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Quote for Today; February 23rd

Quote for Today; February 23rd

on February 23, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History, People

I have been up to see the Congress and they do not seem to be able to do anything except to eat peanuts and chew tobacco, while my army is starving. Robert E. Lee Robert Edward Lee (January 19, 1807 – October 12, 1870) was an American soldier best known for commanding the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in the American […]

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Quote For Today, February 22nd

Quote For Today, February 22nd

on February 22, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History, People

” We are either a nation of laws, or we are lawless.” Marsha Blackburn The House voted 236 to 191 to cancel legal protections for millions of illegal immigrants. Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) sponsored the measure to overturn President Obama’s executive mandate that seeks to give them legal status. She is an American politician. A member of the Republican Party, […]

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Peter Tork of the Monkees dies at 77

Peter Tork of the Monkees dies at 77

on February 21, 2019, 3:07 PM / in People

“There are no words right now…heart broken over the loss of my Monkee brother, Peter Tork,” bandmate Micky Dolenz said. By Janelle Griffith The Monkees bassist and singer Peter Tork died Thursday, according to his sister and bandmates. He was 77. “It is with beyond-heavy and broken hearts that we share the devastating news that our friend, mentor, teacher, and amazing […]

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Quote for Today; February 21st

Quote for Today; February 21st

on February 21, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History, People

It is not democracy but unlimited government that is objectionable, and I do not see why the people should not learn to limit the scope of majority rule as well as that of any other form of government. At any rate, the advantages of democracy as a method of peaceful change and of political education seem to be so great […]

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Quote For Today; February 20th

Quote For Today; February 20th

on February 20, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History, People

To prevent government from becoming corrupt and tyrannous, its organization and methods should be as simple as possible, its functions be restricted to those necessary to the common welfare, and in all its parts it should be kept as close to the people and as directly within their control as may be.  Henry George Henry George was an American economic […]

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Sailor in iconic WWII victory photo dies at 95

Sailor in iconic WWII victory photo dies at 95

on February 19, 2019, 9:39 AM / in People

George Mendonsa, a World War II Navy quartermaster shown in an iconic Times Square V-J Day photograph commonly known as “The Kiss,” has died at the age of 95. Mendonsa was on leave in New York City, in uniform, when Japan’s surrender was announced. He went to a Times Square bar for a drink. When he left, he saw a […]

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Quote for Today February 19th

Quote for Today February 19th

on February 19, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History, People

Democracy passes into despotism. Plato Plato was a philosopher, as well as mathematician, in Classical Greece. He is considered an essential figure in the development of philosophy, especially the Western tradition, and he founded the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world. Along with Socrates and his most famous student, Aristotle, Plato laid the […]

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A Tribute to Congressman Walter Jones

A Tribute to Congressman Walter Jones

on February 17, 2019, 7:35 AM / in People

By Former Congressman Jimmy Duncan (TN District 2)  Cumulative Freedom Index Score: 84% I just retired after serving 30 years in the U.S. House of Representatives and 16 years before that as a lawyer and Judge. Of all the great men and women with whom I have worked during my career, Walter Jones was one of the best. There is […]

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Quote for Today, February 17th

on February 17, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History, People

Where the people fear the government you have tyranny. Where the government fears the people you have liberty. Barnhill, John Basil (1914). “Indictment of Socialism No. 3”

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Today’s Quote: February 16th

Today’s Quote: February 16th

on February 16, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History, People

Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. P. J. O’Rourke Patrick Jake “P. J.” O’Rourke (born November 14, 1947) is an American political satirist, journalist, writer, and author. O’Rourke is the H. L. Mencken Research Fellow at the Cato Institute and is a regular correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly, The American […]

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Quote For Today February 16th

on February 16, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History, People

“To sell your soul is the easiest thing in the world. That’s what everybody does every hour of his life. If I asked you to keep your soul – would you understand why that’s much harder?” Ayn Rand, Fountainhead

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‘Miraculously, We Found Bill’s Crash Site’

‘Miraculously, We Found Bill’s Crash Site’

on February 15, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History, People

A personal account of three days in a Vietnam veteran’s life — separated by many decades. “Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives.” —John Adams (1808) Shortly after midnight on Wednesday, two weeks ago, I received this text message: “Miraculously, we found Bill’s crash site and the farmer who was nearby that day.” That message was […]

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Quote for Today February 15th

Quote for Today February 15th

on February 15, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History, People

A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have. Gerald R. Ford Gerald Rudolph “Jerry” Ford Jr. (born Leslie Lynch King Jr.; July 14, 1913 – December 26, 2006) was the 38th President of the United States, serving from 1974 to 1977, and, prior to this, was […]

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Quote for Today February 13th

Quote for Today February 13th

on February 13, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History, People

“The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.” Winston Churchill Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, DL, FRS, RA (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was a British politician who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. Widely regarded as one of the greatest wartime leaders of […]

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Quote for Today: February 12th

Quote for Today: February 12th

on February 12, 2019, 6:00 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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Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.), a GOP rebel and critic of the war in Iraq, died last night on his birthday at the age of 76.

Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.), a GOP rebel and critic of the war in Iraq, died last night on his birthday at the age of 76.

on February 11, 2019, 6:31 AM / in People

BBC Republican congressman Walter B Jones, known for changing the name of French fries in government cafeterias to “freedom fries”, has died. Mr Jones was a keen supporter of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, and pushed for the name change in protest against France’s opposition to the war. But he later had a complete change of heart, becoming one of […]

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Reality and Dreams

Reality and Dreams

on February 10, 2019, 3:01 PM / in Opinion, People

From our good friends at the Federalist Welcome to the 21st Century where sex is free and love is a pocket full of notes, where losing your phone is worse than losing your values. Where it is fashionable to smoke and drink, and if you don’t you’re obsolete. Where men cheat on their women with smiles, and if women do […]

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Quote for today February 10th

Quote for today February 10th

on February 10, 2019, 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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Frank Robinson, baseball’s first black manager and Hall of Famer, dead at 83

Frank Robinson, baseball’s first black manager and Hall of Famer, dead at 83

on February 8, 2019, 7:13 AM / in People

Baseball Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, who was the first black manager in Major League Baseball and the first player to be named MVP in both leagues, died Thursday, league officials said. He was 83. Robinson started playing in the National League for the Cincinnati Reds in 1956 at the age of 20. He went on to also play for […]

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John Dingell, 92, longest-serving member of Congress, dies

John Dingell, 92, longest-serving member of Congress, dies

on February 8, 2019, 6:45 AM / in People

In this July 27, 2011, file photo,  Dingell played a key role in landmark legislation, including the Civil Rights Act of 1957 and the Endangered Species Act. Former Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., the longest-serving member of Congress who played a key role in many pieces of landmark legislation, has died. He was 92. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer last […]

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