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  • Bill Maher Rewrites and Ignores History to Pit the Founding Fathers Against the Tea Party

    01/18/2011 10:34:32 PM PST · by Walter Scott Hudson · 20 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | January 17, 2011 | Calvin Freiburger
    Left-wing satirist Bill Maher is taking his hatred of the Tea Party movement to the next level. Evidently epithets like crazy, stupid, and racist no longer satisfy him, and he’s decided it’s time to hit "teabaggers" where it really hurts: by mocking their reverence for America’s Founding Fathers, suggesting the Founders’ values aren’t their own: “[T]he Founding Fathers would have hated your guts…and what’s more, you would have hated them. They were everything you despise. They studied science, read Plato, hung out in Paris, and thought the Bible was mostly bullshit.” Maher got a crack in at the Founders as...
  • Why the Constitution vexes the left

    01/06/2011 2:25:02 AM PST · by Scanian · 25 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 5, 2011 | SETH LIPSKY
    The Republican plan to start off the first session of the new House of Representatives today with a reading of the United States Constitution is giving the left the fantods -- and with good reason. At Salon, Michael Lind gives us a piece headlined, "Let's stop pretending the Constitution is sacred." Ezra Klein, a Washington Post blogger, told a TV interviewer that the reading as a "gimmick" and suggested the Constitution isn't binding (though he later backpedaled). And David Corn, under the title "The House GOP Weaponizes the Constitution," argues that the Founding Fathers "wouldn't cotton to lawmakers exploiting their...
  • Democratic Aristocracy

    12/10/2010 7:54:23 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
    The American Conservative ^ | December 9, 2010 | Sean Scallon
    It’s rather dismaying to see the thoughtful and well-regarded online magazine Front Porch Republic being roiled by a series of articles written by editor John Medaille celebrating the virtues of monarchism as compared to democracy. I don’t believe John’s point was call for the U.S. to build its own Buckingham Palace or design its own crown and scepter, which will never happen in a million years. It was to simply show the follies of democratism as a guarantor of the public’s liberties compared to an enlightened king (one tyrant 3,000 miles away as compared to 3,000 tyrants one mile a...
  • New License Plate for Virginia | In God We Trust

    11/13/2010 5:48:06 PM PST · by RightSideNews · 30 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 11/13/10 | Right Side News
    IN GOD WE TRUST: Virginia Bill is sponsored in the Assembly by Valley legislators, Sen. Mark Obenshain and Del. Dickie Bell andrequires at least 350 pre-filed applications to be on hand for approval, we are urging Valley residents to file their applications as soon as possible.
  • Diversity vs. E Pluribus Unum

    10/31/2010 11:00:13 PM PDT · by Gum Shoe · 14 replies
    Red State Zombie ^ | October 22, 2010 | Red State Zombie
    Diversity. What a pleasant sounding word. I see colorful posters bearing the word placed in prominence around the office where I work. I often see the word applied in noble motto: “Strength in Diversity” or “Celebrate Diversity”. What a lovely sentiment. What could be wrong with that? I am a German American, whose original German-born ancestor arrived in the United States of America in 1853 following the death of his first wife. I’m quite sure his life in Germany was shattered. He came to America destitute, with small children in tow. He remarried an Ohio woman and settled in the...
  • If Obama Wants To Call Me A Radical…So Be It!

    10/26/2010 6:49:16 AM PDT · by Brittany Pounders · 7 replies ^ | October 26, 2010 | Brittany Pounders
    Am I a radical? Are you a radical? Are all freedom loving Americans who want the government to stick to their constitutional limits now to be labeled as extremist? This seems to be the case and perhaps is a new tactic used by the leftist and the Obama administration in an effort to disparage and disrupt the effect that the Tea Party and those involved with the conservative party are having on American politics. Abandoning the Oval Office in favor of campaigning for the Democrats, Obama’s latest stump speech reported by Breitbart: "US President Barack Obama on Friday branded Republicans...
  • How and When America Lost Its Way: Corporate America No Longer Represents “We The People”

    10/10/2010 2:46:26 PM PDT · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 14 replies ^ | October 9, 2010 | Lyle J. Rapacki, Ph.D.
    Editor's Note: Lyle J. Rapacki, Ph.D. is a frequent contributor to Rapacki is an independent intelligence analyst. The head of SENTINEL INTELLIGENCE SERVICES, LLC, Rapacki receives and disseminates critical intelligence and policy information from and to law enforcement, intelligence and homeland security officials, and government and community leaders; Rapacki is the author of dozens of white papers, bulletins and briefings, and he is frequently called on to share his expertise with public and private security directors and organizations. A History Lesson: How Elite Replaced Founding Fathers' Grand Vision Of A Republic With Corporate America by Lyle J. Rapacki, Ph.D....

    09/17/2010 8:35:34 PM PDT · by TheFreedomPoster · 15 replies
    Red County ^ | September 17, 2010 | Matthew Burke
    On September 17, 1787, the greatest political document in the history of mankind was established, the United States Constitution. Today, September 17, is Constitution Day! Simply put, the Constitution was created by "radical right-wingers" (or at least that's what the elitists in the ruling class would refer to them as) for two main purposes...
  • O'Donnell and the Founding Fathers

    09/17/2010 10:30:44 AM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 1 replies
    From SeaTto Shining Sea ^ | 9/17/10 | Purple Mountains
    As I was pondering the unexpected primary win of Christine O’Donnell in Delaware, and whether or not to donate to her campaign, I was reminded of what the signers of the Declaration of Independence had risked. They actually risked, as they put it, a “pledge to each other our lives, our Fortunes, & our sacred Honor”. They really meant that because, if the British won, these signers would all be hung. What am I risking by making a donation to O’Donnell? That she will lose, or that she will not carry out her pledge to the Tea Parties to be...
  • What the Tea Party Needs to Hear

    09/14/2010 6:20:42 AM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 17 replies
    Polycentric Order ^ | September 6, 2010 | Philip Hayes
    The Tea- Party has finally come to Comanche County. And so I suppose this is my cue to finally get involved. But before I do I would like to address a few things. In the first place its important to recognize that not all of the “founding fathers” were patriots. There was quite a large contingency of men during those formative years that were not in favor of liberty for mankind, nor for low taxation, nor for a limited government. Ben Franklin at one point put fourth the idea of doing away with the states entirely and having a single...
  • A Civil Religion: Is Islam Un-American?

    09/12/2010 11:13:30 AM PDT · by Silverfiddle · 18 replies
    Western Hero ^ | 12 September, 2010 | silverfiddle
    Build it or We'll Keeeeeel You! Imam Ralph came right out and said it to Soledad O'Brien when she asked him about the possibility of moving the mosque site:  Rauf gave a reply that boils down to a threat. Rauf said that if his Cordoba House does not get built on his chosen site near Ground Zero, “The headlines in the Muslim world will be that Islam is under attack.” As for the message Rauf’s words might impart to the many Americans who oppose his project, his warning doesn’t sound like bridge-building. It sounds like blackmail. (Forbes - Claudia Rosett) Doctor...
  • George Washington: Letter to the Roman Catholics

    09/10/2010 11:38:48 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 24 replies
    Teaching American History ^ | March 15, 1790 | George Washington
    Gentlemen: While I now receive with much satisfaction your congratulations on my being called, by an unanimous vote, to the first station in my country; I cannot but duly notice your politeness in offering an apology for the unavoidable delay. As that delay has given you an opportunity of realizing, instead of anticipating, the benefits of the general government, you will do me the justice to believe, that your testimony of the increase of the public prosperity, enhances the pleasure which I should otherwise have experienced from your affectionate address. I feel that my conduct, in war and in peace,...
  • No, Professor Ahmed, the Founders Were Not So Fond of Islam

    09/10/2010 8:05:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | September 10, 2010 | Laura Rubenfeld
    While doing the MSM circuit this week, American University professor Akbar Ahmed told some whoppers about Adams, Jefferson, and Franklin Akbar Ahmed, the chair of Islamic studies at American University, has advised many government officials, including General Petraeus, Richard Holbrooke, and George W. Bush. He speaks regularly on BBC and CNN, and has appeared on many U.S. shows, including Oprah and Nightline.To oppose the “burn the Quran” event planned by Pastor Terry Jones, Ahmed wrote an editorial for CNN in which he stated: Not only are the actions of Jones contrary to the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, but...
  • George Washington's Prophesy of America

    09/09/2010 9:59:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The father of our country, George Washington, was a man of prayer. We have all read of how he went to the thicket many times to pray during the winter his army was at Valley Forge. However, little publicity has been given to the vision and prophecy he received at that time. The account of this vision was given in 1859 by an old soldier. He gave it to a writer, Wesley Bradshaw, who published it. In the vision God revealed to George Washington that three great perils would come upon the Republic. He was given to know that America...
  • The Forgotten Man - Artist Jon McNaughton

    09/08/2010 7:28:34 AM PDT · by ChrisBoundsTX · 4 replies
    Liberty Juice ^ | 09/08/10 | Chris Bounds
    How would the Founding Fathers and the Presidents of the past react to Barak Obama’s trampling of the Constitution? What would their faces express and their body language tell you? Artist Jon McNaughton shows you: VideoDid you notice the expressions of progressive President’s that came before Obama, clapping and smiling?
  • Founding Fathers Come Alive

    09/08/2010 5:41:25 AM PDT · by AccuracyAcademia · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 8, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The funny thing about books that cover the Founding Fathers is that they generally only come alive when the authors quote their subjects. This is perhaps inevitable given that any writer will be at a disadvantage laying his own prose and conclusions beside theirs. It is a particular pitfall for academics, especially when they add their own interpretations alongside those of the luminaries. Richard H. Immerman of Temple is the latest brave soul to make such an effort in Empire For Liberty: A History of American Imperialism From Benjamin Franklin to Paul Wolfowitz. “Franklin identified six ‘Things’ in particular to...
  • Ground Zero Mosque: A Red Herring - And Irrelevant - Issue

    09/07/2010 12:26:04 PM PDT · by SixGun2010 · 12 replies
    Philadelphia Magazine ^ | September 7, 2010 | Chris Freind "Freindly Fire"
    A frequent, and well-founded, criticism of American journalism is that too many reporters focus more on a good story than telling the truth. To be fair, though, that label must also be applied to a large segment of the American people. Perhaps it’s because we’ve evolved into a quick-fix, instant-oatmeal society, or maybe it’s because tackling tough problems can seem hopelessly daunting. But maybe the main reason for the proliferation of red herring issues is that so many American politicians shamelessly take advantage of people’s fears, manipulating issues to their political --- and financial --- gain. Whatever the reason, it’s...
  • Constitutional Rights & Free Pizza

    09/07/2010 8:07:13 AM PDT · by AccuracyAcademia
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 7, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Accuracy in Academia is featuring a true patriot and accomplished writer at its Constitution Day author’s night. Allie Duzett is the author of How To Save America: A Tactical Guide For Practical Patriots. “We must devote the time it takes on a personal level to fully understand our Founding Fathers’ intent,” she writes. “It is appropriate for us all to be experts on Constitutional intent.” “We must invest our time to understand our founding documents, including not just the Constitution, but also the Declaration of Independence, the Federalist Papers, and the writings of all our Founding Fathers.” “We must learn...
  • The Real "Radicals"

    08/30/2010 8:19:50 AM PDT · by NetRight Nation · 1 replies
    NetRight Daily ^ | August 30, 2010 | Bill Wilson
    There was a time in the not-too-distant past — 234 years ago to be precise — when the ideas articulated by the tea party movement would have rightly been considered “radical.” Not just radical in their ideological composition, either, but radical in the more “irrational” sense — in that advancing these ideas was a good way to wind up dead. And that’s exactly what happened to more than 25,000 American Revolutionaries — patriots who gave their lives in order to provide the liberty we enjoy today (and which we now aspire to pass down to future generations). From its founding...

    08/20/2010 8:43:13 PM PDT · by TheFreedomPoster · 2 replies
    Red County ^ | August 20, 2010 | Matthew Burke
    Having moved into the life as a former candidate (WA-01), a citizen running for the first time, I can tell you that I’m pretty sick of the following phrases, “Well, that’s politics”, “It’s all about the money”, “We have to unite”, “Politics is dirty”, and “You can’t say that. You have to get the independent vote”. Do you think the Founding Fathers thought that way, or would accept working in such a political system?...
  • Why Does America Support Israel?

    08/19/2010 2:27:57 AM PDT · by Ari Bussel · 28 replies
    Israel: The Canary in the Coalmine by Norma Zager “I will insist the Hebrews have [contributed] more to civilize men than any other nation. If I was an atheist and believed in blind eternal fate, I should still believe that fate had ordained the Jews to be the most essential instrument for civilizing the nations…” John Adams Why in the world should anyone care about Israel? Even many Jewish people are “over it.” I mean what’s the point? Sure they invent great stuff there, but there are Jews everywhere so who needs Israel? It just causes more trouble for us...
  • Do We Still Know The Freedoms Intended For Us By The Founding Fathers? UPDATE: Thomas Sowell

    08/17/2010 12:49:47 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies ^ | August 17, 2010 | Jim Vicevich
    As I have said before and I will say again, this is the most critical election you will likely face in your lifetime. The ones who would rob you of your freedom, your liberty, all in the name of saving us from ourselves, always, and I mean always tell you who they are and what they intend to do. This video, via Hot Air, was put together by the Republican Study Committee and Congressman Tom Price. I have played each of these sound bites individually on the air, but this video puts it all together. Watch, and be affraid. Government,...
  • Obama's Founding Fathers

    08/15/2010 6:15:27 PM PDT · by dagogo redux · 10 replies
    Well, we all know of the self-disclosures from Obama's "Dreams From My Father," and we know of his recent and occasional public references to the Founding Fathers, but who are HIS "Founding Fathers"? I'll start the list with the most general, but feel free to join in. 1. Lucifer 2. Mohammed 3. Karl Marx
  • How many ways can progressives distort and rewrite history?

    08/09/2010 6:20:11 PM PDT · by RepublicnotaDemocracy · 7 replies
    Tenth Amendment Center ^ | 08-08-10 | Brion McClanahan
    How many ways can progressives distort and rewrite history? If you read a recent piece entitled “Doomed to Repeat History” by policy analyst Ian Millhiser at the progressive think tank Center for American Progress the answer would be countless. His inaccuracies, partisan propaganda, scare tactics, and mistruths scream for a response. Of course, the statist zombies who sop up progressive talking points will probably view Millhiser’s work as the trump card against “tentherism,” but that is the principal problem. Millhiser has no idea what he is talking about (surprise!). He does not understand the objectives of the Tenth Amendment movement...
  • WaPo Pooh-poohs patriotic courses being taught by Earl Taylor

    08/01/2010 8:44:58 PM PDT · by geraldmcg · 16 replies · 2+ views
    WebToday ^ | 8-1-10 | WebToday
    WaPo (The Washington Post) seems troubled lately over the growing popularity of patriotic courses being taught by Earl Taylor from the National Center for Constitutional Studies. Students are flocking to modest hotels where the courses are being taught, drinking in the history of our Founding Fathers and their vision for limited government, allowing individual citizens to pretty much govern themselves, exercising personal responsibility and embracing the work ethic, and not government largess. WaPo writer Krissah Thompson attempts to intellectually put down Teacher Taylor’s popular civil government class taught at the National Center for Constitutional Studies where students learn that what...
  • Ron Paul: Fed can't co-exist with freedom

    07/31/2010 4:28:56 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 55 replies · 1+ views
    Youtube ^ | RidleyReport
    Dr. Ron Paul explains why income tax and the FED are contradictory to individualist freedom. Most freepers disagree w/ Dr. Paul on foreign policy and I do too but this video is worth listening to.
  • American Heroes Part 1/3

    07/31/2010 1:58:35 AM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 2 replies · 2+ views
    This is a video made by someone who hates America. I thought we could have a heated discussion on this. I always knew Lincoln was a bad pres (destroyed state's rights forever) but is the info in this video accurate? The information sounds like it could be true or it could be out of context and fabricated but let's watch it and then discuss.
  • Our Era's Tom Paine - The Political Class vs. The Rest of Us

    07/30/2010 7:28:00 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 7 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/25/2010 | Jac McHugh
    Rush Limbaugh recently dedicated a substantial portion of his show to an incredible article by Angelo M. Codevilla in the current American Spectator: America's Ruling Class — And the Perils of Revolution. (Here's the text of Limbaugh's monologue.) Here's how important I think this article is: It makes me think of Thomas Paine's Common Sense. Published in January 1776, Paine's most portentuous work "fixed" in written words (like a fly is "fixed" in amber) a lot of things that people intuitively knew and felt but had never heard boldly stated in clear, plain English. And once the words had been...
  • John Hancock: A Neglected American Hero

    07/02/2010 10:41:45 PM PDT · by Salvation · 39 replies
    CE ^ | July 3rd, 2010 | Gary Scott Smith
    John Hancock: A Neglected American Hero July 3rd, 2010 by Dr. Gary Scott Smith As we celebrate the Fourth of July this year, our attention will once again turn to such luminaries as George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and Samuel Adams. However, another founder who made substantial contributions to American independence, John Hancock, is typically overlooked and underappreciated. Although he served as the first president of the Continental Congress, did more than any other man except Robert Morris to finance the American Revolution, presided over the Massachusetts convention that ratified the Constitution, and played a major role...
  • CITIZEN JOURNALISM: Founding Catholic [Father]

    07/05/2010 12:23:17 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 6 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Friday, July 3, 2009
    Charles Carroll of Carrollton (1737-1832), the only Catholic to sign the Declaration of Independence, also served as a diplomat to Canada, a U.S. senator and a Maryland state senator. He was the last of the signers of the Declaration to die. Bradley Birzer is the Russell Amos Kirk Chair in American history and director of American studies at Hillsdale College in Michigan. His book "American Cicero: The Life of Charles Carroll" is scheduled for release Feb. 15, and can be pre-ordered on Q: What role did Charles Carroll's faith play in his political life? A: A huge role. Prior...
  • The Men Who Brought Us Independence Day

    07/03/2010 9:05:46 PM PDT · by CaroleL · 11 replies ^ | 07/04/10 | CaroleL
    In honor of Independence Day, take the Founding Fathers Quiz. Find out how much you know about the men who lead the American colonies toward independence and through the first few years as the United States of America This quiz will test your knowledge of some of the most important men in American history and the roles they played during those first turbulent years. Take the quiz now.
  • God in the State Constitutions (All 50 State Constitutions Mention God)

    07/03/2010 7:38:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    GOD IN THE STATE CONSTITUTIONS The subject of God in the Constitution arises from time to time, and this site deals with the topic specificallyelsewhere. However, another question also arises: how is God referenced, if at all, in state constitutions? This list is not guaranteed to be exhaustive, but it attempts to be. Using the most recent version of each state's constitution, these words were searched for: God, Lord, Creator, Christ. Other variations were recorded when noted. Each instance is noted below, alphabetically by state name. Copied portions are excerpts only — only the sentence with the term in...
  • Ron Paul: 13th Amendment bans income tax

    06/28/2010 7:49:04 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 203 replies · 2+ views
    Youtube ^ | June 27, 2010 | RidleyReport
    Who agrees and who disagrees with Dr. Paul? I would like to see income tax abolished (it is socialism light) but what say other Freepers? Watch the video of course.
  • The Feuding Fathers

    06/26/2010 7:02:43 AM PDT · by Palter · 17 replies
    WSJ ^ | 26 June 2010 | Ron Chernow
    In the American imagination, the founding era shimmers as the golden age of political discourse, a time when philosopher-kings strode the public stage, dispensing wisdom with gentle civility. We prefer to believe that these courtly figures, with their powdered hair and buckled shoes, showed impeccable manners in their political dealings. The appeal of this image seems obvious at a time when many Americans lament the partisan venom and character assassination that have permeated the political process. Unfortunately, this anodyne image of the early republic can be quite misleading. However hard it may be to picture the founders resorting to rough-and-tumble...
  • Founders' Friday- James Madison

    06/20/2010 7:39:56 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 8 replies
    Glenn Beck ^ | June 11th
    ounding Father James Madison was not an imposing figure, standing only about 5 foot, 4 inches and weighing less than 100 pounds. He may not have been imposing to look at, but he was an intellectual force to be reckoned with. He is also often referred to as the "father of the Constitution."
  • GOP candidate declares war against U.S.? (*BARF ALERT*)

    06/15/2010 5:20:12 AM PDT · by markomalley · 57 replies · 1,283+ views
    PMS-LSD ^ | 6/15/2010 | Mark Murray
    Rick Barber -- a Tea Party Republican competing in a congressional run-off down in Alabama -- is airing the first TV ad this reporter can remember that advocates taking up arms against the United States. Seriously. In the ad (below), Barber has a discussion with men dressed up as America's founding fathers. "I would impeach him," Barber says at the beginning, obviously a reference to impeaching President Obama. Barber continues, "Today we have an Internal Revenue Service that enforces what they call a 'progressive' income tax... Now this same IRS is going to force us to buy health insurance, cram...
  • Founding Fathers have a new fan base that is growing daily

    06/05/2010 2:13:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies · 1,250+ views
    The Sarasota Herald-Tribune ^ | June 5, 2010 | Krissah Thompson (The Washington Post)
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Earl Taylor has spent 31 years teaching that "the Founding Fathers have answers to nearly every problem we have in America today." Only in recent months has he found so many eager students. On a recent Saturday, he held the rapt attention of 70 of them. The eight-hour seminar held at a roadside inn here was one of half a dozen "Making of America" sessions nationwide that day, all sponsored by a little-known organization based in Idaho. Two years ago, Taylor, president of the National Center for Constitutional Studies, made about 35 trips to speak to small...
  • The Offensive Founding Documents

    06/05/2010 4:32:32 AM PDT · by GregNH · 12 replies · 707+ views
    iOwnTheWorld ^ | June 4 2010 | illustr8r
    If you read yesterday’s thread in George Washington, “Oops! My, bad” you might have seen this mentioned by @racist. He bought a copy of the Constitution from Amazon, and upon reviewing his purchase, read a shocking statement from the publisher inside the book. He was kind enough to scan the page for iOTW and it is for real. Here is the book’s page on If you read the reviews-other folks are surprised/shocked/angered too. Why does Amazon still use A&D Publishing/Wilder Publications if their product is defective and biased? You might want to ask them. Or, maybe you’d like to...
  • Your Nation's Past: Will You Reclaim It?

    05/30/2010 7:43:25 AM PDT · by bloodmeridian · 8 replies · 160+ views
    Feed Your ADHD ^ | 5/30/2010 | Snarky Basterd
    There once was once a land far away, where principled men established a civilization like no other seen before. It was a place where the rule of law allowed for human beings, endowed by their creator, to set forth on their own journeys, to pursue their own interests, to hone their own talents and succeed by the comforting sweat of their own brows and the rewarding agony of their own thoughts. It is a civilization that long ago became shrouded by misguided "progressiveness" in the name of an ever throttling elitist class. How do we get back? We can follow...
  • It's Not Living But It's Definitely NOT Dead!

    05/25/2010 6:33:10 AM PDT · by Brittany Pounders · 17 replies · 274+ views ^ | May 25, 2010 | Brittany Pounders
    In a previous article I laid out the groundwork for why our Constitution is not a document that is to be read and interpreted at will. We have a Judicial system that for many years has perverted the Constitution and the intent behind it to fit certain liberal philosophies. Those of us who are Constitutional Conservatives believe that our Constitution is much like a contract that outlines terms and conditions for our government, giving clear perimeters in terms of where federal government may reach and set boundaries that are out of their jurisdiction and are to be left to the...
  • 28 Fundamental Principles of the Founding Fathers

    05/20/2010 11:39:50 AM PDT · by JimBobWay · 33 replies · 577+ views
    Volusia 9/12 Project ^ | 1776 | The Founding Fathers
    Discover the 28 fundamental beliefs of the Founding Fathers which they said must be understood and perpetuated by every people who desired peace, prosperity, and freedom... These beliefs have made possible more progress in 200 years than was made previously in over 5,000 years. Thus the title "The 5,000 Year Leap". The following is a brief overview of the principles found in The 5,000 Year Leap, and one chapter is devoted to each of these 28 principles... Read more at:
  • What's with conservatives' fetish for the Founding Fathers?

    05/11/2010 8:53:29 AM PDT · by pissant · 106 replies · 2,330+ views
    Salon ^ | 5/11/10 | Gabriel Winant
    It's pretty revealing that, when casting about for a plan to oppose Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan, the Republican National Committee decided to accuse her of not loving the Constitution enough. The item that the RNC thought was so dynamite? Kagan had quoted her mentor, Justice Thurgood Marshall, on the subject of the "defective" Constitution -- that is, the document that allowed slavery, denied women the vote, etc. Alex Pareene already took the RNC to the woodshed yesterday over this ridiculous argument. (Even in backtracking, the RNC seemed to dismiss, or not know about, Marshall's crucial role in overturning segregation,...
  • Who's Your Daddies? Part 1

    05/11/2010 6:18:55 AM PDT · by Brittany Pounders · 18 replies · 528+ views ^ | May 11, 2010 | Brittany Pounders
    I have a big problem. It shadows me daily and I think I might need help. It seems that I can’t ever walk away from a debate, specifically on a political issue that I believe strongly in… and those are numerous. One debate that particularly continues to get under my skin happens when a liberal gets backed into the corner and is forced to confront his belief against the Constitution and all that it covers and he immediately reverts to the old line, “Well, the Constitution is a living document and is meant to grow with the times.” Yet, I’ve...
  • Endowed by Our Creator

    05/06/2010 10:02:28 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 1 replies · 149+ views
    "To the distinguished Character of Patriot, it should be our highest Glory to add the more distinguished Character of Christian. The signal Instances of providential Goodness which we have experienced and which have now almost crowned our labours with complete Success, demand from us in a peculiar manner the warmest returns of Gratitude and Piety to the Supreme Author of all Good." --George Washington Today is National Prayer Day. In 1775, on the eve of Revolution, the First Continental Congress called for "a day of publick humiliation, fasting, and prayer." Apparently, our Founders saw a national day of prayer as...
  • Cool Virtual Video of FOUNDING FATHER Patrick Henry: “Give me Liberty, or give me Death!” Speech

    05/04/2010 1:53:41 PM PDT · by FactReal · 9 replies · 323+ views ^ | 4/29/2010 | FactReal
    Great virtual video! PATRICK HENRY, first and sixth post-colonial Governor of Virginia, gave his famous and fiery speech before the Virginia Convention on March 23, 1775 imploring his fellow Americans to take up arms against the British colonialists that ended in the immortal lines "Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death!" [youtube=";"] link: link: more
  • Benjamin Franklin thoughts on the poor in 1766...

    04/28/2010 11:52:42 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 9 replies · 885+ views
    HistoryCarper ^ | Wednesday April 28, 2010
    The Encouragement of Idleness For the LONDON CHRONICLE. To Messieurs the PUBLIC and CO. I am one of that class of people that feeds you all, and at present is abus'd by you all; -- in short I am a Farmer..... "......For my own part, I am not so well satisfied of the goodness of this thing.I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. -- 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. In...
  • Was America created to be a Christian nation?

    04/24/2010 9:26:19 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 22 replies · 431+ views ^ | 04/24/2010 | Bill Ellis
    One of the lead stories on ABC-TV evening news, April 20, 2010, raised questions about our early leader's plan for America to be a Christian nation. We can debate this issue endlessly. My suggestion is to look at the record. There was no attempt in the separation of church and state question to ever remove religion from its rightful place. That whole debate was to make sure that the state had no authority over the church. There is every indication that our leaders expected Christianity to be the leading religion of this new nation. Harvard University, founded in 1636, was...
  • Separation of Church + State Myth: Founding Fathers True View On Religion's Role In Government

    04/24/2010 3:08:51 AM PDT · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 10 replies · 399+ views ^ | Sept. 6, 2008 | Daniel T. Zanoza and Julia Mary Zanoza
    AUTHORS' NOTE: Recently, a federal judge ruled that the National Day of Prayer is unconstitutional. The following article was written over a decade ago, after months of research. The essay details how the term "separation of church and state" has been intentionally misinterpreted by judicial activists. This has led to the false conception of the constitutional framers' intent regarding religion's role in government and, for proof, the authors voluminously quote from the Founding Fathers themselves, including a reference to a private letter then-President Thomas Jefferson wrote using that phrase. Since the 1940's, the term "separation of church and state" has...
  • What Would Jefferson Do?

    04/19/2010 4:18:41 PM PDT · by ConservativeHideout · 9 replies · 246+ views
    Conservative Hideout ^ | 4-19-10 | Ken
    With all that has happened in the last year and ˝ you can be sure that the founding fathers have rolled in their graves. I’ve recently found it useful to suppose what Thomas Jefferson might write if he were alive today. While I cannot pretend to write with the genius he possessed, I can put to paper the spirit of what he would say; or at least my impression of it. The following is my analysis of his words, and what he might say today including his encouragements to us. When Thomas Jefferson wrote that, “experience hath shewn, that mankind...
  • Leftwing Hypocrisy on Standing Armies Used Against Citizens

    04/14/2010 12:09:43 PM PDT · by Welshman007 · 139 replies · 1,743+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 4/14/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    In the current controversy over the 80,000-troop 'Consequence Management Response Force' that is charged in part with 'helping with civil unrest,' the hypocrisy of the Leftwing has become abundantly clear when it comes to standing armies being used against American citizens. The program was planned and the first stage was implemented under the administration of George W. Bush. At that time the program involved only one brigade of the 3rd infantry at Fort Stewart. Since 2008 the program has been expanded to include personnel from all branches of the military, far beyond Fort Stewart, and far beyond the meager 6000...