Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – There is something to be said in terms of your mannerisms, attitude, charisma. It’s something that I think Senator Paul does an amazing job with. I wish Cruz would take some cues from that. Just being so ardently supported by the 15, 20 percent of the people that like you doesn’t win you a presidential election in 2016. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – I’m rearing daughters; many of you are rearing sons. The Earl of Chesterfield’s Letters to his Son, who he refers to as “boy,” read some of the Earl of Chesterfield -- you can find it at MikeChurch.com. The Earl tries to teach his son, who is a bastard, by the bye -- another word we need to bring back -- he tries to teach the son, through letters, how he ought to behave and how he ought to conduct his affairs as a young gentleman. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – This is important stuff because this is the kind of instruction that young men are not getting today, and if they are getting it, they’re not getting it in high enough quantities or not getting it in a repetitive manner. They’re learning all kinds of things about recycling. They’re learning all kinds of things about homosexuality. They’re learning all kinds of things about animal rights and global warming and all this stuff, but they’re not learning how to be young men. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
Mandeville, LA -For the last 100 years or so, men have ceded their masculine powers both physical and mental to women who are, truth be told, are biologically inferior in both conditions when it comes to raising and grooming the next generation of Gentleman/Statesman. Please note that the preceding does not preclude a strong and necessary female role in young men's lives, quite the contrary, it merely reassigns the roles as they were traditionally practiced. A key component of this process are the scholarly works and mannerisms that engender the disciplined ethic a Gentleman must acquire and then cultivate his entire life. Fortunately for us we have several written resources that promote and describe this process. One of these is the "Letters to my Son" series written by the Earl of Chesterfield to his son. We will add as many of Chesterfield's letters as quickly as we can and provide cataloguing and easy access as we go in the hopes that you, Dear Reader, will share them with your sons. - Mike Church
Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Transcript - This is a review of a book written by a guy named Roger Scruton. I’m only going to read a paragraph or so of this because I thought it was insightful given the current discussion about the state of conservatism and whether or not the Grand Old Party is worthy of your time, attention and money any longer. Check out today's transcript for the rest...
Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Audio and Transcript - The Earl of Chesterfield was not being extraordinary; he was being very ordinary and he keeps counseling his son that to be extraordinary, you have to fit in with and be loved by the ordinary. Are you getting that point of it? Over and over he tells him: Don’t go into a room and be the big standout, flashy dresser that will only make people jealous of you and make some people dislike you. There’s one letter where he tells him: Son, even if you know the answer to something and you know that they are stating it incorrectly, do not lord it over them. Be cordial and friendly in your observation that you had read it differently. In other words, he tells him to always let the other guy save face. Check out the rest in today's transcript...
Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Transcript - This is an Inigo Montoya moment. It does not mean what you think it does. What you mean to say is free enterprise, that’s what you mean to say. You do not mean to say capitalism. As Thomas Fleming points out at Chronicles Magazine, there is a reason for that. This story is posted in its entirety in today’s Pile of Prep. Here’s what Fleming writes about the use of the term capitalism. As we continue our education together, ladies and gentlemen, let’s read the Earl of Chesterfield, learn a little Latin, read some classic works together, read founders source documents, and let’s get our terminology straight.
Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Transcript - I think this is probably the valid question these days: What would a healthy conservatism look for? We’ve been fighting from a defensive posture for over 50 years now. You’ve got to get on the offense here, which is why nullification, interposition, secession, hold-out and the kind of people that are going to practice republicanism who would do nullification and interposition, or would consider rethinking the union, are going to need that virtuous, traditional conservative base. When I say base, I don’t mean base of people, I mean base of thinking, living, acting, a Christian gentleman. Check out the rest in today's transcript...