Tag Archives: Constitution

Austin Replay – Podcast April 13, 2020

Another Show Worth Revisiting. Democratic Perspective replays one of our favorite shows July 21, 2014. The guest is Michael Austin discussing his books That’s Not What They Meant: Reclaiming the Founding Fathers from America’s Right Wing and Rereading Job: Understanding … Continue reading

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Bordewich Interview – Podcast May 6, 2019

What Were The Founders Thinking? Democratic Perspective welcomes constitutional scholar and author Fergus Bordewich. To understand how we got to where we are, he says it’s important to understand the historical context of the constitutional convention and the First Congress. … Continue reading

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The Founderstein Monster: Misusing Quotes Of The Founding Fathers.

For several years, right wing activists have turned to the Founding Fathers to justify their extreme political positions. The most popular is a quote from Thomas Jefferson that has been taken out of context, “The tree of liberty must be … Continue reading

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