History

December 14th

December 14th

on December 14, 2013, 6:20 AM / in History

[peckplayer id=”1″ sound=”http://thejacksonpress.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/10-Both-Sides-Now-Joni-Mitchell1.mp3″] December 14 is the 348th day of the year (349th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 17 days remaining until the end of the year. There are 11 days till Christmas. Holidays Alabama Day (Alabama) Christian Feast Day: John of the Cross Spyridon (Western Church) Day of the Martyred Intellectuals (Bangladesh) Monkey Day In […]

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Happy Birthday, December 13th

Happy Birthday, December 13th

on December 13, 2013, 8:37 AM / in History, People

TAYLOR SWIFT 24 Country singer and songwriter who won the CMA Horizon award at the age of seventeen and released her fourth album, Red, in 2012. JAMIE FOXX 46 Oscar-winning Star of Ray who gained recognition for his role In Living Color, and also starred in Django Unchained. DICK VAN DYKE 88 Star of The Dick Van Dyke Show and […]

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Touring Oak Ridge — The Secret City of World War II

Touring Oak Ridge — The Secret City of World War II

on December 2, 2013, 7:17 AM / in History, News, State News

By Hayden Evans Imagine a city of 75,000 behind a security fence in East Tennessee so cloaked in secrecy that its workers and other inhabitants did not know what was being produced in three manufacturing facilities of unprecedented scope of the U. S. Government. The creation of the secret city of Oak Ridge began in 1942 as a major site […]

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A Deal With Iran — or War With Iran?

A Deal With Iran — or War With Iran?

on November 12, 2013, 9:06 AM / in History, Opinion

Which is exactly what Bibi wants. For what terrifies Tel Aviv, and rattles Riyadh, is not a U.S. war with Iran, but the awful specter of American rapprochement with Iran, a detente. Thus, when France’s foreign minister torpedoed the deal John Kerry flew to Geneva to sign, France soared in neocon esteem. The “cheese-eating surrender monkeys ” of 2003 who […]

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50th Anniversary Commemoration of the American War: LNMB, by Bill Bell

50th Anniversary Commemoration of the American War: LNMB, by Bill Bell

on November 2, 2013, 10:02 AM / in History

As the US Marine Corps helicopter lifted from the roof of the American Embassy in Saigon at daybreak on April 30, 1975, I thought about the carnage that would result from a heat-seeking missile fired by Vietnamese Communist forces gradually encircling the besieged capital of the dying Republic of Vietnam (RVN). Exhausted by a lack of sleep for the previous […]

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Brave New World

Brave New World

on October 31, 2013, 8:30 AM / in History, News

The first reports in early May of 1960 were that a U.S. weather plane, flying out of Turkey, had gone missing. A silent Moscow knew better. After letting the Americans crawl out on a limb, expatiating on their cover story, Russia sawed it off. Actually, said Nikita Khrushchev, we shot down a U.S. spy plane 1000 miles inside our country […]

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Quote for Today

Quote for Today

on October 1, 2013, 6:29 AM / in History

“The issue of life is fundamental to who we are as a society, It’s important for all of us to stand together to promote respect for the dignity of every human life.” – Darrell Waltrip

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Quote for Today

on September 30, 2013, 10:46 AM / in History

Everyone is trying to accomplish something big, not realizing that life is made up of little things. Frank A. Clark politician Democrat Born 1860

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Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day

on September 29, 2013, 5:55 AM / in History

The older I get, the more wisdom I find in the ancient rule of taking first things first – a process which often reduces the most complex human problems to manageable proportions. Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Nazis Offered Peace with the Allies in 1941… But Only if they were Allowed to Invade Russia

Nazis Offered Peace with the Allies in 1941… But Only if they were Allowed to Invade Russia

on September 28, 2013, 10:04 AM / in History, National News, News

By Anna Edwards Daily Mail The Nazis attempted to broker a peace  offering with Britain – if they were allowed a free path to attack the USSR, a  new book has revealed. Rudolf Hess’s flight to  Britain during World War Two to sign a peace deal ordered by Adolf Hitler has  long been recorded as a bizarre one man mission […]

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Treaties and the Constitution

Treaties and the Constitution

on September 12, 2013, 6:00 AM / in History, National News, News

by George C. Detweiler Contrary to current internationalist misrepresentations, the Founding Fathers never intended that treaty law supersede the Constitution. Nearly 50 years ago, John Foster Dulles, secretary of state under President Dwight Eisenhower, asserted that “treaty law can override the Constitution. Treaties, for example … can cut across the rights given the people by their constitutional Bill of Rights.” […]

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“Not Yours To Give”

“Not Yours To Give”

on September 10, 2013, 7:47 AM / in History

This article deserves reprinting at least once a year, if to do nothing else but to remind you of the duty of our representatives to protect the resources of our earnings. So many have forgotten! Col. David Crockett US Representative from Tennessee One day in the House of Representatives a bill was taken up appropriating money for the benefit of a […]

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Stand Your Ground Laws are Natural Rights and Long Time Civil Rights

Stand Your Ground Laws are Natural Rights and Long Time Civil Rights

on July 22, 2013, 8:56 AM / in History, National News, News

By Paul Huebl Washington, DC—Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. served on the United States Supreme Court from 1902 until 1932.  Still today he’s probably the most quoted jurist to ever walk the face of the earth.  In 1921 Justice Holmes weighed in on the concept of Stand Your Ground: “The law has grown, and even if historical mistakes have contributed […]

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Black America’s Real Problem

Black America’s Real Problem

on July 19, 2013, 8:54 AM / in History, National News, News, Opinion

In the aftermath of the acquittal of George Zimmerman, Eric Holder, Al Sharpton and Ben Jealous of the NAACP are calling on the black community to rise up in national protest. Yet they know — and Barack Obama, whose silence speaks volumes, knows — nothing is going to happen. “Stand-Your-Ground” laws in Florida and other states are not going to […]

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The beginning of Environmental City Court

on July 18, 2013, 6:26 AM / in History

Something I was hesitantly proud of in the beginning starting this day in 2007. While this was not its first venture into property demolition for health purposes, it did help lay out the ground rules for such action. While I warned the mayor that this would grow, due to the economic changes in housing, to a multi million dollar effort by […]

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Vital Interests vs. Democratic Ideals

Vital Interests vs. Democratic Ideals

on July 10, 2013, 7:16 AM / in History, National News, News, Opinion

Understandably, the Muslim Brotherhood is enraged. Having won the presidency of Egypt in free and fair elections after the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak, President Mohammed Morsi has been ousted in a military coup and placed under house arrest. Brotherhood leaders, convicted of no crimes, are being rounded up. They played by America’s rules. Now, with America’s blessing, they are being […]

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Equality: American Idol

Equality: American Idol

on July 7, 2013, 7:49 AM / in History, National News, News, Opinion

“They that can give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” Ben Franklin is much quoted in today’s debate on the trade-off between freedom and security, as we learn about the National Security Agency’s easy access to our phone records and emails. Yet we Americans have often sacrificed liberty for safety. In World […]

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Our Lives, Our Fortunes, and Our Sacred Honor

Our Lives, Our Fortunes, and Our Sacred Honor

on July 4, 2013, 6:19 AM / in History

By: Erick Erickson Two hundred thirty seven years ago, our forefathers sat in a hot room with closed windows arguing over the future of the thirteen colonies they represented.  For a while they had thought of reconciliation with their motherland.  But over time it became clear that neither King nor Parliament were interested in anything other than submission. These fifty-six […]

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A Tribute To America’s Patriot Pastors And Stalwart Statesmen

A Tribute To America’s Patriot Pastors And Stalwart Statesmen

on July 4, 2013, 6:14 AM / in History

This column is archived here. In honor of Independence Day, I want to devote this column to the brave men of colonial America who were most responsible for our country’s successful separation from Great Britain, namely, the patriot pastors and stalwart statesmen of 1775 and 1776. It was the pulpit as much as the politician and soldier that birthed this […]

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This Day in History June 2nd

This Day in History June 2nd

on July 3, 2013, 9:16 AM / in History

General events 1140 – The French scholar Peter Abelard is found guilty of heresy. 1862 – A 3000-strong riot occurred at Wardsend Cemetery in the Sheffield, England, against rumors of bodysnatching from the grounds. 1935 – One thousand unemployed Canadian workers board freight cars in Vancouver, British Columbia, beginning a protest trek to Ottawa, Ontario. 1943 – In Los Angeles, […]

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