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Mandeville, LA – All societies, in all times, have lived by dogmas. When dogmas are abandoned, the social bonds dissolve—swiftly or slowly; and the “open” society ceases to be a society at all, giving way to a new order. The need is not for emancipating the young from fixed convictions, but rather for reminding them that...
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Mandeville, LA – The abolition of capital punishment, I mean, is one of the products of humanitarianism—that is, of the belief that man’s cleverness will suffice for all purposes, without need for knowledge of the transcendent and the divine. The rejection of capital punishment in any circumstances thus is becoming an attitude which belongs to the...
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Mandeville, LA – [Editor’s note: From a review of Ron Dart’s The North American High Tory Tradition, by Grant Havers. This list of “High tory” values looks very familiar to me and will to those studying the Ancient Regimes of Christendom. – MC] What, then, constitutes the philosophy of High Toryism? Drawing heavily upon the...
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Mandeville, LA – “It is of high importance, indeed, that American conservatives dissociate them- selves altogether from the little sour remnant called libertarians. In a time requiring long views and self-denial, alliance with a faction founded upon doctrinaire selfishness would be absurd- and practically damaging. It is not merely that cooperation with a tiny chirping...
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  Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – “I don’t think the finality of the end of the soul’s existence in this world is understood by modern man anymore.  As a matter of fact, not only do I think, I’m fairly certain it’s not understood by most modern men today, because if it was, we would...
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Mike and Brad Birzer Discuss Libertarianism Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – “We say hello now to old and dear friend – he’s going to get mad if I call him doctor – Dr. Brad Birzer, who is author of several fantastic books.  I know some of you already have American Cicero: The Life of...
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How Does a Conservative Really See The World? Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – “To me, at some point we have to get down to not just who said what, who did what, what does it mean for you and me, but how do these people think? That’s really what I wanted to do with...
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Russell Kirk Counseled Canons Of Conservatism Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – “Let’s talk about Russell Kirk.  One of the things not known or not admitted or buried by alleged historians or devotees of Kirk is that he carried on or tarried on in the footsteps of St. Paul.  That’s what Birzer writes about.”  Check...
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Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Video and Audio - Russell Kirk asked, "Can there be any robust conservatism in American life WITHOUT a religious devotion?" The answer is a resounding "No". He also wrote that a society that denies religion also lacks faith, charity, and compassion and "When a nation ignores the divine authority, it soon...
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http://media.blubrry.com/crusade/p/www.mikechurch.com/mc-media/daily-clip/COD_05122013_Russell_Kirk_Fred_Thompson_Conservatism_clause_8.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSMandeville, LA -This Clip of The Day was originally aired and published on Dec 6,2013 and is part of the Founders Pass Flashback Collection. Russell Kirk was the “father of modern conservatism” a title he never sought yet humbly grew...
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Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Video and Audio - Conservatism isn't about political parties or even politics in general. Simply put, it's about conserving the good things in one's life. Conserving your family, relationships with friends, culture, history, community, nature, etc. You wouldn't try to conserve the bad or evil things in your life would you?...
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Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Video and Audio - When people are wearing flip flops and camo gear... to Mass, what is the Conservative Gentleman to wear? Well, much like in the political realm, there is not specific guide, but we have history to guide us. We can look back at some of the great conservatives,...
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“There is Good in the World, and It’s Worth Fighting For” Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – “Folks, this really hits home to me because I’ve read this hundreds and hundreds, heard it hundreds and hundreds, seen it on television hundreds and hundreds of times, basically throwing the towel in and saying, [mocking] “We can’t defend...
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Every Generation Has It’s Problems Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – “Remember, Russell Kirk, the great conservative author and the man many believe was correctly and aptly titled the father of modern-day conservatism, Kirk was fond of this phrase that he thought all conservatives should have in the back of their mind at all times. ...
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Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – “Conservative nationalism was already on the rise in the 1980’s. This was 1988 when Nisbet delivered the Jefferson lecture. The four men who have served as presidents since Robert Nisbet delivered this lecture make Reagan seem like an isolationist. Remember his 1976 plea at the Republican National Convention to end the...
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Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – “What you just said was sensationally, it’s appropriate, it’s pertinent to today, and I don’t think there are very many of us that are even capable of understanding that without sitting here and reflecting and pondering.  What he said, folks, was that he thinks Burkean conservatism is only relative to...
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Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – “We have the third edition of the American history quiz posted at FranklinsOpus.org.  Where do you get this story that makes up the question about the Maginot Line?  I had never heard that.  That’s one of the ones I did not know.  I’m looking at it going: Oh, crikey.  I’m...
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Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – There is a creed that we’ve been talking about for about a year on this show called obedience to the unenforceable. What is obedience to the unenforceable and why does it matter? How would you apply it to Mark Wahlberg? Obedience to the unenforceable is you choose not to...
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Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Video and Audio - Russell Kirk published "The Conservative Mind" in 1953, guess what ELSE was published in 1953? The scientific "discoveries" that were predicted to, by now, have delivered our scientifically engineered and guided, utopia. Two schools of thought in the same year and most Americans followed the scientific one,...
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Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – This story here in The Atlantic, Mike Lee, talking about how the GOP has got to part with spin and personality. Well, now, Lee is wise to say this because spin and personality are what? What is that? That’s sophistry. It means nothing. All it does is allow people...
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Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – “It’s not Red Sox Vs Yankees, it’s Conservationists Vs Liberationists.”  Conor Friedersdorf has an interesting post at The Atlantic website.  It operates under the title, “What Parts of the New Deal Do ‘True Conservatives’ Want to Scrap?”  I can answer that question in three notes.  How about the whole...
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Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Well, open today’s Pile of Prep and you will find a link and a quote to a blog post written by Andrew Sullivan. Sullivan writes at The Dish, which is a website that he -- he used to write for The Atlantic. He went out on his own. He’s...
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Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – I have a very intriguing thought to add to this discussion about intellect and about what conservatives ought to do. As a nonconformist member of the worst generation, I think the major problem we have today is we’re not smart enough to have studied, or we’re not studious to...
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Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – There is an essay at The American Conservative Magazine website. [mocking] “Mike, you were hard on The American Conservative Magazine yesterday.” Yeah, well, I was just being honest. I don’t ask for jingoism from anyone else, so I don’t expect that anyone expects they’re going to get jingoism or...
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Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – The question remains: What is to be done? This is where we turn to Dr. Russell Kirk and to Bruce Frohnen’s piece at The Imaginative Conservative. This is also posted in today’s Pile of Prep. Bruch Frohnen is writing about The Conservative Mind, which is 60 years old this...
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Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Now what formerly was normal, for 10,000 years of recorded history was being normal and as being biologically necessary for the next generation is now not permitted. It may not be legally not permitted, but now it is politically incorrect. They will make sure to enforce this on college...
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Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – What’s a cult? Back in the day, a couple thousand years ago, humans organized into cults. Almost all cults had their basis in religion. It doesn’t matter what religion it was, whether it was Buddhism or mysticism or Judaism or Islam before the advent of the prophet Mohammed. I...
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Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Let’s stop right there. Some of you are going: Okay, what’s the point? Is there a punchline here, Mike? Well, there actually is. I have heard others who have won golf or football or baseball or basketball championships that say it’s the greatest moment of their lives. Mickelson said,...
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Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Brad is a professor at Hillsdale College. He is the author of the book about Charles Carroll of Carrolton, American Cicero, a great book about a forgotten founding father. He is also the editor of The Imaginative Conservative website, which we had Winston Elliott on yesterday and talked about....
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Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Let’s go over to the Dude Maker Hotline and say hello to my dear friend, the one and only Winston Elliott, III of TheImaginativeConservative.org website, the place to tickle your brain cells on a daily basis and read about what actual and real conservatives of days gone by might...
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Mike Church's daily Pile of Prep, chock full of the latest GOP imbecility; real life racism of the real-life Lincoln plus other [r]epublican stories used to perform the Mike Church Show on Sirius/XM Patriot channel 125.
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Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Frohnen writing at Imaginative Conservative, a brilliant essay under the title “What is Normal? Culture Wars & the Boy Scouts.” I think this has everything to do with it. Is it even permissible to describe anything as normal today if it’s not really abnormal? Abnormal is basically then the...
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Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – When James Madison was writing Federalist Paper No. 62, I think, something like that, when he was writing that particular Federalist Paper and he was pining away from a check on the excesses of the state legislatures -- he wanted a veto on the acts of the states --...
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Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Come on, Mike, there’s nothing that’s really permanent.”  I suppose if you approach these things and these matters from the point of view that there is no permanence, meaning there is no God and there is no Transcendent, then I suppose you could make the case or conclude that there’s...
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Mandeville, LA – Mike Church’s daily Pile of Prep, chock full of America the Second Amendment-weaponized society plus other [r]epublican stories used to perform the Mike Church Show on Sirius/XM Patriot channel 125. “The walls of Jericho fell down, not because the trumpet blast was strong, but because the walls themselves were crumbling. People, that is to...
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Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – I would like to draw the distinction between what basically today is entertainment that is labeled and branded as intellectual thought. It’s not intellectual thought. It is entertainment that may be amenable and may appeal to people who believe themselves to be conservative, but it is not an intellectual...
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Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Transcript - Why do they continue to tell us that there really is no God and he has no part in any of our affairs public or private? Why do they continue to tell us that there is no such thing as good manners, because if you exhibit good manners you...
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Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – We always think of things in terms of politics. Everything is political, especially when you are doing talk radio. You’re supposed to be all political all the time. There’s no room for the philosophical. There’s no room for the intellectual. By the by, the intellectual is separable from the...
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Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Conservatism has very little to do with politics. As a matter of fact, the natural conservative inclination is to not get involved in politics because of its corrupting influences. The conservative instinct is to always try and prevent most things from becoming part of the political process. That ought...
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Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Audio and Transcript - What about fat people? More people die from obesity than die from gun violence every year. Shouldn’t we try to figure out what the mental state of mind is of Fat Albert, try to figure out how we can stop fat people from becoming fat? Maybe there’s...
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