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  • 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...
  • 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.