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 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 en….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 and ot….Continue
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 - 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
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It was this class which gradually detached the attention of Romans from principles of men, and no sooner had it converted Caesar and Pompey into objects of adoration and hatred, than the worshippers of the true were ready to destroy the worshippers of the false deity; a war was declared between God and Baal; and a republican form of government terminated with the conflict. Among us, [Facebook]* is the forum for the artifices of this pernicious class of men, and its range beyond the powers of the human voice, is more rapidly affecting that, which corrupt Roman orators were unable to accomplish in less than four hundred years. Little of principle; much of party; adulation and invective, are the means which transform a genuine loyalty for liberty, into a spurious loyalty for men; and the degradation by which the human mind descends from a capacity for freedom, to a fitness for slavery. - John Taylor of Caroline County, from "The Spirit of '76" pamphlet
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