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  • Only fools surrender weapons for promises of peace

    12/29/2018 9:12:05 AM PST · by rktman · 20 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 12/29/2018 | Bill Federer
    General George Washington was so moved by “The American Crisis” that he ordered it read out loud to his troops, rallying them not to disperse at the end of the year when their six-month enlistment was up, and to have courage before the Battle of Trenton. Not having a table in camp, Paine used the head of a drum for his desk. In “The American Crisis,” Thomas Paine wrote: “These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by...
  • How a New York Governor Once Plotted to Assassinate George Washington

    12/30/2018 4:27:58 PM PST · by firebrand · 42 replies
    New York Post ^ | Dec. 30, 2018 | Larry Getlen
    On June 25, 1775, William Tryon — the governor of the British colony of New York and a fierce loyalist to the crown — returned to New York City after a yearlong trip overseas. As such, he fully expected to be greeted by a public procession on Broadway. Tryon disembarked from his boat and was indeed met with a parade, but there was just one problem: It wasn’t for him. That same day, the new Commander in Chief of the Continental Army, George Washington, had arrived in the city and was met with a hero’s welcome. Adding insult to injury,...
  • What Captain Rodney Wrote—December 24, 1776

    12/24/2018 6:03:21 PM PST · by RArtfulogerDodger · 26 replies
    Conservative Right Wing News ^ | December 24, 2018 | Jeffrey A Friedberg
    Based upon real events in a blizzard at Bensalem, Pennsylvania, Christmas Eve, December 24, 1776, and the diary of Captain Thomas Rodney, who was there. I was there in a blizzard, too—But, 238 years later—so I could see for myself….Thomas Bonsall, Colonial militiaman, slogged though a blizzard toward the Delaware River. He’d cross with the others and attack Trenton from the rear in a military pincers movement. Speeches made by his officers had been rousing and the cause was just. He’d fight, they’d called out, “For freedom, boys! For freedom, and America!” It sleeted in the faces of the Colonials,...
  • Just Who Is Rewriting History?

    11/26/2018 12:20:51 PM PST · by fwdude · 19 replies
    Barbwire ^ | November 26, 2018 | Dr. Jerry Newcombe
    Glenn Beck has recently raved about a book on the faith of George Washington, helping to propel the book to #1 on Amazon for six days in a row. MediaMatters, which is funded by George Soros, accuses this book of being “revisionist history.” But just who is rewriting history? The book in question is near and dear to my heart, because I co-wrote it. The chief author of George Washington’s Sacred Fire is Dr. Peter Lillback, president of Westminster Theological Seminary, who researched the subject for some 20 years before we met. We began to collaborate in late 2004, and...
  • Historic proclamation of a philosopher (Arab paper spreads lie about Benjamin Franklin and Jews)

    03/29/2002 6:33:34 AM PST · by veronica · 52 replies · 845+ views
    Arab News.com ^ | 3/29/02 | Abdullah Bajubeer
    THE next time you see a $100 bill, have a look at the face on it — Benjamin Franklin, an early American patriot. As early as 1787, he warned of the danger of the Jews. Though I have read widely about the Jews, I have found no truer or more accurate an opinion than that of Franklin. His opinion was also shared by George Washington who became the first president of the United States. Franklin said: “I agree completely with General Washington that we must protect this young nation from their influence. In every land the Jews have settled, they...
  • King George III speaks to Parliament of American rebellion, 1775

    10/27/2018 3:20:46 AM PDT · by gattaca · 16 replies
    History Channel ^ | October 27, 2018 | History Channel
    On this day in 1775, King George III speaks before both houses of the British Parliament to discuss growing concern about the rebellion in America, which he viewed as a traitorous action against himself and Great Britain. He began his speech by reading a “Proclamation of Rebellion” and urged Parliament to move quickly to end the revolt and bring order to the colonies. The king spoke of his belief that “many of these unhappy people may still retain their loyalty, and may be too wise not to see the fatal consequence of this usurpation, and wish to resist it, yet...
  • Joe Biden: Trump 'more like George Wallace than George Washington'

    10/23/2018 7:02:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 23, 2018 | Katelyn Caralle
    Former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday likened President Trump to former Alabama Gov. George Wallace, a vocal adversary of the Civil Rights movement and supporter of segregation. “Trump and Republicans settle on fear and falsehoods as a midterm strategy,” Biden said during a rally at Cheyenne Saloon in Orlando, Fla., CNN reported. "No president has ever led by fear. Not Lincoln. Not Roosevelt. Not Kennedy. Not Reagan. This president is more like George Wallace than George Washington.” Biden said, on the other hand, the Democrats are running on hope and unity instead of fear and division....
  • California Bill Wants To Drop Washington/Lincoln’s Birthday And Replace It With Communist Holiday

    05/12/2018 8:00:15 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 40 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12 May 2018 | ROB SHIMSHOCK
    The California Assembly discussed Thursday a bill that would replace Abraham Lincoln or George Washington’s birthday with International Socialist Workers’ Day as a paid holiday. California Democrat Assemblyman Miguel Santiago introduced Bill AB-3042, which would allow schools to replace Washington Day and Lincoln Day with Presidents’ Day and install an “International Workers’ Day” — conventionally known as “May Day” — as a second holiday. “I’m aghast that a bill like this would be able to get through committee,” California Republican Assemblyman Matthew Harper said to the Assembly. “Are we in competition to be the laughing stock of the United States?”...
  • This Day in History: George Washington & the first presidential veto

    04/05/2018 11:11:32 AM PDT · by iowamark · 4 replies
    On this day in 1792, George Washington issues his first presidential veto. The subject of vetoes had long been a touchy topic in the American colonies, so his action was a bigger deal than you might imagine. Before the American Revolution, vetoes could be used against the colonial assemblies in one of two ways: The Royal Governor in a state could issue a veto or the King himself could issue a veto. Unfortunately, the Royal Governors often abused their power, and the colonists became quite upset about the issue. At times, they felt that they were being controlled. Things became...
  • Do you know which former U.S. president was born on July 4?

    07/04/2005 10:28:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies · 3,447+ views
    Dayton Daily News ^ | Nicholas Hrkman
    •President Calvin Coolidge was born in Plymouth, Vt., on July 4, 1872. He is the only president born on July 4; however, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe all died on the Fourth of July. •One lucky Philadelphian purchased a $4 picture at a flea market. Behind the picture was an original 1776 printing of the Declaration of Independence. It was sold to TV producer Norman Lear for $8.1 million. •After the war, King George III rationalized that Washington would become a dictator and make the Americans yearn for royal rule. When he was told that Washington planned to...
  • How George Washington died — horribly

    02/22/2018 5:54:31 PM PST · by bitt · 143 replies
    Churchmouse Campanologist ^ | 2/19/2018 | Churchmouse Campanologist
    ...."Last year, my reader sunnydaysall, from BrainHavenNet, posted Dr Christopher’s Herbal Legacy Newsletter from July 7, 2017, ‘The Untimely Death of America’. It is well worth reading, especially for those interested in natural remedies. One would have thought that George Washington would have had the finest medical care available. It seems he did in principle, but, judging from his final days, not in practice. A summary and excerpts follow, emphases mine."...
  • Washington snipped here? College says it found prez's hair

    02/18/2018 11:32:07 AM PST · by bgill · 6 replies
    abcaustin ^ | Feb. 18, 2018 | Mary Esch
    Tucked in the pages of a grimy, leather-bound almanac in the archives at New York's Union College was a tiny envelope with the hand-scrawled words "Washington's hair." A librarian who had been cataloging old books gingerly opened the yellowed envelope to find a lock of silvery hair tied with a thread. "It was one of those mind-blowing moments that happen every once in a while in a librarian's life," said John Myers, a catalog and metadata librarian at the college. "I thought, that doesn't mean George Washington, does it?" It apparently does.
  • Crossing the Swamp

    01/08/2018 5:04:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 8, 2018 | Katie Kieffer
    It’s not about “draining the swamp.” It’s about crossing the swamp—and overcoming the bog in a bold bout much like George Washington’s surprise attack in the Battle of Trenton after crossing the Delaware on Christmas Day, 1776. Our first president was a good man. He led by example, enduring the cold alongside his men unlike generals of lesser mettle, who shouted commands from a warm tent out of range of fire. Washington took pride in keeping his commitments, personal and professional. Recently, I finished reading “Killing England” by Bill O’Reilly. I learned a great deal that I never knew...
  • Washington crosses the Delaware (Christmas Day 1776)

    12/25/2017 5:30:30 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 43 replies
    During the American Revolution, Patriot General George Washington crosses the Delaware River with 5,400 troops, hoping to surprise a Hessian force celebrating Christmas at their winter quarters in Trenton, New Jersey. The unconventional attack came after several months of substantial defeats for Washington’s army that had resulted in the loss of New York City and other strategic points in the region. At about 11 p.m. on Christmas, Washington’s army commenced its crossing of the half-frozen river at three locations. The 2,400 soldiers led by Washington successfully braved the icy and freezing river and reached the New Jersey side of the...
  • This Day In History: George Washington’s final farewell to his army

    12/03/2017 7:51:04 AM PST · by iowamark · 12 replies
    TaraRoss.com ^ | December 4, 2016 | Tara Ross
    On this day in 1783, George Washington says his final goodbye to a group of officers at Fraunces Tavern in New York. washingtons-farewell-to-his-officersNew York had served as the British headquarters throughout the long years of the war. It was the last city to be evacuated when the war was over! On November 25, however, the British finally left, and George Washington entered the city. (See November 25 history post.) Despite the celebrations and elaborate dinners that ensued over the course of the next week, the British hadn’t entirely left the area. Some lingered on boats nearby. Others were still on...
  • George Washington's solution for sexual harassment

    11/29/2017 3:15:25 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    CURE e-mail | November 28, 2017 | Star Parker
    The avalanche of sexual harassment claims, with new ones pouring forth daily, leads me to the wisdom of George Washington's observation in his farewell address in 1796: "Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. ... And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be managed without religion." You may say, "There you go again, Star. Waving your Bible." But is there a better answer for dealing with this problem? Society, all human life, is guided by rules. The only question before us is: What are the rules...
  • The President's Thanksgiving Proclamation, 1789

    11/23/2017 9:43:46 AM PST · by Deo volente · 2 replies
    National Archives ^ | October 3, 1789 | George Washington
    Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor—and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me “to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.” Now therefore I do recommend and...
  • Did George Washington have Commandos?

    11/13/2017 6:23:27 AM PST · by w1n1 · 31 replies
    During the American Revolution George Washington didn’t have any Tier-1 Spec Ops, but he made the most of what he had.When we think of modern day Special Forces, we think of Seal Team 6, Delta Force and the Green Berets. Back in the day of the American Revolution era, what did George Washington have? In a time where warfare was all about marching to fife and drum then lined up in rows to blast away with muskets at fifty paces. What did they know about unconventional warfare? According to retired U.S. Army colonel Robert Tonsetic explains that unconventional warfare was...
  • George Washington's Old Church Removes Plaque Honoring Him

    10/27/2017 9:17:12 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 75 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | 10/27/2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    Another reminder, as if we needed one, that it's not going to stop with Confederate generals. Or, for that matter, Virginians or slaveowners. Look at the history of the left around the world. And look at where they drew the line and stopped. The answer is nowhere. And so we have this insult, unthinkable in the pre-Obama era where the Dems at least feigned respect for America. An historic Episcopal parish where George Washington frequently worshiped has decided to remove a memorial plaque honoring the nation’s first president, saying the decision was out of a desire to provide a “welcoming”...
  • Undermining America

    10/25/2017 6:24:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 25, 2017 | Walter E. Williams
    Our nation's leftist progressives have long sought to undermine the American values expressed in our Declaration of Independence and Constitution. Though typical Democrats and Republicans do not have this leftist hate for our nation, they have been willing accomplices in undermining the most basic value the Founding Fathers sought to promote -- limited government. Leftists have had their greatest successes in undermining American values on the nation's college campuses. Derelict and dishonest college administrators, professors and boards of trustees have given them carte blanche. Let's look at some of it. Students at the University of Virginia want to remove the...