Mandeville, LA – Mike Church’s daily Pile of Prep, chock full of the latest NSA atrocities as the Spyfare State crisis I have long predicted is coming to fruition. 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.“Rise but seldom—let this be on important matters—and then make yourself thoroughly acquainted with the subject. Never be agitated by more than a decent warmth, & offer your sentiments with modest diffidence—opinions thus given, are listened to with more attention than when delivered in a dictatorial stile. The latter, if attended to at all, although they may force conviction, is sure to convey disgust also.” – George Washington to nephew Bushrod Washington
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Stephen Klugewicz does us all a favor, tracking down and compiling George Washington, our American Cincinnatus, Christian pluralist and above all, stoic, Roman gentleman
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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
Russell Kirk & his 7 stages by Bradley Birzer. From Bohemiam warrior to aged sage, the Conservative Mind experienced the gamut of critical acclaim, disdain, rejection and embrace and Kirk seemed to grow along with his master work
An “interim measure” to fund the gluttonous Federal sow is $967 BILLION!/ And that covers spending from when to when? Congress and Fox News do not say so using the $3.8 TRILLION in criminal enterprise our corruptocrats admit to each year, that’s approximately 1/4. Summary: $967 BILLION is but a fraction of a number so large it defies comprehension yet the story rolls out and over like an announcement of #2 pencil purchases.
NOTHING to see here citizen move along…baaa baaaa. The NSA admits to collection BILLIONS of cellphone locations across the known universe but denies it’s tracking the movements of U.S. citizens or doing anything illegal
Manuel Went Down to Georgia. Harry Reid says that Republicans-who are in the House of Representin’ (emphasis on representative), will not support “immigration reform” because they don’t have people of color in their districts.” OK, but if you are to be representative, aren’t the people NOT of color entitled to some “representin’ ”
Drop Pocket Bumstead – A federal judge makes a ruling in a case he may actually HAVE constitutional jurisdiction over: The bankruptcy of Detroit. Parisite “civil service” labor unions are not happy which makes this ruling have a certain glow
Mish weighs in: Detroit may have actually hit the bottom and is now poised… wait for it… for a comeback! Here’s the plan….
The Player Safety Comes First League (the NFL) forces teams to play 14 weeks of Thursday night games giving players half the recovery time of a normal week. This from the folks who gave us 6 inch thick helmet padding to maximize skull to skull contact but deny there was ever a safety risk. Oh, and BTW, the NFL Network is slamming down $700 MILLION in profits from THU football but we’re supposed to believe the country, including NFL fans, cannot afford to pay for their own medical services!? Righhhhhhtttttt…….
“The Mortgage sky is falling, the Mortgage sky is falling!” Chickenhawk test sucklers in the banking industry warn of the collapse of “the American home mortgage system” if something crazy happens like the Congress telling Fannie & Freddie to go pound sand
The Imaginative Conservative-WHAT is a conservative? Russell Kirk tried to answer that question and I found one of his ten points running counter to how today’s “conservatives” might answer the same query. “In the affairs of nations, the American conservative feels that his country ought to set an example to the world, but ought not to try to remake the world in its image. It is a law of politics, as well as of biology, that every living thing loves above all else—even above its own life—its distinct identity, which sets it off from all other things. The conservative does not aspire to domination of the world, nor does he relish the prospect of a world reduced to a single pattern of government and civilization.”
Is that a plastic, printed gun in your pocket or are you just happy to see my drone delivered free book from amazon.com? Congress to vote on banning plastic guns. Yes, you read that correctly. Plastic guns
Just as we cannot allow the federal edifice to be the judge of the extent of its own powers we cannot allow the Obama administration to become the judge of the extent of its own success. It is now doing exactly that, proclaiming that healthcare.gov is ready to solve the planet’s health insurance needs when up to 20% of the sites visitors still experience failure. This says nothing of all the successful rubes who are seeing their premiums skyrocket and cannot get a subsidy bailout like Caller “Steve” on Monday’s Sirius/XM radio show.
In “Death of the American Family” Derek Thompson rehashes arguments made effectively by Charles Murray in “The End of White America” without making Murray’s startling but accurate conclusion. The well-to-do whites do not lead by example and do not preach their example
Lest any of we peasants think that our ruling masters, including our Dear Leader, have no intention of pretending they are one of us. The White House promises that Dear Leader will be choosing his family’s health insurance plan from the ObamCare exchange. Now, just when this transaction will occur is Obama and Nostradamus’s best guess.
What is rural America for? Well it isn’t just for Hollywood’s reservoir of fictional hicks, hayseeds and gun nuts anymore. Bill Kaufmann, author of Bye Bye Miss American Empire and Copperheads explains
How is it that Wal-Mart can process 10 million transactions in 4 hours yet healthcare.gov “crashes” trying to process 50k? Maybe Wal-Mart should run ObamaCare?
Yuval Levin’s new book, review by Scott Galupo, tries to help us identify the beginning of our political schism, which we learn is Edmund Burke vs Thomas Paine. That Kirk basically MIS-translated and imparted Burke to us. ThatBurke’s conservatism was not linked to spirituality, community or tradition unless tradition is defined by the class one is born into
I hate being right all the time: Student loan debt is growing as their amount of current borrowers in default as is the amount needed to be borrowed. Notice a patter?
Nomocracy in Politics: The Senate’s 50 vote maneuver now makes our descent into democracy a near-guaranteed outcome and “pure democracy” is what brought down the ancient [r]epublics in Greece and Rome. The Framers of the Constitution relied on [r]epublicanism to be the ultimate check against centralizing power, the Senate no longer serves that purpose.
You might also like “Kevin Gutzman and I discuss the Reid instigated changes in the Senate and the history of the Senate itself” from a recent Mike Church Show
Spyin’ Eyes: Conor Friersdorf wants us all to keep the heat on the NSA and the Congress that did not create the agency and now refuses to exterminate it
Marco Rubio: Casually begins to try and distance himself from his Godfathers McCain & Graham without actually distancing himself from them unless you count his own spin on the effort.