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Were the Founding Fathers really the champions of liberty as they are portrayed in history books and the mainstream media? Many liberty-lovers consider the Founders to be brilliant thinkers who created the greatest system of governance known to man; people whose vision we ought to return to. Accomplished libertarian author, Sheldon Richman, discusses the Founding Fathers from a radical new perspective and argues there is more to the United States’ creators than we are led to believe.

Join Sheldon July 29th at 7pm EDT for this fascinating jump into history!

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