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Mandeville, LA - Mike Church wishes to provide this text copy of the U.S. Constitution with clickable hot links to each section. We will be adding much more interactivity to this page as it is developed. ART I ART II ART III ART IV ART V ART VI ART VII AMENDMENTS We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, an….Continue
Since this comes up so often on the Mike Church Show on Sirius/XM I thought I'd go ahead and add this to the site's archives. Notice that the Great Emancipator does not care which method of dealing with the issue of slavery is used to "save the union". It should also come as an intellectual sledgehammer to the head that regardless of his "intentions" Lincoln did NOT save "The Union" because when his reign of fire was concluded federalism was on it….Continue
Virginia Resolution of 1798 RESOLVED, That the General Assembly of Virginia, doth unequivocably express a firm resolution to maintain and defend the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution of this State, against every aggression either foreign or domestic, and that they will support the government of the United States in all measures warranted by the former. That this assembly most solemnly declares a warm attachment to the Union o….Continue
From Mike Church - This is the debate held in committee of the whole on the qualifications for holding office in the new federal government. The Framers took great care to discuss the influence that foreigners could weild if they were not careful. I originally came to this debate because it helps flesh out the reasons why the Framers included the enumerated power “To establish a uniform rule for naturalization” which upon review of this mater….Continue
Adams wrote this letter to Declaration of Independence signer William Hooper of North Carolina. He also transcribed this out by hand to William Penn and R.H. Lee of Virginia. Lee would circulate the contents and ideas among his peers in Virginia. These ideas helped form the foundation for Virginia’s first Constitution which was written and signed into law in June of 1776- weeks before the rest of the colonies would join the Virginians in declari….Continue
The number one question I am asked about my movies is "where did you get all that information from"? Well, when the subject is the U.S. Constitution there is one very reliable and unimpeachable source: The Documentary History of The Ratification of the U.S. Constitution, edited by Joseph Kaminski... The volumes that I have presonally read are IX and X because they cover the Virginia ratification debates. There are 23 volumes in all and they would make a fantastic edition to an….Continue
The most frequent question I get from listeners about the Constitution is "Why don't you believe that the second amendment applies to the states you gun grabber!?" This then brings up the most misunderstood use of the Constitution: to "incorporate" the first ten amendments to the states (using the "due process clause of the 14th amendment). We need look no further than the complete Bill of Rights itself, in the form it was presented to the states ….Continue
Ronald Reagan LOVED the Constitution and in fact, issued Constitution Day Proclamations on every Sept. 17th that he was in Office! Were it only so today. I can find no mention of Constitution Day anywhere on the Whitehouse website and have heard nothing from President Bush. Most people will give some sort of "really. today is the Constitution's Birthday!? Yeah, whatever" or ".... hmmm, that's cool" response when learning of today's historical mean….Continue
Begin Mike Church Show Transcript Mike: As a studier of the republic, this is how you can arrive at a – let’s just call it a lazy man’s way to what is constitutional and what is not. Take whatever case you think that you’re upset with that a judge has decided instead of a legislature and apply the rule. With what you know about the American Revolution and the Declaration of Independence, and with what you know about the founding fathe….Continue
In my reserach for the sequel to the Fame of Our Fathers - "The Spirit of '76" I have read lots of stuff about the Constitution and the Ratification debates. M.E. Bradford's Book of essays contained in "Original Intentions" are some of the best- modern day defenses - of states rights and the fact that the Constitution was specifically designed to LIMIT the power of the government. If you want to have a better understanding of this and thus the Constitution, read this book. O….Continue
Just in time for Inauguration - The "Obama-Calvin" bumper sticker is here! I thought long and hard about this sticker folks. I wanted to make it outrageous, relevant and CONSERVATIVE. This is what I came up with. Everyone who has seen the sticker has wanted one so we are offering big discounts for BIG orders. In the "worst economy since Herbert Hoover" you need every break you can get while keeping the pressure on the smarmy Obamaphants who will undoubtedly creep up next to ….Continue
On this day 221 years ago, the Founding Fathers gave this country the world's most important legal document of the modern era, and steered a young fragile nation on a path that would lead it to rise to the world's preeminent superpower. Today, we stopped to reflect on what a magnificent gift the Constitution has been, and the King Dude Official Constitutional Scholar Dr. Kevin Gutzman lends his expertise to the Red, White, and Dude Nation. Today….Continue
Mandeville, LA - I talked at great length last week about Congress and the Senate NOT having the Constitutional Authority to regulate CO2. To support that argument and ground it firmly in Constitutional Scholarship I present to you, Founding Fathers President James Madison's Veto of Henry Clay's "Bonus Bill" of 1815. Madison Clearly states that an enumerated power is just that and that it would have been senseless to define Enumerated Powers if they were mere suggestions of Co….Continue
Kevin from Florida starts off the call with a little flattery, and by the time the conversation has run its course, the admiration was fully reciprocated. His knowledge and understanding of the Constitution is refreshing. Addressing the CNN poll that showed 88% of people in an internet poll were in favor of abolishing the electoral college. The founding fathers feared the tendency of a pure democracy to be reduced to mob rule, and instituted t….Continue
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