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It was with great interest I saw some of the postings of George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation yesterday and about President Madison’s proclamation….Continue
Mandeville, LA - We will all hear a lot about Washington's Thanksgiving proclamation of 1789 and how this holiday has its roots in the Christian tradition. While this is true and not the point of this post it's still worth noting. Let me get to the point. Late in his retirement James Madison began to develop his theory over he and Jefferson's "wall of separation", best expressed in "Memorial and Remonstrance on Religious Liberty". Madison's 1785 tract (1), written to oppose ….Continue
Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Video and Audio - George Washington issued proclamations that led to Thanksgiving and the National Day of Prayer, the latter of which did not sit well with Jimmy Madison. After the Convention, Madison developed a "hands off" view of the National Government as it relates to religion. In the early days, there was no separation of religion and government. Many of Congress's meetings began and ended with prayer. During Monroe's presidency, Madison didn't….Continue
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – I wish it were a news flash, but it’s not a news flash that the welfare state has replaced the charity state and the little laboratories of philanthropy and democracy that de Tocqueville saw when he came here back in the 1820s and 1830s and wrote a book about it called Democracy in America. I think the experiment was doomed to fail as soon as the first bow was breached. We can wax vainglorious all we want to about the magnanimity….Continue
Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Video and Audio - Let's not forget that almost every President since the greatest one (George Washington in case you were wondering) has had speech writers. These people are often influenced by other sources throughout history, sometimes they are quoted, cited in footnotes, sometimes they are not. It's always better to cite your sources, especially now days, when the media is ready to pounce on anyone (especially someone on the right) that they belie….Continue
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Simpson makes the other brilliant point, which is very rarely discussed. Let’s just say that what you think is going to happen actually happens. What happens after that? Who gets to run the show? You people think there’s actually another George Washington out there? Our revolution was very unique. Our revolution was one of the very rare instances in the history of all humanity, 8,000 years of recorded history, ours was one o….Continue
Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Video and Audio - The American Statesman series brings us many of George Washington's writings which were converted from his hand written notes to type by Henry Cabot Lodge, which he did all by hand (no copying and pasting from Wikipedia). Cabot Lodge also edited several other books on famous (and some not so famous) Americans, and what made these books unique is that they were written for the lay person of the day, unlike many of today's modern book….Continue
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – There were letters that Henry was writing to Washington warning Washington. I’ll put this in terms that modern people can understand: Hey, dude, we were supposed to raise a bunch of militia dudes here and they were supposed to be all ginned up and excited about fighting the Brits and independence and all that sort of jazz. Yeah, it’s not happening here anymore. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…….Continue
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Let’s carry the exercise out. Let’s step into the King Dude’s way forward machine. Let’s peek into the future. Let’s say the Boehner Congress caves, as they more than likely will, and they give up on the debt ceiling, give up on the spending, give up on the Affordable Care Act. Then you have resorted to, majorities of people in the several states have relied on the political process that their forefathers left to them t….Continue
Mandeville, LA - "These Are The Times That Try Men's Souls" December 23, 1776 -- for those of you that are history majors and attend your history lessons every day by visiting this radio show or by visiting MikeChurch.com and all the stuff we link to in the posts, how many of you know what was going on on December 23, 1776? The Continental Army had been thrashed. It had been thrashed, ambushed by 20,000 to 25,000 British regulars and 10,000 Hessian mercenaries at Long Is….Continue
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Did you hear the rest of what Paine said? If the power to tax and the power to bind in all cases whatsoever, if that is not slavery, he didn’t know what was or is. Aren’t we operating under the exact same threat that this government, this State can bind us in all cases whatsoever and that we are not free to leave it, that we can’t leave it, and we’re not free to say no? Check out today’s transcript for the rest…….Continue
This Day in Founders History - Where we bring you important dates in the lives and history of the Founding Generation.….Continue
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Yes, we’re going to go down the road of constitutional fantasy land for just a moment. This could be another exercise in civics. Why should the President of the United States, why should that veto pen of his have such grave or awesome power? To answer that query is to answer the purpose of why we have a written constitution to begin with. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…….Continue
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Well, the Articles of Confederation was most certainly and positively just that. It was a compact. By definition and description it was a confederation, meaning it was a federation of states or political entities that decided, for some express purposes, they needed to confederate together in order to have a better life and existence here after the Revolutionary War. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…….Continue
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Think about this for just a moment. Madison is going to take Hamilton to task because Washington is not going to war, or is not going to act as an ally in a war. James Madison’s point is: Even when it comes to declaring neutrality, that’s still not a function of the executive, unless it’s a treaty to remain neutral. Then the executive can suggest it, but the Senate has to ratify it. Check out today’s transcript for the re….Continue
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – We know that George Washington had friends and close associates that owned slaves. I demand that the U.S. Treasury -- as a matter of fact, I want a giant crane with a five-ton wrecking ball on the end of it to smash that thing called the Washington Monument. That thing needs to come down. Washington had friends that were slave owners. He had relatives that were slave owners. Check out today’s tran….Continue
This Day in Founding Fathers History - Where we bring you important dates in the lives and history of the Founding Generation. One notable birthday on this day in 1727, that of Horatio Gates. Gates was born in England and moved to America at 22, fought during the French and Indian War, and then returned to England. He didn’t return to the U.S. until 1772, at which point he purchased a plantation in Virginia. At the outset of the Revolutionary War, Gates became a brigadier ge….Continue
This Day in Founding Fathers History - Where we bring you important dates in the lives and history of the Founding Generation. On this day in 1850, Nathan K. Hall took office as the 17th Postmaster General, under President Millard Fillmore.….Continue
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