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Exhuming State Constitutions

Exhuming State Constitutions - Liberty with Love
Original air date: December 31, 2016

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BY: Robin Koerner, Host
PUBLISHED: December 31, 2016

Do People have the Right to Rent out Rooms in Their Homes Through AirBnB?

Braden Boucek is the Director of Litigation at the Beacon Center of Tennessee. Like the Goldwater Institute in Arizona, the Beacon Center engages in litigation and PR campaigns to protect the rights of citizens against government and bad law.

I discuss with Braden a recent case, which the Center won, defending the right of property owners to use their homes for AirBnB without arbitrary interference from the State government – interference which, in this case, the judge identified as violating both the Federal Constitution and the state Constitution.

We discuss the need to “exhume State Constitutions” as under-utilized and highly effective protections of individual rights that, in most cases, go beyond the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights, being much more extensive in their protections, and much less cluttered with politicized case law.

Braden senses a resurgence of “libertarian jurisprudence” and is riding that wave to roll back an often ridiculously intrusive state. (“Ridiculous” is used advisedly, as we also talk about the 300 hours of schooling necessary to wash someone’s hair legally in Tennessee!)

This is a very interesting show, and dare I say an important one for activists who are looking for finding new, much more effective ways of bringing fundamental liberty back to their communities.


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About Braden Boucek

Olumayowa Okediran PhotographDirector of Litigation for the Beacon Center of Tennessee, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization based in Nashville, TN that seeks to empower Tennesseans to reclaim control of their lives, so that they can freely pursue their version of the American Dream. 

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Robin Koerner is a British permanent resident of the USA, political and economic commentator for the Huffington Post, the Daily Paul, the Moderate Voice and other sites. He is best known for coining the term “Blue Republican” to refer to liberty-loving liberals and independents who joined the GOP in 2011/12 to support the presidential campaign of Ron Paul.