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.”
Allen discussed some of the drama surrounding the bill, “I think the part of the bill that was more controversial for the different legislators was the part that said that law enforcement participated in arrested someone in those sections of the NDAA that they would be guilty of misdemeanors and they had problems putting that kind statements inside the bill.”
When she was asked about the partisanship that appears to be happening in Arizona compared to other states, “The Senate Democrats as well as the House are extremely progressive, and I would even say Marxist in some ways. They tend to stick together. If their leadership decides they are not supporting something, it is very rare to someone to step outside of that and join us on any issue.
Allen later expressed her concern about whether or Governor Brewer will sign the bill or not, “1182 is now ready for the governor to sign it. I’ve talked to her staff. I have talked about this bill and told them that Virginia passed a bill similar to this. I can’t tell you what I think our governor would do. It is hard to know. And I am holding my breath.”
Also joining the show from Arizona, Jack Biltis. He’s personally funding a statewide ballot initiative to create a mechanism for reviewing the constitutionality of federal laws – and interposing against them when needed.
“We are purposing an amendment to the Arizona Constitution. It will be an initiative on the November 6th ballot. What it does in a nutshell is gives the people of Arizona checks and balances against the Federal Government from overstepping their Constitutional boundaries.”
When Biltis was asked about polling on his initiative, “When people understood what you were talking about – we had support, obviously Republican and independents and even among Democrats.
He later added supportive poll figures, “Thirty percent of Democrats, upwards to seventy percent Republicans, and sixty-five percent of independents are polling in favor of this effort.”
When asked the current status of signature collection for the ballot initiative, Biltis answered, “We have to collect a total of two hundred and seventy thousand signatures between now and July 5th. And we are pretty much on schedule to collect everything.”
Closing the show, Boldin shared an open letter to Jan Brewer – the time to stand up for the Constitution is now.
MENTIONED IN THIS SHOW
Arizona State Senator Sylvia Allen Website
Two and Counting? NDAA Nullfication Passes in Arizona
Contact Governor Janice K. Brewer’s Office in support SB 1182
Checks and Balances Ballot Initiative Website
Are We Doing All We Can? by Ron Calzone
Missouri House Votes for Gold and Silver Tender by Doug Tjaden
Tenth Amendment Center’s YouTube Channel updated with many new videos.
This weekend, TAC Legal Analyst Blake Filippi is speaking at the Liberty Love Fest.
On May 3rd, Nullify NDAA – LA is a FREE event that Tenth Amendment Center is co-hosting with the LA County RLC and Oath Keepers California.
The Tenther Radio Team for this Week
Michael Boldin, Lesley Swann, John Michaels, John Lambert – plus guests Sylvia Allen and Jack Biltis