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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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Real Solutions to Gun Violence with Dr. Joseph Smith - 6CR #27

Real Solutions to Gun Violence with Dr. Joseph Smith - 6CR #27

August 17, 2018

Dr Joseph Smith from Generation Chosen joins Darnell & Joel to discuss what his organization is doing to address the needs of those most vulnerable in our society and consequently prevent gun violence. The conversation covers the following:

  • Why youth turn to the black market and guns
  • How Generation Chosen is involved in the community
  • Emotional intelligence and root causes of "bad behaviour" in school
  • Mental health 
  • Government solutions vs non-profit solutions to gun violence

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Previous episode on guns 6CR #21

Reference Articles:

City of Toronto studies why youth turn to guns

Toronto gunman had ‘severe mental health challenges,’ according to family

Remaking the Future | Education in African Countries is Crucial to Our Survival

Ken Robinson

Ford wants some mental health funding to go to police in wake of Danforth shooting

Toronto gunman had ‘severe mental health challenges,’ according to family

Toronto’s history of gun violence: a vicious cycle of missteps, intransigence and bad policy

Generation Chosen Contact info:

https://www.generationchosen.ca/

Generation Chos3n GoFundMe Campain

IG: @gen_chos3n

FB: @GenChos3n

Twitter: @GEN_CHOS3N

joseph.junior.smith@gmail.com

generationchosenone@gmail.com

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Summer Jobs & Ideology Requirements - 6CR #25

Summer Jobs & Ideology Requirements - 6CR #25

August 3, 2018

The Canadian government has added an ideology attestation to receive funding for summer internship grant. Darnell & Joel discuss the significance of the government requesting organizations to affirm a set of beliefs regarding abortion and transgender identity. The conversartion includes the following:

  • Fairness of the ideology test 
  • Society's morality is subjective & the problems with legislating morality
  • Impersonal charity via government vs volutary charity
  • Summer job grants is the government circumventing minimum wage

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Reference Links:

Government Examples of Organizations denied eligibility

87 religious leaders ask Trudeau gov’t to drop summer job pro-abortion pledge

Global News: President of Canada Christian College attacks PM @JustinTrudeau

What the US Can Learn From Portugal's Drug Decriminalization

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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 2: Principles over Platforms - 6CR #17
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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