Sunday, April 7, 2019

Dr. Mark Andrew Holowchak returns! (4/5/19)

We would like to welcome back to the program, a true Jeffersonian hero, Dr. Mark Andrew Holowchak—philosopher, historian, and editor of The Journal of Thomas Jefferson’s Life and Times—is a professor of philosophy/history. He is author/editor of 11 books—with several more to come—and 90 published essays on Thomas Jefferson. He is also author of many other books and numerous essays on psychotherapy, Greek/Roman philosophy, ethics, philosophy of education, philosophy of sport, and critical thinking, among other things. He passes his time in the study of Jefferson’s mind and currently teaches history and philosophy at Virginia University of Lynchburg. 

The preeminent Jeffersonian scholar of our time returns to TRP to discuss his upcoming book, [God’s] justice can not sleep forever”: Rethinking Jefferson’s Views on Race and Slavery, and the censorship he's facing as he dares to apply reason and objective thinking to the historiography of Thomas Jefferson!
  • Dealing with the "extreme Left" that controls the liberal academic university publishing orthodoxy in this country is almost like dealing with "the old Bolshevik regime" in that we may have to find Professor Holowchak's books on the samizdat black market! ...How dare he go against their orthodoxy! 
  • We demand that Annette Gordon Reed, "High Priestess of the Hemings cult," debate Professor Holowchak in open forum! ...Her and her ilk have appropriated millions of dollars of grant money to push and propagandize a myth!
  • We are supposed to have an open exchange of ideas based on fact! ...Bring back freedom of discussion and truth! ...The "extreme Left-wingers" that sadly now control Monticello will not allow any dissent to their narrative that the great founding father, Thomas Jefferson, was a "racist"... Professor Holowchak clearly and concisely crushes that sad and silly modern "politically correct" notion! 
  • Jefferson was simply "not capable of hatred" and the Professor systematically explains why! ...He examines Jefferson's mind and does so in the context of his time...
  • What would Jefferson say today and would he change his views?
  • Professor Holowchak disseminates who the scientific and philosophical influences were behind Jefferson's morality...
  • What exactly was Jefferson's "moral sense?"
  • If the "extreme Left" can tear down Confederate historical statutes... the day may come when they demand that Jefferson be removed from Mount Rushmore! ...They know that if they can control the past they can then control the present and if they control the present they control the future!
  • Modern Left-wing academia draws inspiration from the Frankfurt School!
  • Was Alexander Hamilton an "American Lion" or an "American Jackal???" ...Our Resident Jeffersonian, John From Conn, calls in and discusses the original "First Party Struggle" between Thomas Jefferson, creator of the "Right-wing" Republican party, and Alexander Hamilton, creator of the "Left-wing" Federalist party.
  • The cavernous divide between "Hamiltonian centralized Nationalism" and "Jeffersonian decentralized Federalism!"
  • We just fought a Revolutionary War to escape tyranny yet Alexander Hamilton still engrafted a corrupt British mercantile type economic system on the healthy body of our burgeoning Republic! ...How he wanted a system where the elites & the Plutocrats controlled the country!
  • How Jefferson believed in Free Enterprise & merit! ...He summed it up best when he said, "Agriculture, Manufacturers, Commerce & Navigation, the four pillars of our prosperity, are the most thriving when left most free to individual enterprise!" ..."Debt & Taxes are public evils of the first magnitude as they drain capital from the mass of the citizens, divert it from productive enterprise, and support a system of coercion, corruption, & privilege that was the bane of every government and is necessarily fatal to a free one!" ..."The dependent man of any kind cannot be trusted with the Liberty of others!"
  • How Jefferson preferred "turbulent Liberty" to "quiet servitude!"
  • Did Jefferson follow a "rigorous Stoic self-interest to the attainment of the Epicurean good life?"
  • How much did Jefferson's stay in France as Minister (1784-89) effect his thinking? ...Are periodic rebellions good for a Republic??
  • Did Jefferson believe that "what is practical must control pure theory?"
  • How the modern day "Federal Government aggrandizers" are intentionally covering up our true Jeffersonian roots!
  • The disgrace that was  "Assumption" and the Funding Act of 1790 and how Alexander Hamilton and his cronies used "insider information" to make 37 million dollars while robbing Revolutionary War veterans out of their scrip and war bonds for pennies on the dollar!
  • Hamilton unconstitutionally pushed through the First National Bank in opposition to Jefferson & Madison! ...All to benefit the high finance stock jobbers and market manipulators of his day!
  • How Hamilton "the Founding Father of Big Government" a "political opportunist" invented today's left-wing "Living Breathing document" and how it differed from what today's right-wing would call Jefferson's "originalist strict construction" ...Hamilton gave the blueprint to every Left-wing devil that was to come... He was the original pervertor of the Constitution of 1787 as he "read between the lines" and invented "implied powers!" ...He was also the original abuser of the "commerce," "general welfare," & the "necessary & proper" clauses! 
  • How the hard Right of Jefferson's day thought he became too "moderate" as President...
  • Jefferson's often forgotten "Draft Declaration & Protest of Virginia" (1825) beautifully summed up how the government was supposed to be!
  • Historian Douglass Adair properly believed Jefferson was in fact hiding something at Monticello... Not his... but his "father-in-law's progeny!"
  • Disgruntled Federalist propagandist James Callender invented the "Hemings myth" in the early 1800's... It was a scandal as huge then as today's Monica Lewinsky scandal... To think after being "found out" nationally that he would continue going back to that well for over a decade is laughable... 
  • The Jeffersonian "Principles of 1798" & the 10th Amendment may be our last best hope!
  • How the recent and Federally defiant "State marijuana laws" appear to be one example where the sovereign power of the individual States is fostering Liberty for it's citizens!
  • The Declaration of Independence was a document of secession!
  • To understand that our "2nd Constitution," the Constitution of 1787, may not have been necessary, read Merrill Jensen's, A New Nation: A History of the United States during the Confederation (1781-1789)!
PLEASE Contact President of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation:
(Leslie Bowman)

***Ask why there is not open discussion and debate on the issues at Monticello when the facts are not settled based on the evidence!

***Also please demand that Professor Holowchak's books be made available at Monticello!