Mandeville, LA – Mike Church’s daily Pile of Prep, chock full of the latest on Harry Reid’s Senate by majority rule-the “nuclear option”- promoted by Thomas Jefferson 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 assemblies of cantons, then, elect for the districts; those of districts for circles; and those of circles for the national assemblies. Some of these highest councils, too, are in a considerable degree self-elected, the regency partially, the judiciary entirely, and some are for life. Whenever, therefore, an esprit de corps, or of party, gets possession of them, which experience shows to be inevitable, there are no means of breaking it up, for they will never elect but those of their own spirit” – Thomas Jefferson to TO P. S. DUPONT DE NEMOURS, 1816
Marco Rubio ascends to the NeoCon Acropolis, the American Enterprise Institute stage to do his best John Bolton impersonation and warn Republicans that America not ruling the world by conquest and spying is a recipe for Armageddon.
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H.L. Mencken is worth reading on many topics but especially on Gettsyburg, you will find his entire critique of Lincoln’s “Gospel” beginning on page 173
The biography of Albert Gallatin is worth knowing and this “American Statesman” book on him is a good start
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
Let’s go nuclear. Harry Reid finally gets majority rule in the Senate ending the cloture vote requirement on most measures in favor of a bare majority. This may turn out to be more provocative than most think as it opens the door to pass balanced budgets and foreign aid cuts by bare majority
I think Daniel McCarthy is basically correct that ending the 60 vote cloture rule will basically put partisanship into a pair of cement boots and render the Senate a party power chamber beyond what it already is
HealthCare.gov crashes while Kathleen Sebelius is giving a demonstration on the site and how much it has improved. “It happens everyday” chortled the navigator who was guiding the tour. Just wait until waiting lists for procedures start to occur and let’s see just how long the “it happens everyday” excuse goes
Libs, despondent at ObamCare and unwilling to defend their previous expansions of State power now turn their fire on high school football because it robs math classes of revenue!? Yeah, you read that right, read on, [r]epublicans….
Good grief, cheerleader much? CNN’s Erin Burnett practically grabs a set of pom pons to cheer ObamaCare in interview with Rand Paul. You won’t see a more giddy endorsement of government services than this, folks
“Silent Sorrow” stories (miscarriages) grow in number as Gracy Olmstead chronicles just as fever for striking down attempts to make abortion illegal increase, is there a connection