Politically Incorrect Guide: The Founding Fathers

Posted: August 25, 2009 in Category - Book Reviews, Politically Incorrect Guide: Founding Fathers

By Bo Perrin

Many of you have heard the term “the founding fathers” and some of you might actually know to whom the phrase refers.  Of course, that is a joke for those who read this blog. Nevertheless, the liberal Jihad is tirelessly and energetically engaged in educationally revisionist policies which the purpose of destroying the credibility of those founded this country, the Articles of Confederation, the Declaration of Independence and the Construction of the United States.  Their end-game is simple.  Destroy the character of the man and it reduces the moral value of his achievements.  They have been operating for a long time with very little is any opposition.

“The Politically Incorrect Guide to The Founding Fathers” is leading the conservative opposition to provide the American public with the historical truth of these men.  Biron McClanahan, PhD, begins by digging into eight myths perpetrated by liberals.  001The eight myths are America is a democracy, the founders believed everyone was equal, slavery was a sin, Paul Revere’s supposedly single-handed ride to warn Patriots against the Brits, Benjamin Franklin’s lack of sexual restraint, Jefferson and a concubine slave, Washington’s supposed affair and Hamilton’s supposed homosexual lover.  In each case he presents conclusive evidence that these are historical myths without sacrificing the truth.  Benjamin Franklin did have at two illegitimate children but not near the number he is accused of.

In chapter two McClanahan provides evidence that the revolution which these men lead was a very conservative one. He describes the importance of the Declaration of Independence, the question of sovereignty, experience and its roll and the uneasiness of changing governments.  Chapter 3 deals with issues we deal with today and he looks at how the founders would answer our questions.  A few of the issues he researches are the 2nd Amendment, whether the founders wanted a secular or religious government, the Fed and the extent of the Executive powers.

Section two covers chapters four through twenty-three.  Chapters four through nine cover the founders who McClanahan calls the “The Big Six.”  These are George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton and Benjamin Franklin.  One interesting fact he points out is that Hamilton was a first generation American.  Madison is the individual who was able to convince President Washington to create a national bank.  Washington gave in against his better judgement.  Of course some would agree this is the precursor to the Fed although it was originally done away with.  Interestingly, McClanahan seems to attribute Hamilton’s open disregard for the Constitution to the fact that he was not a part of the original revolution nor the creation of the Declaration of Independence and Constitution.  Also, McClanahan clearly shows that the founding fathers were not immigrants but in fact third and fourth generation Americans.

In chapters ten through twenty-three McClanahan covers what he calls “The Forgotten Founders.”  These are Samuel Adams, Charles Carroll, George Clinton, John Dickinson, Elbridge Gerry, John Hancock, Patrick Henry, Richard Lee, Nathaniel Macon, Francis Marion, John Marshall, George Mason, Roger Sherman and John Taylor.  Some of these names might not be familiar to you.  One possible reason might be that these men were conservative in their political thought, believed in limited government and personal responsibility.  These concepts are rejected by liberal politicians, educators, many political action committees as well as many religious organizations as well.  McClanahan does a great job providing a historically accurate picture of these men and their beliefs while at the same time being true to the reality.

If you are looking for a book that could act as a primer for the real founding fathers I encourage you to consider “The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Founding Fathers.”

You can order it from Amazon.com.

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