Mandeville, LA – Mike Church‘s daily Pile of Prep, bringing you the day to day activity of the Constitution AND the Declaration of Independence and how it was framed in 1787. Plus the Bowe Bergdahl controversy demonstrates the real-world perils of our never-ending-war policy. 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 American government is plagued by systematic evil of mass proportions, but any tendency to peg the problem of evil as it is exhibited in The Hunger Games on American capitalism, American fascism, socialism, communism, totalitarianism, tyranny in general or simply “the State” is too easy. Too many Catholics attributed the evil they saw in these films to a faulty political system. We seem to want to politicize every problem in our society, but evil is a great and horrible mystery, not something we can vote away with a ballot or write away with a law or pin conveniently to an “-ism” — or even keep at bay through “vigilance.” – Ellen Finnigan
UPDATED: The WSJ claims a “secret video” was actually responsible for the urgency of the Bowe Bergdahl release
FLASHBACK: Bill & Slick Hilly Clinton conspired with then Attorney Eric Holder for the release of 14 FALN Terrorists in 1999. We know this because Dear Leader used this as one of the issue he beat Slick Hilly up with in Democrat debates in 2008
The din or our age is the din of ignorance as anyone can seemingly be induced into repeating something ignorant in the pursuit of Social Media glory. Case in point, I say DOZENS of people linking to THIS STORY purporting to “confirm” that Bowe Bergdalh left a note renouncing his citizenship and his “desertion” but…
Read this story and learn that there is no “confirmation” instead, the “officials” who anonymously squeel in the story only “suspect” that Bergdahl may have deserted. The entire story is dotted with non-conclusive innuendo amid regurgitations of what is already publicly known
LIB REVOLT: Obama is said to have exceeded even his expanded view of his own powers and that’s saying an awful lot since Obama knows NO limits to his power
The Gitmo Paradox: Want to make sure Obama can’t release anyone else from Gitmo without a pardon? Then CONVICT them of something
Patrick J Buchanan: All the Bergdahl swap does is continue the polarization begun so many years ago that is now seemingly unstoppable
How did the Founding Fathers deal with terrorists in their day – The Barbary Pirates – And what we can glean from those dealing
Why won’t Catholic media call out the evil that is prevalent in modern media/cinema like in The Hunger Games? Instead, the evil is not evil but the result of a broken political system and “corruption” but what is human corruption if not the staining of a human soul with spots of evil?
Here’s a homeschool course for teens who want to read the Hunger Games then gain a Christian review of the unjust violence it glorifies in the name of “love”
TIC: The degradation of the term conservative by those who attach commercial and political meaning to it is going to cause irreparable harm to the practice of conserving the good and beautiful and needs to be identified as a cancer and then removed
Even Keynesian, redistributionist hacks at CNN Money have to confess that the “recovery” of 2009-present has been the most lopsided in history with big finance, big stock and big business taking the free truckloads of Fed liquidity all the way to their 5th houses in the Hamptons
The BernYankMe/Yellin housing bubble is about to explode, will Boehner & crew be at the ready to hand out cry rags and TARP checks for those “too big to fail (FANNIE MAE)” this time? Answer=Yes, because for Fannie to fail is for the U.S. Treasury to fail
50 years ago LBJ had Hillary and company embark on “The Great Society”, the quest never delivered the sappy, not-detailed progressive schlock Johnson appeared to propose, or did he?
Was Bowe Bergdahl a traitor or deserter? To use the term traitor as is fashionable to hurl at anyone who questions the warfare state is premature.
The Bergdahl digital paper trail, which is being heralded as proof positive of his less than heroic performance in the army in Afghanistan, is emerging and just as we talked about on today’s program, once your personal correspondence gets into the digital realm there is no putting it back
So you think the homosexual offensive against anyone who maintains their “lifestyle” is abhorrent or contravenes their religious beliefs is limited to photographers and cake salesmen? think again. The “couple” in Colorado that was “disrespected” is running around boasting and bragging that the cake shop must now “respect everyone” entering their cake shop. Who is being discriminated against now? David Mullins, the “disrespected” customer told CBS News. “That the canons of conservatism must beg to be defended against present-day pretenders who mask their ambitions and antinomies under the rubric of conservatism points to a rampant confusion in the ranks of conservatives. Indeed, some conservatives seem to be searching frantically for another word, another designation, that better defines and authenticates their conservative identity and allegiance. The damage done to the meaning of conservatism in the great tradition from Edmund Burke to T. S. Eliot, from Richard Weaver and Russell Kirk to Claes Ryn and George Carey in more recent times is inestimable.”
The History Channels quasi-documentaries on “The World Wars” is filled with non-scholar “experts” like Dick Cheney and other endless war-advocates. To get a grasp on the real history of the complex events that led to the Soviet Union, the German rise of Hitler and the eventual start of WWII, check this piece and the six part BBC series “Behind Closed Doors”
Only libs in media could bemoan the trend that more women are becoming stay-at-home moms because “there are no jobs for them”
Spyin’ Eyes – The NSA is collecting over 50,000 facial images per day, cataloguing and storing them for future use meaning to match you to a location in the past or present
Culture of Death expands. Robert Reich thinks that insane people like me, who think all life is precious and should be protected AND desire to keep what I have earned through my own labors, are literally killing women who are being forced to have babies they should have been able to abort or use contraceptives (subsidized by me) to prevent altogether
Reich’s May 14 column is titled “Right wing policies are literally killing women.” First off, the term “literally” should be used to define something that is done in writing, second
What happens when a society attains the ability to pretend that its citizens can actually know things they have no actual knowledge of? Then again who needs to read great books when you can read what someone else has written about the work by doing a google search?
Will “gotcha” journalism’s epidemic, which has now infected “bloggers” in MS who support Chris McDaniel, cost McDaniel in his bid to unseat incumbent U.S. Senator Thad Cochran?
What does this mean? “Putin is a wake up call for what a post-America world would look like”? You mean what a post-American MILITARY occupied and directed world would look like?
Srdja Trifkovic delivers a point by point rebuttal to Dear Leader’s speech at West Point, a MUST READ for those who have unquenched thirst for robust, non DeceptiCON, Obama bashing
Obama’s plan to defy Posse Comitatus, Article I Section 10 of Constitution by self appointing military action against American citizens to surpress rebellion or citizen unrest. BEar in mind that the Constitutional power at issue requires the “executive or application of the legislature” of a state, request the federal assistance
ABBEVILLE: Brion McClanhan’s wonderful essay on the life and times of Patrick Henry as the real federalist beau ideal, not the derisive “anti-federalist” title his jealous enemies tried to hang on his legacy.
Look up in the air, it’s bird, it’s a plane, no it’s a super waste of resources, a SKYSCRAPER!” Mark Thornton explains why the surge of skyscrapers is always a sign an economic bust is near
Clyde Wilson explores the bigotry Hollywood directs at Southerners through [among other films] war movies
Mordor on the Potomac, the vampire feeding off the wages of the rest of the continent only this vampire is breeding itself a ruling class growing more fat by the year while everyone else gets the Nutra-System treatment. The author suggests cutting spending but that will just send the louts to regroup for the next assault, the only real solution is to disssolve the lair and disperse the human parasites to try their hand at feeding off revenue taken-taxes-not borrowed
While we’re on the subject, just why does Mordor need to build an additional 10 nuclear attack subs seeing as how we already have 70? This $18 BILLION hole in the water we’ll poiur resources into is the reason the “durable goods” number spiked last month. Nothing to see here citizen, eat your Michelle Obama approved food purchased with printed/borrowed money and move along…toward that 2800 ft tall cliff straight ahead
I wonder what John McCain would advise President Obama to do if a Syrian citizen donned a suicide vest and blew up a CIA building in Dallas? Of course, when an American citizen dons that vest and blows up a government building in Syria he gets an “attaboy” from McCain et al. Will Assad get the joke?
America-Secede Or Die. The Great State of Jefferson is about to become a reality if NoCal voters approve the measure to go to the next step (likely). Will Sacramento send in troops to put down the rebellion?
PagaNation: For you who remain unconvinced that the war we are most urgently going to be fighting, very soon, is for the very souls or souls of our civilization. The SSM, “there can be no rules based on Faith in professional life” crowd has just won the day in Britain where Catholics training to become M.D.’s in OBGYN are told they are better off EMIGRATING than trying to gain a license in the U.K. This is coming to the U.S. and anyone who thinks the Tea Party or the “grass roots” is going to stop it is woefully mis-informed.
PagaNation II: The Pagans are back and they are angry. Now comes a pair of homosexual activists at UVA who file a FOIA request for a professors cellphone records and travel records because…wait for it… he openly opposes SSM
Scratch Governor Bobby Jindal off the [r]epublican list (if he was ever on it). The geniuses in the LA Legislature, who have presided over the evisceration of private property and low tax integrity (LA is in top 10 for declining median income since 2001) now want to try their hand at “fixing the healthcare system” while guaranteeing coverage for pre-existing conditions. That’s a fancy way of saying that everyone who is healthy is guaranteed either A. higher premiums or B. Reduced benefits under current premiums
WaPo editorial: The VA debacle is actually a running tally of the true cost of our never-ending wars Here’s some more fuel for the “Tea Party sold-out to the GOP” crowd.“The Great GOP-Tea Party Merger”.
Want the REAL, Constitutional based scoop on the BLM’s claims to NV ranch lands? My essay and audio feature will give you all the facts needed to learn of the abuse of power underway by the Federal government
VIDEO: Per my conversation about Beyonce’s lewd and pornographic music comes this lecture on Music and Its Influence On Culture – Few will listen and share because the indictment is near universal in these United States, that doesn’t make the lecturer wrong it makes the unrepenent viewer guilty
When the “intellectual” takes a fancy to war, he can make it sound like something other than the violent, deadly, destructive catastrophe it is
Q: Was the 14th Amendment ever ratified? A: No, and Forrest MacDonald has the proof.
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NEW – If you wonder why I refuse to deviate from the opposition to our bellicose foreign policy and all that it conjures up, read this most important essay about the effects of “War, Power and Supremacy” Here’s an excerpt. “Except for the inhabitants of certain former states of the Confederacy, particu- larly Virginia, Tennessee, and Georgia, Americans have no experience at the other end of the process of radicalization. They have not suffered the fate of having been demonized, followed by savage in- vasion where no quarter is given, commu- nities laid waste—and that succeeded by a period of occupation replete with the usual antics of unscrupulous exploita- tion and further brutalizing acts. Lacking such a historical memory, finding it easy to dismiss the Southern experience, and, furthermore, being inclined by nature and education to discount history in general, Americans lack both the internalized ex- perience of the vanquished and the incli- nation to suspect a political establish- ment that promotes such barbarism as a new principle of global supremacy.”
NEW – Don’ t take anyone else’s word for what happened in the Federal Convention of 1787, read it for yourself in this online version of Farrand’s Records of the Federal Convention of 1787-Volume I
Are agrarian [r]epublicans making a comeback? Dr Allan C Carlson seems to think so, here are some of his RARE lectures to listen to and watch
Well whaddayouknow, the NSA programs are carried out under an Executive Order signed by President Reagan in 1981 Donald Livingston explains the path that Lincoln took to subjugate the Southern States to the Northern with all the facts of the story in place. Take an afternoon and enjoy…
How were young boys taught American History “back in the day”? Read just 1 issue of the bi-annul St Nicholas Reader and you will understand what has happened
The works of William Graham Sumner include a brilliant essay titled “The Forgotten Man” published in 1883. You can read the entire collected works under this title here, or find the abridged version with only The Forgotten Man essay in it on this site here
Why is it a bad idea to have a standing army just laying around? CATO, the 18th century Whig, read by most of the Founders, explains as an Englishmen, meaning this school of thought comes from the conservative tradition the Founders inherited and defended
When you hear your “conservative” friends yodel on endlessly about the “Liberal Media” or the corrupt “MSM” as they are convinced this is a recent event, send them here to go read Mark Twain’s speech of 1873 about the “corrupt press”
Here’s an interesting work that I recently discovered “The Crowd” by Guztave Le Bron a fascinating study of how crowds control nations and what nations become control crowds. No, it isn’t a paradox, it is the study of how inertia in public affairs is almost always missing when “change” is lusted for
Albert J Nock’s: Isaiah’s Job (from Tuesday, 4 Feb, 2014 show-Ed.), the story of how the Remant is to be kept animated and active if Man is to survive perdition (our own path to destruction)
If you haven’t read Dante’s Inferno in a while, this site has the entire work broken down by segment/chapter, character and more
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. [/private]
The Fame of Our Fathers: What makes a famous Founder famous and why are so many, once famous, now not known at all? The answer lies partly in the fickleness of any given age and what it needs to exalt itself, the rest comes from the Founders own pursuit of Fame as I chronicled in Fame of Our Fathers. Here’s an audio sample explaining “conditores imperiorum” and you can buy the 3 CD set there
There are six truths about pornography according to TownHall’s Matt Barber. This is a provocative piece that challenges the porn USERS to do something about the cancer of porn
LATIN PHRASE OF THE DAY: “Beatus vir qui timet Dominum, in mandates emus volet nimis” – Happy is the man who fears the Lord, who is all the more willing to follow his commands