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Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Video and Audio - Russell Kirk asked, "Can there be any robust conservatism in American life WITHOUT a religious devotion?" The answer is a resounding "No". He also wrote that a society that denies religion also lacks faith, charity, and compassion and "When a nation ignores the divine authority, it soon commits the excesses of fanatic nationalism, intoxicated with its own unchecked power, which have made the twentieth century terrible." He wrote this back in 1957, how do you think he would feel now? With everyone clamouring for one-size-fits-all solutions for everything from gun laws to abortions and America having troops in practically every country on the planet? For more on this be sure and check out today's Founders TV and sign up for a Founders Pass if you don't already have one!
18 June 2015
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Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Video and Audio - Conservatism isn't about political parties or even politics in general. Simply put, it's about conserving the good things in one's life. Conserving your family, relationships with friends, culture, history, community, nature, etc. You wouldn't try to conserve the bad or evil things in your life would you? Russell Kirk gives us ten principles that we should follow as conservatives, and not too surprisingly if you listen to this show, none of them directly involve politics. They can certainly be applied to the way you think about politics, and they should, but they aren't a set a laws you must follow to be a member of the GOP. For more on this, be sure and check out today's Founders TV and sign up for a Founders Pass if you haven't already!
09 June 2015
Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Video and Audio - When people are wearing flip flops and camo gear... to Mass, what is the Conservative Gentleman to wear? Well, much like in the political realm, there is not specific guide, but we have history to guide us. We can look back at some of the great conservatives, Russell Kirk and T.S. Elliot for example, to see what they wore, which was mostly suits and ties. Many men's styles were created in the 1930's and these styles are not stuck in those times, you can take the clothing of that era, wear it now, and it is very appropriate. We need to have a revolution not only in our morals and values, but also in our dress. For more on this be sure and check out today's Founders TV and sign up for a Founders Pass if you haven't already!
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15 November 2013
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – There is a creed that we’ve been talking about for about a year on this show called obedience to the unenforceable. What is obedience to the unenforceable and why does it matter? How would you apply it to Mark Wahlberg? Obedience to the unenforceable is you choose not to do things. You censor yourself. You choose to not use that language that popped into your head and you went: I can’t wait to drop this F-bomb in front of other people. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
07 November 2013
Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Video and Audio - Russell Kirk published "The Conservative Mind" in 1953, guess what ELSE was published in 1953? The scientific "discoveries" that were predicted to, by now, have delivered our scientifically engineered and guided, utopia. Two schools of thought in the same year and most Americans followed the scientific one, not the one that would have improved their spiritual lives with what Kirk called "the permanent things". Things such as morality and values. We have been becoming more and more of a scientific society since 1953 and forgetting about "the permanent things", these are the most important things in our life, not engineering our genes to create perfect children. For more on this be sure and check out today's Founders TV and sign up for a Founders Pass if you haven't already!
05 November 2013
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…
01 November 2013
31 October 2013
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…
18 October 2013
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…
11 October 2013
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...
08 October 2013
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – The question remains: What is to be done? This is where we turn to Dr. Russell Kirk and to Bruce Frohnen’s piece at The Imaginative Conservative. This is also posted in today’s Pile of Prep. Bruch Frohnen is writing about The Conservative Mind, which is 60 years old this year. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
27 September 2013
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Now what formerly was normal, for 10,000 years of recorded history was being normal and as being biologically necessary for the next generation is now not permitted. It may not be legally not permitted, but now it is politically incorrect. They will make sure to enforce this on college campuses by ostracizing people or by intimidation. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
16 September 2013
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…
22 July 2013
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Let’s stop right there. Some of you are going: Okay, what’s the point? Is there a punchline here, Mike? Well, there actually is. I have heard others who have won golf or football or baseball or basketball championships that say it’s the greatest moment of their lives. Mickelson said, and he repeated it, said it twice that it was the greatest moment of his career. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
15 July 2013
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Brad is a professor at Hillsdale College. He is the author of the book about Charles Carroll of Carrolton, American Cicero, a great book about a forgotten founding father. He is also the editor of The Imaginative Conservative website, which we had Winston Elliott on yesterday and talked about. Brad is part of what I like to call the conservative revival. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
12 July 2013
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…
05 June 2013
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29 May 2013
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Frohnen writing at Imaginative Conservative, a brilliant essay under the title “What is Normal? Culture Wars & the Boy Scouts.” I think this has everything to do with it. Is it even permissible to describe anything as normal today if it’s not really abnormal? Abnormal is basically then the new normal. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
08 May 2013
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…
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Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – I would like to draw the distinction between what basically today is entertainment that is labeled and branded as intellectual thought. It’s not intellectual thought. It is entertainment that may be amenable and may appeal to people who believe themselves to be conservative, but it is not an intellectual and well thought out and principled conservatism, not of the order of the Russell Kirks and this gentleman I was reading, of the great Mel Bradford, guys how just put enormous amounts of thought and research and reflection into it. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
29 March 2013
Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Transcript - Why do they continue to tell us that there really is no God and he has no part in any of our affairs public or private? Why do they continue to tell us that there is no such thing as good manners, because if you exhibit good manners you must be some sort of a chauvinistic, bigoted pig? Why, Mr. Church, why? The why is because there is no Him. He has been chased out of our lives. Check out today's transcript for the rest...
26 March 2013
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – We always think of things in terms of politics. Everything is political, especially when you are doing talk radio. You’re supposed to be all political all the time. There’s no room for the philosophical. There’s no room for the intellectual. By the by, the intellectual is separable from the political. The two are not joined at the hip. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
22 February 2013
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Conservatism has very little to do with politics. As a matter of fact, the natural conservative inclination is to not get involved in politics because of its corrupting influences. The conservative instinct is to always try and prevent most things from becoming part of the political process. That ought to be the natural position of the conservative, that the things we want to preserve we want to preserve through divinity. We want to preserve through obedience to the unenforceable. We want to preserve through acknowledgment and a life lived in acknowledgment of the Transcendant. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
19 December 2012
Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Audio and Transcript - What about fat people? More people die from obesity than die from gun violence every year. Shouldn’t we try to figure out what the mental state of mind is of Fat Albert, try to figure out how we can stop fat people from becoming fat? Maybe there’s a mental health cure. Maybe if we just mentally observed. Hang on, before you can eat a Twinkie, before you can partake of your first taste of products made with high fructose corn syrup, you’ve got to pass this mental health exam. We’ve got to make sure you’re not going to become the next Fat Bastard out there. Check out the rest in today's audio and transcript...