Mandeville, LA – Mike Church‘s daily Pile of Prep, bringing you the day to day activity of the Constitution AND the Declaration of Independence and how they were framed in the summers of 1776 and then 1787. 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. “The past is a great storehouse of wisdom; as Burke said, “the individual is foolish, but the species is wise.” The conservative believes that we need to guide ourselves by the moral traditions, the social experience, and the whole complex body of knowledge bequeathed to us by our ancestors. The conservative appeals beyond the rash opinion of the hour to what Chesterton called “the democracy of the dead”—that is, the considered opinions of the wise men and women who died before our time, the experience of the race. The conservative, in short, knows he was not born yesterday.” – Russell Kirk, What Is Conservatism
While foreign policy conferences are going on, attempting to chart a new course “for our nation” let’s reflect on the sobering fact that a foreign policy that claims to represent 311 millions of people is a foreign policy of either A. a dictatorship or B. a lethal “jobs program” that employs the war industry while claiming it’s for “humanitarian” causes. The smart money would be discussing how a Northeastern confederacy could best commence trade with Canada and Eastern Europe while a South eastern Confederacy discussed Central and South America – MC
Conor Freidersdorf makes the point that is the NSA is really gathering ALL that data on “bad actors” we are told they are then why didn’t they warn about the growing ISIS threat in Iraq?
Patrick J Buchanan: Is the Ayatollah really worse than “Uncle Joe” Stalin? Why is the U.S. fighting the people who are fighting Al Queda? Remember, the guys who commissioned the suicide bombers of 9-11?
Professor Andrew Bacevich (Interviewed by me here) reminds readers that the war cries of DeceptiCON pooobah Robert Kagan have no credibility and no authority. Kagan was a mastermind of the 2003 Iraq Invasion and still believes “American/world hegemony” is just a few thousand casualties away
“He is to be supported in extravagant magnificence…and accorded the powers of a King” – Patrick Henry predicting what the Presidency would become. “Executive action to ban fed contractors from discriminating against LGBT workers is good for America & for business.” – President’s troll, Valerie Jarret announcing King Obama’s intention
VIDEO: It’s Kennedy & non-intervention vs the no longer credible “Ambassador” John Bolton over the future bellicosity of the U.S. foreign policy state (warning: shouting and please to take human life in 3rd world countries)
A “Wave of humanity” blankets the southern border of the U.S. and is probably going to get worse if the plug is not pulled on this all out invasion force from Central/South America is not halted
“We like war, we’re a war like people.” Obama sends 275 U.S. troop to “protect” U.S. embassy in Iraq in the move likely to be remembered as the Iraqi Gulf of Tonkin. As Bruce Fein notes on today’s show, there is no constitutional justification for this whatever, where’s Boehner to demand Obama stop THIS tyranny?
Citizen! Put down the digital map device and slowly get out of the vehicle, Citizen! The same bunch that wants control of the food supply, the water supply and the Air Supply now wants control of the Garmin Supply. get ready for the federally controlled “dumb car”
Nomocracy: Is Secession a Right? [Yes, it is-emphasis mine] “Further, the Declaration of Independence need not be read to endorse only a limited right of secession. The passage that refers to light and transient causes forms part of a discussion of when change of government is prudent, but the issue that concerns us here is not prudence, but rights.”
Judges get into the bad habit of issuing “no knock” warrants to nail meth makers doing $50 drug deals. Cops get into the worse habit of throwing flash-bang grenades in the houses without warning. A baby in Georgia is fighting for its life right now after getting a flash-bang thrown into it’s crib
“If at First You Don’t Secede, Try ,Try Again” but don’t tell Obama you plan to. Dear Leader reminds the Scots that Lincoln outlawed secession from Britain (1776 excepted) and he reminds the Brits that Lincoln outlawed secession from the EU too.
Impeachment anyone? As I have detailed on the radio show and dozens of times, the latest with Kevin Gutzman, The Obama power grabs are unprecedented and worthy of impeachment. WaPo’s Karen Tumulty addresses this with today’s guest Bruce Fein
ABBEVILLE: Brion McClanhan’s wonderful essay on the life and times of Patrick Henry as the real federalist beau ideal, not the derisive “anti-federalist” title his jealous enemies tried to hang on his legacy.
Q: Was the 14th Amendment ever ratified? A: No, and Forrest MacDonald has the proof.
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John Stossel makes great points on why the U.S. foreign policy machine has been wrong about Iraq, then Afghanistan and will be seriously wrong if it succeeds in the same tactic/strategy in Iran
Kevin Williamson kneels before the altar of capitalism and finds it refreshinhg and saving while Catholicism is found wanting and not with the times. Of course, Catholics readily admit the modern Church’s problems are many but that is not the fault of the Liturgy, it is in spite of it
There are six truths about pornography according to TownHall’s Matt Barber. This is a provocative piece that challenges the porn USERS to do something about the cancer of porn
LATIN PHRASE OF THE DAY: “Beatus vir qui timet Dominum, in mandates emus volet nimis” – Happy is the man who fears the Lord, who is all the more willing to follow his commands