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Founders Corner

Thomas Jefferson’s First Inaugural Speech

Inauguration Speech of Thomas Jefferson 4 March, 1801 Friends and Fellow-Citizens: CALLED upon to undertake the duties of the first executive office of our country, I avail myself of the presence of that portion of my fellow-citizens which is here assembled to express my grateful thanks for the favor with which they have been pleased to look toward me, to declare a sincere consciousness that the task is above my […]

todayJanuary 20, 2017 1

Founders Corner

An Actual Founding Father’s Inaugural Address – No Egos Here

Let me read to you how a Founding Father accepted his inauguration. This will come as a shock to you people, but I actually have here in my hands the text of Thomas Jefferson’s first inaugural address. Yes, even back then those old fuddy-duddy guys in white stockings and powdered wigs gave addresses when they were inaugurated. The striking thing about Jefferson’s inauguration is the humility and the humble attitude […]

todayJune 10, 2013

Founders Corner

Interview With Kevin Gutzman On George Washington

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – I mentioned earlier that today is the anniversary of George Washington’s first inauguration in New York City. It was a very festive occasion. According to some that witnessed the event, it was also an event that was met with an awful lot of trepidation and dis-certitude. People didn’t know what was going to become of this new government they created. Here to fill us […]

todayMay 1, 2013 2

Founders Television

The First Congress: An Inauspicious, Unattended Start

Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Video and Audio - Approximately 240 years ago the Congress and Senate were supposed to have their first meeting to elect the first President of the United States of America... but not enough Senators showed up to form a quorum. There were enough Congressmen there, but it took them several weeks and numerous letters to get some of the Senators (ahem,Virginia, ahem) there. And of course, […]

todayMarch 5, 2013

Transcripts

Government Out Of Scale – What Would Jefferson Do?

Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Transcript - What would Jefferson then say about how we’re so far out of scale today? What we mean by scale is you can’t have representation when your representative represents 709,000 people. That’s just a pipedream. What would Jefferson and company then do if they were going to try and arrest this evil that we all seem possessed of? My wager is that they would look […]

todayJanuary 22, 2013 2

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