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  • Did the Founding Fathers Want Citizens to Have Military Weapons?

    03/12/2018 10:27:53 PM PDT · by FrankLea · 119 replies
    Trending Views ^ | 0/10/2018 | Kennon Ward
    The reason for the 2nd Amendment was written was to give the citizen Military grade weapons to protect themselves from the Government. In 1776 the Military grade weapons was a Mussel loader now it is a fully automatic weapon. Thomas Jefferson said, "an Armed man is a Citizen, an unarmed man is a subject." This country was founded on the premise that all citizens are Sovereign. I agree full auto has no place in the civilian world. They are designed to be used on fast moving vehicles or aircraft to shoot the enemy. They are also good for laying down...
  • Immigration, Internet,…: The Left’s Warped, Ridiculously Fake Federalism

    02/20/2018 10:03:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | February 19, 2018 | Seton Motley
    Our nation’s Founding Fathers - were geniuses. They overcame the unbelievable handicaps of being white, male and by nigh all accounts all heterosexual - to create the greatest form of government in the history of personkind. Amongst their very many brilliances - was federalism. The concept of a very limited federal government with expressed powers - leaving the unexpressed and all the rest to the states and the people. The Ninth and Tenth Amendments to our Constitution help lock down this federalism. The Founders knew they weren’t perfect (though they came exquisitely close). Their federalism allows states to experiment with...
  • President Eisenhower's Remarks at First National Prayer Breakfast

    02/08/2018 2:06:54 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 9 replies
    The American Presidency Project ^ | February 5, 1953 | Dwight D. Eisenhower
    There is a need we all have in these days and times for some help which comes from outside ourselves as we face the multitude of problems... Once in a while it might be a good thing for us to turn back to history. Let us study a little bit of what happened at the founding of this Nation. It's not merely the events that led up to the Revolutionary War. All of the confused problems that we were then called upon to solve were as difficult as those we face now... So when we came down to the Declaration...
  • Frederick Douglass in 1852: "What to the Slave is the 4th of July?"

    01/15/2018 11:17:47 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 62 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...
  • The Founding Fathers and the Immigration Debate

    01/14/2018 7:28:03 AM PST · by jfd1776 · 18 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | January 12, 2018 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    As we debate the ongoing question of immigration – not just who and how many to allow in, but also when, if ever, to allow them to vote – it might be helpful to remember the thoughts of our Founders on the issue. It is now common for one side of the debate to say “we’re a nation of immigrants,” giving rise to the assumption that we always believed in open borders in the past, so this current concern about a wave of cultural invaders is something new… but in fact, nothing could be further from the truth. 215 years...
  • How many Founding Fathers were themselves held in slavery?

    12/22/2017 4:29:25 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 48 replies
    A couple of years ago, I came across and wrote about an article in Ebony magazine on the topic of white slavery. This highlights yet another miscarriage of fake historians. We are all supposed to collectively shrug our shoulders, wave our hand and say "oh but that was just 'indentured servitude'. That wasn't real slavery." As the Ebony article makes clear, yes, it was very much "just as real" as the slavery we are all constantly made to feel guilty for. But I've already written what I wanted about that article. Here's the real question: How many of the Founding...
  • What Are Our Representatives Supposed to Do?

    11/15/2017 5:12:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | November 15, 2017 | Ben Shapiro
    Warning Graphic LanguageDuring America's founding era, a significant debate took place about the nature of representation in a democratically elected government. Were representatives supposed to act as simple proxies for their constituents? Or were they supposed to exercise independent judgment? Edmund Burke was a forceful advocate for the latter position: A representative, he said, was supposed to exercise his "mature judgment, his enlightened conscience. And "he ought not to sacrifice to you, to any man, or to any set of men living." John Stuart Mill, too, believed that representatives ought to act independently; he said: "A person whose desires and...
  • America's Founding Ideals Are Worth Fighting For

    11/02/2017 6:41:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | November 2, 2017 | Scott Rasmussen
    These are tough times to be optimistic about America. Terror attacks in New York City, mass shootings in Las Vegas and campus violence against targeted speakers fill the news. Rather than addressing the problems, partisan politicos act as if each tragedy is merely a platform for their own talking points. Despite this, I am optimistic about America's future. Pessimistic about our politics, to be sure, but optimistic about our nation. There are two core reasons for this optimism. The first is that politicians don't lead the nation. There are countless more effective ways that we can work together in communities...
  • Undermining America

    10/25/2017 6:24:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | October 25, 2017 | Walter E. Williams
    Our nation's leftist progressives have long sought to undermine the American values expressed in our Declaration of Independence and Constitution. Though typical Democrats and Republicans do not have this leftist hate for our nation, they have been willing accomplices in undermining the most basic value the Founding Fathers sought to promote -- limited government. Leftists have had their greatest successes in undermining American values on the nation's college campuses. Derelict and dishonest college administrators, professors and boards of trustees have given them carte blanche. Let's look at some of it. Students at the University of Virginia want to remove the...
  • America Might See a New Constitutional Convention in a Few Years

    10/02/2017 1:19:11 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 63 replies
    The Economist ^ | September 30th 2017 | Unknown
    THE I’s had been dotted; the T’s were crossed. The 55 delegates to America’s first and so-far-only constitutional convention had hammered out compromises on the separation of powers, apportionment of seats in the legislature and the future of the slave trade. But on September 15th 1787 George Mason, a plantation owner from Virginia, rose to his feet to object. Article V of the draft text laid out two paths by which future amendments could be proposed. Congress could either propose them itself, or it could summon a convention of representatives from the states to propose them. Mason warned that if...
  • John Adams: A Government of Laws, and Not Men, in Virginia

    09/16/2017 5:25:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | September 16, 2017 | Ken Blackwell
    They say past is prologue. Let’s hope so in this fall’s election for Virginia attorney general. In a state of so many founders that advanced the cause of individual liberty, religious freedom and the rule of law, Republican John Adams is running for attorney general on a record and platform that fully embraces this cause. Not only does Virginia’s John Adams share the Massachusetts founder’s name and principles, but he’s actually related to Presidents John and John Quincy Adams. The original John Adams talked famously of “a government of laws, and not of men,” and his son John Quincy remarked...
  • Thomas Jefferson, ‘emblem of white supremacy,’ targeted in UVa. students’ list of demands

    08/23/2017 7:15:50 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 60 replies
    University of Virginia students have issued a list of demands regarding a statue of Thomas Jefferson on campus because his visage allegedly serves as “an emblem of white supremacy.” President Trump asked reporters on Aug. 15 if violence in Charlottesville over historical monuments would inspire campaigns against the nation’s third present. A coalition of minority student groups answered his call less than one week later with a list of demands for administrators. The Minority Rights Coalition hosted a “March to Reclaim Our Grounds” on Aug. 21, at which point they revealed a ten-point ultimatum obtained by Campus Reform on Wednesday....
  • CNN ..Warns 'America Is Close to Slavery Now,' ..George Washington and Confederates Equally Bad

    08/19/2017 11:08:39 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 88 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | 08/19/2017 | Virginia Kruta
    The conversation about monuments — particularly which should stay and which should go — has eclipsed nearly all other conversations in the week following a rally-turned-near-riot in Charlottesville, Virginia. CNN's Kate Bolduan spoke to liberal analyst Angela Rye on Thursday, asking her whether the uproar was truly just about the monuments. Rye claimed that the problem ran much deeper than that: .. Rye concluded her argument by asserting that America was very close to once again being a nation of slavery: “We definitely need to learn about it so that we don't repeat it, because we're very close to repeating...
  • To Move Our Nation Forward, Lift Up America's Founding Ideals

    08/17/2017 7:36:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | August 17, 2017 | Scott Rasmussen
    In the decade leading up to America's War for Independence, much of the drama took place in and around Boston. Sam Adams was the ringleader on the colonial side and public enemy number one to the British. He had been thinking about liberty and independence since he attended Harvard decades before. He was motivated partly because what we would now call the Regulatory State targeted his family because of their political views. Eventually, British troops were sent to occupy Boston and keep things from getting out of hand. Naturally, the occupying force was hated and the tension between colonists and...
  • It’s Time To Blow Up Mount Rushmore

    08/16/2017 10:14:06 AM PDT · by McGruff · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/15/2017 | Scott Greer
    If the Left takes follows the course of its own logic, then there’s one landmark they should want to blow up ASAP — besides Stone Mountain. It’s Mount Rushmore. All four presidents carved into stone on the mountain would be called white supremacists today. So it would make sense for our progressive nation to wipe them from the face of the landmark. Let’s start with Washington. He owned slaves. He approved the Naturalization Act of 1790 that restricted citizenship to “free white men.” He also earned the nickname “Town Destroyer” from the Iroquois for he fought against Indian tribes. Jefferson...
  • "The Root" magazine engages in gross historical malpractice

    07/05/2017 7:08:34 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 9 replies
    It's such a shame to see a magazine that claims to be "The Root", be so willing to ignore "the roots" of what you would think would be their own history. Recently, The Root engaged in gross historical malpractice by giving voice to people who would benefit greatly from learning their own true history. They created a short video titled "No Country for Me." This is (among many reasons) one of the reasons why I recorded William Cooper Nell's 1855 book The Colored Patriots of the American Revolution as an audiobook. There are many outlets out there, even outlets such...
  • 'There You Go Again' Liberals, Denying Our 'Rendezvous With Destiny'

    07/04/2017 8:50:23 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/04/17 | Katy Grimes
    Happy Independence Day July 4, 2017! As crazed Democrats are trying to impeach our duly elected United States President, important reminders by our founding fathers and greatest modern day Presidents and world leaders are never more relevant. “Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.”—Abraham Lincoln, 16th U.S. President America’s second President and drafter of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson warned,”The course of history shows that as a government grows, liberty decreases.”
  • On this day in History: Congress votes for independence

    07/02/2017 9:40:04 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies ^ | July 2, 1776
    On this day in 1776, the Second Continental Congress, assembled in Philadelphia, formally adopts Richard Henry Lee’s resolution for independence from Great Britain. The vote is unanimous, with only New York abstaining. The resolution had originally been presented to Congress on June 7, but it soon became clear that New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and South Carolina were as yet unwilling to declare independence, though they would likely be ready to vote in favor of a break with England in due course. Thus, Congress agreed to delay the vote on Lees Resolution until July 1. In the intervening...
  • Mark Levin's 'Rediscovering Americanism'

    06/30/2017 6:57:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | June 30, 2017 | David Limbaugh
    My friend Mark Levin is nothing if not a patriot of the first order. He loves the United States and its founding principles -- and his latest book, "Rediscovering Americanism," explains his passion and encourages ours. Levin believes that America's greatness lies in its unique founding ideals -- and documents -- and correctly observes how far we've strayed from those principles and the structure of government they inspired. In his other books, Levin has outlined the problems confronting us and proposed solutions, but in this book, he takes a deeper look into the Framers' vision and examines the anatomy and...
  • Trashing the American Revolution in the Age of Hysteria

    06/02/2017 8:08:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | June 2, 2017 | Suzanne Fields
    Liberal hysteria over Donald Trump was hardly required to pose questions about the "patriotic myths" of the Founding Fathers, but his elevation to the Oval Office has accelerated the trashing of the heroic past, even the stories of the American Revolution that generations of school children cherished. It's not just Parson Weems' imaginative tale of George Washington cutting down his father's cherished cherry tree, and his owning up with his assertion that "I cannot tell a lie." That story, from the first biography of the first president, has long been exposed as the fiction of a teaching moment meant...