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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 1754, Benjamin Franklin’s “Join, or Die” was published in the Pennsylvania Gazette. ….Continue
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – What do we need tanks for? I know what we need them for, but what do we need more for? So it’s a jobs program. The military thus, and the reason why the defense budget is defended so vociferously by Republicans is not for national defense; it is for corporate defense. It is to make sure that the leviathan continues to shower favored corporations that lobby for the money tens if not hundreds of billions of dollars per year. Tha….Continue
This Day in Founding Founders History - Where we bring you important dates in the lives and history of the Founding Generation. On this day in 1818, the Rush-Bagot Treaty or “Rush-Bagot Disarmament” was ratified by Congress. ….Continue
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – So the sequestration is now affecting our military entertainment and we cannot allow this to continue or happen. We all need to dig a little deeper, open our wallets up, call our member of Congress and tell them: I thought I could survive sequestration, but I cannot abide another military air show or Navy Week cancellation. Sign me up. Whatever tax you gotta pass, I’m in. Check out today’s audio and transcript for the rest…….Continue
This Day in Founding Founders History - Where we bring you important dates in the lives and history of the Founding Generation. On this day in 1794, Congress authorized the creation of a navy by passing “An Act to provide a Naval Armament.”….Continue
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – I do not like this term “national security.” It is too ubiquitous. The 18th and 19th century version of that would be “common defense.” It would be very specific and it would be a very limited power to be used very cautiously and judiciously. The operative word is defense, not offense, not humanitarian. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…….Continue
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – When the U.S. Constitution was being debated in Philadelphia, the question of the militia and who would control it came up. It was pretty much universally agreed that the only time Congress would control the militia is if they actually had to call them into service and make them part of a continental army, make them part of the forces of The United States, not of A United State. See the difference? Th….Continue
Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Transcript - We create these situations with our meddling overseas under which we need this purported protection of this massive military-industrial might, the largest of its kind in the history of the known universe. After having done that and after the enemy reacts predictably as you would expect them to react, then the prophecy becomes self-fulfilling and now we have to have all this stuff for national security. Now basically the American popula….Continue
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Was Secession A Constitutional Right? 1868 Book Concluded It Was. "It was in 1833, for the frst time in the history of the country, that it was solemnly asserted and argued, that the Constitution of the 'United States was not a compact between the States. This new doctrine simultaneously put forth, by Mr. Justice Story in his "Commentaries on the Constitution of the 'United States," and by Mr. Daniel Webster in "the greatest intellectual effort of his life," that is, in his great speech in the Senate of the I6th of February, 1833. In order to show that the Constitution is not a compact between the States, the position is assumed, that it is not a compact at all. If it be a compact, say they, then the States had a right to secede. But it is not a compact; and hence secession is treason and rebellion. The great fundamental questions, then, on which the whole controversy hinges are, first, Is the Constitution a compact? and, secondly, Is it a compact between the States?" - Albert Bledsoe, Was Secession A Constitutional Right (1868)