Mar 28, 2019 3-5PM ET
Thursday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
Special Guest Michael Boldin!
What is The Tenth Amendment Center?
Starting in 1767, in response to the Townshend Acts, John Dickinson, often referred to as “the Penman of the Revolution” wrote a series of 12 essays known as “Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania.”
In his first, he spent time discussing the last of the acts, the New York Restraining Act, which was punishment for the Assembly of New York, suspending its legislative powers for failing to fully comply with orders from the crown. He wrote:
If the parliament may lawfully deprive New York of any of her rights, it may deprive any, or all the other colonies of their rights; and nothing can possibly so much encourage such attempts, as a mutual inattention to the interests of each other. To divide, and thus to destroy, is the first political maxim in attacking those, who are powerful by their union.
He continued to say that, in essence, the rightful response at that moment would have been for other assemblies to have passed a non-binding resolution informing parliament that the act was a violation of rights and that it should be repealed.
Why? His answer came through clearly in his signature, where he wrote the Latin phrase, Concordia res parvae crescunt.
Small things grow great by concord.
Clearly, the Penman of the Revolution was right – and small things did grow great in the coming years.
In many ways, today’s federal government has suspended the legislative power of state assemblies by assuming control over powers not delegated to it by the Constitution. In recent years, this country has seen small things grow great once again – the simple introduction of non-binding resolutions affirming the 10th amendment has grown into a movement…
The Tenth Amendment Center is a national think tank that works to preserve and protect the principles of strictly limited government through information, education, and activism. The center serves as a forum for the study and exploration of state and individual sovereignty issues, focusing primarily on the decentralization of federal government power as required by the Constitution.
Hour 2 – ENCORE
Grassley to Big Pharma: ‘I’m sick and tired of the blame game’ Sen. Chuck Grassley opened a hearing into the rising costs of prescription medicine on Tuesday by blasting Big Pharma, saying that skyrocketing prices are hurting Americans and that the time has come for a reckoning. “We’ve all seen the finger-pointing. Every link in the supply chain has gotten skilled at that,” said Grassley, an Iowa Republican and chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. “But, like most Americans, I’m sick and tired of the blame game. It’s time for solutions.” Grassley’s comments were the first fireworks in what promised to be a grilling of some of the nation’s most important pharmaceutical executives about the exorbitant prices of America’s medications. Seven drug executives testified before the committee, the largest gathering in decades of pharmaceutical executives before a congressional panel. The rising costs of drugs have become a hot political issue, with President Donald Trump vowing to take action to bring down prices and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle making similar pledges.
These Senators Received The Biggest Checks From Pharma Companies Testifying Tuesday Executives from seven of the country’s biggest pharmaceutical companies are expected to face tough questions from members of the Senate Finance Committee Tuesday about drug prices, which have raised the ire of President Trump and the specter of Congressional restrictions. The pharma chiefs will also be facing a familiar crowd: Members of the Senate Finance Committee have received hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations from the same firms’ political action committees, and in some cases, the executives personally. According to a Forbes review of Federal Election Commission filings from 2009 through the end of 2018, PACs of AbbVie ABBV +0.27%, AstraZeneca ,Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY -0.97%, Johnson & Johnson JNJ -0.07%, Merck,Pfizer PFE -0.14% and Sanofi the seven companies set to appear before the Senate Finance Committee—have contributed some $1.6 million to the campaign committees of 27 out of 28 current members of the Finance Committee. (Forbes looked at donations made over the last decade to encompass at least one election cycle per senator.)
Special Guest – Tanner’s Dad Tim Welsh
Tim Welsh, is one of the most active and influential Parent Advocates for Autism. Avid Speaker, blogger, and Tweeter (@TannersDad). Tim works to build unity within the Autism community, Gain Insurance coverage reform, End Restraint & Seclusion, Advocate for services, prevent wandering and much more. Tim & his wife Cheri have one son Tanner http://Vaxism.com
Robert F Kennedy Jr Blocked From Giving Evidence At Congressional Hearings Robert F Kennedy jr has said that he is being prevented from giving evidence at two Congressional hearings on the grounds that they are full. It is ever more essential that everyone contacts their representatives to insist that all sides should be heard, particularly if their representatives are members of those committees. We re-publish the letter from last week giving details of the two hearings. Maintaining Medical Freedom: Urgent Action Required! Threats to end religious and philosophical vaccine exemptions have just been ratcheted up to an unprecedented federal level. If parents and caregivers are stripped of the ability to make healthcare decisions for their children, reinstating that ability may be nearly impossible. We need to take action now to prevent the government from dictating what is injected into our children. On Wednesday, FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb hinted in a CNN interview that if non-medical vaccine exemptions were not abolished at the state level, federal health agencies may intercede.
Amazon’s Jeff Bezos wants to put a TRILLION humans in space – and promises ‘1,000 Mozarts and Einsteins’ AMAZON chief Jeff Bezos dreams of creating a new space race of humans across our solar system – with a population of one trillion. The billionaire tech mogul revealed the lofty goal during a speech about Blue Origin, his groundbreaking space transport company. According to Bezos, who has a net worth of £103billion, increasing the population dramatically across space could give us countless creative geniuses. “The solar system can support a trillion humans, and then we’d have 1,000 Mozarts, and 1,000 Einsteins. Think how incredible and dynamic that civilization will be,” Bezos boasted during a speech at New York’s Yale Club, which was transcribed by Business Insider. But Bezos warned that “we don’t have forever”, and that Blue Origin is working on building a “low-cost, highly operable, reusable launch vehicle” to help fulfil his space-faring dreams. “I really want that dynamic life and civilization for our grandchildren’s grandchildren. But we’ve got to get started.”
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