Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Video and Audio – There was an America and an American people long before the Founding, long before the writing and ratifying of the Constitution. But don’t tell the Decepticons, or New Jacobins as Claes Ryn calls them, because they will tell you that American Exceptionalism was born in 1776… but it’s just not true. There was over a century of American tradition before 1776, and British tradition well before that. So why do the modern day Decepticons believe that American Tradition started in 1776? Because that’s when the narrative started, it’s a touchstone, and we somehow created a new way of thinking out of nowhere. But the events in North America of the previous 100 years have a huge influence on 1776. For more be sure and check out today’s Founders TV and sign up for a Founders Pass if you haven’t already.