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The Tale of George Washington’s Death Reveals He Was Probably NOT Christian

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Kevin Gutzman:"There is argument over the question exactly how devoid of Christian meaning we should see these kinds of terms as being.  One way of understanding [George] Washington’s personal belief, I think, is to skip ahead to his death.  His death scene became the grist of a very popular pamphlet. First they bled him.  Then they blistered him.  Then they gave him emetics.  Of course, […]

todayFebruary 25, 2015 4

This Day in Founder's History

This Day In Founding Fathers History – 18 & 19 August

[private |FP-Monthly|FP-Yearly|FP-Yearly-WLK|FP-Yearly-So76|FP-Founding Brother|FP-Founding Father|FP-Lifetime] [/private]   This Day In Founders History – 18 & 19 August On August 18, 1735, the newspaper Boston Evening-Post, successor to The Weekly Rehearsal, was first published by Thomas Fleet. The newspaper was in print for 40 years. In 1791 on August 19, Benjamin Banneker, a free African-American mathematician, scientist and farmer, wrote to Thomas Jefferson pleading for justice for African-Americans. He also included a […]

todayAugust 18, 2014 3

This Day in Founder's History

This Day In Founding Fathers History – 17 July

This Day in Founding Fathers History - Where we bring you important dates in the lives and history of the Founding Generation. Another birthday on this day in 1744, that of Elbridge Gerry. Gerry assumed the office of vice president under President Madison after George Clinton died in office, and Gerry too died in office less than two years later.

todayJuly 17, 2014 4

Interviews

Kevin Gutzman – 1787 Constitution Convention, Federalists Lied

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – In the same hall, eleven years later, men are meeting to discuss the new plan of government, the Virginia Plan as it’s known.  Today is the 19th, so we’re almost three weeks into the discussion over James Madison’s Virginia Plan as offered by Edmund Randolph.  It’s around about this time that the New York delegation has about had it with little Jimmy Madison.  They’re […]

todayJune 19, 2014 5

Transcripts

Republican Hero Of Trenton And Beyond

James Monroe the Republican Hero Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – "Happy belated birthday to James Monroe.  That’s why we started this conversation, because Monroe was one of two continentals that was wounded in the Battle of Trenton.  If you’ve heard Times That Try Men’s Souls or if you’ve read about it, you know that it was Monroe with a Colonel William Washington -- no relation to George -- that was […]

todayMay 1, 2014 61

The Founders

Madison Is Not The Sacred Oracle Of Nullification

James Madison Is Not The Sacred Oracle Of Nullification But Guess Who Is? Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – "Why should it all just come down to whatever James Madison said?  Madison was just one man after all.  It seems that you would find other opinions on this and other writings and other things that could help flesh out what it was those that framed the Constitution, and the framers of […]

todayJanuary 15, 2014 1

Transcripts

The Founding Fathers Weren’t Gods, And Neither Are Modern Politicians

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – I wish it were a news flash, but it’s not a news flash that the welfare state has replaced the charity state and the little laboratories of philanthropy and democracy that de Tocqueville saw when he came here back in the 1820s and 1830s and wrote a book about it called Democracy in America. I think the experiment was doomed to fail as soon […]

todayNovember 14, 2013 2

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