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 1768, that of Dolley Madison. Madison was born in North Carolina, widowed in her early 20s, and married James Madison (4th President) in 1794.
As you will learn in the "Ages of Independence" documentary to air tomorrow on SiriusXM, it is nearly inconceivable that the men who are lauded with such brilliance would have worked using what Professor Wilfred Ritz termed the biggest "dunderhead" process of crafting legislation possible.
"When that idea [democracy] is introduced, you have coming into the political structure of a society this whole notion of representation, that government is a compact between the people and the government as established through their representatives. The great irony of representation is that over time it swallows up everything and destroys true liberty. If anybody doubts that, let me ask a simple question: How has taxation with representation worked out for us?"
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – "I’m running to be an ambassador, as if there was no 17th Amendment [for U.S. Senate]. I’m running to be an ambassador from our sovereign state in the federal union to hold them accountable to do everything in Article I, Section 8, no more, no less. The message is building a coalition that’s winning. We’re like happy warriors." - Dr. Greg Brannon, check out today’s transcript for the rest…
We'd like to share this story with our audience of Matthew Augustine and his niece and their experience watching The Road to Independence. This is what happens when you create a work that makes people think for themselves, pushes them beyond the normal Hollywood shoot-em-up fare. A young girl's life may be changed, just because she sat down, without the iPhone distractions, for about 90 minutes and actually paid attention to some REAL American history.
Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Transcript - We were told on November 7th or 8th when these petitions first hit the WhiteHouse.gov website, that these were just temper tantrums from sore losers who would move on. The White House posted the little response that these people would move on, that the knuckle-dragging Neanderthals that had asked about secession would crawl back in their caves and we’d nevermore hear about this silliness because we all know that Lincoln settled this back in 1865. We all know that we’re all prisoners here and we can never escape North America Island. We’re all one joined at the hip. Because we’ve all paid into Social Security, none of us can ever get out. Check out today's transcript for the rest...