Mandeville, LA - You’ve probably all read the KY & VA Resolves on nullification & interposition and, like most people, think that is the beginning and end of the story, but like most great epics in history there is always a back story that is equally as important. In the case of Nullification & Interposition the back story is that the inspiration for the resolves wasn’t from a brain storming session between Jefferson, Taylor & Madison. The inspiration actually came from the CITIZENS of Fredericksburg VA.
Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Transcript - Where are the smart people at? We have a deficiency of smart people. I don’t mean people who can divine or devise a new electronic gadget for you to carry around and fritter away the hours. Where are the real smart people? Where are the Jeffersons, the Taylors, the Madisons? Where are the Davises or the Calhouns? Where are the Coolidges? Where are the Carnegies? Where are the Melons? Where are the geniuses that we need, desperately need, to chart a course out of this and then preach the good word and actually have it make sense to people? Where are those people at? We have a competition it seems for American Idol status quo. Check out the rest in today's transcript...
Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Audio and Transcript - This is Mike's response to Andrew from New York, which you can listen to in today's audio. "The New York, Yankee elite cannot see the attraction or the worthiness of the Southern gentleman. No wonder you bombed us back into the stone ages, Andrew. You’re a perfect example. This is exactly the attitude that your forefathers had. They can’t understand the usefulness of these guys hanging out at their plantations. Let me give you an example of some of these guys that you just described were useless. Jefferson was one, Washington, Madison, Taylor of Caroline, Mason, Richard Henry Lee. I can go on for about another three and a half hours if you like. They all fit that character that I described, that Weaver was describing there. You don’t see the usefulness of those guys. That’s interesting, isn’t it, folks? I appreciate the window into the fact that not much has changed since 1861, Andrew. Thank you very much."