Drones. Soon America will have somewhere around 30,000 of these things flying and spying – virtually everywhere. Here at the Tenth Amendment Center, we believe that this mass spying program needs to be nullified into oblivion. Why? Because America was created to be a constitutional republic, not an Orwellian nightmare. Our guest this week is Blake Filippi, author of the TAC’s new “Privacy Protect Act,” a state-level bill designed to restore liberty, and nullify the drones.
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Habeas Corpus – it holds mystique as the greatest anglo-american legal protection. The federal government has held it in pretty low regard over the years – from Japanese internment camps to guantanamo bay and now the NDAA. Anthony Gregory joins us this week to talk about the Writ’s role in the power struggle between the federal government and the states. He also discusses the proper scope of federal habeas for state prisoners and for wartime detainees from the Civil War and World War II to the modern War on Terror.
Anthony Gregory is Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and author of the forthcoming book the Power of Habeas Corpus in America from Cambridge University Press. He’s written for Huffington Post, the American Conservative, LewRockwell.com, the Future of Freedom Foundation, and Antiwar.com. Continue Reading →
Welcome to Tenther Radio Sixty-Nine, Michael Boldin broadcasting live from the Los Angeles Studio (his spare bedroom) and joined this evening by his Texas colleague, Jason Rink from the Tenther Austin Studio.
Tonight’s thrilling episode, our heroes discuss Maine’s efforts to nullify Obamacare having Maine State Representative Aaron Libby sharing his efforts on this quest. But first, Michael and Jason discuss the news.
Out of the gate, Michael and Jason discussed…
OH WAIT! PSYCH!
Michael Boldin threw a curve ball (high and outside), and brought in the whole Tenther Crew: Jason Rink, John Lambert from the Houston Studio, and John Michaels from the Yugoslavian Studio as they shared their thoughts on Tuesday’s Night Presidential Debate.
Maine State Representative Aaron Libby joined us discussing his efforts to nullify Obamacare in his state. He introduced a bill last term which failed, but he is planning introducing the bill again which he feels this time will have better success since the Supreme Court ruling.
Jason Rink asked if Romney wins what will be the impact on the Obamacare Nullification movement. Libby responded, “I will be worried if people were saying, ‘President Romney’ will take of it. I think if we have the opportunity, we should be doing it and take charge of it. Don’t push the job off on someone else.”
Later, Libby was asked about the problems with the federal government being limited in theory, but pass laws as they are supreme. “Definitely, you could have just made the Constitution on line: the federal government is the supreme law of the land. BOOM…The reason why they spent so many hours in that hot room, arguing and debating was to protect us. They knew government could be evil.” Continue Reading →
Episode 68 of Tenther Radio is hosted this week by Michael Boldin, Lesley Swann – along with the return of John Bush. They report on some of the latest Tenther News – A nullification initiative in Washington State has a HUGE lead in the polls – 57-33. A recent study shows that Obama is even worse than Bush was when it comes to spying on emails and phone calls. And another local community moves a step closer to nullifying NDAA detentions.
There’s a firestorm brewing over NDAA detention powers in Michigan. A bill is being considered to nullify it on a State level, and residents are pressing local communities to do the same on a county level. Bill Sage, Allegan county Commissioner has been leading the charge. We talk with him about the legislation that passed in his county, plus his work in connecting with other county commissioners around the state. It’s a model that should be replicated everywhere.
BONUS! A little extra TRX this time when the crew has some post-show fun – are you listening yet?
The Tenther Radio Team for this Week
Michael Boldin, Lesley Swann, John Bush, Nick Hankoff
Welcome to another exciting episode of Tenther Radio! Episode #67 comes firing out of the gate like a Nolan Ryan fastball. Skipper Michael Boldin is joined by All-Star MVP Lesley Swann.
Over on First Base, Michael and Lesley discuss the latest news while Michael was throwing weed (seeds?) around the baseball diamond. New items discussed were: Polls showing Colorado public is supporting Marijuana Legalization, Michigan standing up against the NDAA, Raw Milk Farmer acquitted through jury nullification.
Lesley finished the segment by saying, “This is a huge country. One of the reasons why America worked for a long time because it was so decentralized…Large geographically countries that have central planning government don’t work because it is physically impossible.”
Stand by over on second base, Joe Wolverton was the show’s guest. He shared with us his latest insights of two recent articles he wrote. Michael asked Joe to explain what Tapwire is, and he answered, “…this company created a software called Trapwire. This software enables the end user whoever that happens to be to obtain from traffic cameras and stop light cameras and persons using those video feeds to monitor.”
When asked about how far the government has gone to be able to track us, Joe responded, “I literally could spend every day chronicling the ways that the federal government now has under surveillance. Trapwire, DHS, TSA all having the capability to remotely activate apps on your smart phone that will turn your smart phone into a roving microphone. The invisible laser that can make a genetic map of your code.” Continue Reading →
On this 65th episode of TRX, hosts Michael Boldin and John Lambert confront the Federal government’s worst crimes against the US Constitution yet.
The horrendous news of Congress extending the FISA wiretapping law and the President ordering a new cyber-security commission can hardly be escaped even by watching TV as now campaign talking points will be scripted into regular television programming to boost Obamacare!
“It’s the pot calling the kettle black all the time,” says Boldin as he and Lambert discuss hypocrisy of Republicans and Democrats over Solyndra, Guantanamo Bay, and more.
Tangerine Bolen, one of the lead plaintiffs against the Obama Justice Department on the case of the 2012 NDAA’s indefinite detention powers, joined the show.
“Last Wednesday we had one of our biggest victories for civil liberties since 9/11,” reported Bolen when referring to the permanent injunction filed by Judge Forrest. Not so permanent after all unfortunately, because just yesterday the Obama team got exactly what they needed after a federal appeals court judge suspended Forrest’s ruling.
Bolen not only spoke in great detail about Obama’s attorneys doing damage but the mainstream media as well, saying that the media is “sanitized and corporatized” and as a result “we’re all losing liberties.”
You will want to listen to this interview again and again for its chronicling of the journey to this point and where Tangerine Bolen sees the future of this case. For more updates visit StopNDAA.org.
Nick Hankoff joined the show to share some thoughts from the Chatroom. Be sure to interact there next time to get the full TRX experience!
Is there an epidemic of bullying in America? Michael Boldin makes the case it’s an epidemic of government bullies referencing the Senator Rand Paul’s new book. Boldin’s analysis may shock you.
The Tenther Radio Team for this Week
Michael Boldin, John Lambert, Nick Hankoff
Grassroots groups around the country are pushing for something known as the Health Care Compact. According to TN-TAC, “Many paid and unpaid operatives, as well as legislators in states around the country are on board.” A national group called “Tea Party Patriots” is leading the charge. So what is the compact and what is it designed to do? Some say it will stop the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Still others say it’s dangerous. Others think it’s just a waste of time. How do you figure out the truth?
Ralph Weber joins us this week to help get some clarity. He is a leading health care policy analyst who has been called on by several presidential candidates for his expertise in the field of health care reform, where he has made significant contributions to their health care policies. He is the author of the book MediCrats: Medical Bureaucrats That Rule Your Health Care, which shows how red tape and ruthless regulations issued by power-hungry bureaucrats are taking control of your health care.
Michael Boldin and Lesley Swann host the show. Bernie LaForest jumps in from the bullpen.
The Tenther Radio Team for this Week
Michael Boldin, Lesley Swann, Bernie LaForest
Welcome to another exciting Tenther Radio Show: Voyage Number 63! Michael Boldin again commands the USS Tenther Radio along his First Officer, Nick Hankoff!
First, Michael and Nick sets a course through the treacherous waters known as the Sea of News. The first mate informed us about Allegan County, MI rejecting the NDAA. Then the ship’s crew discussed Paul Ryan reference during his speech at the RNC about the Janesville Plant and how Ryan voted for the auto bailout supporting Obama.
Michael quoted from Tad DeHaven’s article, “If you replace “Solyndra” with “General Motors” the story is essentially the same: “a case of political patronage, corporate welfare, and cronyism.” The only real difference that I can see is that Solyndra didn’t have a plant in Ryan’s backyard.”
Then Nick brought up an article by Salon on Libertarian Candidate for President Gary Johnson in which Johnson stated that GOP immigration plank “Borders on Racist.” Nick felt that Johnson may have a point. Michael stated, “If the Federal Government wasn’t doing all the welfare handouts, this isn’t even an issue. The problem isn’t the immigration, it is too much government.”
Tonight’s guest is the Ship’s Engineer himself, Commander John Michaels. Who temporary has been serving on the USS BoDeans Tour Bus as he shares some of his tall tales with us. When Michaels was asked about comparing working on the BoDean’s tour compared to working on the Nullify Now tour, Michaels was speechless as a response.
However after the break, John Micheals made some suggestions for future segments for the USS Tenther Radio. One suggestion, “You Make the Call” where listeners give a two minute rant on specific topics. The best one will get a prize of some type. Continue Reading →
Our heroes, Michael Boldin and Lesley Swann return to bring another thrilling and exciting episode of Tenther Radio number 62!
During the news segment, Tenther Dude (Michael Boldin) brought up an article written by David Welsh about Arkansas placing medical marijuana on the November ballot. Arkansas? Yes, Arkansas! Sign of the Apocalypse?
Followed up by Tenther Goddess (Lesley Swann) informing us about Thorium. An Ohio group is considering a Tenth Amendment means in hopes in developing this new possible way of providing SAFE nuclear energy without having to deal with Unconstitutional Federal energy regulations.
Our heroes finished off the news segment by discussing Joe Wolverton’s new article about the Feds using elementary schools to train future Federal Agents. Scary Thought! As Tenther Goddess said, “This is one or two steps shy of ‘A Brave New World’” Continue Reading →
Michael Boldin and Lesley Swann charge into action with Tenther Radio Episode 61!
During the news segment, Lesley brought to our attention a column posted in a Tennessee newspaper written by Ina Hughs claiming our rights don’t come from God but from the state.
Next, our heroes discussed the weed issue in Colorado. Michael illustrated this point by saying, “Medical Marijuana on the state level is probably the greatest example today in modern times of the Tenth Amendment in action where people in their own states are making decisions on what they want to do even though Congress, the Supreme Court, and the Executive Branch all say they are not allowed to do it.” Continue Reading →
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- Tenther Radio Episode #95: Real ID Backlash, and How to Enforce Nullification Bills