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Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – For those of you that still cling to the misinformed notion that the United States is still a republic, it’s not. If it were a republic, constituent states would resemble, or little republics inside a union of republics, let me rephrase that, the entities that would make up the republic would probably be about the size of the state of New Hampshire. Check out today’s transcript for the rest….
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Mike: For those of you that still cling to the misinformed notion that the United States is still a republic, it’s not. If it were a republic, constituent states would resemble, or little republics inside a union of republics, let me rephrase that, the entities that would make up the republic would probably be about the size of the state of New Hampshire. That is about as large of a geographical area as a republican form of government could preside over, effectively preside over. You could have subsidiarity there. You could have accountability. The population would not be so obscene as to defy accountability. There are reasons why.
Remember back in the day when people that listen to this show or used to listen to the show cared about [r]epublicanism. When we used to talk about it, we used to talk about things like scale. Professor Livingston used to come on the show and we would talk about the scale of things and how you have to keep things in scale. A republic is something that has to be kept in scale. I can’t get too large. The size of the state can’t get too large because it becomes ungovernable. Accountability then, the larger the state becomes, and the diluted direct participation in the governing process becomes, the less there is accountability. That’s precisely what has happened in these United States, and that is precisely why [r]epublicanism can still work, but it’s impossible for it to work in such large-scale environments. This is why when you think [mocking] “Okay, something has got to be done this time. They can’t get out of this one.” Oh yeah, they can get out of it. They can get out of it because representation and accountability has been diluted if not outright eliminated. Not so in a state like New Hampshire.
As a matter of fact, over the years, several people that have run for the New Hampshire House have been guests on this show or called the show. We’ve had several state representatives – Representative Daniel Itse comes to mind – that are state representatives in New Hampshire. You can actually win a state representative seat in the New Hampshire Assembly and only have to knock on a couple thousand doors. People know their state rep. The fact that we actually have now a decisive act against a monstrosity like Planned Parenthood should not come as a surprise that it happened in New Hampshire. It ought to be something that can thus inspire others.
You may not be able to get this done in your state, but can you get it done in your county? There are these things called Community Development Block Grants. Congress appropriates this corrupt money to bribe mayors and aldermen and every other hell forsaken political entity on earth into doing what it is that they want them to do, into making them compliant. [mocking] “If you guys will shut up about this highway that we need to grab this land and put through your district or through your town or county or whatever, we’ll give you this CDBG money and you can have fun with it. You can build a fountain in the middle of nowhere. You can build a park if you want to.” You can employ your kid as an advocate for tourism or whatever the case may be. We won’t ask any questions. Few people do ask questions. It’s all part of the game.
I was thinking about this. If you can ask any of those 17 candidates a question tonight – there’s a story on the FoxNews.com website today about the tens of thousands of questions that have been sent in by concerned citizens of America that are going to watch this debate tonight. They’ve had to filter through the questions and they want to get to as many of them as they can. The people that are on the panel that are going to be asking the questions have questions. You have questions. This would be a good question to ask: If you were elected president, how would you restore federalism? Would you – you’d have to get the first admission. Would you restore, try to restore federalism? If you had the chance to ask one of these questions tonight, what would you ask? Would you ask: If I were a tree, what kind of tree would I be? Or would you ask something pertinent, relevant? We shall find out tonight.
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