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  • Will you listen to this speech audio? Unbelievable.

    03/16/2017 8:20:29 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 10 replies
    (He) stated his position when he said that the history of government, the history of liberty, was the history of the limitation of governmental power. This is true as an academic statement of history in the past. It is not true as a statement affecting the present. It is true of the history of medieval Europe. It is not true of the history of twentieth-century America. In the days when all governmental power existed exclusively in the king or in the baronage and when the people had no shred of that power in their own hands, then it undoubtedly was...
  • Progressive Cause Greater Than Any Individual, by Theodore Roosevelt

    03/10/2017 7:08:20 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 20 replies
    PROGRESSIVE CAUSE GREATER THAN ANY INDIVIDUALBy Theodore Roosevelt, October 14th, 1912 Just before entering the Auditorium at Milwaukee, an attempt was made on Colonel Roosevelt's life. The speech which follows is from a stenographic report, differing considerably from the prepared manuscript. - Editor's Note FRIENDS, I shall ask you to be as quiet as possible. I don't know whether you fully understand that I have just been shot; but it takes more than that to kill a Bull Moose. But fortunately I had my manuscript, so you see I was going to make a long speech, and there is a...
  • What if the Bureau of Land Management were its own country?

    12/29/2016 10:00:33 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 17 replies
    Have you ever heard "what if Texas were its own country" or "what if California", etc.... Here we go. If Alaska were it's own country, because of its size and land mass it would rank 33rd among all of the world's nations. If Texas were it's own country, because of its size and land mass it would rank 40th among all of the world's nations. If California were it's own country, because of its size and land mass it would rank 59th among all of the world's nations. But what of the BLM - the Bureau of Land Management, an...
  • Eugenics: Margaret Sanger vs. Theodore Roosevelt

    12/17/2016 6:03:11 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 22 replies
    Here's something I do not understand: The very same people who blast Margaret Sanger, and inevitably bring up the fact that she supported eugenics, will then turn around and defend Theodore Roosevelt with the deepest sincerity knowing full well that Theodore Roosevelt also supported eugenics. Somehow TR is a good progressive, but MS is a bad progressive. How is this possible?!?!?!???? In my book, there are no good progressives and I think every last one of them ought to be thrown out onto the ash heap of history. What follows are two quotes, and I defy anybody - anybody to...
  • Ex-House Speaker Boehner compares Trump to Teddy Roosevelt

    12/07/2016 3:23:12 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 7, 2016 12:33 PM EST
    Former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner sees President-elect Donald Trump as a modern-day Teddy Roosevelt, a populist who wants to do “big things.” The Ohio Republican told WCPO.com in Cincinnati that Trump is similar to Roosevelt, the 26th president, because he’s “another guy who saw himself larger than life.” He said Trump doesn’t want to just “trim around the edges” as president. “If you look at what Teddy Roosevelt did, he came in to do big things,” Boehner said. “I think Donald Trump wants to do big things.” …
  • This is how Theodore Roosevelt's cult of personality stays alive

    11/04/2016 8:42:06 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 11 replies
    Hey, did you know that Teddy once killed a lion? It's true. And they are going to put it on display again soon. People haven't seen this lion for two decades. Hey, did you know that Teddy really loved football? Hey, did you know that Teddy was a really avid outdoorsman? Hey, did you know that Teddy once was giving a speech, someone shot him, and he kept on speaking? Hey, did you know (pick your favorite wholly-divorced-from-governmental-policy-related-trivia and place it here)? I could just imagine if Ronald Reagan had shot a lion. The Washington Compost certainly wouldn't be celebrating...
  • How Theodore Roosevelt's big government schemes created the modern trucking industry

    10/28/2016 10:35:43 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 11 replies
    Does today's trucker and trucking industry owe its entire existence to big government? The answer to that question may very well be yes. Recently, I wrote a post pulling together details about how Teddy used "reaching across the aisle" to undermine any attempt to keep government small, in passing the 1906 Hepburn Act. But what happened after the act passed? Well, it significantly damaged the railroad industry, and some news outlets at the time attributed the economic recession: the Panic of 1907 (whom some also call the "Roosevelt Panic") specifically to the Hepburn Act.(Source) The Panic had multiple causes to...
  • Theodore Roosevelt - the original "reach across the aisle" republican

    10/27/2016 12:31:14 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 17 replies
    Have you ever heard the whole story about exactly what it was that ol' Teddy did to get the 'rate bill' - the Hepburn Act, passed in 1906? If I didn't know the details of what I was reading and who was involved, I would swear this story mirrored a similar situation with John McCain rampaging on the floor of the Senate against Tea Party Hobbitses. Yes my friends. All tricks are fair game. Roosevelt threatened to pass the bill with democrat votes in order to undercut his own party, in order to stick the nose of government further into...
  • Theodore Roosevelt - the first globalist president

    08/28/2016 12:59:59 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 10 replies
    All of us know how politicized the Nobel Prize is, but many people falsely believe that it's only been politicized since around the time of Obama, perhaps since the time of Carter. It's been a tool for awarding statists for over a century. Don't forget, Wilson also won a Nobel. On May 5th, 1910, Theodore Roosevelt gave his acceptance speech for receiving his political prize. Here is how Roosevelt began the last paragraph of that speech: Finally, it would be a masterstroke if those great powers honestly bent on peace would form a League of Peace, not only to keep...
  • THE LEAGUE TO ENFORCE PEACE

    08/27/2016 12:07:07 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 8 replies
    The Independent, Volume 86 | June 5th, 1916
    EVER since the calling of the First Hague Conference, The Independent and its editor have been urging a League to Enforce Peace as the next great step in the political evolution of the world. Tho the idea of world federation has been the dream of the poets, prophets and philosophers down the ages it is only in recent times that it has been put forward here and there as a practical possibility. In 1905 at the Thirteenth Interparliamentary Conference at Brussels Richard Bartholdt, member of Congress from Missouri and president of the American delegation, presented a plan for consideration that...
  • Who was the first President to issue over 1000 executive orders?

    07/24/2016 12:53:14 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 32 replies
    Answer: Theodore Roosevelt, President #26. It has been said that Obama has racked up more debt than all previous presidents combined, and the same can nearly be said of Theodore Roosevelt with respect to executive orders. The first 112 years of America : 25 Presidents. The first 25 Presidents : 1262 executive orders. Theodore Roosevelt : 1081 executive orders. Keep in mind, Roosevelt didn't even serve two full terms, he was in for 7.5 years. And yes, many of these executive orders were explicitly to do an end-run around congressional authority, just like Obama does. Just like Obama. In which...
  • What do Hillary Clinton and Theodore Roosevelt have in common? Hypocrisy, critics, and criticism

    07/16/2016 5:51:30 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 17 replies
    After spending years trying to silence people in the "Vast Right Wing Conspiracy", Hillary Clinton shrieked this little number: I am sick and tired of people who say that if you debate, and you disagree with this administration somehow you're not patriotic and we should stand up and say, we are Americans and we have a right to debate and disagree with any administration. Yes, unfortunately, I had to listen to it. I provided the link, but for the sake of your health you might not want to click and listen to the YouTube clip. Now, onto Dear Leader Teddy's...
  • Theodore Roosevelt's Pen and Phone

    07/09/2016 11:12:13 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 21 replies
    On Jaunary 14th, 2014, President Obama declared: "We’re not just going to be waiting for legislation in order to make sure that we’re providing Americans the kind of help they need. I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone." Who was the first president armed with a pen and a phone? Who was the first president to issue over 1000 executive orders? Of course, it was America's first dictator. America's first progressive president: Theodore Roosevelt. Who else did you expect? It's nearly always TR at the root of modern executive malfeasance. Now, in addition to issuing over 1000 executive...
  • Historical PHOTO: US Soldiers Pose with the Bodies of Moro (Muslim) Insurgents, Philippines; c. 1906

    02/19/2016 10:13:09 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 44 replies
    Rare Historical Photos ^ | January 29, 2016 | RHP
    US Soldiers Pose with the Bodies of Moro (Muslim) Insurgents, Philippines; circa 1906 On March 7, 1906, US troops under the command of Major General Leonard Wood massacred as many as 1,000 Filipino Muslims, known as Moros, who were taking refuge at Bud Dajo, a volcanic crater on the island of Jolo in the southern Philippines. The First Battle of Bud Dajo, also known as the Bud Dajo Massacre, was a counter insurgency action fought by the United States Army against Moros in March 1906, during the Moro Rebellion phase of the Philippine - American War. After the United States...
  • Forgotten Facts About Smoot-Hawley for the Stimulus Package Buy American Crowd

    02/05/2009 11:36:21 AM PST · by frithguild · 44 replies · 1,126+ views
    2/5/2009 | frithguild
    The Republican Party of the 1920's swept into power during a financial crisis. Errors in the Fed’s monetary policy in 1919 in kept rates too low to benefit the sale of Victory bonds. The Fed then tightened excessively due to inflation, creating a financial shock and depression from 1920 to 1921. At that time, the Republican Party viewed increasing tariffs as good policy. Thus, during the sixty seventh Congress, the Emergency Tariff Act of 1921 was passed as a temporary measure until a more comprehensive measure could be drafted. Ultimately, Fordney-McCumber passed in 1922, imposing an ad valorem rate of...
  • Iranian Warships Arrive Near Yemen

    04/22/2015 10:09:50 AM PDT · by mulder1 · 103 replies
    THE WASHINGTON FREE BEACON ^ | 04/22/15 | ADAM CREDO
    Iranian Warships Arrive Near Yemen Comes just days after U.S. announced it would send its own warships A fleet of Iranian warships arrived near the southern coast of Yemen on Wednesday in a move likely to add greater tension in a developing U.S.-Iranian standoff in the region, according Iranian military leaders. Just days after the United States announced it would send its own warships to Yemen in order to prevent Iran from smuggling weapons to terror forces fighting there, a flotilla of Iranian destroyers docked in the same area. Iran’s military moves are likely to increase tensions between the two...
  • Lost Words, Lost Worlds

    01/31/2015 9:17:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 30, 2015 | Paul Greenberg
    It's a slim little book that had a powerful impact as this country and the rest of the world hovered on the edge of war in 1939: "Mrs. Miniver" by Jan Struther, which began as a collection of short newspaper columns in the Times about the daily life of an English household in suburban London. Then it became a popular novel, and eventually a classic movie (Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon). The movie was soon recognized by both British and American leaders -- Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill -- as an invaluable aid in mobilizing American opinion in favor of entering...
  • Obama not on Smithsonian’s ’100 most significant Americans’ list; liberals in shock over who is!

    11/22/2014 4:04:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 100 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | November 22, 2014 | Tom Tillison
    The “Smithsonian” magazine compiled a list of the “100 most significant Americans,” and to the dismay of his fan base President Obama failed to make the cut. Adding insult to injury, former President George W. Bush made the list. But it gets even better, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was also included. The liberal website Raw Story bemoaned the very idea that the Smithsonian Institution “decided that George W. Bush is a more ‘significant’ figure in U.S. history” than the exalted one. Curiously, the only redeeming qualification Raw Story named when mentioning Obama is that he was the country’s first...
  • Teddy Roosevelt knew what to do!

  • The American Flag Daily: The Strenuous Life

    07/15/2014 5:24:41 AM PDT · by Master Zinja
    The American Flag Daily ^ | July 15, 2014 | JasonZ
    "Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in that grey twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat." "If we stand idly by, if we seek merely swollen, slothful ease and ignoble peace, if we shrink from the hard contests where men must win at hazard of their lives and at the risk of all they hold dear, then the bolder and stronger peoples will pass us by, and will win for themselves the...