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The Politically Incorrect Gateway to a REAL History Education McClanahan Academy courses sandblast away the years of rust, corrosion, and brain-rot produced by mainstream history curriculum. My courses challenge conventional wisdom and modern group-think. They are for the strong minded, curious student who wants a real history education untarnished by establishment academics. You can watch online, download the MP3, or use the Teachable App to …more

Podcast Episode 90: The Constitutional Crisis of 1776

“No taxation without representation!” This is what most Americans will tell you started the American War for Independence. But is that true? The cause is, in fact, deeper than that. It was a constitutional crisis that had major implications for American government moving forward. I talk about the real conflict and what it means for America today. Book cited: Jack Greene, The Constitutional Origins of …more

Podcast Episode 75: 18th Century Fake News

Stop the press! The nationalists in the founding generation fabricated history! If you listen to this podcast, this shouldn’t be news, but just this week, two scholars at Harvard University have provided conclusive proof that the nationalists had to make up a document to prove their position. That document they made up is none other than the Declaration of Independence. Of course, they didn’t fabricate …more

Thanks Matthew Drake!

Matthew Drake is an illustrator who makes videos based on “contemporary speakers and philosophers.” He wanted to base one on my podcast comparing the 1896 and 2016 elections. I had never seen his work, but I said “please do,” not knowing how great it would turn out. It’s better than great. Below is the video. If you like my podcast, you’ll like the video, and …more

The Vanishing Republic of Our Fathers

The New South is one of the more misunderstood periods in American history. The contemporary narrative generally describes the period and its leaders as dense political hacks riding the coattails of Northern business elites. They were “wannabe” statesmen whose political ideology was singularly tied to race. This perspective is clouded by present conditions and our own short-sighted infatuation with racial politics. Historians often miss the complexity and …more

Keep Jackson on the $20

This article was originally printed at Changes are coming to our fiat currency. Andrew Jackson will be replaced on the $20 and both the $5 and $10 will also be reworked, ostensibly in the name of “inclusion” and “diversity,” but also to prevent against “counterfeiting.” Funny because the United States has been running the printing presses nonstop for the last decade in an attempt …more

Why Secession?

Why are Americans discussing secession in 2016? The Texas Republican Party will be forced to vote on the issue during the Party Convention, and while it will certainly fail, more Americans are interested in the topic that at any time since the 1860s. Secession has not always been such a forbidden subject. I discuss why this is happening and other issues surrounding secession on Episode …more

Will the Supreme Court Uphold Obama’s Illegal Amnesty?

Yesterday (4/18), the Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that stemmed from Barack Obama’s executive action in regard to immigration. In 2014, the Obama administration’s Department of Homeland Security issued a memo (not an executive order) that essentially rewrote immigration law in the United States. Obama has since then directed DHS to cease enforcement of several federal immigration laws and has unilaterally resettled thousands …more

Podcast Episode 12: Why Americans are Angry

Why are Americans angry? This is a major theme of the 2016 election, so much so that articles are being published almost weekly on the topic in some fashion. I discuss why this is the case and how it can be fixed. It won’t be from a superhero riding in on a white horse.

We Are All Jeffersonians

Thomas Jefferson is perhaps the greatest enigma of the American age. He wrote and spoke on so many topics that he has become the symbol of virtually every strain of uniquely American political thought. Jefferson is the democrat, the agrarian, the federalist, the republican, the radical, the conservative, the statesman, the planter, the intellectual, the philosopher, the educator. Volumes have been written on his life …more