This Day in Founding Founders History - Where we bring you important dates in the lives and history of the Founding Generation. Find out what John Hancock wrote to General Lee in today's Founding Fathers History.….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
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 Virginia Convention unanimously adopted the Virginia Declaration of Rights, authored by George Mason.….Continue
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – So Monroe never leaves the service of the United States. Remember, he gets in in 1776, gets out as president in 1824, still stays on -- I can’t recall the exact title he took or the task he accepted -- all the way up till his death. I believe he dies in New York City as part of some commission that he’s been appointed to. He never leaves public service, as you government employees call it today. Check out today’s transcript….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 1775, George Washington was commissioned by the Continental Congress as the Commander in Chief of the Continental Army. ….Continue
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – I always look for historical angles to talk about these things that we discuss here on the program. I was wondering if all the people of all of Taxachusetts were as blindly and meekly following the orders of their state and city overlords on Friday. Would that translate to the rest of the state? Massachusetts does have a western part as well. Is there any historical precedent for this? It turns out that there is. Check out toda….Continue
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Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – How did and why did the British want Lexington and Concord? I can answer that. Now let’s go to Hackett Fischer’s book Paul Revere’s Ride, here on Paul Revere Day. It was 18 April 1775 when Revere made his famous ride. If we go to Hackett Fischer’s book, we can find out why Lexington and Concord were chosen. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…….Continue
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 1775, Paul Revere made his famous ride.….Continue
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The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives is to prevent mistakes from being corrected. Even when the revolutionist might himself repent of his revolution, the traditionalist is already defending it as part of his tradition. Thus we have two great types — the advanced person who rushes us into ruin, and the retrospective person who admires the ruins. He admires them especially by moonlight, not to say moonshine. Each new blunder of the progressive or prig becomes instantly a legend of immemorial antiquity for the snob. This is called the balance, or mutual check, in our Constitution. - G.K. Chesterson