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Most Americans recognize a few of the Founding Fathers—Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Hamilton, Adams, Franklin—but what about some of the important but forgotten men who have been lost to time? They have great stories that need to be told. Here are ten whose fantastic lives are in many ways better than fiction.

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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.

Podcast Episode 94: The Whigs

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