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"The Federalist party self-destructed. The primary Federalist was Alexander Hamilton, pretending to be a shadow president; the second Federalist was the sitting president John Adams; they could not see eye-to-eye, to put it lightly."
"It's going to be an interesting year, let's put it that way. My goal is the same always: I want the Jefferson Hour to proliferate because I believe that Jefferson is the answer."
In the first of a new series of essays, Clay draws comparisons between the inaugurations of Presidents Donald Trump and Thomas Jefferson.
Clay & David discuss 2016 and look forward to the new year. They cover topics including Bob Dylan's lyrical allusion to Samuel Johnson, similarities between Theodore Roosevelt and Thomas Jefferson, Brad Crisler's gift to Clay, which songs to include in a musical time capsule, and their plans to complete the Jefferson 101 series in 2017.
Clay is in character, at David's behest, to sing Jefferson's song of America. Today's episode is an optimistic one to combat whatever anxieties you may be feeling this election eve. It's a show — a song — meant to remind us of the boundless possibilities at the core of our republic.
Joe Lovell, an attorney from Amarillo, TX, speaks with Clay S. Jenkinson seven days prior to the presidential election. Joe shares his opinions on the recent letter from FBI Director James Comey and its implications on the election.
Listen in as GregRobin Smith plays, and speaks about, his penny whistle.
"It's one of the principle problems of any civilization, which is: Not everyone will be an equally successful player in the economy for one reason or another. What do you do then about those who, for whatever reason, can't find a sufficient income to support a lifestyle of modest dignity?"
Clay & David recap Clay's performances at the Fargo Theatre in Fargo, ND with guest host Bill Thomas of Prairie Public Radio. The two shows, taped in front of a live audience, will be broadcast in the upcoming weeks. The first is on the subject of religion. On this 1776 Club episode, Clay & David tackle one of the most-discussed questions on this topic: was Thomas Jefferson a Christian?
Listen in as Clay & David discuss their summers, the commemorative quarter for Theodore Roosevelt National Park, and new projects — including the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library and a new book about conservation. Animadversions on this episode broach subjects such as food, recording quality and bibliophilic materialism.
The image of doves in the episode artwork is public domain via New York Public Library Digital Collections.