Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – What’s a cult? Back in the day, a couple thousand years ago, humans organized into cults. Almost all cults had their basis in religion. It doesn’t matter what religion it was, whether it was Buddhism or mysticism or Judaism or Islam before the advent of the prophet Mohammed. I guess there were Hellenic religions, worshiping or believing in Greek gods and then Roman gods and what have you. It didn’t matter because the cult organized itself around the religion. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – I’ve talked on this show in the past about a term that a colleague had coined: radical autonomy. It’s pretty much the same thing. Most people today are radically autonomous. There is no higher authority other than your own conscience. The only higher authority we have is the blind, relentless, silly, and I think misguided pursuit of total equality. You’ll never achieve it. It does not happen in nature. I don’t think it happens anywhere. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – When James Madison was writing Federalist Paper No. 62, I think, something like that, when he was writing that particular Federalist Paper and he was pining away from a check on the excesses of the state legislatures -- he wanted a veto on the acts of the states -- the reason he gave was that you had to have some kind of a board of revision that could look at laws that were injurious to liberty and could repeal them. If law became too complex and if there were too many laws that were passed, then nobody could possibly obey them because they could not possibly know what they all are. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
A member of Congress is not going to be able to, just to give a recent example, stop the property tax rates from going up in the State of Texas as Susan Combs, the Texas State Comptroller, wants her fellow Texans to know. Apparently you’ve been concentrating so much on the federal legislature that you forgot there are sales taxes and property taxes in Texas.