Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Video and Audio - Back in the time that Ben Franklin started publishing there weren't newspapers as we think of them, there were periodicals, but you couldn't really rely on them for news. So Franklin's idea was to publish these newspapers every day, since there's news every day! And one way to support this venture was to take on ads (probably one of the first persons to ever do this). When Franklin began taking ads he began receiving nasty letters about why he turned down some ads, so in typical Franklin fashion, he replied back in his own paper in essay form. He said that basically he can't win, he's published articles in his paper that he's disagreed with and articles that have lost him money. You just can't please all of the people all of the time.
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Let’s go all the way back to 1787 and let’s figure out why there was a Senate to start with. To answer that question is to shed some light on the way things are supposed to work in the American constitutional system, which, by the time I’m finished with this, it’s not the way I’m going to tell you they work because they don’t work like that any longer. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Quite possibly for the first time in the history of the United States, there is an edict that has been issued by our almighty federal overlords who are camped out on the banks of the Potomac River in what I like to refer to as Mordor on the Potomac River. For the first time, they may have actually achieved what it was that they set out to do, which was to assume some manner of control over the personal lives of all 310 million citizens. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Well, the Articles of Confederation was most certainly and positively just that. It was a compact. By definition and description it was a confederation, meaning it was a federation of states or political entities that decided, for some express purposes, they needed to confederate together in order to have a better life and existence here after the Revolutionary War. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – They act as though the State of Colorado owns the citizens of northern Colorado, and that the citizens of northern Colorado are not sovereign political entities in and of their own right should they choose to be. Folks, this is the law of nations. This is what 18th and 19th century republicanism is all about. It is all about gathering together and forming, through geographical boundaries, sovereign entities to practice self-government, republicanism. That’s why we call it republicanism. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Brad is a professor at Hillsdale College. He is the author of the book about Charles Carroll of Carrolton, American Cicero, a great book about a forgotten founding father. He is also the editor of The Imaginative Conservative website, which we had Winston Elliott on yesterday and talked about. Brad is part of what I like to call the conservative revival. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Milbank rebuffs Bachmann and makes fun of her because she mistakenly identified John Quincy Adams as a founding father. I tweeted this to Milbank and I’ll just reiterate this to the audience. John Quincy Adams WAS a founding father. He may not have been a father at the time of the founding, but he was most certainly a member of that august body of young men who would turn men who were in on the founding. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…