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...
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...
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…
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.
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…
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!