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03 September 2015
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...
17 June 2015
Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Audio and Transcript - On today's show, Chuck Thompson, author of "Better Off Without 'em" joined Mike for a friendly discussion about secession. Chuck believes that the North and South have gone their separate ways for over 200 years not only in politics, but also in culture, so why not have an amicable split? There are, of course, a few details that Mike and Chuck disagree on (like Texas going to the North?) but the overall idea is basically the same, that the more local the government, the better for everyone involved. For more with Chuck, check out today's transcript and a clip from his interview...
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21 November 2013
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – If there’s one thing I think we’re going to be very excited about the prospects of in the very near future for ourselves, for the rest of our lives, and hopefully for our children, it is that decentralization, republicanism, and civic spirit is returning. It wasn’t on the backburner. I think it was pretty much on life support. It has been revived. It has not been revived in the persona of a political party. It has been revived in the persona of citizens and the citizenry and in civic activity and in civic mindedness. This is important because republicanism requires your participation. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
02 May 2013
Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Video and Audio - We can associate with anyone we want to in pretty much any walk of life. You can interact with anyone of any religion, race, political stance, taste in food, etc. But what about our states? What if one of our states wants to UN-associate itself with the "Perpetual Union" that Lincoln created? "OH NO YOU CAN'T DO THAT!" They will say. But why? If we have the right to do it individually, as people, why can't the states do it? Are the states not created FROM the people? For more be sure and check out today's Founders TV with Mark Kreslins and sign up for a Founders Pass if you don't already have one.
23 April 2013
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – I have told you on about a billion and a half occasions, all you can really do is control yourself and what is in your community, or attempt to control what’s in your community, and more specifically in your own local sphere. That means your family, close family, immediate friends and relatives. You can’t possibly hope to effect and cause worldwide change because you desire it and because you think that Jefferson and Henry and Madison and company, that that’s what they did and all they had to do is snap their fingers. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
19 February 2013
Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Video and Audio - Many of the liberals out there will tell you that Nullification is illegal, in fact Lincoln himself supposedly outlawed it, but that's not possible. Nullification and interposition are the rights and the duty of the states when the Federal (National) Government gets out of hand. Just watch and listen to today's Founders TV to learn more from Mike as he discusses Donald Livingston's testimony on the subject, and be sure and pick up his book "Rethinking the American Union" in the Founders Tradin' Post!
12 February 2013
Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Video and Audio - What if the Confederacy had been left on it's own? What direction would it have taken? There's too many possible outcomes to count here... and they aren't all sunshine and roses. One possibility is the GRADUAL elimination of slavery in the south because many European countries wouldn't trade with them until they got rid of it, and would've given way to mechanized farming anyways. But there would've been a very different "course of Human Events" as Jefferson said. The western states would've allied with Texas instead of the Northeastern States and so on and so forth. For more on Rethinking the American Union be sure and check out today's Founders TV and pick up Prof. Donald Livingston's Book.
07 January 2013
Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Audio and Video - Be sure and check out our exclusive interview with Professor Donald Livingston on the first Founders Television of 2013! He and Mike discuss the rise of interest in Secession since the re-election of President Obama and the history of Secession in the United States. Check out the full interview in today's Founders TV, if you need a Founders Pass, be sure and sign up for one here...
23 December 2012
Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Video and Audio - Be sure and check out our exclusive interview with Professor Donald Livingston on today's Founders Television as he and Mike discuss the economic impact of Secession and reforming into smaller Unions. Check out the full interview in today's Founders TV, if you need a Founders Pass, be sure and sign up for one here...
11 December 2012
05 November 2012
Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Transcript - Jeffrey Kuhner, “Obama and the future of our republic.” I’m going to say this again, we do not have a republic. I don’t care how many battle hymns you play to it. I do not care how many times you recite the Pledge of Allegiance with the word republic in it. That does not make it so. We are just so historically ignorant. We just repeat republic and don’t even bother to look it up. Look it up. I’ll tell you where you can find a pretty good definition of it. Donald Livingston’s book Rethinking the American Union has a pretty good definition of republic. Even if we expanded it for the modern era, we would say the largest a republic could be would be about six million people. That would mean the State of Delaware is a republic. The State of Louisiana could be one of the largest republics on Earth.
30 October 2012
Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Transcript - There are eight million souls that call New York City proper home. Do you really need or want for any government beyond what eight million people put together could administer, could vote for, supervise, circumscribe? In Donald Livingston’s great book, which I’ve convinced a few of you to purchase, it’s called Rethinking the American Union. The fact that there are eight million souls in New York City, maybe even nine million if you throw in all the boroughs around there, you mean to tell me there’s not enough brainpower there, not enough initiative, not enough genius there to figure out a way to govern yourselves and make your own emergency preparedness? You have to outsource that to people that live and people that work inside Washington, DC. Check out the rest in today's transcript...
20 September 2012
Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Audio and Transcript - We sit here and think that we can save this union as it is and we can fix this. I keep asking the question: for what purpose? Why do you want to fix it? Can you tell me why? If you can’t get to the why, and I don’t believe that many people can, then can you get to the why of why you want to divide it or why you think it might be prudent to divide it? We’re out of scale, folks. It’s totally out of scale. Do you know what’s managing this circumstance right now and becoming more and more apparent? It’s a four letter word, not a curse word, although it should be: fear. Fear is managing this. You fear. Check out the rest in today's audio and transcript...
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