Post Tagged with: "“property rights”"

152: Dana Berliner on When Can Government Take Your Property?

152: Dana Berliner on When Can Government Take Your Property?

If you’re not familiar with the 2005 Kelo case dealing with eminent domain, this is a conversation you need to hear. Dana Berliner of the Institute for Justice joins us to discuss what has happened to the property owner and the property itself in the 14 years since the decision. It’s not particularly good news, especially if you’re a believer in private property rights and limited government. There’s a lesson to be learned here.   Links mentioned: Tracking Eminent Domain Reform Legislation Since Kelo by Castlecoalition.org The Little Pink House movie
June 26, 2019
117: A Different Take on Abortion

117: A Different Take on Abortion

The topic of abortion has evolved into one of the most contentious subjects in modern day America. It likely rivals the intensity of the debates over slavery in 1840s America. Bottom line, it’s tough to have a principled discussion of a topic that is so emotionally laden. A recent viral social media post suggested that not only do men have zero interest in stopping abortion but also that unwanted pregnancies are caused by men. That’s a tough divide to bridge. What if abortion could be approached from a personal responsibility and property rights angle?
October 12, 2018
105: When Good Intentions Are Imposed By Force

105: When Good Intentions Are Imposed By Force

If an idea is so good that it must be imposed by the force of the state, how good can that idea really be? A great deal of public policy begins with the best of intentions. Unfortunately, there comes a point where good intentions are being enforced at the expense of personal liberty and private property rights. In this episode, we’ll examine the experience of an elderly Maryland couple who built their own wheelchair ramp and ended up in legal trouble with their county.
August 11, 2018
78: John Duarte on How Federal Bureaucrats Target Property Owners

78: John Duarte on How Federal Bureaucrats Target Property Owners

We’re taught from an early age that government is there to help us rather than hinder us, right? But when government agencies saddle a farmer with millions of dollars in fines simply for planting wheat in his own wheat field, it raises some interesting questions. Central California farmer and nursery owner John Duarte joins us to tell his story of bureaucracy run amok and why every person who enjoys eating their daily meals should be paying close attention.   
May 9, 2018
54: The Colorado Cake Baker and His Property Rights

54: The Colorado Cake Baker and His Property Rights

Jack Phillips isn’t exactly a household name but he may be in the near future. Phillips is the Colorado baker who declined a request to create a wedding cake for a same sex wedding. That action landed him before his state’s civil rights commission who told him he could not decline to make the cake. This decision was upheld by the Colorado Supreme Court and is now before the U.S. Supreme Court. Is it strictly a matter of his religious free speech or is there a better argument to be made for his property rights? 
December 19, 2017
39: Christina Sandefur on Do Property Rights Exist In the 21st Century?

39: Christina Sandefur on Do Property Rights Exist In the 21st Century?

The right to own, control and use one’s private property is the  cornerstone of liberty. But property rights in America have been steadily eroding for many generations. From zoning codes to property taxes to eminent domain, your private property rights are taking a regular beating. Christina Sandefur from the Goldwater Institute joins us to discuss what’s being done to restore and protect our property rights.
October 17, 2017