Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Transcript - The only reason we have a Department of Defense is because we have a Constitution. The only reason we have a Constitution is because the people of the United States gathered together in convention in 1787 and 1788 to choose rather or not to ratify this document called the Constitution of the United States. Prior to their ratifying of that document, they existed under this thing called the Articles of Confederation. This is all part of the historical record. Part of the deal under the Articles and then under the Constitution is that the states created the general government, not the other way around. I don’t care what Lincoln said. I don’t care what Lincoln has taught you or what you think you know from the revisionist history that’s come after Lincoln, after Daniel Webster, after Andrew Jackson, and after the abolitionist movement of the 1830’s, ‘40s, ‘50’s and ‘60s. Check out the rest in today's transcript...
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Mike: Back to real stories like Rand Paul getting out ahead of the Hagel nomination, even though he’s not on the committee that’s going to approve or disapprove. He’s going to be confirmed, by the by, Chuck Hagel to be Secretary of Defense. At least Rand has the savvy and smarts to not pull a Ted Cruz and announce to the world his opposition for fictitious things that haven’t even happened, that are alleged to have happened. As a matter of fact, Dana Milbank has his opinion piece on the pages of the Washington Compost today, “Battle-tested for a fight,” all about this. We have lots of commentary on this from the writers over at The American Conservative magazine. There’s a lot to roll into this.
I thought about this after the show yesterday, about how the powers that be, the elite grand poobahs of the Republican Party, how they are amassing together this monumental opposition to one of their own, to Chuck Hagel, who is a Republican. You would think that the party would want to boast and want to brag that their ideas are still good and sound, and we know this because the Obama administration and the president have reached out to Republicans to fill some of the most important cabinet positions that are available. That’s one way to look at the Hagel nomination. Instead of saying that, what is happening here is a meltdown. I heard Steve Hayes on Special Report with Bret Baier last night. I heard Steve Hayes throwing a conniption fit over the Hagel nomination.
Just imagine, the man is auditioning to be the Secretary of Defense. It is the Secretary of the common defense of the United States of America, “in order to form a more perfect union…provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare…” He’s part of the providing for the common defense part, even though it’s not defense anymore but offense. Again, let’s walk through this. I hate to be perceived as though I don’t believe that the audience is intelligent enough to grasp the pure analysis of this that I’d like to provide without the reset and setting of the table. I think the reset and setting of the table is necessary so that the analysis makes sense.
The only reason we have a Department of Defense is because we have a Constitution. The only reason we have a Constitution is because the people of the United States gathered together in convention in 1787 and 1788 to choose rather or not to ratify this document called the Constitution of the United States. Prior to their ratifying of that document, they existed under this thing called the Articles of Confederation. This is all part of the historical record. Part of the deal under the Articles and then under the Constitution is that the states created the general government, not the other way around. I don’t care what Lincoln said. I don’t care what Lincoln has taught you or what you think you know from the revisionist history that’s come after Lincoln, after Daniel Webster, after Andrew Jackson, and after the abolitionist movement of the 1830’s, ‘40s, ‘50’s and ‘60s.
The states created the general government. Why did we create it? We created it for certain specific, enumerated purposes. What were those purposes? One of those purposes was to provide for the common defense. You have a power enumerated that the states have chosen that it is better for the general government to exercise to the benefit of all. Bear in mind that at no point in time is anyone in Israel asked to ratify the Constitution. In no point in time when Israel becomes a state again are they asked to ratify our constitution. The people of these United States make our constitution.
I know that this rubs some of you the wrong way but this is the fact. It doesn’t matter if you substitute Israel for Pakistan or Israel for England or Israel for France. The fact of the matter is that our general government was not made for you or anyone else to play Stratego with and to prop up or seek the destruction of any foreign land. That’s not the purpose of it. Go back and do your own due diligence and research and you’ll discover this to be undeniably true. This is why we have to go back to the start.
The states create this thing called the general government. As I said, one of the powers that is granted to the general government is common defense. Okay, fine, we’re all good so far. What is this obsession that we have here today and that some of our elected, almighty, all-seeing, all-knowing federal overlords and senators and congressmen have with fixating on the affairs of another state 7,000 miles away that has nothing to do with the general government of the United States, has nothing to do with executing the tasks of the powers that were delegated to the general government? What is this fixation over one man’s support or non-support of the State of Israel?
Again, this has nothing to do with Semitism, anti-Semitism, has nothing to do with Zionism or anti-Zionism or any of that stuff that some of you right now want to throw into this. Again, substitute Israel with Australia and come back and tell me about the Hagel nomination or anyone’s nomination. Substitute Israel with Zambia. Substitute Israel with Paraguay. Substitute Israel with Iceland. If you run the critical thinking exercise through, you will have to determine that this is a non sequitur. It does not follow. Why is there this obsession?
This is to the detriment, I believe, of the Republican Party. The Republican big tent idea is about to collapse. If it does continue on this course and it does collapse, who is going to oppose Obama? You may not realize here that -- even though I dog the Republican Party and I choose not to be a party man or a partisan or a partisan hack, because I believe it’s destructive and undermines liberty and a republican system -- that doesn’t mean that in the current system that the parties don’t serve a purpose.
The Republican Party right now should serve the purpose of doing what it can to undo what Obama is doing. I say what Obama is doing in the pure sense of the word, what damage he is doing to the Constitution, which is not to say that the Republicans haven’t done damage. We are currently talking about President Obama. If the opposition party continues to shoot itself -- they’re above shooting themselves in the foot. They’re shooting themselves in the leg. They’re getting dangerously close to shooting themselves in the femoral artery and bleeding out and dying.
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