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  • Women on 20s nominates [Republican] Harriet Tubman as Andrew Jackson’s successor on currency

    05/13/2015 7:31:41 AM PDT · by grundle · 75 replies ^ | May 12, 2015 | Michael Walsh
    A feminist group that wants to boot Andrew Jackson from the $20 bill has chosen a female hero to replace him — abolitionist Harriet Tubman. On Tuesday morning, Women on 20s revealed the results of a 10-week poll for a possible Jackson replacement and emailed a petition — addressed to President Barack Obama — to the White House Council on Women and Girls. By midday, the council’s chair, Valerie Jarrett, and executive director, Tina Tchen, responded, saying they “would like to continue the conversation.” “We’re waiting for some kind of meeting with the White House, and I can tell you...
  • Republicans, Let us Honor Abraham Lincoln Today

    09/15/2003 6:37:23 AM PDT · by republicanwizard · 155 replies · 876+ views
    National Park Service ^ | 9/15/2003 | RepublianWizard
    Third Debate with Stephen A. Douglas at Jonesboro, Illinois September 15, 1858 MR. DOUGLAS' SPEECH. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN: I appear before you today in pursuance of a previous notice, and have made arrangements with Mr. Lincoln to divide time, and discuss with him the leading political topics that now agitate the country. Prior to 1854 this country was divided into two great political parties known as Whig and Democratic. These parties differed from each other on certain questions which were then deemed to be important to the best interests of the Republic. Whig and Democrats differed about a bank, the...
  • OPINION: A New Abolitionism, It is Time to End Abortion

    07/23/2008 4:34:36 PM PDT · by tcg · 21 replies · 69+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 7/24/08 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    South Dakota is only the first State to pass such legislation. many must follow. The legislation was well drafted and supported by a record of legislative findings of fact that includes unassailable medical science which unequivocally affirms that children in the womb are, in fact, human beings and therefore persons. The legislation had and still has overwhelming popular support. That is why it survived efforts by “pro-choice” (read “pro-feticide”) extremists to defeat it through a referendum. Several other States are now said to be ready to follow this example. Some within the pro-life community have speculated that such a courageous...
  • Governor Corzine And I May Have Different Hearts (Dennis Prager On The Death Penalty Alert)

    01/15/2008 11:08:02 AM PST · by goldstategop · 18 replies · 134+ views ^ | 1/15/2008 | Dennis Prager
    New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine, in explaining his state's abolition of the death penalty, announced that he knew "from my heart and from my soul" that no murderer should be put to death. As it happens, I know from my heart and from my soul that not putting any murderer to death is a cosmic injustice; it cheapens the worth of human life and greatly diminishes the revulsion society feels toward murder. So, what does this mean? Does it mean two intelligent and decent people have very different hearts and souls? (This question assumes that pro-capital punishment readers will acknowledge...
  • Keeping it under their hats (Christians' role in the abolition of slavery).

    03/22/2007 3:52:35 PM PDT · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 4 replies · 421+ views
    BBC ^ | Thursday, March 23, 2007 | Stephen Tomkins
    Quakers started the British campaign against the slave trade and invented modern campaigning, championing the petition and the consumer boycott, and mastering the use of images and logos. Not that they like to shout about it. It is perhaps the defining image of the battle to end the slave trade. Not a picture of a shackled slave, or some gruesome punishment, but a cross-section of a ship. It is a ship packed so full that the mind boggles at the sheer logistics of inhumanity. The engraving of the Brookes, fully-loaded, slave ship The use of the engraving of the...
  • Mark Steyn: Victor Victorians. A Lesson in Real Morality

    03/18/2007 5:00:40 AM PDT · by Tom D. · 53 replies · 2,026+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | March 18, 2007 | Mark Steyn
    Victor Victorians. A Lesson in Real Morality March 18, 2007 BY MARK STEYN Sun-Times Columnist 'William Wilberforce,'' writes Eric Metaxas in Amazing Grace, "was the happy victim of his own success. He was like someone who against all odds finds the cure for a horrible disease that's ravaging the world, and the cure is so overwhelmingly successful that it vanquishes the disease completely. No one suffers from it again -- and within a generation or two no one remembers it ever existed.'' What did Wilberforce ''cure''? Two centuries ago, on March 25, 1807, one very persistent British backbencher secured the...
  • The New Global Sex Trade (Chuck Norris Continues His Series On Modern Slavery Alert)

    03/04/2007 10:38:42 PM PST · by goldstategop · 11 replies · 1,004+ views ^ | 03/05/2007 | Chuck Norris
    Want a sexual slave? That is the question hundreds of thousands answer each year, as they purchase a child or young person from traffickers in a multibillion-dollar international business known as the global sex trade. When in many countries a young woman can be kidnapped for $500 and yield $250,000 annually from sexual servitude, it doesn't take much economic ingenuity to understand why corrupt capitalists crave some buy-in to this repulsive form of commerce. These victims of sexual slavery come from some of the most well-known sexually trafficked areas in the world, including Cambodia, Thailand, Latin America, Eastern Europe (countries...
  • A Petition To Free 27 Million Slaves(Chuck Norris On Ending Slavery In The 21st Century Alert)

    02/25/2007 10:22:52 PM PST · by goldstategop · 34 replies · 1,345+ views ^ | 02/26/2007 | Chuck Norris
    A few years ago, National Geographic reported that there are 27 million slaves in the world today – more than any other time in human history. What can be done to free them? Be a "Wilberforce" or "Newton"! Let me explain. A force called WilberforceIn the 18th century, English traders were capturing and selling tens of thousands of Africans as slaves every year – at least 12 million were brought to the Americas and West Indies. (Muslim traders exported as many as 17 million slaves.) The transatlantic slave trade was a very lucrative business, and very few in that day...
  • The United States: "They Aren't What They Used to Be"

    06/14/2004 5:16:34 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 187 replies · 806+ views
    Joseph Sobran column ^ | 05-28-04 | Sobran, Joseph
    They Aren’t What They Used to Be May 27, 2004 If I had to sum up American history in one sentence, I’d put it this way: The United States aren’t what they used to be. That’s not nostalgia. That’s literal fact. Before the Civil War, the United States was a plural noun. The U.S. Constitution uses the plural form when, for example, it refers to enemies of the United States as “their” enemies. And this was the usage of everyone who understood that the union was a voluntary federation of sovereign states, delegating only a few specified powers, and not...