Mandeville, LA – Today’s Pile of Prep: most of the stories and research used to put together the Mike Church Show on the Veritas Radio Network’s CRUSADE Channel. 2016 is here and WELCOME to the All-New, Mike Church Show on the CRUSADE Channel, listen LIVE for Free (don’t cost nuthin’).
Sapientia et Veritas – “Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes; and armies, and debts, and taxes are the known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few. In war, too, the discretionary power of the Executive is extended; its influence in dealing out offices, honors, and emoluments is multiplied; and all the means of seducing the minds, are added to those of subduing the force, of the people. The same malignant aspect in [r]epublicanism may be traced in the inequality of fortunes, and the opportunities of fraud, growing out of a state of war, and in the degeneracy of manners and of morals endangered by both. No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.” – James Madison, Political Observations, 20 April, 1795
Buchanan, Can James Madison’s Republic Endure Never Ending Wars? – If you missed the news dump out of Afghanistan the other day, you missed outgoing commander General John Campbell’s assessment that 2016 “could be worse than 2015”. Buchanan notes that 15 years, that’s right FIFTEEN YEARS IN, the United States is no closer to “securing Afghanistan” than in was in November 2001, ditto that for the disaster we have created in Iraq. Buchanan is postively cynical in his final assessment: “Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded,” wrote James Madison, “No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.” Perhaps Madison was wrong. Otherwise, with no end to war on America’s horizon, the prospect of this free republic enduring is, well, doubtful.” This is what I have been saying on-air for years and continue to say. If DC won’t end the UnJust, unDeclared, not “winnable” wars, then it is time to leave DC. S E C E D E
Jefferson Heard “the knell of the union” in 1820, too bad he couldn’t act upon it – “I thank you, Dear Sir, for the copy you have been so kind as to send me of the letter to your constituents on the Missouri question. it is a perfect justification to them. I had for a long time ceased to read the newspapers or pay any attention to public affairs, confident they were in good hands, and content to be a passenger in our bark to the shore from which I am not distant. but this momentous question, like a fire bell in the night, awakened and filled me with terror. I considered it at once as the knell of the Union. it is hushed indeed for the moment. but this is a reprieve only, not a final sentence. a geographical line, coinciding with a marked principle, moral and political, once concieved and held up to the angry passions of men, will never be obliterated; and every new irritation will mark it deeper and deeper. I can say with conscious truth that there is not a man on earth who would sacrifice more than I would, to relieve us from this heavy reproach, in any practicable way.
I regret that I am now to die in the belief that the useless sacrifice of themselves, by the generation of $76. to acquire self government and happiness to their country, is to be thrown away by the unwise and unworthy passions of their sons, and that my only consolation is to be that I live not to weep over it. if they would but dispassionately weigh the blessings they will throw away against an abstract principle more likely to be effected by union than by scission, they would pause before they would perpetrate this act of suicide on themselves and of treason against the hopes of the world. to yourself as the faithful advocate of union I tender the offering of my high esteem and respect. Th. Jefferson”
Wesley Allen Riddle: Wars Bring The Many Under The Domination Of The Few – This 1995 speech could be a monologue from a 2015 Mike Church Show. Professor Riddle was correct to predict the coming war-industry. “But whether we can reconstruct the bulwarks of liberty to meet the challenges of a post-Cold War epoch depends in part on our keeping out of unnecessary wars. Our first responsibility to the world should be to be worthy of emulation—like a “Shining City set upon a Hill.” Jefferson exhorted us in the same inaugural address to pursue what he termed an essential principle of our government, namely, “peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations, entangling alliances with none.”
War IS a Racket But U.S.A. Led War Is An Enduring Industry – General Campbell testified to Congress (see Buchanan above) and basically reported that the United States will be in Afghanistan forever; that we must ship more helicopters and planes there plus the ordinance needed to bomb the Taliban back to 2001 et cetera. You get the impression that the general is more describing the construction of a Wal-Mart styled military trading post in Afghanistan than conducting a war effort to “protect America”.
The Big Sleazy Eats Its Young Under John Bel Edwards – The news is out that John Bel Edwards, who recenetly reneged on Governor Jindal’s prudent plan to cut welfare and Medicaid “benefits” to working age men, has torpedoed the TOPS program that funds in-state tuitions for college students who are Louisiana Residents. Of course the TOPS program is based upon the principle that Louisiana parents, having paid Louisiana taxes for the 18 years their kids are growing, have banked the $$$ for the TOPS program. A dubious assertion about as true as the $$$ banked in the Social Security, fictitious “trust fund”. 278 Constitution amendments, who knows how many “boards” and “councils” brought into existence by those amendments and 1974 Constitution and LA parents now face what some of us have been predicting for over a decade: This state’s financial system CANNOT survive as currently constituted. The Constitution of 1974 needs a repeal and rewrite convention. Sorry, levee board members and “police”, you are finished as are the hacks that make up the “BESE” board which has produced “LESS-ee” education. ‘Murican’s being arrogant ‘Muricans though, expect a bailout ala Greece and CA and no action until SkyNet launches…. *sigh*
LISTENER VIDEO: Now I’ve Found, That The World Is
Round Flat – Listener, Andrew ffrom FL prepared this video which contains a call he made to me in November of last year, to try and prove that the planet Earth is actually flat and not round. Andrew’s evidence is impressive yet not conclusional but the subject is fascinating. Does anyone want to provide a counter video? Contact me here and load ‘er up!
Modern Wrong World Attacks St Augustine Center As “Hate Group” – The Southern Poverty Law Center has added Brother André Marie’s St Augustine Institute, the entity that produces the Philosophia Perennis lecture series and the broadcast home of our very own ReConquest Radio Show. Really!? Yes, really. If you need any more proof that modern ‘Muricah is irredeemably corrupt, uses the law to call the meek the proud and the loving hateful, I challenge you to refute this using this story and for extra credit, refute it citing the Harris County TX Grand Jury’s indictment on David Daleidan for filming Planned Parenthood’s human baby sacrifices to the almighty dollar. Brother was contacted by a TV station in Boston for comment, Brother was typically candid and meek.
“We’re not a hate group. We’re a love group,” said Brother Andre Marie at the St. Benedict Center, home to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Marie and his group are listed under “radical traditional Catholicism” on the SPLC’s Hate Map. A 2007 report on the SPLC website described the group’s religious beliefs to include “anti-Semitism, angry opposition to homosexuality and a desire to convert others to their hardline views.” The Diocese of Manchester told Fox 25 Investigates the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary doesn’t have any recognition by the Catholic Church in New Hampshire. “We want to make a Catholic America,” said Marie. “Does that mean we want to convert people by force? Of course not. We don’t have the means and we don’t have the inclination to do that.”
Actual Socialists To Bernie Sanders: “Stop, You’Re Not A Socialist!” – A member of the Danish Parliament tells Bernie Sanders that “Nordic Socialists” are not the “socialists” that Sanders wants all of ‘Muricah to become.
Trumpzilla Feels The Same Bern of Tyranny: Gubbmint Can Be Harnessed To Fix “The Story of Us” – Ben Shapiro posits the idea that the people backing Trumpzilla want him to do the same thing that the people backing Bernie Sanders want: seize control of Article II Executive Power and use it heavy handedly to achieve their personal policy outcomes many of which are frankly, diabolical. Still think that “constitutional democracy is the best method ever invented in the history of histories?
Pro-Life Yewts Set Out To Prove That “Love Conquers All” – You have to love this story: a young lady has organized a campaign to send Valentine’s Day cards and deliver flowers to abortion clinic workers, expressing their love for their souls and urging them to stop the killing by quitting the macabre abortion industry. As one NOLA woman said on WWL TV after she survived Hurricane Katrina “This is proof dat dey is a Gawd”.
Lenten Memorial: The Way We Were – Paul Lavin takes inventory of the pathetic state of spiritual affairs that ‘Muricah is currently suffering and sinning mightily under and it all officially begins (it was present before VII) with the regrettable event known as Vatican II.
National Review “Conservatives” To Trump Voting :Conservatives”: “Drop Dead” –MBD zeroes in on the phenomenon of uppity, NGO connected Republicans, and their privileged disdain at the fact that middle class voters won’t do what they are told to do.
WOW-The Gaystapo Has Actually Lost A Court Case! – Kim Davis will not be forced to sign then issue “marriage licenses” to homosexual “couples”. The ruling says nothing about the heresy of “marrying” homosexuals which shall continue apace.
Trumpzilla: War War War, Bomb, Bomb, Bomb, Nearly Kill, Kill, Kill – Trumpzilla calls Theodore Rafael Cruz a name I will not repeat here because Cruz does not advocate waterboarding. Notice that Trumpzilla has slowly picked up bad habits from DeceptiCONS the longer he is the GOP front-runner. Sad….
Tedly CruzRight is Still Not Eligible For The Presidency – If Ted Cruz’s mother did not declare him to be an American citizen, born in Canada, at the time of his birth, then he is by default, a Canadian citizen. This just adds another wrinkle to Cruz’s ineligibility that continues to embarrass and disgrace the term “conservative”.
Send In The Clowns, There Ought To Be Clowns – At the Ben Carson victory “watch party” in New Hampshire, there were more inflated balloons then there were supporters.
When Blasphemy Becomes Comedy Comedians Become Blasphemers – The fact that Jimmy Kimmel’s producers saw no problem casting Our Lord as a GOP candidate repeating GOP one-liners tells you everything you need to know about our pathetic state of moral affairs.
When ISIS Isn’t Enough, Invoke EMP’s – Theodore Rafael Cruz has escalated the war-hawk rhetoric of glowing sand and carpet bombing because now the Chinese or the Romulans or some other unidentified boogeyman is coming to “destroy ‘Muricah” with an EMP detonation over Kansas and only Ted can save us from the loss of our Etsy stores.
Everything You Have Ever Imagined About Fake Politicians: Confirmed – At Saturday night’s GOP “debate”, candidate Rubio could not escape his memorized answers to debate questions to the point that NJ Governor Chris Christie couldn’t pass the opportunity to point out the obvious. All Rubio did was execute the other candidates pre-hearsed, disingenuous answers poorly.
Incorporationistas Rebuked For First Time, You See, It Can Be Done, It Can Be – A University of Wisconsin student insists that has has a “first amendment right” to watch porn in public places is denied his non-existent “rights” by an appeals court
The Fall of The
Roman ‘Murican Empire – The Roman historian Livy predicted the fall of the ‘Murican empire in cataloguing the degrading state of the Roman Empire. Consider that Rome fell as an empire of licentious horndogs (how ‘Murican of them!) but became home of the empire of Christ The King, replacing orgies with Masses, gluttonous feasts with the modest yet filling Eucharist and banal columned temples with the majestic cathedrals that once made all of Europe’s skylines, beautiful sights to guide sailors and travelers home. Brad Birzer reminds us that not a single member of the Founders caucus believed their “republic” would be lasting, indeed: “[N]ot a single serious member of the founding generation believed the American republic was alive and well by the time of his or her individual death. Each thought the republic had already become a thing of the past.”
Buchanan: The awful events that inspired the 60’s political revolutions have now become permanent parts of our society. – Today’s hissy fit aimed at the Establishment may fail but like those previous revolutions, the Establishment will ultimately be toppled. The question is then, Patrick, WHAT/WHO will the next “Establishment” be made of? If it is not a definitively Christian one, it must therefore, form from the previous errors and produce a monstrous mutation like those murderous regimes we love to pretend we don’t live in and are only images on our TV/Movie screens.
The Establishment To Trumpzilla: We’ll Just Go AROUND You – Megan McArdle acts as spokesperson for the gentrified servants of our Mordorian Masters as they begin to plot their course to continued parasitic bliss. “The civil service will interpret a Donald Trump presidency as damage and route around it.”
N’Yah, N’Yah, BooBoo, My Abortion’s Better Than Yours – The Atlantic has published a horrid excuse for journalism that glorifies, for example, a “friend” who, prior to Roe V Wade, actually murdered her “friend’s” baby with a coat hanger because “nobody else would do it”. for those that believe our year and age is the most depraved, I offer this as exhibit A, it took a depraved and mortally sinful public to accept Roe and the fact is, that murderous public was alive and lethal PRIOR to Roe. S E C E D E from Modern Roman before it comes for you.
RUN Like Father NOT Like Son, The Ballad of Ron and Rand – WHY did Senator Rand Paul choose to endorse Mitch McConnell, Endorse Mitt [for brains] Romney, haul water for AIPAC, recite ideologue pledges “‘Muricah is greatest country in the world”? Because he wanted to score a POLITICAL victory and didn’t fret about the educational value of running on principles, tried and true (Paul tried to outCruz the huckster Cruz). Daniel McCarthy sums it up: “Ron Paul didn’t have illusions about any of this. His campaigns were educational rather than directly political; winning the nomination—let alone the White House—wasn’t the point. That’s not to say his efforts and those of his campaign staff (I was one of them in 2008) weren’t sincere: pushing as hard as possible for the nomination was the best way to advance the educational effort as well. But knowing what the odds against his winning were, Ron Paul fought on because there was always something else to be achieved.”
PUBLIUS-Ted Cruz is STILL Not a Natural Born Citizen & No Massaging Of “Precedent” Will Change It – No matter the facts of the case, no matter tghe clear, unambiguous historical record, no matter the PURPOSE the Founders put the “Natural Born Citizen” clause into Article II of The Constitution, the rabid, vulgar and downright despicable tactics being employed to defend Cruz and distort if not outright deny “The Founders Original Intent” reveals what I have been telling you for years: The Constitution is D-E-D, Dead, and it is precisely her alleged advocates who have brandished their long knives and stabbed the old gal to death.
The Candle In The Wind, “Conservative” Punditocracy, Likes Tradewind Rubio…Today – In another piece of evidence proving that “conservatism” is D E D Dead, watch the “conservative media” fall over itself to change horses, mid-stream, and float downstream with Cuban born citizen, Marco Rubio. Somewhere, Charlie Sheen is laughing at this saying: “winning!”
The Great Escape Cannot Escape The Magisterium – The life of actor Steve McQueen presents a sad tale riddled with worldly successes that most would mistakenly conclude would lead to happiness. Alas, McQueen never found happiness and ended his life asking the Reverend Billy Graham to counsel him on Christianity. As hopeful as this story is, devout Catholic readers will be torn by the concluding paragraphs and therein lies the essential problem of our modern American/Western world: There is nothing ambiguous about what’s at stake here, the only thing murky is why so many have allowed the imperative clarity of the singular teaching authority to be questioned.
Seattle To God: Drop Dead! (If You REALLY Existed, That Is) – The scientific mysteries of Creation seem to keep scientists buzzing and TV producers working. They also keep atheists plying their eternally excruciating craft, destined to be experienced by more Northwestern ‘Muricans than garden variety Southern heretics. While the Atheist believes there is nothing to believe in and the agnostic believes that there is no such thing as belief. By contrast the Northwestern ‘Murican cannot use the term “believe” because outside of the Seahawks and Trailblazers, “Faith” is what you name your bastard, hippy, sorta-love child.
Illinois Election Panel To The Founders: “Drop Dead!” – An IL Board of elections has sanctified the “natural born citizenship” of Theodore Rafael Cruz because “he was born of an American citizen mother and had to take no steps to achieve naturalization”. The board further ordered the history quoting and ratified intent abiding citizenry, all 18 of us, that “Further discussion on this issue is unnecessary.” Got that citizen!? If the Miracle Amendment (14) says what it doesn’t say because we need to validate current opinions and aspirations, then the Founders be damned. You people cheering this Constitution slander will get the “make it up as we go along” “constitutional government they deserve, unfortunately, so will the rest of us. S E C E D E. I am bringing back the “If At First You Don’t Secede, Try, Try Again.”
Trumpzilla Roars Into NH, Tedly Cruz Right “Is a Man of Insults” – One day after allegedly having his “nose bloodied” while suffering “blows to the body” that revealed the “weakness of his ground game”. Haha. Trump, in typical Trumpian fashion, roared with confidence at a rally in NH, all the points he previously hammered icnluding building walls and repealing and replacing ObamaCare but that’s just the warm-up….
Trumpzilla Roars II VIDEO – “They are going to sue his a** off… the Democrats… sue his a** off, you know why!? Because he was born in Canada and that’s a big problem.” Trump knows that there is no “conservative” answer to the charge that he is NOT a Natural Born Citizen as defined by the ratifiers of the Constitution and though he runs the risk of sounding “old hat”, the “Barry Obama, born in Kenya” crowd will follow this LEGITIMATE beef to its legal conclusion despite the dubious protestations of “conservative” Republicans. Cruz is NOT eligible and neither is Rubio, see here and here.
Paging Mark Levin: The Most Droolworthy Puff Piece You Will Ever Read About Ted Cruz – The author cannot disguise her starstruck, true-believer in the benevolent power of the State if placed into the hands of “conservative” Machiavelli’s like Theodore Rafael Cruz (a crush the author self-evidently holds). Note the adulation attached to divining, via A Time for Truth, Cruz’s ingenious “immigration position” as a “Rosetta stone”. This piece is further confirmation that the communist strong-men have won. The “conservative” American media and populace are obsessed with “electing” their own strong-man to e.g. obliterate all signs that Obama ever existed; that all out, carpet bombing war is the first tool in their non-diplomatic “diplomacy”; and that a wall must be built to protect the greatest people in the history of earth from the ostensibly worst, read “loser”, people in the history of earth. At least the Russians and Nazis resisted the urge to blame the Greeks, Europe’s version of poor, enterprising Mexicans, for their self-inflicted suicides. I can imagine Ms. Greider being a part of the infamous American diplomatic trip to Stalin’s Potemkin village, giddily reporting on how awesome this thing called communism is going to be.
Why The Confederate Indefensible Is Defensible To Honest Liberals – When a New Orleans area dad takes his son for a tour of the original grounds at Arlington, Robert E Lee’s home, he is surprised to find that there was a man behind the “racist” statue, a man, whose life’s history remains worthy of defending and preserving, especially from spaghetti spined politicians like NOLA Mayor Mitch Landrieu. “If we don’t demand better, we don’t deserve better. I was ignorant because I didn’t do my job as a citizen to understand the facts. I let myself be taken by a sound bite. It’s not enough to vote. We have to understand what we are voting for. We as citizens must demand that our leaders lead, which shouldn’t be confused with herding voters with incendiary rhetoric and politics as blood sport. Leading in America requires vision, passion, and compromise. And every once in awhile, the courage to defend the unpopular.”