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What Is Flawed Is Congress's Constitutional Power To Make More Debt Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – "Patrick Henry, Colonel William Grayson, James Monroe, many, many anti-federalists, as they were called, that opposed ratification kept asking why the borrowing power was put in there, and why it was the first one." Check out today’s transcript for the rest…. Begin Mike Church Show Transcript Mike: Jeff in West Virginia is first ….Continue
This Day in Founding Fathers History - Where we bring you important dates in the lives and history of the Founding Generation. On this day in 1776, the Continental Congress resolved to sever its ties to Great Britain and declare independence.….Continue
This Day In Founding Fathers History – 15 March 2013 On this day in 1820, Maine joined the union as the 23rd state, part of the Missouri Compromise of 1820. The population of Maine at that time was nearly 300,000 and the territory consisted of nine counties and 236 towns. It took delegates three weeks in October of 1819 to finalize a state constitution, with the convention presided over by William King who went on to become Maine’s first gover….Continue
This Day In Founding Fathers History – 8 March 2013 On this day in 1788, Federalist No. 66 was published, entitled “Objections to the Power of the Senate to Set as a Court for Impeachments Further Considered,” authored by Alexander Hamilton. Federalist No. 66 reads, in part: A REVIEW of the principal objections that have appeared against the proposed court for the trial of impeachments, will not improbably eradicate the remains of any unfavo….Continue
This Day in Founding Founders History - Where we bring you important dates in the lives and history of the Founding Generation. In 1779 a letter was written to Thomas Paine, find out what it said in today's Founding Fathers History....….Continue
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – "Mike: There are probably eight people on the planet -- me, you, and the six other guys that wrote books about Madison, and maybe Tom Woods -- that knew what you meant when you said Jefferson got it right out of Madison’s mouth. Kevin Gutzman: No. Of course, when he says this is the way the people had understood it, he’s exactly right. There were leading Federalist figures in at least eight states I know of who explai….Continue
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On this day (or the 18th, depending on the source) in 1789, Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton began negotiations to secure the first loan to the U.S. government, referred to as the “Temporary Loan of 1789,” in order to pay the salaries of the President and members of Congress. Find out what else happened on This Day in Founders History at mikechurch.com….Continue
On this day in 1789, Alexander Hamilton was appointed the first U.S. Secretary of the Treasury by President Washington. Initially Robert Morris had been appointed Secretary of the Treasury, but Morris declined the office and recommended Hamilton for the position. Find out what else happened on This Day in Founders History at mikechurch.com….Continue
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.….Continue
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 not very many days away from just walking out and lea….Continue
Interview with Kevin Gutzman - Federal Convention Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – "Let’s get to the matter at hand here with Professor Kevin Gutzman, who is one of the foremost authorities on James Madison. I wanted to start with the introduction of the Virginia Plan, which happened 237 years ago today. Governor Randolph was, of course, the gentleman that introduced the plan. It wasn’t Madison who introduced it. In the book James Madison and the Making….Continue
Federal Convention and the Constitution Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – "So how did they arrive in Philadelphia on the 14th of May 1787? They were supposed to have this convention. And why would we care about that today? Well, the reason we ought to care about it is because of the pretenses under which they were meeting. What Madison and Hamilton had told the public and what they had told the legislators and the legislatures of the thirteen states was: Loo….Continue
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