Post Tagged with: "laws"

160: Zac Morgan on Is Dark Money a Good Thing?

160: Zac Morgan on Is Dark Money a Good Thing?

What kind of reaction does the term “dark money” elicit when you first hear it? If it’s a mixture of fear and suspicion, you may be playing right into the hands of the political operatives who coined the phrase. Zac Morgan from the Institute for Free Speech joins Connor to discuss how campaign donations have never been more public and the chances of the Koch brothers or George Soros taking over the world may have been exaggerated.   Links mentioned: Institute for Free Speech
July 30, 2019
153: Law Enforcer Mows Lawn Becomes Peace Officer

153: Law Enforcer Mows Lawn Becomes Peace Officer

What’s the difference between a law enforcer and a peace officer? It’s a distinction that more of us should understand. One of the best illustrations of this difference can be seen in the recent actions of a Minnesota officer who was sent to an elderly woman’s home on a welfare check. Officer Matt Siltala found the woman’s yard was in violation of local code and was faced with a choice of whether to deal with the issue as a law and code enforcer or as a peace officer. We discuss his decision and what can be learned from it.   […]
June 30, 2019
151: When You America So Hard, You Forget to Christian

151: When You America So Hard, You Forget to Christian

One of the biggest dilemmas faced by people of faith is when the line between their moral principles and their political beliefs begins to blur. This is particularly true when it comes to what political authorities refer to as “matters of national security.” Whether it’s going to war against another country or maintaining control over the borders of your own country, it’s hard to see others as children of God while simultaneously viewing them as an active threat.   Links mentioned: An Arizona Teacher Helped Migrants. Jurors Couldn’t Decide if It Was a Crime. by Miriam Jordan South Carolina Fox […]
June 21, 2019
136: Daniel and Ellinor Petersen on One Family’s Failed Attempt to Homeschool in Sweden

136: Daniel and Ellinor Petersen on One Family’s Failed Attempt to Homeschool in Sweden

Parental choice in your child’s education isn’t something to be taken for granted. Depending upon the country in which you reside, homeschooling your child may be seen as a questionable act. In this episode, we visit with the Petersen family and discuss the legal battle they’ve fought with officials in Sweden for the right to homeschool their kids. Their story should be heard by every parent who feels a personal responsibility regarding their child’s education.  Links mentioned: Homeschooling Family Appeals to Supreme Court by HSLDA Sweden continues to quash homeschooling by Michael F. Haverluck
April 16, 2019
132: Marina Lowe on Which State Has the Best Digital Privacy

132: Marina Lowe on Which State Has the Best Digital Privacy

The issue of digital privacy is one that should be on the minds of every person who uses a smart phone. Recently the state of Utah became the first state in the U.S. to require law enforcement to get a warrant before accessing anyone’s data on a third party’s server. Marina Lowe from the ACLU of Utah joins Connor to discuss what this law does and why it was a needed protection of our Fourth Amendment rights.  Links mentioned: Utah makes a surprising leader for electronic privacy by Connor Boyack and Marina Lowe Society and the State Episode 70: Nate […]
March 30, 2019
129: What About That Immigrant Caravan?

129: What About That Immigrant Caravan?

When the news first hit about a caravan of refugees making their way towards the U.S. border to seek asylum, it didn’t take long to become a political football. Are they simply “dreamers” looking for a better life far away from the crime and corruption of their homelands? Or are they an existential threat to America coming here to overthrow us by signing up for welfare benefits and by voting Democratic? Somewhere amidst all the anger, fear and virtue signaling, there must be a more dispassionate way to respond to the situation. In this episode we set out to find […]
December 19, 2018
124: Paige Figi on the Little Girl Who Changed the Medicinal Cannabis Debate

124: Paige Figi on the Little Girl Who Changed the Medicinal Cannabis Debate

Nothing helps to shift public perception on an issue like putting a human face and story to how the issue affects common people. Paige Figi is the mother of Charlotte, a young girl who suffered from a severe form of epilepsy. Charlotte is one of thousands of patients who have found authentic relief in medicinal cannabis products. Paige joins us to discuss how her little girl’s illness prompted an exhaustive effort to gain access to a powerful naturally occurring plant that makes a world of difference in Charlotte’s life.  
November 14, 2018
121: Is It Time to End Daylight Savings?

121: Is It Time to End Daylight Savings?

For some folks, the semi-annual ritual of setting the clock forward an hour in Spring or back an hour in Fall is no big deal. For the rest of us, it’s an unnecessary disruption of our sleep cycles and something that can have repercussions for days or weeks afterwards. Daylight savings is the result a legislative decree rather than an act of nature. Is it time to rescind this policy and to just let nature take its course?
November 2, 2018
114: Hannah Cox on Abolishing the Death Penalty

114: Hannah Cox on Abolishing the Death Penalty

Concern over the death penalty isn’t just limited to bleeding hearts and liberals. It’s not a matter of coddling criminals. DNA evidence and other technological advances are proving that genuinely innocent people are sitting on Death Row or have been executed. Questions about the inefficiency, inequity and inaccuracy within the justice system mean that opposition to the death penalty is finding acceptance in conservative circles as well. Hannah Cox from Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty joins us to discuss the issue.  
September 18, 2018
113: Are Ballot Initiatives a Bad Idea?

113: Are Ballot Initiatives a Bad Idea?

In a republic form of government, lawmaking is generally handled by elected representatives of the people. But is there also a place for direct democracy, where the people can exercise their franchise on specific issues via ballot initiative? In this episode, we explore the pros and cons of the initiative process as well as when and where it may be necessary to limit the power we’ve delegated to government.
September 7, 2018