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  • Roger Sherman, & the importance of gold & silver

    08/02/2020 3:07:32 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 5 replies
    American Minute ^ | July 23, 2020 | Bill Federer
    He was the only person to sign all four of these America's founding documents: Articles of Association, 1774; Declaration of Independence, 1776; Articles of Confederation, 1777; U.S. Constitution, 1787. Who was he? Roger Sherman. At age 19, Roger Sherman's father died and he supported his family as a shoe cobbler, helping his two younger brothers to attend college and become clergymen. Roger Sherman was a surveyor and merchant, but when a neighbor needed legal advice, he studied to help, only to be inspired to become a lawyer. Sherman was elected a state senator, a judge and a delegate to the...
  • How Public Schools Paved The Way For Americans To Believe The 1619 Project

    07/30/2020 7:51:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 30, 2020 | Auguste Meyrat
    In a time of social strife and ahistorical grievance narratives, a properly informed patriotism is sorely needed to restore our national sense of unity. In response to numerous schools adopting a history curriculum based on The New York Times’s 1619 Project, Sen. Tom Cotton proposed a bill that would deny them federal funding. The 1619 Project is a series of essays asserting that the United States was founded on slavery and that its institutions continue to discriminate against black Americans. The curriculum is designed to introduce these arguments and themes to the classroom.Several prominent historians have criticized the 1619 Project’s...
  • Founding Fathers Strapped Down In Graves To Prevent Further Spinning

    07/29/2020 5:10:55 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 12 replies ^ | July 29th, 2020 | unk
    U.S.—In an attempt to tackle the unprecedented and growing phenomena of historical figures spinning rapidly in their graves, federal officials have begun strapping down the Founding Fathers at several historical sites.
  • Renowned priest calls on pro-life Americans to ‘make it their first priority…to re-elect President Trump’

    07/27/2020 11:19:43 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | July 27, 2020 | LifeSite News Staff
    Renowned priest calls on pro-life Americans to ‘make it their first priority…to re-elect President Trump’ MP>TITUSVILLE, Florida, July 27, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – On Sunday, July 26, which marked the 100-day point until the completion of Elections 2020, Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, called on pro-life Americans to “make it their first priority, as it will be mine, to re-elect President Trump.” “With 100 days left until Election Day, November 3, 2020, I call upon all of my fellow patriots who embrace pro-life and conservative principles to put aside, as much as possible, all other activities and...
  • Were the Founding Fathers White Supremacists? Liberals Seem To Think So

    07/06/2020 5:21:40 PM PDT · by Aquamarine · 15 replies ^ | July 2, 2020 | Matt Philman
    Lest we forget that the left considers the American founding our original sin, a recent string of articles, lawsuits, and so-called “activism” is taking aim at America’s founding fathers. They were too white, too male, not woke enough, some owned slaves. And anyway, the Constitution is silent on gender fluidity. On June 1, James Madison Memorial High School senior Mya Berry launched a petition to shorten the name of their school -- erasing Madison’s name from it entirely. Apparently, the school’s name made Berry feel “more than unsafe.” The proposed name-change would, according to Berry, comprise a remedy for several...
  • Trump’s Mount Rushmore Speech Has Already Saved Statues

    07/06/2020 6:58:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 6, 2020 | David Marcus
    Something remarkable happened over the weekend after President Trump gave his address at Mount Rushmore. As was to be expected, the mainstream media deplored the speech as “dark and divisive,” but it was also immediately effective. Here’s how. In order to absurdly portray Trump’s speech as a racist appeal to disaffected white voters, the media and the Democrats had to pretend that Trump was only defending confederate statues when he spoke about our nation’s monuments. Now, this is obviously an outright and outrageous lie, but in this case the perfidy of fake fact outfits like the New York Times and...
  • Joy Reid Show Combines Ignorance of American History with Death Wish for Donald Trump

    07/04/2020 11:59:25 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    With Joy Reid poised to take over Chris Matthews' former weekday slot on MSNBC, Reid's weekend show was guest-hosted today by Tiffany Cross, who's been a regular guest there. It didn't take long for Cross to demonstrate that the show's level would not be elevated should she become Reid's permanent replacement. The very first segment, dedicated to a discussion of President Trump's Mt. Rushmore rally, served up a rancid stew, combining Cross's ignorance of American history with nothing short of a . . . a death wish for President Trump. Get the rest of the story and view the video...
  • One Nation Under God

    07/04/2020 7:14:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | July 4, 2020 | Michael Youssef
    This weekend, we celebrate the founding of the greatest nation in the world. We honor the men and women who dedicated—and often sacrificed—their lives to create the land of the free and home of the brave and have defended it for nearly two-and-a-half centuries. I love this country. I join you in celebrating it. But I find myself asking: Is America still the land of the free and the home of the brave? Or is our nation dangerously adrift on a sea of complacency and immorality? Too often we are content to think only of our families and ourselves, ignoring...
  • Happy 244th Birthday, America

    07/03/2020 11:56:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | July 3, 2020 | Chris Talgo
    On July 2, 1776, the world changed forever. The Second Continental Congress voted to formally sever ties with the British Empire. America was officially born. On that day, John Adams wrote the following to his wife, Abigail: “The second day of July, 1776 will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with...
  • Why Christians Should Read the Pagan Classics - Reason 5: NATURAL LAW

    05/13/2020 2:31:18 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 6 replies
    Memoria Press ^ | Summer 2012 | Cheryl Lowe
    REASON #5: NATURAL LAW What did the first Continental Congress mean when it appealed to “the immutable laws of nature,” or Thomas Jefferson when he referred to the “Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God and the unalienable rights of man”? Natural law. The principle of natural law is embedded in Western civilization, the Declaration of Independence, and our whole history as a nation. The concept of natural law was first articulated by Aristotle in Rhetoric, where Aristotle notes that, aside from the “particular” laws that each people has set up for itself, there is a “common” law that is...
  • Charlottesville will observe holiday marking the end of slavery in place of Jefferson's birthday in historic first

    03/02/2020 12:31:45 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03 02 2020 | Aris Folley
    The city of Charlottesville, Va., will celebrate a holiday commemorating the end of slavery this year instead of Thomas Jefferson’s birthday. According to The Washington Post, Jefferson’s birthday had been recognized annually by the city for more than 70 years. The move comes months after the local city council voted to drop the official holiday celebrating his birthday, April 13, in place of Liberation and Freedom Day on March 3, which marks the day in 1865 when Union troops emancipated slaves. Three of the council’s four members voted in favor of taking Jefferson’s birthday off the calendar. Kathy Galvin, the...
  • Georgia Day and the Story of America

    02/12/2020 6:11:53 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 3 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | February 12, 2020 AD | John F Di Leo
    On February 12, 1733, James Oglethorpe disembarked from the Anna, a ship full of British settlers, at a site near present-day Savannah, officially founding the settlement that became the Georgia colony. Georgia was the 13th colony to be established, of the group that became the United States of America, 43 years later. Just like its neighbors, Georgia was built by British settlers who were to spend the following generations building farms and ranches, towns and cities, churches and businesses. Georgia was to see the spread of civilization, from the Atlantic coast inland, and produce many of America’s great talents -...
  • Benjamin Franklin and the Glass Armonica

    01/18/2020 12:33:57 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 12 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | January 17, 2020 A.D. | John F Di Leo
    On February 18, 1762, at Spring Gardens in England, a 19-year-old musician named Marianne Davies gave a concert that introduced the world to a brand new, fascinating musical instrument: a row of delicate tuned glass bowls in a beautifully-finished wooden chest, mounted horizontally on a long spindle, called a glass armonica. As she came from a musical family, Miss Davies herself was already somewhat well known around London’s musical circles. Her father was a composer and flautist, and she and her sister had been performing – both singing and playing instruments – since childhood. But this particular concert was news:...
  • The Founders Feared Tyranny More Than Partisan Rancor: Because fierce division is a right and expectation in free societies

    12/24/2019 8:20:36 AM PST · by Perseverando · 10 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | December 24, 2019 | Bruce Thornton
    Maybe it’s the Christmas season, or maybe it’s the grotesquely rabid partisanship of the Democrat impeachment follies, but we’re hearing a lot of moaning and groaning about “partisan rancor” and what a threat it is to our “democracy.” But tyranny, not “partisan rancor,” is what we should fear, for freedom is the foundational good that our government was designed to protect. An example of this misunderstanding about partisanship can be found in some comments by a very smart political analyst. He writes that the “partisan bitterness that is dividing us into two warring camps . . . is the greatest...
  • 21-year-old patriot Nathan Hale "I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country"

    12/10/2019 9:56:04 AM PST · by Perseverando · 26 replies
    American Minute ^ | September 22, 2019 | Bill Federer
    "I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country" were the last words of 21-year-old American patriot Nathan Hale, who was hanged by the British without a trial on SEPTEMBER 22, 1776. A Yale graduate, 1773, Nathan Hale almost became a Christian minister, as his brother Enoch did, but instead became a teacher at Union Grammar School. When the Revolutionary War began in 1775, Nathan Hale joined a Connecticut militia and served in the siege of Boston. On July 4, 1775, Hale received a letter from his Yale classmate, Benjamin Tallmadge, who became General Washington's...
  • "Whatever strikes at the root of Christianity, tends manifestly to the dissolution of civil (tr)

    12/09/2019 4:53:49 PM PST · by Perseverando · 6 replies
    American Minute ^ | September 21, 2019 | Bill Federer
    Full title: "Whatever strikes at the root of Christianity, tends manifestly to the dissolution of civil government"-Justice James Kent Chief Justice James Kent explained in People v. Ruggles, 1811, what made OATHS effective: "In Taylor's case ... the court ... said, that Christianity was parcel of the law, and to cast contumelious reproaches upon it, tended to weaken the foundation of moral obligation, and the efficacy (effectiveness) of OATHS." This view was held by President and Commander-in-Chief George Washington, who stated in his Farewell Address, September 19, 1796: "Let it simply be asked where is the security for prosperity, for...
  • Fisher Ames "A democracy is a volcano which conceals the fiery materials of its own destruction."

    11/26/2019 8:31:44 PM PST · by Perseverando · 7 replies
    American Minute ^ | September 20, 2019 | Bill Federer
    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." Fisher Ames contrasted MONARCHY with a REPUBLIC (Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essays, Second Series, chp. 7-"Politics," 1844, p. 97; Library...
  • Courage of a Forgotten Founding Father - John Langdon

    11/26/2019 8:19:06 PM PST · by Perseverando · 7 replies
    American Minute ^ | September 18, 2019 | Bill Federer
    John Langdon was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, in 1741 and grew up as a member of the North Congregational Church, where his distant relative, future Harvard President Rev. Samuel Langdon was pastor from 1747-1774. Other notable individuals who had worshiped at the North Congregational Church include: -William Whipple - Signer of Declaration of Independence; -Daniel Webster - Secretary of State; -John Paul Jones - Navy hero; and -George Washington - first President. At the age of 22, John Langdon became a sea captain, like his older brother Woodbury Langdon. They sailed back and forth to the West Indies for...
  • What Kind of Justice would James Madison appoint to the Supreme Court?

    11/26/2019 2:36:18 PM PST · by Perseverando · 15 replies
    American Minute ^ | September 10, 2019 | Bill Federer
    His father was a Boston Tea Party "Indian." He graduated second in his class from Harvard. He was a U.S. Representative, then was elected Massachusetts Speaker of the House. At age 32, he was the youngest Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, appointed by President James Madison. His name was Joseph Story, and he died SEPTEMBER 10, 1845. Justice Joseph Story served on the Supreme Court for 34 years. His appointment to the Supreme Court by Madison is significant, as Madison was instrumental in the writing the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. Justice Joseph Story helped establish the illegality...
  • Ben Franklin's Response to the First Great Awakening

    11/12/2019 10:37:14 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 8 replies
    Charisma Magazine ^ | July 2 2018 | Eddie Hyatt
    In a letter dated July 2, 1756, Benjamin Franklin presented a proposal to George Whitefield, the most famous preacher of the Great Awakening, that they partner together to establish a Christian colony "in the Ohio," which was frontier at the time. In the letter, Franklin expressed confidence that God would give them success in such a project, "If we undertook it with a sincere regard to his honor." For the next 30 years, they carried on a lively and open correspondence. Whitefield often spoke about faith in Christ and admonished Franklin to make sure he was prepared for the next...