Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – “Folks, if I wasn’t reading this, I wouldn’t believe this. There is absolutely nothing in the Constitution that says a solitary word, there’s not a comma, not a semicolon, not a capitalized letter in the United States Constitution or the amendments thereto that says a word about whether or not Arkansas State can have crucifixes on their helmets, nothing.” Check out today’s transcript for the rest….
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Mike: I have a story that I meant to do yesterday, but, obviously, we were busy yesterday, so I didn’t really have time to. Let me just tease you with it today. Arkansas State football team is under fire because on their helmets, on the back of their helmets, on the right-hand side, they placed little white crucifixes, decals. In the decals are written the names of two men who have died recently. One was a player and one was a trainer of some sort, I believe. Some clown with a law license got wind that this had been done and wrote a letter to the university demanding that separation of church and state be enforced, demanding that no public moneys be used to install and establish this religion at Arkansas State, and Arkansas State buckled on the first reading of the letter, ordered the coaching staff to remove all the crucifixes.
In a statement released by the university it said this, “I am 100 percent in support of our coaches’ and players’ expression of faith, as well as their choice to honor the two individuals associated with our team who passed away by voluntarily wearing a cross decal on the back of their helmets. Unfortunately, we have received a complaint that use of the cross violates the Constitutional prohibition against separation of church and state. After consulting with University counsel, we have been advised to either modify the decal or remove it completely. Thus, in order to ensure that we are in full compliance with Constitutional law, we will be modifying the decal to still honor the two individuals who are no longer with us.”
Folks, if I wasn’t reading this, I wouldn’t believe this. There is absolutely nothing in the Constitution that says a solitary word, there’s not a comma, not a semicolon, not a capitalized letter in the United States Constitution or the amendments thereto that says a word about whether or not Arkansas State can have crucifixes on their helmets, nothing. But I’ll tell you what there is in our secular, godless Constitution that has been read into it.
There is this thing called separation of church and state, and then there is this, the dreaded, despicable, diabolical Incorporation Doctrine, this fiction that was created in the 20th century that the framers of the Bill of Rights in 1789 meant that all those first eight amendments were written specifically and aimed at implementation inside every state legislature. For the Second Amendment, we all know that second amendment works. Not only is it enforced against the states and cities and anyone else that dares cross the NRA, that one is in force from here all the way across the Andromeda galaxy, all the way through the stargate to the end of the universe, and then back to the ice world of Hoth, then we go around the Mutara Nebula with Khan, then back to Earth. If I do one thing before I leave this planet, it will be to convince as many souls as is possible of this fiction and of the utter destruction of federalism and of limited government, if we had any shot of it, that this fiction has produced. It is the cancer. It is the cancer. If it cannot be stopped, then we’re going to have to hit the reset button because, quite frankly, I’m tired of fighting it. And I’m tired of arguing with some of you over it.
I brought George Mason, I brought James Madison, I brought Patrick Henry, I brought George Washington, I brought every conceivable member of the founding generation to bear on this question here, and every one unto a man is borne witness on this show, as have numerous constitutional scholars, that what I just told you is the letter of God truth. Yet some of you remain in denial, especially when it comes to the Second Amendment. You just won’t accept truth. You won’t accept it because the NRA has done such a good job of brainwashing you and of making that amendment universal from here to Andromeda. No, I’m not anti-gun. Don’t even send the hate mail. No, I’m not anti-self-defense. Save your breath. I am a federalist, and so should you be. Those of you that run around with your fake devotion and love for the Constitution, if you’re an incorporationist, then you despise the Constitution. You are a Constitution hater. You might as well just take the one you have in your back pocket, throw it on the ground, and micturate on it right now. The Incorporation Doctrine is not in it, was never intended to be in it, and is in fact what is driving much of the judicial tyranny that we suffer under today.
I’ve tried all the other founders. Let me try another founder today, John Marshall, Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. He was actually in attendance in the Virginia Ratifying Convention of 1788. He was there. He was actually there. He voted. So he is a founding father. Here’s the case, Barron v. Baltimore, 1834. This is from part of Marshall’s opinion. This is from Marshall’s hand, he wrote this:
But it is universally understood, it is a part of the history of the day that the great revolution which established the Constitution of the United States, was not effected without immense opposition. Serious fears were extensively entertained that those powers which the patriot statesmen, who then watched over the interests of our country, deemed essential to union, and to the attainment of those invaluable objects for which union was sought, might be exercised in a manner dangerous to liberty. In almost every convention by which the Constitution was adopted, amendments to guard against the abuse of power were recommended. These amendments demanded security against the apprehended encroachments of the general government [Mike: That means federal government.]—not against those of the local governments.
In compliance with a sentiment thus generally expressed, to quiet fears thus extensively entertained, amendments were proposed by the required majority in congress, and adopted by the states.
Mike: I want you Second Amendment incorporationistas to listen to the next sentence very, very carefully and consider your way. You’re ruining any chance your children have to live under a federal system by your adherence to incorporation. It doesn’t mean you have to turn your gun in. It just means that if there’s going to be any regulation of your gun, it’s going to be done in your state legislature. That’s all it means. It doesn’t mean that I want to confiscate your gun. It doesn’t mean I want anyone else to confiscate it. But if there’s going to be any regulation of it, it’s going to be done by your state, not the federales. Get this through your heads! From Chief Justice John Marshall, Barron v. Baltimore, 1834, here’s the money sentence:
These amendments contain no expression indicating an intention to apply them to the state governments. This court cannot so apply them.
Mike: That’s the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, a man that attended the ratifying convention in Virginia writing this. It’s not me. It’s not Professor Gutzman. It’s not Nancy Pelosi. It’s John Marshall. He was there; you weren’t. Wayne LaPierre was not there. Understand this. Because of this devotion to incorporation, now Arkansas State can’t have a crucifix on the back of its helmet, or they think they can’t. You want to talk about tyranny, how about the tyranny of ignorance? I will publish Marshall’s opinion and bold the preceding phrase just so everyone has a chance to read it. [mocking] “You’re lying. You’re making that up. That ain’t right.” Read it for yourself. If you want to remain in denial, remain in denial. Please don’t call me and write me and demand that I prove for the 15 billionth time that incorporation is a farce. It has been proven, the case should be closed, but we’re going to fix our constitutional system by having incorporation as part of it, some of you insist. How’s that working out for you, by the way? Why don’t you go ask some players at Arkansas State how that’s working out for them?
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