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.
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – When people are confronted with what seems to be no-win situations, and when they are confronted with the absoluteness of certain defeat, this is when some are inspired or are motivated to maybe do things and consider things that they had not considered before. Right now may be such a time. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – With us today, Professor Dr. Kevin Gutzman, author of James Madison and the Making of America and The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution. Another question before we have to part company today that continues to arise here and I find myself dealing with on almost a daily basis. Try as I might to plumb the depths of this question and convince those that are listening to my answers that I have been honest and forthright in my due diligence and exploration is the use of the Fourth and Fifth Amendments. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – In the last two weeks, I have immersed myself in research for a short film I want to make. I’ve been wanting to make it since 2009 when I stumbled on this story, a very obscure story about how the effort to stop ratification of the Constitution was intentionally sabotaged. There is no doubt in my mind that it was intentionally sabotaged. The challenge is to try and figure out who it was that did the sabotaging. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – So Marco Rubio, the senator from Florida, issues this statement last night: “The Internet sales tax is a money grab by tax-hungry states that will burden small business.” Everything is a money grab by tax-hungry states. If it’s not a money grab by tax-hungry states, it’s a money grab by tax-hungry federales. At the end of the day, we’re all having our money grabbed. I just wish it felt better, don’t you? Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – “Sales Tax: History of a Dumb Idea” by Mason Gaffney, this is part of my post. I found this wonderful essay written by Mr. Gaffney in Insights Magazine back in 2005 about sales taxes. He writes about the history of the sales tax. It goes way, way back, farther than you can ever imagine. Check out today’s audio and transcript for the rest…