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23 June 2015

Government Should Lead By Morality, Not By Force

Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Video and Audio - Religion should not be directly associated with politics or any political party as Rick Santorum seems to think. However, religion should be a part of politicians, and everyone else's, lives as it informs our decisions and helps us do the right thing. One person who had it right was Dr. Martin Luther King on the Mike Douglas Show discussing the Vietnam War. He believed that the Vietnam War was unjust and so costly that no one should be fighting in it and we were on the losing end of it. And that our loyalty to our country should not be measured by our ability to kill but by our ability to lead. For more on this be sure and check out the video below with Dr. King and check out today's Founders TV and sign up for a Founders Pass for more!
29 May 2014

Who Made FLOTUS Michelle Obama Food Czar?

The fact that the federal government of the United States has allowed an individual with a ceremonial, titular position, namely FLOTUS, First Lady of the United States, a position which does not exist, is not constitutionally ordained, and cannot be constitutionally ordained because what is it? It’s a title of nobility. Oh, but we have one, don’t we, brother? Yes, we do. We’ve had them since Eleanor Roosevelt. Hell, we’ve had them since Mary Todd Lincoln. We have now elevated them to the status of queen.
25 November 2013

Clyde Wilson’s Forlorn Hopes

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Professor Clyde Wilson, one of the brightest and most brilliant historian minds around today, has this blog post at Chronicles Magazine. I always enjoy Dr. Wilson’s little rants here. I thought I would share this one with you today because it’s appropriate, under the title “Forlorn Hopes.” Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
14 November 2013

The Founding Fathers Weren’t Gods, And Neither Are Modern Politicians

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – I wish it were a news flash, but it’s not a news flash that the welfare state has replaced the charity state and the little laboratories of philanthropy and democracy that de Tocqueville saw when he came here back in the 1820s and 1830s and wrote a book about it called Democracy in America. I think the experiment was doomed to fail as soon as the first bow was breached. We can wax vainglorious all we want to about the magnanimity and the genius and brilliance of the founding fathers, but the fact of the matter remains that it’s their system that has become corrupted. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
13 November 2013

For The Umpteenth Time, You Cannot “Fix” The Federal Leviathan, You Cannot “Fix” Politics, You Must Secede

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – As far as your third party, I don’t have the answer to your political question, because I don’t think that politics is going to solve or is capable of solving any of this. If it were, then I would think since the Roman polis was created, or if you want to go back to the Athenian republics of ancient Greece, I would think over the ensuing almost 3,000 years, man would have figured this out, don’t you think? I would say that politics is not something that solves anything. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
08 November 2013

The Grand Leviathan Chess Game Stars U.S. Citizens As Pawns

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – I guess the point I’m trying to make by relaying to you what Fineman is writing here is that we are all but numbers in the grand elite game of chess that’s being played, with the grand prize being $3.8 trillion of other people’s money that these clowns in Washington, DC get to spend every year. It’s all neatly broken down for us now. We can subdivide results and then subdivide results, instead of just relying on the aged and the old and the institutional and the traditional of we know this is good and that is bad. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
05 November 2013

Senator Mike Lee, Talking True Conservative Sense And Reason

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 out today’s transcript for the rest…
31 October 2013

Mark Kreslins: The Wrong People Are Going Into Politics

Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Video and Audio - The thing about politics is that it draws (mostly) greedy, egotistical people... who are very good at their job. And most of them consider "their job" to be charismatic enough to get re-elected, and re-elected, and re-elected. Unfortunately, most of these people couldn't properly manage a 7-11. Solutions to these problems are also not going to come from within the Federal Government, it will come from the States, that's where we can actually influence real change. For more on this be sure and check out today's Founders TV with Mark Kreslins and sign up for a Founders Pass if you haven't already!
29 October 2013

Conservatism Should Come First And Has Nothing To Do With Politics

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Conservatism is an intellectual exercise. It is an exercise in thinking, in bringing the magnificent past, the history that we have to draw from, which is unbelievable, the history we have to draw from, the events, the great writers, the philosophies. This is part of the equation. It’s not just the founders. There were people before founders. The founders are part of it, sure, but they’re not all of it. It’s bringing the beauty and knowledge and the good traditions and institutions of history into the present to deal with our current issues and problems, but not always dealing with them using government and politics. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
28 October 2013

Egalitarians Can Keep Dreaming, There’s No Utopian Heaven On Earth

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – The dystopia is counterbalanced, as I said, with the utopia. This is where guys like Steve or people that think like that miss their mark and, I think, at some level pose a risk to the rest of us. I hate to interject religion into this. Well, no, I don’t hate to. It’s my job to, my duty to. To use a very popular adage, there is no Heaven on Earth. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
24 October 2013

Enough Already With The “USA! USA!” Jingoism, Let’s Try A Little Localism

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – What we need is an alteration in manner of thinking. Manner of thinking today is jingoistic “USA! USA!” as opposed to localistic. I don’t want to say republican or individualistic because individualism is also part of what’s rotten at the core of society today. Daniel Larison has this intriguing post at The American Conservative Magazine last night, “Rejecting Jingoism and Groupthink.” Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
24 October 2013

Senator Rand Paul – Shrewd Politician And Statesman

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 transcript for the rest…
24 October 2013

If You Want Demagoguery And GOP Party Lines, You Won’t Get It With Mike Church

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – One of the notes I got yesterday was just hysterical. I want to spend the first segment of the program here, the first couple moments, discussing not Senator Cruz but what it is that we’re doing here on a daily basis and how it applies to you. The perception out there -- I don’t seem to be able to control this. I don’t want to control it. I don’t seem to be able to alter the course of the following discussion. Because the course cannot be altered, I have to deal with the course that has been laid out. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
23 October 2013

Community Is Necessary To Be Conservative And [r]epublican

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – That’s another thing that is encouraging out there. There are a lot of younger people, younger than I, which doesn’t take very much anymore. I’m going to be using wheelchair ramps soon, I feel like. Many younger people are involved in and directly hands-on involved in trying to save their country. This is what is encouraging. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
22 October 2013

Ted Cruz Could Learn From Rand Paul How To Be A Statesman And A Gentleman

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – There is something to be said in terms of your mannerisms, attitude, charisma. It’s something that I think Senator Paul does an amazing job with. I wish Cruz would take some cues from that. Just being so ardently supported by the 15, 20 percent of the people that like you doesn’t win you a presidential election in 2016. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
18 October 2013

Conservatism – The Most Misused Word In Politics

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – I have a very intriguing thought to add to this discussion about intellect and about what conservatives ought to do. As a nonconformist member of the worst generation, I think the major problem we have today is we’re not smart enough to have studied, or we’re not studious to know what words actually mean. We use many words out of context. The most bastardized and abused word out there is the word conservative. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
15 October 2013

Tea Party, Get Out Of Town

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – But then imagine an alternate reality in which figures like Joe Lieberman and John Kerry were stuck trying to lead a Democratic Party whose backbenchers were mostly net-roots-funded fans of Michael Moore, and you have a decent analog for where the post-Bush Republicans have ended up. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
11 October 2013

Patrick Deneen Asks A Great Question: “What Is An American Conservative?”

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – There is an essay at The American Conservative Magazine website. [mocking] “Mike, you were hard on The American Conservative Magazine yesterday.” Yeah, well, I was just being honest. I don’t ask for jingoism from anyone else, so I don’t expect that anyone expects they’re going to get jingoism or Homerism from yours truly. In any event, The American Conservative Magazine’s Patrick J. Deneen posts what I think is an article -- this is not internet folly, not fantasy, not made up and comprised of a bunch of forwarded, hackneyed emails that aren’t true. The title of the piece is “What Is an American Conservative?” That is a great question. Check out today's transcript for the rest...
03 October 2013

Republicans Were Against Obamacare Before They Were For It

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – It was the citizens of the United States that elected the Democrat Party and that empowered it over the last century to begin and then to work at very hard the progressive era, as it’s called. It’s the citizens that became corrupted by and were enraptured into the same process while calling themselves conservatives because they operated under the umbrella of the Republican Party. I think that all citizenry is at some level responsible for this. To say anything else, to me, is to be disingenuous. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
18 September 2013

The Politics And Legality Of Secession Are Two Different Issues

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…
05 September 2013

The Founding Fathers Left A Roadmap For Our Culture As Much As Our Politics

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Let me say to you something you won’t hear very many members of the talk radio mafia, a derisive name given to talk radio show hosts by Mary Anastasia O’Grady back in 2008 because radio hosts were refusing to endorse Senator McCain back then. I don’t believe that this juncture in the lives of Americans or of Western civilization in general is that much removed from the similar situations and juncture that were experienced by men of 1750 to 1820, by the men of 1800 to 1870, by the men of 1850 to 1920, by the men of 1910 to 1980, or by the men of 1920 (known as the greatest generation to those who have survived today) to this current generation. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
09 August 2013

Community Rises Above Inequality And Endures

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – As we grow further and further and further away from any shared theological experience. We grow further and further away from any possible chance to be knit together as communities ever again. I don’t think that this plays itself out until there’s anarchy. I just think we’re in a phase right now, an epoch, and it’s our job as good Christian citizens to fix it. You can only fix it by leading by example, as I’ve often told many callers. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
19 July 2013

Catholic University Presidents Should Listen To John F. Kennedy And Keep Religion Out Of Politics

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – This is one of the great speeches ever recorded. This is how Kennedy dealt with this. Not only do I think he gets it right, he quotes James Madison, he knows the story about how the Baptists were persecuted in the State of Virginia back in the 1780s that caused Madison and Jefferson to write the Virginia Statute on Religious Freedom. It’s just a great speech. Here’s how Kennedy might have answered those Catholic presidents of those Catholic universities. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
18 July 2013

Don’t “Fix” The Department Of Homeland Security, Abolish It!

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Can you imagine living in 2013 and actually living to see the day that there is a tarpaulin thrown over the ash heap remains of a former ABC federal agency? Oh, the joy of seeing that, my friends. Oh, the bliss of seeing that. I can’t afford it, but I’m gonna go out and buy me a couple bottles of White Star champagne to celebrate and maybe some 16-year-old Lagavulin Scotch if I can get my hands on it. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
12 July 2013

Interview With Winston Elliott III From The Imaginative Conservative

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Let’s go over to the Dude Maker Hotline and say hello to my dear friend, the one and only Winston Elliott, III of TheImaginativeConservative.org website, the place to tickle your brain cells on a daily basis and read about what actual and real conservatives of days gone by might have said about today’s conservative, and then some of today’s conservatives and what they say about the future of conservatism. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
10 July 2013

The Neo-Confederate Storm: Rand Paul, Jack Hunter, And All Those “Bigoted Southern Rebels”

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – The decepticon establishment -- you know them as neocons; I call them decepticons. This is just one of many things that’s going to be done in an effort to try and stop the rise of Senator Paul, because Paul poses an imminent threat. That’s how I view it, Andrew. You may not view it like that. You may view it as the good citizens of the Washington Beacon doing their due diligence and sparing all the rest of us from the horrors of the writings of the Southern Avenger. I view this as a hit against Rand. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
01 July 2013

Texting + Walking Service in Scotland? No Need, They Don’t Have Their Heads Buried in Their Phones.

Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Video and Audio - So what do the people of Scotland do all the time if they're not checking Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, etc on their smartphone all day? Well, maybe they're talking to their neighbor, meeting new people in real life, or actually doing work with their hands. In Scotland the people don't talk about politics 24/7 like we do here in the States, they prefer to discuss the finer points of rugby and soccer. We could learn a lot from the Scots. It's nice to take a break from national politics and go meet your neighbor, enjoy your work, and go to a local baseball or soccer game. For more be sure and check out today's Founders TV show and sign up for a Founders Pass if you haven't already!
27 June 2013

The Power Is With The People But We Have To Reclaim It First

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Franklin, you have swallowed whole, my friend, the red versus blue, right versus left, liberal versus conservative, Republican versus Democrat propaganda. It is nothing more than propaganda, my friend. They’re all equally corrupt. They are all equally and dispassionately involved in the redistribution of mammoth amounts of money that does not belong to them. They all routinely violate their oaths of office. They all routinely skirt morality and skirt ethics in doing so by violating their oaths. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
The EBT Song // Mike Church Show Band - Anthology
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