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Quote for Today; April 9th

Quote for Today; April 9th

on April 9, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, People

It has been observed that a pure democracy if it were practicable would be the most perfect government. Experience has proved that no position is more false than this. The ancient democracies in which the people themselves deliberated never possessed one good feature of government. Their very character was tyranny; their figure deformity. Alexander Hamilton – Speech in New York, […]

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Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers’ Project,  1936-1938

Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers’ Project, 1936-1938

on April 9, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

Well, here is something I doubt any one of us ever heard of before  – until now. This is included in chapter 23 of  “The Un-Civil War” by Mike Scruggs (Leonard M. Scruggs) I found this on the web and I encourage everyone who has any interest in turning back the lies about slavery and The South  to follow up […]

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Is Gun Ownership a Right?

on April 8, 2017, 7:01 AM / in History, Opinion
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But Then It Was Too Late

But Then It Was Too Late

on April 8, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

From Michael Gaddy …In this excerpt from the book “They thought they were free. The Germans, 1933-45”  By Milton Mayer and the circumstances and political happenings in this country over the past few decades, please go back to sleep!!! “What no one seemed to notice,” said a colleague of mine, a philologist, “was the ever widening gap, after 1933, between […]

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April 8th in History

April 8th in History

on April 8, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

April 8 is the 98th day of the year (99th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 267 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Birkat Hachama (observed once every 28 years), last in 2009 and next in 2037 (Hebrew) Buddha’s Birthday, also known as Hana Matsuri, “Flower Festival” (Japan) Christian feast day: Anne Ayres (Episcopal […]

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Castros’ Cuba

Castros’ Cuba

on April 7, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, International News, National News

Written by  Fr. James Thornton President Obama traveled last month on an official visit to Communist Cuba, the first such trip by a sitting American president since Calvin Coolidge visited the island in 1928. The trip came less than a year after Obama and Cuban dictator Raúl Castro met in Panama in April 2015 and only six months after their […]

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Quote For Today

Quote For Today

on April 7, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

“All societies of men must be governed in some way or other. The less they have of stringent State Government, the more they must have of individual self-government…Men, in a word, must necessarily be controlled either by a power within them, or a power without them; either by the word of God, or by the strong arm of man; either […]

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The Jabberwock

The Jabberwock

on April 7, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, People

The Jabberwock, the titular creature of Lewis Carroll‘s nonsense poem “Jabberwocky“. First included in Carroll’s novel Through the Looking-Glass (1871), the poem was illustrated by John Tenniel, who gave the creature “the leathery wings of a pterodactyl and the long scaly neck and tail of a sauropod“. “Jabberwocky” is considered one of the greatest nonsense poems written in English, and […]

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April 7th in History

April 7th in History

on April 7, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

In 2008, This story hit the headlines… British Grandmother Forced to Pull Her Own Teeth Because of Socialized Medicine – A story out of England illustrates the kind of problems the
socialized medical system can generate. The London Daily Mail newspaper reports 76-year-old Elizabeth Green was turned away by 12 dentists after having no luck in searching for an NHS practitioner under the health system. She ultimately resorted to pulling her own teeth because she couldn’t find anyone to treat her. American bioethics watchdog Wesley J. Smith commented on the case: “There are lessons here for the USA as we strive to find a way to expand coverage, without sinking our own boat. One lesson is that any nationalized system will have to be sparse. If we try to cover everything, we will, in the end, cover very little. Moreover, it seems clear to me that a robust private sector component will be crucial to reforming our health care system.”

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April 6th in History

April 6th in History

on April 6, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

April 6 is the 96th day of the year (97th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 269 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Chakri Day, commemorating the reign of the Chakri Dynasty. (Thailand) Christian feast day: Albrecht Dürer and Lucas Cranach (Lutheran Church). Brychan Eutychius of Constantinople (Byzantine Church) Marcellinus of Carthage Pope Celestine […]

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American Minute with Bill Federer   Middle East Oil, World War I, Woodrow Wilson, Sergeant York

American Minute with Bill Federer Middle East Oil, World War I, Woodrow Wilson, Sergeant York

on April 6, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

“The Great War”began in 1914 between Germany and its allies, and England and France and their allies. Battles were fought in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, the Pacific Islands, China and off the coast of South and North America. One of the reasons for World War I was access to Middle East oil. In the article “Falling Empires and their Currencies” (Centre for Research on […]

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April 5th… Good Morning

April 5th… Good Morning

on April 5, 2017, 8:21 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Wednesday, April 5, 2017. On this date in 1774, Benjamin Franklin showcased his devilishly clever wit — and radical sympathies — in a pseudonymous letter-to-the-editor of The Public Advertiser, a prominent London newspaper. Titled “An Open Letter to Lord North” (Britain’s incumbent prime minister), Franklin made a series of ironic suggestions about how the British government might […]

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Entrepreneurship in American History – Imprimus

Entrepreneurship in American History – Imprimus

on April 5, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

By John Steele Gordon The following is adapted from a speech delivered in San Diego, California, on November 15, 2013, at a Hillsdale College Free Market Forum on the topic “Markets, Government, and the Common Good.” The word “entrepreneur”—one who undertakes, manages, and assumes the risk of a new enterprise—comes from the French, where it literally means “undertaker.” — perhaps […]

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Quote for Today

Quote for Today

on April 5, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

“[T]he more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer … [taking] away from before their eyes the greatest of all inducements to industry, frugality, and sobriety, by giving them a dependence of somewhat else than a careful accumulation during youth and health for support in age and sickness.” Benjamin […]

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April 5th in History

April 5th in History

on April 5, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

April 5 is the 95th day of the year (96th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 270 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Albert of Montecorvino Ethelburga of Lyminge Derfel Gadarn Gerald of Sauve-Majeure Juliana of Liège Maria Crescentia Höss Pandita Mary Ramabai (Episcopal Church (USA)) Ruadhán of Lorrha Vincent Ferrer […]

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Jacuzzi

on April 4, 2017, 8:26 AM / in History

On this date in 1941, Italian immigrant Candido Jacuzzi and his wife, Inez, were preparing for the arrival of their fourth child. Living the upwardly mobile California dream, they would give their youngest kid a name that shouted out assimilation: Kenneth Anthony. Little Kenny arrived nine days after Easter and hit the ground running. He walked early, talked early, and […]

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Quote for Today April 4th

Quote for Today April 4th

on April 4, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, People

“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, it expects what never was and never will be.” Thomas Jefferson, letter to Colonel Charles Yancey (6 January 1816). Thomas Jefferson (April 13 1743 – July 4, 1826) was an American Founding Father, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and the third President of the United States (1801–1809). He was […]

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10 Amazing Acts Of Defiance Throughout History

10 Amazing Acts Of Defiance Throughout History

on April 4, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

By Marc V. / listverse. com Who could ever forget Tank Man, that unknown man who stood in front of all those tanks at Tiananmen Square? As epic as that act of defiance was, there are other classic examples that are spun from the same material as Tank Man’s story. The amazing acts of defiance listed below are veritable legends and, […]

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This Day in History April 4th

This Day in History April 4th

on April 4, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

April 4 is the 94th day of the year (95th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 271 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Benedict the Moor Gaetano Catanoso Isidore of Seville Tigernach of Clones Reginald Heber (Anglican Church of Canada) Martin Luther King Jr. (Episcopal Church (USA)) Zosimas of Palestine (Eastern […]

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April 3rd in History

April 3rd in History

on April 3, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

April 3 is the 93rd day of the year (94th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 272 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Friday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Wednesday or Thursday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a […]

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