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Topic: H.L. Mencken

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Monday, June 1st, 2015

Destroying Christian Charities

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Chesterton Crushes H. L. Mencken Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – "Chesterton had written that these emerging “non-profit charities” that were beginning to be formed in his day, that they weren’t really charities, that they were destroying the Christian meaning of the term charity.  It’s part of the trinity of faith: faith, hope, charity.  People that were performing “service” – that’s what they were calling it – wer….Continue


Monday, January 6th, 2014

Debt Makes The NSA & War Possible, The Fed Makes Debt, See The Problem?

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"There are a couple of ways you can think about the national legislature’s debt. One of the ways I suggest you think about it is that this is future pain. That’s what it is, future pain, future misery, and future tyranny. If there is an actual effort to pay the debt or to honor the commitments that make up part of the $222 trillion debt, that would then require a confiscation of private wealth and private property that today seems incomprehensible."….Continue

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Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Revisionist History, Lincoln, And The Gettysburg Address

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Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – By the bye, Richard Gamble, a friend and colleague of Dr. Brad Birzer’s at Hillsdale had a piece posted last week at The American Conservative Magazine entitled “Gettysburg Gospel.” I did not know this. Did you know that some of the quotes that Lincoln tossed into the American scripture were actually taken from a journal? Check out today’s transcript for the rest…….Continue

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Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Majority Of Americans Welcome Big Brother In The Name Of "Security"

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Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – So a Soviet-style form of government, form of life is right around the corner? Some people would say: That’s the price you gotta pay. Wow. Do schools in the United States even teach the term “civil liberties” anymore? Does it mean anything to anyone outside of the very energetic and motivated among us when it comes to these sorts of things? Check out today’s transcript for the rest…….Continue


Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Tim Tebow And The Hazards Of Celebrity Endorsement

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Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – With freedom of speech comes responsibility of speech as well, obedience to the unenforceable. It’s far better to censor yourself and remove any controversy that can arise than it is to have someone remove it for you via economic pressure. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…….Continue

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

For The John Roberts Haters, HL Mencken on "Provocative Mirth"

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For those still troubled and aching over Chief Justice-Supreme Mystic Ruler -John Roberts' majority opinion in ObamaCare, recall, that some of us predicted the outcome AND told you that putting your constitution's fate in the judiciousness of Federal Judges would lead to tears and tyranny. Consider this little gem from HL Mencken. "It is, perhaps, a fact provocative of sour mirth that the Bill of Rights was designed trustfully to prohibit forever two of the favorite crimes of ….Continue

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