History

Remembering a Great Patriot

Remembering a Great Patriot

on May 6, 2013, 9:27 AM / in History, National News, News

The Foundation “I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.” –Thomas Paine Inspiration “Sunday, April 28, mark[ed] the 255th anniversary of President […]

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Letter to Holder

on May 6, 2013, 8:28 AM / in History, Opinion

C/O Jackie Juntti It appears that Attorney General Holder sent Gov. Brownback of Kansas, a letter citing the Supremacy Clause in justifying the federal enforcement of gun laws in the states. This is what I would have sent him in return were I in a position to do so. Attorney General Eric Holder Office of the Attorney General Washington, D.C. […]

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Nisbet vs. Plato and Rousseau

on May 4, 2013, 6:27 AM / in History, Opinion

by Gary North GaryNorth.com Is civil government the only true government? Does it alone possess legitimate sovereignty? Defenders of the modern state insist that this is the case, and that it should be the case. Robert Nisbet, as a sociologist, looked to social organizations as the source of political tradition. He explained the rise of the modern state in terms of […]

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The Meaning of A Date

on May 4, 2013, 4:22 AM / in History, National News, News

In a variation of word association, the list* below should prompt you to make some very common associations… First of January 14th of February 17th of March Fifth of May 14th of June 4th of July 25th of December You may remember playing a game as a child called “which one doesn’t belong”, and perhaps even the little jingle that […]

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This Day in History May 3rd

This Day in History May 3rd

on May 3, 2013, 6:37 AM / in History

In 1481, The largest of three earthquakes strikes the island of Rhodes and causes an estimated 30,000 casualties. In 1491, Kongo monarch Nkuwu Nzinga is baptised by Portuguese missionaries, adopting the baptismal name of João I. In 1791, The Constitution of May 3 (the first modern constitution in Europe) is proclaimed by the Sejm of Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth. In 1802, Washington, […]

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Judge Declares National Day of Prayer Unconstitutional

Judge Declares National Day of Prayer Unconstitutional

on May 2, 2013, 4:23 AM / in History, Opinion

Three years ago today I copied this article as a reminder how we have pandered to the judicial few. Because of its age I have published this in its entirety. It seems that there is always someone, somewhere, that views symbolic issues as declarations of hatred. I can not for the life of me understand these individuals. The original article is by […]

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Quote for Today

on May 1, 2013, 2:53 PM / in History

“When you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion” When you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing When you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors When you see that men get richer by graft and by pull […]

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This Day in History May 1st

This Day in History May 1st

on May 1, 2013, 9:31 AM / in History

In 1544, Turkish troops occupy Hungary. In 1701, the Act of Union is enacted; England, Wales and Scotland form the United Kingdom of Great Britain. In 1704, the Boston Newsletter published the first newspaper ad. In 1707, England and Scotland were unified by legislation. There has been an independence movement in Scotland ever since. In 1715, Prussia declares war on […]

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Susan B. Anthony ‘I deplore the horrible crime of child-murder…’

Susan B. Anthony ‘I deplore the horrible crime of child-murder…’

on March 14, 2013, 6:00 AM / in History

Susan B. Anthony, whose face is on a U.S. dollar coin, a 3-cent stamp and whose statue is in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, died MARCH 13, 1906. Raised a Quaker, her father owned a cotton mill and refused to buy cotton from farmers who owned slaves. Susan B. Anthony’s religious upbringing instilled in her the concept that every one is […]

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This Day in History March 11th

This Day in History March 11th

on March 11, 2013, 6:19 AM / in History

In 105, A.D., Ts’ai Lun invented paper. He made it from bamboo, mulberry, and other fibers, along with bamboo, fish nets and rags. Then he sat around for literally centuries and waited for someone to invent ink. In 222 – Emperor Elagabalus is assassinated, along with his mother, Julia Soaemias, by the Praetorian Guard during a revolt. Their mutilated bodies […]

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Van T. Barfoot

Van T. Barfoot

on March 6, 2013, 3:52 PM / in History, People

I just recieved an email…. that moved around the country last year at this time….. celebrating the life of man, a soldier, a husband and a father. This is his story: Van Thomas Barfoot (born Van Thurman Barfoot; June 15, 1919 – March 2, 2012) was a United States Army officer and a recipient of the United States military’s highest […]

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Quote for Today

on February 25, 2013, 10:20 AM / in History

The philosopher carries his soul in his head, the poet in his heart, the singer in his throat and the dancer in her body. A politician is a lost soul and without voters, a mere scam. While I not sure the author, I have to thank  A. J. Floyd for sending this one. It reminds me of a Quote of Emerson: […]

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One Reason Dollars Ain’t Worth What They Used to Be

on February 23, 2013, 9:15 AM / in History, National News, News, Opinion

Editor’s Note: In this Heartlander article from The Foundation for Economic Freedom, Lawrence W. Reed examines the history of private coinage in the United States. In the article, Reed argues that private coinage was not banned because it did not work, but because the government did not want the competition. “Private coinage was banned not because it didn’t work but […]

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Quote for Today

Quote for Today

on February 23, 2013, 8:39 AM / in History

“Set it, and forget it!” — Ronald Popeil Ronald M. Popeil (born May 3, 1935 in New York City; pron.: /poʊˈpiːl/)is an American inventor and marketing personality, best known for his direct response marketing company Ronco. He is well known for his appearances in infomercials for the Showtime Rotisserie (“Set it, and forget it!”) and for using the phrase, “But […]

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Quote for Today

on February 21, 2013, 10:49 AM / in History

“No morn ever dawned more favorable than ours did; and no day was every more clouded than the present! Wisdom, and good examples are necessary at this time to rescue the political machine from the impending storm.” George Washington (1786) In a letter to James Madison Mount Vernon, November 5, 1786. My dear Sir: I thank you for the communications […]

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Quote for the Day

Quote for the Day

on February 20, 2013, 8:09 AM / in History

“Political correctness is not really about sensitivity and courtesy, which require mutual respect. Rather, political correctness entails intolerance for some prejudices but impunity for others.” James Taranto James Taranto (born January 6, 1966) is an American columnist for The Wall Street Journal, editor of its online editorial page OpinionJournal.com and a member of the newspaper’s editorial board. He is best […]

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Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day

on February 17, 2013, 9:11 AM / in History

America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: its patriotism, its morality and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within. Josef Stalin Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin (Russian: Иосиф Виссарионович Сталин; born Ioseb Besarionis dze Dzhugashvili, Georgian: იოსებ ბესარიონის ძე ჯუღაშვილი; 18 December 1878 – 5 March 1953) was the de […]

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Quote for Today

Quote for Today

on February 15, 2013, 4:32 AM / in History

“For it is a truth which the experience of all ages has attested, that the people are always most in danger, when the means of injuring their rights are in the possession of those of whom they entertain the least suspicion.” Alexander Hamilton The Fœderalist (Dawson edition) IT may perhaps be urged, that the objects enumerated in the preceding number […]

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Quote for Today

on February 12, 2013, 3:25 PM / in History

“Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.” — Leonardo da Vinci Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (April 15, 1452 – May 2, 1519, Old Style) was an Italian Renaissance polymath: painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer. His genius, perhaps more than that of any other figure, epitomized the Renaissance humanist ideal. Leonardo […]

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Reflections on the American Revolution: The Militia

Reflections on the American Revolution: The Militia

on February 4, 2013, 8:00 AM / in History

By: Dan McLaughlin (Diary) How did thirteen colonies, with a barely functioning central government and a thrown-together, underfunded and poorly supplied army of constantly fluctuating size and composition, win the Revolutionary War?  One reason was the colonies’ ability to rely on their common citizens to supplement the Continental Army with local militia.  I’ve looked previously at the demographic and physical […]

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