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  • Historically Has Any Empire Won A War Of Counter Insurgency?

    08/23/2017 7:19:07 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 91 replies
    Historically speaking has any Empire won a war of counter insurgency? I'm hearing this talk about Afghanistan, and do not know the answer? I think the odds are not good when you think of the American Revolution, Vietnam, Kashmir, Pakistan, Afghanistan, etc.. and an added bonus the "rules of engagement". For the record, I am very strong President Trump supporter. Love the guy and will support him 100%. Just looking for good answers. Thanks!
  • 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.
  • French Revolution Attacking the American Revolution

    08/10/2017 8:15:17 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | August 8, 2017 | Wesley J. Smith
    French Revolution Attacking the American Revolution The Google firing confirms a working hypothesis I have been pondering recently. The French Revolution is attacking the American Revolution. The American Revolution was sparked by the Enlightenment, Judeo/Christian moral beliefs, mixed with Greek and Roman philosophy and political theories. At its best, the American Revolution promotes universal human equality–a work still in progress–individual freedom, freedom of thought and speech, the rule of law, etc.. The French Revolution, in contrast, is Utopian, collectivist, authoritarian, intolerant, and punitive. It is anti-religion generally and anti-Christianity specifically. It accepts the belief that the ends justify the means....
  • 5 Ways the American Revolution Was Different From Other Revolutions

    07/04/2017 6:31:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 4, 2017 | Larry Schweikart
    This column was co-authored by Dave Dougherty.Often, the Revolutionary War is compared to all the other bloody revolutions of the 19th century. Contrary to popular belief, the American colonists were after more than just revenge, wealth, or fame. They were after the protection of their homeland and inborn rights that their country was based upon. In Larry Schweikart and Dave Dougherty’s latest book, The Politically Incorrect Guide ® to The American Revolution: Making America Great in the First Place,  they unveil true account of the American colonists in the dignified quest for independence, liberty, and human dignity.Here are the 5...
  • On this date in 1775, 1993, 1995

    04/19/2017 6:02:15 AM PDT · by FNU LNU · 10 replies
    Self | April 19th, 2027 | FNU LNU
    On this date in: 1775 - American Revolution Begins 1993 - FBI at Waco 1995 - OKC Bombing 1925 - Hugh O'Brian Born 1937 - Elinor Donahue Born
  • Happy Casimir Pulaski Day, Chicago!

    03/06/2017 8:26:40 AM PST · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | March 6, 2017
    Casimir Pulaski Day is a holiday observed in Chicago, Illinois on the first Monday of every March in memory of Casimir Pulaski (March 6, 1745 – October 11, 1779), a Revolutionary War cavalry officer born in Poland as Kazimierz Michał Władysław Wiktor Pułaski. He is praised for his contributions to the U.S. military in the American Revolution and known as "the father of the American cavalry".
  • The Radicalism of the American Revolution

    07/18/2016 12:30:16 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 18 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | 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...
  • “America: Still Worth Fighting For” Part 2

    06/24/2016 8:59:56 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/24/16 | KrisAnne Hall
    The key to victory, the key to the courage that brings victory is not simply fighting the fight, but KNOWING we fight a righteous battle for the One who gave us Liberty. Our founders were in a position to pledge their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor because they were firmly rooted in ALL the assurances of Liberty. Our founders knew that Liberty is a gift from God and those that stand for God’s gifts will be victorious through God’s promises. They firmly believed that living in tyranny was worse than dying for Liberty. Did these brave men and...
  • How a Jewish Patriot Saved the American Revolution

    06/12/2016 8:51:25 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 21 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/12/16 | Susan Frickey
    During the Revolutionary War, our new nation faced a financial crisis. The colonies had no money to pay for the war and the prospects of raising funds were dismal, at best. Colonial troops had not been paid the money due them, so protests ensued. Some officers even surrounded the Continental Congress and held it for ransom, trying to get what was promised the troops for years of hardship, struggle and deprivation. Our young country was very near imploding after all the years of bloodshed, sacrifice and valiant commitment to the dream of liberty. Enter Robert Morris: the richest man in...
  • Obama Equates American and Cuban Revolutions

    03/26/2016 4:20:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 26, 2016 | Humberto Fontova
    “Here’s my message to the Cuban government and the Cuban people: The ideals that are the starting point for every revolution, America’s revolution, Cuba’s revolution, the liberation movements around the world, these ideals find their truest expression, I believe, in democracy.” (President Obama, Havana Cuba, March 22, 2016) In fact, from the mid-fifties on, both Obama’s recent host (Raul Castro) and his recent mural idol (Che Guevara) were Soviet agents committed to creating a Stalinist Cuba—a vassal to the Communist motherland. Oh, I know…I know, the media, your professors, The History Channel, Francis Ford Coppola, etc. etc. all claim the...
  • The Second American Revolution

    03/20/2016 7:30:25 PM PDT · by pboyington · 15 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | March 20, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    Whoever thought that the Second American Revolution would be ignited by a populist, billionaire real estate developer and reality show entertainer from Manhattan? Just as Manhattan Island played a vital role in the First American Revolution it is once again at the forefront of the second one, producing a native son who has awakened the nation from its dizzying slumber. Thankfully, this Second American Revolution is relatively peaceful and one at the ballot box, not one of the ammo box. The Second American Revolution was bound to happen. For fifty years the nation has gone from stall speed to a...
  • Happy Casimir Pulaski Day, Chicago!

    03/07/2016 10:19:59 AM PST · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | March 7, 2016
    Casimir Pulaski Day is a holiday observed in Chicago, Illinois on the first Monday of every March in memory of Casimir Pulaski (March 6, 1745 – October 11, 1779), a Revolutionary War cavalry officer born in Poland as Kazimierz Michał Władysław Wiktor Pułaski. He is praised for his contributions to the U.S. military in the American Revolution and known as "the father of the American cavalry". Casimir Pulaski Day Casimir Pulaski
  • New audiobook release: The Colored Patriots of the American Revolution, by William Cooper Nell

    02/20/2016 9:06:48 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 16 replies
    Librivox ^ | February 18th, 2016
    One thing progressives are very, very good at is omitting facts that they find to be too difficult to deal with. So it goes for all of the black heroes who fought alongside our Founding Fathers during the American Revolution. The progressives continual racial narrative is what it is. I first learned of this book through Founders Fridays, because of the work of David Barton. After I read about 5 or 10 pages, I knew it needed to be made into an audiobook so that more people could consume it. Progressives have controlled the universities, have controlled history; for over...
  • Eggnog: A Colonial Christmas Tradition (Gen. Washington's Recipe)

    12/17/2005 8:35:25 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 62 replies · 1,292+ views
    MyMerryChristmas.com ^ | December, 2005 | Jeff Westover
    The General's Eggnog One quart of cream One quart of milk A dozen eggs One pint of brandy A half pint of rye A quarter pint of rum A quarter pint of sherry Christmas of 1826 was snowy, cold and lonely for the cadets of West Point. Though called "men" they were really teenage boys -- some as young as 17 -- and they wanted to celebrate Christmas. Young Jefferson Davis, future president of the Confederate States of America, was amongst them. But West Point then, as it is now, was a house of order and discipline. The military...
  • Looking for really good Revolutionary War resources?

    01/07/2016 9:42:45 PM PST · by Politicalkiddo · 78 replies
    I'm looking for really in-depth resources about the Revolutionary War for my own personal knowledge. Documentaries, books, etc. Thanks in advance. :)
  • Trump or Cruz: Which Revolution Will it Be?

    11/30/2015 9:00:27 AM PST · by Isara · 281 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | November 30th, 2015 | Steve Deace
    I often come away from the conservative/Christian conferences I’ve attended around the country with the feeling that we’re trying to drive the car by hitting the gas and the brakes at the exact same time. Although I have met many wonderful people at those events, and received no shortage of inspiration from the speeches I have heard, there is also a shadow that looms over everything. This shadow taunts us with visions of an army, whose soldiers run away or whose weapons jam right at the very moment in the fight when resolve and execution matter most. And those shadows...
  • Polish Heroes Remembered

    07/10/2015 7:56:31 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 1 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 7, 2015 | Mark Wegierski
    TORONTO, ONTARIO — During June to August 2004, I spent three very memorable months in Poland. On July 3 (on the eve of the American holiday), I attended a large, informal celebration called “American Day” at the small, historic town of Nieszawa, which lies near the Vistula River, about 200 kilometers north-west of Warsaw, in the Kujawy-Pomorze (Kuyavia-Pomerania) region or wojewodztwo (voivodeship). Currently with about 2,200 residents, the town has been in existence since the 15th century. The locality has seen, in the Twentieth Century, the emigration of considerable numbers of persons rather far afield, for example, to America. The...
  • American Revolutionary War quiz that even some Obama supporters might pass

    07/04/2015 4:31:59 PM PDT · by ETL · 8 replies
    July 4th, 2015 | self
    Here's an American Revolutionary War history quiz that I modified such that even a typical Obama supporter might score 50 percent. The questions are from an actual quiz meant for grade schoolers. 1) What country did the American colonies rebel against? America Turkestan Bolivia Antarctica Britain2) How many of the American Colonies were a part of the revolution?None All 57 133) What year did the Revolutionary War begin?The war never occurred The year Obama was born The year is unknown 17754) What was the main reason that the American Colonies rebelled and fought for their independence?They wanted their own language...
  • Complete 6-part Revolutionary War series free on YouTube

    07/04/2015 9:18:07 AM PDT · by ETL · 16 replies
    PBS via YouTube (individual link to each episode provided)
    LIBERTY! The American Revolution is a dramatic documentary about the birth of the American Republic and the struggle of a loosely connected group of states to become a nation. The George Foster Peabody award-winning series brings the people, events and ideas of the revolution to life through military reenactments and dramatic recreations performed by a distinguished cast. _________________________ EPISODE 1: "The Reluctant Revolutionaries" 1763-1774In 1763, the capitol city of America is London, George Washington is lobbying for a post in the British army, and no one thinks of Boston harbor when they hear talk of tea parties. In a dozen...
  • Complete 6-part Revolutionary War series free on YouTube

    07/03/2015 3:15:41 PM PDT · by ETL · 33 replies
    YouTube (individual link to each episode provided)
    LIBERTY! The American Revolution is a dramatic documentary about the birth of the American Republic and the struggle of a loosely connected group of states to become a nation. The George Foster Peabody award-winning series brings the people, events and ideas of the revolution to life through military reenactments and dramatic recreations performed by a distinguished cast. _________________________ EPISODE 1: "The Reluctant Revolutionaries" 1763-1774In 1763, the capitol city of America is London, George Washington is lobbying for a post in the British army, and no one thinks of Boston harbor when they hear talk of tea parties. In a dozen...