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03 September 2015

Donald Livingston Interview: The Supremacy Clause For Dummies

Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Transcript - I think what he just explained to you -- this is just another point of view in a long string of explanations, Professor Livingston -- is that you’ve been taught to understand the constitutional order as specifically and totally defined by the federal judiciary when we know from the admonitions of the framers of the Constitution that the government cannot possibly be the sole arbiter of the extent of its own powers. Check out today's transcript for the rest...
30 July 2015

Since When Have State Constitutions Stopped the SCOTUS?

Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Video and Audio - Do listeners of this show really believe that the 50 state Constitutions are really going to stop the Supreme Court of the United States from over-ruling them? The DNA case in Maryland should have ended in Maryland, instead it went all the way to the Supreme Court, where they ruled against the Maryland court. The Supreme Court should never have even heard this case, but no, the SCOTUS will over rule the state courts and the state Constitutions and not even think twice about it. For more on this be sure and check out today's Founders TV and sign up for a Founders Pass if you haven't already!
30 July 2015

“The Power to Tax Involves the Power to Destroy”

Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Video and Audio - McCulloch vs Maryland was a landmark decision by the Supreme Court of the United States in that it put the power to tax in the hands of the Federal Government instead of the states so when Chief Justice John Marshall said "The Power to Tax is the Power to Destroy" he was actually talking about the STATES! McCulloch vs Maryland happened at a time when the states were seen as the enemy, when they were the ones who were taxing people and the Federal Government was seen as the hero riding in on it's white horse to save everyone. It also happened at a time when there were men who were acting to STOP the states, and the Federal Government, from becoming tyrannical, men like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison. Now the power has swung 180 degrees, as the power to tax lies, unfortunately, with the Federal Government. For more on this be sure and check out today's Founders TV and sign up for a Founders Pass if you don't already have one!
30 July 2015

You Know the First and Second Amendments… What About the Third?

Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Video and Audio - Everyone knows the First Amendment, it's taught to our youths in grade school. Everyone NOW knows the Second Amendment... whether or not they agree with it is another story. But do you know the THIRD Amendment? And the ones that follow it? Most people don't. Although we don't have scientific evidence to back this claim up, we observe many people discussing the First and Second Amendment, and very few discussing the rest. In case you were wondering, the Third Amendment deals with the quartering of troops. How many people in modern day America do you think would be OK with quartering troops? Well, if Boston is any example, it may be more than you think. For more on this, be sure and check out today's Founders TV and sign up for a Founders Pass if you haven't already!
15 July 2015

Happy Birthday to Timothy Pickering: Supporter of NORTHERN Secession

Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Video and Audio - Today is the birthday of one Timothy Pickering. Now, not too many people are familiar with Pickering but more people should be. Why? Because he was one of the first people to be in favor of states seceding from the Union. Oh, but not just ANY states... the NORTHERN STATES! One of the main reasons that people like Pickering (and other Northerners) wanted the North to secede was because the South was in complete control of the Federal Government up until about 1860... just imagine how American History would have turned out if the North would have been successful in seceding! So enjoy today's history lesson about Timothy Pickering and secession in today's Founders TV! And be sure and sign up for a Founders Pass to listen to the entire show!
25 June 2015

The War of Northern Aggression Goes Ever On

Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Video and Audio - There are those in the North who want to continue fighting Lincoln's War of Aggression until every Southern, Confederate is obliterated from history. From re-naming Military installations that were named after Confederate Generals because they were part of the "slaveocracy". Well, Jefferson, Washington, and many others were also members of the so-called "slaveocracy". And let's not forget the outrage that Yankees have over Robert E Lee! Many people in the North seem to think that the Confederacy was completely comprised of evil, racist, war-mongering, genocidal maniacs and that it had to be "put down" like it was some sort of rabid dog. These people that think like this are just despicable. For more on this be sure and check out today's Founders TV and sign up for a Founders Pass if you haven't already!
25 June 2015

Patrick Henry Did Much More Than Say “Give Me Liberty, Or Give Me Death”

Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Video and Audio - You're certainly familiar with the phrase "Give me liberty, or give me death" and you probably know that it was spoken by Patrick Henry. But what else do you know about the man? Well on today's Founders TV, on Patrick Henry's birthday, Mike gives us a brief history of the life of Patrick Henry. So be sure and watch and listen to today's special episode and you may learn a little, or a lot, about one of the most important, but least known, Founding Fathers. Be sure and sign up for a Founders Pass to watch and listen to the entire episode!
23 June 2015

Fair DUI – Interview with Warren Redlich On What (Not) To Do If You Get Pulled Over

Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Video and Audio - On today's Founders TV we were joined by special guest Warren Redlich, author of "Fair DUI: Stay Safe and Sane In A World Gone MADD". Warren is a DUI trial lawyer who has seen the DUI laws go from making sense to a stacked deck against the innocent under the name "criminal justice." One of the main reasons he wrote the book is to help people how to hand being pulled over, not just a DUI stop, but anytime they are pulled over by the police. And of course, so many of the laws have been influenced by heavy handed groups like MADD that you need to read a book like this to know what to do when you have a drink and you do get pulled over, because what few Individual Liberties you still have left you should know about. For more about Warren and the book, be sure and check out today's Founders TV and sign up for a Founders Pass if you haven't already.
23 June 2015

Henry Knew Best: The Size and Growth of Government Would Make Transparency Impossible

Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Video and Audio - During the Constitutional Convention a bunch of guys met in secret to establish a new form of government... which isn't why they were sent there in the first place. They were sent there to amend the Articles of Confederation, instead they came back with a Constitution with Washington's painting all over it. So why all the secrecy? Well, many of the states and their representatives didn't think it was a good idea, including one man by the name of Patrick Henry. And one reason he was against the Constitution was specifically because of all the secrecy. He was afraid the Federal Government would continue to meet in secret because it would continue to grow and the people meeting in secret would basically pay off the citizens to keep them in office. Oh, how right he was. For more on this be sure and check out today's Founders TV and sign up for a Founders Pass for more...
19 June 2015

Gutzman on Vattel: What Is A Natural Born Citizen?

Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Video and Audio - Kevin Gutzman joins us on today's Founders TV and discusses Emerich de Vattel's influence on natural born citizenship. The problem with Vattel is that most of his influence on this issue has been taken from an English translation post-Constitutional Convention that says that both parents must be citizens of the original country. But if you read the original French, it's just not clear. Kevin explains this in greater detail as it pertains to current politicians such as Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and of course, President Obama. So check out today's preview of Founders TV with Kevin Gutzman and sign up for a Founders Pass if you haven't already!
11 June 2015

Ghosts of Founders Past Reveal Our Future: John Taylor on Congress

Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Video and Audio - Let's not pretend that everyone in the House of Representin' is fighting against the debt ceiling being raised for all the right reasons. Oh, there are certainly a few, but for the most part, it's not because they are DEFENDERS OF THE CONSTITUTION, they are doing for their own selfish reasons. But it's always been like that... well, maybe not the FIRST Congress, but very soon after that, and John Taylor of Caroline witnessed it happening. Why does it matter? Because in his book, Tyranny Unmasked, John Taylor saw our future, he witnessed what we were going to become now. If only we had listened to John Taylor, we may not be in the situation we are in now. For more on this be sure and check out today's Founders TV and sign up for a Founders Pass if you haven't already!
11 June 2015

What is Conservatism? According to Russell Kirk It’s A Set of Principles, Not Party Politics.

Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Video and Audio - Conservatism isn't about political parties or even politics in general. Simply put, it's about conserving the good things in one's life. Conserving your family, relationships with friends, culture, history, community, nature, etc. You wouldn't try to conserve the bad or evil things in your life would you? Russell Kirk gives us ten principles that we should follow as conservatives, and not too surprisingly if you listen to this show, none of them directly involve politics. They can certainly be applied to the way you think about politics, and they should, but they aren't a set a laws you must follow to be a member of the GOP. For more on this, be sure and check out today's Founders TV and sign up for a Founders Pass if you haven't already!
09 June 2015

Defenders of the Constitution… Is There Anybody Out There?

Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Video and Audio - How many TRUE statesmen have their been recently? True defenders of the Constitution. Ted Cruz? Nah. Ron Paul is about the only one that we can actually think of. And it doesn't matter if these guys are Republican or Democrat. Why anyone would want to jump on board with any member of the current political class is beyond comprehension. Almost everyone is there to toe the party line, be it Republican or Democrat, and this is exactly what the Founders warned us about. They warned us about Party politics and the "political class", so it's up to us to keep an eye on the governing body, we are the ones who need to keep THEM in check. For more on this be sure and check out today's Founders TV and sign up for a Founders Pass if you haven't already!
19 May 2015

The Patriot & Freedom Acts

“Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required toIntercept and Obstruct Terrorism” Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript –“Here’s what PATRIOT stands for: Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required toIntercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001.  I have a question... Read More
The EBT Song // Mike Church Show Band - Anthology
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