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Mandeville, LA - This is the 3rd chapetr of John Taylor's work 'An Inquiry into the Principles and Policy of the Government of the United States" written chiefly as a response to John Adams' "Defence of the Constitutions of The United States". This chapter lays out Taylor's belief that no system of government that ever stray from [r]epublican forms can remain free of corruption. You can listen to Taylor's view of this work and why it was necessary in my audio "Docudromedy" -….Continue
Join us this Thursday night for an exclusive chat at MikeChurch.com. We'll be watching and discussing Mitt Romney's speech at the RNC Convention in Florida. And you can bet we'll be talking about plenty of other people who probably WON'T be there either... you know who I mean. ….Continue
A listener, Andrew Moore writes: Hello Mike, As I consider you my political guru and responsible for my unplugging from the matrix I seek further guidance from you. Which of the Jefferson's Reserve Bourbons would you recommend? In what manner would you suggest to properly imbibe your recommendation? Thank you for your sage advice. Prithee peace, Andrew Moore Response: Andrew, Jefferson's Reserve is one of the best bourbon whiskeys there is so you've made a good choice. Jeffers….Continue
Members Only Access The Founders Pass You are missing out on crucial commentary video, audio and exclusive downloads! See What You Are Missing Take The Tour! OR Join Now Franklin Approves! Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Audio and Video - I digress on the whole bringing "the Republican party back to its roots" initiative. As I will demonstrate in "What Lincoln Killed-Episode III" (I HAVE thought that far ahead) the "Radical Republicans" were no friends to liberty or anything….Continue
Mandeville, LA - I have met many men in my role of satellite radio pariah to the Republican establishment (and outright heretic to the Democrat coven) but few match the genius and literary gift that is Brad Birzer. From the first time I read his "American Cicero-The Life of Charles Carroll of Carrollton" I was hooked on Brad's writing. Over the last 3 years we have become friends and I have benefitted and learned much from that relationship. Brad is now emerging into new terr….Continue
Mandeville, LA - The Parrot Press Corps has outdone itself this time, ambushing an unsuspecting Mitt Romney for uttering the words "Anglo-Saxon" in a positive manner. Romney pledged to ease the icy tension between Great Britain and the U.S. *(he might just want to jot down UK specs for DVD's & CD's) after Obama's famous slight (a gift of DVD's that won't play on EU DVD players). The Telegraph UK, breathlessly reported the possible tinge of "racial insensitivity" containe….Continue
The title of tonight's talk is 'What Would The Young Founders Do With ObamaCare? ' It is a sign of our times that the terms 'Founding Fathers' have almost become synonymous with acts of virtue, prudence and the highest moral character and while that is mostly true, there were times when the men we call 'founding fathers ' tried the patience of their elders, acted immaturely and even did radical things you may think only show-offs or wild men might do, in other words those youn….Continue
Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789 FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 1776 The committee to whom was referred the letter from Eseck Hopkins, commodore of the continental fleet, dated Providence, May 22d, brought in their report, which, being taken into consideration, was agreed to; Whereupon, Resolved, That Mr. Charles Walker, of New Providence, ought to be paid the value of the sloopEndeavour, together with four tons of lignum vital, and one hundred cedar posts, taken by the said c….Continue
Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Transcript - In today's transcript, Mike reads excerpts from Thomas Jefferson's letter to John Cartwright from 1824 and provides his own exceptional commentary on it. In the letter Jefferson explains that the Bill of Rights was written specifically to limit the role of the general government. Jefferson even brags in the letter about how the STATE Constitutions guarantee freedom of the press and freedom of religion, so that the they can take care of t….Continue
Thomas Jefferson letter to John Cartwright. To Major John Cartwright Monticello, June 5, 1824 Dear and Venerable Sir, I am much indebted for your kind letter of February the 29th, and for your valuable volume on the English constitution. I have read this with pleasure and much approbation, and think it has deduced the constitution of the English nation from its rightful root, the Anglo-Saxon. It is really wonderful, that so many able and learned men should have failed in t….Continue
State of the Union Address Thomas Jefferson December 8, 1801 FELLOW CITIZENS OF THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES: It is a circumstance of sincere gratification to me that on meeting the great council of our nation I am able to an nounce to them on grounds of reasonable certainty that the wars and troubles which have for so many years afflicted our sister nations have at length come to an end, and that the communications of peace and commerce are once more open ing among….Continue
(Audio) Mandeville, LA - I have often told the story that while writing the Declaration of Independence Thomas Jefferson was inspired by founder George Mason. There is no clearer example of this than Jefferson's heavy use of Mason's phrase from the VA Declaration concerning the pursuit of happiness. this should clear it up and hopefully help the reader fully understand that had Jefferson been as verbose as Mason, the "all men are created equal" phrase from the Declaration woul….Continue
Mandeville, LA - It often comes to my attention that most folks think it entirely proper that the Federal Government should design, confiscate the property, then build and maintain millions of miles of Interstate roads and bridges. Many time people use the argument that "well the Constitution does give Congress authority to build post roads." Actually the Constitution gives Congress the authority to"establish" post roads NOT build them. No one exp….Continue
On today's show I introduced you to Thomson Mason, George Mason's brother. Thomson was heavily involved in the writing of Revolutionary War tracts asserting the rights of the Colonists living in their sovereign "states". Mason is the author of the letter I read on today's show which read in part. "It is objected that this measure strikes at the Navigation Acts, which we have long submitted to. The very objection evinces the folly of trusting the decision of this dispute to po….Continue
If you have ever heard the term "Straussians" you may have wondered "who was Strauss?" The next question should be then "how did Strauss come to influence so many if so few know about him?" Leo Strauss was a German emigre who escaped the war and landed as a professor at the University of Chicago. Strauss earned a cult following for his views on "equality" and the American "destiny" to enforce it on her citizens and then the rest of the world. Stra….Continue
Thomas Jefferson delivered his first state of the union address in writing. He did not call a session of Congress to deliver this in person. Fellow Citizens of the Senate and House of Representatives: 8 December, 1801 - It is a circumstance of sincere gratification to me that on meeting the great council of our nation I am able to announce to them on grounds of reasonable certainty that the wars and troubles which have for so many years afflicted ….Continue
Begin Mike Church Show Transcript Mike: What is the difference between the men that were in public life at the turn of the 18th Century – from 1760 to 1800 or 1810, say – what is the difference between those men and the citizenry at large, for that matter, and between us? And the big difference, I think, and I’ll get your take on this, is that that generation grew up with a fear, a palpable fear of government. Dr. Kevin Gutzman: Right.….Continue
On Wednesday, 13 July, 2011 I read parts of this letter on-air to help flesh out the comparison between the Revolutionary War period 1765-1781 and today's debt ceiling, debt limit, Federal Overlord induced tyranny. You can clearly see the frustration Washington felt in trying to get British ministers to see things his and other colonists way. At the time, Washington and company enjoyed the protection of the British Army & Navy, enjoyed being f….Continue
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