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 they were framed in the summers of 1776 and then 1787. There is also a predictable move afoot to give Amnesty another go inn the House of Representin’. 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. “That is not a just government, nor is property secure under it, where arbitrary restrictions, exemptions, and monopolies deny to part of its citizens that free use of their faculties, and free choice of their occupations. If the United States mean to obtain or deserve the full praise due to wise and just governments, they will equally respect the rights of property, and the property in rights.” – James Madison as quoted in Ilya Somin’s “Political Ignorance” book
“Chelsea” Manning rats out the U.S. military high command (and the Lindsay Graham’s that give it life) again, alerting us to the “wag the dog” reality of the Iraq War reporting
DeceptiCONNED: GOP stakes out it’s latest “outrage”, the violence escalating in Iraq, as and example of “Obama’s lack of leadership etc etc. But recall that Obama voted against Bush/Cheney War that was erroneously begun by the same DeceptiCONS
L.A. Kings fans shoot down what they think is an L.A.P.D. drone monitoring their exit from Friday night’s final championship game
DeceptiCONNED II: Now Karl Rovians are plotting “Mitt Romney: The 3rd Time’s The Charm”
The MEANING of Eric Cantor’s loss will of course be debated on all the pundit-swill shows. John Fund, gets out the starting gate first and I think has largely nailed the main takeaway: Immigration “reform” and any deal with Obama is probably dead
UPDATE: Our illegal alien “guests” in TX AZ can’t bring themselves to eat not-authentic Tex Mex breakfast burritos as their numbers swell and talk of the worsening situation becoming an invasion escalates
Slick Hilly and her namesake Slick Willie have amassed a revolving door fortune [made possible through the perverted synergy between gubbmint and corrupt, big-business] yet continue to deny their wealth.
The rise of the “Warrior Cop” continues as police departments across the amber waves of camoflouge vehicles, “armor up” with the spolis of our undeclared, extraordinarily costly wars, which will get more costly to the public if the Warrior Cop fad isn’t slowed down. I’ve been warning of the side effects of our belligerent rampages as Empire of the Universe, like this form the NY Times story. “ ‘You have a lot of people who are coming out of the military that have the ability and knowledge to build I.E.D.’s and to defeat law enforcement techniques,’ Sgt. Dan Downing of the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department told the local Fox affiliate, referring to improvised explosive devices, or homemade bombs. Sergeant Downing did not return a message seeking comment.” [emphasis mine]
DeceptiCONNED II: NOW the GOP feigns outrage and shock that between 80 and 90 Obama Admin “officials” knew of the Bergdahl deal before anyone in Congress did. No surprise here folks, the President is treating the domestic government (Congress) the same as he treats foreign governments AND the domestic citizenry.
Can the Leviathan we currently suffer under continue functioning, albeit dysfunctionally, as it grows more out of scale? Ilya Somin doesn’t think the Founders believed that [r]epublicanism would work that way
Nomocracy: Is Secession a Right? [Yes, it is-emphasis mine] “Further, the Declaration of Independence need not be read to endorse only a limited right of secession. The passage that refers to light and transient causes forms part of a discussion of when change of government is prudent, but the issue that concerns us here is not prudence, but rights.”
Judges get into the bad habit of issuing “no knock” warrants to nail meth makers doing $50 drug deals. Cops get into the worse habit of throwing flash-bang grenades in the houses without warning. A baby in Georgia is fighting for its life right now after getting a flash-bang thrown into it’s crib
NY Times’ David Brooks takes a look at the latest effort by “conservatives” at “reform” and concludes that decentralization cannot fix what only “energetic government” can. Funny, but “energetic government” is precisely the term used by nationalists at the time the Constitution was ratified, how’d that turn out?
The porous souther border combined with federal judge rulings mandating accommodation of illegals has thrown the immigrant problem into the migrant crisis. San Diego is so overrun detention camps have reached capacity
Bruce Frohnnen’s essay on the HOW of American culture and the people that made it (when we had a culture) is a nice historical overview
The nanny staters have decided that FDA now needs to help set the price of “premium cigars”. “So what Mike, what’s the big deal!?” Well, they have chosen $10 per stick as the “premium” price meaning anything BELOW $10 will be treated and regulated like a cigarette. Gee, I wonder which industry has an interest in this rule?
So what is the problem with having 37,000 denominations of Christianity as opposed to just 1? Well for starters, it allows the National Cathedral to “welcome” a transgendered and gay “priest” to perform June 22nd’s services. How long before polyamory priests get in on the action?
Oh, so NOW the GOP in the House of Representain’ wants to seek an impeachment of Eric Holder. The previous egregious acts of gun trafficking, IRS “agent” abusing the tax code, The shredding of the 4th and 5th Amendment were not enough but failure to enforce immigration laws, well that’s a bridge too far!
Just when you think the rot of morality that has become as common as underwear changes can’t get any worse, comes the story of a woman who is robbed of groceries after her car crashes into a tree and she dies while her 2 and 4 year old children are still in the car!
It is difficult to understand the thinking behind those who see “revolution” as armed conflict aimed at anyone who works for The State as is evidenced by the Las Vegas couple who went on a shooting rampage to start their “revolution” and wound up taking out a cop
Now the “official story” changes and Obama hacks claim that Bergdahl’s LIFE was threatened if Obama consulted anyone!? Sounds like a ransom deal in a Mel Gibson movie to me
NYTimes questions, along with others in Bergdahl’s platoon, whether any soldiers were killed in “The Hunt For Bowe Bergdahl”
Nomocracy in Politics: Kevin Gutzman sets the record straight on the ratified Constitution’s definition of The Presidency “Just a President, Not a Prince or King or a Policeman
“If at First You Don’t Secede, Try ,Try Again” but don’t tell Obama you plan to. Dear Leader reminds the Scots that Lincoln outlawed secession from Britain (1776 excepted) and he reminds the Brits that Lincoln outlawed secession from the EU too.
Impeachment anyone? As I have detailed on the radio show and dozens of times, the latest with Kevin Gutzman, The Obama power grabs are unprecedented and worthy of impeachment. WaPo’s Karen Tumulty addresses this with today’s guest Bruce Fein
Obama slipped up and thought that people learning the truth about Bowe Bergdahl would just look the other way, as sheople do, but they learned that when it comes to distorting our vainglorious military empire in any way, the partisans on both sides will not comply
If Obama and Co. weren’t so desperate to falsely prove their devotion to the military wounded they might have pulled a Stalin (an easy impersonation for Obama) and told the Taliban “we don’t exchange Privates for Mullahs”
DeceptiCONNED: The fake God of self defense, the NRA, blows it when they demean Texans who pack their weapons publicly in campaign to eliminate big-box bans on open carry. After Texans revolt against the chief promoters of the anti-federalist cancer that is the Incorporation Doctrine, the fake Gods relent. Maybe the commandment to not worship graven images should be invoked against th NRA Eagle
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
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
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”
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?
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.
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]
John Stossel makes great points on why the U.S. foreign policy machine has been wrong about Iraq, then Afghanistan and will be seriously wrong if it succeeds in the same tactic/strategy in Iran
Kevin Williamson kneels before the altar of capitalism and finds it refreshinhg and saving while Catholicism is found wanting and not with the times. Of course, Catholics readily admit the modern Church’s problems are many but that is not the fault of the Liturgy, it is in spite of it
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