James Madison – September 17, 1764

Experience the American dream with today’s Patriot of the Past interview. I’m your host, John Gillespie.

It’s September 17, 1764. I’m in Virginia outside the stable of James Madison.

JG: “James. I know you’re being homeschooled. What are some of the subjects you’re learning?”

JM: “Mr. Gillespie, I love the Greek classics. Bible is also a daily part of my studies, and I’m also learning Latin and Hebrew. Hebrew really fascinates me. I’m also learning philosophy, law, and government.”

James Madison went on to graduate from Princeton University under the guidance of the great Dr. Witherspoon. From there he did extensive studies in Hebrew and law. With his wisdom, it’s no wonder he’s called a Father of the Constitution.

Read more about the life of James Madison.

John and Jan Gillespie are the founders of the Rawhide Boys’ Ranch; they have fostered 351 teenagers and wrote the book Our 351 Sons; they have also assisted numerous churches in developing youth programs and expanding their total church ministries. After running for U.S. Senate, John founded 1776 American Dream, which exists to demonstrate the vision of our founding fathers and help our generation of youth passionately embrace those values.

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