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  • What is a Founding Father?

    07/07/2011 8:14:19 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 15 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | July 4, 2011 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    WHAT IS A FOUNDING FATHER? By John F. Di Leo, in Illinois Review, July 4, 2011 A.D. Every year for two centuries plus, the American people have celebrated the events of June and July, 1776… those fiery weeks when the Continental Congress debated changing their focus from improving our relationship with the King and Parliament who ruled them, to terminating that relationship once and for all. On a broader scale, on Independence Day, we champion the Founding Fathers, those wise and courageous patriots who managed this transition, who won us our independence and set these United States on the course...
  • EDITORIAL: Bachmann was right--The Founding Founders did fight against slavery

    07/06/2011 7:04:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 07/01/2011 | The Editors
    “There is not a man living who wishes more sincerely than I do, to see a plan adopted for the abolition of it.” - George Washington, letter to Robert Morris, April 12, 1786 “Every measure of prudence, therefore, ought to be assumed for the eventual total extirpation of slavery from the United States. … I have, throughout my whole life, held the practice of slavery in … abhorrence.” - John Adams, letter to Robert Evans, June 8, 1819 “It is much to be wished that slavery may be abolished. The honour of the States, as well as justice and humanity,...
  • What is a Founding Father?

    07/04/2011 8:07:26 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Illinois Review ^ | July 4, 2011 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Every year for two centuries plus, the American people have celebrated the events of June and July, 1776… those fiery weeks when the Continental Congress debated changing their focus from improving our relationship with the King and Parliament who ruled them, to terminating that relationship once and for all. On a broader scale, on Independence Day, we champion the Founding Fathers, those wise and courageous patriots who managed this transition, who won us our independence and set these United States on the course to greatness. In addition to celebrating these actions, it might also be worthwhile to ponder who these...
  • Founding Fathers Were 'Guys Who Didn't Give Women the Vote and Let Slavery Stand' (ABC)

    ABC's "This Week" began its Independence Day weekend program with a segment that echoed Time magazine's cover story questioning whether the Constitution matters anymore. After historian Douglas Brinkley said, "We shouldn't act like [the Founding Fathers] were somehow omnipotent," ABC's John Donvan responded, "They were not gods, they were guys - guys who didn't give women the vote and let slavery stand"
  • Why doesn’t John Adams have a memorial?

    07/02/2011 6:59:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07/02/2011 | Akexander Hefner
    When President Obama ponders tough decisions at the White House, he may join the cadre of presidents who have sought inspiration in the Truman Balcony’s stunning vista, gazing at the Washington Monument and the Jefferson Memorial, which commemorate our first and third commanders in chief. But there’s a man missing from this presidential panorama. Where is John Adams, our feisty second president and lifelong American patriot? If George Washington was the sword of the revolution and Thomas Jefferson the pen, why have we neglected the voice of our nation’s independence? Adams himself predicted this omission. “Monuments will never be erected...
  • Capra Crucifixion (The Spiritual I.Q. of The Founding Fathers & A Palin-Less Debate MUST read)

    06/29/2011 11:31:43 PM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 31 replies
    US for Palin ^ | June 29, 2011 | TwoLegsGood
    Originally appearing on US4Palin, @Twolegsgood, a Palin supporter from Hollywood, writes an excellent piece about the need for a Capra-esque leader, such as Governor Palin, to make a fight for our country. The analogy is fitting. Both of Governor Palin’s books discuss her admiration for a character in one of Capra’s films, Jefferson Smith from Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. In Going Rogue, Governor Palin notes how she had a picture of Jefferson Smith with her at her desk as an inspiration, and in America by Heart, she references Jefferson Smith’s story of character in light of adversity and smears....
  • Time Mag’s Constitutional Baby Babble

    06/27/2011 5:07:14 PM PDT · by mjonesee04 · 5 replies
    Several readers sent me for comment a lengthy cover article in Time Magazine by managing editor Richard Stengel. Stengel’s piece is one result of new public interest in our Constitution and in “first principles”—interest that has forced political liberals to think about the document’s real meaning. While it’s good that they are now addressing it, like a baby learning language the results are often garbled. Correcting all of the irrelevancies, distortions, and errors in his essay of nearly 5000 words would take far longer than it is worth. Below is just a sample: Stengel: “Here are a few things the...
  • Progressives target the constitution (Time shreds it, CNN shrugs it off)

    06/24/2011 8:49:11 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Time and CNN
    This is how the progressives do it. Plant some seeds, then before you know it these kinds of ideas will be all over the media. Time magazine cover features shredded U.S. Constitution, asks if it still matters And This Exists: Iceland Rewrites Their Constitution Using Suggestions Through Twitter This second link has me more troubled than the first. The things that Fareed Zakaria are saying could practically be lifted right out of the pages of The Road to Serfdom. I don't think it's possible to state just how much danger we are in. These progressives are out for blood.
  • The Founding Fathers Were Anti-War, but Pro-ZOT!

    06/14/2011 3:32:13 PM PDT · by Tom Mullen · 59 replies
    Tommullen.net ^ | 6/12/2011 | Tom Mullen
    The 2012 presidential election cycle is underway. With the Democratic candidate a foregone conclusion, there is not much uncertainty about where the Democratic Party is going. For better or worse, Democrats will likely continue to “dance with who brung them,” meaning Barack Obama and his brand of 21st century liberalism. Not so on the Republican side. After historic defeats and victories in the past two elections, respectively, the Republican Party has yet to define itself for the future. It must come to grips with the fact that its miraculous comeback in 2010, after crushing defeats in the presidential and congressional...
  • Upon What Foundation Do You Wish to Build The Future of the U.S.A.?

    05/23/2011 6:20:00 AM PDT · by BillKneer · 5 replies
    The Patriot Statesman ^ | 5-22-2011 | Bill Kneer
    As a nation we have a government that reflects the people of this nation. Our founding Fathers set up our nation based on simple Biblical truths and Biblical morality. Our laws are based on the nd 10 commandments. Don’t believe me? Well look at the top of the Supreme Court building and you will see Moses holding the Ten Commandments with the last 5 visible and in Hebrew. Today many on the left and some on the far right “Libertarian Right” are fighting to change our nation from within and put out the light on our Shining City Upon a...
  • Can An American Who Believes in the US Constitution, Be Elected President of the USA?

    03/21/2011 12:39:44 PM PDT · by pinochet · 30 replies
    There is an old joke that circulates among right-wing libertarians, which says that any American President who attempts to govern according to the US constitution, would be impeached. But the America of today, makes the founding fathers turn over in their graves. The last American President to govern according to the constitution, was William Howard Taft (1909 - 1913). Taft was later appointed as the Chief Justice of the United States in 1921, by President Warren G. Harding. Woodrow Wilson (1913 - 1921) turned America from a Republic into a global empire, similar to the Roman Empire. He imposed the...
  • The Faith of our Founding Fathers

    02/07/2011 5:00:31 PM PST · by EmilyGeiger · 1 replies
    A special discussion tonight with Dave Miller regarding the impact of the Bible on the founding of our nation. Dr. Miller is a graduate of Lubbock Christian University, where he earned a B.A. degree in speech and Bible. He earned his M.A. degree in speech communication from Texas Tech University, and his M.Th. and M.A.R. from the Harding Graduate School of Religion.
  • Property

    02/05/2011 6:18:31 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 44 replies · 1+ views
    The National Gazette ^ | March 29, 1792 | James Madison
    Read this short column and weep, for as a people we have squandered our legacy. Madison: This term [property] in its particular application means "that dominion which one man claims and exercises over the external things of the world, in exclusion of every other individual." In its larger and juster meaning, it embraces every thing to which a man may attach a value and have a right; and which leaves to every one else the like advantage. In the former sense, a man's land, or merchandize, or money is called his property. In the latter sense, a man has a...
  • Direct Election of President Considered by Founding Fathers

    01/26/2011 5:09:06 AM PST · by MichaelNewton · 68 replies
    What Would The Founders Think? ^ | 1/26/11 | Michael Newton
    Many today want to get rid of the electoral college method of choosing our president. For example, there is a book called Why the Electoral College Is Bad for America. It has quite a lot of good information in it, though the author draws the wrong conclusion. Or search Google for “electoral college failure” and browse through some of the 333,000 results. Attacks on the electoral college system accelerated after the 2000 election in which Al Gore won more popular votes but George Bush won the electoral college. The Founding Fathers considered, debated, and voted on different methods of choosing...
  • Bill Maher Rewrites and Ignores History to Pit the Founding Fathers Against the Tea Party

    01/18/2011 10:34:32 PM PST · by Walter Scott Hudson · 20 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | January 17, 2011 | Calvin Freiburger
    Left-wing satirist Bill Maher is taking his hatred of the Tea Party movement to the next level. Evidently epithets like crazy, stupid, and racist no longer satisfy him, and he’s decided it’s time to hit "teabaggers" where it really hurts: by mocking their reverence for America’s Founding Fathers, suggesting the Founders’ values aren’t their own: “[T]he Founding Fathers would have hated your guts…and what’s more, you would have hated them. They were everything you despise. They studied science, read Plato, hung out in Paris, and thought the Bible was mostly bullshit.” Maher got a crack in at the Founders as...
  • Why the Constitution vexes the left

    01/06/2011 2:25:02 AM PST · by Scanian · 25 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 5, 2011 | SETH LIPSKY
    The Republican plan to start off the first session of the new House of Representatives today with a reading of the United States Constitution is giving the left the fantods -- and with good reason. At Salon, Michael Lind gives us a piece headlined, "Let's stop pretending the Constitution is sacred." Ezra Klein, a Washington Post blogger, told a TV interviewer that the reading as a "gimmick" and suggested the Constitution isn't binding (though he later backpedaled). And David Corn, under the title "The House GOP Weaponizes the Constitution," argues that the Founding Fathers "wouldn't cotton to lawmakers exploiting their...
  • Democratic Aristocracy

    12/10/2010 7:54:23 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
    The American Conservative ^ | December 9, 2010 | Sean Scallon
    It’s rather dismaying to see the thoughtful and well-regarded online magazine Front Porch Republic being roiled by a series of articles written by editor John Medaille celebrating the virtues of monarchism as compared to democracy. I don’t believe John’s point was call for the U.S. to build its own Buckingham Palace or design its own crown and scepter, which will never happen in a million years. It was to simply show the follies of democratism as a guarantor of the public’s liberties compared to an enlightened king (one tyrant 3,000 miles away as compared to 3,000 tyrants one mile a...
  • New License Plate for Virginia | In God We Trust

    11/13/2010 5:48:06 PM PST · by RightSideNews · 30 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 11/13/10 | Right Side News
    IN GOD WE TRUST: Virginia Bill is sponsored in the Assembly by Valley legislators, Sen. Mark Obenshain and Del. Dickie Bell andrequires at least 350 pre-filed applications to be on hand for approval, we are urging Valley residents to file their applications as soon as possible.
  • Diversity vs. E Pluribus Unum

    10/31/2010 11:00:13 PM PDT · by Gum Shoe · 14 replies
    Red State Zombie ^ | October 22, 2010 | Red State Zombie
    Diversity. What a pleasant sounding word. I see colorful posters bearing the word placed in prominence around the office where I work. I often see the word applied in noble motto: “Strength in Diversity” or “Celebrate Diversity”. What a lovely sentiment. What could be wrong with that? I am a German American, whose original German-born ancestor arrived in the United States of America in 1853 following the death of his first wife. I’m quite sure his life in Germany was shattered. He came to America destitute, with small children in tow. He remarried an Ohio woman and settled in the...
  • If Obama Wants To Call Me A Radical…So Be It!

    10/26/2010 6:49:16 AM PDT · by Brittany Pounders · 7 replies
    www.LibertyJuice.com ^ | October 26, 2010 | Brittany Pounders
    Am I a radical? Are you a radical? Are all freedom loving Americans who want the government to stick to their constitutional limits now to be labeled as extremist? This seems to be the case and perhaps is a new tactic used by the leftist and the Obama administration in an effort to disparage and disrupt the effect that the Tea Party and those involved with the conservative party are having on American politics. Abandoning the Oval Office in favor of campaigning for the Democrats, Obama’s latest stump speech reported by Breitbart: "US President Barack Obama on Friday branded Republicans...