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 The latest from the never-ending saga of Mark Levin calling me names for my position & research on nullification but refusing to engage in an exchange on the facts. 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. “How will Justice Scalia vote, if the matter comes before him? I have made clear my belief that in a large number of cases, Justice Scalia is guided more by his desires than by legal principle. I think that his voting to follow his own Smith precedent in the case is virtually impossible to envision. For him to do so would be entirely out of character. Thus, the Reagan project has failed.” – Kevin Gutzman at Nomocracy in Politic “The Reagan Revolution’s failure
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“Where the Jobs Aren’t” (Mike Church Show Band song from Anthology, available here) – ZeroHedge breaks down this most awful of Unemployment reports. Christina Romans on CNN was positively orgasmic this morning over the “194,000 jobs added we are going to report later today.” See THIS CHART to witness the gradual. sad, decline of men actually working, the root of real employment’s collapse.
UPDATE II: Tom Woods releases video response to Levin, see it and comment now. UPDATE: Mark Levin fan Jen Kuznicki has now taken up the mantle of assailing the motives and character of my friends at The Tenth Amendment Center, here is my response. 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.
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The counter-argument presented by John taylor of Caroline AFTER the government’s lawyer, Wickham, presented his case for the tax. I did not include this in the Carriage Tax Pamphlet but have found it online. Begin reading on pg 423.
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 known 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]
Chris Christie drains the fizzle juice out of the media’s manufactured scandal that he had the GW Bridge closed to settle a score with a “rival” (the mayor of Ft Lee). Christie’s press conference on the matter should settle it but out won’t, that is until the next spotlight hogging, non-story, story is created out of thin, media air
The fizzle, fizzle, fizzle draining from the above story gets louder when the family of the 91 year old who Christie allegedly executed with the shutdown says they don’t agree with that and even adds that “it was her time to go”!!! There ARE a few spiritual people in NJ, well, there’s 1 less now….
268 of 535 members of Congress now have net worths of more than $1 million increasing the impression that the ruling class is out of touch with the ruled. Someone should survey FORMER MOC and see what % of them are multi-bazillionaires (see Newt, Daschle, Delay and Livingston to name a few)
If the sheople do not stand and face the reality that the NSA’s charge (we think) to keep us free from ANY terror attack is to be met then we will continue to surrender more precious liberties to that gold AND will not be able to show a perfect “didn’t get hit” record. In other words, to save our civil liberties we will HAVE to admit and accept that we cannot live in a sterile, free from terrorism environment because it’s impossible to create one around FREE people
NOMOCRACY IN POLITICS: Kevin Gutzman removes the vestments from Saint Scaliai his undressing of the fiction that Scalia is an “originalist’s originalist” as Gutzman shows, Scalia is not an “originalist” at all and neither is the end result of the Reagan Revolution’s goal to redirect the judiciary back to the Constitution
America Unhinged: The National Interest cover story by the same title makes the case that our foreign policy is so belligerent that the rest of the world is nearly united in repulsion. It is nice to see Libs as repulsed by this gross, Narcissistic “exceptionalism” tripe as some of us are [r]epublican takes commanding lead in NC GOP primary race.
Dr Greg Brannon handily wins a straw poll in the Tarheel state showing that [r]epublicanism, when promoted by the right candidate, IS something folks will rally around, just like our Founders generation and the three generations after them did
Vermont is not satisfied with the slow creep of ObamaCare slaughtering the medical services industry over a course of years and wants it done NOW by moving to implement a “single payer system”, Single payer is just another way of saying single provider because that’s what monopolies always produce.
Maybe the Vermonters should ask former Soviets who suffered under a “single payer” utopia in Russia, Yuri Maltsev explains the horrific dirty details of a hospital monopoly turns out to be (don’t mind the smell and unsightliness of cats roaming the halls) “The filth, odors, cats roaming the halls, drunken medical personnel, and absence of soap and cleaning supplies added to an overall impression of hopelessness and frustration that paralyzed the system.”
The Imaginative Conservative: The Progressive God of Change which is the spouse of The Father of Lies. We constantly hear that “progress is unstoppable” but as the great, G.K. Chesterson explained 100 years ago, Progress is only inevitable toward the end result agreed upon, meaning we could just as easily resolve to “progress” toward a revival of the spirit and [r]epublicanism as toward the Hades we are currently on course to arrive at any day now
Double Speak: Democrats pledge to tax future producers, “providing sustenance for their families”, to “provide sustenance” for this currently not producing -the unemployed- to the tune of 6 billions of dollars – Read my monologue on this subject from Wednesday, 8 January’s show
I wonder what gems of flowing wisdom Sara Palin will regale her throngs of insipid admirers when she waxes on the news of Alaska’s not-too-distant date with legalized marijuana?
Due process matters and has mattered since 1215 yet today it is voluntarily squandered by those who are foresworn to uphold it: lawyers. A constitutional system cannot operate without due process among those lawyers AND the lay persons he is supposed to serve
TIC – Brad Birzer wants us to remember the 240th anniversary of the First Continental Congress by reconsidering our foreign policy and the claim that we have become-in a post cold war world- the new, slightly more likable Soviet Union
50 years after “The Great Society” placed its warlock-like-curse on the continent the spell is yet to be broken as “The War on Poverty” has resulted in a war on due process, a war on the productive, a war on The Church and a war on the shreds of the Constitution that remained
INCORPORATIONISTAS SRIKE AGAIN: Here is yet another message string that features uninformed citizens bellyaching about “our constitutional rights” being taken away. This is the curse and the disease that Incorporation has infected the corpus populi with
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?
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.”
LATIN PHRASE OF THE DAY: Nihil set aloud magnum quam multi minute – Every great thing is composed of many things that are small
Saying that S.E. Cupp is the only “conservative voice” on anything shows just how little the term “conservative” means. If an advocate of never-ending wars, Federal Reserve tyranny and the use of the Constitution to abolish “pre-existing conditions” is conservative, what does that make readers of this page? Believing that the “conservative cause” is forwarded by the presence of someone, anyone, Abbie Huntsman included (who is now Al Sharpton’s favorite Republicans), is another indication of just how not-serious the alleged defenders of “conservatism” are. Good grief
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!
Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) files a lawsuit against the Obama administration and ObamaCare because they provided a health insurance subsidy to congressional staffers
Andy McCarthy responds saying that Johnson’s suit (or any from a legislator) is “no more valid than the President breaking the same laws.”
Some say there may be no more miles of NEW roads that can be laid in the U.S. so congested and overrun has the countryside become. Then some wonder if this will lead to a return to [r]epublicanism? I doubt the lack of increase in tar and feather will lead folks back TO culture and out of their wasteland of ACULT (none) most currently roam
Speaking of roads, have you heard that the new Burgermeister of NYC is planning to eliminate the horse drawn carriages that romantically shuttle people around mid-town Manhattan. And what would fill the gap? Oh, AlGore LIVES! Antique-styled, ELECTRIC cars. Good grief
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!?