Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Video and Audio - When Jefferson was Adams Vice President he attended the meetings of the US Senate every day and realized that "Hey, you guys could use some rules" so he wrote the handbook that we still use today for governing the actions of the Senate. And while all of this is going on in the run up to the Alien and Sedition acts, he knows that Adams is about to propose these acts... which no one else really knows about yet. Jefferson then writes a letter to Madison to inform him about the Alien and Sedition acts while he is Vice President (otherwise known today as a LEAK). So, this just adds to the aura of Jefferson, while he is trying to secure the life and liberty of the general population he actually LEAKS secrets from the President of the United States. 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 Audio and Transcript - I was up very late last night looking this up because I knew it was going to come up today. One of you clowns is about to call me and bring up the Barbary pirates and how Thomas Jefferson bombed them back into the stone ages, settled Tripoli for democracy and instituted a constitutional order in Libya back in 1803. Well, I have the actual story as it happened. I have it from my good friend Tom Woods who posted this about a year and a half ago, “Presidential War Powers: The Constitutional Answer” under the headline “Jefferson acted unilaterally against the Barbary pirates.” Check out today's audio and transcript for more...