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  • 49% of US Presidents suffered mental illness in Duke study

    04/20/2006 10:05:20 PM PDT · by Torie · 95 replies · 10,485+ views
    The Chronicle ^ | February, 2006 | Haley Hoffman
    23/02/2006 - Duke: Duke study posits presidents had mental illness U-Wire via NewsEdge Corporation : By Haley Hoffman, The Chronicle (Duke) DURHAM, N.C. -- No one would ever expect the general who led the Union army to victory in the Civil War to have a debilitating fear of blood. But Ulysses S. Grant was among the 49 percent of former U.S. presidents afflicted by mental illness, according to an article published recently by psychiatrists at the Duke University Medical Center. Jonathan Davidson, professor of psychiatry and director of the Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Program, has a particular interest in history,...
  • 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 · 99 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...
  • The Ugly history of the Democrat Party: Part Thirteen

    10/17/2014 9:02:07 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/17/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The Ugly history of the Democrat Party: Part Thirteen By Kevin “Coach” Collins This installment continues by exposing how the Democrats used everything in their reach to keep Blacks down starting with Woodrow Wilson, the Klu Klux Klan’s president and Franklin Delano Roosevelt who thought he was our king. Woodrow Wilson: 1913 to 1921 “A conservative is someone who makes no changes and consults his grandmother when in doubt.” Woodrow Wilson [5] Woodrow Wilson was a studious looking man who had the heart and mind of a tyrant and street thug. He is regularly rated among the top five presidents...
  • The “Living Constitution”: Trojan Horse of Progressive Politics

    08/28/2014 3:42:43 PM PDT · by betty boop · 45 replies
    self | August 28, 2014 | Jean F. Drew
    Progress: “Forward or onward movement towards a destination…. Development towards an improved or more advanced condition.” Progressive: “Happening or developing gradually or in stages.” [Compare with Darwinist evolution theory.] “(A person or idea) favouring social reform; Favouring change or innovation.” Progressivist: A person who is “modern, liberal, advanced, forward-looking, forward-thinking, go-ahead, enlightened, enterprising, innovative, up-and-coming, new, dynamic, avant-garde, modernistic, disruptive; radical, left-wing, reforming, reformist, revolutionary, revisionist” So much for definitions provided by the Oxford Dictionary of the English Language . It seems to me there is a whole lot of pure hope (and hype) associated with the idea of “human...
  • Nixon's 'Southern Strategy' and a Liberal Big Lie

    07/03/2014 11:38:36 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 9 replies
    Human Events ^ | July 3rd, 2014 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    “For the first time since President Richard M. Nixon’s divisive ‘Southern strategy’ that sent whites to the Republican Party and blacks to the Democrats …” began a New York Times story last week. Thus has one of the big lies of U.S. political history morphed into a cliche — that Richard Nixon used racist politics to steal the South from a Democratic Party battling heroically for civil rights. A brief stroll through Bruce Bartlett’s “Wrong on Race: The Democratic Party’s Buried Past” might better enlighten us. Where Teddy Roosevelt invited Booker T. Washington to dinner, Woodrow Wilson re-segregated the U.S....
  • Rebutting Critics, Obama Seeks Higher Bar for Military Action

    05/29/2014 5:13:15 AM PDT · by Phlap · 14 replies
    NY Times ^ | 05/29/2014 | PETER BAKER
    As President Obama listens to assessments of his foreign policy these days, he grows deeply frustrated. Syria? Ukraine? Afghanistan? What more do his critics want him to do? Get into another war? Keep fighting one that has already become America’s longest? After more than five years in office, Mr. Obama has become increasingly convinced that while the United States must play a vital role beyond its borders, it should avoid getting dragged into the quicksand of international crises that have trapped some of his predecessors. It is time for an end to what he called “a long season of war.”...
  • THE PRESIDENT AND THE NEGRO, The Nation (a 1913 editorial)

    05/17/2014 5:32:07 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 22 replies
    THE PRESIDENT AND THE NEGRO August 7th, 1913 Mr. Wilson finds himself thus early in his Administration at the parting of the ways in the matter of the negro citizen. His nomination of Mr. A. E. Patterson, of Oklahoma, as Register of the Treasury, has been withdrawn at the nominee's request, and for the first time in a quarter of a century the office is to go to some one other than to a negro. Mr. Patterson asked to be allowed to withdraw because of the violent opposition of the negrophobe Southern Senators - Vardaman, Tillman, Hoke Smith, and the...
  • Searching for History’s Vindication

    05/09/2014 7:06:19 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 5 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 8, 2014 | Christopher Manion
    The recent unpleasantness in eastern Ukraine recalls a nagging truth: Wars always bring unintended consequences, and Americans have seen plenty of them, firsthand. In 1916, Woodrow Wilson won reelection on the slogan, “He Kept Us Out Of War!” But Wilson wanted war, and, five months later, he got it. In October 1940, late in the presidential campaign, Franklin Roosevelt promised “again and again and again” that “your boys are not going to be sent into any foreign wars.” But Roosevelt wanted war, and fourteen months later, he got it. The results were as grim as they were unintended. Over a...
  • The Nuclear Option: Wilson and Obama--100 Years Apart but so Alike

    04/19/2014 8:22:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 19, 2014 | Charles Hurt
    When Woodrow Wilson signed into law the Revenue Act of 1913, it probably sounded like a good idea. Most people would pay less in taxes and the prices of everyday goods would drop, he promised. And the rich would — finally! — start paying their fair share. In those days, tax collection was a highly diffuse business with various states and localities collecting taxes at various rates. The federal government mostly skidded by on exorbitant and uneven tariffs, and on booze and tobacco taxes. This was always tough and disorganized business for the federal government. Those hardships became especially acute...
  • The American Flag Daily: The Call For War

    04/02/2014 4:57:19 AM PDT · by Master Zinja · 1 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | April 2, 2014 | FlagBearer
    On this date in 1917, President Woodrow Wilson asked the United States Congress to declare war on Germany, following the publication of the Zimmerman Telegram (in which Germany offered to finance Mexico's entry into the war on their side and for Mexico to attempt to reconquer Texas, New Mexico and Arizona) and Germany's resumption of submarine attacks on American ships. Congress would declare war on April 6th.
  • Woodrow Wilson defends his campaign pledge to be an Unconstitutional Governor

    03/30/2014 1:48:21 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 6 replies
    On October 3rd, 1910, at a campaign rally at the Taylor Opera House, Woodrow Wilson said the following: If you elect me I will be an unconstitutional Governor in that respect. I will talk to the people as well as to the Legislature, and I will use all moral force with that body to bring about what the people demand. I am going to take every important debate in the Legislature out on the stump and discuss it with them. If the people do not agree, then no harm will be done to the legislators, but the people will have...
  • DR. WILSON SAYS HE IS OWNED BY NO ONE

    03/30/2014 12:52:17 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 7 replies
    NY Times ^ | October 04, 1910
        TRENTON, N. J., Oct. 3.--Before an audience which filled the Taylor Opera House, Dr. Woodrow Wilson, Democratic candidate for Governor of New Jersey, defined to-night where he stood on public issues. He was received with immense enthusiasm. His wife, sitting in a box, joined heartily in the applause.     Unmindful of the fact that "Old Nassau" is only sung or played when Princeton men are in danger of defeat, the band played the air when Dr. Wilson was introduced by Chairman Erwin E. Marshall of the Democratic City Committee, but the audience did not know university ethics, and yelled for five...
  • The Failure of Obama's Aristocracy of Merit

    02/18/2014 4:18:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 18, 2014 | Michael Barone
    The roots of American liberalism are not compassion, but snobbery. That's the thesis of Fred Siegel's revealing new book, "The Revolt Against the Masses: How Liberalism Has Undermined the Middle Class." The standard account from liberal historians over the years, and more recently in bestsellers by Glenn Beck, is a linear story: Government expansion starts with the Progressives of a hundred years ago, accelerates through the New Deal and the Great Society, and is followed up by the Obama stimulus and Obamacare. Siegel says it's more complicated than that. And he argues that literary figures contributed as much to the...
  • Conrad Black: What would Woodrow Wilson say?

    01/05/2014 9:08:24 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 61 replies
    National Post ^ | January 4, 2014 | Conrad Black
    Woodrow Wilson is widely disparaged as an ineffectual dreamer. But as A. Scott Berg’s newly published biography of the 28th President of the United States (excerpted recently on these pages) makes clear, Wilson was in fact an exceptional leader. He founded the Federal Reserve, enacted the Clayton Antitrust Act, reduced tariffs, and tried admirably to veto the lunacy of Prohibition. He is rivaled only by Thomas Jefferson, and perhaps John Quincy Adams, as the greatest intellect ever to occupy the White House. He composed his own speeches and delivered them ex tempore — often with overpowering eloquence. More important, Wilson...
  • Echoes of 1919

    12/24/2013 7:15:45 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    CarolineGlick.com ^ | 12/24/13 | Caroline Glick
    Both critics and supporters of US President George W. Bush's post-September 11 vision of a new, freedom-loving Middle East have noted the strong similarities between the president and his predecessor Woodrow Wilson. In 1917, the 28th president brought US forces into World War I with the promise that an allied victory against Germany and its allies would make the world "safe for democracy." Wilson's vision of a postwar world was a bit out of place in the war being fought on the killing fields of Belgium and France. Neither the Allies nor the Central Powers were fighting the war for...
  • Understanding Woodrow Wilson, by Peter Clark Macfarlane

    11/26/2013 11:32:05 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 22 replies
    The Metropolitan ^ | October 1912 | Peter Clark MacFarlane
    Understanding Woodrow Wilson/UnderstandingWilsonPeterClarkMacFarlane>Archive.org) It is highly important that the people of the United States should not deceive themselves regarding Woodrow Wilson. The man is less transparent than he seems. He thinks in ultimates. He sees to the end of the road before ever he takes the trail. In his book on "Congressional Government,"' written twenty-seven years ago, there are not wanting evidences that he was thinking even then that he might some day be President. He has the most undaunted faith in the results of his own mental processes. His personal resources have apparently not even been taxed - no...
  • Leonardo DiCaprio to play Woodrow Wilson in biopic

    09/17/2013 4:44:11 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 61 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | September 17, 2013
    The actor will both act in and produce a new film about the President. The movie is based on a biography of Wilson by A. Scott Berg, centering on Wilson's two terms in office from 1913 to 1921.
  • 100 Years After Woodrow Wilson, Mark Levin Pens A Brilliant Response

    09/08/2013 1:20:35 PM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 21 replies
    Forbes ^ | 9/08/2013 | Peter Ferrara
    One hundred years ago, Woodrow Wilson was leading a counterrevolution against the Constitution. Unfortunately, he was doing it from the White House, as President of the United States. The more things change, the more they stay the same. Wilson was one of the early leaders of the so-called Progressive Movement, which was an open conspiracy against the Constitution from the start. Former President of Princeton University, he had the haughty attitude of superiority that marks so-called “Progressives” to this day. He was so sure he was so much smarter than the Founding Fathers, who laid the careful foundations of the...
  • On Syria, Obama is more like Wilson than Bush: This isn't about imperialism. It's about justice

    09/01/2013 10:15:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Week ^ | August 29, 2013 | Bill Scher
    As President Obama moves toward launching military strikes against the Syrian regime, some have been quick to charge him with hypocritically following in the footsteps of the president he long sought to repudiate: George W. Bush. Ron Paul kicked things off two months ago with a baseless charge of "fixing the intelligence and facts around the already determined policy." More recently, a leading Russian legislator claimed Obama would be "Bush's clone" because "just like in Iraq, this war won't be legit." Fox News columnist and strident U.N. critic Anne Bayefsky declared that Obama will be seen as a "hypocrite or...
  • About Woodrow Wilson's concentration camps......

    07/12/2013 7:27:07 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 211 replies
    Little known is it that FDR is not the first president to have relocation camps, and Japanese Americans were not the original target. Nearly 30 years prior to World War two, German Americans were the targets and the most interesting thing is that very little is written about this. History has been virtually expunged of this topic. Historians do not write about it, so history books don't contain it, and even from various news journals at the time it was largely unreported. When it was reported, some of the blurbs on it were small and not noteworthy. The first American...
  • Obama Uses 1917 Espionage Act to Go After Reporters

    05/27/2013 3:27:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 27, 2013 | Michael Barone
    There is one problem with the entirely justified if self-interested media squawking about the Justice Department snooping into the phone records of multiple Associated Press reporters and Fox News's James Rosen. The problem is that what the AP reporters and Rosen did arguably violates the letter of the law. The search warrant in the Rosen case cites Section 793(d) of Title 18 of the U.S. Code. Section 793(d) says that a person lawfully in possession of information that the government has classified as secret who turns it over to someone not lawfully entitled to posses it has committed a crime....
  • Obama’s ‘Idiot’ Defense: Scandal forces the president to drop the pose of omnicompetent know-it-all

    05/22/2013 7:54:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/22/2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    Although there’s still a great deal to be learned about the scandals and controversies swirling around the White House like so many ominous dorsal fins in the surf, the nature of President Obama’s bind is becoming clear. The best defenses of his administration require undermining the rationale for his presidency. “We’re portrayed by Republicans as either being lying or idiots. It’s actually closer to us being idiots.” So far, this is the administration’s best defense. It was offered to CBS News’ Sharyl Attkisson by an anonymous aide involved in the White House’s disastrous response to the attacks in Benghazi, Libya....
  • A History of Liberal White Racism (By a Person of the Left)

    04/18/2013 4:04:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | APR 18 2013 | TA-NEHISI COATES
    Probably the most bracing aspect of Ira Katznelson's new history of the New Deal, Fear Itself, is his portrait of the marriage of progressive domestic policy and white supremacy. I knew the outlines of this stuff, but for a flaming commie like me, the extent of the embrace is hard to take: Far more enduring was the New Deal's intimate partnership with those in the South who preached white supremacy. For this whole period -- the last in American history when public racism was legitimate in speech and action -- southern representatives acted not on the fringes but as an...
  • Progressivism's Revenge

    03/04/2013 11:44:20 AM PST · by VR-21 · 9 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | March 4, 2013 | Daren Jonescu
    If the closest confidante and advisor to an extremely consequential American president had written a fantasy novel about a heroic social agitator with a plan to bring about a "benevolent" progressive dictatorship by instigating a brutal civil war, might one imagine that an honest press would take an interest? In fact this has happened, and America's actual press has tried to dismiss the book as a meaningless "bad novel". In 1912, Edward Mandell House, Woodrow Wilson's most intimate and influential advisor, wrote Philip Dru: Administrator. (Read it online here.) House is credited with having orchestrated Wilson's presidential nomination, and was...
  • A National Day of Mourning for African Americans -- March 4, 2013

    02/24/2013 4:01:12 PM PST · by rkoliver · 17 replies
    A National Day of Mourning for African Americans -- March 4, 2013 by Robert Oliver The date of March 4 may not have any significance in the African-American community other than personal birthdays and wedding anniversaries. However, March 4, 2013 will mark the centennial of the inauguration of Woodrow Wilson, the 28th President of the United States. On that day President Woodrow Wilson’s inauguration will be celebrated in Washington D.C. Why would March 4 and Woodrow Wilson be significant for African Americans? Wilson was a progressive Democrat and today is considered one of the greatest presidents in U.S. history. Many...
  • What is the Fabian policy of Permeation?

    10/30/2012 8:31:13 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 11 replies
    During my transcription process of the book Fabian Freeway, I would sometimes go through the footnotes and see what I could verify, when one thing in particular caught my eye. (Chapter 17) The fact that an old-line southern Democrat had been induced to sponsor the basic legislation so ardently desired by all spokesmen of gradual Socialism was an early and notable example of success for the Fabian technique known as permeation. This concept is actually used extensively throughout the book, but for whatever reason, it caught my eye in the current context. The Fabians turned "Permeation" into a policy because...
  • Maybe We Really Can’t All Just Get Along

    11/18/2012 5:16:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2012 | Derek Hunter
    During the Los Angeles riots of 1992, Rodney King famously asked, “Can’t we all just get along?” The answer should be an easy and unequivocal “yes,” but it seems less and less likely these days. King was speaking in term of race, but the same could be said of political ideology. Liberals, conservatives and every other point on the political spectrum used to co-exist fairly easily (with the exception of left-wing anarchists who don’t get along with anyone). But these days détente has given way to anger and open hostility. Some, not all, people have become less civil to those...
  • A Victory for Creatures of the State

    11/09/2012 5:13:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 9, 2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    The Progressives won on Tuesday. I don't mean the people who voted Democrat who call themselves "progressive." Though they won, too. I mean the Progressives who've been waging a century-long effort to transform our American-style government into a European-style state. The words "government" and "state" are often used interchangeably, but they are really different things. According to the founders' vision, the people are sovereign and the government belongs to us. Under the European notion of the state, the people are creatures of the state, significant only as parts of the whole. This European version of the state can be nice....
  • Black Activist Urges Schools to Change Names from White Segregationist President

    10/05/2012 4:09:16 PM PDT · by rkoliver · 50 replies
    Black Activist Urges Schools to Change Names from White Segregationist President FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Ted Hayes 424-222-6010 ted@tedhayes.us LOS ANGELES – Ted Hayes, homeless activist and host of the weekly radio talk show America’s Black Shield on WNJC 1360-AM in Philadelphia (www.wnjc1360.com ), is calling for for the School Districts of Portsmouth, Virginia and Peoria, Illinois to change the names of the Woodrow Wilson High School and the Woodrow Wilson Primary School, respectively, from a white segregationist U.S. president to a name that will honor a figure in the civil rights struggle for Descendants of Chattel Slaves (African Americans)....
  • Herbert Hoover, the "Independent progressive" in Woodrow Wilson's cabinet

    08/10/2012 9:26:40 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 17 replies
    In the "Mining and Scientific Press", March 20th, 1920 a section titled "Two Famous Letters From Mr. Hoover", this a paragraph from the second letter: (page 423) First I am an independent progressive in the issues before us today. I think that at this time the issues before the country transcend partisanship. It is well known that I was a Progressive Republican before the war and, I think rightly, a non-partisan during my war service. The issues confronting us are new and the alignment upon them has not yet been made by the great parties. I still object as much...
  • The Beginning of the American Empire

    07/03/2012 3:59:08 PM PDT · by Sark · 8 replies
    Americans are resistant to the very idea of an “American empire.” It’s understandable. Our nation’s birth came through revolution against the British Crown and, by extension, the British empire. World War II and our battles against Nazi Germany’s Third Reich (or empire) and Imperial Japan remain in living memory. We still think of ourselves as the New World, and we associate words like monarch and holy war and empire with the Old World. Despite all of our problems, we still see the United States as the “city on a hill,” the shining example of liberty, virtue, and prosperity for the...
  • COMPULSORY CIVIC SERVICE PROPOSED FOR CHILDREN (1913)

    04/17/2012 7:32:58 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 9 replies
    On April 6th, 1913, the headline in the NY Times screamed: COMPULSORY CIVIC SERVICE PROPOSED FOR CHILDREN; Prof. Royal Meeker of Princeton Offers a Plan Which He Believes Would Solve Many of the Problems Arising Out of Our Imperfect System of Education. in which you will find the following: (The PDF of the article is freely downloadable) No private or parochial schools should be permitted to trespass upon the child's time of preparation for the service of the State. This line(beginning paragraph 3) stands out like a sore thumb, until you see paragraph 6: All the children of the whole...
  • Hillsdale Constitution 101 Week 9: "The Progressive Rejection of the Founding”

    04/16/2012 8:02:17 AM PDT · by iowamark · 16 replies
    Hillsdale College ^ | 04/16/2012 | Ronald J. Pestritto
    Progressivism is the belief that America needs to move or “progress” beyond the principles of the American Founding. Organized politically more than a hundred years ago, Progressivism insists upon flexibility in political forms unbound by fixed and universal principles. Progressives hold that human nature is malleable and that society is perfectible. Affirming the inexorable, positive march of history, Progressives see the need for unelected experts who would supervise a vast administration of government. Progressivism is rooted in the philosophy of European thinkers, most notably the German philosopher G.W.F. Hegel. Progressivism takes its name from a faith in “historical progress.” According...
  • Barack Obama: Administrator? The Facts Behind the Fiction

    04/09/2012 9:06:45 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 6 replies
    The New American ^ | 4/7/2012 | Joe Wolverton II
    On April 3 Salon.com published an article by Arthur Goldwag that amounts to nothing more or less than a 1,700-word screed whose sole purpose appears to be branding the entire conservative movement as a bunch of “twisted,” gullible, conspiracy kooks who’ll believe anything as long as it comes from the right sources. In a bit of uncomfortable irony, Goldwag demonstrates his own dearth of intellectual credibility and literary deftness by making one attempt after the other to denigrate a novel and thus deprive it of any possible potency. Goldwag’s target: Philip Dru: Administrator. Story of Tomorrow. Philip Dru is a...
  • STERILIZATION LAW PASSED BY JERSEY (1934)

    03/07/2012 11:25:04 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 7 replies
    Miami Daily News ^ | February 3rd, 1934
    TRENTON, Feb. 3.- Long before Chancellor Hitler initiated his plan for the improvement of the Teutonic Race through wholesale sterilization New Jersey placed on her statues a law to accomplish a somewhat similar purpose, and although declared unconstitutional before it could be put into operation, it proved to be the forerunner of many other pieces of legislation having the same end in view. New Jersey adopted a sterilization act 23 years ago. It was described officially as an act "to authorize and provide for the sterilization of feeble-minded(including idiots, imbiciles and morons) epileptics, rapists, certain criminals and other defectives." It...
  • Theodore Roosevelt absolutely hated the principles of the Founding Fathers

    03/09/2012 8:28:13 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 25 replies
    Not long ago I made an entry titled "Woodrow Wilson absolutely hated the principles of the Founding Fathers", well, I am no fan of any progressive. They are all dangerous to me. So Wilson attacks the founding and I'm going to call it as it is. The same is said for Roosevelt. Progressivism is America's cancer and it's not just in one party. I came across an article on The Heritage Foundation titled "Progressivism: Still Dangerous After All These Years, which is primarily about Roosevelt. In it, they highlight one of the things that came out of Roosevelt's pie hole:(Direct...
  • Woodrow Wilson: It's time to break from that constitution

    03/06/2012 9:37:21 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 15 replies
    In February 1911, Woodrow Wilson wrote an article titled "The Law and the Facts", starting on page 4: Take the case of the United States. It(the US) has been a great spectacle of splendid force released and challenged by every circumstance to work its will. It has, too, been a regime of utter individualism. The forces as well as the men have acted independently, of their own initiative, at their own choice in their own way. And law has not drawn them together,- it does not appear that it was its object to draw them together. Note the separation there?...
  • Did Woodrow Wilson praise the Bolshevik Revolution?

    03/03/2012 9:06:24 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 21 replies
    In Wilson's War Message to Congress on 2 April, 1917, Woodrow Wilson said the following: A steadfast concert for peace can never be maintained except by a partnership of democratic nations. No autocratic government could be trusted to keep faith within it or observe its covenants. It must be a league of honour, a partnership of opinion. Intrigue would eat its vitals away; the plottings of inner circles who could plan what they would and render account to no one would be a corruption seated at its very heart. Only free peoples can hold their purpose and their honour steady...
  • Woodrow Wilson absolutely hated the principles of the Founding Fathers

    02/25/2012 3:35:29 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 35 replies
    "If you want to understand the real Declaration, do not repeat the preface." - Woodrow Wilson There is so much in that little line. The obvious question is regarding the preface - what's in the preface of the Declaration of Independence that scared Wilson so much? In short, fundamental truths. Timeless, tested, proven to work fundamentals. Our reliance on our creator, and not upon government, for our rights. In 1911, Woodrow Wilson gave his now infamous speech regarding the Declaration to - of all places, I love this - the Jefferson Club. "An Address to the Jefferson Club of Los...
  • 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...
  • State Control to Insure Equality But Not Socialism

    01/24/2012 6:19:56 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 3 replies · 1+ views
    PGA Weblog ^ | August 03, 1919 | Woodrow Wilson
    Source 1 The Woodrow Wilson House Source 2 The papers of Woodrow Wilson, Volume 67 Date: Sunday, August 03, 1919 Title: Wilson: State Control to Insure Equality But Not Socialism In a memo from Wilson's brother-in-law Stockton Axson dated "one Sunday night in August 1919," [Sun. Aug. 3 chosen arbitrarily as a result. WP Addenda Vol. 67] Wilson is quoted as `a Liberal from a family gathering on the White House rear portico. "I am perfectly sure that the state has got to control everything that everybody needs and uses. This means the state must control the means of distribution...
  • Mark Levin: Woodrow Wilson was the first Fabian Socialist President

    11/20/2011 7:36:22 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 21 replies
    Video link(shortened clip) ^ | November 5th, 2011 | Mark Levin
    At 5:30 of Mark Levin's speech at the Defending the American Dream Conference(Full speech courtesy of Right Scoop, please click here and watch the whole thing), Mark Levin had some comments regarding Fabianism in the United States. Here is a short clip: (Embed doesn't seem to show up in preview, click link above for the clip) What he is referring to comes out of Woodrow Wilson's book "Constitutional Government In The United States". There are two things, actually. One of them is from page 16, which I made a posting about some time ago. The other begins on page 4...
  • Progressivism and the origins of the tyrannical administrative state

    10/29/2011 8:37:12 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 10 replies
    PGA Weblog
    I recently came across this article by Robert J Pestritto on the origins of the administrative state, and I can't recommend it highly enough. Some excerpts: Relying heavily on European models of administrative power, Wilson laid out a vision for administrative discretion in 1891 that directly rejected the rule-of-law model: The functions of government are in a very real sense independent of legislation, and even constitutions, because [they are] as old as government and inherent in its very nature. The bulk and complex minuteness of our positive law, which covers almost every case that can arise in Administration, obscures for...
  • America is not now and cannot in the future be a place for unrestricted individual enterprise

    10/15/2011 10:24:11 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 16 replies
    At a campaign stop in Scranton, Pa, Presidential Candidate Woodrow Wilson had the following to say: Of course this was intended to be a government of free citizens and of equal opportunity, but how are we going to make it such--that is the question. Because I realize that while we are followers of Jefferson, there is one principle of Jefferson’s which no longer can obtain in the practical politics of America. You know that it was Jefferson who said that the best government is that which does as little governing as possible, which exercises its power as little as possible....
  • Amazingly Good Audio of Woodrow Wilson Speaking During 1912 Presidential Campaign

    09/04/2011 2:48:29 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 30 replies
    Self | September 4, 2011 | PJ-Comix
    Okay, I know that Glenn Beck really hates Woodrow Wilson but let us leave aside the politics to discuss this absolutely amazing AUDIO of Wilson speaking during the 1912 Presidential campaign. Three things really strike me about this audio: 1. Clarity. I can't believe how CLEAR this audio sounds keeping in mind when it was recorded which was 1912. 2. Wilson's speaking voice. I never realized that Wilson's voice was so clear. If he lived today, he could easily be a radio announcer. His voice is that good. 3. Wilson's accent. Although Woodrow Wilson spent his boyhood in the South...
  • The unhappiness of Woodrow Wilson

    04/27/2011 12:56:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    Salon ^ | Dec 21, 2007 | Andrew Leonard
    Did the president lament the day he "unwittingly ruined" his country by creating the Federal Reserve? ... " I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated Governments in the civilized world -- no longer a Government by free opinion, no longer a Government...
  • Professor Charles Rice on Obama's 'eligibility'

    04/21/2011 9:20:34 AM PDT · by jdoug666 · 58 replies
    Renew America ^ | 2/27/2011 | Charles E. Rice
    The speculation about President Obama's eligibility goes on and on, with no reliable access to the truth and with no end in sight. It is time for a new approach.
  • The Woodrow Wilson you never knew

    01/02/2011 1:59:54 PM PST · by Ditto · 40 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | Sunday, January 2, 2011 | Paul Kengor
    On the heels of a recent Sunday magazine profile of Glenn Beck, The New York Times published a roundtable discussion among six scholars on the issue of President Woodrow Wilson. Wilson has become a popular Beck target and has suddenly emerged as a hot topic in our current politics. "I hate Woodrow Wilson!" shouted Beck at February's Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington. For the record, I was at that gathering, and I'm a conservative, I like Beck and I don't hate Wilson. My take on Wilson, however, is very different from what I'm hearing from Beck or from scholars...
  • Covert Propaganda, War, Journalists, Etc.

    01/11/2005 3:21:34 PM PST · by youngtory · 3 replies · 303+ views
    LaShawn Barber's Corner ^ | January 11, 2005 | LaShawn Barber
    Covert Propaganda, War, Journalists, Etc. In 1917, President Woodrow Wilson wanted to generate support from the isolationist camp to intervene in the war in Europe. According to various sources, including PBS, he formed the Committee on Public Information, also known as the “Creel Commission,” to spread anti-German sentiment. Wilson hired a “muckraking” journalist named George Creel to push official and pro-war information, and history shows he was successful, although many supported the war on principle, as well. (See Cartooning for Victory and Four Minute Men: Volunteer Speeches During World War I — Are the sources biased? Probably, but as long...
  • Obama's Government As God Believes It Owns Everything The People Earn

    09/23/2010 5:37:42 PM PDT · by Michael Eden · 4 replies
    Start Thinking Right ^ | September 23, 2010 | Michael Eden
    “The Universal is to be found in the State...The State is the Divine Idea as it exists on earth...We must therefore worship the State as the manifestation of the Divine on earth, and consider that, if it is difficult to comprehend Nature, it is harder to grasp the Essence of the State...the State is the march of God through the world...” -- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, as quoted in Popper, Karl R., The Open Society and its Enemies, 4th ed., 2 vols. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1963, vol. 2, p. 31. "...the State 'has the supreme right against the...