This Sunday is Groundhog Day aka The KingDude’s Birthday
Mandeville, LA – Mike Church‘s daily Pile of Prep, chock full of the latest [r]epublican news, reading selections and Mike’s preview of Groundhog Day 2014. 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 enormous growth of intellectuals, academics, social scientists, technocrats, engineers, social workers, physicians, and occupational “guilds” of all types in the late 19th century led most of these groups to organize for a far greater share of the pie than they could possibly achieve on the free market. These intellectuals needed the State to license, restrict, and cartelize their occupations, so as to raise the incomes for the fortunate people already in these fields.” -Murray Rothbard
Murray Rothbard offers the most compelling and detailed history of how the Federal Reserve came about AND how those parasites affiliated with the tax code (the one who do nothing productive—ever) ginned the whole thing up TO escape competition (hard work)
From today’s show & discussion “The Creature From Jekyll Island” book. The history of Amtrak’s creation is contained in this memo chain from the Amtrak Historical Society
My latest Opinion Column at the Daily Caller – There Is No Union to Give A State Of
GroundHog Day is Sunday, The SuperBowl is Sunday and the SuperBowl of Death Chefs barbecue and Bourbon sipping aka my birthday, is Sunday. Kinda like Christmas in February, speaking of, here’s my wish list. One of my favorite all-time Bourbons is Jefferson’s and any of the Jefferson’s Reserve, one bottle of this stuff and I think any mash & rye fan is hooked.
What would a regal birthday celebration for a wannabe native son of Scotland be without a bottle of my #2 best spirit, Lavagolin Distiller’s 16 – The best Scotch I sampled while in that country last summer
Rethinking The America Union. “Evaluating The Current Union of States” a symposium suggested by Y/T has now taken up at Nomocracy in Politics. This discussion is, IMHO long overdue and I look forward to provocative debate of the pros and cons of the current order. Essay #1 has been posted by Prof Bruce Frohnnen and it is worthy of your consideration
SAD CONSERVATIVES: When you have to rely o President Obama for a less than bellicose foreign policy on Iran, hidden in a SOTU that was a cheer session for the corporatist, central planning welfare state
TUESDAY’S GUEST: Liberty the God That Failed by Christopher Ferrara
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Presenting George Clinton’s “Cato” letter, Number 3, sometimes referred to as AntiFederalist # 14. Cato explains why a large republic will never work and why smaller ones are preferred
This 1860 classic work details the type of manners and etiquette every young man should learn and live his life by. I just started reading the work myself and look forward to sharing much of it here and on-air. “THE GENTLEMEN’S BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESS”
“Our Federal Government” by Abel Upshur is an 1833 demolition of Justice Joseph Story’s fabricated history of the United States and her Constitution. WARNING: Reading this will increase your resolve to secede!
The Historical Writings of John Fiske, The American Revolution. If you are prepping for the upcoming pop quiz from my friends at Franklin’s Opus, on Valley Forge, this is a good start
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.
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Americans place more faith in the predictive powers of the Groundhog on Groundhog Day that they do in their own Savior and his predictive powers of what Sin will get you. Maybe TradCaths should promote “original weather sin” with Punxatwney Phil as their deity while ere long making Phil a copy of Christ!?
ObamaCare has cost California over $75 MILLION this year, so far, but that didn’t stop the state from rolling out a $1.7 million TV ad campaign
MAKE WAY FOR PRO-CHOICE, ADULTEROUS, DEVOUT CATHOLICS – So now there are scores x 10,000 of devout, GAY Catholics says Eve Tushnet at AmConMag and it is making our Church and our faith that much better. The integrity of “coming out” is a act of the highest piety according to Ms Tushnet, I guess that doesn’t include acts of traditional piety i.e. praying and fasting. Since Church teaching on this is very clear but we are informed must change or be left behind, who is to say that pro-choice Catholics are next to be lionized. How about pro-bigamy or wait, pro-polyamory Catholics, once they gain their “integrity” and blessings from Rome imagine how much greater the Church will be.
You can take it when you can pry from George Mason’s cold, dead fingers! Incorporationistas at Stanford insist that the framers of the 2nd Amendment would never want citizens to own the same weapons the military owns. Wanna bet?
Speaking of the pro-choicers, Ohio’s most infamous baby killer, he of 3rd trimester abortion fame, has been hampered in his butchery by the legislature but remains ever defiant and devoted to his campaign
Libs ratchet up their desperation, decide that Obama is a “Jeffersonian” and therefore Rand Paul is no Jeffersonian of any persuasion in foreign policy. More proof that the corporatist hacks fear for their for their gilded lives of leisure and mastery
Running both the state of the union speeches through the Fleish Kincaid analysis produces a score of 17.6 for Jefferson and an 8.2 for Obama, I will explain this in greater detail in a separate post later today but basically Obama’s speech was pitched at someone with a 8th grade reading level and Jefferson’s to a PhD
Jefferson also ASKED Congress to increase the Naval presence off the Barbary Coast in 1806 SOTU-demolishing Executive war powers claimed by DeceptiCONS & ObamaBot Zombies “The States on the coast of Barbary seem generally disposed at present to respect our peace and friendship; with Tunis alone some uncertainty remains. Persuaded that it is our interest to maintain our peace with them on equal terms or not at all, I propose to send in due time a reenforcement into the Mediterranean unless previous information shall show it to be necessary.”
As our Dear Leader was delivering his State of the Climate speech, promising action to “fix it” which I assume to mean tuning the global thermostat down, this while every measuring device in operation on the planet shows a cooling trend AND the Deep South of North America was experiencing a “once a generation winter storm”… wanna bet?
DeceptiCONNED: Republicans in Congress team up with Chuck Schumer & company to send ROCKETS and other weapons to our new buddies in Syria.
The MyRA is a sad, welfare state cash-grab of Hillary’s infamous “baby bonds”. Notice how the peasants in the article from CBS news are referred to as “workers” as if that is their sole purpose on this earth. Run folks, run very fast before this becomes Bride of Social Security
The oh so smug attitude of some “business writers” must keep Mike Rowe, he of Dirty Jobs fame, up at night wondering if he would end up on America’s Most Wanted for doing the public a favor. e.g. Bloomberg’s Charles Kenny is so convinced no one in the United States would ever want a “Dirty Job” that he wishes them all good riddance and of course has economists from Harvard to back him up. Who will the Harvard snob call when his toilet explodes and he needs a custom made pipe to execute a repair? Bangledesh?
UNC admits it was giving diplomas out to athletes for attending classes that never actually existed thus their grades in said classes never existed either. Oh but a University education is what the athlete goes to an NCAA college for, rightttttttt?
Operation “Squeaky Dolphin” gave British tyrants (we seceded from THEM in 1776, remember) access to almost all social media traffic including YouBoob WITHOUT the companies or customers knowing it
Robert Higgs-The sources of big government are always speculated about but very rarely are they accurate. This analysis [Higgs’] is accurate and explanatory
DeceptiCONNED: House GOP Leaders vote for $965 BILLION “farm bill” loaded with hundreds of billions in crop subsidies supported by the usual “conservative” suspects and of course nearly all the Democrat caucus. THIS is why vesting any time or effort into party politics and Mordor is a waste of time. Therre is no force on earth that is going to curtail, impede or deny the near $1 TRILLION in bribes, giveaways and subsidies save a crashed mentally system.
AmConMag Editor Daniel McCarthy dissects the “conservative…civil war” … this is a fascinating read. I take away a few things but the most focused is McCarthy has identified, without admission, that driving force behind much of his and those opinions he analyzes, union or more specific forced union. The political & philosophical disparities he & subject Paul Gottfried try and explain would not be so focused and important were the theories of leading thinkers of 3 million citizens but are made more so by the scale and scope of the potential recipients
Why I Hate Politics Pt I, Vol I – Read Ross Douthat, a really smart, prolific writer, but woefully imbued with the conceit of the moment which is that we can save Us from Us if we just “reform” our magisterial national legislature. We can’t and this will only deliver more tears and frustration. He is correct, albeit tepidly, that the monster shift underway IS the reform, a shift to localities not just States reclaiming their sovereignty and self government, politics in DC are an impediment to this not an abettor. Assigning a political party-The GOP- as the home of “a better conservatism” is part of the fatal conceit and a misapplication of “conservatism” which is NOT a set of political proposals it is a way of life.
The Grammys continues its tradition of becoming irrelevant by displaying its irrelevant, indulgent brats as the purveyors of our finest “culture” when in truth, this AntiCult exists to feed very uncultured desires. I talked about this 4 years ago here and Mark Steyn wrote about it one decade ago here
To Mark Herring, Attorney General of the Old Dominion, VA. The 14th Amendment was never ratified so if you want to cavort about the state running for governor while refusing to uphold VA’s constitution, you should probably know that.
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LATIN PHRASE OF THE DAY: Spero et captivus nitor – I hope, and though a captive, I strive
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!?