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  • The Foundations of Liberty and Freedom in America

    12/31/2019 5:24:15 PM PST · by windhover · 4 replies
    Hillsdale College Imprimius ^ | 10/1/2019 | Justice Clarence Thomas
    Justice Clarence Thomas spoke these perhaps prophetic words while dedicating a chapel at Hillsdale College this past October. "Our Country was founded on the view that a correct understanding of the nature of God and the human person is crucial to preserving the liberty that we so enjoy.
  • No NY Times, America Wasn’t Built On Slavery, But Faith That All Men Are Created Equal

    08/21/2019 7:04:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 08/21/2019 | Joshua Lawson
    It’s there in plain sight. Spelled-out in its mission statement, the New York Times’ 1619 Project seeks to “reframe” American history to mark the year 1619 as the “true founding.” By doing so, the project will “[place] the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center” of the American story.The year 1619 was chosen for the Times’ “re-founding” to mark when the first slaves arrived in the English settlement of Jamestown. For the Times, this moment irredeemably tainted the nation. Yet viewing the centuries-old actions of men through a 21st-century lens will not solve...
  • Joseph Ellis: The Green New Deal isn't socialism. It's what the Founding Fathers wanted

    04/18/2019 1:35:57 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    cnn ^ | 04/18/2019 | Joseph Ellis
    The Green New Deal is a bold and controversial legislative initiative proposed by the progressive wing of the Democratic Party, designed to address four pressing challenges facing American society that have thus far eluded solution. They are: reforming our extremely expensive and inefficient health care system; reducing our currently unprecedented levels of economic inequality; rebuilding our aging infrastructure; and recovering our global leadership role to combat the existential threat posed by climate change. If we fail to address and resolve these problems, all talk of America as a "city on a hill" needs to cease.
  • CNBCs own 'Dr. Doom' Faber: 'Thank God white people populated America'

    10/17/2017 1:50:53 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 152 replies
    CNBC ^ | Jeff Cox | @JeffCoxCNBCcom
    Market doomsayer Marc "Dr. Doom" Faber has launched a racially charged diatribe in his latest newsletter, alleging that the U.S. is great primarily because it is ruled by white people. The eccentric Gloom, Boom & Doom report author, who often speaks on CNBC and other financial media, generally forecasting some type of market downturn, focused his latest comments on the racial conflicts happening around the country. (A CNBC spokesperson said it will not book him in the future.) "And thank God white people populated America, and not the blacks. Otherwise, the US would look like Zimbabwe, which it might look...
  • The Colored Patriots of the American Revolution - free download (history restoration)

    08/17/2017 4:44:45 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 5 replies
    The Colored Patriots of the American Revolution - full book/text downloadThe Colored Patriots of the American Revolution - free audiobook downloadThe Colored Patriots of the American Revolution - youtube playlistThe progressives are in full history revisionism at the moment, and predictably they have shifted their sights and aimed right toward the American Founding. They don't like this country and are going to do anything and everything to achieve their purpose. We don't have to put up with this or let them get away with it. But it is important to understand that prior history revisionism has led to and enabled...
  • [Christian nation?] Christianity is in the Constitution

    03/15/2017 3:29:14 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 33 replies
    apologeticspress.org ^ | by Dave Miller, Ph.D.
    Those who insist that America was not intended to be a “Christian nation” point to the obvious absence of specific directives regarding Christianity in the federal Constitution. The popular propaganda since the 1960s has been that “the irreligious Framers did not want the nation to retain any attachment to the Christian religion.” Such an assertion is a monstrous perversion of historical fact. The truth of the matter is that they were fearful of the potential interference by the federal government in its ability to place restrictions on the free exercise of the Christian religion. Consequently, they desired that the specifics...
  • The Silencing of God (Session 1) [Lessons re: America’s intimate connection to Christianity]

    03/15/2017 12:51:01 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 27 replies
    youtube (original sourcre: apologeticspress.org) ^ | Published on Jul 6, 2015 (on youtube) | By Dave Miller, Ph.D.
    Session #1 of "The Silencing of God" seminar introduces the sinister attempt to expunge manifestations of God, Christ, and the Bible from American life--in direct and stark contradiction to the original intentions of the Founders and Framers. The United States of America is undergoing swift transition as the forces of “political correctness” wage a vociferous culture war. Activist judges, secularist educators, morally bankrupt entertainers, and liberal politicians have teamed up to sell a sanitized version of America’s past. Their objective? To expunge every manifestation of God, Christ, and the Bible from American life. What has been the result of their...
  • 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...
  • Apple shipped 1,591,092,250 computers in its first 40 years, more than any computer company

    03/31/2016 11:24:38 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 40 replies
    Mac Daily News ^ | April 1, 2016 | Horace Dediu
    “In Apple’s first 40 years it shipped 1,591,092,250 computers,” Horace Dediu writes for Asymco. “This shipment total is higher than any other computer company in its first 40 years. Actually there are no other PC makers that are 40 years old. One computer maker (IBM) is older but they only sold PCs for 24 years and what they still sell they don’t sell in high numbers.” Dediu writes, “Combining the history of customer creation and customer preservation with the value obtained from each customer implies that the next 40 years will be about creating another large tranche of customers whose...
  • Honor the immigrant boy who would shape America

    07/04/2015 8:53:59 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | July 3, 2015 | Scott L. Montgomery
    Removing Alexander Hamilton from the $10 bill would be an injustice. THIS Fourth of July, as Americans contemplate their country’s birth and today’s global status, which founding father might they single out for celebration? Washington, Franklin, Jefferson, Madison would be likely choices. But they would be the wrong ones. For 200 years, the man who did most to set the United States on the path to prosperity and world power has been treated as a second-tier founder. Alexander Hamilton shares no granite on the face of Mount Rushmore, nor is he granted a monument or memorial in our nation’s Capitol....
  • White House: Gay marriage fulfills founding principles

    03/28/2013 9:08:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/28/13 | Michal Conger
    Gay marriage is an issue of equality that fulfills America’s founding principles, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said during Wednesday’s press briefing. Earnest was responding to a reporter who asked whether President Obama feels his stance on gay marriage has “cleared the way” for others to support it publicly, noting Sen. Portman’s decision to support gay marriage earlier this month after his son announced he was gay.
  • Weekend Vanity: A Few Books I'm Hanging Onto

    03/02/2013 1:18:46 PM PST · by dagogo redux · 31 replies
    3/2/13 | dagogo redux
    I’ve been an avid reader since childhood, and probably several thousand books have come and gone from my shelves over the decades. As with many other accumulated belongings, I’m getting to the age where the end is in sight, even if these perilous times pass, and society does get back on track. And so, last weekend I loaded many boxes of books into my pickup, and took them to sell for in-house credit at a local used book store. The money/credit was not that important to me - I mostly wanted to circulate the books back to people who might...
  • The Debate We Have to Win, Otherwise We Lose the Country

    02/23/2013 9:05:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 23, 2013 | Steve Deace
    Recently a discussion of this story about DC Comics being pressured by homosexual activists to fire one of its writers because he’s on the board of the National Organization of Marriage prompted vigorous debate on my Facebook wall. While perusing through the various comments, it was obvious there still exists much confusion in our country today about the term “rights.” There are two types of rights: unalienable and contractual. Sometimes referred to as a natural right (i.e. “the Laws of Nature and Nature’s God” reference from The Declaration of Independence), an unalienable right is a right that comes from God...
  • What Makes America Different?

    07/10/2012 1:18:52 PM PDT · by kathsua · 3 replies
    Towm Hall ^ | July 10, 2012 | Richard Larsen
    At the NATO Summit in Strasbourg, France, in 2009 our president said, "I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect that the Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism." Contrary to what some among us erroneously assume, American exceptionalism is not some obtuse reference to Americans being any better than anyone else in the world. It doesn’t mean that our products are somehow superior, or that we’re any more erudite than the inhabitants of any other country. It simply means that, as a nation, America was exceptional in how it was founded and the...
  • Os Guinness on Virtue in a Free Republic

    05/17/2012 1:28:30 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 18 replies
    blog.action.org ^ | May 17, 2012 | by RAY NOTHSTINE
    Right now I am reading an advanced copy of Os Guinness’s's A Free People’s Suicide: Sustainable Freedom and the American Future. The book will be released by IVP on August 6. It’s an essential read and I pledge to publish a future review for our PowerBlog readers. Guinness was interviewed in Religion & Liberty in 1998. In my recent talks around town I have been asking questions about our capacity and desire for self-government as a community and nation. I recently gave a local presentation on President Calvin Coolidge and he helped inspire a greater desire to ask the foundational...
  • Favorite Founding Father....

    07/03/2011 4:37:15 PM PDT · by gman992 · 98 replies · 1+ views
    070311 | Gman992
    Okay, who is everyone favorite founding father??
  • ABC's 'This Week': Founding Fathers Were 'Guys Who Didn't Give Women the Vote and Let Slavery Stand'

    07/03/2011 10:43:29 AM PDT · by Nachum · 72 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | Noel Sheppard
    ABC's "This Week" began its Independence Day weekend program with a segment that echoed Time magazine's cover story questioning whether the Constitution matters anymore. After historian Douglas Brinkley said, "We shouldn't act like [the Founding Fathers] were somehow omnipotent," ABC's John Donvan responded, "They were not gods, they were guys - guys who didn't give women the vote and let slavery stand" (video follows with transcript and commentary): DOUGLAS BRINKLEY, HISTORIAN: It's a very slippery slope to start cherry-picking your favorite golden oldie from the Founding Fathers and slapping it on to political speeches today. Democrats and Republicans quote from...
  • What Would the Founders Teach? (Are our schools teaching the principles of America's founding?)

    06/19/2011 7:06:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/18/2011 | Tony Woodlief
    There has been ample tongue-clucking about abysmal student scores on the civics and history portions of the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP), but the real scandal has gone unnoticed. It is certainly a shame that two-thirds of fourth-graders and nearly three-quarters of eighth-graders don’t know the purpose of the Declaration of Independence, and that over half of America’s high-school seniors score below the basic level on history. What’s worse, however, is that some of what students are expected to know about the principles of the American Founding is at odds with what the founders themselves believed. Fourth-graders, for...
  • Founding member of ELO killed in freak accident as giant runaway hay bale smashes into his van

    09/05/2010 8:39:36 PM PDT · by GSP.FAN · 66 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6th September 2010 | Kate Loveys
    A founding member of ELO has been killed in a freak accident when a giant hay bale rolled out of a field and landed on his van. Cellist Mike Edwards died instantly when the 50-stone cylindrical bale careered down a slope, flipped 15ft over a hedge and smashed on to the roof of his van. Mr Edwards, 62, was known for unconventional cello playing including plucking the strings with an orange or grapefruit and his bizarre customs which became a major ingredient of ELO, the Electric Light Orchestra.
  • Philadelphia Freedom Revisited

    08/24/2010 8:40:14 AM PDT · by AccuracyAcademia · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 24, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Having spent an inordinate portion of the summer reading the academic jottings of recently confirmed Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, it is refreshing to remember that there is another lady on the federal bench who really does know what it is all about. That would be U. S. Court of Appeals Judge Janice Rogers Brown. At the 46th annual meeting of the Philadelphia Society, she very succinctly described America’s founding principles. I had the pleasure of hearing those remarks in person which The Fund for American Studies received her permission to transcribe. “The historian Jacques Barzun divides the last 500...