Kevin Gutzman and his new book, James Madison and the Making of America

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Kevin Gutzman discusses his new book, “James Madison and the Making of America.”  Gutzman states his view on Madison’s biggest achievement, “Early in his career, Madison was responsible in the Virginia House of Delegates for adoption of the Virginia Statue of Religious Freedom.  We often credit Thomas Jefferson with that, but Jefferson merely wrote the bill and failed to have it pass.  It was only Madison nine years later who go it enacted into law and made Virginia the first society in the history of the world that was secular.”

Gutzman gives us his view about Madison being known as “Father of the Constitution.”  He points out, “Well, when it comes to the idea he is the Father of the Constitution, they will have this misconception corrected.  Madison famously went to the Philadelphia Convention were the Constitution was written with a draft of the Constitution which is called, ‘The Virginia Plan’ in mind, but in the Philadelphia Convention, this plan was rejected.”  Gutzman continued to make his case by pointing out, “It is inaccurate to call him the Father of the Constitution. This is best captured in a letter he wrote to Thomas Jefferson soon after the convention which he predicted that because Madison’s favorite idea, the federal veto of state laws have been defeated, it was likely that this government would fail within a few years.  So Madison was unhappy with the Constitution.  Far being it’s father, he was unhappy with it.”

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NDAA Nullification, Health Freedom and Upcoming Events

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We’ve got about 3 hours of important info to pack into 60 minutes, or so! The biggie? The new NDAA nullification movement is moving forward. States, counties and towns are all starting to get on board. And one of the leaders in that effort is Virginia Delegate Bob Marshall, who joins us to talk about his bill to require Virginia non-compliance with the new federal kidnapping “law.”

We’ve also got a ton of big event announcements. We sent a few of those out in our latest newsletter on Monday – and a few more to share here in this episode.

Plus good friend of the Center, Robert Scott Bell joins us as a special co-host this week. He welcomes as guest, Dr. Nick Gonzalez. They discuss the FDA vs your freedom, the nature of government, history of tyrannies and more. Health freedom and political freedom intersect with RSB!

For far too long, we the people have accepted partisan hacks as people worthy of votes – and organizations worthy of support. We’re pretty sick of it.

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Tom Woods vs the Establishment

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Add to iTunes New model legislation from Tenth Amendment Center breaks today as part of the uproar over the National Defense Authorization Act. It’s called the Liberty Preservation Act and it actually comes in 3 bills. One part is a non-binding resolution, the second part a non-compliance act,…

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Nullify all of it! NDAA, SOPA, Mandates and more

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Add to iTunes End piracy, NOT Liberty!” that’s the campaign that Google and other web giants are leading against SOPA – the so-called stop online piracy act. Today, June 18, 2012 has been a massive day of opposition to the idea of the federal government shutting down freedom…

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Tools to Help you Push Nullification in your State

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Add to iTunes One of the most important roles of the Tenth Amendment Center is to be the top source for news on tenther legislation introduced in states around the country – and to provide support for legislators ready to introduce more such bills. Joining Michael Boldin in…

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The NDAA vs the Founders’ Constitution

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Add to iTunes Welcome to our first broadcast of 2012!  Michael “that guy on tenther radio” Boldin is joined by Nick Hankoff as co-host. They kick off the show with a positive message about the young generation that is stepping up in support the Constitution and liberty. Highlighted…

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Tenther Year in Review

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Add to iTunes Welcome to our special Tenther Radio “Year in Review” episode!  First, Michael Boldin and John Bush reviewed the “Most-Read Articles of 2011″ from the Tenth Amendment Center Website.  And then, John Bush gave us an update on the Nullifcation: The Movie. The documentary will be premiering…

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