In previous episodes, Connor and Brittany have talked about the Bill of Rights and how important it is to protecting us against governments that try to infringe on our rights. Today we talk about the Second Amendment included in the Bill of Rights, the right to bear arms. Links: Text of the Second Amendment Terms: Democide: death by one’s own government
Some kids go to public schools while others go to private school. Some kids are even homeschooled. What is the difference in these different types of schools and is one better than the other? In this episode, Connor and Brittany talk about all the different types of schooling and explain the problems with public schooling. Books: Passion-Driven Education The Tuttle Twins and the Education Vacation John Taylor Gatto Books
Many people believe that without government, we wouldn’t have access to things that are usually classified as “public goods.” From libraries to roads, many like to use this argument to prove the government’s growing presence in our lives. But we are surrounded by examples of private companies and individuals providing the same services that governments have historically provided, only the private sector often does it much better. Terms: Crony Capitalism: When successful businesses use government power in order to gain control in the marketplace. Incentive: Something that motivates or encourages one to do something. Monopoly: A business that does not
These days, it’s hard to always believe what you hear on the news, especially since the information is different depending on what channel you’re watching. But with so much misinformation out there, how can we be sure that the news we are getting is true? People: Jeremy Scahill Glenn Greenwald
What are individual rights, and where do they come from? Should the government help people, or should we? Links: The Law PDF Books: The Tuttle Twins Learn About The Law The Law The Tuttle Twins and the Case of the Broken Window That Which Is Seen, And That Which Is Not Seen
Why do wars and foreign conflict happen? Today, Connor and Brittany explain why countries sometimes fight and how a principle known as the Golden Rule can help make our world more peaceful. Books: Tuttle Twins and the Golden Rule Terms: Blowback: the unintended consequences, unwanted side-effects, or suffered repercussions of military operations that fall back on those responsible for the aforementioned operations. Non-aggression principle: initiating or threatening any forceful interference with an individual or their property, is inherently wrong. BUT if someone initiates force or violence against you, you have the right to defend yourself. Links: Operation Northwoods
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