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Bush, Obama, and Presidential Power
Recorded: Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Ron Paul, Richard Shenkman, and Ivan Eland, author of
, discuss which presidents were the best and worst at promoting peace, prosperity, and liberty.
Experts: Ivan Eland, Ron Paul, Richard Shenkman, David J. Theroux Type: Television Issues: Defense and Foreign Policy, Government Power, History (U.S), Politics
What the Second Amendment Means Today
Recorded: Wednesday, July 2, 2008
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Experts: Robert Higgs, Don B. Kates Jr., David J. Theroux Type: Independent Institute Event Issues: Constitutional Law, Gun Control, History (U.S)
Is the Second Amendment an Individual Right?
Recorded: Monday, June 9, 2008
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An Independent Policy Forum held on 6/09/08. Joyce Lee Malcolm and Stephen Halbrook discuss the history of the Second Amendment and its interpretation in American law.
Experts: Stephen P. Halbrook, Joyce Lee Malcolm, David J. Theroux Type: Independent Institute Event Issues: Constitutional Law, Gun Control, History (U.S)
Robert Higgs on Rights During National Emergencies
Recorded: Thursday, January 1, 1987
In this lecture from 1987, Robert Higgs speaks about governments' tendency to bend or suspend individual rights during emergency situations. He reviews the history of this in the United States and questions whether the U.S. Constitution is strong enough to protect private rights in the face of an unending string of national crises.
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Crisis and Leviathan
Experts: Robert Higgs Type: Television Issues: Bureaucracy and Government, Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Constitutional Law, Freedom, Government Power, Government Waste/Pork, History (U.S), Political Ideology and Philosophy