New Hampshire: 03-19-11
Thomas E. Woods joins us in New Hampshire to talk about his book, Nullification: How to Resist Tyranny in the 21st Century.
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Woods is the New York Times bestselling author of eleven books, including Meltdown and The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History.
A senior fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute, he holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Harvard and his master’s, M.Phil., and Ph.D. from Columbia University.
Through historical writings, case studies, and speeches by the Founding Fathers, Woods will give you a logical, moral, and constitutionally sound case for nullification, revealing:
- How we can roll back Obamacare, cap and trade, and other unconstitutional expansions of federal power through nullification
- Why the Founding Fathers believed that nullification was the “moderate middle ground”
- Why the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution reserves to the states the power to nullify unconstitutional laws
- Why states – not the Supreme Court – should arbitrate disputes between the states and the federal government over the constitutionality of the federal government’s actions.
10am-6pm. Arrive early to guarantee the best seating! Event starts promptly at 11am. (more details below)
Dan Itse is a conservative Republican member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives. A native of San Francisco, California, Itse is a professional engineer who resides in Fremont, New Hampshire. He advocates the revival of state sovereignty in an era of otherwise expanded government through the revival of the 1798 Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions, authored by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, respectively, to permit the empowerment of individual states within the federal Union.
Jim Babka is a writer, activist, and former radio talk-show host. He currently serves as president of the Downsize DC Foundation and DownsizeDC.org, which states as its mission, “We believe the federal government has grown too centralized, too intrusive, and too expensive. We believe in constitutional limits, smaller government, civil liberties, federalism, and low taxes. We want to end laws and programs that don’t work, cause harm, and violate the Constitution. We want to restore the full force of the 9th and 10th amendments, which reserve most social functions to the people and the states.”
Catherine Bleish is the founder and former executive director of the Liberty Restoration Project. In the spring of 2009 she re-directed her energy and began to focus her research and activism on fusion centers. This was in response to the the Missouri Information Analysis Center profiled her and her others in her state as a potentially dangerous radical militia members based on their political ideologies and activities. The report has since been retracted and four legislative hearings were held on the issue.
Jack lives in Dover, NH with his wife Donna Marie, who is a nurse; his step-daughter, Leah; and mother-in-law, Jeanne. Jack also has a daughter Tammy who lives in Rochester with her husband Tate and two daughters Teya and Tiana.
Bernie Quigley writes a “Pundit’s Blog” column for “The Hill,” political journal in Washington, D.C. He is a prize-winning writer and has worked more than 30 years as a book and magazine editor, political commentator and book, movie, music and art reviewer. He lives in the White Mountains with his wife and four children, where he’s learned and experienced first hand the revival of the Principles of 98 – coining the phrase “the new age of Jefferson”
Dr. Robert Owens, a Constitutional scholar, holds a PhD in Organizational Leadership, a Master’s Degree in History and Religious Education, and a Bachelor’s Degree in History and Religious Education. In addition to The Constitution Failed, Dr. Owens is the author of The Azusa Street Revival, America Won the Vietnam War! and NEVER FORGET!
Dr. Owens writes a weekly column of political/social commentary which is published in hundreds of print and online magazines and newspapers. The latest article is always available @ http://drrobertowens.com
Art Thompson is the CEO of the John Birch Society. He joined the Society in May 1964 and rose through the ranks becoming a successful Area Coordinator for The John Birch Society in the 1970s. He left the staff to go back into business in 1981 and returned to the staff again in the 1990s.
For several years, he represented the Society in a variety of media events, including appearing on “60 Minutes” and conducting tours for JBS Speakers Bureau. He resides in Appleton, Wisconsin with his wife Joanne.
John Bush is the education director for the Foundation for a Free Society (www.myfreesociety.com) He is also chief policy wonk and media mogul for Texans for Accountable Government.
His main focus is privacy and the impact of DHS “fusion centers” thereupon. His long term goal is a more voluntary society. He hails from Austin, Texas.
Michael Boldin is the founder and director of the Tenth Amendment Center, based in Los Angeles, CA. Boldin and the Tenth Amendment Center have been leading the charge to re-educate the American public on the meaning and importance of decentralization as a path to liberty – which is just what the Tenth Amendment affirmed in the U.S. Constitution.
His bottom line is the Constitution – “every issue, every time, no exceptions, no excuses.”
Bryce Shonka is the deputy director of the Tenth Amendment Center. A long-time personal friend and political traveler with Boldin, he officially joined the TAC team in early 2009, dedicated to taking on every federal violation of the constitution – not just the ones that appealed to one political party or another. He started as the media and grassroots director for the Center and still maintains an active relationship with that role, spending countless hours in outreach with groups and reporters alike.
Speaker William L. O’Brien is a resident of Mont Vernon, NH and is in his third term in the New Hampshire House of Representatives. O’Brien obtained his law degree from Suffolk University Law School and received an LLM in Intellectual Property from the University of New Hampshire School of Law. He has served as Chair of the NH Republican Party Platform Committee, Vice-Chair of the Granite State Taxpayers, and Co-Chair of the House Republican Alliance. He is a past member of the Mont Vernon School Board and currently sits on the Mont Vernon Police Advisory Commission.
Each week Jeff features guests discussing a wide variety of topics that affect New Hampshire, such as health care reform, taxes and spending, climate change, national defense, the US Constitution, and profiles of candidates running for office.
Master of Ceremonies:
Mark Edge is co-host of Free Talk Live, which airs on 94 stations around the U.S. A Quaker, Mark believes in an orderly progression to a society where governments are no longer tied to landmasses. He takes a great interest in American history, the Founding Fathers, and especially Thomas Jefferson. Mark is married and lives with his lovely wife, toddling son Jack, Golden Retriever named Froot Loop, and big, fat, mean cat, Senor Grouchy Pants. Sometimes he can be found singing karaoke in and about Keene, NH.
Host: Skip Murphy, GraniteGrok
Panelists: Andrew Manuse, Bob Dwyer, Jerry DeLemus, JR Hoell, Mike Rogers, Jeff Chidester
Park in any lot “C” – for visitors. You can park in lot 1-C at the entrance to the campus and have a nice walk to the Dining Center (#21 on map), or drive in to park in lot 2-C just next to the center.
Food and Drink
Meals, snacks and refreshments will be widely available for purchase from various vendors in the Dining Center. Scheduled meal and break times will be held during the event. Click here to see an overview of dining options.
Tickets: Each ticketing price level will allow you to sit in a specified section in unassigned seats, first-come first-serve.