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  • 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  
  • Abolitionist Monuments Defaced By ‘Anti-Racism’ Rioters Is What Teaching Fake History Gets America

    06/12/2020 6:41:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 06/12/2020 | Joy Pullman
    The imagery couldn’t be more direct. Across the nation, rioting and unrest that has killed black Americans and destroyed black neighborhoods has included the defacement of historic monuments, including those to abolitionists.The last wave of monument destruction, in 2017, largely focused on Confederates and slave holders, erasing all the accomplishments of figures such as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson with a scarlet S, for slave-holder. This time, the ignorance has descended even further.The rioters are now tearing down and defacing memorials wantonly, apparently assuming that if someone is being celebrated that person is “probably a racist,” as the image...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Meet the guy who convinced Russia to side with the North during the Civil War

    10/17/2015 1:46:27 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 19 replies
    We Are The Mighty ^ | Oct 16, 2015 9:04:57 am | Blake Stilwell
    It’s hard to determine which is more surprising: the British aching to send troops and materiel to aid the Confederacy during the Civil War or that the first “Special Relationship” was between the U.S. and Russia against the British. Both of these facts are true and for the latter negating the former, we can thank one Cassius Marcellus Clay. Clay was more than just a namesake for the greatest boxer of all time. He was also a politician, representative, officer in the Mexican War and Civil War, abolitionist, and ambassador with a pedigree in badassery. This man once frightened an...
  • 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 ^ | 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...
  • Can Gays And Christians Coexist In America? Part II

    06/09/2015 4:54:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 9, 2015 | Dan McLaughlin
    Standing against same-sex marriage is not at all like supporting slavery and Jim Crow laws. In part I yesterday, I addressed two of the three most common efforts to undermine the legitimacy of Christian doctrine on marriage and homosexuality. Part II deals with the third. The third major avenue of attack on Christian teachings on same-sex marriage and homosexual sex, and a particular favorite of anti-religious progressives, is to compare Catholics and other Christians who defend the New Testament’s teachings on marriage and sex to the defenders of Jim Crow and American slavery. This argumentum ad Wallace, mainly advanced by...
  • B Franklin Wrote 4 The National Gazette, Quoting the Koran & Calling 4 Enslavement of Christians

    02/06/2015 1:09:02 PM PST · by wtd · 17 replies
    Infidel Bloggers Alliance ^ | February 6, 2015 | Pastorius
    Did You Hear About The Time Ben Franklin Wrote a Column For The National Gazette, Quoting From the Koran, and Calling For The Enslavement of Christians? I bet you think I'm kidding. I'm not. The first thing we need to understand is Ben Franklin was petitioning Congress for the abolition of slavery in the USA: Author, "Theodore Parker" wrote “Historic Americans” in which he describes founding father, Benjamin Franklin, abolitionist extraordinaire, quoting the koran in defending his abolition petition to Congress You see the young nation in its infancy. “Hercules in his cradle, “ said Franklin; but with a...
  • Playing God in God’s name: ThinkProgress hails pro-abortion religious leaders

    12/29/2014 6:04:07 PM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    live action news ^ | December 28, 2014 | Calvin Freiburger
    Pro-aborts periodically take time off from hating religion to remind those of us nutty enough to think God values the children He creates that they’ve got believers on their side, too. ThinkProgress’s Tara Culp-Ressler provided a refresher course on “the religious abortion advocates that history forgot,” casting these clergy for child-butchering as selfless underdogs on a vital divine mission. Yes, really: The New York legislature had just failed to pass an incremental reform to the state’s strict anti-abortion law, leaving the status quo in place. At that time, deaths resulting from illegal abortions accounted for 42 percent of New York...
  • The ugly history of the Democrat Party: Part Nine

    10/08/2014 8:59:17 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/8/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The story of the Democrats (available in its entirety free see details below) continues by exposing how Democrat James Buchanan helped insure America would be plunged into a Civil War and the evidence that he was our first Gay president. James Buchanan 1857 to 1861 Among the pre-Civil War Democrat Presidents, perhaps the worst and most disastrous to America was James Buchanan, a Pennsylvanian who is widely thought of as America’s first gay President. [25] Buchanan, a member of both the Jackson and the Pierce Administrations, was sufficiently light in the loafers to have been regularly referred to as Mrs....
  • Looking for Slave's Friend Bowie Knife Pamphlet

    03/26/2014 11:53:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    A number of years ago I came across a good image of the above Slave's Friend abolitionist pamphlet.   It was published sometime between 1836 and 1860, most likely in the earlier years.    Freeper Ruy Dias de Bivar was kind enough to send me the image above, which is from MAN AT ARMS, published by the NRA, August, 1997, page 12. I intend to make this pamphlet easily available on the Internets, but I need a better image than the one above.   I know at least one better one exists, because I saw it in a reference book on weapons...
  • Something Rotten in the New York Times and Other MSM

    07/25/2011 7:41:55 PM PDT · by Amerisrael · 2 replies · 3+ views
    John Brown opposed slavery and passionately wanted its abolition. But in the wrong way and criminal insane way:On May 24th 1856 John Brown and his sons murdered five men who supported slavery. Although none of those men actually owned slaves.Later during the infamous "John Brown's Raid", Brown and his gang would illegally seize by force an armory at Harpers Ferry, Va. Take hostages. Kill a mayor and four townspeople.Not to mention the murdering of a free black man who was working as a railroad baggage handler. Would it be fair to attribute the murdering mayhem of innocent people, perpetrated by John Brown and his gang, to the cause of abolitionists? Or to their writings and...

    07/23/2010 10:57:05 AM PDT · by FactReal · 43 replies
    FactReal ^ | 7/23/2010 | FactReal
    U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES - FIRST BLACKS WERE ALL REPUBLICANS Republicans - the racists? In 1868, Republicans elected the first black person to represent them in Congress. There were no black Democrats in Congress until 1935. For almost seven decades Republicans were the ONLY ONES electing blacks to Congress. Here are the historical facts: John Willis Menard (1838-1893); Republican - Louisiana; Term: 1868 Joseph Rainey (1832-1887); Republican - South Carolina; Term:1870-1879 Jefferson F. Long (1836-1901); Republican – Georgia; Term: 1870-1871 Robert C. De Large (1842-1874); Republican - South Carolina; Term: 1871-1873 Robert B. Elliott (1842-1884); Republican - South Carolina;...
  • The Civil War and Reconstruction Era, 1845-1877:Lecture 5 Yale (Evangelicals lead fight on slavery)

    09/27/2009 10:36:49 AM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 2 replies · 422+ views
    Yale University ^ | January 2008 | Professor David Blight
    .....But what began to radicalize American anti-slavery activists? First, it was Evangelical Christianity. Some of the radicalism they took from their faith. They took from the so-called Second Great Awakening. They took from this idea that somehow, it was their duty, it was their place in the world--many of them were the sons and daughters of ministers--to save souls. And if you'd been inspired by Charles Grandison Finney out in Oberlin, Ohio, or--as Theodore Weld had--or a number of other ministers across the North, that it was your duty to go save souls, it was only one step further--and Finney...
  • When Disadvantages Collide

    06/04/2008 3:03:28 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 2 replies · 62+ views
    Washington Post ^ | June 2, 2008 | Shankar Vedantam
    One hundred forty-three years ago, women's suffrage advocate Elizabeth Cady Stanton faced a conundrum: With the Civil War over, Stanton had to decide whether to support the 14th and 15th amendments to the Constitution, which enabled black men to vote -- at a time when white women such as herself still did not have that right. Stanton decided to oppose the amendments: "As the celestial gate to civil rights is slowly moving on its hinges, it becomes a serious question whether we had better stand aside and see Sambo walk into the kingdom first." The question of what to do...
  • Cruellest trade (How attitudes toward freedom evolved, irony often of tyranny intro after slavery)

    02/03/2005 9:26:49 PM PST · by baseball_fan · 2 replies · 296+ views
    The Economist ^ | Feb 3rd 2005 | Staff
    "snip...Why an ancient practice [of slavery], condemned neither by the New Testament nor by Christian tradition, was recognised as unacceptable by growing numbers of men and women in the second half of the 18th century has long puzzled historians." "snip...It was not until 1833 that slavery was finally outlawed in the British empire, although that was 30 years before the United States and more than 50 before the Spanish colonies. Abolitionists were needed to the end."
  • Plan to honor abolitionist causes rift in Talbot County (Frederick Douglass)

    02/09/2004 12:18:08 PM PST · by chance33_98 · 173+ views
    Plan to honor abolitionist causes rift in Talbot County Easton - Supporters of a plan to build a statue honoring abolitionist Frederick Douglass are angry that Talbot County Council has shelved the proposal. Douglass was born in the area in 1818 and sponsors of the memorial want to build the statue on the lawn at the county courthouse. But some council members say the lawn is traditionally reserved for monuments to the county's war heroes -- including those who fought for the Confederacy. The council members suggest that the library or a park might be a better place for...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Harpers Ferry Raid (10/16/1859) - Sep. 4th, 2003

    09/04/2003 5:35:20 AM PDT · by tmprincesa · 46 replies · 2,256+ views
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. God Bless America...................................................................................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members...