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17 June 2015

Brad Birzer: TS Eliot Saw the Decline Coming Seventy Years Ago

Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Audio and Transcript - I want to read something to you. My good friend Dr. Brad Birzer, professor in history at the Hillsdale College and a gentleman and a scholar in his own right, one of the good guys out there in [r]epublicanism and in conservatism, posts at one of our favorite online blogs The Imaginative Conservative, under the title “A New Dark Age.” He’s writing about T.S. Eliot, who in 1948 assumed that Western civilization was moving inexorably toward a new dark age. Check out today's Daily Clip and transcript for more...
04 August 2014

Jimmy Madison Hid 1794 Secession Pamphlet To Preserve Union

There are four men that are mentioned in this that were in the Philadelphia Convention that framed the Constitution. All four of them realized the gravity of what it is they're discussing in 1794 in Congress. Three of them decide that the solution is disunion. The fourth says I don't think you should do that, but he doesn't say that they can't do it. Do I have your attention and your interest now?
16 February 2014

The Parable of Four Farmers Explains What A State Is For republicans

"This is another interesting point of discussion when we talk about this. Exactly what is a State? Is a State a geographical entity? Well, you could say that you call the State of Georgia, for example, Georgia because of the border it has with Tennessee and South Carolina and Alabama and Florida, which are very well-defined and well-known, but does that make it a State or is that just a boundary where that State ends and the next State begins?"
30 December 2013

Kevin Gutzman On The Prophecies Of Patrick Henry & NSA Partisan Hypocrisy

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 billion phone records of every living soul in the known universe? Was Henry prescient on this point? Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
29 November 2013

David Hume, Scottish Founding Fathers & Early Promoters of [r]epublicanism

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 political bodies and in this essay explains why that scale matters and how a [r]epublican system of government can remain in scale while insuring the liberty, safety and happiness of the people.
25 November 2013

Here’s An Example From Jefferson On How To Argue Your Position In A Scholarly Manner

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – How many times have you checked your email, gone to your Facebook page, gone to your Twitter feed, go to your blog on your website and someone has gotten into an internet spat or an electronic spat with someone else and they have played the final trump card? What is it? It’s a quote. How many times have you seen a quote played as the trump card and it’s got James Madison’s name attached to it, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, something to that effect? Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
21 November 2013

The [r]epublicanism Virus Has Escaped, Infecting Communities With The Spirit Of Self-Government And Civic Pride

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – If there’s one thing I think we’re going to be very excited about the prospects of in the very near future for ourselves, for the rest of our lives, and hopefully for our children, it is that decentralization, republicanism, and civic spirit is returning. It wasn’t on the backburner. I think it was pretty much on life support. It has been revived. It has not been revived in the persona of a political party. It has been revived in the persona of citizens and the citizenry and in civic activity and in civic mindedness. This is important because republicanism requires your participation. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
18 November 2013

[r]epublicanism Is The Glue That Can Hold This Country Together

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – In other words, we’ll vote for benefits that we know we can’t afford. We’re going to borrow money from future generations. Even when we’re told, like the Greeks are being told “You gotta stop,” we won’t do it. We’ll throw hissy fits and demand that the rest of the world bail us out. That is the pathetic state of affairs we find ourselves in today. It doesn’t have to be this way, folks. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
14 November 2013

The Constitution Is Dead, But We Do Have Three Remedies For Decentralizing Leviathan

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – What I think I figured out is that the Obamacare act has so many of you so frustrated, politically frustrated, and since it has become nearly the singular cause célèbra of the “conservative movement,” and that there doesn’t seem to be a constitutional remedy to escape it. We’re not going to take it, but there are probably three constitutional remedies. 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…
12 November 2013

What Did The Founders Think Of Big Government? Let’s Ask John Taylor Of Caroline

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – The last caller to the program asked me what I thought the founders, why they opposed or why they afraid of big government. I said to him that to answer that question, you’d have to understand or explain exactly what big government would have meant to them. It did not mean to them what it means to us today, because we see this monstrosity and this excessive abuse of power that unfortunately has become commonplace, it seems, has been accepted by the rank-and-file citizenry out there, and is the great tragedy indeed of the early part of the 21st century, I think. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
07 November 2013

The Progressive Virus Has Attacked Once Again, This Time In Virginia And Colorado

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Just looking at the electoral map of Virginia, you have an entire state, I’d say about 90 percent of the geographical area, is entirely red. These aren’t even close reds. Click on any one of the counties and not one of them is a horse race. Then you have a couple pockets of the virus. The virus is those teat-sucklers that work for Mordor. If you look close on that map, if you blow it up, you can even see the perpendicular lines where those three counties have been carved out of the ten-mile square. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
31 October 2013

Andrew Sullivan’s Take On Conservatism And Whether It Can Be Saved

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Well, open today’s Pile of Prep and you will find a link and a quote to a blog post written by Andrew Sullivan. Sullivan writes at The Dish, which is a website that he -- he used to write for The Atlantic. He went out on his own. He’s one of these guys that’s trying to be an independent and not have to work for the man, as it were. He has a brief piece titled “Can American Conservatism Be Saved?” In the piece we find some, I think, worthy discussion. 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…
10 September 2013

Which State Will Lead The Secession Movement, California, Colorado, Or Maryland?

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – We now have three pockets across the amber waves of fuel, at least three that have been identified. That does not include the continual or I should say long-suffering desires of the people of the northern part of the State of New York who would form the nation of Iroquois or whatever you would call it. That does not include many of you people in Texas who wish you could dissolve your partnerships with Houston and Austin. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
02 September 2013

Why Capitalism Is NOT a Substitute For republicanism

Mandeville, LA - On today's show I mention this wonderful post of a speech Dr. Russel Kirk gave in 1988. After reading this piece I was moved to take the task of promoting this work because it says everything about modern conservatism (which is a misnomer now see here) and why it is doomed to fail with reverting to "small is beautiful conservation." Thanks to Winston Elliot III and The Imaginative Conservative blog for the post.
The EBT Song // Mike Church Show Band - Anthology
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