Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $15,418
17%  
Woo hoo!!! And the first 17% is in!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: founders

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • The Firearms of the American Founders' Era

    09/04/2019 7:36:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/04/2019 | Taylor Day
    The Framers of the U.S. Constitution lived in a generation that saw more advancements for firearms than any other, arguably even more than the era of WWII.  They understood the importance of a well armed civilian population being "necessary to the free state," often pointing out themselves that a tyrant has never been able to take over an armed population.  Their Pennsylvania rifles were supreme to the British Brown Bess muskets, and that is what secured our independence and the birth of America.Pretending that these very intelligent men could never foresee the invention of the AR-15 (or similar weaponry)...
  • What did the Confederates agree on with Lincoln? That the Founders opposed slavery of course.

    08/28/2019 7:21:47 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 122 replies
    In his 1861 "Cornerstone Speech", Vice President of the Confederacy Alexander H. Stephens said the following: But not to be tedious in enumerating the numerous changes for the better, allow me to allude to one other — though last, not least. The new constitution has put at rest, forever, all the agitating questions relating to our peculiar institution — African slavery as it exists amongst us — the proper status of the negro in our form of civilization. This was the immediate cause of the late rupture and present revolution. Jefferson in his forecast, had anticipated this, as the "rock...
  • From John Adams to Massachusetts Militia, 11 October 1798

    08/11/2019 1:42:10 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 4 replies
    Founders Online ^ | October 11, 1798 | John Adams
    To the Officers of the first Brigade of the third Division of the Militia of Massachusetts Quincy - October 11. 1798 Gentlemen, I have received from Major General Hull and Brigadier General Walker your unanimous Address from Lexington, animated with a martial Spirit and expressed with a military Dignity, becoming your Characters and the memorable Plains, in which it was adopted. While our Country remains untainted with the Principles and manners, which are now producing desolation in so many Parts of the World: while she continues Sincere and incapable of insidious and impious Policy: We shall have the Strongest Reason...
  • A Republic. If You Can Keep It...

    07/04/2019 6:25:02 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 11 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | Jul 3, 2002 | Matthew Spalding, Ph.D.
    As Benjamin Franklin departed the Constitutional Convention, he was asked if the framers had created a monarchy or a republic. "A republic," he famously replied, and then added, "if you can keep it." The remarkable generation that founded this nation led an improbable yet successful revolution against the strongest military power of the time. They declared their independence based on self-evident truths, asserting a new basis of political rule in the sovereignty of the people and launching an experiment in self-government. Through a carefully written constitution that limits power and secures rights while allowing for change through its own amendment,...
  • Thomas Jefferson's Letter to John Adams. June 1, 1822

    07/04/2019 5:54:35 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 15 replies
    The Adams-Jefferson Letters ^ | Monticello Jun 1, 1822 | Thomas Jefferson
    ...To turn to the news of the day, it seems that the Cannibals of Europe are going to eating one another again. A war between Russia and Turkey is like the battle of the kite and snake. Whichever destroys the other leaves a destroyer the less for the world. This pugnacious humor of mankind seems to be the law of his nature, one of the obstacles to too great multiplication provided in the mechanism of the Universe. The cocks of the henyard kill one another up. Boars, bulls, rams do the same. And the horse, in his wild state, kills...
  • Strong Warnings from the Founders and Early American Leaders for America

    07/02/2019 2:02:20 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 7 replies
    NCCS ^ | 7/2/19 | Earl Taylor, Jr.
    Dear Friends, One of the most remarkable observations in the study of history is the caution and warnings that are always given by Founders of great civilizations. It seems that those who lay foundations for great civilizations are quite aware of the seeds of pride, selfishness, and contention in human nature which over time usually begin to manifest themselves in society--even good societies. These Founders, realizing the tendency of human nature to degenerate, have always closed their public ministries with solemn warnings of the dire consequences of departing from the lofty ideals they established. Moses gave the children of Israel...
  • 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...
  • In praise of Clarence Thomas

    06/04/2019 7:50:51 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    StarParker.com ^ | June 4, 2019 | Star Parker
    Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas is, once again, under attack. And, once again, the attacks are from liberals who cannot tolerate Thomas' consistent, unyielding and faithful commitment to America's founding principles. The latest concerns Thomas' 20-page opinion offered up in Box v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, recently considered by the Supreme Court. Planned Parenthood challenged Indiana law prohibiting abortion for reasons of sex, race or non-life threatening deformity. The challenge was upheld in district court and the law overturned. However, the Supreme Court chose not to rule on the matter for procedural reasons, turning it back to...
  • The Intellectual Dishonesty of the Campaign Against the Electoral College

    04/11/2019 2:03:07 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    A full-blown war is raging against the Electoral College. But as activist groups become more desperate to overturn our way of electing presidents before voters go the polls in November 2020, their arguments become more absurd and hyperbolic. CNN recently ran a preposterous segment suggesting that James Madison called the Electoral College “evil,” a shameful distortion and an absurdity given that the man known as the Father of the Constitution had a direct hand in creating the institution. Others have made more serious but ultimately absurd indictments of the Electoral College. Among the biggest stretches made by critics of the...
  • Thomas Jefferson statue must go, some Hofstra University students ...

    03/30/2019 4:30:47 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 78 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 3/30/19 | Lukas Mikelionis
    Hofstra University student activists are calling for the removal of a statue of Thomas Jefferson from campus near New York City because they say the third American president represents racism and slavery. Students participated Friday in the second annual “Jefferson Has Gotta Go!” event over the statue that has been subject to protests and acts of vandalism in the past, with some previously defacing it with “DECOLONIZE” and “Black Lives Matter” slogans. A petition last year was launched urging to move the Founding Father’s statue to a museum with proper context rather than display it “on a college campus, especially...
  • Minnesota Lawmakers Are Trying to Smuggle in Measure to Subvert Electoral College

    03/29/2019 12:43:43 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 45 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | March 27, 2019 | Tara Ross
    If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again—or just hide your idea in a giant piece of legislation, where you hope it won’t get noticed. The National Popular Vote campaign hopes that Minnesota voters won’t see its sneaky maneuver until it’s too late. Perhaps National Popular Vote supporters feel desperate. They’ve been trying to get their controversial interstate compact approved in Minnesota since 2009, but the legislation always flounders. This year, National Popular Vote is trying something new in Minnesota. Its compact has been introduced as standalone legislation, just as it normally is. Meanwhile, the compact also has been...
  • James Lankford: Defending Religious Freedom Means Living Your Faith

    03/01/2019 7:08:55 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 28, 2019 | Fred Lucas
    Not living one’s faith can become a threat to religious liberty, Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., said while speaking on a panel Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference. “One of the greatest challenges we have to religious liberty in this modern day is people that actually claim a faith and don’t live a faith,” Lankford said. “Having a culture that is a vibrant culture of faith for people that not only have a faith, but they choose to live it, matters in our culture.” “There are a whole group of people that say you can have a faith—just leave it...
  • George Washington letter on God and the Constitution surfaces

    02/11/2019 3:19:44 PM PST · by ETL · 12 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | February 11, 2019 | James Rogers | Fox News
    A letter on God and the Constitution written by George Washington is up for sale after spending decades in a private collection. The letter to Richard Peters, speaker of the Pennsylvania Constitution, is signed Sept. 7, 1788, and praises God for the ratification of the U.S. Constitution. Written a week after Washington told Alexander Hamilton that he would likely accept calls to assume the presidency, the letter came at a time when the Constitution was under attack. Some states wanted to hold a second Convention that may have undermined the Constitution. “It would seem from the public Gazettes that the...
  • The Covington Fiasco Is a Perfect Example of Why the Founders Distrusted Democracy

    01/23/2019 8:22:59 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 22, 2019 | Jarrett Stepman
    In the shallow world of modernity, we throw around a word like “democracy” as a stand-in for “things that I like.” Many in popular culture and elite institutions promote democracy as a cure for all that ails us—an unquestioned and unqualified blessing. Still others turn on a dime and hope for its demise as soon as it produces outcomes they don’t like. While democracy often plays a good and necessary role in a self-governing society, we have lost the healthy skepticism of its worst excesses that the Founding Fathers understood when they established the governing institutions of the United States....
  • Beto O’Rourke: I’m Open To A Conversation About America Being Managed Under Its Original Principles

    01/16/2019 12:46:19 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/16/2019 | Allahpundit
    Isn’t this guy supposed to be the “centrist” in the race, the fake progressive trying to muscle in on Bernie’s turf?Or is that the point of this answer, to yank the left’s nobs by showing that his zeal for upending the American order is such that he’s willing to go full reboot to do it?I thought the worst we’d have to fear from these tools is 70 percent tax rates. Throughout the two-hour interview — which was often interrupted by bystanders urging him to run for president — O’Rourke boomeranged between a bright-eyed hope that the United States will...
  • Obama’s Arrival in Heaven…

    07/11/2018 8:13:21 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 7/11/18 | Unk
    Hat Tip: Wendy Gilmore Pollak When Obama died, George Washington met him at the Pearly Gates. He slapped him across the face and yelled, "How dare you try to destroy the Nation I helped conceive?" Patrick Henry approached, punched him in the nose and shouted, "You wanted to end our liberties, but you failed." James Madison followed, kicked him in the groin and said, "This is why I allowed our government to provide for the common defense!" Thomas Jefferson was next, beat Obama with a long cane and snarled, "It was evil men like you who inspired me to write...
  • Smithsonian To Display Covenant God Signed With America [An attempt at humor]

    07/05/2018 1:30:04 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 7 replies
    https://babylonbee.com ^ | July 3, 2017 | An Idiot
    Smithsonian To Display Covenant God Signed With America WASHINGTON, D.C.—In honor of the Fourth of July holiday, the Smithsonian’s American History Museum announced Monday it would be displaying the covenant God signed with America upon the founding of the nation in 1776. The historical contract famously outlines the terms and conditions governing God’s choice of America as His covenant people. “For the first time, the full covenant the Founding Fathers signed with the Lord on high will be available for public viewing, for a limited time only,” a curator told reporters. “It is our hope that the American public would...
  • INDEPENDENCE DAY: THE FOURTH OF JULY

    07/04/2018 8:15:03 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 7/4/18 | Unk
    Subject: INDEPENDENCE DAY! -- HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA! Remember & Enjoy this 4th of July Weekend - Some History Reminders Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence? Five signers were captured by the British as traitors and were tortured before they died. Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned. Two lost their sons serving in the Revolutionary Army; another had two sons captured. Nine of the 56 fought and died from wounds or hardships of the Revolutionary War. They signed and they pledged their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor. What...
  • Op-Ed: Independence Day is not an act of Congress

    07/04/2018 7:47:08 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 7 replies
    Watchdog.org ^ | July 3, 2018 | William Haupt III
    Op-Ed: Independence Day is not an act of Congress By William Haupt III | Watchdog.org 23 hrs ago “You’ll never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve ‘your’ freedom.” – John Adams If you’ve paid attention to the U.S. calendar of official holidays, then you’ve noticed some holidays are fixed like Christmas, which is always Dec 25. You are also aware others are flexible as to which date they fall upon. Memorial Day falls on the last Monday in May and Labor Day falls on the first Monday in September. And it’s no coincidence Washington’s birthday and...
  • Signers Of The Declaration Of Independence

    07/01/2018 3:45:12 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 16 replies
    A chart of basic biographical data for every signer of the Declaration of Independence. I am actually familiar with just 14 of the 56 names, which is kind of depressing and embarrassing. Almost one half were lawyers. Only one was unmarried. Eleven had at least 10 children. Fourteen lived to be at least 80 years old. Eight were foreign born - from England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland.