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 President’s Day and the latest Second Amendment “incorporation.” 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. “To leave one’s country is still an ‘exit,’ whether or not you’ve left your hometown. Only a tyrant would force you to stay. The upshot of being ruled by mediocre men is that we’re unlikely to encounter one willing to assume three quarters of a million deaths as his legacy for preserving the Union, to Rich Lowry’s unending disappointment. It’s hard to imagine the president marching on Montpelier if the Second Vermont Republicans had gotten their way. The DOJ is leaving its hands off Colorado and Washington’s weed, anyway. – J. Arthur Bloom, To Mayberry or The Matrix
Jordan Bloom enters my symposium on Rethinking the American union without actually entering the symposium, still his piece is worthy of a read, a nice bourbon and a cigar…oh, and a visit to Bill Kaufmann’s house to discuss what to call the newly seceded country of upstate New York (Iroquois?)
Nomocracy’s David Gordon reviews Donald Livingston’s “Rethinking the American Union for The 21st century” to conclude that smaller [r]epublics are sorely needed to end Leviathan’s reign
New York does NOT need a Hall Pass from Congress to split into two states. It needs a hall pass if the new state desires admission into the union and to be recognized as a Union state but that is a big “if”
TIC: Is the film “Her” a window into our very near techno-future? Peter Lawler thinks so and he is onto something important with the discussion of Christian love being subdued for fear of discovering the inconvenient question: why would God love us?
If you can’t beat Obama, join him in the techno race to Twsitter-ize the vote with electronic messaging so craftily schemed up and tailored for each individual “voter” that the NSA might actually be jealous
DECEPTICONNED: So it’s OK for the US military in all its pomp and bellicosity, to conduct war games, pretend bombing missions of foreigners, REAL bombing missions of foreigners and play real-life Stratego with the board to boot but if another country does the same thing that means “America is weak” under Obama. Really, DeRoy Murdock? Laying the demise of “America” at the feet of one party with a 4 year Presidency and 2 year control of the House is a guaranteed recipe for failure. We should all know what happens when 1 party runs the tables: they spend for their constituents and interests
The definitive survey of U.S. President’s and where they rank in 3 categories, The Constitution, Liberty and leadership, you will be surprised at who ranks #2 & #3. I participated in the survey with 9 PhD’s some of whom you know
Take the President’s Day trivia challenge “Real American History Quiz # 5 ” from Franklin’s Opus – I should be pretty easy to beat this week, I only scored 18 of 20
Incorporationistas Strike…AGAIN – The way this story is written you would think the incorporation doctrine was actually PART of the BOR when it was ratified— nay, during the Declaration when it was on the drawing board. Of COURSE the right extends beyond the home, where else would the militia fight the returning Hessians, in the parlor!? It is hared to fathom just how ignorant those who are supposed to be so educated are.
VIDEO: The Dwayne Stovall (texansforstovall.com) ad that shows Mitch McConnell as Franklin the Turtle and Dave Weigle’s dismissal of Dwayne as a candidate
STILL MCCAIN: McCain savages Ted Cruz for not having a plan to deal with the national debt yet grandstanding as if he did. As if McCain has any plan other than to say. “Screw it who counts that G*d D*mned thing anymore anyway!?”
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Ron Paul wonders for how long the Federal Reserve can continue their thievery and defy every law of finance & economics known to exist?
Patrick J Buchanan – The Great Costs of the Great Society
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When you hear your “conservative” friends yodel on endlessly about the “Liberal Media” or the corrupt “MSM” as they are convinced this is a recent event, send them here to go read Mark Twain’s speech of 1873 about the “corrupt press”
Here’s an interesting work that I recently discovered “The Crowd” by Guztave Le Bron a fascinating study of how crowds control nations and what nations become control crowds. No, it isn’t a paradox, it is the study of how inertia in public affairs is almost always missing when “change” is lusted for
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.
SPYIN’ EYES: The Obama kill-list is alive and well (no pun intended) and has its next American citizen target in its sites in Pakistan
Daniel Larison joins me in wondering why “House of Cards” is so ludicrous in its plot line? From my perspective I wonder why they didn’t go REALLY radical and show [r]epublicans working to thwart Mordor’s wishes
SLICK HILLY UPDATE: Kathleen Willey wants us to know that Slick Hilly IS the war against women, recall that it was Hillary who hired the goons to torment Willey after she charged Bubba with groping her in the Oral Office. “They take up all the oxygen in the room, and everybody is depressed. We’re gonna go back to all the sordid details [if Hillary runs for president]. They need to just go away because they’re forcing themselves on us is the way I feel. Just pack your bags. You’ve had your 15 minutes. … Stop forcing us to have to look at this stuff again. We’re sick of it!”
Trail of Tears: The “cuts” to the military that have decreased the amounts of compensation military vets were promised when they enlisted for tours of duty in our never-ending wars of aggression are now being cut and some find themselves in bread lines. Maybe someone should look and see if any of the hourly or salaried workers building the machines and supplies of war are standing in bread lines (I wager they are not)
The US foreign policy and military interventions have left lethal ordinance, decimated government systems and hundreds of thousands of dead since we began our force feeding of “American exceptionalism” in Korea. These horrific effects are felt long after our troops come home as we “wash our hands” of our the fruits of our own destruction
Clarence Thomas, the sole [r]epublican on the SCOTUS, laments the culture of ubiquitous racism or complaints of racism we live with today but Thomas says did NOT exist prior to the elimination of such things by our magisterial government
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) files suit against Obama’s NSA, the FISA court & warrantless wiretapping basically asking the SCOTUS if the 4th Amendment is still in effect. Doesn’t this amount to a SCOTUS Con-Con?
My Three Amigos Update – March 4th is coming up quick, are there enough Texans to rally behind the only [r]epublican to challenge Jon Cornyn for US Senate in 18 years!? Here’s 22 seconds to explain why you should consider that option.
A majority of Americans now want the Cuban embargo lifted even a majority of FLORIDIANS want it lifted. The policy serves only the purpose of vindicating old Cold War policy to “contain” communism and truth be known, the U.S. government probably has more doctrinaire Marxists in it then Havana’s does. Should we “embargo” Mordor (answer=yes)
Reviving old houses is part of the [r]epublican spirit and Nicole Curtis blesses Minneapolis with her quest to revive the old WITH the old, exactly what you would expect a Trad-Con to advocate and do but few do
TIC: Was the Coke, TV commercial-singing America the Beautiful in 12 languages-yet another sop toward multiculturalism as a sacrament of our national faith? The case is pretty compelling that it was and it is not alone
Rethinking The American Union Symposium – Allen Mendenhall’s “Secession and Messianic Statism Part II” is the most well thought out, provocative yet motivational from the reclaim liberty and the liberty of the Spirit, I have read since Gildersleeve’s Creed of The Old South. Folks, STOP what you are doing and read this, then read it to your kids, then read it to your grandmother, then print it and slip it in your neighbor’s mailbox. An excerpt “The American Union no longer represents America. America is dead, and the American Union killed it. In its place is a consolidated bureaucracy that carries out standardized programs to enforce uniform mediocrity.”
Rethinking the American Union, Symposium, rolls on with Allen Mendenhall’s “Secession and messianic statism Part I” at Nomocracy in politics.
Miarbile dictu secedere – As if on cue an article appears in the Stanford Review casting POSITIVE light on splitting California into six separate territories – this movement gains in importance every time a story appears about political division that does NOT have as a key component the secession of the Confederacy
TIC: Brad Birzer remembers the First Continental Congress, which will be 240 years old this September and wonders when the wheels spun off the bus
FLASHBACK: Jeffrey Tucker reminds us that the merchant class is the antithesis to the Leivathan state. Why, the, are we so rude and dismissive of their efforts? Here is my interview with Jeffrey on this from 2011.
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
So WHAT does the NSA actually look like these days? Is it the harmless little 5 story office building shown in most stories? Or is it this hulking, sprawling, menacing looking place where tens of THOUSANDS of cars can park so citizens can spy on their fellow citizens
Eric Holder’s power grab in “enforcing equality under the law” for homosexual marriages is another example of an impeachable offense that will go unpunished or contested by Congress
DeceptiCONNED – Here is the list of the 29 Republicans who voted (for the line of credit increase) to give their constituents what they really want, no not balanced budgets, FREE money for juicy federal entitlements most don’t even think are entitlements.
DeceptiCONNED II – Atlantic’s Molly Ball echoes my sentiments on the Tea Party “conservatives” and it is NewsWeek magazine all over again. “We’re Al Socialists Now” as the IMC dials in on the death of the last wave of resistance (the Tea Party) to the coming superstate
The SCOTUS case, settled last year over DOMA actually forbids Holder from enforcing his marriage preferences on the states
But don’t worry, as CNN assures us, there is nothing to see hear, its a great rainbow flag world out there with settled questions of homosexual marriage and the legal framework needed to enforce it
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
Where the Jobs Aren’t – Illinois’ Policy Institute’s Director tells Land of Lincoln lubbers what [r]epublicna Mike Church Show Fans have know for years. The Wrong Emmanuel criminal enterprise that teamed up with the gang in Springfield to raise corporate tax rates to keep Chicago in public loot has caused a massive exodus to nearby Indiana and even as far away as Texas. This shows that people ARE willing to “secede” from bad government as “withdrawing to another polity is just that
Buying Facebook “Likes’ only nets you what amounts to fake users who will never frequent your page nor visit your site. This company of scientists made the mistake and tells their story as only scientists can
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Glen Greenwald completely demolishes the ridiculous and lethal claims that the President has a justified “right” to issue assassination orders to anyone on earth at any time anywhere. This new memo detailing the Obama Kill List parameters, if there are any, should scare the bejesus belt out of any liberty lover. “If you believe the president has the power to order US citizens executed far from any battlefield with no charges or trial, then it’s truly hard to conceive of any asserted power you would find objectionable.”
LATIN PHRASE OF THE DAY: imprimisque hominis est propria veriinquisitio atque investigatio – the first duty of man is investigating the truth
EVERYTHING’S BIGGER IN TEXAS, INCLUDING THE ABORTION BARBIE FRAUD: Abortion Barbie Wendy Davis has now denounced her own “moderate (yet lethal) position on 20 week abortions adopting the position that they should only happen if the mother’s life is in danger. When progressive libs are outed as “finger in the wind” statists, principles REALLY have a problem.
Who is the greatest living, conservative statesman? You will shocked to learn that he is NOT a westerner, not even an Anglo but an Asian. Read the fascinating story of Singapore’s rise from impoverished slum to firs world republic and the man who lead it there
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