Tenther Radio Episode 49: Local Interposition and Top Tenther News

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Michael Boldin and Lesley Swann talk about local and state governments standing up to reject federal power. They welcome PA constable Ed Quiggle who has signed a resolution promising his office will interpose against the Feds on NDAA and the Patriot Act.

In the news, NJ decided that despite a federal ban, sports betting will be allowed in the state. Governor Christie, in his blunt way, says that if they want to try and stop NJ, go ahead and try and stop them.

Next week is hemp history week, and Lesley is working on a post highlighting the issue and the TAC’s Hemp Freedom Act as well.

The Arizona Nullification initiative already has 1/2 the signatures it needs to qualify for November’s ballot!


Agenda 21, NDAA, Sound Money – and More

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We’ve some awesome guests packed into our little 1 hour show. First of all, North Carolina state rep Glen Bradley joins us to talk about his two bills there on Agenda 21 and NDAA detentions. Glen discusses the NC “short session” and the process for getting bills out of committee and to a floor vote.

Also joining the show is Doug Tjaden with some big news! Doug announced tonight that the Sound Money Center project that he’s been building for some time now is going to be folded into the TAC umbrella. Doug will be heading up that effort for the TAC and will be using the Center as a place to educate and activate people in support of Constitutional Tender.

Michael Boldin and Lesley Swann cover all the hot Tenther News that’s fit to print – or to talk about – too. Closing the show, Michael shares a special message on foreign policy from TAC columnist Joel Poindexter.


There’s Actually Some Good News?

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Good news? Surprising, but true. A federal court blocks 1021 of the NDAA, Missouri moves towards sound money, North Carolina to vote on NDAA, New Jersey rejects Obamacare exchanges – and more. Nice to talk about something positive once in a while. But, Joe Wolverton and Mike Maharrey bring some bad news too – not really a downer, just some important truths.

Joe Wolverton discussed the NDAA 2013 passing out of Committee.  He reacted by comments made by some of our representative by saying,”We don’t care about Habeas Corpus.  Habeas Corpus is just the fever.  We are talking about the disease.  The disease is an American citizen being suspected of causing and posing a threat to the homeland being indefinitely detained in a federal prison.”

He pushed the point of nullification by saying, “The fact is we don’t have to obey illegal federal acts, or executive edicts.  Nullification is a sound and timeless principle Constitutional Jurisprudence.  We do not need to enact nullification laws in the states.  We do not need to rely on the courts to strike down this or that provision.  All we need to do is recognize that we as a people in our collective capacity as states created the federal government through the Constitution.”

When asked about the concept that if it isn’t Constitutional then it is not law, Wolverton answered, “The law has a definition, and as being trained as a lawyer I know what it is as do all Americans in their hearts.  You don’t need to be taught what a law is.”


Tom Woods, Paul Armentano on Tenther Radio

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Michael Boldin and Lesley Swann cover the news of the Tenther Movement – NDAA nullification on Jan Brewer’s desk, local activism and election strategies. John Lambert jumps on to chat about plans for the Texas Tenth Amendment Center going in to the 2013 legislative session as well.

Tom Woods returns to Tenther Radio in the 4th segment to talk education. He doesn’t just talk about how the education system in this country is bad, which we all know – but he’s building a new project that could help develop a model to beat the government school system…and do an end-run around the establishment.

“I am going to use the internet to go over the heads of a lot of these professors and I’m going to teach people real American History.  With people I trust like Kevin Gutzman, we are going to teach real history, real economics , and where people can find the time?  They can learn in their car. You can just get the stuff from our site.  You can put it in your car and drive around.”

Paul Armentano from NORML is back on the show in the 2nd segment to talk about how Obama broke his promise to his base and has been extremely aggressive on medical marijuana in the states. But there appears to be some good news on that front too, primarily in Connecticut.


Welcome to our House!

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In Los Angeles, Michael Boldin is joined in studio by Nick Hankoff, Jason Rink and John Michaels. They talk about mainstream media attacks, and the Nullify the NDAA event in LA on May 3rd.

Eddie Allen joins the show to talk about sound money and taking action yourself.

A new show segment – “Idiot Comments of the Week” – highlights recent feedback from the WSJ and on our facebook page – plus a little response to each.

Michael Boldin closes the show with a rebuttal to a neocon attack in the Washington Post.

Referring to the Wall Street Journal piece, Nick Hankoff chimed in, “They are against the left/right paradigm might work together at all.  They want bi-partisanship in Washington DC.  They don’t want actual real grass roots coalitions down working at the bottom.  The point is that they are hypercritical and contradictory in every single way.”


Leading the Way in Arizona

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Michael Boldin and Lesley Swann cover some big news in the Tenther Movement. Arizona is on the verge of becoming the 2nd state to reject NDAA, and the Missouri House just approved Constitutional Tender by a wide margin.

They also talk about a few upcoming events – in MA and CA over the coming week.

The first guest of the show, Arizona State Senator Sylvia Allen. She’s the prime sponsor of SB1182 there, the anti-NDAA bill which just passed the house and senate – and is awaiting a signature from Jan Brewer.

“This state and any agency of this state shall not provide material support or participate in any way with the implementation of sections 1021 and 1022 of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012,  Public Law 112-81, against any citizen of the United States.”

When Senator Allen was asked what motivated her, she responded, “It was to try to protect the due process protections in our Constitution for the citizens of the United States.”


An Important Constitutional Lesson

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Michael Boldin and Jason Rink are joined by Rob Natelson for a special lesson on writ of habeas corpus.

Before Rob get on the air, Rink and Boldin talk about some of the basics of liberty and how throwing money at the welfare problem has neither reduced poverty nor made the poor self-sufficient. Since yesterday was “tax day” they also talk about a classic article written by Harry Browne nearly 10 years ago – Freedom from the Income Tax.

When asked about the Founders’ view on Writ of Habeas Corpus, Rob Natelson answered, “The Founders thought the Writ was very important. They have used it themselves with their struggle against the Crown for example.  However, there was also a recognition that a power to declare war, the legislature could suspend the Writ of Habeas Corpus.  The legislature could make the decision that generals in the field or the commander in chief could lock people up for the duration without those people to go to court.”

He continued, “Because it was an incident in the right to declare war, Congress as the entity that would declare war under the Constitution had the right to suspend the writ. However in Article I: Section 9 under the Constitution, the Founders said that it could only be suspended under certain circumstances in case of insurrection or invasion when the public safety requires it.”


The Liberty Movement in Action

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In the copilot seat this week next to Michael Boldin is Nick Hankoff, live from the “fabulous downtown LA studios!”  Among the news they’ll cover are NDAA Nullification in Virginia, Health Care Nullification in Missouri and Sheriffs First in Arizona.

The Tenth Amendment Center and the LA County Republican Liberty Caucus are hosting Nullify the NDAA at the Standard in downtown LA.  Angela Keaton from AntiWar.com will be speaking.

Catch the TAC’s communications director and new rising star at a couple events this month!  On April 14 he will be in Cape Girardeau, Missouri speaking at the American Revolution Part 2 and then on April 28 at the Republican Liberty Caucus of the South Carolina Convention.

Then Michael and Nick are joined by guests Mike Finger of the Free State Project and the Society of Libertarian Entrepreneurs; then talk to lifetime TAC member Mike Rogers a long time supporter and lead sponsor and logistics captain for Nullify Now New Hampshire last year.


A Feeling of Hope!

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A warm welcome to a number of good people who have joined us here as Members of the TAC recently. Henry and Robert in Arizona, Jay in Alabama, Stephen and Dean in California, Todd in Alabama, plus renewals from two VERY early adopters – Ian in Utah and Edward in Florida…..a HUGE thank you goes out to all of you. Thanks for being a part of our community. Become a member here

Michael Boldin and John Michaels host this 41st episode of Tenther Radio! Boldin broadcasts live from Los Angeles and Michaels joins us from an undisclosed location somewhere near Weirdowood in the Deep South.

Nullify Now! Philadelphia was on Saturday, March 31 and if you missed it, don’t worry! The guys bring you some of the highlights, including speaker Blake Filippi, the founder of the Rhode Island Liberty Coalition. Blake gives an overview of the event from the eyes of a first-time Nullify Now! speaker AND attendee.

“There was an overwhelming feeling of hope.”