25 October 2012
Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Transcript - I’m putting together a history of the Louisiana Purchase. The reason for it is because so many people are convinced that Jefferson was a hypocrite, and that he did not consult the Constitution and that the Louisiana Purchase was an unconstitutional act, therefore Jefferson was no friend to the Constitution. That is not true. That is not the case. The Louisiana Purchase was a correct use of presidential authority, and the Senate and Congress were in on the deal. As a matter of fact, if you do your historical research and you do it with the source documents, you’ll find entire segments in what is known as the Congressional Globe. You can find any day in Congressional history going all the way back to the first Congress in 1789. If you look in November of 1803, you can find the entire debate over the Louisiana Purchase. Guess who was there? John Taylor of Caroline making the case on behalf of the president, who was Jefferson at the time. Check out the transcript for the rest..