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  • America is Screwed Unless ‘We The People’ Get Baptized Afresh In Our Founders' Rebel Spirit

    03/22/2015 9:10:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 22, 2015 | Doug Giles
    For those who didn’t know this, our nation was founded by brilliant, freedom-loving heavy weights. It’s hard to imagine that nowadays because our country is currently being deconstructed by moronic, liberty-choking, light weights also known as “politicians”. In particular…Liberal politicians. Liberals, you see, don’t mind what you do as long as they approve. They’re kind of like King George III and his inbred dipsticks in that regard. Or, for a more current example, they’re somewhat like Islam with their fascism, sans the billygoat beards and the suicide vests. That said, our current crop of freedom-stranglers aren’t entirely made up of...
  • B Franklin Wrote 4 The National Gazette, Quoting the Koran & Calling 4 Enslavement of Christians

    02/06/2015 1:09:02 PM PST · by wtd · 17 replies
    Infidel Bloggers Alliance ^ | February 6, 2015 | Pastorius
    Did You Hear About The Time Ben Franklin Wrote a Column For The National Gazette, Quoting From the Koran, and Calling For The Enslavement of Christians? I bet you think I'm kidding. I'm not. The first thing we need to understand is Ben Franklin was petitioning Congress for the abolition of slavery in the USA: Author, "Theodore Parker" wrote “Historic Americans” in which he describes founding father, Benjamin Franklin, abolitionist extraordinaire, quoting the koran in defending his abolition petition to Congress You see the young nation in its infancy. “Hercules in his cradle, “ said Franklin; but with a...
  • (Ben) Franklin Turnpike? Not so fast; It's Named for his Illegitimate son, William

    11/27/2014 6:11:02 PM PST · by Coleus · 8 replies
    Bergen Record ^ | November 27, 2014 | Jeffrey Page
    Who was Lee of Fort Lee, Votee of Votee Park and Merritt of Camp Merritt? The Name-Dropper gives you the lowdown on some of the people whose names you see on public statues, memorial plaques, park signs, highways and even some local streets around North Jersey. Have suggestions? Email them to features@northjersey.com and put Name-Dropper in the subject field.Everybody knows that Franklin Turnpike was named for the grand old man of the American Revolution, Benjamin Franklin, right?You remember Ben, the heavyset guy who flew that kite in the electrical storm, who invented bifocals and the concept of the lending library....
  • Benjamin Franklin's Essay on Daylight Saving

    11/01/2014 2:18:53 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 13 replies
    WebExhibits ^ | April 26, 1784 | Benjamin Franklin
    To THE AUTHORS of The Journal of Paris 1784 MESSIEURS, You often entertain us with accounts of new discoveries. Permit me to communicate to the public, through your paper, one that has lately been made by myself, and which I conceive may be of great utility. I was the other evening in a grand company, where the new lamp of Messrs. Quinquet and Lange was introduced, and much admired for its splendour; but a general inquiry was made, whether the oil it consumed was not in proportion to the light it afforded, in which case there would be no saving...
  • College Board Erases the Founding Fathers

    08/16/2014 10:13:32 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 80 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August16, 2014 | Patrick Jakeway
    August 16, 2014 College Board Erases the Founding Fathers. By Patrick Jakeway The classic novel Brave New World describes a future in which people have lost all of their liberty and in which they have become drugged robots obedient to a central authority. It also details how this control was first established. First, the rulers had to erase all history and all the people’s memory of a time before their bondage. Today, the history of George Washington's leadership has been erased in the new Advanced Placement (AP) U.S. History test/curriculum, taking effect in the fall of 2014. The College Board,...
  • Liberal foolishness on welfare is nothing new, even the founding fathers knew it...

    04/09/2014 11:58:13 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 11 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-9-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Liberals think their desire to have unfettered proliferation of social welfare makes them the charitable ones. Imagine my surprise to see that even the founding fathers had to combat this sort of foolishness.
  • 5 Political Fallacies Too Many Americans Embrace

    10/26/2013 4:10:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 26, 2013 | John Hawkins
    1) The more democracy we have, the better. As Benjamin Franklin once said, "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch." This is why our Founding Fathers made this country a republic, not a democracy. They believed that the people should have their say, but also that certain underlying rules should remain in place that should take precedence over the will of a simple majority. Ultimately, that's the only way that the wolves and the lambs can happily co-exist over the long haul. Unfortunately, we've moved so far away from the plain reading of...
  • Who coined the name: 'United States of America'? Mystery might have intriguing answer.

    07/05/2013 8:48:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 07/05/2013 | By Byron DeLear
    Historians have long tried to pinpoint exactly when the name 'United States of America' was first used and by whom. A new find suggests the man might have been George Washington himself. As if George Washington hasn’t been credited enough with laying the foundation stones of the American republic, a new discovery might put one more feather in his cap. Our leading Founding Father could have been author of the country's name. The identity of who coined the name “United States of America” has eluded historians for years. Online sources vary greatly, erroneously crediting Thomas Paine, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton,...
  • Who coined 'United States of America'? Mystery might have intriguing answer

    07/04/2013 4:41:48 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 12 replies
    As if George Washington hasn’t been credited enough with laying the foundation stones of the American republic, a new discovery might put one more feather in his cap. Our leading Founding Father could have been author of the country's name. The identity of who coined the name “United States of America” has eluded historians for years. Online sources vary greatly, erroneously crediting Thomas Paine, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, and others.
  • 12 Little-Known Facts About the Declaration of Independence (Part 1)

    06/25/2013 3:50:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 25, 2013 | Chuck Norris
    Being about a week away from Independence Day, I was doing a little reflecting upon the history surrounding the Declaration of Independence. And I thought it would be of equal interest to many of my readers to look at some often-overlooked aspects of the declaration's production and legacy. Several historical websites hold some fascinating facts about this national treasure -- including the National Archives and Records Administration's site, at http://www.archives.gov. In addition, on History's website, the article "9 Things You May Not Know About the Declaration of Independence," by Elizabeth Harrison, has some intriguing notes. Let me elaborate on some...
  • I'll have an Ounce of Prevention, Please

    05/08/2013 2:20:43 PM PDT · by Noremac
    Blasted Fools.com ^ | May 7, 2013 | Richard Cameron
    Woven into the fabric of our unique American culture is the timeless wisdom of founding father, Benjamin Franklin. Franklin, the author of the phrase, “An Ounce of Prevention is worth a Pound of Cure”, would be appalled at much that is going on in American politics, but probably not shocked. Ambassador and Postmaster Franklin counted among his legendary ‘Thirteen Virtues’, Frugality, Justice and Moderation. He certainly would take exception with a move in Washington D.C., currently underway, in which an ill-concieved policy objective threatens to flood our country with economic refugees from such a corrupt and violent region as Mexico...
  • Our Nations' First TRUE Patriots

    05/06/2013 5:07:21 PM PDT · by True Grit · 16 replies
    Keelynet ^ | Bob Aldrich
    Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence? For the record, here's a portrait of the men who pledged "our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor" for liberty many years ago. Fifty-six men from each of the original 13 colonies signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Nine of the signers were immigrants, two were brothers and two were cousins. One was an orphan. The average age of a signer was 45. Benjamin Franklin was the oldest delegate at 70. The youngest was Thomas Lynch Jr. of South Carolina...
  • Benjamin Franklin translated works in German and French

    04/20/2013 7:36:49 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 23 replies
    He even helped to establish a German-language College. Benjamin Rush, with financial assistance from Dr. Franklin, established Franklin College in Lancaster, Pa.: (Translation Studies Reader, by Lawrence Venuti, page 454) In Pennsylvania alone, there were enough German speakers that Benjamin Franklin thought of publishing his first newspaper, the Philadelphische Zeitung(1732), in that language, and another Founding Father, Benjamin Rush, even put forth the idea of establishing German-language colleges. In 1787, Benjamin Rush wrote about this in his "Letter Describing the Consecration of the German College at Lancaster in June, 1787", though I was unable to find a version readily readable...
  • Poor Richard's Almanack complete, unedited, originally sourced

    02/02/2013 8:04:49 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 11 replies
    Searching Google Books for Poor Richard's has become somewhat of an exercise in frustration for me. Typically, what you will find are compilations. Authors who have looked at Franklins' works and decided what should be considered "greatest hits" quotations. Consider me uninterested. So I finally got my hands on a copy from the library which contained the original constructs of Poor Richards' as Franklin wrote them, that way I would know what to search for. Below, you will see where to find all of them online, in their original context. 1733, 1734, 1735, 1736, 1737 ,1738, 17391740 ,1741, 1742, 1743,...
  • True Patriots

    10/09/2012 7:24:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 9, 2012 | Chuck Norris
    The third definition of "patriot" in the Oxford English Dictionary is "A person actively opposing enemy forces occupying his or her country; a member of a resistance movement, a freedom fighter. Originally used of those who opposed and fought the British in the American War of Independence." The term first was used in the U.S. by Benjamin Franklin in a 1773 letter. It referred to people who stood in opposition of those pledged to the British Crown -- the Tories aka loyalists. On Oct. 7, 1780, American patriots prevailed against loyalists in the Carolinas and won their first Southern...
  • Why were 10 dead bodies found in Benjamin Franklin’s basement? (Ambassador's London residence)

    04/14/2012 11:25:49 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies
    IO9 ^ | April 14, 2012 | Lauren Davis
    Why were 10 dead bodies found in Benjamin Franklin’s basement? In 1998, a group called the Friends of Benjamin Franklin House began renovations on Franklin's London residence, No. 36 Craven Street, and discovered a nasty surprise: 1,200 pieces of bone from 10 bodies, six of which were children. And the bodies were buried in the basement around the time Franklin was living in the house. No, Franklin didn't engage in a murder spree in between penning Poor Richard's Almanack and flying kites in lightning storms. In fact, it's unlikely that the bodies were murder victims at all. The bones were...
  • Egyptian Clerics: Ben Franklin Was an Anti-Semite Who Wanted to Expel ‘Dangerous Jews’ From U.S

    03/16/2012 5:38:32 AM PDT · by SJackson · 18 replies
    The Blaze / MEMRI ^ | 3-16-12 | Tiffany Gabbay
    ..Egyptian Clerics’ Revisionist History: Ben Franklin Was an Anti-Semite Who Wanted to Expel ‘Dangerous Jews’ From U.S Earlier in the month Al-Rahma Arabic language TV featured Egyptian clerics discussing the Jewish people. After revisiting age-old anti-Semitic slurs likening Jews to "donkeys, apes and pigs," the clerics went so far as to say that indoctrinating children to "loathe Jews" is, to them, among the highest forms of "Allah-worship." These are of course not such shocking revelations, however, given their prevalence across the Islamic world. What is interesting about this particular interview though, is that the clerics spin a revisionist history in...
  • ANN COULTER: THIS IS WHAT A MOB LOOKS LIKE

    10/07/2011 3:18:43 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 14 replies
    www.anncoulter.com ^ | October 5, 2011 | ANN COULTER
    THIS IS WHAT A MOB LOOKS LIKE October 5, 2011 by ANN COULTER I am not the first to note the vast differences between the Wall Street protesters and the tea partiers. To name three: The tea partiers have jobs, showers and a point. No one knows what the Wall Street protesters want -- as is typical of mobs. They say they want Obama re-elected, but claim to hate "Wall Street."You know, the same Wall Street that gave its largest campaign donation in history to Obama,who, in turn, bailed out the banks and made Goldman Sachs the fourth branch...
  • From Alliance to Independence at the Hotel d'York

    09/03/2011 11:51:58 AM PDT · by jfd1776
    Illinois Review ^ | Sept. 3, 2011 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Reflections on the signing of the Treaty of Paris by John F. Di Leo On September 3, 1783, a group of tired diplomats got together at the Hotel d’York, and signed the Treaty of Paris. It was a long time coming. Rumblings of dissatisfaction began to be noticeable during the French and Indian War, growing to a fever pitch in the Stamp Act Congress, then a few years of calm, and then Revolution. From shots fired at Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775 through the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown on October 19, 1781, the fighting had lasted –...
  • Britain Realizing Benefits of Work-Based Welfare

    12/31/2010 5:06:09 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    NewsMax ^ | December 30, 2010 | Dick Armey (Freedomworks)
    Britain is enacting a work-based welfare system, reversing a dole-based system reaching back to the 1600s and Queen Elizabeth I. In the 18th and 19th centuries, Benjamin Franklin and Alexis de Tocqueville were very critical of the English system of public charity, which harmed the recipient and society. In 1766, Franklin wrote in The London Chronicle: I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it . . . There is no country [other than England] in the world where so many provisions are...