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The Day in Founding Fathers History - 10 May On this day in 1736, Charity Hospital opened at Chartres and Bienville Streets in New Orleans. Jean Louis, a French seaman and ship builder, willed his property for “the founding of a hospital for the sick of the City of New Orleans.” The hospital was initially called Hospital of Saint John or L’Hospital des Pauvres de la Charite (Hospital for the Poor). It is the second oldest continuing public h….Continue
This Day in Founding Founders History - Where we bring you important dates in the lives and history of the Founding Generation. In 1883 German philosopher and political theorist Karl Marx died.….Continue
This Day in Founding Founders History - Where we bring you important dates in the lives and history of the Founding Generation. Check out today's Founders History to find out what John Adams wrote to his wife Abigail.….Continue
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…….Continue
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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 1818, the Rush-Bagot Treaty or “Rush-Bagot Disarmament” was ratified by Congress. ….Continue
Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Transcript - You said Tyler is your favorite president. He’s another one of these guys that if you ask Joseph Ellis or the woman that wrote the book that ultimately became the movie Lincoln, one of these presidential historians, Tyler will probably rank somewhere between 38 and 43, yet you and McClanahan ranked him up there as number one and two. Why? Check out today's transcript for the rest...….Continue
Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Transcript - James Madison and the Making of America is out in paperback today. The author, of course, the one and only Kevin Gutzman, is on the Dude Maker Hotline with us. Check out today's transcript for the rest...….Continue
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Virginia, the two Carolinas and Georgia, may be said to defray three fourths of the annual expense of supporting the federal government; and of this great sum annually furnished by them, nothing, or next to nothing, is returned to them in the shape of government expenditure. - Senator Thomas Hart Benton