You’ve probably heard this before: “You Jefferson lovers conveniently forget that Jefferson disregarded the Constitution when it worked for him. Just look at the Louisiana Purchase!” I tackle this supposed inconsistency and how to give it back to these “gotcha” nincompoops in this episode of The Brion McClanahan Show.
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