Michael Boldin is joined by Nick Hankoff to kick off TRX: Tenther Radio’s 50th show. There is plenty of exciting news, not the least of which is that TRX is joining the Natural News Radio network next week. Because of this TRX is shifting time slots to 9 PM Eastern / 6 PM Pacific. Starting next week, listeners will be able to join us at www.naturalnewsradio.com - along with http://radio.tenthamendmentcenter.com.
Nick Hankoff is working with the Los Angeles Republican Liberty Caucus to host a screening of the movie Nullification: The Rightful Remedy. RSVP at http://nullificationmovienight.eventbrite.com.
Lesley Swann joins the show briefly to talk about Hemp History Week and her article Hemp History Week: Celebrating the Most Useful Plant on Earth! currently on the Tennessee Tenth Amendment Center web site. It will be running on the national site later this week.
Robert Baker joins Michael and Nick to discuss his book The Rescue of Joshua Glover: A Fugitive Slave, the Constitution, and the Coming of the Civil War. Baker is an Associate Professor at Georgia State University. In the preface of his book he explains that, “Deeply embedded in the American Revolution was the concept that the people, properly organized, might act on their own.”
Then he gives us an overview of the cultural undercurrents surrounding the organized protests in Wisconsin seeking to secure Glover’s freedom. Protesters at the courthouse actually appointed a president and created committees, drafted resolutions to deal with the legalities of ensuring Glover’s freedom. The people of Wisconsin refused to bow to the concept of judicial supremacy.
“I think we’re kind of resigned to the fact that we live under a regime of judicial supremacy today.” – Robert Baker
“The obvious counterargument to rights is that we’re fighting an enemy that doesn’t respect rights, and I fundamentally believe that this is a mistake…and sometimes this is hard [applying rights universally to everyone], especially when we’re dealing with people that we don’t like.” – Robert Baker
His new book Prigg v. Pennsylvania: Slavery, the Supreme Court, and the Ambivalent Constitution is available on Amazon.com.
Closing out the show, Michael Boldin rants on flies in beer and the futility of national elections.
MENTIONED IN THIS SHOW
Natural News Radio
Nullification: The Rightful Remedy screening in LA
Hemp History Week: Celebrating the Most Useful Plant on Earth!
The Rescue of Joshua Glover: A Fugitive Slave, the Constitution, and the Coming of the Civil War by Robert Baker
Prigg v. Pennsylvania: Slavery, the Supreme Court, and the Ambivalent Constitution by Robert Baker
Fulton County, Pennsylvania Condemns section 1021 of the NDAA for 2012
17 and Counting. Connecticut Defies Feds on Weed
PRENDA (Pregnancy Nondiscrimination Act) fails to pass in House
White House Cronyism is bad, not new
The Tenther Radio Team for this Week
Michael Boldin, Nick Hankoff, Lesley Swann, and Derek Sheriff