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This Day in Founding Fathers History - Where we bring you important dates in the lives and history of the Founding Generation. One notable birthday on this day in 1711, that of David Hume, Scottish philosopher, historian, economist and essayist.….Continue
Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Transcript - If you want to read an 18th century breakdown, from a strategic point of view, what republicanism is and how it should work, it’s on the website. It’s written by a guy named David Hume. Hume wrote about this, he called the essay “Idea of a Perfect Commonwealth.” He wrote about this in 1774, I believe. In “Idea of a Perfect Commonwealth,” he lays out how you divide political power and how you try to see to it, knowing that….Continue
Mandeville, LA - Name the week of the year on a calendar and there is a good chance that Mike Church has brought up a man who inspired our founding fathers, David Hume and his "The Idea of a Perfect Commonwealth", on his Sirius/XM radio show or Founders TV show. Hume was an inspirational figure during the founding era and is well known to have inspired James Madison's views on the Constitution. Hume understood the concept of "human scale theory" as it applies to the size of po….Continue
Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Audio & Transcript - On today's show Dan McCarthy, of the Imaginative Conservative, discusses gay marriage, philosophy, and conservatism. Here's a clip of what he had to say: "I think understanding reality and understanding what it is we’ve lost, as we’ve made this transition from Christendom to modernity, is the first step. Once you understand that, you can think that we are in a very different environment n….Continue
Mandeville, LA - Mike Church Show Exclusive Transcript - People give the government power. Only the people are sovereign. This is what you’ll learn. Only the people can grant power. In the grant of power, if there is no mechanism to take it back, then you’re not sovereign. This is something that I’m just learning from going back and reading source documents written by Jefferson, Taylor of Caroline and other luminaries, David Hume a….Continue
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Virginia, the two Carolinas and Georgia, may be said to defray three fourths of the annual expense of supporting the federal government; and of this great sum annually furnished by them, nothing, or next to nothing, is returned to them in the shape of government expenditure. - Senator Thomas Hart Benton