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  • Learning From Black History

    02/01/2018 5:57:59 AM PST · by impetrio1 · 5 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 2/3/02 | Bob Parks
    It’s February and we ring in another Black History Month. So, what have blacks learned from our history? As a black Republican and former congressional candidate from Southern California, I am dismayed to this day as to our lack of representation on Capitol Hill, and the ineffective nature of our local representation. Of the more than five hundred congresspersons and senators in Washington D.C., there is only one black Republican on Capitol Hill. And it is understandable why we find ourselves in this predicament. And forgive me if I jump around. I have issues.
  • Bay State’s Common Core Blues

    12/14/2017 7:12:05 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 13, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    A new study from the Pioneer Institute in Boston shows that in Massachusetts, Common Core, like the world, is with us late and soon. Unfortunately, it's got all the world’s drawbacks and none of its benefits. "The previous standard provided a coherent line-up of texts in the parenthetical phrase, four works that form a single national and historical lineage (Declaration, Preamble, Bill of Rights, and Lincoln’s Second Inaugural)," the report reads. "One can identify the curricular focus easily and fill in more material that follows from it: some of the Federalist Papers, various constitutional amendments, Frederick Douglass’s speech on the...
  • This Day In History: George Washington’s final farewell to his army

    12/03/2017 7:51:04 AM PST · by iowamark · 12 replies ^ | December 4, 2016 | Tara Ross
    On this day in 1783, George Washington says his final goodbye to a group of officers at Fraunces Tavern in New York. washingtons-farewell-to-his-officersNew York had served as the British headquarters throughout the long years of the war. It was the last city to be evacuated when the war was over! On November 25, however, the British finally left, and George Washington entered the city. (See November 25 history post.) Despite the celebrations and elaborate dinners that ensued over the course of the next week, the British hadn’t entirely left the area. Some lingered on boats nearby. Others were still on...
  • Days of Thanksgiving: A rare thing among nations

    11/23/2017 8:19:15 AM PST · by Perseverando · 11 replies
    WND ^ | November 22, 2017 | Bill Federer
    America's history of rendering gratitude to the Almighty Detail of the 1914 Jennie Brownscombe painting “The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth.” The Pilgrims fled England because of religious persecution and lived in Leiden, Holland from 1609 to 1620. Each October, Leiden, Holland, celebrated an annual day of thanksgiving for the end of the bloody pillaging, called “Spanish Furies” committed by Spain’s “Iron Duke” from 1572 to 1589. Leiden also had a Jewish population. Spain had driven out the Muslims, who had occupied their country for seven centuries, but then they forced the Jews out, with many fleeing to Holland. The University...
  • The Power of History The Power of History The Power of History

    11/21/2017 5:13:42 PM PST · by stars & stripes forever · 9 replies
    Dutch Sheets Ministries ^ | 11/21/2017 | Dutch Sheets
    The thought of shaping the future is powerful, but past history is also very important. Karl Marx said, “If I can steal their history, I can steal their country.” Roots are essential and powerful; foundations are critical. Before facing Goliath, David asked the question, “Is there not a cause?” Interestingly, the Hebrew word used for “cause” also means “history.” Therefore, David may have been asking his brother and fellow Israelites, “Is there not a history?”
  • "Without Morals a Republic CANNOT subsist" -Charles Carroll

    11/04/2017 5:16:55 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 4 replies
    Charles Carroll was the only Roman Catholic to sign the Declaration of Independence. He was the longest living signer of the Declaration. In 1772, Charles Carroll condemned the British Government's oppressive taxes by writing in the Maryland Gazette under the pseudonym "First Citizen." When his identity became known, the British loyalist Daniel Dulany the Younger wrote mean-spirited personal ad-hominem attacks against Charles Carroll, ridiculing him. Charles Carroll's statesman-like response was to explain that because Dulany engaged in "virulent invective and illiberal abuse, we may fairly presume, that arguments are either wanting, or that ignorance or incapacity know not how to...
  • George Washington's Old Church Removes Plaque Honoring Him

    10/27/2017 9:17:12 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 75 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | 10/27/2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    Another reminder, as if we needed one, that it's not going to stop with Confederate generals. Or, for that matter, Virginians or slaveowners. Look at the history of the left around the world. And look at where they drew the line and stopped. The answer is nowhere. And so we have this insult, unthinkable in the pre-Obama era where the Dems at least feigned respect for America. An historic Episcopal parish where George Washington frequently worshiped has decided to remove a memorial plaque honoring the nation’s first president, saying the decision was out of a desire to provide a “welcoming”...
  • On this date in 1978

    10/17/2017 6:22:57 AM PDT · by Bull Snipe · 16 replies
    President James Carter restores the U.S. Citizenship of former Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Davis offered no comment on the action taken by President Carter.
  • Now, they're after Civil War reenactors

    10/16/2017 7:43:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 53 replies ^ | 10/16/2017 | Rick Moran
    Civil War reenactors replaying the Battle of Cedar Creek in Virginia on Saturday went ahead with their demonstration despite the group organizing the event receiving a letter threatening "bodily harm" to anyone who participated. The battlefield was temporarily cleared on Saturday when a "suspicious device" - possibly a pipe bomb - was discovered. The FBI is investigating. Washington Post: “We wanted to send a message,” said Keith MacGregor, 56, from Lebanon, Pa., who was playing the role of a Union infantry captain for the reenactment of the Battle of Cedar Creek, held not far from here. “We wanted to show...
  • An 1984 lynching of history in 2017 Dallas

    10/02/2017 11:52:16 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/02/17 | Lee Cary
    It is hard to avoid the conclusion that the effort to remove the Confederate monuments in Dallas began--behind closed doors in City Hall--long before it surfaced in the Dallas media, and in public meetings of the Dallas City Council. The question “Will Dallas join the 2017 Great Purge of American History?” was posed in the first of a six-part series recently posted on the Canada Free Press. The answer is—Yes, and it has. In his book Rules for Radicals, legendary Chicago-based, community-organizer Saul David Alinksy (1909-1972) wrote the playbook for America’s alt-left assault on Confederate Monuments. Alinsky Rule 13 is...
  • "Despotism lies at the door; when (there is) chaos, society will submit to rule by the sword"

    09/20/2017 5:24:30 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 8 replies
    He sat next to George Washington in the pew at St. Paul's Chapel in New York during the religious service following Washington's Presidential Inauguration. He helped ratify the U.S. Constitution. His name was Fisher Ames. Fisher Ames was a Congressman from Massachusetts where, on August 20, 1789, he proposed as the wording of the First Amendment (Annals of Congress, 1:766): "Congress shall make no law establishing religion, or to prevent the free exercise thereof, or to infringe the rights of conscience."
  • Who was George Mifflin Dallas in American History?

    09/06/2017 11:55:03 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/06/17 | Lee Cary
    Will Dallas join the 2017 Great Purge of American History? (Part 2 of 6) Does the Dallas task force on Confederate monuments know what the antebellum politician, for whom their city was named, thought about the Congressional Acts that supported slavery? George Mifflin Dallas was born July 10, 1792, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Before he died on December 31, 1864, he served as an American diplomat to two countries, and was elected or appointed to government service at the city, state, and national levels representing the Democratic Party.
  • Will Dallas join the 2017 Great Purge of American History?

    09/05/2017 9:20:56 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/05/17 | Lee Cary
    The Mayor of Dallas Texas called Confederate monuments symbols of injustice. So, what will a city task force on monuments say about the city’s namesake? Introduction: Dallas, Texas is among U.S. cities that have removed, or are considering removing, Confederate monuments from public lands. In Dallas, an appointed task force is deciding if that city joins the 2017 Great Purge of American History. The integrity of their deliberations requires they review the history of George Mufflin Dallas, Vice President during the James K. Polk Presidency (March 1845 – March 1849). In a series of 6 postings, a case will be...
  • Remembering History With Herbert Hoover

    09/04/2017 6:20:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | September 4, 2017 | Salena Zito
    WEST BRANCH, Iowa -- It is a testimony to the promise of our country to stand inside the home of young Herbert Hoover. The scope of where the Hoover family began, lived and ended each day can be observed in the blink of an eye. One room served as a bedroom for the future president, his parents and his two siblings; the other room was their living room, dining room and kitchen. The rooms are literally side by side. They had little. Soon after, they had less. Yet Hoover persisted. "This cottage where I was born is physical proof of...
  • Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: The Search for Truth

    08/31/2017 7:28:58 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 71 replies
    ...In late 1998, the prestigious scientific journal Nature announced that it had conducted DNA testings which proved that Thomas Jefferson had fathered a child with Sally Hemings. According to Nature:Almost two hundred years ago, Thomas Jefferson was alleged to have fathered children by his slave Sally Hemings. The charges have remained controversial. Now, DNA analysis confirms that Jefferson was indeed the father of at least one of Hemings’ children.1 (snip) These authors, however, deliberately ignored the non-paternity results of the DNA testing. In fact, the original Nature article had reported that Thomas Woodson–the child that oral traditions claim was born...
  • Confederate Monuments: The Problem With Politically Correct History

    08/31/2017 10:26:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | August 31, 2017 | Larry Elder
    Malcolm X, as a member of the Nation of Islam, preached anti-Semitism and called the white man "devil." After the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Malcolm X dismissed the murder as a case of "the chickens coming home to roost." In Spike Lee's biographical drama, "Malcolm X," a white teenage girl approaches the angry activist and says, "Excuse me, Mr. X. Hi. I've read some of your speeches, and I honestly believe that a lot of what you have to say is true. And I'm a good person, in spite of what my ancestors did, and I just -- I...
  • Where Are the Statues of the First Blacks in Congress?

    08/27/2017 8:15:24 AM PDT · by impetrio1 · 27 replies
    American Civil Rights Union ^ | 8/27/17 | American Civil Rights Union
    The House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi now wants to tear down all the Confederacy-related statues in the U.S. Capitol, in solidarity with the Antifa (anti-Fascist) movement. So we have to ask, where are the statues of prominent black Republican pioneers like Joseph Rainey or Hiram Revels?
  • Why the Confederate Flag Made a 20th Century Comeback (anti civil rights Democrats)

    08/22/2017 5:20:15 PM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    National Geographic ^ | 6-26-15 | Becky Little
    The popularity of the Confederate battle flag today has more to do with the Civil Rights Movement than the Civil War Following the shooting at a predominately black church in Charleston, South Carolina, the state is considering removing the Confederate flag from its capitol. But how did it get there in the first place? South Carolina's confederate flag hasn't been flying since the Civil War. The flag wasn’t prominently displayed in the South until southern politicians began using it in their campaigns; and South Carolina didn’t start flying the flag at its state capitol until 1962, a century after the...
  • Americans’ Declining Interest In History Is Hitting Museums Like Colonial Williamsburg Hard

    08/22/2017 10:34:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 22, 2017 | Jennifer Tiedemann and Karen Marsico
    One of the country’s most well-known tributes to the Revolutionary era is on the brink of financial ruin. Mitchell Reiss, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation’s president and CEO, released an open letter at the end of June revealing that Colonial Williamsburg, which markets itself as “the world’s largest living history museum,” is in dire financial straits.
  • Why We Need A Good Dose Of Ken Burns’ ‘Civil War’ Documentary Right Now

    08/21/2017 4:46:48 PM PDT · by euram · 155 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 21 August 2017 | Gregory S Bucher
    In the ongoing debate about Confederate monuments, Slate has republished a 2011 article by professor James M. Lundberg attacking Ken Burns’ monumental “Civil War” documentary. Although he concludes with an appreciation of Burns’ achievement, he disapprovingly notes the series’ sentimental tone and points to problems such as its “tidy vision of national consensus,” being “deeply misleading and reductive,” and its “careful 15 minute portrait of slavery’s role in the coming of the war” being nearly negated by Shelby Foote’s 15-second anecdote about a “ragged Confederate who obviously didn’t own any slaves” telling his inquiring Union captors that he’s fighting “because...