This Day in Founding Fathers History - Where we bring you important dates in the lives and history of the Founding Generation. In 1856 on this day, violence erupted in Congress when Representative Preston Brooks of South Carolina entered the Senate chamber and beat Senator Charles Sumner of Massachusetts with a cane.….Continue
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – "Taylor writes a series of letters to this Thomas Ritchie guy. They get published in a pamphlet that is published under the title “Spirit of seventy-six.” I am not kidding you. If you’ve ever wondered why I named my movie about the Constitution’s writing and ratifying “Spirit of ’76,” this is a little bit of an indication here. “Spirit of ’76” was a term that was used and revered at the time. In “Spiri….Continue
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This Day in Founding Founders History - Where we bring you important dates in the lives and history of the Founding Generation. On this day in 1807, President Jefferson exposed the plot by Aaron Burr in a special message to Congress.….Continue
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Pickering sees as a solution that the Northern way of life, in order to be preserved, must separate from the Southern. How inconvenient is that statement!? The Northern way of life is in jeopardy by the Democrats of the aristocratic South, as he called them. This, of course, after what should be celebrated and enjoyed by every American as the greatest revolution in the history of revolutions, the American Revolution. Check out to….Continue
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Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – The only line that concerns me right now is occupied by the one and only Bill Kauffman, who is the screenwriter for the great new film Copperhead playing in theaters right now in limited release. I’m sure it will make it to a theater near you and certainly to a DVD Player near you. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…….Continue
This Day in Founding Founders History - Where we bring you important dates in the lives and history of the Founding Generation. One notable birthday on this day in history in 1756, that of Aaron Burr.….Continue
Members Only Access The Founders Pass You are missing out on crucial commentary video, audio and exclusive downloads! See What You Are Missing Take The Tour! OR Join Now Franklin Approves! This Day In Founders History – 3 August On this day in 1807, the trial of Aaron Burr began. Burr was charged with treason and arraigned in Richmond, Virginia. Nearly a month later, Burr was acquitted and charged with a misdemeanor charge, but again was acquitt….Continue
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It was this class which gradually detached the attention of Romans from principles of men, and no sooner had it converted Caesar and Pompey into objects of adoration and hatred, than the worshippers of the true were ready to destroy the worshippers of the false deity; a war was declared between God and Baal; and a republican form of government terminated with the conflict. Among us, [Facebook]* is the forum for the artifices of this pernicious class of men, and its range beyond the powers of the human voice, is more rapidly affecting that, which corrupt Roman orators were unable to accomplish in less than four hundred years. Little of principle; much of party; adulation and invective, are the means which transform a genuine loyalty for liberty, into a spurious loyalty for men; and the degradation by which the human mind descends from a capacity for freedom, to a fitness for slavery. - John Taylor of Caroline County, from "The Spirit of '76" pamphlet
*Facebook replaced Taylor's "newspapers"