Ironically, the presentation guests receive at The Hermitage mirrors that of Jackson himself – a mixture of the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Author Archives: Dave Benner
Until the bitter end, citizens should remain diligent in their opposition to egregious acts through political action. Rather than a tactic of last resort, Locke’s appeal to heaven was a warning sign.
Every so often, contemporary opponents of the Jeffersonian tradition make the argument that the legacy of the “Sage of Monticello” has been tainted by patent hypocrisy. The barrage of attacks Jefferson levied against slavery, they suggest, should be discounted on the grounds that he was a slave owner himself. Beyond this, some go as far […]
To come to the same position as Madison on the federal construction of roads in the contemporary would brand one a lunatic or an apostate. This is despite the fact that such an opinion would align exactly with the so-called “Father of the Constitution.”