"In 1971 it happened, and that’s when I started speaking out [about the Fed.] Really nobody listened. There were a lot of seeds planted about sound money, especially by Murray and others, and Mises. They talked about this. There was no audience out there. I would go to campuses, when I first went into Congress, and I would get 20 or 30 people come out and maybe convert one or two."
This Day in Founding Fathers History - Where we bring you important dates in the lives and history of the Founding Generation. One notable birthday on this day in 1727, that of Horatio Gates. Gates was born in England and moved to America at 22, fought during the French and Indian War, and then returned to England. He didn’t return to the U.S. until 1772, at which point he purchased a plantation in Virginia. At the outset of the Revolutionary War, Gates became a brigadier general, taking command of troops in New York.
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 1792, Congress passed The Coinage Act, which created the mint and authorized construction of a mint building in the nation’s then-capital, Philadelphia.
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – The last caller to the program asked me what I thought the founders, why they opposed or why they afraid of big government. I said to him that to answer that question, you’d have to understand or explain exactly what big government would have meant to them. It did not mean to them what it means to us today, because we see this monstrosity and this excessive abuse of power that unfortunately has become commonplace, it seems, has been accepted by the rank-and-file citizenry out there, and is the great tragedy indeed of the early part of the 21st century, I think. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – We know that George Washington had friends and close associates that owned slaves. I demand that the U.S. Treasury -- as a matter of fact, I want a giant crane with a five-ton wrecking ball on the end of it to smash that thing called the Washington Monument. That thing needs to come down. Washington had friends that were slave owners. He had relatives that were slave owners. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – I want to go to the Dude Maker Hotline. I want you to say hello to another good friend, Pasha Roberts, who is the writer, producer, director of the great animated film which is now appearing on DVD and in other great places called Silver Circle. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – The German people are one of the better practitioners of free market economics in Europe. This is all traced back to Austrian School thought and Wilhelm Roepke. I didn’t know any of this. It is therefore a story that can be used as part of the historical record for those that say, [mocking] “We can’t go back to a gold standard. Everything would be devalued.” The Germans did it. They did it in an orderly fashion and that currency remained sound for decades. Then the rebuilding and rebirth of the German economy happened. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Conservatism has very little to do with politics. As a matter of fact, the natural conservative inclination is to not get involved in politics because of its corrupting influences. The conservative instinct is to always try and prevent most things from becoming part of the political process. That ought to be the natural position of the conservative, that the things we want to preserve we want to preserve through divinity. We want to preserve through obedience to the unenforceable. We want to preserve through acknowledgment and a life lived in acknowledgment of the Transcendant. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…