David Potter

About me

David Potter developed a love for American history as a boy growing up near Morristown, New Jersey, where George Washington spent the winters of 1777 and 1779. He was inspired to write The Left Behinds while taking his children to the annual Christmas reenactment of Washington’s Crossing the Delaware.

From my website

Taxes, The Tea Party, and The Whiskey Rebellion: Part One

If you want to understand America, I suggest a good place to start is Western Pennsylvania. In 1794. One thing will become “perfectly clear,” to quote  former president Richard Nixon: folks really don’t like to pay taxes.  This isn’t a big newsflash, of course, but it’s not just today’s Tea Partiers or the original…

The A Team: Washington And Hamilton

George Washington and Alexander Hamilton get no respect. Sure, one is on on the dollar bill, and the other is on the ten dollar bill, but when I hear folks talk about the “original intentions” of our Founding Fathers, rarely are Washington or Hamilton mentioned first. As I see it, we…

We The (Contentious) People

If Fox News had been around during the debate on the Constitution – the original debate, that is, in the late 1780’s – whose side would they be on? This is a legit question, not a cheap shot at Fox News.  Because today’s anti-Big Government voices sound very much like yesterday’s…

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