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25 November 2013

Clyde Wilson’s Forlorn Hopes

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Professor Clyde Wilson, one of the brightest and most brilliant historian minds around today, has this blog post at Chronicles Magazine. I always enjoy Dr. Wilson’s little rants here. I thought I would share this one with you today because it’s appropriate, under the title “Forlorn Hopes.” Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
25 November 2013

What Will It Take For You People To See That Federalism And The Constitution Are Dead And Buried?

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…
22 November 2013

Temporary Abuses Of The System Become Permanent Abuses, AKA Entitlements

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – People love to call radio shows and make Twitter and Facebook posts all about Saul Alinsky, who’s dead, and whose Rules for Radicals can inspire us to be Obama-like and understand what the Obamabots are doing. I think what the Obamabot zombies are doing is a lot more related to, as I discussed earlier, the transfer of wealth than you may be willing to admit. The reason why people are not willing to admit it or don’t want to admit it is because that means they have to bail on much of the visual and aural that has been created that says this is all a pinko-commie, Eastern bloc, socialist plot that we’re in the middle of. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
21 November 2013

Yankee Caller Says No One Can Leave This Perpetual Union Of Indivisible States

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Here’s another great little historical inconvenience, Frank. Pennsylvania was also part of a perpetual union according to the Articles of Confederation. You have been living in this union in violation of your own theory, according to the act ratified in November of 1781 called the Articles of Confederation. How does that taste in your pipe? Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
21 November 2013

Revisionist History, Lincoln, And The Gettysburg Address

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – By the bye, Richard Gamble, a friend and colleague of Dr. Brad Birzer’s at Hillsdale had a piece posted last week at The American Conservative Magazine entitled “Gettysburg Gospel.” I did not know this. Did you know that some of the quotes that Lincoln tossed into the American scripture were actually taken from a journal? Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
19 November 2013

There’s A New King Of The Whopper Peddling His Obamacare Far And Wide

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – They know that if he were to say that he knew directly and went out and launched that site anyway, HealthCare.gov, and then lied and said he had no knowledge of this, of how bad it was, and that Ms. Sebelius didn’t have any knowledge of how bad it was, or whatever her latest excuse is -- he knows that that is a whopper of monumental proportion, and it’s not retrievable. He’s going to slick his way out of there. He’s gonna Bubba Clinton his way out of there. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
19 November 2013

Interview With Jeff Taylor On His Book “Politics On A Human Scale: The American Tradition Of Decentralism”

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – There’s a new book out called Politics on a Human Scale: The American Tradition of Decentralism. It’s published by Lexington Books. Dr. Jeff Taylor is the author. I read part of this essay to you last week and I’ve referred to it a couple other times last week. Dr. Taylor is on the Dude Maker Hotline, making his first visit here. Dr. Jeff Taylor, welcome to the program, sir. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
18 November 2013

Apathetic Sheeple, Ginned-Up Revolutionaries, HealthCare.gov… Welcome To America

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – I think you would have a revolution in thought before you’d have a revolution in government, meaning you would know and you will know when a clamoring mass of people are agitated enough and in sufficient numbers to either demand a change or to effect a change as a result of that demand. People keep asking the same question, don’t they? Isn’t that interesting? They all want to know when the next phase begins. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
15 November 2013

Interview With Kevin Gutzman On Obamacare

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Yesterday, I’m sure you have seen some or all of the president’s wielding of his scepter at his press conference yesterday, asserting he was granting all these insurers and the states this power to alter their plans and basically I guess to ignore what is actually in the Affordable Care Act. I asked you in an email exchange: Is there any precedent for this? Has any president done anything remotely like this? Your answer to that query is? Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
15 November 2013

WWFFD – What Would The Founding Fathers Do?

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – When people are confronted with what seems to be no-win situations, and when they are confronted with the absoluteness of certain defeat, this is when some are inspired or are motivated to maybe do things and consider things that they had not considered before. Right now may be such a time. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
14 November 2013

The Founding Fathers Weren’t Gods, And Neither Are Modern Politicians

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – I wish it were a news flash, but it’s not a news flash that the welfare state has replaced the charity state and the little laboratories of philanthropy and democracy that de Tocqueville saw when he came here back in the 1820s and 1830s and wrote a book about it called Democracy in America. I think the experiment was doomed to fail as soon as the first bow was breached. We can wax vainglorious all we want to about the magnanimity and the genius and brilliance of the founding fathers, but the fact of the matter remains that it’s their system that has become corrupted. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
14 November 2013

The Constitution Is Dead, But We Do Have Three Remedies For Decentralizing Leviathan

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – What I think I figured out is that the Obamacare act has so many of you so frustrated, politically frustrated, and since it has become nearly the singular cause célèbra of the “conservative movement,” and that there doesn’t seem to be a constitutional remedy to escape it. We’re not going to take it, but there are probably three constitutional remedies. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
12 November 2013

What Did The Founders Think Of Big Government? Let’s Ask John Taylor Of Caroline

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – The last caller to the program asked me what I thought the founders, why they opposed or why they afraid of big government. I said to him that to answer that question, you’d have to understand or explain exactly what big government would have meant to them. It did not mean to them what it means to us today, because we see this monstrosity and this excessive abuse of power that unfortunately has become commonplace, it seems, has been accepted by the rank-and-file citizenry out there, and is the great tragedy indeed of the early part of the 21st century, I think. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
12 November 2013

Conservative, Tea Party, And Republican Are Not Synonyms

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Here’s the headline from the magazine post: “Why the Tea Party Can’t Govern.” Here, let me give you the tease, “Something is seriously wrong with conservatism.” Let me stop right there. Damn skippy, yeah! Hello!? Conservatism is an advertising slogan. That’s what’s wrong with it. Anything that becomes an ism, you might say, is probably, going back to Frohnen’s post about “What is this Thing called Virtue?” is something that is not going to produce results that people think it’s going to produce. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
08 November 2013

Yes Virginia, There Is A Problem With State Elections… But The Focus Should Be On Your Community First

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Wouldn’t it then be a quid pro quo to say then that the people that live in the purple or blue counties are as entitled to their own share or their own self-government as the people that are in the red counties? If they are, then what is the argument to say we’re going to deny the people in the other counties the right to govern themselves? If the blue county, because it has a majority and can sway a statewide election, is going to assert we have the majority to do this, is there nothing to be done or nothing to be said for the geographic majority? Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
04 November 2013

Northern Colorado Secession Hangs In The Balance

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – There will be other legislators from Colorado that will say: It’s not really our choice now. If they want to leave, who are we to tell them they have to stay? This is what progressives and libs do all the time. They tell you you have to do things you don’t want to do. Why would then the progressive legislature of the State of Colorado do something that’s not progressive? In other words, for what reason would they let the revenue source that is northern Colorado go? Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
31 October 2013

Rep. John Lewis Compares Obamacare Opponents And Nullification Proponents To The Civil Rights Era Of The ’50s

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…
28 October 2013

Egalitarians Can Keep Dreaming, There’s No Utopian Heaven On Earth

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – The dystopia is counterbalanced, as I said, with the utopia. This is where guys like Steve or people that think like that miss their mark and, I think, at some level pose a risk to the rest of us. I hate to interject religion into this. Well, no, I don’t hate to. It’s my job to, my duty to. To use a very popular adage, there is no Heaven on Earth. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
24 October 2013

You Can’t Have Dual Sovereignty

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – As a matter of fact, what I’m about to say is going to be rejected by most of you. I’m going to get more hate mail on this, or more questions about [mocking] “You can’t possibly mean that! That’s not true!” Yes, it is, it most certainly is. How many of you know what dual sovereignty is? Raise your hand out there if you know what dual sovereignty is. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
24 October 2013

If The Sovereign People of North Colorado Want to Secede, Who Can Stop Them?

Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Video and Audio - One of the rights of being sovereign is determining your own form of government. If the people of North Colorado want to secede, then they have every right to, unless there is a law EXPRESSLY forbidding it in their Constitution (which is very doubtful). If a law doesn't exist forbidding secession, then that right is left to the people, since there is no "King of Colorado" to stop them. And if the people of North Colorado have the sovereign right to leave Colorado what does that mean for the rest of the state (and for the rest of us)? That they also have the right to leave the Federal Union as well. 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!
23 October 2013

So Conservative Hysteria Is Good But Liberal Hysteria Is Bad?

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – I think part of the conservative exercise ought to be contemplation. Think about this. We derided and stood steadfastly against, mocked and impugned, and called every name in the book that we could to those “liberals” who promoted the hysterical idea that I talked about yesterday on the show and talked about three years ago on the show, that we had to have this thing called Obamacare. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
21 October 2013

The Progressive Train Is Steaming Down The Tracks

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – The reason is because it is far easier and a lot more comforting in the short-term to abuse the privilege of governing, especially when you can abuse it with the promise that a future person to be governed is going to pay for it. It’s nothing more than a wealth transfer scheme unlike any the world has ever seen. It is despicable. It is criminal. It is morally repulsive. Yet, an entire population of this continent is unable to see the crime that is happening in broad daylight, is being rejoiced about, and is being celebrated today. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
16 October 2013

The Great Louisiana EBT Heist

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – What happened in that Wal-Mart in Louisiana on Saturday? This is being dubbed now as the “Louisiana heist” in the towns of Mansfield and Springhill. I don’t live near either one of the two. What happened? The EBT card system apparently, run by the Xerox Corporation, went caput for a little while while the servers were being updated or whatever it was that Xerox was doing on Saturday. Many people were being denied or their cards were not being honored because the system couldn’t be accessed. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
16 October 2013

Yankee Northerner Timothy Pickering Supported Secession Of The North

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Pickering sees as a solution that the Northern way of life, in order to be preserved, must separate from the Southern. How inconvenient is that statement!? The Northern way of life is in jeopardy by the Democrats of the aristocratic South, as he called them. This, of course, after what should be celebrated and enjoyed by every American as the greatest revolution in the history of revolutions, the American Revolution. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
11 October 2013

Kevin Gutzman On 14th Amendment, Government Shutdown And More

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Let’s go to the Dude Maker Hotline. Our friend Dr. Professor Kevin Gutzman is on the line. We’re going to talk a little bit about this silliness that the president can actually act unilaterally because the 14th Amendment commands him to do so when it comes to paying the debt of the United States. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
10 October 2013

Who’s Really To Blame For The Government Shutdown?

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – The Democrat Party -- again, I hate to do this in the partisan sense because I despise partisan politics. I don’t want to be a part of them, don’t want to have to talk about them, but in this instance we’re going to have to here because there is politics involved. The Democrat Party has been gaming this from the beginning, knowing that October 2013 was coming, knowing that the implementation of the Affordable Care Act was coming, knowing there was going to be this battle and girding the loins. They’ve been setting this up all along. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
10 October 2013

Where Are The Statesmen? Where Is The 2013 George Washington?

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Let’s carry the exercise out. Let’s step into the King Dude’s way forward machine. Let’s peek into the future. Let’s say the Boehner Congress caves, as they more than likely will, and they give up on the debt ceiling, give up on the spending, give up on the Affordable Care Act. Then you have resorted to, majorities of people in the several states have relied on the political process that their forefathers left to them to oppose and to correct abuses. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
09 October 2013

What Did You Think Decreasing The Size And Scope Of Government Would Look Like?

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Again, I fail to see why anyone that participates in, advocates for, and has been dreaming about shrinking the federal leviathan, why you are not taking the chance or the opportunity to hit the ramparts, to dig yourself in, and to encourage those that have a vote or say-so in this to hold the line. Folks, this is the battle we’ve all been waiting for, isn’t it? What did you think it would look like? Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
09 October 2013

It’s Not About The Party, It’s About Article I, Section 8 Of The Constitution

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – If you’re a new listener, I just want to catch you up on this. I am not being partisan here. I don’t care for, as a matter of fact I despise, partisan politics. If I could do anything with the rest of my life, if I had a choice, it would be to not talk about partisan politics forever. Let’s just get that out of the way here. If the Democrat Party were doing the same thing that the Republican Party is doing right now, in other words, I would be in their corner. I would be yelling and screaming and jumping up and down and setting my hair on fire and saying they are correct, that they are morally and constitutionally in the correct position. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
08 October 2013

Congress Behaving Constitutionally, Seriously!?

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – In this one rare instance here, we all remain republicans but we can maybe claim that we’re Republicans now. A shocker of all shockers that Speaker John Boehner has not folded the tent, which I must say I am cheerfully impressed by. I don’t hold out any hope that he’s actually going to hold the line, but he certainly is not giving into the demands, the illicit and I think ridiculous demands of, number one, the president, who doesn’t have any say-so in it. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
07 October 2013

Dr. Stephen Klugewicz And The Real History Quiz

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – I am happy to tell you today that if you go to today’s Pile of Prep, you will find from FranklinsOpus.org the Real History Quiz #2. I’ve already taken the quiz. You can actually see on the results page the leader board, which you’ll have an opportunity to put your name and email at the end. The author of the quiz is my friend Stephen Klugewicz. Yours truly got 100 percent. We’ve got Dr. Klugewicz on the phone. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
04 October 2013

It’s True, The Miracle 14th Amendment Was Never Legally Ratified

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – I’m well aware of what that pocket constitution says. I’m well aware of the ahistorical argument and the ahistorical facts, meaning they’re not historical, that says it was ratified. How can an entity that is said to not be a part of the federal union and must ratify said document you have in your hand, how can it ratify and be counted as a ratifying state when the Congress and president say it’s not a state. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
04 October 2013

It’s Up To Congress Whether The U.S. Defaults

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Can I just be one of the few sane voices out here? The country is not going to default. It can’t default. It is not going to not make its interest payments. Besides, many of the interest payments are due to what entity? All this money, all the debt you’re hearing about that has to be repaid and whatnot, all of this is not going to China. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
04 October 2013

Divide And Conquer – A Simple Yet Effective Way Of Destroying America

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – We are all being played here, folks. This is why this partisanship is going to lead to heartache, and has led to heartache. Do you know what else it does? It keeps the faithful faithful. It keeps those little old ladies sending those $25 checks to the Heritage Foundation. It keeps those little old ladies going to all those club meetings. It keeps all those people out there firing those emails off. It keeps the people in the trenches. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
02 October 2013

Nearly A Half-Million Employees Left At Department Of Defense, And That’s With Half Furloughed

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – If you weren’t opposed to the standing army from the standpoint that the framers of the Constitution and the generations that came after them had been very wary of and with very good reason of having standing armies lying around for obvious reasons, perhaps the latest statistics from the shutdown will warm you to the idea of at least considering this. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
02 October 2013

Pro-Lifers Forced To Pay For Abortions Under Obamacare

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – I brought up at the end of last hour what should be the final nail in the death of our formerly great union, should be if we actually had people of moral conscience, and enough people willing to put their moral conscience on the line, draw a line in the sand and say “Here and no further.” Here’s the headline: “Obama administration: Lawmakers, staff can get abortion coverage.” Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
01 October 2013

Obama’s Veto Will Be For Partisan Rather Than Constitutional Reasons

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Yes, we’re going to go down the road of constitutional fantasy land for just a moment. This could be another exercise in civics. Why should the President of the United States, why should that veto pen of his have such grave or awesome power? To answer that query is to answer the purpose of why we have a written constitution to begin with. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
The EBT Song // Mike Church Show Band - Anthology
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