Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Michael Boldin covers current events, the original constitution and strategy - all with an eye on advancing liberty.
Ignoring the Founders Ensures the ACA is Here to Stay
When the feds usurp power never delegated to them in the Constitution, the founders told us to resist and nullify. Yet, most of the “conservative” movement rejected their advice and refused to nullify Obamacare. They instead focused on convincing federal judges and federal politicians to limit federal power. This has been a complete and utter disaster for the Constitution and liberty.
DNA Stalker State: Is the Dystopian Future Already Here?
The government has embarked on a diabolical campaign to create a nation of suspects predicated on a massive national DNA database. And police are increasingly accessing databases from private companies - with or without a warrant or probable cause. This is a slippery slope toward a dystopian world in which there is nowhere to run and nowhere to hide. But two states have taken the first step to push back. Will they set a new standard, or is it too little, too late?
Nullify Federal Gun Control: Four States Get the Ball Rolling
Using the 10th Amendment to defend the 2nd Amendment - four states with new laws on the books for 2021. And 3 others that are getting close to joining them. These are great steps forward, but just the beginning. As Samuel Adams put it, “Instead of sitting down satisfied with the efforts we have already made, which is the wish of our enemies, the necessity of the times, more than ever, calls for our utmost circumspection, deliberation, fortitude and perseverance.”
Alexander Hamilton's Worst Flip Flop
Alexander Hamilton went from arguing that the federal government would only have “expressly delegated” powers during the ratification debates, to saying there was a vast reservoir of “implied powers” when he needed them to get a national bank.
Blame the Constitution? Words on Paper Don't Enforce Themselves
A small, but vocal faction would have you believe that the Constitution itself is the cause of the monster state today. Another wants you to believe that the solution is to just get the words right in the document. But this defies the expectations and views of many leading founders, who considered even their own work a mere “parchment barrier.”
Totally Dissolved: The Lee Resolution and Independence
June 7, 1776: Following instructions from Virginia's Fifth Revolutionary Convention, Richard Henry Lee introduced a resolution in the Second Continental Congress to declare independence, along with a call to form foreign alliances, and a “plan for confederation.” As Mercy Otis Warren described it, “Their transactions might have been legally styled treasonable, but loyalty had lost its influence, and power its terrors.”
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The Spirit of ‘98 is alive and well!
How has The Tenth Amendment Center been changing the nature of political discourse in the US for over a decade? It’s been the result of a small number of dedicated, talented individuals reviving and promoting powerful, foundational principles — The Principles of ‘98. If you don’t know what the Principles of ’98 are, look it up and keep listening. You will soon understand just how effective they are for fighting the centralizing forces of tyranny!
There needs to be a mechanism by which we force all state lawmakers to listen to this podcast so they might stop licking the boots of their betters in DC.