Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – “You see, Eric, it doesn’t matter how many times we explain this, how many times we go over this, it goes right over the heads of people. What is frustrating to me and just drives me nuts is why the average citizen, when he is told that he is free to live inside his sovereign state and govern himself says, [mocking] ‘No, I want to be told what to do by the Supreme Court. You’re an idiot!’ It doesn’t even make any sense.” Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
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Mike: Yeah, Scott, you’re missing something. You’re missing an awful lot. Number one, privileges as guaranteed by the Bill of Rights refer to property. That’s 18th century speak, privileges is property, the right to own property, so it wouldn’t apply. Second of all, I don’t think I want to get into another drawn-out discussion about how the 14th Amendment has been perverted from 1928 on to be used as a club to bludgeon the states and to compel the states into the service of the Bill of Rights. This is well documented. Don’t take my word for it. Again, you can search for it on the website at MikeChurch.com. You can get a great book by the Harvard legal scholar Raoul Berger, Government by Judiciary. Berger will lay the entire case out for you since you people refuse to believe me, refuse to believe Professor Gutzman, refuse to believe Professor Woods or McClanahan or DeRosa or Don Livingston or anyone else that’s alive. So let’s try someone that’s dead, Raoul Berger. Read the book Government by Judiciary and convince yourself.
It’s not true, it’s not why the 14th Amendment was ratified. Well, the 14th Amendment was never ratified. It’s not why the 14th Amendment was written. It has nothing to do with applying the Bill of Rights against the states, nothing to do with it whatsoever. This is a manufactured use of the 14th Amendment by 21st century Supreme Courts. Why? So they can expand their power. Why people so desperately want to believe that the Bill of Rights is universal is just a mystery to me. I still don’t understand it. Maybe one of you that’s an incorporationista can explain that to us. If you can’t explain it orally, perhaps you can just write it down. Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You see, Eric, it doesn’t matter how many times we explain this, how many times we go over this, it goes right over the heads of people. What is frustrating to me and just drives me nuts is why the average citizen, when he is told that he is free to live inside his sovereign state and govern himself says, [mocking] “No, I want to be told what to do by the Supreme Court. You’re an idiot!” It doesn’t even make any sense. So you want the large, centralized, tyrant monster to tell you — [mocking] “No, I want the Constitution to tell me.” The Constitution was not a charter of rights, it never was, which is why James Madison kept saying: Dude, I don’t think we ought to add a Bill of Rights because some nincompoops are going to come along in the 20th century, they’re not going to have any manners, their silverware is going to be made in China, they won’t manufacture anything, and they’re going to think that we meant the federal charter and the federal Bill of Rights applies to every known living soul on Earth. So Madison kept saying: No, not a good idea, not a good idea. But we got the Bill of Rights anyway. I think that Henry and company were correct, that they should have had a Bill of Rights.
You may notice that the preamble to the Bill of Rights is never published any longer. The preamble to the Bill of Rights clearly says to further restrain the powers of the new general government, we therefore offer these amendments. It doesn’t say anything about to further restrain the abuses of state legislatures, because it never would have been ratified. You know what the real problem here is that people cannot separate themselves from 18th century Americans to 21st century Americans. The 21st century American is almost incapable of critical thinking, almost incapable of accepting anything that goes against the big nationalist paradigm that you have been force fed your entire life and you now believe to be true, without any evidence to support that. [mocking] “Yeah, but I read it in a book by a radio host.” Oh, that’s evidence. What did he use as evidence? [mocking] “He had a letter from 1832 from James Madison.” Oh, he had a letter. I don’t think I want to live the rest of my life by that. How about you? I’ll tell you who explains this really well, especially when it comes to guns, is one of our three amigos. Dwayne Stovall explains it perfectly and puts it in context: Look, y’all looking at this all wrong. We want to make laws about guns in Texas. We don’t want them made in Washington, DC. We got a Second Amendment, y’all. We don’t need theirs.
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