Fri, 25 March 2016
Yeah, that's a crazy title although probably not that scary a headline for most of the listeners of this show. I've spent time in the past talking about discrimination and liberty, but we've been growing so fast I know a lot of people haven't heard the libertarian perspective on it. So I thought today would be a good time to discuss it in more detail.
The idea was sparked by a series of articles written about Georgia and what some are calling the passage of a "hate bill" design to give Christians the right to discriminate based on religious beliefs.
In Kansas Sam Brownback recently signed into law another bill aimed at preventing public universities from requiring students to accept people with fundamentally different beliefs into their groups.
Discrimination is a very dirty word. It brings up memories of "Separate but Equal" or even slavery. But the issue of discrimination comes down to a simple understanding of liberty and the right to free association. These fights, while being framed as religious liberty issues are really about free association.
It's a really interesting discussion today and I hope you enjoy it. Don't forget to subscribe!