History

Quote for Today March 18th

on March 18, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

“I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents.” James Madison The actual quote comes from the Annals of Congress, House of Representatives, 3rd Congress, 1st Session, page 170.  The Annals summarize speeches in the third person (and therefore […]

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General Michael Corcoran and the Confederate Irish in America’s Civil War

General Michael Corcoran and the Confederate Irish in America’s Civil War

on March 17, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

A dear friend sent us this link to an extremely interesting article by Paul Burns: Flag of the 69th Regiment Irish Brigade The recent erection of a memorial in Sligo to Carrowkeel man General Michael Corcoran, inspired historian Paul Burns to write this article on the forgotten Irish who fought on the Confederate side: All discussions of Irish participation in […]

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March 17th in History

March 17th in History

on March 17, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

March 17 is the 76th day of the year (77th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 289 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Children’s Day (Bangladesh) Christian Feast Day: Alexius of Rome (Eastern Church) Gertrude of Nivelles Joseph of Arimathea (Western Church) Patrick March 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Evacuation Day (Suffolk County, Massachusetts) Liberalia, […]

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Quote for Today March 17th

Quote for Today March 17th

on March 17, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

“The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer Dietrich Bonhoeffer (German: [ˈdiːtʁɪç ˈboːnhœfɐ]; 4 February 1906 – 9 April 1945) was a German Lutheran pastor, theologian, dissident anti-Nazi, and founding member of the Confessing Church. His writings on Christianity’s role in the secular world have become widely influential, […]

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On Presidential Character From George Washington to…?

On Presidential Character From George Washington to…?

on March 17, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, Opinion

“No compact among men … can be pronounced everlasting and inviolable, and … no mound of parchment can be so formed as to stand against the sweeping torrent of boundless ambition on the one side, aided by the sapping current of corrupted morals on the other.” George Washington (1789) In 1944, as World War II was turning in favor of […]

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President Trump rallies supporters in Nashville

on March 16, 2017, 10:31 AM / in History, National News

By WSMV-TV NASHVILLE — President Donald Trump arrived in Nashville on Wednesday afternoon for an event at The Hermitage and a rally at Municipal Auditorium. Air Force One landed at Berry Field National Guard Base just before 4 p.m. after visiting two cities in Michigan. The presidential motorcade then made its way to The Hermitage for a celebration of what […]

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The 156 year old “Civil War” cover-up continues! Why?    

on March 16, 2017, 7:36 AM / in History, Opinion

Throughout the South the assault on all things Southern continues. Why? The erasure of facts surrounding the War Between the States is the cover-up. All government institutions, in one manner or another, are involved in this egregious counterfeit revision on the young. The fraudulent activities of the public school systems are the epicenter. Unfortunately, teachers are the purveyors and victims […]

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American Minute  Juliette Low-Girl Scouts, & Patty Garibay-American Heritage Girls

American Minute Juliette Low-Girl Scouts, & Patty Garibay-American Heritage Girls

on March 16, 2017, 6:25 AM / in History

Juliette Low had chronic ear infections as a child, which made one ear deaf. A grain of rice thrown at her wedding lodged in her other ear, which was punctured by the procedure to remove it. Juliette Low’s father, a U.S. Army General, was previously a Civil War Confederate captain. In the Spanish-American War, Juliette Low and her mother organized […]

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Sanders, Socialism, and Schooling

Sanders, Socialism, and Schooling

on March 16, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, National News

Owing to his enthusiasm for the Soviet Union during the Cold War (he actually spent his honeymoon there!), Bernie Sanders was indeed morally unfit to have ever be President of the United States, as Independent Institute Senior Fellow Lawrence J. McQuillan argues in The Beacon. According to a recent poll, however, the senator’s socialist credentials pose no problem for one-fourth of […]

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March 16th in History

March 16th in History

on March 16, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

March 16th is the 75th day of the year (76th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 290 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Abbán Heribert of Cologne March 16 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Day of the Book Smugglers (Lithuania) In the late 19th century, smugglers transported Lithuanian language books printed in the […]

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Quote for Today March 16th

Quote for Today March 16th

on March 16, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

WE CAN SEE RIGHT ONLY WITH OUR HEART .THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS ARE INVISIBLE FOR THE EYES     ANTOINE DE ST EXUPERY Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (French pronunciation: ​[ɑ̃twan də sɛ̃tɛɡzypeʁi]), officially Antoine Marie Jean-Baptiste Roger, comte de Saint Exupéry (29 June 1900 – 31 July 1944, Mort pour la France), was a French aristocrat, writer, poet, and pioneering aviator. He became […]

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Quote for Today March 15th

Quote for Today March 15th

on March 15, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

“Voluntary association produces the free market — where each person can choose among a multitude of possibilities.” Harry Browne Harry Browne (June 17, 1933 – March 1, 2006) was an American writer, politician, and investment analyst. He was the Libertarian Party’s Presidential nominee in the U.S. elections of 1996 and 2000. He is the author of 12 books that in […]

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March 15th in History

March 15th in History

on March 15, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

March 15 is the 74th day of the year (75th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 291 days remaining until the end of the year. In the Roman calendar, March 15 was known as the Ides of March. Holidays Christian feast day: Clemens Maria Hofbauer Leocritia Longinus Louise de Marillac Raymond of Fitero March 15 (Eastern Orthodox […]

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The New York Times: March 14, 1945

The New York Times: March 14, 1945

on March 15, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

Special Thanks to Homer_J_Simpson Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library   

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Quote for Today March 14th

Quote for Today March 14th

on March 14, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, People

“Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” Benjamin Franklin One of my students suggested this meant: There is a large difference between working on something with no purpose or dedication to achieving a goal, and actually acting on what you want to do and working with it until it comes to fruition. […]

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March 14th in History

March 14th in History

on March 14, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

March 14 is the 73rd day of the year (74th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 292 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian Feast Day: Leobinus Matilda Constitution Day (Andorra) Earliest day on which Lazarus Saturday can fall, while April 17 is the latest; observed on the day before Palm Sunday. (Eastern Orthodox […]

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March 13th In History

March 13th In History

on March 13, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

March 13 is the 72nd day of the year (73rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 293 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian Feast Day: Euphrasia of Constantinople Gerald of Mayo James Theodore Holly (Episcopal Church (USA)) Leander of Seville Leticia Nicephorus Roderick Sabinus of Hermopolis Kasuga Matsuri (Kasuga Grand Shrine, Nara, Japan) […]

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March 12th in History

March 12th in History

on March 12, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

March 12 is the 71st day of the year (72nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 294 days remaining until the end of the year. In 538,  Vitiges, king of the Ostrogoths ends his siege of Rome and retreats to Ravenna, leaving the city in the hands of the victorious Byzantine general, Belisarius. In 1550,  Several hundred Spanish and indigenous […]

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Constitution Check: How free are students to comment on public policy issues?

Constitution Check: How free are students to comment on public policy issues?

on March 11, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

Lyle Denniston looks at a recent free speech case involving students and why the Supreme Court itself has never deviated from the teaching moment that was the Tinker decision. THE STATEMENTS AT ISSUE: “Tinker v. Des Moines Independent School District is known throughout the school law community as the high-water mark of student free speech rights….This case is not Tinker.  […]

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When it comes to CON’s, Money is not an object in government.

When it comes to CON’s, Money is not an object in government.

on March 11, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, Local News, National News, State News

There has been this growing fascination again with publicly funded broadband networks, and for God’s sake, I don’t understand why. If history has taught us anything, it is that private-sector investment, like most anything else, is to be preferred strongly in building telecommunications networks. Of course, I have been discussing this issue for what seems to be an eternity and there is […]

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