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  • Vandalizing Douglass Statue Defended by BLM Kook [semi-satire]

    07/14/2020 10:31:35 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 12 July 2020 | John Semmens
    Among the list of statues torn down during the current rage against American history was the Rochester, New York homage to Frederick Douglass. Born a slave in 1818, Douglass escaped and became one of the most eloquent opponents of slavery in America. Why was his statue torn down? It seems that Douglass' sin was arguing that the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution laid the groundwork for the abolition of slavery. He called for the nation to live up to the principles of equality and liberty expressed in these documents by emancipating the slaves. Yusra Khogali, a co-founder of the...
  • Stabbing suspect says he’s a pirate from 1776

    12/04/2014 10:46:42 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 98 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | 4 Dec 2014 | Harry Readhead
    A man accused of stabbing a supermarket worker with a pair of scissors told police he was a pirate from 1776. Police say they arrested Joseph Pradel after he stabbed Jacque Vino, an employee at Weis Market in Plains Township, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday. And according to police, who say Pradel was under the influence of a controlled substance at the time, the suspect told them that he was a pirate who had come to America on the Santa Maria in 1776. When asked if he regretted his alleged actions by a WNEP reported, Pradel replied: ‘Nah.’ Court papers say Mr...
  • Why Christians Should Read the Pagan Classics - Reason 5: NATURAL LAW

    05/13/2020 2:31:18 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 6 replies
    Memoria Press ^ | Summer 2012 | Cheryl Lowe
    REASON #5: NATURAL LAW What did the first Continental Congress mean when it appealed to “the immutable laws of nature,” or Thomas Jefferson when he referred to the “Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God and the unalienable rights of man”? Natural law. The principle of natural law is embedded in Western civilization, the Declaration of Independence, and our whole history as a nation. The concept of natural law was first articulated by Aristotle in Rhetoric, where Aristotle notes that, aside from the “particular” laws that each people has set up for itself, there is a “common” law that is...
  • Upcoming 1776 (Broadway) Revival to Feature Entirely Female, Nonbinary, Trans, Genderqueer Company

    04/18/2020 10:24:53 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 34 replies
    Theater Mania ^ | April 16, 2020 | David Gordon
    American Repertory Theatre has announced casting for its upcoming production of Sherman Edwards and Peter Stone's 1776, directed by Diane Paulus and choreographed by Jeffrey L. Page. The entire multiracial company is made up of artists who identify as female, genderqueer, nonbinary, or trans. It is led by Crystal Lucas-Perry as John Adams, Patrena Murray as Benjamin Franklin, Kerry O'Malley as John Dickinson, Sara Porkalob as Edward Rutledge, Joanna Glushak as Stephen Hopkins, Elizabeth A. Davis as Thomas Jefferson, Liz Mikel as John Hancock, Eryn LeCroy as Martha Jefferson/Dr. Lyman Hall, Allyson Kaye Daniel as Abigail Adams/Rev. Jonathan Witherspoon, Shawna...
  • Upcoming 1776 Revival to Feature Entirely Female, Nonbinary, Trans, Genderqueer Company

    04/17/2020 9:47:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    Theater Mania ^ | April 16, 2020 | David Gordon
    American Repertory Theatre has announced casting for its upcoming production of Sherman Edwards and Peter Stone's 1776, directed by Diane Paulus and choreographed by Jeffrey L. Page. The entire multiracial company is made up of artists who identify as female, genderqueer, nonbinary, or trans.
  • A Bid to Revise the New York Times’s Bad History. The ‘1776 Project’ will counter the claim that America was founded to preserve ‘slavocracy.’

    02/19/2020 7:40:33 AM PST · by karpov · 11 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 18, 2020 | Jason L. Riley
    “I think the important point to make about slavery is that it had existed for thousands of years without substantial criticism,” said the historian Gordon Wood in an interview last year. “But it’s the American Revolution that makes it a problem for the world. And the first real anti-slave movement takes place in North America. So this is what’s missed by these essays in the 1619 Project.” Mr. Wood is one of the country’s leading experts on the colonial era, and he was referring to a collection of New York Times articles published last summer that examine the role of...

    11/07/2019 8:49:42 AM PST · by Sopater · 14 replies
    Journal of the American Revolution ^ | November 7, 2019 | Patrick Naughton
    The British approach to its American colony in 1775 offers valuable lessons for historians and military professionals in the synthesis between the levels of wartime leadership and their effect on direct action at the tactical level. As such, it is worthwhile to reflect on the British experience in 1775, and how guidance from strategic and operational leaders had a dramatic impact on the opening stages of the conflict. A misalignment of desired objectives, a desire to exercise control down to the lowest echelon, and poorly executed direct leadership defined the British approach concerning the events surrounding Lexington and Concord on...
  • SF Declares NRA "Terrorist Organization" [semi-satire]

    09/06/2019 4:14:43 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 8 Sep 2019 | John Semmens
    The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a resolution designating the National Rifle Association a "domestic terrorist organization." While the NRA has taken no actions to terrorize anyone, District 2 Supervisor Catherine Stefani maintained that "their continued support for the Second Amendment is terrifying to me. The idea that every American should have the right to own a gun despite the government's preference that they not, undermines respect for authority." Stefani characterized the NRA's position as "an anachronism. At one time firearms were a very useful tool for bagging game and feeding the family. But now they are unnecessary....

    08/29/2019 8:24:12 AM PDT · by Sopater · 8 replies
    Journal of the American Revolution ^ | August 29, 2019 | Nancy Bradeen Spannaus
    Put yourself, in your mind’s eye, back in June 1776, specifically, the period between June 7 and July 1. It is precisely at that time that one of the most crucial political battles in the history of the American republic was fought—the battle over whether the American colonists would, as thirteen united colonies, declare independence to the world. Without that bold step—which put every outspoken leader, national or local, at risk of prison or death—the United States of America would never have been born.Yet the chief leaders of the American Revolution had a serious problem. Despite the broad support for...
  • Birth of a Navy Bill Federer recounts circumstances leading to America's naval strength

    08/04/2019 8:43:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies ^ | 8/1/2019 | Bill Federer
    In June of 1775, citizens acting as merchant mariners captured the British schooner HMS Margaretta around Machias, Massachusetts (present-day Maine). That same month, General George Washington, with the help of merchant ship owner Colonel John Glover of Marblehead, Massachusetts, chartered and outfitted several ships to interrupt the British supplies. The marker at the base of John Glover’s statue in Boston states: “John Glover of Marblehead – A Soldier of the Revolution. He commanded a regiment of one thousand men raised in that town known as the marine regiment, and enlisted to serve throughout the war. He joined the camp at...
  • Proclaim Liberty: How the Hebrew Bible Molded America

    07/08/2019 12:02:38 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 16 replies
    Boston Globe via Aish Israel ^ | July 7, 2019 | Jeff Jacoby
    The Continental Congress in Philadelphia approved the final text of the Declaration of Independence on the Fourth of July, but it wasn't until July 8, 1776 that the historic document had been printed and could be publicly read. From the tower at Independence Hall the great bell rang out, summoning citizens to hear the new nation's proclamation of sovereignty. What we know today as the Liberty Bell had not yet acquired its iconic crack. But its noteworthy inscription was plain to see: "Proclaim LIBERTY Throughout All the Land Unto All the Inhabitants Thereof." Those words hadn't been drafted by one...
  • Colonial church sermons laid groundwork for the American Revolution

    06/22/2019 11:02:15 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 40 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 07/03/1987 | Robert Marquand
    FOR a hundred years, American students have been taught that the Fourth of July and the American Revolution were mainly political and economic events - triumphs of the secular forces of rationalism in human history. But don't expect to be given that view in Harry Stout's class. Dr. Stout is a professor at Yale University and one of the leaders of a quietly growing number of scholars who, using a new blend of intellectual and social history, have begun to find a religious consciousness and motive at the center of the American Revolution. For Stout - whose nine-year study of...

    04/25/2019 8:22:20 AM PDT · by Sopater · 14 replies
    Journal of the American Revolution ^ | April 24, 2019 | Sandra McNamara
    The Declaration of Dependence signed by 547 New York City Loyalists in November 1776 was not the only such declaration written and signed by loyal inhabitants of the colony of New York soon after British military forces established their presence in the region. At least three others are known to exist, bearing a total of 3,414 signatures of individuals willing to pledge their support of, and subservience to, the British government.In the December 1776 issue of the London publication The Lady’s Magazine or Entertaining Companion the Fair Sex, Appropriated Solely to Their Use and Amusement under “Home News,” this article...
  • Some People Think Queen Elizabeth’s Jewelry Threw Shade at Donald Trump

    07/18/2018 3:29:27 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 42 replies
    US via MSN ^ | 7/18/18 | Anon
    Here’s a topic to “brooch”! Queen Elizabeth II may have thrown a little shade toward President Donald Trump with the jewelry she donned on Thursday, July 12, the same day Trump arrived in England. The small green flower brooch the British monarch wore on Thursday as she welcomed the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar to Windsor Castle has special significance. Dubbed the American State Visit Brooch, the vintage jewelry item was a gift from former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama from their state visit in 2011. According to Politico, the Obamas purchased...
  • Queen left to meet Donald Trump ALONE as senior royals SNUBBED US President

    07/15/2018 12:38:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 103 replies
    The London Express ^ | July 15, 2018 | Joe Gamp
    THE QUEEN was left to take on her royal duty alone when she met Donald Trump and wife Melania, with Prince Charles and Prince William refusing to join in the elaborate welcome. Senior members of the Royal Family, including the first and second in line to the throne, had informal discussions about the trip, and let it be known they did not want to take part in arrangements for the US President’s four-day UK visit. Downing Street and Buckingham Palace both said as Trump’s tour of the UK was not an official state visit, there was a singular plan to...
  • Royal family 'snub' Trump: Prince Charles and Prince William forced the Queen to meet ...

    07/15/2018 5:31:04 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 109 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | July 15, 2018 | Jessica Green
    Complete Headline: Royal family 'snub' Trump: Prince Charles and Prince William forced the Queen to meet the US president alone after they refused to take part in his four-day-tour of Britain Prince Charles and Prince William 'snubbed' Trump during his visit to Britain Royal father and son apparently shared their desire to not take part in the trip The first two in line to the throne did have other engagements during stay Prince Charles and Prince William reportedly 'snubbed' the US President during his visit to Britain - leaving the Queen to meet Donald Trump alone at Windsor Castle. The...
  • President Trump made some major missteps when meeting the queen

    07/14/2018 9:25:54 AM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 159 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | July 13, 2018 | Tanya Edwards
    President Trump met with the queen of England today and committed several protocol gaffes that left many feeling that his behavior was an insult to Britain and lacked the respect that should be shown the monarch — and if not a monarch, a 92-year-old woman. The president was soundly condemned on social media for walking in front of Queen Elizabeth as they inspected a guard of honor of the Coldstream Guards. The queen was forced to bob and weave as she caught up to walk alongside him. Trump did appear to notice, and in the video below you’ll see that...
  • Eulogy for John Adams and Thomas Jefferson

    07/04/2018 8:58:51 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 6 replies
    Dartmouth College ^ | 1826 | Daniel Webster
    ...No two men now live, fellow-citizen, perhaps it may be doubted whether any two men have ever lived in one age, who, more than those we now commemorate, have impressed on mankind their own opinions more deeply into the opinions of others, or given a more lasting direction to the current of human thought. Their work doth not perish with them. The tree which they assisted to plant will flourish, although they water it and protect it no longer; for it has struck its roots deep, it has sent them to the very centre; no storm, not of force to...
  • The passing of the Queen will be one the most disruptive events in Britain since WWII

    07/04/2018 9:23:19 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 83 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 2018 | Rob Price
    Since ascending to the throne in 1952, the monarch has seen 13 prime ministers serve Britain and lived through another 13 US presidents. She's now 92. At some point — not for many years yet, we hope — Queen Elizabeth II's reign will come to an end. But what happens then? For at least 12 days — between her passing, the funeral and beyond — Britain will grind to a halt. The stock markets and banks are likely to close. But to focus on the financial disruption doesn't begin to describe the sheer magnitude of the queen's death. It will...
  • First Televised Speech from Her Majesty, the Queen

    06/28/2018 6:28:59 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 22 replies via youtube, speak-ola ^ | December 25, 1957 | Queen Elizabeth II
    It is inevitable that I should seem a rather remote figure to many of you. A successor to the Kings and Queens of history; someone whose face may be familiar in newspapers and films but who never really touches your personal lives. But now at least for a few minutes I welcome you to the peace of my own home. That it is possible for some of you to see me today is just another example of the speed at which things are changing all around us. Because of these changes I am not surprised that many people feel lost...