Civil Liberties

Andrea Tudhope / KCUR 89.3

Protests are sweeping the nation. And people are showing up for all kinds of reasons, all across the country, including right here in Kansas City. 

We revisit some of our local rallies and movements to examine the culture of protest and place our current wave in historical context.

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A 2013 poll showed that nearly a quarter of Americans lean toward a libertarian political philosophy. We explore libertarian ideals that support gay marriage as well as gun ownership. 

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The Civil War tested the U.S. Constitution in ways unseen before or since.  Civil liberties were challenged and presidential powers stretched in President Abraham Lincoln’s efforts to save the nation.