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In 1793, a controversial Supreme Court opinion convinced Congress to amend the Constitution to provide a more explicit safeguard for federalism. Indeed, even Federalists considered the majority opinion in Chisholm v. Georgia as an overt example of overreach by the federal judiciary.

In this video, Dave Benner explains why.

The Supreme Court got one right - and they've repeatedly done so time and time again. On this episode of Good Morning Liberty, Michael Boldin talks about James Madison's advice for individuals and states - and how the Supreme Court has actually backed him up in a legal doctrine known as "anti-commandeering."

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James Madison: Four Steps to Stop Federal Programs
https://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2016/12/15/james-madison-four-steps-to-stop-federal-programs/

Anti-Commandeering: An overview of five major Supreme Court cases
https://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2018/05/23/anti-commandeering-an-overview-of-five-major-supreme-court-cases/

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It's "President's Day," the federal holiday formerly known as Washington's Birthday. On this episode of Good Morning Liberty, Michael Boldin talks about the ugly power struggles we see today and their solution - a return to the founders' vision of federalism.

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Bad Quotes of Some Bad Presidents
https://fee.org/articles/bad-quotes-of-some-bad-presidents/

Paging Dr. Madison! Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the 10th Amendment
https://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2019/02/11/paging-dr-madison-or-how-i-learned-to-stop-worrying-and-love-the-10th-amendment/

Bring Back America
http://www.harrybrowne.org/articles/BringBackAmerica.htm

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Did you know North Carolina and Rhode Island were both independent countries for a short while even after the Constitution was ratified?

The national debt has pushed above the $22 trillion mark and is up $2.06 trillion since Donald Trump took office. This isn't just bad policy on the part of both Republicans and Democrats - it's dangerous to liberty.

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Full Speed to a Fiscal Cliff: National Debt Hits $22 Trillion
https://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2019/02/15/full-speed-to-a-fiscal-cliff-national-debt-hits-22-trillion/

George Washington on Public Credit
https://www.mountvernon.org/library/digitalhistory/quotes/article/as-a-very-important-source-of-strength-and-security-cherish-public-credit-one-method-of-preserving-it-is-to-use-it-as-sparingly-as-possible-avoiding-occasions-of-expense-by-cultivating-peace-but-remembering-also-that-timely-disbursements-to-prepare-for-da/

James Madison Political Observations
https://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2016/12/21/james-madison-on-the-constitution-and-war-powers/

Emergency Powers Episode
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seeEj6clRJc

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The supremacy clause is one of the most misunderstood and abused provisions in the Constitution. Nearly everyone will tell you the clause means the federal government is absolutely supreme in all it does.

And every one of them is wrong.

On this episode of Good Morning Liberty, Michael Boldin smacks down their view with three simple words - from the constitution itself.

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Resource Page: The Supremacy Clause
https://tenthamendmentcenter.com/the-supremacy-clause/

Who’s Supreme? The Supremacy Clause Smackdown
https://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2010/03/29/whos-supreme-the-supremacy-clause-smackdown/

An Anti-Federalist’s Purpose for Proposing the Supremacy Clause
https://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2013/08/an-anti-federalists-purpose-for-proposing-the-supremacy-clause/

The Constitution Is Supreme
https://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2017/12/01/the-supremacy-clause-the-constitution-is-supreme/

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At its peak, the NSA data center in Bluffdale, Utah will use as much as 1.7 million gallons of water every single day. With the water being supplied by a political subdivision of the state of Utah, turning it off will shut the facility down. On this episode of Good Morning Liberty, Michael Boldin tells the story - of how another state already used this strategy against a federal agency - and won.

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SHOW LINKS:
Nullify Chapter 15: Nevada Beats D.C. by Turning off their Water
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQeWS2GvqJ8

A Constitutional Strategy to Stop NSA Spying
https://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2013/11/20/a-constitutional-strategy-to-stop-nsa-spying/

Nevada Beats Feds By Turning Off their Water
https://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2014/08/30/nevada-beats-feds-by-turning-off-their-water/

Data flows and water woes: The Utah Data Center
https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/2053951715592429

Colorado Applies State Water Law to Federal Agencies
https://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2016/07/27/colorado-applies-state-water-law-to-federal-agencies/

New Hampshire Bill Would Set Stage to Block Federal Nuclear Waste Site
https://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2019/02/new-hampshire-bill-would-set-stage-to-block-federal-nuclear-waste-site/

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This week, we remember the birthday of the great revolutionary resistance leader, James Otis, who some call the founding father of the 4th Amendment. However, “search and seizure” issues permeate our lives today. For example, the federal Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is silently and gradually converting local police agencies into regional subdivisions of the surveillance state.

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James Otis: The Founding Father of the Fourth Amendment
https://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2019/02/05/james-otis-the-founding-father-of-the-fourth-amendment/

Details of Fusion Center Surveillance Revealed
https://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2019/02/02/details-of-fusion-center-surveillance-revealed/

Why Fusion Centers Matter: FAQ
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/04/why-fusion-centers-matter-faq

Dozens of Cities Have Secretly Experimented With Predictive Policing Software
https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/d3m7jq/dozens-of-cities-have-secretly-experimented-with-predictive-policing-software

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"Originalism" is how the Founders expected the Constitution to be interpreted. On this episode of Good Morning Liberty, Michael Boldin goes over the basic principles of constitutional originalism and shares some tips on how to use them to understand the original, legal meaning of any constitutional clause.

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What Is Originalism?
https://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2019/01/31/what-is-originalism/

Learning the Constitution: An Introduction
https://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2018/11/03/learning-the-constitution-an-introduction/

Nine Reasons the “Living, Breathing” Constitution View Is a Lie
https://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2017/03/27/the-living-breathing-lie/

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"No one, and I mean no one, gets a pass when the national debt keeps going up towards 22 trillion - and beyond"

With the FBI and local police working in tandem to build a massive facial recognition database, the surveillance state is ramping up. But measures on the local and state level filed this year could help thwart those plans. TAC's Michael Boldin reports.

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Local, State and Federal Law Enforcement Partnering to Create Massive Facial Recognition System
https://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2016/10/31/local-state-and-federal-law-enforcement-partnering-to-create-massive-facial-recognition-system/

With Safety in Mind, Schools Turn to Facial Recognition Technology. But at What Cost?
https://www.edsurge.com/news/2019-01-31-with-safety-in-mind-schools-turn-to-facial-recognition-technology-but-at-what-cost

San Francisco lawmaker: Our cops should be banned from using facial recognition
https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/01/san-francisco-lawmaker-our-cops-should-be-banned-from-using-facial-recognition/
https://www.wired.com/story/san-francisco-could-be-first-ban-facial-recognition-tech/

Making face recognition less biased doesn’t make it less scary
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/612846/making-face-recognition-less-biased-doesnt-make-it-less-scary/

Washington Bills Would Ban the Warrantless Use of Facial Recognition Technology
https://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2019/02/washington-bills-would-ban-the-warrantless-use-of-facial-recognition-technology/

San Francisco Ordinance Would Take on the Surveillance State and Ban Facial Recognition
https://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2019/02/san-francisco-ordinance-would-take-on-the-surveillance-state-and-ban-facial-recognition/

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Thirty-three states have effectively nullified federal marijuana laws. U.S. Attorney General nominee William Barr said so during his confirmation hearing when he called the current system “back door nullification.” Back door or front door, the practical effect is the same — the feds can’t enforce federal prohibition.

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Attorney General Nominee Barr Admits Nullification Works
https://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2019/01/25/attorney-general-nominee-barr-admits-nullification-works/

Beware Of Libertarians Bearing Gifts
https://thinkprogress.org/beware-of-libertarians-bearing-gifts-why-a-bipartisan-move-against-the-nsa-could-kill-the-new-deal-e3d993393403/

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Get ready, folks, because the government— helped along by Congress (which adopted legislation allowing police to collect and test DNA immediately following arrests), President Trump (who signed the Rapid DNA Act into law), the courts (which have ruled that police can routinely take DNA samples from people who are arrested but not yet convicted of a crime), and local police agencies (which are chomping at the bit to acquire this new crime-fighting gadget)—is embarking on a diabolical campaign to create a nation of suspects predicated on a massive national DNA database.

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The FBI’s Diabolical Plan to Create a Nation of Suspects
https://rutherford.org/publications_resources/john_whiteheads_commentary/uncle_sam_wants_your_dna_the_fbis_diabolical_plan_to_create_a_nation_of_suspects

Police Use DHS Tech to Create DNA Databases of “Suspicious People”
https://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2019/01/police-use-dhs-tech-to-create-dna-databases-of-suspicious-people/

California sued over DNA database’s inclusion of people never convicted of felony
https://www.sfchronicle.com/crime/article/CA-Dept-of-Justice-sued-over-DNA-database-of-13454515.php

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In 1790, Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton proposed assuming the outstanding state debts in order to create an overarching national debt. When he did so, an uproar ensued.

But why was this such a controversial subject, and how did it bring the United States Capitol to Washington, DC? In this Dave Benner explains.

Without the federal reserve inflation machine - it would be extremely difficult - if not impossible - for the US federal government to engage in its endless unconstitutional foreign and domestic policies. On this episode of Good Morning Liberty, Michael Boldin talks about what could be the most important long-term effort for the nullification movement - states, businesses and individuals taking action to undermine, and nullify, the fed's unconstitutional monopoly on money.

SHOW LINKS:
Ending the Federal Reserve from the Bottom Up
https://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2017/04/04/ending-the-federal-reserve-from-the-bottom-up/

Texas Bullion Depository Begins Construction
https://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2018/12/texas-bullion-depository-begins-construction/

Wyoming Bills Would Expand Use of Gold and Silver, Foundation to Undermine Fed’s Monopoly on Money
https://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2019/01/wyoming-bills-would-expand-use-of-gold-and-silver-foundation-to-undermine-feds-monopoly-on-money/

Arizona Bill Would Expand Use of Gold and Silver, Foundation to Undermine Fed’s Monopoly on Money
https://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2019/01/arizona-bill-would-expand-use-of-gold-and-silver-foundation-to-undermine-feds-monopoly-on-money/

Oklahoma Gold and Silver Bill Would Remove Roadblock to Their Use as Money
https://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2019/01/oklahoma-gold-and-silver-bill-would-remove-roadblock-to-their-use-as-money/

Wyoming Bill Would Allow Creation of Special Banks to Serve Cryptocurrency Businesses
https://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2019/01/wyoming-bill-would-allow-creation-of-special-banks-to-serve-cryptocurrency-businesses/

United Precious Metals Association
https://www.upma.org/

Gold Money
https://www.goldmoney.com/

Coinbase
https://www.coinbase.com/join/515db4ec66515342ff00003f

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"Partisanship is one of the illnesses plaguing the U.S. body politic."

José Alberto Niño's new article makes the case. And Michael Boldin relates this to the founders advice on factions and "divide and conquer" strategies.

SHOW LINKS:
Blind Partisanship is Toxic
https://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2019/01/21/blind-partisanship-is-toxic/

Some short comments on factions
https://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2017/01/24/here-we-go-again-fake-tenthers-treat-the-constitution-like-toilet-paper/

Samuel Adams on Divide and Conquer
https://twitter.com/TenthAmendment/status/1087083240127553536

John Dickinson on Divide and Conquer
https://www.minds.com/newsfeed/934242877905285120

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Cell site simulators, AKA "stingrays," essentially spoof cell phone towers, tricking any device within range into connecting to the device instead of the tower, allowing law enforcement to sweep up communications content, as well as locate and track the person in possession of a specific phone or other electronic device.

From an outright ban to warrant requirements, Michael Boldin reports on seven states (and counting) that are considering legislation to take on this unconstitutional surveillance tool.

SHOW LINKS:
Previous Show: What are stingray devices and how to stop them
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voO7LCMTOhc

Who's Got Them?
https://www.aclu.org/issues/privacy-technology/surveillance-technologies/stingray-tracking-devices-whos-got-them

Federal Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)
https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1808819-baltimore-police-stingray-non-disclosure-agreement.html

South Carolina
https://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2018/12/south-carolina-bill-would-ban-stingray-devices-help-hinder-federal-surveillance-state/

Oregon
https://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2019/01/oregon-bill-would-ban-warrantless-stingray-spying-help-hinder-federal-surveillance/

Mississippi
https://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2019/01/mississippi-bill-would-ban-warrantless-stingray-spying-help-hinder-federal-surveillance/

Maryland
https://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2018/12/maryland-bill-would-ban-warrantless-stingray-spying-hinder-federal-surveillance-program-3/

Florida
https://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2019/01/florida-bill-would-ban-warrantless-stingray-spying-help-hinder-federal-surveillance/

New Mexico
https://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2019/01/new-mexico-bill-would-limit-warrantless-electronic-data-collection-hinder-federal-surveillance/

Hawaii
https://legiscan.com/HI/bill/SB465/2019

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Thomas Jefferson vehemently opposed Hamilton’s bait-and-switch saying that the Constitution only allows the means which are “necessary,” and not just those which are merely “convenient” for effecting the enumerated powers.

With news of a group and businessman suing the Southern Poverty Law Center this week, we’ve heard from people asking if TAC will do the same.

On this episode of Good Morning Liberty, Michael Boldin talks about his profile page on SPLC's "Extremist Files" - it's been up since 2012 - and answers that question about a lawsuit.

SHOW LINKS:
Immigration group files suit to force Southern Poverty Law Center revoke 'hate' label
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jan/16/immigration-group-files-rico-lawsuit-splc/

SPLC Extremist Files Profile Page
https://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/extremist-files/individual/michael-boldin

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The federal "shutdown" is showing a serious need to decentralize national parks - but the land issue goes much deeper. On this episode of Good Morning Liberty, Michael Boldin reviews 6 major issues that are caused by the feds owning huge swaths of land, where symptoms of the disease are most visible in Western states.

SHOW LINKS:
Government Shutdown Shows Why We Need to Decentralize National Parks
https://mises.org/wire/government-shutdown-shows-why-we-need-decentralize-national-parks

Problems with Excessive Federal Land Ownership
https://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2019/01/15/problems-with-excessive-federal-land-ownership/

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You absolutely can't rely on the federal government to limit its own powers. Prominent founders repeatedly said the states and the people would be the true guardians of liberty. But do we put that into practice today? On this episode of Good Morning Liberty, Michael Boldin goes over three strategic approaches to stopping federal programs without relying on the feds to do anything - and reports on a number of bills for 2019 that put these strategies into practice right now.

SHOW LINKS:
Thomas Jefferson Letter to James Madison on Strategy
https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Jefferson/01-30-02-0392

Texas Raw Milk Bill
https://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2018/12/texas-bill-would-expand-raw-milk-sales-in-the-state-despite-federal-prohibition-scheme/

Medical Firearm “Silencers” in Missouri? New Bill Sets the Stage
https://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2019/01/medical-firearm-silencers-in-missouri-new-bill-sets-the-stage/

North Dakota Gun Rights Sanctuary
https://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2019/01/north-dakota-bill-would-set-foundation-for-a-gun-rights-sanctuary-state/

Utah bans some enforcement for federal gun and marijuana prohibition
https://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2018/12/signed-by-the-governor-utah-law-implements-medical-marijuana-bans-resources-for-some-federal-enforcement/

Kentucky Marijuana Sanctuary
https://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2019/01/kentucky-bill-would-set-foundation-for-a-marijuana-sanctuary-state/

Michigan vs NSA
https://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2018/06/now-in-effect-michigan-bans-material-support-or-resources-for-warrantless-federal-surveillance/

North Dakota Bill Would End Civil Asset Forfeiture, Effectively Shut Federal Loophole
https://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2019/01/north-dakota-bill-would-end-civil-asset-forfeiture-effectively-shut-federal-loophole/

New York Bill Would End Common Core in the State
https://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2019/01/new-york-bill-would-end-common-core-in-the-state/

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The severance of the American colonies from Great Britain began, in large part, over the constitutional implications of British taxation. However, a concerted tax revolt in the early 1790s, the Whiskey Rebellion, was viewed as an existential threat to the fledgling United States. In this video, Dave Benner explains why.

The border wall - and the partial "shutdown" is getting coverage all over. On this episode of Good Morning Liberty, Michael Boldin covers the views of three experts on the issue - one constitutional attorney and two constitutional scholars and law professors. They all take a different approach but come to similar conclusions.

SHOW LINKS:
Is a Presidential “State of Emergency” Constitutional?
https://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2019/01/11/is-a-presidential-state-of-emergency-constitutional/

The Border Wall and Presidential Emergency Powers
https://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2019/01/the-border-wall-and-presidential-emergency-powers/

Using emergency powers to seize property and build the wall would set a horrible precedent
https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-using-emergency-powers-to-seize-property-and-build-the-wall-would-set-a-horrible-precedent-20190109-story.html

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