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Of all things, the most controversial issue of President George Washington’s first term swirled around a bank. While Alexander Hamilton championed the establishment of the First Bank of the United States, Thomas Jefferson believed it would endanger liberty, ignite a constitutional crisis, and set a dangerous precedent. In this video, Dave Benner explains why.

On Friday, the Northern District of Texas found that Obamacare, the Affordable Care Act, is unconstitutional. On this episode of Good Morning Liberty, Michael Boldin reviews the court's opinion and what can be done in the states.
SHOW LINKS:
Understanding the New Obamacare Decision, Texas v. United States: Part I
https://reason.com/volokh/2018/12/15/understanding-the-new-obamacare-decision

It’s time to truly test the constitutionality of Obamacare
https://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2018/12/05/its-time-to-truly-test-the-constitutionality-of-obamacare/

How States Can Help Bring Down Obamacare
https://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2017/07/10/how-states-can-help-bring-down-obamacare/

Nullify Obamacare in 4 Steps
https://tenthamendmentcenter.com/legislation/obamacare/

All Show Archives Here:
https://tenthamendmentcenter.com/goodmorningliberty/

December 15, 1791: "Bill of Rights Day"

You’re probably familiar with the preamble to the Constitution. Maybe you even memorized it in school. But most government-schools never teach that the Bill of Rights also has its own preamble.

Dec 15, 2018 is the 227th anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights. Thomas Jefferson - and others - had very strong views on what made up the foundation of the entire Constitution.

SHOW LINKS:
The 10th Amendment is the Foundation
https://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2013/09/28/10th-amendment-is-the-foundation/

The "Other" Preamble
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgq5nlfa3nQ
https://members.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2018/08/25/the-other-preamble/

Bill of Rights Day: A Day of Mourning
https://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2015/12/14/bill-of-rights-day-a-day-of-mourning/

All Show Archives Here:
https://tenthamendmentcenter.com/goodmorningliberty/

In 1778, the young American states secured a vital alliance with France, helping to overcome the British in the War for Independence. By 1797, that alliance crumbled and war between the United States and France seemed inevitable. But how did things change so quickly? In this video, Dave Benner explains all you need to know about the XYZ Affair.

The Transportation Security Administration has set out an alarming vision of pervasive biometric surveillance at airports, which cuts against the right to privacy, the “right to travel,” and the right to anonymous association with others.

SHOW LINKS:
TSA’s Roadmap for Airport Surveillance Moves in a Dangerous Direction
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/12/tsas-roadmap-airport-surveillance-moves-dangerous-direction

US airport opens first fully biometric terminal
https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/atlanta-airport-first-us-biometric-terminal-facial-recognition/index.html

All Show Archives Here:
https://tenthamendmentcenter.com/goodmorningliberty/

With another Republican majority in Congress now come and gone - Michael Boldin takes a look at some of the things they could have done but didn't do. Plus, James Madison's federalism flip-flop gives us better strategy than relying on Washington D.C. to limit itself.

Laurence Vance: 20 Things Republicans Could Have Done but Didn’t
https://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2018/11/23/20-things-republicans-could-have-done-but-didnt/

James Madison’s Federalism Flip-Flop
https://members.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2018/04/05/james-madisons-federalism-flip-flop/

AND
https://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2018/04/james-madisons-federalism-flip-flop/

Thomas Jefferson rejected today's version of the general welfare clause of the constitution, saying it would enable congress to "take possession of a boundless field of power” which would give it the means “to do whatever evil they please."

Most people are aware of the historical significance of Dec 7, 1941 – “Pearl Harbor Day” – but few are aware of the importance of the day after. On today's Good Morning Liberty, Michael Boldin discusses the Constitution and war powers.

On Dec. 8, 1941 Congress declared war (Public Law 77-328, 55 STAT 795) on the Empire of Japan in response to that country’s surprise attack on Pearl Harbor the prior day. It was formulated an hour after the Infamy Speech of FDR. Although the U.S. has been involved in many wars since then, World War II was the last time Congress declared war as required by the Constitution (a 2nd declaration was passed on June 5, 1942 against Bulgaria, Hungary, and Romania).

Reference Guide: The Constitution and War Powers
https://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2017/08/22/reference-guide-the-constitution-and-war-powers/

SHOW LINKS HERE:
https://tenthamendmentcenter.com/goodmorningliberty/

In his first inaugural address, Thomas Jefferson articulated a vision of “peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations, entangling alliances with none.” But how did he think this would be best accomplished? In this video, historian Dave Benner explains the Sage of Monticello’s most important political ideas.

Last week, the DHS published details of an SS plan to test the use of facial recognition around the White House and surrounding public streets. On today's Good Morning liberty, host Michael Boldin covers this, plus its expanding use by the feds, local police and their corporate partners.

SHOW LINKS:
Secret Service Announces Test of Face Recognition System Around White House
https://www.aclu.org/blog/privacy-technology/surveillance-technologies/secret-service-announces-test-face-recognition

Amazon Pushes ICE to Buy Its Face Recognition Surveillance Tech
https://www.thedailybeast.com/amazon-pushes-ice-to-buy-its-face-recognition-surveillance-tech

Amazon Rekognition
https://aws.amazon.com/rekognition/

Amazon Rekognition "Common Use Case" - law enforcement
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUzuJc-xBEE&feature=youtu.be&t=30m38s

How the TSA’s Facial Recognition Plan Will Go Far Beyond the Airport
https://www.aclu.org/blog/privacy-technology/surveillance-technologies/how-tsas-facial-recognition-plan-will-go-far

FAA's "Integration Pilot UAS Program" is really a national police surveillance drone program
https://massprivatei.blogspot.com/2018/12/faas-integration-pilot-uas-program-is.html

Quote of the Day
https://twitter.com/TenthAmendment/status/1070031231390105600

With legislation pending to protect the right to keep and bear arms from federal infringement pending in Texas, and passed in a number of Oregon Counties, Michael Boldin compares them to what has worked elsewhere and where things need to go for liberty.

SHOW LINKS:
Texas Bill Would Set Foundation for a “Gun Rights Sanctuary State”
https://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2018/11/texas-bill-would-set-foundation-for-a-gun-rights-sanctuary-state/

26 Illinois counties have passed ‘gun sanctuary’ resolutions. Are they constitutional?
https://www.bnd.com/news/local/article213841369.html

Gun Rights Sanctuary Counties: Voters in Oregon Set Foundation for Eight
https://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2018/11/gun-rights-sanctuary-counties-voters-in-oregon-set-foundation-for-eight/

The feds tried to order Facebook to secretly recode its messenger app to include a surveillance backdoor. On today's Good Morning Liberty, Michael Boldin covers just what happened, and what's next.

SHOW LINKS:
ACLU Wants Release of Secret Court Order Demanding Facebook Build Surveillance Backdoor
https://gizmodo.com/aclu-wants-release-of-secret-court-order-demanding-face-1830732015

ACLU Seeks Secret Ruling That Stopped Feds From Hacking Facebook Messenger
https://www.aclu.org/blog/privacy-technology/internet-privacy/aclu-seeks-secret-ruling-stopped-feds-hacking-facebook

How an Unhackable Email Service Protects Individuals against the State
https://centerforindividualism.org/how-an-unhackable-email-services-protects-individuals-against-the-state/

The apps to use if you want to keep your messages private
https://www.recode.net/2017/4/15/15297316/apps-whatsapp-signal-imessage-hacking-hackers-messages-privacy

Quote of the Day
https://twitter.com/TenthAmendment

In 1793, President George Washington issued a statement that the United States would remain neutral in the ongoing conflict between France and Britain. But given that his decision kept the United States out of war, why was his decision so controversial?

In this video, Dave Benner explains.

On a recent Good Morning Liberty covering surveillance tech like license plate readers and facial recognition, a viewer asked, "Can they detect a concealed firearm?" On today's episode, host Michael Boldin talks about what he found - "technology for the battlefield" now available for law enforcement. Plus "constitutional carry" bills filed in two states.

SHOW LINKS:
Surveillance cameras equipped with thermal imaging allow police to identify people by their gender, body size and color of their skin
https://massprivatei.blogspot.com/2018/11/surveillance-cameras-equipped-with.html

FLIR Breach PTQ136
https://www.flir.com/products/breach/

Police Are Making A Scanner To Detect Concealed Weapons 80 Feet Away (video)
https://singularityhub.com/2012/01/25/police-are-making-a-scanner-to-detect-concealed-weapons-80-feet-away-video/#sm.0000lfo69i182hedwrb6c8uttcz6b

PATSCAN CMR
https://patriot1tech.com/solutions/patscan-cmr/

French Quarter safety plan could include cameras that can spot guns through clothing
https://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/news/politics/article_33d9bd22-d861-11e6-b2a8-3bcd35e3b4e8.html

THERMAL VISION CONCEALED OBJECT DETECTION
http://www.thermalmatrix.com/

Thermal Matrix ACT-3 Concealed-Object Detection System
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8yUsGGu9uo

Permission not Required: “Constitutional Carry” Bill Prefiled in Texas
https://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2018/11/permission-not-required-constitutional-carry-bill-prefiled-in-texas/

Georgia Constitution Carry Act of 2019
http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/en-US/display/20192020/HB/2

Cell-site simulators, also known as Stingrays or IMSI catchers, are devices that masquerade as legitimate cell-phone towers, tricking phones within a certain radius into connecting to the device rather than a tower. On today's Good Morning Liberty, Michael Boldin discusses these devices and steps to push back against their use in warrantless surveillance.

SHOW LINKS:
Cell-Site Simulators/IMSI Catchers EFF Guide
https://www.eff.org/pages/cell-site-simulatorsimsi-catchers

Texas Bills Would Ban Warrantless Stingray Spying, Help Hinder Federal Surveillance
https://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2018/11/texas-bills-would-ban-warrantless-stingray-spying-help-hinder-federal-surveillance/

State of the Nullification Movement Report pages 36-38
https://tenthamendmentcenter.com/report/

Quote of the Day
https://twitter.com/TenthAmendment/status/1063944372880691200

The Trump administration is on track to post a 2019 fiscal year budget deficit of over $1 trillion. These are the kind of budget deficits we would expect to see during a deep recession, not an “economic boom.” But yet, some diehard supporters of the president still defend this, but can only muster up, "Obama did it too!" On today's Good Morning Liberty, Michael Boldin talks about how bad things really are.

SHOW LINKS:
Trump Administration on Track for $1 Trillion Budget Deficit This Year
https://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2018/11/trump-administration-on-track-for-1-trillion-deficit-this-year/

“Obama Did It” Doesn’t Excuse Trump
https://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2018/11/obama-did-it-doesnt-excuse-trump/

Quote of the Day
https://twitter.com/TenthAmendment/status/1065273636741963777

The 1803 Louisiana Purchase doubled the size of the United States, adding the massive territory at the mere price of three cents per acre. But did you know that the arrangement sparked a sectional secession movement and constitutional crisis?

Since the election of Donald Trump, the ACLU has repeatedly decried the administration as being wrong, unjust, unconstitutional and even dangerous. It even recently called on Congress to limit the funding and power of the Department of Homeland Security. On today's Good Morning Liberty, Michael Boldin discusses what some would call bizarre - the organization wants the Trump administration to have more power over state and local police, not less.

SHOW LINKS:
Before Resigning, Jeff Sessions Handcuffed the Justice Department’s Ability to Police the Police
https://www.aclu.org/blog/criminal-law-reform/reforming-police-practices/resigning-jeff-sessions-handcuffed-justice

States Can Thwart New DOJ Asset Forfeiture Policy
https://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2017/07/30/states-can-thwart-new-doj-asset-forfeiture-policy/

Obama's Fake Fix on Police Militarization
https://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2017/08/28/executive-order-takes-window-dressing-off-police-militarization-program/

According to data release by Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and MuckRock through public records requests from agencies, there have been "more than 2.5 -billion license plate scans in 2016 and 2017." On today's Good Morning Liberty, Michael Boldin talks about how the ALPR systems, how "99.5% of the license plates scanned were not under suspicion," what they do with the data, and how to push back.

SHOW LINKS:
EFF report
https://www.eff.org/pages/automated-license-plate-reader-dataset

SHOW LINKS
EFF Report
https://www.eff.org/pages/automated-license-plate-reader-dataset

Some data Highlights
https://twitter.com/EFF/status/1063169291145498624

ALPR status report - page 39
https://tenthamendmentcenter.com/report/

They don't want us doing this. But we're doing it anyway, and we have been for years. "Nullification season" is what we call the time of year where most state legislatures are in session. On today's Good Morning Liberty, Michael Boldin covers some of first nullification bills to be introduced for 2019. There will be many, many more in other states soon too.

SHOW LINKS:
State of the Nullification Movement Report (2017)
https://tenthamendmentcenter.com/report/

Texas Bill Would Reform State Asset Forfeiture Law, Effectively Shut Federal Loophole
https://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2018/11/texas-bill-would-reform-state-asset-forfeiture-law-effectively-shut-federal-loophole/

Texas Gun Rights Sanctuary State
https://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=86R&Bill=HB238

Texas Legislators File Multiple Marijuana Bills Despite Federal Prohibition
https://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2018/11/texas-legislators-file-multiple-marijuana-bills-despite-federal-prohibition/

Quote of the Day
https://twitter.com/TenthAmendment/status/1061662084675653635

As one of America’s most notorious founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton has become a cultural icon as the star of a modern broadway musical, even though he was highly divisive figure in his time. But what were the ideas that made him famous? In this video, I explain.

Over the weekend, CNN reported that acting AG Matthew Whitaker told a crowd in Iowa a few years ago that he "believes" in nullification. The response has been a tidal wave of ignorance and near insanity. On today's Good Morning Liberty, Michael Boldin covers some of the general lies about the history of nullification. And, goes over one trick that some sneaky, partisan reporters use over and over.

SHOW LINKS:
Whitaker said he supports state's rights to nullify federal law
https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/09/politics/matthew-whitaker-nullification/index.html

Remember, Remember the 10th of November
https://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2013/11/09/remember-remember-the-10th-of-november/

Tweet Thread responding to CNN's Renato Mariotti
https://twitter.com/TenthAmendment/status/1061735588041129984

Think Progress "report" on Dallas Event
https://thinkprogress.org/secessionists-separatists-lay-their-path-forward-at-conference-on-nullification-053954a810e7/

A lot of people believe that nullification was a tool of slavers. But it was never used to support slavery. In fact, it was used to resist it.

While the partisan hackery has been on full display for Tuesday's voting, the Democrat vs Republican political football wasn't the only game in town. On today's Good Morning Liberty, Michael Boldin covers a number of ballot measures to set the foundation to nullify federal acts. People went to the polls in a number of states to consider issues like the right to keep and bear arms, cannabis and privacy from mass surveillance.

SHOW LINKS:
33 States and Counting: Missouri Voters Say Yes to Medical Marijuana Despite Federal Prohibition
https://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2018/11/33-states-and-counting-missouri-voters-say-yes-to-medical-marijuana-despite-federal-prohibition/

Gun Rights Sanctuary Counties: Voters in Oregon Set Foundation for Eight
https://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2018/11/gun-rights-sanctuary-counties-voters-in-oregon-set-foundation-for-eight/

New Hampshire Privacy Amendment Passes by Huge Margin
https://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2018/11/new-hampshire-privacy-amendment-passes-by-huge-margin/

Michigan Voters Legalize Industrial Hemp, Set Stage to Nullify Federal Prohibition in Effect
https://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2018/11/michigan-voters-legalize-industrial-hemp-set-stage-to-nullify-federal-prohibition-in-effect/

MORE:
https://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2018/11/michigan-votes-to-legalize-marijuana-nullify-federal-prohibition/

https://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2018/11/utah-voters-approve-ballot-initiative-legalizing-medical-marijuana/

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https://twitter.com/TenthAmendment/status/1059905761806036996

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