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Quote for Today: February 12th

Quote for Today: February 12th

on February 12, 2017, 5:30 AM / in History, People

“Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.” Ronald Reagan Ronald Wilson Reagan was born in an apartment on the second floor of a commercial building in Tampico, Illinois on February 6, 1911, the son of […]

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What one man can do –  Sipsey Street

What one man can do – Sipsey Street

on February 11, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, Opinion

 by Dutchman6 “For, remark you this . . . that somewhere, somehow, and by somebody, a beginning must be made; and that the first act of resistance is always, and must be ever premature, imprudent, and dangerous.” “CLEARING DECKS.” by James Fintan Lalor. It is never the mass of a people that forms its real and efficient might. It is […]

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February 11th in History

February 11th in History

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

February 11 is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 323 days remaining until the end of the year (324 in leap years). Holidays Armed Forces Day (Liberia) Christian Feast Day: Benedict of Aniane Blaise Cædmon, first recorded Christian Poet in England, circa 680 CE (Anglicanism) Fanny Crosby (Episcopal Church (USA)) Gobnait Gregory II February […]

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ObamaCare; How did this nightmare begin

ObamaCare; How did this nightmare begin

on February 11, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, National News

Exactly nine years after President Obama launched his White House bid, we’ve got a fresh look at the bitter fight behind his signature domestic achievement: Less than 48 hours before the final vote on the Affordable Care Act, President Obama was irritated. Jason Altmire, a centrist Democratic congressman representing the Pittsburgh area, had just announced he would vote against ObamaCare. […]

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February 10th in History

February 10th in History

on February 10, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

February 10 is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 324 days remaining until the end of the year (325 in leap years). Holidays Christian Feast Day: Austreberta Charalampe Scholastica February 10 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Feast of St. Paul’s Shipwreck (Malta) Fenkil Day (Eritrea) National Memorial Day of the Exiles and Foibe, commemorate Italian Istrian […]

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Quote for today February 10th

Quote for today February 10th

on February 10, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, People

“Fear is necessary in a Despotic government…Virtue is necessary in a Republic…” Montesquieu Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de La Brède et de Montesquieu  (born 18 January 1689 – died 10 February 1755), generally referred to as simply Montesquieu, was a French lawyer, man of letters, and political philosopher who lived during the Age of Enlightenment. He is famous for his […]

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American Minute  “Morally Straight” to “Transgendered”   – The Boy Scouts’ long journey

American Minute “Morally Straight” to “Transgendered” – The Boy Scouts’ long journey

on February 9, 2017, 6:27 AM / in History

Baden-Powell began the Boy Scout movement in England in 1908, and two years later, the Boys Scouts of America was incorporated, FEBRUARY 8, 1910. Robert Baden-Powell was educated at Charterhouse, London, and joined the English hussars in 1876. As a soldier for in British Empire, which was the largest empire in world history, Robert Baden-Powell served in India, Afghanistan, and […]

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There is no lawful role for the federal government in education

There is no lawful role for the federal government in education

on February 9, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, National News, State News

The General Education Provisions Act of 1965: No provision of any applicable program shall be construed to authorize any department, agency, officer, or employee of the United States to exercise any direction, supervision, or control over the curriculum, program of instruction, administration, or personnel of any educational institution, school, or school system, or over the selection of library resources, textbooks, […]

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The USS Constellation

The USS Constellation

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

The USS Constellation captured the French L’Insurgente in a single-ship action between the frigates on 9 February 1799. The previous year, French privateering attacks against American vessels had led to the undeclared Quasi-War. Four US naval squadrons were sent to the Caribbean with orders to seize armed French vessels and prevent attacks on American ships. The squadron under Commodore Thomas […]

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February 9th in  History

February 9th in History

on February 9, 2017, 5:30 AM / in History

February 9 is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 325 days remaining until the end of the year (326 in leap years). Holidays Christian Feast Day: Anne Catherine Emmerich Ansbert of Rouen Apollonia Maron (Lebanon) Teilo (Wales) February 9 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Earliest day on which Clean Monday can fall, while March 15 is […]

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February 8th in History

February 8th in History

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

February 8 is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 326 days remaining until the end of the year (327 in leap years). Holidays Christian Feast Day: Cuthmann of Steyning Jerome Emiliani Josephine Bakhita Juventius of Pavia Meingold of Huy Stephen of Muret February 8 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Earliest day on which Feast of Orthodoxy […]

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“America needs God more than God needs America,” Reagan stated, “If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a Nation gone under.”

“America needs God more than God needs America,” Reagan stated, “If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a Nation gone under.”

on February 7, 2017, 6:30 AM / in History

Ronald Reagan was born FEBRUARY 6, 1911. A graduate of Eureka College, IL, 1932, he worked as a life guard and then announced for radio stations in Iowa. He became a sports announcer for Chicago Cubs baseball games and traveled with the team. While with the Cubs in California, Ronald Reagan auditioned with Warner Brothers, landing a contract doing “B […]

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Johnson Creek (Willamette River)

Johnson Creek (Willamette River)

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

Johnson Creek is a 25-mile (40 km) tributary of the Willamette River in the Portland metropolitan area of the U.S. state of Oregon. Part of the drainage basin of the Columbia River, its watershed covers 54 square miles (140 km2) of mostly urban land occupied by about 180,000 people. The creek flows generally west from the foothills of the Cascade Range through sediments […]

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February 7th in History

February 7th in History

on February 7, 2017, 5:30 AM / in History

February 7 is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 327 days remaining until the end of the year (328 in leap years). Holidays Christian Feast Day: Richard the Pilgrim Blessed Eugenia Smet Blessed Pope Pius IX Chrysolius February 7 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Grenada from the United Kingdom in […]

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Progressives Abandon Jacksonian America

Progressives Abandon Jacksonian America

on February 6, 2017, 6:30 AM / in History, National News, News, Opinion

by SALENA  ZITO CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Andrew Jackson, the president whose divisive political  instincts would shape the Democratic Party for generations, was born less than  20 miles from here, in the Waxhaw region between the Carolinas. Until the 1980s, “Old Hickory” was considered a near-great president, just a  few notches below Washington, Lincoln and Franklin Roosevelt, by the academics  who […]

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Retiring Old Glory

Retiring Old Glory

on February 6, 2017, 6:19 AM / in History

When the United States flag (Old Glory) becomes worn, torn, faded or badly soiled, it is time to replace it with a new flag, and the old flag should be “retired” with all the dignity and respect befitting our nation’s flag. The traditional method of retirement is to incinerate the flag, but this does not mean that one should simply […]

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February 6th in History

February 6th in History

on February 6, 2017, 5:30 AM / in History

February 6 is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 328 days remaining until the end of the year (329 in leap years). Holidays Christian Feast Day: Amand Dorothea of Caesarea Paul Miki Titus Vedastus February 6 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (United Nations) Ronald Reagan Day (California) […]

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Ronald Reagan – ‘What it once was like in America when men were free.’

Ronald Reagan – ‘What it once was like in America when men were free.’

on February 6, 2017, 5:30 AM / in History, People

A graduate of Eureka College, IL, 1932, he announced for radio stations in Iowa. He married Jane Wyman and had children Maureen, Christine (died a day old) and Michael (adopted). He was a Captain in the U.S. Army Air Corp during World War II, then became an actor, appearing in over 50 films. He was President of the Screen Actors […]

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“We the People”, but, Who are We? Chapter I

“We the People”, but, Who are We? Chapter I

on February 5, 2017, 6:58 AM / in History, Opinion

By Gary Hunt   /  Outpost of Freedom Special thanks to Thomas Originally Published August 3, 2011 In some research for another article (The Fourteenth Article in Amendment to the Constitution), I ran across a rather enlightening revelation. It was, just 60 years after the Constitution, a clear and concise definition of just (and only) who the “We the People”, in […]

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February 5th in History

February 5th in History

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

February 5 is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 329 days remaining until the end of the year (330 in leap years). Holidays Christian Feast Day: Agatha of Sicily February 5 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Constitution Day (Mexico) Crown Princess Mary’s birthday (Denmark) Kashmir Day (Pakistan) Liberation from the Alberoni Occupation (San Marino) National Weatherperson’s […]

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