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Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

This Day In Founding Fathers History - 9 April

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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 1778, Jeremiah Wadsworth was promoted to Commissary General of Purchases for the Continental Army.….Continue

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Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

We Have To Educate Ourselves As Did The Founders If We Want A New Generation Of Founding Fathers

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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. Hav….Continue

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Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Patrick Henry - Patriot, Pontificator And Bibliophile

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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 so….Continue

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Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

This Day In Founding Fathers History - 24 April 2013

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This Day in Founding Founders History - Where we bring you important dates in the lives and history of the Founding Generation. In 1800 President Adams signed a bill establishing the federal government in Washington, which also included the creation of the Library of Congress.….Continue

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Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

This Day In Founding Fathers History - 30 January 2013

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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 1815, President Madison approved an act of Congress appropriating money to purchase Thomas Jefferson’s library.….Continue

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What Dryden said was this, "Great wits are oft to madness near allied"; and that is true. It is the pure promptitude of the intellect that is in peril of a breakdown. Also people might remember of what sort of man Dryden was talking. He was not talking of any unworldly visionary like Vaughan or George Herbert. He was talking of a cynical man of the world, a sceptic, a diplomatist, a great practical politician. Such men are indeed to madness near allied. Their incessant calculation of their own brains and other people's brains is a dangerous trade. It is always perilous to the mind to reckon up the mind. A flippant person has asked why we say, "As mad as a hatter." A more flippant person might answer that a hatter is mad because he has to measure the human head. - G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy

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