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  • Vanity: George Washington to Trump: Courage and Bedrock Devotion to Country

    06/17/2016 6:24:13 PM PDT · by poconopundit · 19 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 6/17/2016 | PoconoPundit
    We cannot find the smallest part of the personal weight of Washington in the narrative of his exploits.  The largest part of his power was latent.  This is that which we call Character, -- a reserved force which acts directly by presence, and without means.  What others effect by talent or by eloquence, this man accomplishes by some magnetism.  "Half his strength he put not forth."  His victories are by demonstration of superiority, and not by crossing of bayonets.  He conquers, because his arrival alters the face of affairs. R.  W.  Emerson, Character from Essays: Second Series (1844) While...
  • The Real Redcoats: How the British fought the American Revolution—bravely

    04/28/2016 8:03:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 103 replies
    American Conservative ^ | April 28, 2016 | Alan Pell Crawford
    A few paces west of the public beach in Yorktown, Virginia, is a little cave looking out toward the water. We all know Yorktown from history class. This is where, in October 1781, the British army commanded by Lord Cornwallis surrendered to the Americans under General George Washington and the French under the Comte de Rochambeau. It’s not much of a cave, really, but tourists by the thousands stop to peep into it, as they have for more than two centuries. It is known to this day as “Cornwallis’s Cave,” and for most of our history visitors have been told...
  • 240 years ago today, Spanish explorers reached San Francisco and founded the modern city

    03/28/2016 12:44:37 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 33 replies
    SFGate ^ | March 28, 2016 | Katie Dowd
    On March 28, 1776, Captain Juan Bautista de Anza and a small band of settlers reached San Francisco and laid the groundwork what would become the city's first major landmarks: the Presidio and Mission San Francisco de Asis. Captain de Anza's arrival in San Francisco was the culmination of a long trek from Arizona with 247 soldiers, women and children. The expedition was commissioned by the Mexican viceroy, who hoped to establish a permanent settlement there.
  • Today in History: Washington Launches Final Assault to End Siege of Boston – March 2, 1776

    03/02/2016 7:43:30 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | March 2, 2016 | Dave Jolly
    In the early days of the Revolutionary War, the British held a tight grip on the city of Boston. On April 19, 1775, colonial forces attempted to confront the British in Lexington and Concord. Although the British prevailed, this was the beginning of the siege of Boston.General Artemas Ward was given control over the various groups of militia by Brigadier General William Heath on April 20. Ward found it difficult to fully control the different militias but managed to position them in a siege line that ran from Roxbury to Chelsea which blocked in Boston and Charlestown.Ward’s forces were bolstered...
  • What Do We Do If Obama Invokes Martial Law?

    01/22/2016 5:25:25 PM PST · by righttackle44 · 157 replies
    January 22, 2016 | Righttackle 44
    You've heard the speculation. But what if it really happens? What do We collectively or individually do if Obama invokes martial law under some pretext? What if he orders American military forces to fire upon American citizens? Is there no chance this will happen? Or is there every chance this will happen?
  • Meet Hillary Clinton’s Enabler-in-Chief

    10/21/2015 5:30:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/21/2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    It’s an ancient story: An innocent idealist sets out to change the world and in the process becomes what he hates most. “He who fights monsters should see to it that he himself does not become a monster,” Friedrich Nietzsche advised. That’s probably the best spin one can put on Sidney Blumenthal, the longtime Hillary Rodham Clinton aide and confidant. But it would be just that — spin — given that Blumenthal was never an idealist, never mind an innocent. He has remained the same man he was in 1976, when he co-edited Government by Gunplay: Assassination Conspiracy Theories from...
  • Secret Deal Could Contain a Myriad of Gun Restrictions, Ammo Bans!

    05/23/2015 11:44:20 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 73 replies
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Orrin Hatch may soon give the President authority to write gun control restrictions into a “trade agreement.” So click here to contact your Senators –- whether they are liberal or conservative. Urge them to vote against the anti-gun “fast track” bill (S. 995). Will UN-style gun control be rammed down our throats? Gun import bans ... Microstamping of firearms ... Ammunition bans ... The full implementation of the anti-gun UN Arms Trade Treaty ... Illegal amnesty which locks in millions of new, anti-gun voters.
  • It's a girl! Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to princess

    05/02/2015 8:50:46 AM PDT · by hoagy62 · 60 replies
    MSN, AP ^ | May 2, 2015 | Silvia Hui, Danica Kirka
    <p>LONDON (AP) — A princess is born.</p> <p>Prince William's wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, "was safely delivered of a daughter" Saturday morning, less than three hours after checking into St. Mary's Hospital in London, royal officials said.</p> <p>The newborn's name wasn't immediately announced. When her brother, Prince George, was born in 2013, royal officials waited two days before announcing his name.</p>
  • Sharyl Attkisson sues administration over computer hacking

    01/05/2015 4:18:19 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 5 2015 | Howard Kurtz
    Former CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson has sued the Justice Department over the hacking of her computers, officially accusing the Obama administration of illegal surveillance while she was reporting on administration scandals. In a series of legal filings that seek $35 million in damages, Attkisson alleges that three separate computer forensic exams showed that hackers used sophisticated methods to surreptitiously monitor her work between 2011 and 2013.
  • A Decent Respect: Renewing the Spirit of '76

    07/03/2014 9:06:39 PM PDT · by se99tp · 1 replies
    ChristianConcepsDaily ^ | July 4th, 2014 | Marvin J. Folkertsma
    July 4, 1776 gave birth to perhaps the most revolutionary political document in the history of civilization, submitted by men who proclaimed, “with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.”
  • The American Flag Daily: A Proposal Of Independence

    06/07/2014 6:29:55 AM PDT · by Master Zinja · 1 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | June 7, 2014 | JasonZ
    Today was one of the most pivotal dates in American history in 1776, when Virginia delegate Richard Henry Lee put forth a motion to the Second Continental Congress, in part: "Resolved: That these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States, that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved." Lee's resolution was debated and eventually led to the approval and signing of the Declaration of Independence a few weeks later. Lee himself...
  • The Radicalism of the American Revolution

    07/31/2013 12:03:54 PM PDT · by Jacquerie
    1991 | Gordon S. Wood
    We Americans like to think of our revolution as not being radical; indeed, most of the time we consider it downright conservative. It certainly does not appear to resemble the revolutions of other nations in which people were killed, property was destroyed, and everything was turned upside down. We can think of Robespierre, Lenin, and Mao Zedong as revolutionaries, but not George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams. We cannot quite conceive of revolutionaries in powdered hair and knee breeches. They made speeches, not bombs; they wrote learned pamphlets, not manifestos. They were not abstract theorists and they were not...
  • My Father's Speech (by Rush H. Limbaugh, Jr., Rush's father)

    07/04/2013 4:40:05 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | Rush H. Limbaugh, Jr.
    My father, Rush H. Limbaugh, Jr., delivered this oft-requested address locally a number of times, but it had never before appeared in print until it was published in The Limbaugh Letter. My dad was renowned for his oratory skills and for his original mind; this speech is, I think, a superb demonstration of both. I will always be grateful to him for instilling in me a passion for the ideas and lives of America's Founders, as well as a deep appreciation for the inspirational power of words, which you will see evidenced here:
  • Why the Revolution Worked: America had everything going for it in 1776. Is that still the case?

    07/04/2013 7:29:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/04/2013 | Mike Konrad
    If there is one extremely deceptive aspect of the American Revolution, it is that the Founding Fathers made revolution look easy. Since that fateful day, over two centuries ago, revolutions have ruffled across the globe, many claiming to follow in the ideals of the American Founders, or claiming to take their principles to a higher level. Almost none of them succeeded. None succeeded as fully. Quite often the result was a tyranny darker than the one overthrown. So why did the American Revolution succeed so wonderfully? Four things are necessary for a successful revolution: 1) The old order must be...
  • U.S. considers dipping flag at opening ceremony

    07/26/2012 2:02:46 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 212 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | 7/26/12 | Steve Keating
    The United States may break with a controversial tradition and dip its flag to Britain's leaders at the opening ceremony for the London Olympics, U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) CEO Scott Blackmun said on Thursday.
  • Fleming: What Life Was Like in 1776

    07/04/2012 5:11:52 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 33 replies
    WSJ ^ | 7-4-12 | Thomas Fleming
    Almost every American knows the traditional story of July Fourth—the soaring idealism of the Declaration of Independence, the Continental Congress's grim pledge to defy the world's most powerful nation with their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor. But what else about revolutionary America might help us feel closer to those founders in their tricornered hats, fancy waistcoats and tight knee-breeches? Those Americans, it turns out, had the highest per capita income in the civilized world of their time. They also paid the lowest taxes—and they were determined to keep it that way. By 1776, the 13 American colonies had...
  • Christmas Day 1776 - "Victory or Death" - Transcript

    12/27/2011 5:15:29 AM PST · by NoPrisoners · 17 replies
    Newt 2012 ^ | 12/26/2011 | Newt Gingrich
    "General Washington and his troops had been defeated in September, driven from Brooklyn to Manhattan, from Manhattan to New York City, around the Palisades, across New Jersey. They declined from 30,000 troops in September to 2500 Effectives on Christmas Day. Of the 2500, one-third did not have boots. They were wearing burlap bags wrapped around their feet, as they marched; they left a trail of blood. General Washington knew that if he didn't win a victory soon, the entire army would disappear. And so he had to do something desperate. He proposed to cross an icy river, at night, in...
  • Christmas 1776 - the gift of freedom

    12/24/2011 8:57:01 AM PST · by NEWwoman · 10 replies · 1+ views
    smithsk.blogspot.com ^ | December 22, 2009 | smithsk
    1776 was a watershed year in American History. July 4th, the colonies had declared independence from Britain. And so the American Revolutionary War (1775 - 1783) continued. By December 1776, prospects of victory seemed remote for the Continental Army. The British had driven General Washington from New York to retreat to Pennsylvania. The annual enlistment of the American soldiers were expiring at the end of the year and funds as well as morale were low. If there was every a need for a Christmas miracle, it was needed in 1776. In this bleak setting on Christmas Day, General Washington made...
  • Movie 1776

    07/04/2011 2:56:52 PM PDT · by traderrob6 · 74 replies · 1+ views
    Opinipundit ^ | 7/4/11 | traderrob
    Just watched the 1972 movie production of "1776". Personally I thought the movie was VERY entertaining. I'm not much into musicals and I thought for the most part the songs were forgetable. That being said, the acting was top shelf and the story, well, is, inspiring. I'm no historian, but I believe it was reasonably historically accurate. There were points in the movie when I was really moved... and when they signed the document of declaration at the end as the bell tolled, I got a tear in my eye. Please, your thoughts?
  • American Independence, Then And Now (“Is Anybody There?”)

    07/03/2011 3:25:42 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | July 3, 2011 | annem040359
    On this July 4th, American Independence Day, 2011, late Saturday night, I had come upon this YouTube recording of the Broadway presentation of the musical “1776″. The song, sung by actor Brent Spiner, who did the acting role of John Adams, one of the founding fathers and a member of the Second Continental Congress from Massachusetts, sings wondering if attending the Second Continental Congress was worth putting his life and ideas in danger. As the song progresses on, Mr. Adams realizes that it is all the more worth it when he thinks what the results will be and that an...
  • Taxpayers Should Unionize!

    03/04/2011 6:06:43 PM PST · by gorush · 27 replies
    3-4-2011 | me
    We could strike when government over-reaches. If the IRS came after us, an arbitrator would decide. Solidarity!
  • America’s First Christmas - How we reversed our fortunes in the Revolutionary War

    12/23/2010 10:21:39 PM PST · by neverdem · 20 replies · 1+ views
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | December 23, 2010 | Rich Lowry
    America's First ChristmasHow we reversed our fortunes in the Revolutionary War Gen. George Washington’s army retreated from New York in ignominy in November 1776. As it moved through New Jersey, Lt. James Monroe, the future president, stood by the road and counted the troops: 3,000 left from an original force of 30,000. In December 1776, the future of America hung on the fate of a bedraggled army barely a step ahead of annihilation. The Americans confronted about two-thirds of the strength of the British army, and half of its navy, not to mention thousands of German mercenaries. Ron Chernow recounts...
  • Primaries Show Conservatism on the Rise in Republican Party

    09/14/2010 10:03:49 PM PDT · by rightistight · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Pundit Press ^ | 9/15/10 | Aurelius
    In a year where the average citizen is pushing for conservative candidates, this past Tuesday's Republican primary results show just how strong that sentiment is. Established "favorites" Mike Castle in Delaware's Senate race and Rick Lazio in New York's gubernatorial race were trounced by more conservative candidates. The same was true in Wisconsin and the race in New Hampshire. In Delaware, conservative Republican Christine O'Donnell came from a large pre-election cycle deficit to defeat Castle by over 6%. Polls just before the election had here receiving 47% of the vote. When all was said and done, she had gotten 53.1%...
  • What the Tea Party Needs to Hear

    09/14/2010 6:20:42 AM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 17 replies
    Polycentric Order ^ | September 6, 2010 | Philip Hayes
    The Tea- Party has finally come to Comanche County. And so I suppose this is my cue to finally get involved. But before I do I would like to address a few things. In the first place its important to recognize that not all of the “founding fathers” were patriots. There was quite a large contingency of men during those formative years that were not in favor of liberty for mankind, nor for low taxation, nor for a limited government. Ben Franklin at one point put fourth the idea of doing away with the states entirely and having a single...
  • Why I Support “Free Keene”

    08/24/2010 1:41:28 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 50 replies
    Free Keene ^ | August 21, 2010 | Bradley Jardis
    You know…. as I read all the insults and hatred that is directed at both myself and fellow Free Keene contributors, I can’t help but think the vast majority of you making these rude remarks haven’t the slightest clue as to what exactly this blog is about. I think this because I’m fairly sure that if people really knew the logic behind things here that we would be supported, joined, and encouraged. I think this because at one time I vehemently disagreed with Ian Freeman’s (the owner of this website) view of how a society can function without institutionalized violence....
  • Vanity: Let's have a rational discussion on Ron Paul and the Liberty Movement

    08/16/2010 12:09:43 AM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 94 replies
    I want to have a sane discussion on Ron Paul and the growing Liberty Movement. Every time I or other freepers bring up we get people telling us Dr. Paul is crazy or we are crazy to support him and other constitutionalist politicians. When I posted a video on the success of the Free State Movement in New Hampshire ppl responded with "your crazy" and hinting the movement had failed. How could ppl say the movement failed when they've had numerous successes? I see liberals and commies such as this weirdo mock us which I would expect but why the...
  • What are the Benefits of Closing the Federal Reserve?

    08/11/2010 5:08:14 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | August 11, 2010 | Raisingdemocracy
    After the Fed is dead our private property will be better protected from the easy money, scarce money mortgage rip offs that private bankers have used for generations to swindle away the farms, homes, and businesses that we and our ancestors have worked so hard to acquire. With the Fed dead and gone every family will be better able to establish a hearth and home from which family stability, security, and prosperity can grow from generation to generation. With the Fed dead we can use our common money system to begin building new roads to prosperity. When individuals and families...
  • Ron Paul: if spending were solution, there'd be no problem

    08/10/2010 3:10:21 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | August 10, 2010 | RidleyReport
    Ron Paul shows why gov. spending is the worst way to avoid financial crisis. He shows why America needs to end the fed and go back to gold and silver if we want to survive.
  • The Revolt of the States

    08/05/2010 2:51:16 AM PDT · by Scanian · 2 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | August 05, 2010 | Gayle Kesselman
    It was with trepidation that I went to the National Immigration Summit held in Phoenix, Arizona on July 30 and 31. The summit was organized by national anti-illegal immigration organizations and was scheduled to celebrate the day that Arizona's State Bill 1070 became law. The National Immigration Summit was planned to send a congratulatory message to Arizonans who were finally able to take effective action to protect themselves from a horrendous crime problem tied to illegal immigration. As we all know, SB 1070 has become a cause célèbre in the national media. The new law requires, among other things, that...
  • Challenge Today is Freedom, Not Unity

    08/02/2010 7:58:15 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 2 replies · 2+ views
    TownHall.com ^ | August 2, 2010 | Star Parker
    Pollsters Doug Schoen and Pat Caddell, both Democrats, took on President Obama in a column in the Wall Street Journal last week, criticizing him for not being true to his campaign promise to unify the country. “Rather than being a unifier,” they say, “Mr. Obama has divided America on the basis of race, class, and partisanship.” They don’t see Republicans as any better. They claim that Republicans have just followed the administration in trying to exploit hot buttons of race and class. “….the Republican leadership has failed to put forth an agenda that is more positive, unifying, and inclusive.” Although...
  • Hyperflation Nation part 2 of 3

    08/01/2010 1:43:54 AM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 7 replies · 2+ views
    Youtube ^ | RONPAUL2012PRESIDENT
    This video provides shocking details about the future of America's economy. It's a MUST WATCH.
  • Sharron Angle "One Nation Under God Not Under Govt" (VIDEO)

    07/31/2010 10:51:21 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 10 replies · 5+ views
  • Ron Paul: Fed can't co-exist with freedom

    07/31/2010 4:28:56 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 55 replies · 1+ views
    Youtube ^ | RidleyReport
    Dr. Ron Paul explains why income tax and the FED are contradictory to individualist freedom. Most freepers disagree w/ Dr. Paul on foreign policy and I do too but this video is worth listening to.
  • Ron Paul Considering 2012 Presidential Run in Another Third Party Campaign

    07/09/2010 5:49:12 AM PDT · by mnehring · 81 replies · 2+ views
    U.S. (ChattahBox) – Be prepared for more annoying copy/paste ‘Vote Ron Paul’ comments on every forum, message board, media site, and news source. Ron Paul has announced that he is official considering a 2012 run for president, CNN reports. The Texas Republican Rep. has run in the past, and he hasn’t gotten far. Though having a small group of extremely loyal supporters, most of which are Independent or Libertarian voters, he is unable to garner enough support for a GOP nomination. As for running on a third party docket, that has never gone well for any politician. It is doubtful...
  • Should Arizona secede?

    07/29/2010 6:34:13 PM PDT · by SloopJohnB · 160 replies · 7+ views
    WashingtonTimes.com ^ | July 29, 2010 | Jeffrey T. Kuhner
    Judicial activism is pushing America to the breaking point. This week, a federal judge blocked key provisions of Arizona's immigration law, thwarting the will of the people. The decision was ominous and will reverberate for years to come. Judge Susan Bolton, appointed by former President Bill Clinton, is a liberal elitist who believes judicial imperialism trumps democracy. Her ruling states that local police cannot check the immigration status of people arrested or stopped for violations of the law. In her view, that would amount to an abuse of civil liberties and unduly burden the federal immigration system. She also stipulated...
  • Judge Blocks Parts Of Arizona Immigration Law

    07/28/2010 10:29:45 AM PDT · by edpc · 478 replies · 16+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 28 July 2010 | JACQUES BILLEAUD and AMANDA MYERS
    PHOENIX – A judge has blocked the most controversial sections of Arizona's new immigration law from taking effect Thursday, handing a major legal victory to opponents of the crackdown. The law will still take effect Thursday, but without many of the provisions that angered opponents — including sections that required officers to check a person's immigration status while enforcing other laws.
  • Ron Paul: Has Capitalism Failed?

    07/28/2010 1:23:40 AM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 10 replies · 2+ views
    Ron Paul via Mises.org via Youtube ^ | April 16, 2008 | Ron Paul
    Explanation on why capitalism HAS NOT FAILED and N0bama is clearly leading us to socialism and gov. takeover.
  • DISCLOSE Act Assault on First Amendment Continues

    07/24/2010 8:15:38 AM PDT · by opentalk · 58 replies · 2+ views
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | July 23, 2010 | Hans von Spakovsky
    For those of you who believe in bygone notions like free speech rights and the ability to criticize politicians when they do things like nationalize 1/5 of the U.S. economy, you better taken advantage of that while you can. Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has filed for cloture on the DISCLOSE Act, S. 3628, which is intended to overturn the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United and impose burdensome new disclosure requirements. The cloture vote will probably occur next Tuesday in a move that avoids committee hearings. If Reid can get 60 votes, then the Schumer/Van Hollen Sedition Act...
  • Should We Kill the Fed?

    04/03/2009 9:20:01 PM PDT · by GoldStandard · 59 replies · 2,116+ views
    Townhall ^ | April 03, 2009 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    For the financial crisis that has wiped out trillions in wealth, many have felt the lash of public outrage. Fannie and Freddie. The idiot-bankers. The AIG bonus babies. The Bush Republicans and Barney Frank Democrats who bullied banks into making mortgages to minorities who could not afford the houses they were moving into. But the Big Kahuna has escaped. The Federal Reserve. "(T)he very people who devised the policies that produced the mess are now posing as the wise public servants who will show us the way out," writes Thomas Woods in "Meltdown." Already in its sixth week on the...
  • Ron Paul: Media "Amen corner" poo poos gold

    07/24/2010 2:21:26 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 48 replies · 1+ views
    Youtube ^ | July 24, 2010 | RidleyReport
    Ron Paul explains why we need to put our money in gold and how we can do that as America slowly drifts towards socialism. I'm fully aware I can't change any one's mind about Dr. Paul on FR but please listen to this video you might agree with some of what he says.
  • America's Freedom Story

    07/03/2010 7:27:57 AM PDT · by NEWwoman · 2 replies
    DaySpring ^ | July 2010 | DaySpring.com
    America's Freedom Story told in 30 seconds via this wonderful eCard: http://www.dayspring.com/ecards/subcat.asp?CategoryID=1&SubCategoryID=32&CardID=400706&Widescreen=False&CurPage=1
  • John Adams - Declaration of Independence

    07/02/2010 8:43:01 AM PDT · by NEWwoman · 19 replies · 1+ views
    youtube.com ^ | June 14, 2008 | mornnb
    Congress approves the Declaration of Independence, brilliant scene from John Adams mini-series. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrvpZxMfKaU&feature=player_embedded
  • Is Anybody There?

    03/25/2010 5:49:04 AM PDT · by Stoutcat · 5 replies · 150+ views
    Grand Rants ^ | 03-25-10 | Stoutcat
    Oh, Mr. Adams, how we need your spiritual heirs today!
  • It's too late to apologise (AWESOME VIDEO)

    02/04/2010 5:35:33 PM PST · by ak267 · 20 replies · 557+ views
    You Tube ^ | 2-4-2010 | ak267
    Awesome music video about our founding fathers. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZfRaWAtBVg&feature=player_embedded#
  • A little "Common Sense" gives rise to the American Revolution and the birth of America

    01/21/2010 7:48:02 PM PST · by Ravnagora · 2 replies · 269+ views
    www.aleksandrarebic.com ^ | January 14, 2010 | Thomas Paine
    Aleksandra's Note: If anyone has ever doubted the power of words and the ability of a writer of them to light fires under men and women, to embolden hearts, to move people to courageous action, and to inspire true change based on noble virtues and principles for the benefit of mankind, they need only learn the story of Thomas Paine's "Common Sense", a mere "pamphlet" that was published anonymously in 1776. It was this little pamphlet that kicked open the door to the American Revolution and the birth of America. To this day, "Common Sense" remains one of the greatest...
  • [Senate Vote Update: Passed 60 Aye 39 No] Senate Poised to Pass Health Care Reform (Live 7AM)

    12/24/2009 3:58:44 AM PST · by SE Mom · 277 replies · 11,042+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | 24 December 2009
    WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats are poised to pass a landmark health care bill that could define President Barack Obama's legacy and usher in near-universal medical coverage for the first time in U.S. history. Ahead lie complex talks with the House to reach final legislation in the new year. "We stand on the doorstep of history," said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Nevada Democrat. "We recognize that, but much more importantly, we stand so close to making so many individual lives better." The vote Thursday on the bill extending health care coverage to some 31 million uninsured Americans brings Obama...
  • Myths of the American Revolution

    12/19/2009 3:18:21 PM PST · by BGHater · 43 replies · 2,078+ views
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | Jan 2010 | John Ferling
    A noted historian debunks the conventional wisdom about America's War of Independence We think we know the Revolutionary War. After all, the American Revolution and the war that accompanied it not only determined the nation we would become but also continue to define who we are. The Declaration of Independence, the Midnight Ride, Valley Forge—the whole glorious chronicle of the colonists’ rebellion against tyranny is in the American DNA. Often it is the Revolution that is a child’s first encounter with history.Yet much of what we know is not entirely true. Perhaps more than any defining moment in American history,...
  • Breaking-Sen Burr will vote YES on cloture re S. 1776! Call him, 202-224-3154, to vote NO!

    10/21/2009 8:30:00 AM PDT · by disraeligears · 88 replies · 5,235+ views
    Just called Burr's office; Sen. Burr intends to vote YES cloture re S. 1776. The bill's passage will help hide the total cost for Obamacare. Yesterday his office stated that would be voting against cloture. This is a big turnaround. Call Sen. Richard Burr (NC) at 202-224-3154 and tell him to vote NO on cloture.
  • The Glorious Fourth

    07/02/2009 5:33:45 PM PDT · by celticfreedom · 8 replies · 695+ views
    Family Research Council | Tony Perkins
    In a letter to his wife Abigail, John Adams told her of the actions of the Continental Congress on July 2, 1776. "The second day of July, 1776 [the actual day the Declaration was signed], will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations,...
  • Are you ready for 2nd Declaration of Independence?

    04/08/2009 7:23:34 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 44 replies · 1,541+ views
    World Net Daily dot Com ^ | April 8, 2009 | Joseph Farah
    WASHINGTON – When Barack Obama called for "all nations" in the world to "come together to build a stronger, global regime" to respond to threats like those posed by North Korea's nuclear weapons and long-range missiles, WND's Editor and CEO Joseph Farah had heard enough. Farah was stunned once again that no major news agencies in the world even deemed to question the administration about what he meant. It sounded to Farah like Obama was, once again, raising the specter of some form of global governance unaccountable to the American people – a direct threat to U.S. sovereignty and independence....