"When that idea [democracy] is introduced, you have coming into the political structure of a society this whole notion of representation, that government is a compact between the people and the government as established through their representatives. The great irony of representation is that over time it swallows up everything and destroys true liberty. If anybody doubts that, let me ask a simple question: How has taxation with representation worked out for us?"
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – I just found it really fortuitous that I stumbled upon this letter while watching the Snowden clip about the nobility of the federal government and that’s what it was that drew Edward Snowden to it, then tying the whole immigration part of this letter to our current pickle over said immigration, being able to then see that back in 1794, 1795, 1796, just years after the Constitution went into effect, members of the House of Representin’ and one of the most famous of all founding fathers found it necessary to guard against the admission of people that would not contribute to the good order and happiness of life under our new Constitution with newfound freedoms and liberties gained in the revolution. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Transcript - We start off the New Year taking you back to the 25th of June. That is, the 25th of June in the year of our Lord 1788. It was on this date that in Richmond, Virginia in a place called 'The New Academy Of Sciences',which is now just a solitary bronze plaque tacked onto the wall of the hospital at Virginia Commonwealth University. The plaque proudly states that in this location the debate to ratify the Constitution was held. And this debate was the most thorough discussion of the Constitution, the most thorough exploration of the Constitution and finally it was the most reliable guide to the Constitution. This particular Virginia ratification debate there was actual debate, not to be confused with two minutes here and two minutes there - in fact, Patrick Henry once debated the ratification of the Constitution for a whole day. The reason why this is important is because without Virginia's ratification we wouldn't get New York to ratify - and without the two most populous and productive States then the rest of the Union would be screwed. If you don't already have your history on lock, then give Mike a listen to find out Virginia's outcome!
Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Transcript - Bloody civil wars are entered into by political choice. That is not a legal question; that is a political question. I don’t think, and I reject all of you that are so ginned up and believe a bloody civil war is right around the corner. My God, think about it when you say that. Why would you even wish that on the people? Check out today's transcript for the rest...