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 political bodies and in this essay explains why that scale matters and how a [r]epublican system of government can remain in scale while insuring the liberty, safety and happiness of the people.
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 - 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 others at the time. So if you people in Massachusetts or in whatever state, if you don’t like what it is that your legislature is doing or how it is consecrated, if you don’t have the power to take it back, then you’ve already lost your freedoms and you’re not sovereign anymore and then you’re in really big trouble.
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – [r]epublicanism is a way of life, folks. It’s not a fad; it’s not a trend. Your forefathers practiced it, but alas, it seems just a bridge too far for the average hoi polloi American sheeple citizen these days. We defer to Mordor on almost everything it seems. As a matter of fact, we defer to it with such regularity, I often wonder why some people protest so mightily about it. What’s the big deal? Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – All authority is derived from the people. The only way Nanny Bloomberg can do the things he’s doing is if the people have entrusted him with a measure of their own sovereignty. This is a very good chance to teach the children out there a thing or two about republicanism and how things are supposed to work. Check out today’s audio and transcript for the rest…
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 men are evil, knowing that designing men are always going to be designing men, knowing that designing men always want to accrue power to themselves, knowing that consolidating government always leads to tyranny, always leads to corruption, always leads to abuse. Hume set out to try to fix the problem. Check out the rest in today's transcript...