It Takes a Virtuous Society to RIGHT Government Wrongs
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – “It’s about the depressing lack of patriarchy, especially when it comes to a morally-rooted, God-fearing patriarchy. The man is supposed to be the head of the household. I know that the feminists have taught you the exact opposite. That’s the feminist, secular point of view. They’re wrong. All those metrosexuals running around the countryside these days, they’re there for a reason.” Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
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Mike: Gary is in California, next on the Mike Church Show. Hello, Gary, how you doing?
Caller Gary: King Dude, I congratulate you.
Caller Gary: My hours are off the charts. I’m up this time of the day quite often. I have a soon-to-be-25-year-old daughter. I’m not proud to say that I’ve been divorced for 18 years, the way life is sometimes. I read a book when my daughter was six months old, The World According to Ophelia. It’s for fathers of daughters. When I was reading that book, I was like: Wow! When she turned 12 or 13, that book kicked into full force. It taught me how to help my daughter keep her identity as an individual, not get caught up in our culture where girls and women are looked at as sex objects, not to get caught up into current fads. In her second and third year of college, I almost lost her. Social justice, racial inequity —
Mike: What do you mean you almost lost her? I’m not following.
Caller Gary: Where the liberal professors were attempting to steal her from me.
Mike: They’re good at that.
Caller Gary: Oh boy! Well, it hurt badly. My heart was shattered, but I stuck with my morals, my values, my ideals. I talked and talked and talked and eventually she realized: Hey, my dad is not an idiot. My dad is not a racist. He’s not a male chauvinist pig. He’s one of the kindest, most compassionate human beings that in my 25 years of life I’ve ever been around. Well, let me tell you, I see my daughter almost every day. We talk several times a day. The liberal nutcases that I can’t help but be associated with question and judge why we are so close. I put my hands in the air: What are you talking about? This is what it’s about. This is what life is all about. Anyone who does not share that bond with their children is losing out on the most important aspect of life, which makes the whole thing work. Mike, I haven’t had time to look at the challenge. I get about four hours of sleep a night.
Mike: Four hours, wow.
Caller Gary: I thank you for bringing this to the forefront, to the American people because this is where we’ve lost it. You have hit it so dead on the head that I think once we as a culture and a society realize we are the driving force in the generations that are to come. Until we take responsibility and accountability for this, we’re done, we’re lost.
Mike: Gary, let me say to you, first of all, I’m not worthy of the praise but thank you very much. Second of all, I don’t think I’ve hit anything because the response to the challenge that you referred to, Republican Challenge #1, I will be kind to say that it’s anemic, although the ones that have responded are as passionate and excited about it as you are, and therein lies the rub. If I had challenged people to go down to the Mexico-Texas border with rifles slung and point them at 9-year-olds getting ready to cross said border, while encouraging them not to shoot, that would be a challenge that many would accept and get excited over. In our day and age, the things that you and I are talking about right now are not the things that get people excited because there are all sorts of other things that are far more important.
Besides, we don’t have time to be discussing your silly little moral crusades and your silly little misguided advice to do the little things and work on your virtues and gentlemanly behaviors and all that. That’s not gonna stop Obamacare, buddy! I say to them: Okay, maybe we could have stopped Obamacare in the cradle by not having a citizenry that believed that they were born entitled to said Obamacare. That’s a virtue. Virtuous people do not believe that they’re entitled to the fruits of someone else’s labor. So you’re telling me that I’m wrong? I think you’re the one that’s crocked in the head. You’re approaching it from the point of view that it can be fixed after it’s broken. Gary and I and others are talking about it from the point of view: Why don’t we prevent it from happening? For heaven’s sake, is this so hard to freaking grasp!?
I tell you, Gary, our Lord warns us, if you choose to do the things that you just said and publicly talk about them, and include His name in it, if I choose to do that, then you are in for a life of trials, tribulations, and in some instances persecutions. That is exactly what the future holds if you cling to this silly point of view that you just presented, and if I, as your on-air public advocate, do the same. I actually have to, in order to make many people happy, do those things against my conscience. My professional conscience tells me: Mike, you can only do that maybe once or twice a week, otherwise the red meat lovers are going to turn away. Thank you for that.
I didn’t post that challenge for acknowledgement. I posted it hopefully to start a conversation and encourage people to look at the current situation, the horrific set of circumstances that we have been dealt as a civilization, to have to either ameliorate and work to repair and to lessen the damage of, or join the other side and try and lessen the damage by being one of them. Again, to me it seems as though it’s a no-brainer that it’s easier or it’s better to try to prevent this stuff from happening than it is to try and fix it in the aftermath. Here’s an analogy, Gary. Would you rather prevent crime by counseling and hopefully rearing and bringing into existence more moral civilizations, or would you rather prevent crime by going ahead and saying: We don’t care about those morality issues. We’re just going to build more prisons. If you’re going to do that, then you’re going to have to pay for those prisons. Not only are you going to have to pay for those prisons in dollars and cents, you’re going to have to pay for those prisons for the lost souls that are going to find themselves locked up inside them. You know why? Because you wouldn’t do what was necessary to stop them from becoming the criminal element to start with. So go ahead, tell us all that we’re wrong and ignore the opportunity. We have a marvelous opportunity. You can look at this glass half full or half empty, as the old adage goes. I think it’s a half-full glass. We have a marvelous opportunity to right the ship by preventing as much of it from happening in the future as we can with the next generation. That’s the point.
Caller Gary: Mike, I thank you for your courage. I have many people in a conversation back away from me: Okay, all right, that’s the way it is. There’s not much I can do for it.
Mike: Gary, when you see me on a street corner with a sign, a little wooden post in a hand with a poster board tacked to it saying “The End is Near” and I’ve got a little rusted cup in the other hand, drop a Kennedy Dollar into it for me, will you?
Caller Gary: More than likely, Mike, I’ll be on the other corner waving my hand up at God saying: I don’t want the job anymore. We’ll do just fine. God bless you.
Mike: Thank you very much. I appreciate that very much. If you’re wondering, it’s [r]epublican Challenge #1. All it is is one paragraph from me and then a video. I’d give you the name of the priest, but he doesn’t like the fame attached, so I won’t give you his name. He never says his name. It doesn’t matter. He is just a messenger. It was given on Father’s Day, the one that just passed. It’s about the depressing lack of patriarchy, especially when it comes to a morally-rooted, God-fearing patriarchy. The man is supposed to be the head of the household. I know that the feminists have taught you the exact opposite. That’s the feminist, secular point of view. They’re wrong. All those metrosexuals running around the countryside these days, they’re there for a reason. I would submit that reason is because the patriarchy and the role of the father in children’s lives has been diminished. It has been pilloried. It’s been made fun of.
Just look at how American fathers are portrayed in media, on television. It’s the wife that can fix everything. It’s the husband that screws everything up. Look at the Liberty Mutual commercial where the guy is outside cooking the hamburgers and the wife comes out and yells at him for something and then closes the sliding glass door. Of course, he’s so dimwitted that he doesn’t even realize the door is closed and he runs right into it and winds up upside down on his back. I could point out hundreds of examples of this. [mocking] “Yeah, but Mike, that’s not going to stop Obamacare.” Well, I don’t know that anything is going to stop Obamacare, save for secession — that’s another one I’m not allowed to talk about, shouldn’t bring up — save for nullification — oh, don’t go there, another one I’m not supposed to talk about — save for a revival of education among our fellow citizens of what republicanism is.
Once you grasp the concept of that and then you grasp the concept of what a state is — remember that argument I had with that women yesterday who was insistent that an American state is not a country, it’s a state. As I tried to inform her, a state is a country. [mocking] “No, it’s not! It’s a state!” Okay, then what is a state? [mocking] “Well, it’s not what you’re calling it. France is not the same as Montana.” Yes, it is, and it ought to be, and you should want it to be, that way there’s a union of states, that way the union of states is supposed to do things as an agent on behalf of the states, not in contravention of the states. The union of states brought forth by the Constitution wasn’t brought forth to agonize and antagonize the states. It was supposed to be a good thing. It wasn’t supposed to be something that was hated and feared and loathed and caused people such consternation to the point where all they could talk about was complain about it and how they could escape it and eradicate certain parts of it. That’s not what it was supposed to be. The Constitution was ratified for the exact opposite purpose. Read the Federalist Papers, bring happiness and felicity to the people, not misery.
As Christopher Ferrara writes in the title of his book Liberty, the God That Failed, I’d say that Ferrara has a handle on it far better than most others.
It has failed. It hasn’t produced happiness and felicity. It’s produced the exact opposite and continues to produce it in massive quantities, all the while, impoverishing an entire civilization to have to pay it back. There’s not enough money, not enough productivity on the face of the earth to repay the debt that has been run up in the name of the good people of these United States. That, my friends, is a reality.
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Professor Laurence Kotlikoff of Boston University has calculated, and the number goes up every year, that the extended liability of the United States government, meaning me and you, is $212 trillion. How do you propose to pay that back? That’s over a 20-year time period, by the way. What do you propose to do about that? There is no solution to that. The solution to that is to go bankrupt, that’s the solution, and then start over again. [mocking] “We can’t do that. We’re not surrendering our empire. We’re not going to let Putin get away with that.” What!? What are you talking about? Delirium. We live in an age and an era of denial and delirium, plain and simple, but there is hope out there.
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