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Quote for the Day

Quote for the Day

on February 1, 2013, 4:35 AM / in History

Of all the arguments for giving amnesty to illegal immigrants, the most foolish is the argument that we can’t find and expel all of them. There is not a law on the books that someone has not violated, including laws against murder, and we certainly have not found and prosecuted all the violators — whether murderers or traffic law violators. […]

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Quote for the Day

Quote for the Day

on January 31, 2013, 4:22 AM / in History

“Born in other countries, yet believing you could be happy in this, our laws acknowledge, as they should do, your right to join us in society, conforming, as I doubt not you will do, to our established rules.” Thomas Jefferson Written in a letter to Hugh White, 1801 Hugh Lawson White (October 30, 1773 – April 10, 1840) was a […]

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Quote for the Day

Quote for the Day

on January 29, 2013, 7:07 AM / in History

“Thus it is that in war the victorious strategist only seeks battle after the victory is won, whereas he who is destined to defeat first fights and afterwards looks for victory.” Sun Tzu, The Art of War Sun Wu  style name Changqing (長卿), better known as Sun Tzu or Sunzi, was an ancient Chinese military general, strategist and philosopher who […]

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Quote for the Day

on January 28, 2013, 2:48 PM / in History

“Whenever action is performed by a great man, common men follow in his footsteps, and whatever standards he sets by exemplary acts, all the world pursues.” Bhagavad Gita The Bhagavad Gita , The Song of the Bhagavan, often referred to as simply the Gita, is a 700-verse scripture that is part of the Hindu epic Mahabharata. This scripture contains a […]

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Quote for Today

on January 24, 2013, 5:20 PM / in History

“The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; the second is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity; both bring a permanent ruin. But both are the refuge of political and economic opportunists.” Ernest Hemingway Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961) was an American author and journalist. His economical and understated style had […]

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Quote for the Day

Quote for the Day

on January 22, 2013, 5:27 PM / in History

“Immorality: the morality of those who are having a better time.” — H. L. Mencken Henry Louis “H. L.” Mencken (September 12, 1880 – January 29, 1956) was an American journalist, essayist, magazine editor, satirist, critic of American life and culture, and a scholar of American English.[1] Known as the “Sage of Baltimore”, he is regarded as one of the […]

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Robert E. Lee

Robert E. Lee

on January 19, 2013, 3:28 PM / in History

Original Post by Mark Alexander Today we take a moment to remember the birth anniversary of Robert E. Lee (1807-1870), one of the greatest military commanders in American history. He was also a great man of faith who gave his all for the cause of liberty and states’ rights. There were many honorable men of the Confederate States of America, […]

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Single Article Cap and other Taxes

on January 12, 2013, 8:41 AM / in History, News, State News

 Five years ago I started off with the TML push for an increase in the Single Article Cap. The municipalities were continuing their push for equality with counties with the 5% commission. Background T.C.A. 67-4-704 authorizes municipalities and counties to levy a local business tax. The contents of this statute can be summarized as follows: Authorizes municipalities and cities to levy   a […]

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Abraham Lincoln, Stepfather of Our Country

Abraham Lincoln, Stepfather of Our Country

on December 26, 2012, 4:20 AM / in History

Written by John J. Dwyer “Anyone who embarks on a study of Abraham Lincoln … must first come to terms with the Lincoln myth. The effort to penetrate the crust of legend that surrounds Lincoln … is both a formidable and intimidating task. Lincoln, it seems, requires special considerations that are denied to other figures.” — Robert W. Johannsen Lincoln, […]

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Christmas with Adams

on December 25, 2012, 4:37 AM / in History, Opinion

As we approach the celebration of Christ’s birth, I am reminded of the words of John Quincy Adams. On July 4, 1837, he spoke these words: “Why is it that, next to the birthday of the Savior of the world, your most joyous and most venerated festival returns on this day? … Is it not that, in the chain of […]

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This Day in History December 17th

This Day in History December 17th

on December 17, 2012, 5:18 PM / in History

He began going deaf at age 28, yet composed A peer of Mozart and Haydn, he started becoming deaf at age 28, yet incredibly wrote some of the world’s most beautiful symphonies, concertos and sonatas. This was Ludwig van Beethoven, baptized DECEMBER 17, 1770, in Bonn, Germany. President Jimmy Carter noted while visiting Bonn, July 14, 1978: “As the world’s […]

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Posterity

on December 16, 2012, 4:16 PM / in History, Opinion

“Posterity, you will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom! I hope you will make good use of it. If you do not, I shall repent that ever I took half the pains to preserve it.” – John Adams, 1777 ” They that give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve […]

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Our Forefathers and Pets

Our Forefathers and Pets

on December 15, 2012, 3:10 PM / in History

Here is a neat little article about Washington, Jefferson, Franklin and Adams that you might not know about: What do “Tipsy,” “Drunkard” and “Satan” have in common? They are all names bestowed upon dogs by some of the original leaders of our nation. It turns out that George Washington and John Adams, along with a few of their fellow founding […]

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Today in History with Bill Federer December 13th

Today in History with Bill Federer December 13th

on December 13, 2012, 2:56 PM / in History, News

Seeking U.N. sanctions against Iran, December 21, 1979, President Jimmy Carter stated in a speech: “Henry Longfellow wrote a Christmas carol in a time of crisis, the War Between the States, in 1864. Two verses of that carol (“I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day”) particularly express my thoughts and prayers and, I’m sure, those of our Nation in this […]

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