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  • Report: NFL Dropping Military Honor Guards for National Anthem

    08/25/2020 7:48:10 AM PDT · by libstripper · 109 replies
    Breitbart Sports ^ | Aug. 25, 2020 | Warner Todd Huston
    The NFL is preparing to end the use of military honor guards to present the American flag ahead of the national anthem, according to reports. A league source claims that the policy benching military, federal, and police guards is part of its COVID-19 response, according to Front Office Sports. * * * It appears that there will be no flags on the field and the flag will only appear on electronic scoreboards during the playing of the national anthem, at least for the beginning of the season.
  • 1835: Dean and Donovan, white abolitionists

    07/08/2020 9:29:12 AM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 1 replies
    ExecutedToday.com ^ | July 8, 2017 | Headsman
    The planters comprising Livingston’s extralegal public safety committee had Albe Dean and Angus L. Donovan lynched on this date in 1835, during the ongoing panic at the prospect of slave rebellion. Dean was a New England itinerant doctor, denounced by the “steam doctors” executed in Livingston on the 6th, in a desperate attempt to preserve their own lives; Donovan was a poor man from Kentucky whose name had been served up by similarly desperate slaves under torture at Beatties Bluff. Both were white, and in both cases the evidence marshaled against them largely resolved to a failure on the part...
  • Anti-Slavery Party formed (Republican Party, which also stood for natural one man-one woman marriage)

    07/07/2020 11:23:23 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 11 replies
    American Minute ^ | July 7, 2020 | Bill Federer
    Calls to ban statues, flags and images of groups that were involved in slavery would have to include the Democrat Party's Donkey and Islam's Crescent, as both of these institutions were involved in the enslavement of Africans. Beginning in colonial times, approximately 350,000 African slaves were brought to America. This number grew to nearly 4 million slaves prior to the Civil War. Slaves were purchased at sharia Muslim slave markets. Sharia Islam defended the right to own slaves, as its founder, Mohammed, owned slaves. Beginning in 622 AD, the next 1,400 years saw an estimated 180 million Africans enslaved in...
  • A History Of Enslavement And The Land Of The Free

    07/06/2020 8:07:02 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 5 replies
    Banned Video ^ | 07/06/20 | Greg Reese
    Why the American Revolution gave birth to the greatest form of government in all of recorded history https://banned.video/watch?id=5f00d539672706002f402db0  
  • Another Abolitionist Statue Vandalized Over Fourth of July Weekend

    07/06/2020 7:57:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 5, 2020 | Bronson Stocking
    Another testament to the public education system in America, idiots tore down a statue of Frederick Douglass, the fierce abolitionist. A statue of the former slave in Rochester, New York, was reportedly torn down and removed sometime over the Fourth of July weekend.  A Frederick Douglas statue in Maplewood Park was removed from its base overnight. pic.twitter.com/J43hqxuHTT— Atyia Collins (@Atyia_Collins) July 5, 2020 The base of a Frederick Douglass statue torn down overnight here in Maplewood Park. Bits of the statue scattered around the area. @News_8 pic.twitter.com/L6qgV7bVH2— Ben Densieski (@BenDensieski) July 5, 2020 After escaping slavery, Douglass became a leader...
  • Democrats haven't changed since 1840

    04/27/2020 8:26:20 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 24 replies
    WND ^ | April 27, 2020 | Mychal Massie
    It is a fact that the Democratic Party has from its inception been committed to the subjugation of human beings they deemed as chattel or insignificant. The Democratic Party Platform in 1840, 1844 and 1848 held that: "All efforts by abolitionists … to interfere with questions of slavery … are calculated to lead to the most alarming and dangerous consequences and … have all inevitable tendency to diminish the happiness of the people and endanger the stability and permanency of the Union." (See: "Democrats and Republicans In Their Own Words.") In colloquial parlance Democrats were arguing that the owning slaves...
  • Presidential Message on the 154th Anniversary of the Ratification of the 13th Amendment

    12/07/2019 11:55:47 AM PST · by ransomnote · 2 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | 12//6/19 | Whitehouse
    On this day in 1865, the United States ratified the 13th Amendment to our Constitution, abolishing slavery and setting our Nation on a path that would ensure that the blessings of liberty endowed to us by our Creator were secured for all Americans. America was founded on the conviction that “all men are created equal.” However, it was not until nearly a century after these words were written that the law of the land reflected this fundamental truth for African Americans. On that historic December day 154 years ago, Georgia became the 27th State to ratify the 13th Amendment, forever...
  • Women and Children “Ordered Like Pizza” In Horrific Orange County Trafficking Ring

    11/18/2019 12:35:12 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 123 replies
    The Activist Mommy ^ | November 16, 2019 | The Activist Mommy
    All over the world 4.8 million people, mostly women and children, are stolen and sold as sex slaves to the highest bidder each year. In America, few regions have been hit by this scourge worse than Orange County, California. On the outside, the Southern California county appears to be a safe, wealthy, and even fairly conservative community, boasting a median income of over $86,000 and a healthy employment rate. According to The Epoch Times, however, the county has become a hot destination for human traffickers: "The official Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force (OCHTTF), set up to fight real time...
  • Five Things They Don’t Tell You about Slavery

    09/05/2019 12:12:35 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 28 replies
    National Review ^ | September 4, 2019 | Rich Lowry
    A sign commemorating the arrival of the first Africans is displayed at Chesapeake Bay, in Hampton, Va., August 24, 2019. (Michael A. McCoy/Reuters) It didn’t begin or end in the United States. The same people most obsessed with slavery seem to have little interest in the full scope of its history. There has been an effort for decades now — although with new momentum lately, as exemplified by the New York Times’ 1619 project — to identify the United States and its founding with slavery. To the extent that this campaign excavates uncomfortable truths about our history and underlines...
  • A secular Jew makes a surprising discovery about Christians and American slavery

    04/23/2019 1:19:22 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 289 replies
    Acton Institute ^ | Apr 2019 | John B. Carpenter
    "Christians ended slavery." Do you think that’s a conservative simpleton’s mock-worthy bombast, embarrassing the rest of us with his black-and-white, unapologetic caricature of American history? No. It is the considered conclusion of a Nobel laureate, a former communist, a secular Jew, and arguably the foremost scholar on American slavery. Robert Fogel (1922-2013), the son of Russian Jewish immigrants, was president of Cornell University’s American Youth for Democracy, investing eight years promoting communism. Meanwhile, he married Enid Morgan, an African-American woman, consequently suffering the ugliness of American racism personally. Eventually, he rejected communism. Apparently, the data didn’t support it. Fogel was...
  • Ben Franklin: Slaveowner to Slavery Abolitionist

    03/30/2019 12:39:26 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 286 replies
    In his later years, Benjamin Franklin became vocal as an abolitionist and in 1787 began to serve as President of the Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery. The Society was originally formed April 14, 1775, in Philadelphia, as The Society for the Relief of Free Negroes Unlawfully Held in Bondage...The Society not only advocated the abolition of slavery, but made efforts to integrate freed slaves into American society. Preamble: "It having pleased the Creator of the world, to make of one flesh all the children of men, it becomes them to consult and promote each other's happiness, as...
  • On this Date in 1865

    02/03/2019 10:20:05 AM PST · by Bull Snipe · 5 replies
    On the river boat “River Queen”, in Hampton Roads, President Abraham Lincoln and Sec of State. William Seward met with Confederate VP Alexander Stevens, Asst Sec of War John Campbell Sen Robert Hunter These men met to discuss a possible end to almost 4 years of bloody Civil War. The Hampton Roads Peace Conference lasted about 4 hours and produced no visible results. A detailed account of this event can be found at: https://www.essentialcivilwarcurriculum.com/the-hampton-roads-peace-conference.html
  • The Plan to Sell Texas to Great Britain

    11/18/2018 11:01:36 AM PST · by cowpoke · 34 replies
    JSTOR Daily ^ | 11/7/2018 | Mark Sussman
    In 1841, Andrews hatched a plan to make his political and moral beliefs a lived reality: He would convince Great Britain to buy up all the land in Texas on the condition that they free Texas’s slaves. The idea was not as outlandish as it might sound. In 1833, Great Britain had done something similar in abolishing slavery on its plantations in the West Indies. There, slaveholders were paid a total of $20 million sterling in recompense for their lost property, though they retained the land. And Texas had already reached across the Atlantic for economic aid. The South Carolina...
  • Frederick Douglass in 1852: "What to the Slave is the 4th of July?"

    01/15/2018 11:17:47 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 63 replies
    Teaching American History ^ | July 5, 1852 | Frederick Douglass
    Fellow Citizens, I am not wanting in respect for the fathers of this republic. The signers of the Declaration of Independence were brave men. They were great men too — great enough to give fame to a great age. It does not often happen to a nation to raise, at one time, such a number of truly great men. The point from which I am compelled to view them is not, certainly, the most favorable; and yet I cannot contemplate their great deeds with less than admiration. They were statesmen, patriots and heroes, and for the good they did, and...
  • 155th Anniversary of America’s Most God-Inspired Patriotic Song

    04/09/2017 7:41:10 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 32 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | April 9, 2017 | JP
    One hundred fifty-five years ago, the Atlantic Monthly published on its front cover the lyrics to “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” which not only is one of this nation’s most well-known patriot songs, but also, arguably, its most spiritual. The melody was borrowed from a Civil War marching song, which paid tribute to the abolitionist John Brown, and which was popular with Union soldiers. The song’s lyrics – “poor old John Brown is dead, his body lies mouldering in the grave” – were inoffensive to soldiers marching into battle, but deemed too coarse to be sung by the general...
  • Wife of School for Blind Director inspired Teddy Roosevelt...

    02/01/2017 6:38:00 PM PST · by stars & stripes forever · 10 replies
    Five dollars was all she was paid by the Atlantic Monthly Magazine for her poem, "The Battle Hymn of the Republic," published FEBRUARY 1, 1862. It became Lincoln's favorite song and the Union's theme song. Her name was Julia Ward Howe, the daughter of a Wall Street banker and the wife of Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe, director of a school for the blind in Boston, which grew into the famous Perkins Institute. Julia and her husband entertained John Brown in their home and published the anti-slavery journal Commonwealth. In 1861, Julia traveled to Washington, D.C., and saw the city teeming...
  • Lawmaker to propose abolishing EPA

    01/31/2017 4:39:39 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/31/17 05:31 PM EST | Timothy Cama
    A House Republican is working on legislation that if passed would completely abolish the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Freshman Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) outlined his plan in a letter to colleagues obtain by The Hill and first reported by The Huffington Post. “Today, the American people are drowning in rules and regulations promulgated by unelected bureaucrats; and the Environmental Protection Agency has become an extraordinary offender,” Gaetz wrote in the letter soliciting support from lawmakers. “Our small businesses cannot afford to cover the costs associated with compliance, too often leading to closed doors and unemployed Americans,” he continued. “It is...
  • A Look at Thomas Jefferson's Egregious Hypocrisy

    07/01/2016 8:18:53 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 129 replies
    Scientific American ^ | 7/1 | John Horgan
    I once admired Jefferson, seeing him as an essentially good, no, great man with one tragic flaw: The writer of the inspiring words “all men are created equal” owned slaves. Now, I see Jefferson as an egregious hypocrite, who willfully betrayed the ideals he espoused. I reached this conclusion only after visiting Monticello, Jefferson’s famous Virginia estate, last month. Previously, I didn't realize the extent of Jefferson’s slave ownership, and I lazily—and ignorantly--excused it as a common ethical blind spot of his time. *Jefferson often denounced slavery. He wrote in 1774, "The abolition of domestic slavery is the great object...
  • How God Ended North American Slavery

    08/03/2015 2:32:33 PM PDT · by kathsua · 7 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | August 3rd, 2015 | reasonmclucus
    The actions God took to end slavery in North America provide an example of the truth of the religious phrase “God works in mysterious ways His wonders to perform
  • Women on 20s nominates [Republican] Harriet Tubman as Andrew Jackson’s successor on currency

    05/13/2015 7:31:41 AM PDT · by grundle · 75 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | May 12, 2015 | Michael Walsh
    A feminist group that wants to boot Andrew Jackson from the $20 bill has chosen a female hero to replace him — abolitionist Harriet Tubman. On Tuesday morning, Women on 20s revealed the results of a 10-week poll for a possible Jackson replacement and emailed a petition — addressed to President Barack Obama — to the White House Council on Women and Girls. By midday, the council’s chair, Valerie Jarrett, and executive director, Tina Tchen, responded, saying they “would like to continue the conversation.” “We’re waiting for some kind of meeting with the White House, and I can tell you...