23 January 2013
Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Video and Audio - Leo Linbeck III has an article at The Imaginitive Conservative comparing two 19th Century Frenchmen's vision of America, Rousseau and Tocqueville, to our current political situation. It seems that America has been divided in two for a very long time, Tories and Whigs, North and South, Republicans and Democrats... always two differing views on how the country should move forward. So the fact that we're divided right now is nothing new, the Constitution almost wasn't ratified because of the Nationalists (and wouldn't have been if there had been telegraphs). For more on Mike's take on Leo Linbeck's article on Rousseau and Tocqueville, check out the rest of today's Founders TV, and be sure and sign up for a Founder's Pass if you haven't already!
01 November 2012
Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Transcript - Here's a quote from Mike's interview with Leo Linbeck III on the party system in American politics, for the rest of the interview, please check out today's transcript, "The system is set up where the incumbent has all the advantages: the financial advantages, the name ID, the party apparatus, which are huge benefits in the primaries. We can level that playing field through money, through grassroots organizing. Essentially, we can give voters a choice. Right now they don’t have a choice. The decision is made in the primary, but 62 percent of incumbents last cycle had no opponent in the primary. Even if you figure this out and you went in and you said I’m going to vote in the primary, you go in and there’s only one person to vote for."
16 October 2012
Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Audio and Transcript - Leo Linbeck at The Imaginative Conservative has an article called "Why Congress Doesn't Work: Undermining Self-government" where he says that the problems with our government are SO complex and SO huge that we basically choose to ignore them and focus on something else (the Presidential Election). One man can't solve everything that's wrong with our government, but that's all the American sheople and media are focused on, because the real problems are just TOO BIG to comprehend. Check out today's audio and transcript for more...