15 December 2015
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – The Bill of Rights was used and created to provide further safeguards for the states against the Feds, just in case the Feds got the bright idea that they wanted to try, as the vulgar phrase goes in 2013, take our guns away. The Second Amendment says: No, you can’t; you’re prohibited from doing it. That doesn’t mean the State of Illinois couldn’t do it. It just means that the Feds can’t do it. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
25 June 2015
Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Video and Audio - You're certainly familiar with the phrase "Give me liberty, or give me death" and you probably know that it was spoken by Patrick Henry. But what else do you know about the man? Well on today's Founders TV, on Patrick Henry's birthday, Mike gives us a brief history of the life of Patrick Henry. So be sure and watch and listen to today's special episode and you may learn a little, or a lot, about one of the most important, but least known, Founding Fathers. Be sure and sign up for a Founders Pass to watch and listen to the entire episode!
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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?
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22 May 2014
This Day in Founding Fathers History - Where we bring you important dates in the lives and history of the Founding Generation. In 1856 on this day, violence erupted in Congress when Representative Preston Brooks of South Carolina entered the Senate chamber and beat Senator Charles Sumner of Massachusetts with a cane.
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"He brings up Josiah Phillips and accuses Henry of basically being a tyrant (like an NSA agent). Patrick Henry was most certainly not a tyrant. While accusing Henry of being a tyrant, he then makes the case -- that if Virginia ratifies the new Constitution, then the kind of pursuit and lack of due process and searches and what have you that were going to go on to capture a guy like Josiah Phillips could not happen, that the new general government would not have the authority to do so. All the Fourth Amendment would mean then is just reiterating the fact that police powers like the ones that Henry used in Virginia were not granted to the general government." Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
15 November 2013
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – When people are confronted with what seems to be no-win situations, and when they are confronted with the absoluteness of certain defeat, this is when some are inspired or are motivated to maybe do things and consider things that they had not considered before. Right now may be such a time. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
08 November 2013
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…
08 November 2013
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Wouldn’t it then be a quid pro quo to say then that the people that live in the purple or blue counties are as entitled to their own share or their own self-government as the people that are in the red counties? If they are, then what is the argument to say we’re going to deny the people in the other counties the right to govern themselves? If the blue county, because it has a majority and can sway a statewide election, is going to assert we have the majority to do this, is there nothing to be done or nothing to be said for the geographic majority? Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
07 November 2013
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Getting a sampling of what you people are thinking and talking about today, many of you are pointing out that you’ve tried to Google search to get some news, view some news from the secession initiatives in Colorado yesterday and you can’t find it. I had the same problem. I had to change and alter my search a couple of times this morning before I was able to get anything. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
07 November 2013
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…
01 November 2013
Mike Church participated in the annual Free Enterprise Institute's "Founders Day Breakfast" at the River Oaks Country Club in Houston TX. Joining a list of luminary speakers including Annette Kirk, widow of the late Dr Russell Kirk, Stephen Klugewicz, Houston Texans owner Bob McNair and Gleaves Whitney, Mike delivered a spirited 8 minute presentation of some little known facts on the life of Patrick Henry. Included is the story of one of the Alamo's defenders, one Patrick Henry Herndon.
18 September 2013
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…
27 August 2013
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – The reason I share with you Lee’s letter is because Lee sees the writing on the wall if arrogant men, if designing men are not prevented from obtaining too much power. This is exactly what has transpired because it is the natural course. This requires virtuous statesmen to stop this, to inveigh against it, to warn about it, to protest mightily, to organize and bring people of good conscience together to say no. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
25 June 2013
During the VA Ratifying Convention Patrick Henry was the most frequent speaker against ratification of the new Constitution. Here, on 4 June, 1788, Mr. Henry first spoke to the delegates and reminded them of Virginia's sovereignty and her membership in a confederation of states. This speech is acted out in my movie "The Spirit of '76 - The Greatest Story Never Told".
20 June 2013
Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Video and Audio - On June 20, 1863, West Virginia seceded from Virginia... and is now one of the 50 United States of America. Wow, how did that happen if secession were illegal? While the war of Northern Aggression was going on, West Virginia decided to practice self-determination. They didn't like how the government was going on in Virginia so they decided to go their own way. They didn't have to fill out any online petitions ASKING the Federal Government to recognize them, they just did it. So why can't states, parts of states, counties, heck even cities do it now? What is standing in the way? 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!
31 May 2013
Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Transcript - We start off the New Year taking you back to the 25th of June. That is, the 25th of June in the year of our Lord 1788. It was on this date that in Richmond, Virginia in a place called 'The New Academy Of Sciences',which is now just a solitary bronze plaque tacked onto the wall of the hospital at Virginia Commonwealth University. The plaque proudly states that in this location the debate to ratify the Constitution was held. And this debate was the most thorough discussion of the Constitution, the most thorough exploration of the Constitution and finally it was the most reliable guide to the Constitution. This particular Virginia ratification debate there was actual debate, not to be confused with two minutes here and two minutes there - in fact, Patrick Henry once debated the ratification of the Constitution for a whole day. The reason why this is important is because without Virginia's ratification we wouldn't get New York to ratify - and without the two most populous and productive States then the rest of the Union would be screwed. If you don't already have your history on lock, then give Mike a listen to find out Virginia's outcome!
16 May 2013
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – The states that ratified or in the future would ratify the Constitution would ratify it under the understanding that they are sovereign entities and they are entering into a compact, meaning that if they do not delegate an authority to be exercised on their behalf by the new general government, then they have reserved that power. The states did delegate the authority to prosecute treasons against the general government but reserved the power to prosecute their own treasons. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
19 April 2013
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – How did and why did the British want Lexington and Concord? I can answer that. Now let’s go to Hackett Fischer’s book Paul Revere’s Ride, here on Paul Revere Day. It was 18 April 1775 when Revere made his famous ride. If we go to Hackett Fischer’s book, we can find out why Lexington and Concord were chosen. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…