This subject seems to keep coming up on the Mike Church Show: Has the saturation point for the American sheople's faith in their governments to avert the looming fiscal crisis been reached? Mike's take is "yes" and this is evidence by the surge of support for Ron Paul and hundreds of candidates inspired by him. Mike asks the question "If the "turnaround" of the US Government were afoot, what would it look like?
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Mike: Was there ever a time in American history, post July 4, 1776, when it was widely regarded and almost universally accepted and known that we were a political experiment, and the words indivisible and indissoluble and all that stuff had not been legally entered into any document, and that few people preceded or operated under the pretense that the organized union was therefore, what’s the word in the pledge, indivisible, what word did Lincoln use, indissoluble, was there a time? The answer to the question, you have to wait till July 4 to hear it, but I’ll give you the Cliff’s Notes version of it. The answer to the question is not only yes but hell yes, there was a time.
I think when you stack all this together and spend your time reading what was written contemporaneously, and that means at the time, 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820 or so, what you find or what you ultimately take away from that research is that there was a watershed moment. There was an event that was the touchstone. It is what set the other events in motion. Here’s the great irony: the nationalists, which we are possessed of today -- almost everyone is a nationalist. Whether you know it or not, you’re probably a nationalist. If you’re not a [r]epublican, you’re more than likely a nationalist. You are therefore a descendent of whom from the founding tree? You are a descendent of Alexander Hamilton and his buddies.
If you listen to this show faithfully, or shows like it, if there is indeed such a thing, you may be from the other branch, which would make you a Jeffersonian. There haven’t been very many Jeffersonians since Jefferson. There have been a few, but not many. There have been ass loads of Hamiltons, beginning with Andrew Jackson, followed by Lincoln and then almost everyone after that. They’re all nationalists.
You may wonder to yourself, “Mike, why does that matter?” The question I asked was, and Pat Buchanan was writing about this Friday, about Ann Romney, Governor Romney’s wife, asking him, “If you’re going to run for this job, is it too late? Is it too late to fix this?” The governor said, “No, it’s not too late. It’s late but not too late.” I asked you the audience, if this were to turn around, or if you were to turn this country around, using her words, what would it look like?
Here’s the uncomfortable and the bad news on what it would look like. There’s no way to turn it around, ladies and gentlemen, and retain the nationalist mindset. If you retain the nationalist mindset, even if you’re able to turn it around, the turn will be ephemeral. That’s a Greek word meaning short-lived. Without changing the mindset of the people and making them more [r]epublican and less nationalist, then all these exercises are for naught. As we should do as good Christian men and women, we should always endeavor and try and be optimistic about it. You can’t replace something with nothing and no one likes party poopers. Let’s just enjoy it while we can, right? Before I go to the phones, do you have an answer to what it would look like if it was turned around?
AG: I think I need some more time to think about it.
Mike: Wait a minute. You get one segment just like the rest of the callers. I’ll give you one more call
AG: The first thought initially was just the lack of or reducing the amount of regulation that occurs in small business, farming, different parts of the economic sectors. If you were able to turn it around that way and open it up to more free market principles. That was my initial thought, limiting the amount of regulation oversight coming from DC.
Mike: Richard Dawson died today. You saw that? You know who Richard Dawson was, right?
AG: Family Feud guy?
Mike: Survey says! Let’s see what the survey says, what the U.S.A. Titanic looks like when she’s made a 180-degree turn. This is Steve in Atlanta. Hello, Steve.
Caller Steve: Hello, Mike. How are you?
Mike: All right.
Caller Steve: I think that it could be turned around. I don’t think it’ll happen, but I think it could. I think if we won the presidency, we being Republican -- I know you talk about [r]epublican and what we have as Republicans in Congress and it isn’t that. I think that if the Republicans won the White House and got a super majority in the House and won the Senate, I think we could start turning it around. You just start doing good things. I think the first thing would probably be Social Security, privatize it, do it through something like Paul Ryan’s thing on steroids.
Mike: I’m perplexed. You said elect Republicans. You just elected a group of near super majority of Republicans. How’s that working out for you?
Caller Steve: I don’t know. It’s not working out too bad. Let’s get a few more.
Mike: Steve, I have to ask, sir, please, when you get wherever you’re going, would you put a bottle of the happy pills that you’re taking in an envelope and send them to me?
Caller Steve: Mike, I know what you’re saying. What can we do? Unless you have the whole thing -- you have to have the whole package.
Mike: Boy, Reince Priebus must -- Steve, you are a poster child for Reince Priebus, the director or chairman of the, what is he called, AG? He’s the Chairman of the RNC. If we have hegemony back, like we did during the Bush years for four years, if we have hegemony back, this will be the process. Okay. All right, Steve. Thank you very much. So the first answer out of the gun is elect more Republicans. Why am I supposed to buy that hype? That’s like if you try my weight loss program, it’ll work for you. I did try it and I’m still a fat bastard. Yeah, but you’re not as fat as you would have been. Right, AG? If the debt is up $1.59 trillion under Boehner, does that mean look at the bright side, it would have been up $1.89 trillion under Pelosi?
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