Mandeville, LA – Mike Church’s daily Pile of Prep, chock full of the latest [r]epublican news, reading selections and Mike’s take on things including Colorado Legal Pot Laws. 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 [Woodrow] Wilsonian thesis was, if I may put it this way, that since the world was no longer safe for the American democracy, the American people were called upon to conduct a crusade to make the world safe for American democracy. In order to do this the principles of the American democracy would have to be made universal throughout the world. The Wilsonian ideology is American fundamentalism made into a universal doctrine.“ – Walter Lippmann, 1952
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Nomocracy in Politics: There is a fundamental flaw in the American character that needs to be channeled: Idealism. Walter Lippmann tried to do this in our foreign policy as the U.S. turned to empire instead. Time to revisit that project.
Why is John “Rambo” Kerry telling the planet that the “Assad regime must be replaced by a transitional government”!? Run by who!? Picked by whom? Another U.S. puppet for us to manipulate and destabilize the Middle East with while sacrificing lives and hundreds of billions in the process? Oh, but the Iranians can help us pick their new neighbors if they’d like.
Michaels Scheuer exalts us to the ramparts of [r]epublican rule reminding DeceptiCONS and Lib Internationalists that 1. Israel is not our country to defend 2. The U.S. and its laws are 3. If President Obama treats those laws as arbitrary & is selective in their enforcement then 4. The citizenry must then “unking” him (and future tyrants). Scheuer painted a bleak picture of the results of Clinton, Bush, Obama, Blair, Brown and now Cameron’s policies against Islamists and their war against the West
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John Yoo produced a memo for President B usb 43 that purported to make a Constitutional case for the President’s unilateral war making powers. This essay is the best, most detailed, historical answer to Yoo’s ridiculous and destructive argument, used by Bush and now Obama Download
Mad About Yoo by Stuart Streichler
An Englishman, James Spence, wrote a book in November of 1861 that argued the case FOR secession and AGAINST the Union’s case. His reflections on the usefulness of union are profound Washington Irving was a writer without equal, who felt compelled to biography his namesake. This “Student Edition” of his 5 volume bio of Washington is just thrilling to read. Paoul Anderson’s tale of time travel is an insightful reminder that our ancestors were as smart if not smarter than we are and in complete control of their technology
There’s no better long form reading project than getting familiar with John Taylor of Caroline’s “Tyranny Unmasked” quite possibly the best tract ever written on the subject of what he called “protection” but what we call “corporatism”
What did the English think of the North’s ridiculous claims that the Confederate States 1. Could not secede 2.Were never sovereign & Independent and 3. Were justified in their defense of themselves? Read all about it, start on p. 650
H.L. Mencken is worth reading on many topics but especially on Gettsyburg, you will find his entire critique of Lincoln’s “Gospel” beginning on page 173
The biography of Albert Gallatin is worth knowing and this “American Statesman” book on him is a good start John Taylor of Caroline was the most influential [r]epublican voice of his day and his work remains as necessary reading.
This essay by the great Joseph Stromberg, first published in 1982, explains Taylor’s [r]epublicanism and libertarian thought, unlike any other American of his time
S.J. Quinn’s The History of Fredericksburg, VA is a most thrilling historical walk through 18th & 19th century American history &b includes episodes from 1776, 1798 and 1861
One of the most accomplished yet little know Founder AND Christian Gentlemen was John Randolph of Roanoke, I am researching him for reference and for a good volume on his life to republish, this one is rare and good [/private]
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!?
One Millennial offers advice to other waste-kid millennials who still believe the solutionvtto their ills lies in what their “professors” taught them while they racked up four years (4? try 6, ha ha) of sloth and an average of $30k in debt.
The Telegraph UK’s resident “libertarian” does not think the latest episode of the hit BBC show “Sherlock” makes the lead character out to be a Lefty-Detecty [emphasis mine-MC] instead of an intrepid free thinker
Is Patrick J Buchanan out of touch (and less than informed) when he pines away for a tranquil drug-free America that the writer claims “never existed”? I’ll accept Buchana’s less than libertarian points about easing drug laws and counter that it is faith, family and community that make drug use of less concern not government fiat
Reefer Madness on a Rocky Mountain High – Colorado is running out of marijuana just 6 days after legals sales began. I wonder how their supply of fast food and Twinkies are holding up?
Stop all the Yellen! So the new Fed Chief, Janet Yellen, is a carbon copy of the former Fed leader Ben BernYankMe [emphasis mine-MC] so why even make the sartorial change? The Fed is responsible for the debt and spending mess that will someday unravel into a horrific market correction and yet status quo proceeds. Why? Because it is making millionaires in “the markets” faster than those host cities combined birth rates.
I’ve long suspected that there wasn’t something right with TV Pollster Frank Luntz, Rod Dreher puts his powers of human channeling to work and has some sad conclusions (brace yourself to learn that Luntz is a multi-bazillionaire thanks to his “work” with Fox News)
Supreme Shocker: Sotomayor grants Little Sisters of the Poor a reprieve on their appeal to not acquiesce to the Obama Empire’s demands that they provide, by proxy, birth control through ObmaCare mandates. Obama responds by telling the Little Sisters they’ll meet their maker-Eric Holder-in court, lose and pay anyway.
The EMPIRE Ices Back – Why does the United States Coast Guard feel obliged to claim they “are duty bound” to sail the length of the globe and rescue Chines & Russian sailors stuck in Antarctice Ice? Did we claim Antarctica as a territory? If the Greeks find the submerged lost city of Atlantis and some Greek divers get stuck in it while exploring is the U.S. Coast Guard “duty bound” to go and rescue them? The only duty the U.S. Coast Guard has is to patrol the territorial waterers of the United States if Congress orders them to. Has Congress authorized the Coast Guard to act as ice breaker policeman of the world?
The Icing on AlGore’s Cake: 71, 2013 studies show that the sun, NOT Co2 is responsible for dramatic climate change. Several of these papers predict a new, “Little Ice-Age level event will occur by the middle of the 21st century
Former DHS commandant Janet Napolitano declares Edward Snowden beyond the reach of Presidential clemency then thunders loudly about the sanctity of our King sending homosexual or other politically antagonistic members of our “delegation” to the Winter Olympics. Where is it written that Presidents can appoint their own private delegations to international SPORTING events?
FLASHBACK: Bill Kaufmann’s splendid rebuke to the “conservatism” of George W Bush and his courtiers (DeceptiCONS), written during the Iraq War. “…conservatism is now linked with war, interventionism, and imperialism”
NOMOCRACY IN POLITICS: Kevin Gutzman reviews the new book “The Age of Strict Constructionism” by Peter Zavodnyik. The book covers the rarely discussed fact that the Constitution is what failed the Southern States and thus the Union by the election of Lincoln. Gutzman concludes “For all its flaws, Zavodnyik’s account of this crucial development is worth reading.”
Not everyone has boarded the “Pope is a Marxist” express and thrown the Holy See under the bus of our exalted financial prowess. Chronicles’ Thomas Fleming explains that capitalism & Christianity do not automatically meet at complimentary crossroads.
Ron Paul wants to know why the same arrogant “interventionists” who got us involved in Iraq through their war should have any credibility seeing as how Al Queda has now moved INTO Iraq and we are now spending tens of millions per month to stop their spread while the Iraqi death toll continues to rise
VIDEO: Climate Depot’s Marc Morano demolishes Sierra Club President in CNN on-air debate over “climate change”. Note the Sierra Club’s reliance on the term “Climate Change” now as opposed to the former “Global Warming” Some DeceptiCONS will just never be able to let go of their arrogant bellicosity in foreign affairs with Tom Rogan claiming they the world is a MORE dangerous place now than when MADD was in play
Rand Paul asks every citizen with a cell-phone to join a class action lawsuit filed against the NSA for warrantless wiretapping, meanwhile he doesn’t think Edward Snowden should spend his life behind bars or at the end of a noose. “Lying to Congress is a felony, and I don’t think we can pick and choose the law. You’ve got all of these people, like James Clapper and others, beating the table and saying ‘We want to put Edward Snowden in jail for life,’ and yet they don’t want the law applied to themselves? The law has to be applied equally.”
I wonder who Mark Levin thinks he is defaming by referring to unnamed “neo-confederates” who are stuck on this silly idea of “nullification.” After all, he informs us, “Nullification” does’t appear anywhere in the Constitution or in the ratifying conventions (it actually does just not called “nullification”) so it can’t be legitimate much less constitutional. Funny, I can’t find “Israel” in any of those documents yet Levin seems to think the Constitution guarantees them a share of my wealth and my daughters blood for its defense.
Gallup Poll: And the most dangerous nation on Earth is? If you guessed Russia or China, you must be a DeceptiCON, go back to the top of this post and start reading from there and guess again
LATIN PHRASE OF THE DAY: Pro patria, pro liberis, pro aris atque focis suis certare – Tp fight for our country, for our children, for our altars and for our hearths
Brion McClanahan: Thomas Paine and his “Crisis” breathed life into Washington’s near dead campaign for the “Glorious Cause” in December, 17776
Here is an essay that tries to raise storm flags over an Article V Amendment Convention. It is well written and heavy on the “runaway convention” claim made so infamous by the John Bircher Society. In response I will add that Ms. Rufino’s points are well taken but we must all be reminded that our “republic” is not a republic any longer and the risk of doing nothing is as gave as the risk of attempting an Article V fix. Nullification is solid, constitutional remedy for some of our political travails but the damage down to our culture by political consolidation can only be undone by a change of course, kneecapping the monster will only slow it down
The KY ObamaCare exchange issues Senator Rand Paul’s son a Medicaid policy when his family makes 5 times the maximum limit for a subsidy
Seattle’s mayor signs council ordinance declaring minimum wage at $15 per hour in that fair city. Like it or not this is [r]epublicanism at work and if the Seattle laws of economic deniers wish to subsidize entry level work and make it executive, let them reap the rewards!
SAY it isn’t so. The NFL fines Seahawks Marshawn Lynch because he did NOT talk to “the media” all season. So Lunch sat down and gave effusive, inspiring answers to 1 reporters tough questions like “Do you think you’ll have a big game next week [against the Saints]”. Wow, I don’t know about you but I am certainly glad that corporate America feels compelled to force “celebrities” to talk to the media that creates them out of thin air