Civil Liberties Leaning Libertarian By Steve Kraske & Lisa Rodriguez • Jul 7, 2015 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. Guest: Abraham Lincoln: Fast & Loose With Civil Liberties? By Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske • Jul 25, 2012 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.