his post was originally published on Dec 12, 2013. The Josiah Phillips story illustrates the Founding generation's sense of when lethal force was justified and when it wasn't. That's what the argument between Patrick Henry and Edmund Randolph is really all about….Continue
Mandeville, LA - In a post I wrote earlier this week we discussed the fact the not only were the Southern States correct in their assertion of the Constitution as a Compact but nearly the entire PLANET agreed with them-save for that violent, tyrannical mob in New England. My post made its way onto the pages of The Imaginative Conservative website. In the comments that resulted, it was asserted that I didn't know what I was talking about and that the VA Founding Fathers NEVER i….Continue
Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Transcript - Here's part two of our interview with Professor Kevin Gutzman. Mike and Kevin discuss everything from Bernanke and fiat currency to an Article V Constitutional Convention. Be sure and check it out! Click here for part 1 of our Interview with Kevin Gutzman. Begin Mike Church Show Transcript Mike: Let’s go back to the Dude Maker Hotline while we still have time. My friend, Professor Kevin Gutzman, author….Continue
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It was this class which gradually detached the attention of Romans from principles of men, and no sooner had it converted Caesar and Pompey into objects of adoration and hatred, than the worshippers of the true were ready to destroy the worshippers of the false deity; a war was declared between God and Baal; and a republican form of government terminated with the conflict. Among us, [Facebook]* is the forum for the artifices of this pernicious class of men, and its range beyond the powers of the human voice, is more rapidly affecting that, which corrupt Roman orators were unable to accomplish in less than four hundred years. Little of principle; much of party; adulation and invective, are the means which transform a genuine loyalty for liberty, into a spurious loyalty for men; and the degradation by which the human mind descends from a capacity for freedom, to a fitness for slavery. - John Taylor of Caroline County, from "The Spirit of '76" pamphlet
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