to have authentic […]
March 29, 2018
59: Jeremy Snow on Why Due Process Matters

59: Jeremy Snow on Why Due Process Matters

We hear the phrase “due process” from time to time but it’s doubtful that many of us grasp how essential this concept is to a free society. Lawless individuals can certainly cause harm and suffering but lawless government also causes serious harm—and on a much larger scale. It’s never a good idea to allow the state to cut corners when it comes to the pursuit of justice. In this episode, attorney Jeremy Snow joins us to discuss what due process is and why it matters more than we may think.
January 15, 2018
56: The Bundy Trial Isn’t Just About the Bundys

56: The Bundy Trial Isn’t Just About the Bundys

You’ve likely heard about the Bundy trial that’s been taking place these past few weeks in Las Vegas. What many people don’t realize is that the conflict over cattle and public lands are merely symptoms of a larger power struggle that’s been going on for decades. It’s been a long time since the average citizen has had to do any heavy lifting regarding keeping government–at all levels–accountable to we the people. Get ready for some behind-the-scenes insights about the Bundy family’s struggle and why it affects more than just Western ranchers.
December 27, 2017
45: Sheldon Gilbert on Civil Asset Forfeiture

45: Sheldon Gilbert on Civil Asset Forfeiture

Civil asset forfeiture lets law enforcement seize and sell property they assert has been involved in criminal activity. This means your money, your car, home or other valuable items can be taken from you without you having been charged with – much less convicted of – a crime. It’s one thing to prevent someone from profiting from criminal acts once they’ve been afforded due process and convicted of a crime. Taking the property of innocent people is something else. Sheldon Gilbert from the Institute of Justice joins us to discuss civil asset forfeiture and what is being done in regards to much-needed […]
November 7, 2017
35: Adam Steinbaugh on Freedom of Speech On Campus

35: Adam Steinbaugh on Freedom of Speech On Campus

Americans tend to be nonchalant about their freedom of speech. It’s something we too easily take for granted. However, college and university campuses across the nation are becoming the flashpoint for a growing number of freedom of speech issues. In this episode, we’re joined by Adam Steinbaugh of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education. FIRE is currently involved in a number of cases involving free speech and due process in institutions of higher learning. 
October 3, 2017