Drones. Soon America will have somewhere around 30,000 of these things flying and spying – virtually everywhere. Here at the Tenth Amendment Center, we believe that this mass spying program needs to be nullified into oblivion. Why? Because America was created to be a constitutional republic, not an Orwellian nightmare. Our guest this week is Blake Filippi, author of the TAC’s new “Privacy Protect Act,” a state-level bill designed to restore liberty, and nullify the drones.
Welcome to Tenther Radio Haunted and Spooky Show Number 71! Happy Halloween to all you good Tenthers out there. Captain Michael Boldin is all decked out in his Blackbeard the Pirate costume while in co-host chair is the one and only Nick Hankoff is covered in bandages as the Mummy.
The costumed heroes started the show discussing the latest in the news. First, they discussed Florida voting banning the insurance mandates, and then Colorado, Washington and Oregon are voting to nullify the drug war.
Later, Blake Filippi joins as a zombie where he left some truly scary trick-or-treaters for lack of nourishment who were wearing Romney and Obama t-shirts.
Blake has created model legislation against drone use. He explained, “We don’t think we can ask the federal government to pull back on its expanding police state so we wanted states to respond and nullify the use of drones.”
Some have suggested that the Fourth Amendment doesn’t apply since the Fourth Amendment is supposed to limit the power of the federal government, Filippi responded, “Every state constitution has similar protection. Similar protections to the right of privacy. I would also stick my neck out there and say each of those constitutions also would prevent the use of drones.”
He continued, “The problem is that our intelligence has not interpreted our right to privacy as broadly as it should be construed. When I read the Constitution, my opinion is that we should strictly construe the grant of power to the government and broadly construe rights reserved to the citizens.”
Captain Blackbeard Boldin finished the normal show ranting on election day and about voting. Boldin gives us his top five ideas what Tenthers should do. Each one is a precious as candy tossed in your trick or treat bag!
Teen Wolf John Michaels and Frankenstein’s Monster John Lambert joined the motley crew as they discuss various topics during the post show, but you need to listen to the podcast to know what was discuss.
by Michael Maharrey