Mandeville, LA – Mike Church’s daily Pile of Prep, chock full of how Lincoln’s Gettysburg speech founded the Church of American Exceptionalism 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. “Whether the thirteen United States should be reduced to one great republic, governed by one legislature, and under the direction of one executive and judicial; or whether they should continue thirteen confederated republics, under the direction and controul of a supreme federal head for certain defined national purposes only? This enquiry is important, because, although the government reported by the convention does not go to a perfect and entire consolidation, yet it approaches so near to it, that it must, if executed, certainly and infallibly terminate in it.” – “Brutus” as reported by Jeff taylor in his book Politics on a Human Scale: The American Tradition of Decentralism,
American gospel: Gettysburg. My description of the American State as a god and it’s deeds as acts of its apostles is echoed in a BRILLIANT essay written by Richard Gamble, read it!
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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
It’s all about SCALE: Someone other than me is onto to the whole “The Constitution set us up for consolidated failure from the get-go” as this new book shows and this essay illustrates at Nomocracy
Marky Mark Wahlberg loses it in interview for film “Lone Survivor” over other actors saying that ACTING like a soldier [on film] is more stressful than BEING a soldier
Guess that adage: Is it “Age” or is it”WEIGHT, before beauty?” Well if new polls are any indication it is WEIGHT as Chris Christy beats Slick Hilly for President
Shut Up & Drill: Remember the predictions about the Bakken oil field becoming the richest oil reserve on Earth? Remember the “60 million acres” chorus of libs who insisted there was nowhere left to drill but we could max out the current acreage, roll in some cornathol, buy Prius’s and we’d be all set? Well the Bakken is set to eclipse Saudi Arabia as the most productive oil-reserve on earth!
Last Train to Brokesville – The Budget Deficit for October was a mere $91.6 BILLION in October as DC pie cutters rejoice in the good news! But wait, didn’t he government “partially shut-down” for nearly 18 days in October? Weren’t we hearing of disastrous “cuts” to “defense” and “food stamps” as well and they still managed to spend more than was taken in by an amount larger than the GDP of TEXAS!?
“Bring out your dead! Bring out your dead!” – 106,000 signed up for ObamaCare in Oct., far short of the projections of those nearly 79,000 signed up through state exchanges meaning that massive requests for subsidies are forthcoming. Only 27,000 fancied the ObamaGirl model enough to sign up with her
DeceptiCONNED: Just as Pat Buchanan predicted, Senators Graham, McCain & Co. begin their lobbying on Netanyahu’s behalf to torpedo any peace arrangement that can be made with the Persians, umm, I mean those savage, less than human Iranians. Oh & Ted Cruz thinks its a terrible deal too, almost guaranteeing an Exceptional response will be forthcoming from his Cruzers
Meanwhile, our “allies” poke and prod us to “do something” about Iran that does NOT involve diplomacy meaning we do their dirty work and get to pay for it to. Can you say “retreat”?