Mandeville, LA – Mike Church‘s daily Pile of Prep, chock full of the latest [r]epublican news, reading selections and Mike’s take on the latest from Edward Snowden that “not all spying is bad”. Read along with Mike’s historical viewpoint to help make sense of it all plus other [r]epublican stories used to perform the Mike Church Show on Sirius/XM Patriot channel 125. “Our current situation is untenable over the long haul. It would seem that it would resolve itself in one of two ways: either we all will become “cosmo-Americans,” abandoning the dead shells of our communities in favor of life as free-floating wards of the state, or the national government will finish running itself into bankruptcy, spurring a mass inflation or a simple crumbling of national institutions and programs, before the process of nationalism is completed. Neither prospect is a happy one.” – Bruce Frohnen, rethinking the American Union
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Rethinking The America Union. “Evaluating The Current Union of States” a symposium suggested by Y/T has now taken up at Nomocracy in Politics. This discussion is, IMHO long overdue and I look forward to provocative debate of the pros and cons of the current order. Essay #1 has been posted by Prof Bruce Frohnnen and it is worthy of your consideration
And so it begins: Large banks begin forbidding customers from executing large cash withdrawals without “cause” or “financial necessity” claiming they are protecting depositors when in fact they are petrified of a run on banks as a result of currency devaluation they have partnered with central banks to execute the last 50 years
153 years ago, Louisiana seceded from the federal union, the 6th state to do so in that fateful season, their ordinance of secession tells you everything you need to know about our rights as Louisiana citizens, living under the Compact that is the Constitution
The Grammys continues its tradition of becoming irrelevant by displaying its irrelevant, indulgent brats as the purveyors of our finest “culture” when in truth, this AntiCult exists to feed very uncultured desires. I talked about this 4 years ago here and Mark Steyn wrote about it one decade ago here
To Mark Herring, Attorney General of the Old Dominion, VA. The 14th Amendment was never ratified so if you want to cavort about the state running for governor while refusing to uphold VA’s constitution, you should probably know that.
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Senator Rand Paul wades into the “war on women” debate with heavy artillery pointed directly at Bill Clinton for his “war on women” while chasing Monica Lewinsky around the White House. A clever play on Paul’s part but another piece of evidence that shows if you want to become President in the U.S. you will not get there without bowing to the altar of “equality” and other insignificant matters that NY/DC media care about
The Daily Beast complains that the ultimate gathering of ultimate AntiCultists-pop music “artists”- stunk because the homosexual “wedding” presided over by “Queen Latifah” was not broadcast. What will the restraint-less top this year’s orgy of indulgence and vulgarity with, human sacrifice of a pro-life heretic?
Are computers making humans less community driven or are humans making community less important on their own? Gracy Olmstead sides with the latter, I side with the former as the computer is a creation programmed by us for us BUT because its processes are unknown to 99.99999999% of people, it’s “magic” is driving the trend
The ACLU is NOT right-Rod Dreher concludes that the ACLU is correct to use FEDERAL courts to prosecute a LA school district for promoting creationism and not welcoming a new Buddhist student and his views. IF there is a case here it is for the Louisiana courts and that school district to resolve
Ilana Mercer concludes about the 14th Amendment what I have concluded about it: It is a constitution and federalism killer (I will start calling it Constitutionocide)
AmConMag Editor Daniel McCarthy dissects the “conservative…civil war” … this is a fascinating read. I take away a few things but the most focused is McCarthy has identified, without admission, that driving force behind much of his and those opinions he analyzes, union or more specific forced union. The political & philosophical disparities he & subject Paul Gottfried try and explain would not be so focused and important were the theories of leading thinkers of 3 million citizens but are made more so by the scale and scope of the potential recipients
And now comes news that the biggest wave of retail store closings since 2008 is upon us. Did anyone really believe that Obama & bernYankMe had GROWN not inflated the “recovery” bubble? Folks, find a local retailer to do business with and treat them like they are your Doctor
More-Will this lead to a Deflationary cycle? Mish has been predicting that for years and now it seems to be on the verge of fruition
Vandals attack Christian/Catholic statues and relics in NJ as the new martyrdom gains force…and advocates
The Obama Perpetual War Department – aka Pentagon – proposes that we leave 10,000 troops in Afghanistan or “none” bringing into focus the reality that what the Sicilian said was one of the great-classic-blunders in Princes Bride is true “Never get involved in a land war in Asia!”
Tiny Tim Geithner threatened S&P in 2011 over its decision to downgrade U.S. debt securities. “The government will respond” Geithner is alleged to have said as a lawsuit over the matter is now in full swing. Who in their right mind DOESN’T think the Obama Leviathan’s agents would withhold threats against an adversary?
What makes the difference between States teetering on the edge of insolvency or worse and those that have almost no debt at all? 1. Rural vs urban. 2. Red vs Blue and 3. Constitution clauses or Acts that prohibit debt spending. Nebraska looks like a MODEL of efficiency!
TIC: Bruce Frohnnen examines whether the Declaration’s “created equal” clause and the Mayflower Compacts “binding” clause actually bound and directed entire societies of people and their government, the answer is of course, don’t be silly, you Exceptionalist, you
Mish: Analyzing the news that “Target suspends healthcare ‘benefit’ for part-time employees concludes that the rush to ‘thank your employer’ for turning you loose on the exchange’s subsidies will haunt anyone who escapes the subsidy income threshold
Wendy Davis- American Hero and American liar of the usual highest order in our political affairs (she’s no Baron von Steuben)
New York Governor Cuomo will not back off his banishment of “extreme conservatives” as the offenses that suggest, as Jefferson did after the MO Compromise that the “the knell of the union” is near continue to mount. Cuomo’s counsel responds “The Governor was making the point that he makes often: New York is a politically moderate state and an extremist agenda is not politically viable statewide.”
PROJECT ’76: Compare that statement of capitulation to the tyranny of one of the largest state governments on Earth to the writings of New York’s first governor after Independence, Vice President and brilliant “anti-federalist” George “Cato” Clinton. Hear Governor Clinton’s “Cato Letter # 3” performed by Mike Church and judge for yourself
Last Train to Brokesville: Secretary Jack Lew warns that a failure to tie a debt millstone around the next generation of Americans-he calls it raising the debt ceiling-will result in horrors like government bureaucrats having to pursue productive as opposed to parasitical occupations, Wall Street “investors” having to actually ply their alchemy with real money and real sound investments- are you scared yet?
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DeceptiCONNED: Will the GOP “hold the line” on the debt ceiling (answer “no”) but will they make a good show of opposing the Leviathan’s borrowing authority
Nomocracy in Politics: The Second Amendment was meant as insurance against the General Government trying to disarm the militias of the States and the recent spate of “pro second amendment” rulings from the SCOTUS are wrong and when Chief Justice Sotomayor gets her chance, the “incorporation” of the BOR, #2 included, will backfire on its current boosters
Has Mike Huckabee given Republicans a new “war” to fight, they love fighting wars, as in “we will fight this war to declare we do not have a war on-against women”? Would the GOP be better off going [r]epublican, dropping the gubbmint knows best-no it doesn’t- line and instead appealing to what Americans DO want their government to do?
LATIN PHRASE OF THE DAY: Desiderium spa vacuum – A desire devoid of hope
FLASHBACK to “Times That Try Mens Souls”, Mike’s latest feature length docudrama – The Widow Who Saved The Revolution, who was she? the mystery is finally revealed. This woman took the Hessian Colonel Donop into her home of Dec., 23rd and kept him there until December 27th, long enough to prevent him reinforcing Trenton, NJ and squashing Washington’s Crossing Cell Mates Snowden & Clapper!?