Is a retailers decision to dump a product, cigarettes, really a smoking ban ?
Mandeville, LA – Mike Church‘s daily Pile of Prep, chock full of the latest [r]epublican news, reading selections and Mike’s take on the ” smoking ban ” of the sale of cigarettes at the CVS drug-store chain. 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. “There clearly is a need to reject contemporary mass culture, and to protect our children from the values so intentionally pushed at them by teachers, media figures, and advertisers seeking to strip them of their virtues and make them into “good” self-involved consumers. But the monastic analogy can be drawn in too literal a fashion. We need a new kind of St. Benedict, one who can guide us in dealing with a culture and a state that will not leave us to ourselves, and that fosters many would-be saviors who would prey upon us….What, then, are we to do? An essential part of the answer must be involvement in local life. We must seek to make the culture better where we actually live.” -Bruce Frohnen, The Imaginative Conservative
Frohnen at TIC: Local, local, local! This venue for all politics is filled with “mugwumps” and petty corruptocrats but it is all we have left and the only place we can truly make a difference in our culture and our lives. “Local politics are small because their scale is small—a human scale. And so the foibles of human nature are on full display.”
Bored writers at the CNN blog site fantasize about another Bush V Clinton showdown in 2016. There is one worthy statement in this post “But if such a race happens, it would mean that at the end of the winner’s first term in 2020, either a Clinton or a Bush would have occupied the Oval Office for 24 of the previous 32 years.” Not since the Virginians controlled 32 of the first 36 years of the Presidency has that occurred and neither Jeb nor Slick Hilly are qualified as valets for those Men
If I hadn’t read this I wouldn’t believe it. White House spokes czar Jay Carney brags that Obamacare “empowers” Americans to “pursue their dreams” which means we can add dreaming to the list of implied powers our Empire wields. I wonder how long they will claim the power to make madman’s nightmares come true?
If CVS refuses to sell cigarettes that is not a “ban”, that is a choice of inventory every retailer makes. Using the term “ban” in the headlines implies that there is a legal move to end the joyous act of incinerating succulent tobacco leaves–there is–but CVS is not the plaintiff
VIDEO: More evidence of what I write about in the Daily Caller this week, the loss of the taboo of death brought on by never-ending wars and the military – government cult it empowers. Watch as an Iowa family is mortified by what look like professional soldiers from a M.I. film
The Fame of Our Fathers: What makes a famous Founder famous and why are so many, once famous, now not known at all? The answer lies partly in the fickleness of any given age and what it needs to exalt itself, the rest comes from the Founders own pursuit of Fame as I chronicled in Fame of Our Fathers. Here’s an audio sample explaining “conditores imperiorum” and you can buy the 3 CD set there
The Ohio murderer executed 2 weeks ago by the new lethal injection “cocktail” did NOT suffer any pain and was asked to fake the agony so anti- death penalty advocates could seize on it to bring capital punishment to an end
This case is now being used to delay the execution in Louisiana of Christopher Sepulvado for the brutal murder of his 6 year old stepson. Reading the post above it is now clear that the McGuire death penalty was carried out as it was planned and McGuire did not endure “cruel and unusual punishment”
The state and a federal judge have now agreed to halt the execution of 90 days so that the lethal injection ingredients can be evaluate (again). Governor Jindal says the state has all it needs to perform the execution while the victim’s mother wonders why it matters if this monster suffers saying “my son suffered.”
We all love Obama’s Red Economy – Manufacturing orders/activity plummeted to the lowest level in 4 years and “economists” did what they always do with such a huge miss: they blame the weather
TIC – What would Plato think about “progressive America?” Is progress for the sake of saying you “progressed” always an inherent good?What if in order to “progress” you actually have to regress by pretending that the greatness of the past never happened
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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.
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Up in Smoke II: Weed Dealers, Head Shops etc are storing mountains of cash for fear that the Feds will confiscate it as soon as it is deposited in one of “their banks”
While China forces people into mega cities so they can capitalize on economies of scale, million of [r]epublican villages are being demolished so the people cannot return. In the U.S. this trend is happening voluntarily, sort of. Both cultures will be decimated by the loss of “country” and “country folks”
Why is anyone seriously surprised by what is happening in today’s economy after all the interest meddling and other acts of malfeasance so dangerous, the result could NOT have been in doubt
Great men have made great stories under trees, yes trees as Brad Birzer recounts and inspires us to look to nature for strength and inspiration, from time to time
Mish: Didn’t Obama promise that the ACA would CREATE gazilions of jobs, lower costs and make gumdrops fall from the clouds? He sure did “[We can] build a health care system that allows you to be physicians instead of administrators and accountants; a system that gives… Americans the best care at the lowest cost; a system that eases up the pressure on businesses and unleashes the promise of our economy, creating hundreds of thousands of jobs, making take-home wages thousands of dollars higher, and growing our economy by tens of billions of dollars more every year.”
So did this guy, who, drinking the ObamaCare Kool-aid, said EVERYONE would benefit
If you’re looking for a one page resource on everything Dear Leader has said about many subjects including the ACA, look no further
Stephen Klugewicz via Imaginative Conservative “The political right and common core” with the authors arguing that Common Core is a GOOD THING albeit misunderstood
F.A. Hayek knew that “planned” acts like “ObamaCare” will always fail because the planner can never possibly know or predict the precise ingredients or amounts that must go into making it work. “The common features of all collectivist systems may be described, in a phrase ever dear to socialists of all schools, as the deliberate organization of the labors of society for a definite goal. That our present society lacks such “conscious” direction toward a single aim, that its activities are guided by the whims and fancies of irresponsible individuals, has always been one of the main complaints of its socialist critics.”
MIKE CHURCH VIDEO – Mike has covered the death penalty cases of Ohio’s Dennis McGuire and Louisiana’s Christopher Sepulvado here
Where the UNION jobs aren’t, in San Bernadino as voters whackify, de-vote-a-nate, crap-can the entire, elected pro-union boosters
Still McCAin: The dynamic duo of Senators McCain & Graham team up to inform the world that Bashar Al Assad of Syria must be removed and our new al Queada buddies there, the “rebels”, must be armed to help bring that about
UPDATE: Senators on the same trip as McCain &* Graham now say that Kerry told them NOTHING about Syria “failing”. “The characterizations reported on today do not reflect the conversation that we heard. Neither of us recall the Secretary saying the policy of the Administration in Syria was failing, nor proposing new lethal assistance for Syrian opposition groups.”
UP IN SMOKE: Colorado legislators want to know that the stat’s marijuana salesmen can deposit their funds in FDIC insured banks and not worry about the Feds commandeering the funds for contraband sales
One false move and the kid gets it! Treasury Secretary tells reporters that if Congress doesn’t act to impoverish our children by borrowing more money they will have to pay back the “economy” will suffer even though the economy is actually suffering because of the central planning of interest rates and government spending,
What exactly is meant by the term “energetic government”? NY Times “conservative” David Brooks thinks he can hornswaggle people into believing it was what large numbers of 18th/19th century Founders were promoters of. To shed some light, Alexander Hamilton was fond of the term energetic government
NOMOCRACY IN POLITICS: Kevin Gutzman delivers a telling of the demise of the federal constitution’s impeachment clause that dates back to the earliest days under the Constitution… and we are still possessed of it today
NOMOCRACY IN POLITICS II: Ludwig von Mieses explains “Capitalism vs Socialism” and just why the fairy tale of fixing incomes to bring about equality is impossible and has the opposite effect
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I am still baffled how the US Secretary of State has power over the Keystone Pipeline, as I have proposed in the past, this is commerce that would fall under the Senate’s treaty making power, the Executive Branch would either enforce this or be told that it could not, so why is the debt ceiling being bartered by the HOUSE in debt ceiling negotiations?
LATIN PHRASE OF THE DAY: Spero et captivus nitor – I hope, and though a captive, I strive
FLASHBACK to “Times That Try Mens Souls”, Mike’s latest feature length docudrama – The Widow Who Saved The Revolution, who was she? the mystery is finally revealed. This woman took the Hessian Colonel Donop into her home of Dec., 23rd and kept him there until December 27th, long enough to prevent him reinforcing Trenton, NJ and squashing Washington’s Crossing Cell Mates Snowden & Clapper!?
Rethinking The America Union. “Evaluating The Current Union of States” a symposium suggested by Y/T has now taken up at Nomocracy in Politics. This discussion is, IMHO long overdue and I look forward to provocative debate of the pros and cons of the current order. Essay #1 has been posted by Prof Bruce Frohnnen and it is worthy of your consideration