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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
Anthony Gregory has a piece that was posted in June of 2011 that is making the rounds again. The title is “Why the Left Fears Libertarianism.….Continue
Mandeville, LA - Name the week of the year on a calendar and there is a good chance that Mike Church has brought up a man who inspired our founding fathers, David Hume and his "The Idea of a Perfect Commonwealth", on his Sirius/XM radio show or Founders TV show. Hume was an inspirational figure during the founding era and is well known to have inspired James Madison's views on the Constitution. Hume understood the concept of "human scale theory" as it applies to the size of po….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 – What has party affiliation and partisanship gained us? It has gained us what James Madison would call factions. What are factions? They are anathema to self-government and republicanism. Now that we have factions, this is why it’s almost impossible to get anything done that you or I would think is positive, politically speaking. You’re not going to be able to win in this hyper-charged environment here. Check out today’s t….Continue
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – This story here in The Atlantic, Mike Lee, talking about how the GOP has got to part with spin and personality. Well, now, Lee is wise to say this because spin and personality are what? What is that? That’s sophistry. It means nothing. All it does is allow people to use the term “conservative” to personally and monetarily benefit from it. In other words, it’s nothing more than a marketing slogan. He’s right. Check o….Continue
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – The question that Michael raises in terms of with Rand Paul endorsing Mitch McConnell for reelection in Kentucky, we do have the conflict that arises and the question in terms of: Do we want politicians that we elect to work within the inside political gamesmanship of DC? Is that what Senator Paul is doing? Or is that viewed as a capitulation of their ideals because they are then becoming a part of the problem? Check out today’s….Continue
Mandeville, LA - Church Doctrine - How’s this for the tag line of the next edition of TV’s latest “reality show”, “[t]hey sent me to prison for life but I came back with a good looking wife”? It is no joke that the sheer amount of infamous celebrities this country produces would make identifying this quote’s author nearly impossible so let me add “ex-governor” and “ex-con” to the mix. Well, that gets us closer but Rob Blagojevich fans will be disappointed….Continue
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Let’s go to the Dude Maker Hotline. Our friend Dr. Professor Kevin Gutzman is on the line. We’re going to talk a little bit about this silliness that the president can actually act unilaterally because the 14th Amendment commands him to do so when it comes to paying the debt of the United States. 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 Video and Audio - National Journal columnist Ron Fournier thinks the ObamaCare "shutdown" spells the end of the GOP, the status quo of the DNC and the rise of "millennials" but if Noah Webster were still alive, I imagine the caterwaul of four letter words he might use to describe the "millennial." Time Magazine gave the "Me Me Me" generation a cover story last May and concluded, "They’re narcissistic. They’re lazy. They’re coddled. They’re ev….Continue
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – This is a complicated political question. Congress and the Lincoln administration did not reach a legal determination; they reached a political determination. There is a difference between the two. As a matter of fact, one of the subjects on tonight’s video presentation at MikeChurch.com will be Professor Brion McClanahan on this subject of the Constitution and secession. 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 – I don’t think that having aged members of the United States Senate is, by definition, a bad thing. That’s why the age requirement to be a senator makes you five years older than you have to be to be a member of the House of Representin’. The framers did consider: What’s the difference between the House of Representatives and the Senate? It was debated and said the Senate would be the wiser ver….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 – What Henry was talking about was there is nothing in your little document there, Mr. Madison, that says this new government has to report anything to us other than they’re going to keep a ledger. You can keep a ledger in your little House of your proceedings. The president can deliver a state of the union to the Congress. Outside of that, how do we know you’re going to tell us whether or not the NSA agency you created has 110 ….Continue
Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Video and Audio - During the Constitutional Convention a bunch of guys met in secret to establish a new form of government... which isn't why they were sent there in the first place. They were sent there to amend the Articles of Confederation, instead they came back with a Constitution with Washington's painting all over it. So why all the secrecy? Well, many of the states and their representatives didn't think it was a good idea, including one man b….Continue
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