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Washington’s Day of Thanksgiving and Prayer – Jimmy Madison Would Not Approve

Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Video and Audio - George Washington issued proclamations that led to Thanksgiving and the National Day of Prayer, the latter of which did not sit well with Jimmy Madison. After the Convention, Madison developed a "hands off" view of the National Government as it relates to religion. In the early days, there was no separation of religion and government. Many of Congress's meetings began and ended with prayer. During Monroe's presidency, Madison didn't think that the government should be paying Chaplain's to visit the troops, now if he had tried this just 20 years earlier, no one would have even listened to him, but by the 1790's things had already changed. For more on this, be sure and check out today's Founders TV and sign up for a Founders Pass if you haven't already.
24
November 2015

Since When Have State Constitutions Stopped the SCOTUS?

Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Video and Audio - Do listeners of this show really believe that the 50 state Constitutions are really going to stop the Supreme Court of the United States from over-ruling them? The DNA case in Maryland should have ended in Maryland, instead it went all the way to the Supreme Court, where they ruled against the Maryland court. The Supreme Court should never have even heard this case, but no, the SCOTUS will over rule the state courts and the state Constitutions and not even think twice about it. For more on this be sure and check out today's Founders TV and sign up for a Founders Pass if you haven't already!
30
July 2015

Thomas Jefferson: The Original Sneaky Leaker?

Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Video and Audio - When Jefferson was Adams Vice President he attended the meetings of the US Senate every day and realized that "Hey, you guys could use some rules" so he wrote the handbook that we still use today for governing the actions of the Senate. And while all of this is going on in the run up to the Alien and Sedition acts, he knows that Adams is about to propose these acts... which no one else really knows about yet. Jefferson then writes a letter to Madison to inform him about the Alien and Sedition acts while he is Vice President (otherwise known today as a LEAK). So, this just adds to the aura of Jefferson, while he is trying to secure the life and liberty of the general population he actually LEAKS secrets from the President of the United States. For more on this be sure and check out today's Founders TV and sign up for a Founders Pass if you haven't already!
30
July 2015
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