Monday, April 30, 2012
John Jay was the most conservative Founding Father
John M. Pafford makes that point in this book review posted over at The Imaginative Conservative: John Jay: Man of Order, Justice, Freedom. As Pafford points out, Jay's work and contribution to the Founding were substantial, and he deserves far more attention than he usually gets in discussions of the Founding period. Personally, I would rank Jay alongside Samuel Adams and Fisher Ames as the most overlooked of the Founders.