Hillary Clinton

#1302 Alarm Poll

#1302 Alarm Poll

"I'm like everyone else, I'm in the middle. I see some benefits on both edges of the spectrum, but I don't want either of them to prevail."

— Clay S. Jenkinson

Clay S. Jenkinson asked listeners to rate, on a scale of 1 to 10, how alarmed they are about the current state of political affairs in the United States. Rather than just giving a number, many listeners responded with many thoughtful letters. This week we share and read portions from 17 of those letters.

#1298 As Requested

#1298 As Requested

"You have to wait 14 years under the naturalization law before you can become a full citizen of the United States. These were palpable violations of the Bill of Rights."

— Clay S. Jenkinson portraying Thomas Jefferson

We spend this week, as requested, responding to submitted questions and correcting some factual errors pointed out by our listeners.

#1291 Circumstances

#1291 Circumstances

"The debate in American history is not between Hamilton and Jefferson, the debate is between Adams and Jefferson."

— Clay S. Jenkinson

This week, we answer listener questions on the Thomas Jefferson Hour, including a letter from a writer who wonders whether the Founding Fathers were geniuses who seized the moment, or simply average people living in extraordinary times. We also speak with our good friend Beau Wright.

#1207 1800 & 2016

#1207 1800 & 2016

This week on the Thomas Jefferson Hour, President Jefferson (as portrayed by humanities scholar Clay S. Jenkinson) discusses the election of 1800, which he referred to as the Second American Revolution — and he helps us to see some of the parallels with the election of 2016.

#1206 Save the Republic (Part Two)

#1206 Save the Republic (Part Two)

This week, part two of a discussion of suggestions sent in by listeners in response to Clay S. Jenkinson’s request as to their ideas on how to improve or “save” our republic.

Political Correctness

Political Correctness

"I believe in robust debate. The truth is best found by discourse: I advance one argument, you counter with a different argument, somebody else with a third perspective. Slowly, as a group, we begin to refine our view."

— Thomas Jefferson, as portrayed by Clay S. Jenkinson

#1190 Jefferson's Daughters

#1190 Jefferson's Daughters

This week, a very special guest host — one who is quite qualified to speak with President Thomas Jefferson (and the gentleman who portrays Jefferson, Clay S. Jenkinson) about his daughters and how he regarded them. We are pleased to welcome this week's host, Catherine Jenkinson.