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Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Memo to Rand Paul: Hayek Warned That Acceptance of Authorized Evil Was Still Evil

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The Hayek loving, Libertarian, [r]epublican populace erupts in shock and anger at Senator Rand Paul's comments to Fox Business News (video posted at end of this article) on the use of drones against American citizens.….Continue

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Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Libertarians Respond To Mike's Rant On Anarchists

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On today's Mike Church Show the question arose as to whether the "Tea Party" was using the term "conservative" to sell memberships, products, convention attendance or promote a lifestyle? Mike told producer "AG" that the answer was the former, "AG" then asked if "Libertarians" were thus the new "conservatives".….Continue

Monday, January 14th, 2013

White House Cites Lincoln on Secession But Lincoln's Abolitionist Buddies WERE Secessionists

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Mandeville, LA - By Mike Church - When the White House responded to Michael E.'s "Peaceful Secession from Union" petition they quoted Lincoln as the historian of record for the view that "there is no right to walk away" [from the Union]. That's a historically ignorant statement seeing as how abolitionist Yankee Senators and citizens alike who ultimately would call Southerners "traitors", agitated for and promoted "secession as a duty" as late as 1861.….Continue

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Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

Blast From the Past: Ron Paul Interviewed by Mike Church in New Orleans, LA

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On 17 June 2011 at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference, Rep. Ron Paul sat down with Mike Church to answer some questions about the debt, the ongoing wars, and the Federal Reserve just to name a few. Remember folks, this is right when the GOP race was getting started and this is Mike interviewing Dr. Paul, so not every other question is about Romney or a social issue and there's not "gotcha" moments, just straight talk. Check out this great interview from almost a y….Continue

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Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Mike Church's Speech to the Houston ReFounding Fathers Society

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Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Audio - On Saturday 10 November, Mike delivered a speech to the ReFounding Fathers Society in Houston, TX on "Restoring Virtues and Gentleman-like Behavior". Here is the speech in full for you to enjoy and share with your friends. And be sure and check out http://refoundingfathersociety.com/ for more info on upcoming meetings and events.….Continue

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

David Stockman Speech-The End of Sound Money and the Triumph of Crony Capitalism

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The End of Sound Money and the Triumph of Crony Capitalism Monday, March 14, 2011 by David Stockman Mandeville, LA - The text of this speech is excerpted from The 2011 Henry Hazlitt Memorial Lecture, given on March 12 at the Austrian Scholar's Conference in Auburn, AL -The original text and audio versions are here The triumph of crony capitalism occurred on October 3rd, 2008. The event was the enactment of TARP — the single greatest economic-policy abomination since the 193….Continue

Monday, August 20th, 2012

When Freidrich Met Russell - The Famous "Conservative" vs "Liberal" Essay by Hayek

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Mandeville, LA - In response to many requests by readers for a posting of Freidrich Hayek's "response" to Russell Kirk's "Chirping Sectaries" essay, here is the Hayek post in its entirety. I will post more of a narrative and response after reading this work in its entirety. Why I Am Not a Conservative By Nobel laureate F. A. Hayek In The Constitution of Liberty (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1960) "At all times sincere friends of freedom have been rare, and its tri….Continue

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

EPIC: Paleocons vs Libertarians in Russell Kirk's "Chirping Sectaries"

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Mandeville, LA - Since the subject of Tradition vs Reason come sup nearly every day on the Mike Church Show, I thought it would be helpful to lay out what the differences are - or were - between Libertarians & their practice of Reason and Paleocon/Tradcons and their defense and study of Tradition. M.E. Bradfor's opus magnus "A Better Guide Than Reason" takes the side of Tradition as does this essay by Russell Kirk "Chirping Sectaries". It is undeniable that the sinking of ….Continue

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

For The John Roberts Haters, HL Mencken on "Provocative Mirth"

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For those still troubled and aching over Chief Justice-Supreme Mystic Ruler -John Roberts' majority opinion in ObamaCare, recall, that some of us predicted the outcome AND told you that putting your constitution's fate in the judiciousness of Federal Judges would lead to tears and tyranny. Consider this little gem from HL Mencken. "It is, perhaps, a fact provocative of sour mirth that the Bill of Rights was designed trustfully to prohibit forever two of the favorite crimes of ….Continue

Friday, July 6th, 2012

When Your Daughter Brings Home Salvador Dali

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Mandeville, LA - My precious, innocent baby girl Reagan (she is 15) quoted Salvador Dahli to me today and then showed me an image form one of his works. Far from being "cool" I told her, Dahli was a pervert and a disgusting human being. I recalled I once read a piece of an essay prepared by george Orwell on Dahli-posted in the early 90's @Brad Birzer's Hillsdale College (in Imprimis). I have located the compleat essay, shared it with my daughter a….Continue

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Sunday, June 24th, 2012

The Meeting-Citizens of BeerBeeria Meet To Plan a New General Government

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REPORT OF JUNE 24, 2012 From the Citizens of BeerBeeria-assembled in General Council in the township of Abita Springs, LA - The second session (after intermission) was VERY productive. We formed the skeleton for the plan of government of BeerBeeria. A bi-cameral legislature, with a lower house elected to 2 year terms and representing no more than 10,000 citizens. We granted the legislative lower house, 7 enumerated powers thus far and made the gold & silver coin/currency p….Continue

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Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

The Louisiana GOP Convention Tragedy: DeceptiCONS Deliver the Rigged Results

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Mandeville, LA - David Simpson was elected a delegate to the LA GOP Convention at the GOP Caucus of 28 April, 2012. Mr. Simpson is a co-founder of the ReFounding Fathers Society and also a contributor to the Mike Church Show on Sirius/XM and the Post Show Show. Below is Mr. Simpson's account of the events that transpired Saturday, in Shreveport, LA at the LA GOP state convention. By David Simpson - That politics has devolved from reason and principles to base emotions and powe….Continue

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Prof. Clyde Wilson Defends & Defines "A Little Rebellion"

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Mandeville, LA - I have with great energy read and re-read Prof. Clyde Wilson's essays available online. Essays that move the real freedom loving journeyman to action in words and deeds. In this excerpt from the Nov., 2011 issue of Chronicles Magazine  (a great mag to subscribe to!) Prof. Wilson lays out the best case for what the American Revolution produced I have ever read. One cannot help but feel compelled to run or gallop to the local, burst the doors open and yell "th….Continue

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Lord Acton was a Secession & Southern Supporter

Bologna November 4, 1866 Sir, The very kind letter which Mrs. Lee wrote to my wife last winter encouraged me to hope that you will forgive my presuming to address you, and that you will not resent as an intrusion a letter from an earnest and passionate lover of the cause whose glory and whose strength you were. I have been requested to furnish private counsel in American affairs for the guidance of the editors of a weekly Review which is to begin at the New Year, and which wil….Continue

Friday, November 19th, 2010

Brave Horatius at the bridge

I am often asked the question: Mike, if you're so sure there is no hope for the Constitution and the Union why don't YOU just give up!?" And the answer is "just because the fight seems unwinnable that doesn't mean that it is worth fighting. That's where the "Brave Horatius at the bridge" poem comes in because Horatius faces the same situation and the same question, yet he soldiers on. Share this poem with your children, friends and family, it may ….Continue

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Learn Austrian Economics at iTunes

I discovered Austrian Economics through my reading of Freidrich von Hayek. At the time I read Hayek (twice!) there wasn't an "Austrian" I could recite by name, now thanks to the Von Mises institute and mises.org I can recite a lot of names and also a lot of Austrian theory. Free markets are the greatest methods of exchange in civil societies and have brought more prosperity to the world in just a few centuries than all the divine rights of kings a….Continue

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Jefferson's Declaration for Taking Arms

Listen to this excerpt of Jefferson's Declaration being read and discussed on the Mike Church Show, 16 March, 2010 Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking up Arms In Congress, 6 July 1775 This declaration was read in part and discussed on the Mike Church Show, 16 March, 2010 in response from Congress' threat to "deem" the Health Care Choices Act of 2009 as "The law of the land". A declaration by the representatives of the united colonies….Continue

Friday, January 8th, 2010

James Buchanan's "Public Choice Theory"

I briefly alluded to professor Buchanan's "Public Choice Theory" on Thursday, 7 January 2010. As I have been saying for overe a year now it is absolute folly to believe in "reform" or "reform candidates" when it comes to Mordor on the Potomac. Our Constitution is dead and Congress is an ad hoc government making its own rules up as it consumes the population. Here's an excerpt from Buchanan's "Public Choice Theory". "There is a familiar criticism o….Continue

Monday, August 10th, 2009

Real Liberty is Protection

The notion of liberty is what this country was built on – but what does the phrase “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” actually mean?  It means freedom is something given to you, but something you have to earn as well – by participating in society. Mike explains that it all stems from our beginnings to break from England.  He adds, “According to the Constitution, you have rights, but only when you participate in the society. Y….Continue

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

Liberty Is Alive in Arizona

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