Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – This is very intriguing here because the discussion is about the paraphrased and truncated and shortened and sound bite snippet, the abbreviations that now make up our written works, and how writing may be going the way of the dodo bird. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Video and Audio - The American Statesman series brings us many of George Washington's writings which were converted from his hand written notes to type by Henry Cabot Lodge, which he did all by hand (no copying and pasting from Wikipedia). Cabot Lodge also edited several other books on famous (and some not so famous) Americans, and what made these books unique is that they were written for the lay person of the day, unlike many of today's modern books aimed specifically at one group of people. The American Statesman series is also one of the few places you can read about one of the least known, but most influential Americans in its history: John Randolph. 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!
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Back to this “Plague of Republican Ignorance” piece and the general theme, what Mr. Egerer is writing about is the fact that if you really desire this relationship, this monogamous relationship with the founding fathers, wouldn’t it behoove you to actually at least attempt to study what it was that they studied? Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – I think reading some of the great works of the latter part of the 18th century and early part of the 19th century, I think that’s a good place to start. One of the things that I’m learning as I continue to learn and study about this stuff, one of the things I learned is: Who did Madison read? Who was Jefferson reading? Jefferson carried some books around with him in a little leather satchel. I know what two of them were. Have you ever pondered the question of what Jefferson or Madison or Taylor or Henry -- I also know what Henry read -- or Washington may have read? Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Hayes actually went to Red Hill, which is where Henry lived and died, and asked permission of the family and the curator of the family estate and found Henry’s own diaries and the logs that Patrick Henry used to catalog his possessions. Back in those days, if you had books, books were like -- what would you compare a book to today? A book was a prized possession. They were very difficult to make. Usually what would happen is somebody would purchase a copy and they would read it and then they would send it to someone else. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – I am not of the opinion that television networks exist for any purpose other than taking the capital that was invested therein and returning it with a profit or dividend to those that invested. That is my understanding of why there are television networks. There may be television networks that purport to help you raise your children by providing wholesome family education and giving them access to the kind of programming that you cite. Again, I am not personally aware of any such programming that is totally directed at the children. Check out today’s audio and transcript for the rest…