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Church & State - 6CR #35

Church & State - 6CR #35

October 19, 2018

The separation of church & state is engrained in western culture. Is this idea related to the polarizing nature of our public discourse on politics and religion? Darnell & Joel discuss the following:

  • Differentiating church & state from religion & politics
  • Historical overlap of church & state
  • Why is liberty important?
  • Non-aggression Principle
  • Rights & freedom are necessary for prosperity

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Reference Articles:

Separation of church and state

Your Guide to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Relations between the Catholic Church and the state

Politics According to the Bible

Property rights

Difference Between Totalitarianism and Authoritarianism

The Constitution of the United States

Pre-Existing Rights

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Free Speech University - 6CR #34

Free Speech University - 6CR #34

October 12, 2018

Ontario is requiring tax payer funded colleges and universities to develop their own free speech policy based on the University of Chicago Statement on Principles of Free Expression. Darnell & Joel discuss the various aspects of free speech:

  • free speech laws in Canada vs USA
  • accountable for your free speech
  • restrictions on free speech: Canada's hate speech laws
  • safe spaces
  • society needs competing ideas
  • are Christians hypocritical on free speech

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Reference Articles:

John Carpay: Ontario starts the hard work of returning free speech to universities

Upholding Free Speech on Ontario's University and College Campuses

First Amendment

Your Guide to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Canada’s law on hate speech is the embodiment of compromise

Exposure to different points of view is at the core of higher learning

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Libertarian Principles with Tim Moen - 6CR #31

Libertarian Principles with Tim Moen - 6CR #31

September 21, 2018

Tim Moen, the leader of the Libertarian Party of Canada joins Darnell & Joel to discuss libertarian principles and Maxime Bernier. The conversation covers the following:

  • Who is Tim Moen?
  • Libertarian ideas, inalienable rights and non-aggression principle
  • Skepticism as means to finding libertarian ideas
  • inclusive nature of libertarian community
  • Tim's history with Maxime
  • Does Maxime have a Trump's chance at becoming Prime Minister?
  • Differences when communicating with convervatives and liberals

Tim Moen discussing party merger (post interview): A Merge? Let’s Do This!

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Reference Articles:

Ep. 1194 Why There’s No Point in Not Being Radical: Libertarian Strategy with Tim Moen, LP of Canada

Tim Moen: MY Letter to Young Libertarians

https://www.libertarian.ca/

Tim Moen contact info:

FB: Tim Moen

Twitter:@moen_tim

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Evolution of Racism - 6CR #30

Evolution of Racism - 6CR #30

September 14, 2018

On Aug 16, 2018 at rally in Quebec, Justin Trudeau dismissed a heckler as racist. Classifying someone as a racist has become a way to dismiss their opinion from public discourse. 
Darnell & Joel discuss the following:

  • Merits of Justin Trudeau calling the heckler a "racist"
  • Comparing race rhetoric of Trudeau and Trump
  • Defining racism
  • Eliminating racism

previous related episodes: 6CR #286CR #246CR #3

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Reference Articles:

audio clip played: Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau calling a heckler racist.

What happened when Justin Trudeau was heckled in Quebec

1984

Ad hominem

Canada and Saudi Arabia arresting protesters

Canada criticizes Saudi Arabia over another jailed female activist

Canadian immigration minister admits asylum system in crisis

Justin Trudeau is Far More Dangerous Than Donald Trump

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Morality & Immigration - 6CR #24

Morality & Immigration - 6CR #24

July 27, 2018

The morality of an immigration policy is not as simple as the media potrays. Darnell & Joel discuss the current illegal immigration crisis in the US. The conversartion includes the following

  • Romans 13 & God's sovereignty
  • pro family & children or just anti-Trump 
  • welfare state and open boarders
  • analysis of recommendations for Canada

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previous episode on immigration 6CR #3

Reference Links:

Milton Friedman - Illegal Immigration - PT 1

Milton Friedman - Illegal Immigration - PT 2

Foreign Policy - Immigration (Ch. 12c Pt. 3 of 3) - Dr. Wayne Grudem

Migrant children in the US: The bigger picture explained

What we can do for separated migrant children in the U.S.

Injured veteran that questioned Trudeau during Edmonton town hall says ‘enough is enough’

AP FACT CHECK: MS-13 Gang Arrests at Border Are up This Year

Cops warned to watch for violent MS-13 gang members

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Voting Pt 3: Principles over Promises - 6CR #18

Voting Pt 3: Principles over Promises - 6CR #18

June 15, 2018

The results of the Ontario 2018 election are in - Doug Ford and the Progressive Conservatives win majority government, NDP are the formal opposition party and the Liberals lost party status. Darnell & Joel give there thoughts and answer some listener questions. 

FB post Joel referenced in the intro - NDP voter challenge

Question 1 - How would Doug Ford be able to cut costs without cutting jobs? What are the benefits of saving and cutting costs?

Question 2 - What are the counter arguments to the listener's rational for voting NDP?

Question 3 - What is the fundament role of government? Why is it problematic for the government to see themselves as the solution to the problem?

Reference Links:

Plan for the People

Change for the Better

Breaking down the Ontario NDP and PC platforms: What their pricey promises could mean for the province

Comparing Government and Private Sector Compensation in Ontario, 2017

Defined benefit pensions

Beware of politicians talking of government waste

NDP admit to annual $1.4-billion costing error

Tim Hudak 2013 PC party platform

Common Sense Revolution - Mike Harris

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Voting Pt 1: Principles over Politics - 6CR #16

Voting Pt 1: Principles over Politics - 6CR #16

June 1, 2018

In Ontario, we have a provincial election on June 7, 2018. Darnell & Joel use the Canadian Federal system to discuss how they view voting and the principles they use to analyse political parties. 

https://www.elections.on.ca/en.html

Reference Links:

Three Levels of Government in Canada

Elections

How Canada's Government Works

Left vs Right - Key Concepts in Politics and International Relations - pg 119-120

Conservative vs Liberal

Socialism vs Free Market

Authoritarian vs Laissez-faire / Libertarian

Canadian Political Parties

How crushing is Ontario’s $312 billion debt?

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