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  • One Step Beyond - Night of Decision, S03E21, Classic TV show: George Washington at Valley Forge

    10/09/2017 11:10:13 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 21 replies
    "Our very existence, as well as our future, is largely dependent on that remarkable night of decision." George Washington at Valley Forge
  • CNN ..Warns 'America Is Close to Slavery Now,' ..George Washington and Confederates Equally Bad

    08/19/2017 11:08:39 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 88 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | 08/19/2017 | Virginia Kruta
    The conversation about monuments — particularly which should stay and which should go — has eclipsed nearly all other conversations in the week following a rally-turned-near-riot in Charlottesville, Virginia. CNN's Kate Bolduan spoke to liberal analyst Angela Rye on Thursday, asking her whether the uproar was truly just about the monuments. Rye claimed that the problem ran much deeper than that: .. Rye concluded her argument by asserting that America was very close to once again being a nation of slavery: “We definitely need to learn about it so that we don't repeat it, because we're very close to repeating...
  • Chicago Pastor Urges Mayor to Remove George Washington Statue, Rename Park

    08/18/2017 3:28:59 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | August 18, 2017 | staff
    President Donald Trump, post-Charlottesville, warned the tearing down of statues would lead to a widespread call for more monuments to be uprooted, moved and removed — and despite being scoffed, he’s right. Now a pastor in Chicago has called on Mayor Rahm Emanuel to remove a monument of George Washington that’s stood in teh city for years. When will it end?
  • Tear 'Em Down: CNN Commentator Says Statues to Slave Owner George Washington Have To Go

    08/18/2017 5:36:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 104 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 17, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Only those who are so-called “woke” (I just threw up in my mouth) are deserving of statues in American history. That’s what CNN commentator Angela Rye said during a panel discussion with CNN’s Kate Bolduan. As the nation descends into chaos concerning political commentary over the violence that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia that left scores of people injured and one woman dead, we’re on the discussion of statues. White nationalists descended into the city last Saturday to supposedly protest the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue. Far left counter protesters arrived and skirmishes broke out. It culminated when a...
  • Inevitable: Chicago Pastor Demands Washington Name be Removed from Park Because of Slavery Ties

    08/17/2017 5:30:39 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 19 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 08/16/17 | Kemberlee Kaye
    A Chicago Pastor is demanding George Washington’s name be removed from a city park because Washington was a slave owner. He’s also targeting a park named after Andrew Jackson....this is the natural progression of things — once you begin erasing historical monuments, there is no end. When it becomes wholly accepted to impose current values on historical figures and events, why bother with history at all?
  • Who Was The Least Expendable Hero of The American Revolution?

    07/04/2017 2:32:11 PM PDT · by Eagles Field · 169 replies
    I always savor the insight Freeper History Buffs offer, especially the spirited difference in opinion. The easy answers are Washington, Jefferson, the like. Who are the ones unsung, where the tide may not have turned without?
  • George Washington and the Impossible Dream

    07/04/2017 2:00:29 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 4 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | July 4, 2017 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Reflections on the anniversary of General Washington’s arrival at Cambridge, July, 1775, a year before the Declaration of Independence... Having been unanimously selected by his fellow delegates in the Continental Congress as Commander-in-Chief, on June 15, 1775, George Washington of Virginia was commissioned a General on June 19 and sent off to assume command of the newly created Continental Army… which was then little more than a fiction, as those awaiting him outside Boston really belonged to their localities and their states. When General Washington arrived at Cambridge, Massachusetts on July 3, 1775, he took command of a collection of...
  • History Channel Tweets George Washington Fighting at Gettysburg

    07/03/2017 10:52:18 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 65 replies
    Twitter ^ | 07/03/17
    Check it out.  This was tweeted over 3 hours ago.https://twitter.com/HISTORY/status/881852286036783104 On #ThisDayinHistory 1863, the Battle of Gettysburg ends. http://histv.co/2sSocdh   
  • This Day in History: George Washington inaugurated First President of the United States

    04/30/2017 12:48:34 PM PDT · by iowamark · 8 replies
    TaraRoss.com ^ | 4/30/2017 | Tara Ross
    On this day in 1789, George Washington is inaugurated as the first President of the United States. The inauguration occurred in New York: There was no such thing as Washington, D.C. back then! Thus, on the morning of April 30, citizens in New York awoke to a salute of thirteen guns and the peal of church bells. Some citizens began their day by attending prayer services. In the meantime, Washington was getting ready for his day. An inaugural procession to Federal Hall began at half past noon. Washington left the presidential residence accompanied by members of Congress, department heads, and...
  • George Washington’s Rules for the Radically Right

    03/31/2017 7:16:46 PM PDT · by Coleus · 17 replies
    The New American ^ | Selwyn Duke
    If George Washington gives up power in the wake of American independence, “he will be the greatest man in the world.” Thus remarked our first president’s adversary, King George III, after being told that Washington would likely follow his victory by retiring to his Mount Vernon home. Yet the king’s incredulity would be met with a striking reality: Washington would relinquish power twice. Once “at the end of the revolutionary war, when he resigned his military commission and returned to Mount Vernon,” wrote the Cato Institute in its 2006 piece “The Man Who Would Not Be King,” “and again at...
  • Professor Horrified to Learn Daughter likes George Washington, Tells her he was Racist

    03/15/2017 8:53:44 AM PDT · by rightistight · 64 replies
    IOTW Report ^ | 3/15/17 | Aurelius
    Professor Jennifer Harvey took to the New York Times yesterday to ask: “Are We Raising Racists?” She begins her article by recounting how “dismayed” she was that her daughter admired George Washington. Her daughter was “signing the praises” of the first President, which surprised Dr. Harvey. “I was dismayed,” she writes, “that the peace- and diversity-centered curriculum she gets at her public school had left her with such a one-dimensional view of history.” Her 7-year-old daughter, she felt, needed to know the whole story. Eventually, her daughter asked her about news. Professor Harvey, after discussing ethics violations with her 7-year-old,...
  • And Now a Message From George Washington:

    01/04/2017 6:25:07 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-4-2016 | MOTUS
    The Most Transparent Administration Ever™ has a couple of final Public Service Lies Announcements to make before relocating to their new offices down the street. First from the de facto leader of The Church Cult of Barack Obama, Val Jar.Her Big Lie, as told on CNN last Sunday, was to install the new TRUTH 8.0 module that fixes a previous bug and reinstalls Big Guy as the only president in modern times who ran a 100% scandal free administration; that’s right, “not even a smidgeon of corruption.” There is no need to probe any deeper when it is a received...
  • President George Washington, Patriot to the End

    12/14/2016 6:12:54 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 17 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | December 14, 2016 A.D. | John F Di Leo
    Reflections on the anniversary of the death of General Washington... On December 12, 1799, General George Washington, at 67 years of age, was still a busy and healthy man. Despite the snow and ice that day, he rode around his holdings at Mount Vernon, as was customary, checking on the ongoing projects, such as improvements to the main building and consideration of improvements to outbuildings, along with everything else that a busy plantation must do in the winter. Even when the land shuts down for the season, there’s still work to do, when you make your own clothes for your...
  • ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

    12/14/2016 7:08:20 AM PST · by knarf · 12 replies
    TaraRoss.com ^ | December 14, 2016 | Tara Ross
    On this day in 1799, President George Washington passes away. He was living in retirement at Mount Vernon at the time. The importance of this latter fact cannot be emphasized enough! Remember: Washington could probably have been a King, if he’d really wanted to be. Yet, at the end of the day, all Washington ever really wanted was to be at home, taking care of his own affairs.
  • The Strange Case of George Washington’s Disappearing Sash

    11/20/2016 11:46:42 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | 11-20-16 | Jared Keller
    One winter day in December 1775, months after the battles at Concord and Lexington marked the beginning of the Revolutionary War, the nascent American military formally met its commander-in-chief. A group of Virginia rifleman found themselves in the middle of a massive snowball fight with a regiment of quick-talking New Englanders who ridiculed the strangely dressed Virginians in their “white linen frocks, ruffled and fringed.” The colonies were still strangers to each other at this point: The Declaration of Independence was months away, and the ragtag army representing the rebels was far from formally “American.” The meeting of nearly 1,000...
  • I had four bullets through my coat, and two horses shot under me, yet escaped unhurt...

    07/18/2016 6:13:39 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 25 replies
    In the decades prior to the Revolutionary War, tensions arose between the two largest global powers: BRITAIN, led by King George II, and FRANCE, led by King Louis XV. Because of their alliances with other nations, fighting escalated into the first global war - the Seven Years War, or as it was called in America, the French and Indian War. The conflict included every major power in Europe as well as their colonies from the Caribbean, to India, to the Philippines, and to Africa. Over a million died.
  • A Tale of Two Georges

    07/04/2016 1:33:57 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | July 4, 2016 | Fr. George Rutler
    In Philadelphia, in what now is called Independence Hall, is preserved a Chippendale style chair crafted in 1779 by the cabinetmaker John Folwell, with a sun on the horizon carved at the top. For nearly three months in 1787, George Washington used this chair during the sessions of the Federal Convention. According to James Madison, whose feet would have dangled from it since, at 5’4” he was ten inches shorter than Washington, Benjamin Franklin mused: “I have often in the course of the session looked at that sun behind the President without being able to tell whether it was...
  • Our Independence Day; our Second American Revolution

    07/04/2016 8:22:46 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 7/4/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Today is the day that we Americans re-proclaim our independence. The conditions we live under today are in many ways the same as those our forefathers had to endure in 1775 when they took up arms to fight to live as free people. At that crucial point in our history we had to decide to either meekly submit to the tyranny of an unelected monarchy with its oppressive foot on our throat; or stand and fight risking everything including even more oppression if we didn’t win. When we started our First American Revolution in 1775, winning was as doubtful as...
  • Review: Brion McClanahan’s

    06/28/2016 1:47:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 28, 2016 | Jack Kerwick
    A friend and colleague of mine just sent me a NY Times article by Robert Reich in which the latter contends that the Republicans are acting “unconstitutionally” by refusing hearings to any of Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominees. I replied—admittedly, a bit too abruptly—that the Democrats feign concern about abiding by the Constitution only when it suits their purposes. I stand by this position. But I know that the same can be said for Republicans. Brion McClanahan’s latest book underscores in spades this bipartisan disregard of the Constitution. His 9 Presidents Who Screwed Up America and Four Who Tried to...
  • Vanity: George Washington to Trump: Courage and Bedrock Devotion to Country

    06/17/2016 6:24:13 PM PDT · by poconopundit · 19 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 6/17/2016 | PoconoPundit
    We cannot find the smallest part of the personal weight of Washington in the narrative of his exploits.  The largest part of his power was latent.  This is that which we call Character, -- a reserved force which acts directly by presence, and without means.  What others effect by talent or by eloquence, this man accomplishes by some magnetism.  "Half his strength he put not forth."  His victories are by demonstration of superiority, and not by crossing of bayonets.  He conquers, because his arrival alters the face of affairs. R.  W.  Emerson, Character from Essays: Second Series (1844) While...