Mandeville, LA – Mike Church’s daily Pile of Prep, chock full of the latest [r]epublican goodness including the Ryan budget an unholy, not conservative alliance. Read along with my 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 situation of the little army was daily becoming more perilous. In a council of war, several of the members urged a move to Morristown, to form a junction with the troops expected from the Northern army. Washington, however, still cherished the idea of making a stand at Brunswick on the Raritan, or, at all events, of disputing the passage of the Delaware; and in this intrepid resolution he was warmly seconded by Greene.” – From Washington Irving’s “Life of Washington”-1858
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Dwayne Stovall launches new group for states rights/ constitution promoters seeking office. “Those of us who believe in States’ Rights need to link arms together and educate people about this. It’s part of what I mean by Putting Texas First.”
Well, I hope it was COLD milk at least. Milk prices will double at years end if the corruptocracy’s karmissars don’t agree to a new “farm policy bill” and thus milk subsidies end and milk will rise to 1949 prices. Question: who comes up with such stupidity? The Chick Fil A cows are smarter than this
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Washington Irving was a writer without equal, who felt compelled to biography his namesake. This “Student Edition” of his 5 volume bio of Washington is just thrilling to read.
Paoul Anderson’s tale of time travel is an insightful reminder that our ancestors were as smart if not smarter than we are and in complete control of their technology
There’s no better long form reading project than getting familiar with John Taylor of Caroline’s “Tyranny Unmasked” quite possibly the best tract ever written on the subject of what he called “protection” but what we call “corporatism”
What did the English think of the North’s ridiculous claims that the Confederate States 1. Could not secede 2.Were never sovereign & Independent and 3. Were justified in their defense of themselves? Read all about it, start on p. 650
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
In search of reactionary radicals. Bill Kaufmann’s 2006 book offers us a way forward that ha soothing to do with repairing Mordor as it is irreparable. “Russell Kirk liked to quote Eric Voegelin’s remark that the “great line of demarcation in modern politics…is not a division between liberals on one side and totalitarians on the other.”
Brad Birzer reflects on the failure of the 60’s generation in everything it has touched: music, film, foreign policy, civil liberties and most of all the family. “Indeed, the so called counter-culture of the 1960s and 1970s was an utter sham, a desire for decadence unrestrained and power galore to remake the world in the image of the new tyrants.”
Incorporationistas celebrate! Federal judge rules that Utah’s Bigamy law violates the 1st Amendment because it infringes the bigamists’s religion. Now the Utah freedom of religion amendment may be at issuer here but not the 1st via the 14th
“America no longer strides the globe as a great colossus” Is the complaint oozing from the latest American Exceptionalist to write a book about how he doesn’t want us to police the world then process to complain that we don’t police the planet
Patrick J. Buchanan wants to know why we as a “nation” [emphasis mine] refuse to let go of treaty responsibilities for countries no longer threatened by the USSR or the real Chairman Mao
BUT Paul D. Ryan, co-author of Ryan/Murray which may as well be Martin/Lewis (as in Deano) claims that “We still have a Pentagon beget that is not where it needs to be.” So Ryan is of that number that believes the U.S. spending 43% of the known universe’s military spending is inadequate to the task of “defense”
Mish: Meanwhile a “data artist” has compiled a visual image of what the Empire’s base footprint looks like from space. Again, folks, if the Krull were actually planning an invasion, their first mission would be to take out the United States and eliminate half the planet’s defenses. When will the public begin to demand they stop being taxed and indebted for what amounts to the biggest State sponsored display of hubris in the history of Earth?
Greenwald: Why did the cowards at Time magazine pick Pope Francis over Edward Snowden for “Man of the Year”? The same question I asked when we broke the story on-air Thursday.
SPYIN’ EYES: The NSA’s head spy honchos consider Edward Snowden a long-term risk, just as I explained to you last week. It is what Snowden HASN’T revealed that is keeping him alive. NSA is actually considering a grant of amnesty
Libs demand that the U.S. kick Russia out of the G-8, boycott the Olympics and do anything else needed to stop Moscow from picking on Ukraine because they are “free”…
….which is funny because Ukraine, to become “free” had to secede from the USSR in 1991 which I thought was “illegal, treasonous, seditious” and let’s not forget “racist”
Nomocracy in Politics: The virtues necessary for the Constitution to be effective are the “lower virtues”. “This constitutional morality is no set of theological convictions or habits; it does not explicitly demand any particular conception of the human good beyond recognition of the duty to uphold the Constitution. It is not some high virtue of the saint. But this lower virtue is essential for constitutional government to survive.”
More complaining about Obama shaking communist Raoul Castro’s hand at the funeral for communist Nelson Mandela, attended by tens of thousands of communists aka the ANC & it’s party members
LATIN PHRASE OF THE DAY: De mortuis nihil nisi bonum – Of the dead nothing unless good
FINALLY someone has asked the most pertinent question of the millennia, one sure to heal our divides and chart a new course for millions toward erudition: Were Jesus & Santa white guys!? Why, “yes” chimes in Megyn Kelly
Brion McClanahan: Thomas Paine and his “Crisis” breathed life into Washington’s near dead campaign for the “Glorious Cause” in December, 17776
Columnist: Sorry, Libertarians, inequality DOES matter. This guy should read Dr. Walter Block’s “The case For Discrimination” and begin a journey to understanding that inequality in the human world does not matter as long as we’re all equal before God. Our attempts to “fix” inequality attempt to elevate our “genius” to God’s level, an arrogant and sinful activity that produces the current “equality state” the same people rail against.
Mike Rowe, he of Dirty Jobs fame, warns yet again about asking young people to borrow money to get college degrees for jobs that will never exist
Video from my Gentleman’s Corner: All you need to open a bottle of wine when you forget the corkscrew, is a shoe.
Ryan Lizza gives u stye most complete picture of the history of the NSA, the C.I.A. I have read this year and asks the question: why won’t Obama tell the spy fare state to stand down?
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