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  • Lose the Battle, win the War: The Story of Marbury v. Madison

    07/19/2014 9:12:40 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/19/14 | Michael D. Shaw
    Do you know that the verdict in this case actually limited the Court’s power? Following the loss of the presidency and Congress in the election of 1800, the lame-duck Federalist Congress enacted the Judiciary Act of February 3, 1801, creating 58 new federal judgeships and new circuit courts. Two weeks later, Congress created 42 justices of the peace in the District of Columbia. Chief Justice Oliver Ellsworth resigned, and President John Adams named Secretary of State John Marshall to replace him. The judicial commissions were signed by President Adams, and the Seal of the United States affixed by the Secretary...
  • The American Flag Daily: Adams' Proposal

    06/10/2014 6:56:41 AM PDT · by Master Zinja
    The American Flag Daily ^ | June 10, 2014 | JasonZ
    John Adams stood before Congress in Philadelphia on this day in 1775 and proposed the formation of a Continental Army, utilizing the men laying seige to British-occupied Boston. A few days later, Adams would formally nominate George Washington to lead this new army.
  • President John Quincy Adams,Obviously Underrated Until Now, Offers His Viewpoint on Islam

    04/23/2014 2:09:28 PM PDT · by lbryce · 9 replies
    Google Plus ^ | April 23, 214 | Scott Torino
    John Quincy Adams The precept of the Koran is perpetual war against all who deny that mahomet is the prophet of God. The vanquished may purchase their lives by the payment of tribute The victories may be appeased by a false and delusive promise of peace and their faithful followers of the prophet may submit to the imperious neccesities to defeat but the command to propagate to the muslim creed by the sword is always obligatory when it can be made effective. The commands of the prophet made be performed alike by fraud or by force.
  • English history is American history - Alexander Hamilton and John Adams

    02/05/2014 3:58:19 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 7 replies
    There is an important piece of information contained in Federalist #84 that I would like to highlight: It has been several times truly remarked that bills of rights are, in their origin, stipulations between kings and their subjects, abridgements of prerogative in favor of privilege, reservations of rights not surrendered to the prince. Such was MAGNA CHARTA, obtained by the barons, sword in hand, from King John. Such were the subsequent confirmations of that charter by succeeding princes. Such was the Petition of Right assented to by Charles I., in the beginning of his reign. Such, also, was the Declaration...
  • The American Flag Daily: Words Of John Adams

    12/30/2013 5:05:35 AM PST · by Master Zinja · 4 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | December 30, 2013 | FlagBearer
    "There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution." -John Adams
  • John Adams: The Most Conservative of Founding Fathers

    07/06/2013 8:03:29 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 30 replies
    The New American ^ | 04 July 2013 | Jack Kerwick, Ph.D.
    There is no one among America's Founding Fathers who provides as articulate and discerning a vision of genuinely conservative thought as John Adams. John Adams: The Most Conservative of Founding Fathers Jack Kerwick, Ph.D. | The New American 04 July 2013 As Russell Kirk suggests in his classic, The Conservative Mind, there is no one among America’s Founding Fathers who provides as articulate and discerning a vision of genuinely conservative thought as John Adams. Adams was a man of great learning and genius. He also is among the most prolific political authors that the United States ever produced. Kirk...
  • Rescuing Citizenship and Civic Virtue

    07/03/2013 4:20:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
    As we celebrate our nation's 237th birthday, a crucial facet of American life has all but vanished. We have forsaken, in a systematic and deliberate public manner, one of our most fundamental duties: fostering civic virtue in each and every one of our citizens. What does it mean to be an American? Politicians in both parties keep pushing to create a new "path to citizenship" for millions of illegal aliens. But if sovereignty and self-preservation still matter in Washington, citizenship must be guarded ferociously against those who would exploit and devalue it at every electoral whim. The pavers of the...
  • Man Dies in Police Raid on Wrong House

    04/24/2013 6:06:11 PM PDT · by Altariel · 82 replies
    ABC News ^ | Vicki Brown
    A 61-year-old man was shot to death by police while his wife was handcuffed in another room during a drug raid on the wrong house. Police admitted their mistake, saying faulty information from a drug informant contributed to the death of John Adams Wednesday night. They intended to raid the home next door. The two officers, 25-year-old Kyle Shedran and 24-year-old Greg Day, were placed on administrative leave with pay. “They need to get rid of those men, boys with toys,” said Adams’ 70-year-old widow, Loraine. John Adams was watching television when his wife heard pounding on the door. Police...
  • What Would John Adams Drink?

    03/01/2013 8:32:32 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 19 replies
    Slate ^ | 9-30-2009 | Brian Palmer|
    ..... A thirsty American colonist had limited beverage options. For everyone but the lucky few who lived near a natural spring or fast-running stream, water was often contaminated, sometimes deadly, and always unpalatable. Milk in those days was seen merely as a precursor to cream, cheese, and butter. Alcohol wasn't an indulgence; it was what we drank. It was hygienic: Even at relatively low concentrations, alcohol kills most pathogens. And, according to the prevailing view at the time, it fortified the body against illness and the backbreaking labor of subduing a wild country. But the colonists had trouble procuring alcohol....
  • NY Times Opinion Writer: ‘Give Up’ On The ‘Archaic, Idiosyncratic’ And ‘Evil’ Constitution

    12/31/2012 7:28:28 AM PST · by Nachum · 104 replies
    Mediate ^ | 12/31/12 | Noah Rothman
    Georgetown University constitutional law professor Louis Michael Seidman has just about had it with the focus of his 40 years of academic study. As he writes in the New York Times on Monday, it is the Constitution itself which has allowed for the series of legislative follies that finally resulted in the “fiscal cliff.” Seidman says that it is time for Americans to realize what lawmakers have known since the constitution’s inception – it is okay to ignore it. “As the nation teeters at the edge of fiscal chaos, observers are reaching the conclusion that the American system of government...
  • John Adams on How to Fix Washington D.C. in 1791 and 2012

    08/10/2012 4:52:04 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen
    http://www.thesocialleader.com ^ | Friday, August 3rd, 2012 | Oliver DeMille
    “Odd, that so many should favor frames that seemed to be trying to outdo the art they held.”~Brandon Sanderson, The Alloy of LawIn the old American West, a façade town featured two- and sometimes three-story buildings lining Main Street, so visitors to the town would be impressed with how up-and-coming the community must be.But when a person walked around to the side and back of the buildings, it turns out they’d find mostly one-story structures—sometimes little better than shacks or huts.A few were even a façade built on the front of a rickety lean-to.Some were respectable buildings, but they were...
  • John Adams: "equal rights" is not a blank check to redistribute wealth

    07/27/2012 8:05:24 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 19 replies
    Our founders wrote more on the issues of modern times than people perhaps realize. The words used are simply different, sometimes being more complex or sometimes outdated. In a letter to John Taylor, John Adams wrote some things about John Jacques Rousseau and the distortions of reality that took place in the French Revolution: (in section III) (Alt. link) That all men are born to equal rights is true. Every being has a right to his own, as clear, as moral, as sacred, as any other being has. This is as indubitable as a moral government in the universe. But...
  • The “Best Earthly Inheritance” Our Founders Bequeathed

    07/04/2012 1:52:00 PM PDT · by Twotone · 1 replies
    Oregon Catalyst ^ | July 4, 2012 | Kathryn Hickok
    Every July much is said by eloquent historians, civic and religious leaders, and—thanks to blogs and social media—Americans everywhere, about the Declaration of Independence, the meaning of the American Experiment, and the price of freedom. Independence Day is a moment to be grateful for the blessings of liberty and to remember the gifts many sacrificed so much to leave us. But this year we also mark the 180th anniversary of the death in 1832 of the last surviving signer of the Declaration. Charles Carroll’s life spanned nearly a century. By the fiftieth anniversary of July 4, 1776, Carroll had outlived...
  • HBO - John Adams, Pt 5, Unite Or Die on now - 2:15pm CT

    07/04/2012 12:15:43 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 13 replies
    HBO ^ | 7-4-12
    Show Summary Adapted from David McCullough's Pulitzer Prize-winning biography, this lavish seven-part miniseries chronicles the life of Founding Father John Adams, starting with the Boston Massacre of 1770 through his years as an ambassador in Europe, then his terms as vice president and president of the United States, up to his death on July 4, 1826. HBO - John Adams movie info
  • Supreme Court sides with Idaho landowners against EPA

    03/22/2012 8:46:57 AM PDT · by WilliamIII · 25 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 22, 2012 | Bettina Boxall and David G. Savage
    Reporting from Los Angeles and Washington— The Supreme Court strengthened the rights of property owners who are confronted by federal environmental regulators, ruling Wednesday that landowners are entitled to a hearing to challenge the government's threats to fine them for alleged Clean Water Act violations. The 9-0 decision revolved around procedural matters and did not resolve questions about the reach of the act, which has been the subject of different legal interpretations. But it is a victory for an Idaho couple, Mike and Chantell Sackett, who faced fines of up to $75,000 a day if they didn't restore a small...
  • Authors Forum: Hamilton's Curse | Thomas J. DiLorenzo [Video]

    02/20/2012 9:48:39 PM PST · by Razzz42 · 11 replies · 1+ views
    You Tube ^ | Mar 19, 2009 | Thomas DiLorenzo
    Thomas DiLorenzo, Professor of Economics at Loyola College in Maryland, discusses his latest book, "Hamilton's Curse: How Jefferson's Arch Enemy Betrayed the American Revolution--and What It Means for Americans Today." Recorded at the annual Austrian Scholars Conference, Ludwig von Mises Institute, 12 March 2009. Introduction by Dr. Mark Thornton.
  • POLL TO FREEP: Who is your favorite American President?

    02/20/2012 6:41:45 PM PST · by NorCoGOP · 67 replies · 16+ views
    Greeley Tribune ^ | 02/18/2012
    On front page of website, no registration required.Shockingly, neither Carter nor the present occupant of the White House are choices...
  • John Adams on the OWS protesters

    11/13/2011 7:38:20 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 15 replies
    Property is surely a right of mankind as really as liberty. Perhaps, at first, prejudice, habit, shame or fear, principle or religion, would restrain the poor from attacking the rich, and the idle from usurping on the industrious; but the time would not be long before courage and enterprise would come, and pretexts be invented by degrees, to countenance the majority in dividing all the property among them, or at least, in sharing it equally with its present possessors. Debts would be abolished first; taxes laid heavy on the rich, and not at all on the others; and at last...
  • Revolutionary idea

    07/28/2011 3:41:49 PM PDT · by kathsua · 1 replies
    Hutchinson News ^ | 7/27/2011 | JIMMIE STARK
    Printer-friendly version 0 comment(s) found! Leave a comment! Subject: Name: (Required. Will appear) Email: (Required. Will not appear) captcha d3a5932bd35b4a01bdf150f8ab2b1b67 Enter text seen above: Alert us to inappropriate comments Inappropriate comments include those which: • infringe upon or violate the copyright, trademark or intellectual property rights of anyone • are libelous or defamatory • are obscene, pornographic or sexually explicit; substituting characters for letters is not acceptable • violate any local, state, national or international law • degrade others on basis of race, gender, class, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability or other classification • are predatory, hateful or...
  • Why doesn’t John Adams have a memorial?

    07/02/2011 6:59:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07/02/2011 | Akexander Hefner
    When President Obama ponders tough decisions at the White House, he may join the cadre of presidents who have sought inspiration in the Truman Balcony’s stunning vista, gazing at the Washington Monument and the Jefferson Memorial, which commemorate our first and third commanders in chief. But there’s a man missing from this presidential panorama. Where is John Adams, our feisty second president and lifelong American patriot? If George Washington was the sword of the revolution and Thomas Jefferson the pen, why have we neglected the voice of our nation’s independence? Adams himself predicted this omission. “Monuments will never be erected...
  • Lucifer's Architect’s of Anarchy

    02/26/2011 6:54:10 AM PST · by kindred · 17 replies
    The Ignorant Fishermen.com ^ | 2/26/2011 | DJP ( I.F.)
    President Obama and the Secular Left - just alone the last two years - have sought every opportunity to transform, undermine, eradicate, rewrite, slander, bulldoze, and undo what is left of our sacred Constitution, our Judeo/Christian heritage, our national security, our free markets, liberties and republic ideals. The rise of the Left and godless Liberalism in America has been slowly but ever rising since the 1920’s until today, where it is at a fever pitch. The Left has always sought to make war with America’s Judeo/ Christian values (moral and spiritual) by imposing their secular and godless immorality on the...
  • Alexander the Great(Hamilton)

    07/04/2005 7:29:25 AM PDT · by kellynla · 23 replies · 1,301+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 4, 2005 | RICHARD BROOKHISER
    When I was a boy my family had a Time-Life book on the mind which featured a chart of the presumed IQs of famous dead men. Goethe, as I recall, led the pack, at 210. But the Founding Fathers did very well: Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and George Washington all scored over 150. As the Fourth of July approaches, we'd do well to remember that the Founders were a smart lot, with few gentleman's C's among them. Yet they didn't know everything. They were strongest in law, political philosophy and history--all essential subjects for revolutionaries and statesmen. But another subject,...
  • Secular Progressives Defaming Jefferson, Franklin, & Adams

    09/30/2010 4:56:20 PM PDT · by DBCJR · 6 replies
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    I think Jefferson sorely misunderstood in his theology. His politic was too often identified as atheism. Jefferson might be described today as a Libertarian, running counter to most of his contemporaries who were zealously Christian, bleeding into their political views. Comments like, "The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods, or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg." This comment was simply to say that government had no place in religion, it should be...
  • Sedition Acts and Woodrow Wilson: Part 1 [freep-notes]

    07/04/2010 10:53:10 AM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 17 replies
    Free Speech and the Constitution are under attack. These research notes will help us gain historic perspective. The Sedition Act of 1798. A. The Philosophical Difference Hamilton and John Adams were the driving force behind the philosophy of power. They wanted strong military, powerful industry, and strong central government -- the Federalist Party. Thomas Jefferson led the opposing view -- lean military budget, weak central government, and an agricultural society that was considered to be more virtuous. [For the most part, I like America to be strong. But how much power should one political party have?] Democrats claim that Thomas...
  • John Adams' Critique of Secular Wing of Revolution Movement

    07/04/2010 9:13:20 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 4 replies
    beliefnet ^ | January 21, 1810 | John Adams
    Thomas Paine's political writings, I am singular enough to believe, have done more harm than his irreligious ones. He understood neither government nor religion. From a malignant heart he wrote virulent declamations, which the enthusiastic fury of the times intimidated all men, even Mr. Burke, from answering as he ought. His deism, as it appears to me, has promoted rather than retarded the cause of revolution in America, and indeed in Europe. His billingsgate, stolen from Blount's Oracles of Reason, from Bolingbroke., Voltaire, Berenger, &c., will never discredit Christianity, which will hold its ground in some degree as long as...
  • John Adams - Declaration of Independence

    07/02/2010 8:43:01 AM PDT · by NEWwoman · 19 replies · 1+ views
    youtube.com ^ | June 14, 2008 | mornnb
    Congress approves the Declaration of Independence, brilliant scene from John Adams mini-series. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrvpZxMfKaU&feature=player_embedded
  • Limbaugh to Wed Longtime Girlfriend

    05/28/2010 9:47:18 AM PDT · by Ancient Drive · 482 replies · 19,245+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Thursday, 27 May 2010 05:08 PM | © Newsmax. All rights reserved.
    Radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh is set to marry his longtime girlfriend, Kathryn Rogers, next week in an intimate ceremony at his beachfront home in Palm Beach, Fla. Limbaugh, 59, met 33-year-old Rogers, a direct descendant of Founding Father John Adams, in 2004 when she ran a golf tournament/charity fundraiser and Limbaugh was a celebrity guest, Jose Lambiet reports in his column in the Palm Beach Post. At the time, Limbaugh was getting divorced from third wife Marta. That split was finalized later that year, and Limbaugh and Rogers were an item by the summer of 2007.
  • Ex-CIA lawyer: Gitmo IDs graver than Plame leak (Holder's People Aid Terrorists Out CIA Agents?)

    05/06/2010 12:59:29 PM PDT · by mojito · 25 replies · 962+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 5/6/2010 | Eli Lake and Bill Gertz
    Covertly taken photos of CIA interrogators that were shown by defense attorneys to al Qaeda inmates at the Guantanamo Bay prison represent a more serious security breach than the 2003 outing of CIA officer Valerie Plame, the agency's former general counsel said Wednesday. John Rizzo, who was the agency's top attorney until December, said in an interview that he initially requested the Justice Department and CIA investigation into the compromise of CIA interrogators' identities after photographs of the officers were found in the cell of one al Qaeda terrorist in Cuba. "Well I think this is far more serious than...
  • Akin Urges Full Investigation of John Adams Project and Alleged Outing of CIA Agents

    05/11/2010 6:59:27 PM PDT · by pissant · 6 replies · 378+ views
    Michigan News ^ | 5/11/10 | staff
    WASHINGTON—Congressman Todd Akin (R-MO), ranking member of the House Armed Services Seapower and Expeditionary Forces Subcommittee today, sent a letter cosigned by 47 colleagues to President Obama urging a full and thorough investigation of the ACLU’s John Adams project which may have intentionally revealed the identity of covert CIA operatives to members of Al Qaeda currently held at Guantanamo Bay. The following is the list of cosigners on the letter to President Obama regarding the alleged outing of covert CIA agents by ACLU’s John Adam’s project: Todd Akin (R-MO), Robert Aderholt (R-AL), Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD), Rob Bishop (R-UT), Marsha Blackburn...
  • 184-year-old Adams letter found

    04/21/2010 12:38:59 PM PDT · by txroadkill · 20 replies · 1,788+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | David Abel
    QUINCY — Paul Hines, an assistant city solicitor, was combing through dozens of old boxes in the musty basement of City Hall, searching for records to defend the city from a lawsuit, when he made an unexpected find. A dust-covered box in one of the 126-year-old building’s former jail cells was filled with old scrapbooks. As Hines leafed through the brittle pages earlier this month, he came upon a letter from 1826 that addressed the burial of John Adams and his wife, Abigail, in First Parish Church across the street from City Hall. And when he flipped over the sheet...
  • CIA says ACLU-backed plan endangered Gitmo officers

    03/31/2010 7:45:35 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 22 replies · 514+ views
    Washington Times ^ | March 31, 2010, | Bill Gertz
    A team of CIA counterintelligence officials recently visited the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and concluded that CIA interrogators face the risk of exposure to al Qaeda through inmates' contacts with defense attorneys, according to U.S. officials. The agency's "tiger team" of security specialists was dispatched as part of an ongoing investigation conducted jointly with the Justice Department into a program backed by the American Civil Liberties Union. The program, called the John Adams Project, has photographed covert CIA interrogators and shown the pictures to some of the five senior al Qaeda terrorists held there in an effort...
  • Is Anybody There?

    03/25/2010 5:49:04 AM PDT · by Stoutcat · 5 replies · 150+ views
    Grand Rants ^ | 03-25-10 | Stoutcat
    Oh, Mr. Adams, how we need your spiritual heirs today!
  • The Education of John Jay - America’s indispensable diplomat (MUST READ AMERICAN HISTORY!)

    02/08/2010 12:37:57 AM PST · by neverdem · 42 replies · 1,031+ views
    City Journal ^ | Winter 2010 | Myron Magnet
    Few could fathom why 55-year-old John Jay turned down President Adams’s nomination to rejoin the Supreme Court when his two terms as New York’s governor ended. What would lead him, in the hale prime of life, to retire instead to the plain yellow house he’d just built on a hilltop at the remote northern edge of Westchester County, two days’ ride from Manhattan, where visitors were few and the mail and newspapers came but once a week? After 27 years at the forge of the new nation’s founding, why would so lavishly talented a man give up his vital role...
  • Virginia: Founding Fathers’ papers go online at the University of Virginia

    11/30/2009 12:38:26 PM PST · by HokieMom · 17 replies · 654+ views
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | November 30, 2009 | BRIAN MCNEILL
    CHARLOTTESVILLE -- More than 200 years after they were written, about 5,000 previously unpublished documents of the founders of the United States -- including Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and James Madison -- are now available to the public at no cost. The Documents Compass group of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities at the University of Virginia has spent much of the past year proofreading and transcribing thousands of pages of letters and other papers. The documents are available online for free at the University of Virginia Press' digital imprint called Rotunda. "It's an exciting project," said Penelope Kaiserlian, director...
  • First Great Seal Committee – July/August 1776

    11/28/2009 4:02:56 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 3 replies · 338+ views
    "Resolved, That Dr. Franklin, Mr. J. Adams and Mr. Jefferson, be a committee, to bring in a device for a seal for the United States of America." – July 4, 1776, Journals of Continental Congress For the design team, Congress chose three of the five men who were on the committee that drafted the Declaration of Independence. Although these distinguished committee members were among the ablest minds in the new nation, they had little knowledge of heraldry. To help convey their vision, they chose the artist Pierre Eugène Du Simitière to work with them.
  • Report: Detainees Shown CIA Officers' Photos

    08/21/2009 8:40:48 AM PDT · by mockingbyrd · 26 replies · 1,897+ views
    Fox News ^ | August 21, 200*
    WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department is investigating whether Guantanamo Bay detainees charged with roles in the Sept. 11 attacks were improperly given photos of CIA officers or contractors, according to a person familiar with the investigation. The investigation, headed by the Justice Department's counterespionage chief, John Dion, is trying to determine if military lawyers defending the detainees divulged classified information or compromised covert CIA officers, according to the person, who was not authorized to discuss the investigation and spoke only on condition of anonymity. It is a violation of federal law to identify CIA covert personnel, and it is a...
  • John Quincy Adams tweeting thanks to Mass. society

    08/06/2009 6:53:10 AM PDT · by AKSurprise · 10 replies · 527+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 08/04/09 | Jeannie Nuss
    It seems John Quincy Adams was way ahead of his time. The sixth U.S. president was fond of making one-line-a-day entries in his diary. A student visiting his archives noticed how similar those entries are to today's Twitter updates, which are limited to 140 characters. Starting Wednesday, the Massachusetts Historical Society will tweet daily doses of Adams' trip to Russia as U.S. minister 200 years ago. The tweets — taken verbatim from his diary — will include his favorite reads, memorable meals, weather and the daily drama of months at sea.
  • John Adams Quote:

    07/21/2009 10:59:53 AM PDT · by valiant4thetruth · 18 replies · 818+ views
    John Adams Said :Ideology = an organized collection of seductive hopes and wishes ,a systematic way of going wrong with confidence.
  • Voices of liberty: Our founding principles still shine

    07/04/2009 9:41:30 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 233+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | July 5, 2009 | Editorial
    John Adans: Yesterday, the greatest question was decided which ever was debated in America; and a greater perhaps never was, nor will be, decided among men. A resolution was passed without one dissenting colony, "that these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States." ...
  • The Glorious Fourth

    07/02/2009 5:33:45 PM PDT · by celticfreedom · 8 replies · 695+ views
    Family Research Council | Tony Perkins
    In a letter to his wife Abigail, John Adams told her of the actions of the Continental Congress on July 2, 1776. "The second day of July, 1776 [the actual day the Declaration was signed], will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations,...
  • John Adams, Thomas Jefferson both Died July 4, 1826

    06/28/2009 7:51:11 AM PDT · by MeekOneGOP · 45 replies · 3,162+ views
    Python.net ^ | Doesn't Say (sorry)
    Frequently Asked Dead Presidents Questions Which Two Presidents Died On The Same Day?? I don't know why (maybe it's on a lesson plan for schools around the country) but this little question with a quick answer (and one that is quickly found in any ready reference) has been asked of me so often that I finally decided to list the answer here. The answer is John Adams (second President) and Thomas Jefferson (third President). These two men died on the same day. But that's not all; read on....The question with an even more interesting answer is, "On which day did...
  • A Tradition of Celebration

    06/20/2009 1:58:17 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 4 replies · 384+ views
    James R. Heintze ^ | November 17, 2008 | James R. Heintze
    Excerpt from John Adams' famous letter of July 3, 1776, in which he wrote to his wife Abigail what his thoughts were about celebrating the Fourth of July: "I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more. You will think...
  • Abigail Adams' Letters To John. Where are today's leaders?

    06/17/2009 5:52:54 PM PDT · by franky8 · 8 replies · 494+ views
    Massachusetts Historical Society. ^ | Massachusetts Historical Society.
    Very interesting. When men were men and women, women No corrections made. "I have a great Deal of Leisure, which I chiefly employ in Scribbling, that my Mind may not stand still or run back like my Fortune." John Adams, Letter to Abigail Adams, 29 June 1774, (third letter written on that date) From Adams Family Papers, Massachusetts Historical Society. March 1 1780 My Dearest Friend I had scarcly closed my packet to you when I received your Letters dated Ferrol [John to Abigail, 11 December 1779 ( L17791212ja)] and Corunna [John to Abigail, 16 December 1779] . I am...
  • America’s Not a Christian Nation—and I’m a Fat Black Lesbian Who Hates Hunting

    04/12/2009 6:30:35 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 24 replies · 1,161+ views
    www.townhall.com ^ | 4/12/2009 | Doug Giles
    Last week Obama told the planet on his Dixie Chick America Sucks Euro-Tour that ol’ bigheaded America is not and has never been a Christian nation. I believe he said that right after he bowed and curtsied to the Saudi King and told the French that the US has been stuck-up meanies to their jealous and ungrateful Euro-socialist cousins. Damn you, Yankee doodle dandies. America’s not a Christian nation? Well, it’s not a Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim (yet) or Tai Chi nation. I know Barack is auguring for the USA to become an Obamanation, but heretofore from what I’ve read regarding...
  • John Adams, The Ramrod-Straight American Patriot

    04/08/2009 4:06:46 PM PDT · by posterchild · 14 replies · 636+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 03, 2009 | Michael Mink
    John Adams was always one to take a stand and be counted. With his reputation for scrupulous honesty, Adams had been elected a delegate to the First Continental Congress in 1774, and to the second one in 1776. It was at the second one that he found some of his fellow delegates undecided about naming a commanding officer for a proposed Continental Army. Adams (1735-1826) believed it was time for decisive action and for them "to declare themselves for or against something," he said to his cousin Samuel Adams. "I am determined this morning to make a direct motion that...
  • RUSH: John Adams Prophecy on the CONSTITUTION and MORALITY

    02/18/2009 5:55:26 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 54 replies · 1,865+ views
    www.rushlimbaugh.com ^ | February 17, 2009 | Rush Limbaugh
    John Adams Prophecy on the Constitution and Morality February 17, 2009 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: This is Joe in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Great to have you here, sir. Thank you. CALLER: Hi, Rush. How you doing? RUSH: Just well, just fine. CALLER: Hey, Rush, I wonder if you remember me from over a year ago. I called you in '07 complaining about George Bush, and I likened him to our Jimmy Carter in the Republican Party. I was just really complaining about his support for Specter, and now I'm just so angry to see what we have today with Specter supporting...
  • Framer of the Framers

    01/17/2009 4:58:51 PM PST · by Coleus · 8 replies · 483+ views
    thenewamerican ^ | 01.09.09 | John Eidsmoe
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