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Fireside Chat Ep. 135 — Liberty Is a Value, Not an Instinct

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Liberty and freedom are very rare in human history. The human instinct is not to yearn for liberty—humans yearn to be taken care of. Generally, by the government (socialism & communism).

America’s founders knew that limited government and liberty are key to a free society—but we are now witnessing that as Americans become more secular, they value liberty much less.

This episode is sponsored by Colorado Christian University. CCU is offering a $1,000 scholarship to PragerU subscribers for online classes through CCU Online. Go to PragerU.com/ccu to learn more.

The column about liberty: Some Thoughts About Being Safe https://www.dennisprager.com/column/some-thoughts-about-being-safe/

The column about our polarized political climate: America’s Second Civil War https://www.dennisprager.com/column/americas-second-civil-war/

0:00 Serenity Prayer For Times Like This
1:20 This Episode Is Sponsored By CCU
2:10 Fireside Chat For Over 2 Years
3:39 Dennis’s Live Q&A On Tuesdays
4:16 Dennis Mocked, Yet Again
6:15 Dennis Is Very Careful With His Words
7:05 Liberty Is A Value, Not An Instinct
9:08 The Liberty Bell’s Inscription
11:07 More Secular, Less Free
13:04 No Lockdown For Hong Kong Flu
15:24 Reliance On Government Over Time
18:20 Values Are Everything
19:20 Our Polarized Political Climate
21:17 The Left-Created Thanksgiving Division
23:08 Godparents To A Gay Couple’s Child
25:12 SIXHIRB
27:00 Dennis Is A Crazed Audiophile
29:49 For Goodness Sake

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