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Guns are in the news, and nobodys happy about it. First son Hunter Biden has been indicted on gun charges. Probably more significantly, the Governor of New Mexico has reacted to gun violence in her state by suspending 2nd Amendment gun rights in Albuquerque and surrounding areas. Can she do that? We find out, in this episode of Independent Outlook.
Despite all the scientific evidence showing that face masks don't work work to slow or stop COVID, Anthony Fauci and Deborah Birx and now talking about bringing them back. Independent Institute Advisor Dr. Scott Atlas responds.
Research Fellow David Beito, author of The New Deals War on the Bill of Rights describes some of FDR's intrusions on the civil rights of US citizens including; the reading personal telegrams, censoring the media, attempting to pack the Supreme Court, incarcerating minorities, and essentially annihilating the Bill of Rights.
Dr. Atlas interviews Victor Davis Hanson, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and world-renowned historian and scholar of classics and military history. They discuss the phrase Threat to our Democracy who uses it, what it means, and what the real threats to democracy actually are.
Dr. Atlas interviews John Yoo, the Emanuel Heller Professor of Law at the University of California at Berkeley, and Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. They discuss the investigations of Presidents Biden and Trump, the appropriateness of criminal trials vs. political processes to adjudicate alleged misconduct by sitting presidents and ex-presidents, as well as broader concepts including separation of powers, and "threats to democracy."
Independent Institute Senior Fellow Steve Hanke says the Fed is looking at lagging indicators, adding that he does not believe that the U.S economy is on track for a soft landing.
Peter Thiel is the co-author of The Diversity Myth: Multiculturalism and Political Intolerance on Campus, published by the Independent Institute in 1995. He calls the book prophetic. As a student at Stanford University, Thiel witnessed the changes brought to campus by a great experiment in multiculturalism on campus, which brought curricular innovation, new codes for student conduct, the celebration and institutionalization of diversity, changes in dorm life, even a refocusing of campus ministries.
Dr. Atlas interviews Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of the San Francisco Archdiocese. He is outspoken on traditional issues relevant to Catholicism including abortion, the definition of marriage, and religious freedom particularly during the pandemic. They discuss how COVID restrictions and lockdowns impacted the church, the importance to society of religion today, and where we go from here in a time of relative crisis where there has been a loss of anchor in the culture.