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  • Today in U.S. military history: Benedict Arnold's massacre in Connecticut

    09/06/2019 8:37:43 AM PDT · by fugazi · 6 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | 6 September 2019 | Chris Carter
    Today’s post is in honor of Marine LCpl. Michael T. Badsing who was killed on this date in 1965 by enemy small-arms fire in South Vietnam. The 20-year-old Chicago native served with C Company, 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, 3rd Marine Division. 1781: Hoping to divert Gen. George Washington from marching against Lord Cornwallis’ forces now trapped in Virginia, two battalions of British soldiers — including American Loyalist forces under the command of Brig. Gen. Benedict Arnold — assault New London, Conn.. The redcoats easily capture Fort Trumbull, but across the Thames River, the heavily outnumbered defenders of Fort Griswold fiercely...
  • Battle of Brooklyn Heights & Providential Fog that allowed Washington's Army to Escape!

    08/27/2019 12:22:29 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 6 replies
    American Minute ^ | August 27, 2019 | Bill Federer
    King George III's British army was forced to evacuate Boston. They headed to New York. General George Washington responded by moving American troops to Long Island, New York and fortifying Brooklyn Heights. Enthusiasm was high as Washington's ranks swelled to nearly 20,000. Before long, hundreds of British ships filled New York's harbor, carrying 32,000 troops. It was one of the largest invasion forces in history to that date. The thousands of wooden masts of the British ships were described as looking like a forest of trees. Washington wrote to his younger brother John Augustine Washington, May 31, 1776: "We expect...
  • How the Left Gets the Statue of Liberty Poem Wrong - Greenfield

    08/22/2019 5:33:50 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 19 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | August 22, 2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    How the Left Gets the Statue of Liberty Poem Wrong No, it’s not a mandate to wreck America. August 22, 2019 Daniel Greenfield 3 Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism. Being a writer means never knowing what you might be remembered for. Or how badly. That poem that Emma Lazarus became famous for was forgotten, remembered again, and has been misused, quoted out of context and transformed into a battle cry for open borders and a disastrous immigration policy. Its lines about...
  • U.S. Military & Commanders-in-Chief: Role of Biblical Faith in America's Armed Forces

    08/19/2019 12:03:53 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 1 replies
    American Minute ^ | August 17, 2019 | Bill Federer
    Yale President Ezra Stiles addressed Connecticut's General Assembly, May 8, 1783, regarding General George Washington being chosen to command the Continental Army: "The memorable battle of Bunker Hill. (June 17, 1775) ... convinced us ... that Americans both would and could fight with great effect. ... Whereupon Congress put at the head of this spirited army, the only man (George Washington), on whom the eyes of all Israel were placed ... This American JOSHUA was raised up by God, and divinely formed by a peculiar influence of the Sovereign of the Universe, for the great work of leading the armies...
  • Shaping the Presidency Part IV

    08/15/2019 1:26:14 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 1 replies
    ArticleVBlog ^ | August 15th 2019 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Subtitle: June 4th. Benjamin Franklin - “The first man at the helm will be a good one. The road to the Framers’ Electoral College was . . . arduous. At the open of today’s business, again in the committee-of-the-whole, one man would hold the executive office, be elected by the House of Representatives, and would remain in office for one seven-year term. His duty was to execute the law and the executive powers granted to Congress in the Articles of Confederation. One and all knew perfectly well who was to be the first good man in the executive office. We...
  • Was George Washington Really a Christian?

    07/11/2019 11:25:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/11/2019 | Jerry Newcombe
    In a San Francisco high school named after the father of our country, George Washington, a large mural of him that has been around for decades is now being painted over because some were offended by it. As the cultural Marxists in the thrall of political correctness take over more and more of the institutions of our nation, we can expect this kind of scrubbing away of our heritage. George Washington sacrificed a lot to win us our freedoms. But today, he is being cast down by some of the “social justice warriors” as if he was more of a...
  • Self-righteous assaults on America's history make the U.S. a lesser nation

    07/08/2019 4:04:29 PM PDT · by jeb184 · 10 replies
    CDN - Communities Digital News ^ | 07/08/2019 | Allan C. Brownfeld
  • San Francisco to spend over $600K to paint over George Washington mural some considered offensive

    07/05/2019 1:21:37 PM PDT · by Syncro · 96 replies
    staradvertiser.com ^ | July 4, 2019 Updated 2:12 p.m. | AP
    San Francisco will spend up to $600,000 to paint over historical artwork at a public school depicting the life of George Washington, a mural once seen as educational and innovative but now criticized as racist and degrading for its depiction of black and Native American people. The “Life of Washington” was painted by Victor Arnautoff, one of the foremost muralists in the San Francisco area during the Depression. The San Francisco School Board’s decision to paint over the 83-year-old mural is prompting some to worry that other artwork from the so-called New Deal era could face a similar fate because...
  • San Francisco liberals censor Life of George Washington and WPA art

    07/05/2019 12:44:00 PM PDT · by jeb184 · 20 replies
    CDN - Communities Digital News ^ | 07/05/19 | Jacquie Kubin
    Censorship is the first step toward liberal tyranny. First, liberals came for the Confederate Flag. Then the statues of our Confederate leaders. Classic literature is being censored (10 Literary Classics That Have Been Banned). Now, like-minded liberal groups who defend Robert Mapplethorpe or Andres Serrano’s artistic images of the Christian Crucifix submerged in urine, want to destroy the Americana art of the 1940’s. Victor Arnautoff is one of the foremost muralists in the San Francisco area during the Depression. His work of art The Life of George Washington is from the “New Deal” era. Its erasure is just the next...
  • George Washington desperately turned to dentures made of hippo ivory and 'slave teeth' [tr]

    07/05/2019 10:12:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 5, 2019 | Tim Collins
    One of the most enduring myths about George Washington is that his dentures were made of wood. While this tall tale isn't backed up in truth, Washington's problems with his dental hygiene are long-chronicled and are likely to have cause the leader great pain. What we do know is that Washington turned to dentures made of hippo ivory and human 'slave teeth' to try and cure his woes. The true story is revealed in an in-depth article by William Maloney, clinical associate professor of dentistry at New York University for The Conversation.
  • Something San Francisco This Way Comes

    07/05/2019 7:02:09 AM PDT · by Twotone · 46 replies
    American Spectator ^ | July 5, 2019 | Daniel Flynn
    The San Francisco School Board last week authorized $600,000 in spending to destroy a mural depicting George Washington at a high school named for him. “It’s rude and disrespectful to people’s cultures,” a junior at the school told the San Francisco Chronicle. The school board president agrees. “I think the images are really harmful,” Stevon Cook explains. “But I do understand the sensitivity about it being art. It’s a difficult position to be in.” The board’s vice president, Mark Sanchez, maintains, “Painting it over represents not only a symbolic fresh start, but a real fresh start.” The censorship follows the...
  • Was the U.S. Constitution ratified by "Christian" States?

    07/02/2019 11:01:34 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 4 replies
    American Minute ^ | June 21, 2019 | Bill Federer
    George Washington dictated a "talk" to the Cherokee Nation, August 29, 1796: “Beloved Cherokees, The wise men of the United States meet together once a year, to consider what will be for the good of all their people ... I have thought that a meeting of your wise men once or twice a year would be alike useful to you ... I now send my best wishes to the Cherokees, and pray the Great Spirit to preserve them.” Twelve of the original 13 states sent delegates to Philadelphia. (Rhode Island boycotted the Convention.) Instead of rewriting the Articles of Confederation,...
  • San Francisco school board votes to destroy controversial Washington High mural

    07/01/2019 3:37:04 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 36 replies
    SFChronicle ^ | June 26, 2019 | Jill Tucker
    The San Francisco school board unanimously voted Tuesday to destroy a controversial school mural featuring slaves and a dead Native American, saying the removal equates to necessary reparations for historic wrongs. The board voted to paint over the mural at Washington High School but added a caveat, leaving the door open to the possibility of obscuring the mural with panels if painting it results in long delays from legal challenges or other issues. The preference, however, is to destroy it, board members said. “It might be art and it can also be racist; it can be both,” said board member...
  • "The Crossing" (George Washington, American history video)

    06/09/2019 10:10:03 AM PDT · by 4Liberty · 17 replies
    youtube ^ | 2000 | Robert Harmon, director
    "The Crossing (2000) - George Washington (Jeff Daniels) leads his troops across the Delaware River to attack the Hessians on Christmas Night 1776."
  • BUSTED: Mount Vernon Debunks Politico's Fake News Story About Trump's Visit To Washington's Estate

    04/10/2019 7:34:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 10, 2019 | Matt Vespa
    How many times will the liberal media have to endure getting hit in the face with their shoddy reporting about the Trump White House? Seriously, how many stories have been utterly gutted for being straight trash? From the oodles of bombshells that were nothing burgers about Russian collusion to the bust of MLK Jr.being removed from the Oval Office, the list of fake news stories is extensive. So, it shouldn’t shock us that Politico was caught red-handed trying to bash Trump for being uninterested in a tour of Mount Vernon when French President Emmanuel Macron visited last April. Supposedly, sources said this tour...
  • George Washington and the Ides of March

    03/15/2019 2:54:47 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 12 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | March 15, 2019 A.D. | John F Di Leo
    Reflections on the Anniversary of the Defeat of the Newburgh Conspiracy We have known of the tale for over 2000 years, but especially for the past 420, since William Shakespeare’s play immortalized the moment. It was on March 15 – the Ides of March – in the year 44 BC, when Julius Caesar was assassinated by a cadre of Roman Senators. They claimed to have committed this murder to save the Roman Republic, even though the nation had suffered a procession of other dictators for a century already, and it was actually “a Republic in name only” long before Caesar...
  • George Washington, A Man in Full

    02/22/2019 5:33:29 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 5 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | February 22, 2019 A.D. | John F Di Leo
    On February 22, we celebrate George Washington’s Birthday. Other holidays celebrate whole classes of people – Independence Day commemorates the Founding Generation… Veterans’ Day celebrates all who have served in our armed forces; Memorial Day thanks those who made the ultimate sacrifice in that service. But Washington’s Birthday is different, because on this day, we’re focused on one man. As well we should be. We’ve had 45 presidents now, and tons of military leaders, in our nation’s quarter of a millennium of history. Why is President Washington singled out? Could it really be just because he was first? When he...
  • MSNBC's Katy Tur: George Washington a 'Native Son of New York'

    02/19/2019 9:28:50 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 52 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Barack Obama is going to have to school Katy Tur on the famous sons of all the 57 states . . . If ever there were a famous Virginian, it is George Washington. Born and raised in Virginia, Mount Vernon was, of course, his historic home. Yet somehow, a confused Katy Tur has claimed that Washington was a "native son of New York." Her embarrassing gaffe occurred today on MSNBC, as Tur handed off the MTP Daily hour to Ari Melber and The Beat. ARI MELBER: Hi, Katy. I wanted to wish you a happy Presidents Day. TUR: You know,...
  • 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...
  • George Washington letter on God and the Constitution surfaces

    02/11/2019 2:55:52 PM PST · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 11, 2019 | James Rogers
    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...