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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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...
  • How and When America Lost Its Way: Corporate America No Longer Represents “We The People”

    10/10/2010 2:46:26 PM PDT · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 14 replies ^ | October 9, 2010 | Lyle J. Rapacki, Ph.D.
    Editor's Note: Lyle J. Rapacki, Ph.D. is a frequent contributor to Rapacki is an independent intelligence analyst. The head of SENTINEL INTELLIGENCE SERVICES, LLC, Rapacki receives and disseminates critical intelligence and policy information from and to law enforcement, intelligence and homeland security officials, and government and community leaders; Rapacki is the author of dozens of white papers, bulletins and briefings, and he is frequently called on to share his expertise with public and private security directors and organizations. A History Lesson: How Elite Replaced Founding Fathers' Grand Vision Of A Republic With Corporate America by Lyle J. Rapacki, Ph.D....

    09/17/2010 8:35:34 PM PDT · by TheFreedomPoster · 15 replies
    Red County ^ | September 17, 2010 | Matthew Burke
    On September 17, 1787, the greatest political document in the history of mankind was established, the United States Constitution. Today, September 17, is Constitution Day! Simply put, the Constitution was created by "radical right-wingers" (or at least that's what the elitists in the ruling class would refer to them as) for two main purposes...
  • O'Donnell and the Founding Fathers

    09/17/2010 10:30:44 AM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 1 replies
    From SeaTto Shining Sea ^ | 9/17/10 | Purple Mountains
    As I was pondering the unexpected primary win of Christine O’Donnell in Delaware, and whether or not to donate to her campaign, I was reminded of what the signers of the Declaration of Independence had risked. They actually risked, as they put it, a “pledge to each other our lives, our Fortunes, & our sacred Honor”. They really meant that because, if the British won, these signers would all be hung. What am I risking by making a donation to O’Donnell? That she will lose, or that she will not carry out her pledge to the Tea Parties to be...
  • What the Tea Party Needs to Hear

    09/14/2010 6:20:42 AM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 17 replies
    Polycentric Order ^ | September 6, 2010 | Philip Hayes
    The Tea- Party has finally come to Comanche County. And so I suppose this is my cue to finally get involved. But before I do I would like to address a few things. In the first place its important to recognize that not all of the “founding fathers” were patriots. There was quite a large contingency of men during those formative years that were not in favor of liberty for mankind, nor for low taxation, nor for a limited government. Ben Franklin at one point put fourth the idea of doing away with the states entirely and having a single...
  • A Civil Religion: Is Islam Un-American?

    09/12/2010 11:13:30 AM PDT · by Silverfiddle · 18 replies
    Western Hero ^ | 12 September, 2010 | silverfiddle
    Build it or We'll Keeeeeel You! Imam Ralph came right out and said it to Soledad O'Brien when she asked him about the possibility of moving the mosque site:  Rauf gave a reply that boils down to a threat. Rauf said that if his Cordoba House does not get built on his chosen site near Ground Zero, “The headlines in the Muslim world will be that Islam is under attack.” As for the message Rauf’s words might impart to the many Americans who oppose his project, his warning doesn’t sound like bridge-building. It sounds like blackmail. (Forbes - Claudia Rosett) Doctor...
  • George Washington: Letter to the Roman Catholics

    09/10/2010 11:38:48 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 24 replies
    Teaching American History ^ | March 15, 1790 | George Washington
    Gentlemen: While I now receive with much satisfaction your congratulations on my being called, by an unanimous vote, to the first station in my country; I cannot but duly notice your politeness in offering an apology for the unavoidable delay. As that delay has given you an opportunity of realizing, instead of anticipating, the benefits of the general government, you will do me the justice to believe, that your testimony of the increase of the public prosperity, enhances the pleasure which I should otherwise have experienced from your affectionate address. I feel that my conduct, in war and in peace,...
  • No, Professor Ahmed, the Founders Were Not So Fond of Islam

    09/10/2010 8:05:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | September 10, 2010 | Laura Rubenfeld
    While doing the MSM circuit this week, American University professor Akbar Ahmed told some whoppers about Adams, Jefferson, and Franklin Akbar Ahmed, the chair of Islamic studies at American University, has advised many government officials, including General Petraeus, Richard Holbrooke, and George W. Bush. He speaks regularly on BBC and CNN, and has appeared on many U.S. shows, including Oprah and Nightline.To oppose the “burn the Quran” event planned by Pastor Terry Jones, Ahmed wrote an editorial for CNN in which he stated: Not only are the actions of Jones contrary to the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, but...
  • George Washington's Prophesy of America

    09/09/2010 9:59:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The father of our country, George Washington, was a man of prayer. We have all read of how he went to the thicket many times to pray during the winter his army was at Valley Forge. However, little publicity has been given to the vision and prophecy he received at that time. The account of this vision was given in 1859 by an old soldier. He gave it to a writer, Wesley Bradshaw, who published it. In the vision God revealed to George Washington that three great perils would come upon the Republic. He was given to know that America...
  • The Forgotten Man - Artist Jon McNaughton

    09/08/2010 7:28:34 AM PDT · by ChrisBoundsTX · 4 replies
    Liberty Juice ^ | 09/08/10 | Chris Bounds
    How would the Founding Fathers and the Presidents of the past react to Barak Obama’s trampling of the Constitution? What would their faces express and their body language tell you? Artist Jon McNaughton shows you: VideoDid you notice the expressions of progressive President’s that came before Obama, clapping and smiling?
  • Founding Fathers Come Alive

    09/08/2010 5:41:25 AM PDT · by AccuracyAcademia · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 8, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The funny thing about books that cover the Founding Fathers is that they generally only come alive when the authors quote their subjects. This is perhaps inevitable given that any writer will be at a disadvantage laying his own prose and conclusions beside theirs. It is a particular pitfall for academics, especially when they add their own interpretations alongside those of the luminaries. Richard H. Immerman of Temple is the latest brave soul to make such an effort in Empire For Liberty: A History of American Imperialism From Benjamin Franklin to Paul Wolfowitz. “Franklin identified six ‘Things’ in particular to...
  • Ground Zero Mosque: A Red Herring - And Irrelevant - Issue

    09/07/2010 12:26:04 PM PDT · by SixGun2010 · 12 replies
    Philadelphia Magazine ^ | September 7, 2010 | Chris Freind "Freindly Fire"
    A frequent, and well-founded, criticism of American journalism is that too many reporters focus more on a good story than telling the truth. To be fair, though, that label must also be applied to a large segment of the American people. Perhaps it’s because we’ve evolved into a quick-fix, instant-oatmeal society, or maybe it’s because tackling tough problems can seem hopelessly daunting. But maybe the main reason for the proliferation of red herring issues is that so many American politicians shamelessly take advantage of people’s fears, manipulating issues to their political --- and financial --- gain. Whatever the reason, it’s...
  • Constitutional Rights & Free Pizza

    09/07/2010 8:07:13 AM PDT · by AccuracyAcademia
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 7, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Accuracy in Academia is featuring a true patriot and accomplished writer at its Constitution Day author’s night. Allie Duzett is the author of How To Save America: A Tactical Guide For Practical Patriots. “We must devote the time it takes on a personal level to fully understand our Founding Fathers’ intent,” she writes. “It is appropriate for us all to be experts on Constitutional intent.” “We must invest our time to understand our founding documents, including not just the Constitution, but also the Declaration of Independence, the Federalist Papers, and the writings of all our Founding Fathers.” “We must learn...
  • The Real "Radicals"

    08/30/2010 8:19:50 AM PDT · by NetRight Nation · 1 replies
    NetRight Daily ^ | August 30, 2010 | Bill Wilson
    There was a time in the not-too-distant past — 234 years ago to be precise — when the ideas articulated by the tea party movement would have rightly been considered “radical.” Not just radical in their ideological composition, either, but radical in the more “irrational” sense — in that advancing these ideas was a good way to wind up dead. And that’s exactly what happened to more than 25,000 American Revolutionaries — patriots who gave their lives in order to provide the liberty we enjoy today (and which we now aspire to pass down to future generations). From its founding...

    08/20/2010 8:43:13 PM PDT · by TheFreedomPoster · 2 replies
    Red County ^ | August 20, 2010 | Matthew Burke
    Having moved into the life as a former candidate (WA-01), a citizen running for the first time, I can tell you that I’m pretty sick of the following phrases, “Well, that’s politics”, “It’s all about the money”, “We have to unite”, “Politics is dirty”, and “You can’t say that. You have to get the independent vote”. Do you think the Founding Fathers thought that way, or would accept working in such a political system?...
  • Why Does America Support Israel?

    08/19/2010 2:27:57 AM PDT · by Ari Bussel · 28 replies
    Israel: The Canary in the Coalmine by Norma Zager “I will insist the Hebrews have [contributed] more to civilize men than any other nation. If I was an atheist and believed in blind eternal fate, I should still believe that fate had ordained the Jews to be the most essential instrument for civilizing the nations…” John Adams Why in the world should anyone care about Israel? Even many Jewish people are “over it.” I mean what’s the point? Sure they invent great stuff there, but there are Jews everywhere so who needs Israel? It just causes more trouble for us...
  • Do We Still Know The Freedoms Intended For Us By The Founding Fathers? UPDATE: Thomas Sowell

    08/17/2010 12:49:47 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies ^ | August 17, 2010 | Jim Vicevich
    As I have said before and I will say again, this is the most critical election you will likely face in your lifetime. The ones who would rob you of your freedom, your liberty, all in the name of saving us from ourselves, always, and I mean always tell you who they are and what they intend to do. This video, via Hot Air, was put together by the Republican Study Committee and Congressman Tom Price. I have played each of these sound bites individually on the air, but this video puts it all together. Watch, and be affraid. Government,...
  • Obama's Founding Fathers

    08/15/2010 6:15:27 PM PDT · by dagogo redux · 10 replies
    Well, we all know of the self-disclosures from Obama's "Dreams From My Father," and we know of his recent and occasional public references to the Founding Fathers, but who are HIS "Founding Fathers"? I'll start the list with the most general, but feel free to join in. 1. Lucifer 2. Mohammed 3. Karl Marx
  • How many ways can progressives distort and rewrite history?

    08/09/2010 6:20:11 PM PDT · by RepublicnotaDemocracy · 7 replies
    Tenth Amendment Center ^ | 08-08-10 | Brion McClanahan
    How many ways can progressives distort and rewrite history? If you read a recent piece entitled “Doomed to Repeat History” by policy analyst Ian Millhiser at the progressive think tank Center for American Progress the answer would be countless. His inaccuracies, partisan propaganda, scare tactics, and mistruths scream for a response. Of course, the statist zombies who sop up progressive talking points will probably view Millhiser’s work as the trump card against “tentherism,” but that is the principal problem. Millhiser has no idea what he is talking about (surprise!). He does not understand the objectives of the Tenth Amendment movement...
  • WaPo Pooh-poohs patriotic courses being taught by Earl Taylor

    08/01/2010 8:44:58 PM PDT · by geraldmcg · 16 replies · 2+ views
    WebToday ^ | 8-1-10 | WebToday
    WaPo (The Washington Post) seems troubled lately over the growing popularity of patriotic courses being taught by Earl Taylor from the National Center for Constitutional Studies. Students are flocking to modest hotels where the courses are being taught, drinking in the history of our Founding Fathers and their vision for limited government, allowing individual citizens to pretty much govern themselves, exercising personal responsibility and embracing the work ethic, and not government largess. WaPo writer Krissah Thompson attempts to intellectually put down Teacher Taylor’s popular civil government class taught at the National Center for Constitutional Studies where students learn that what...
  • Ron Paul: Fed can't co-exist with freedom

    07/31/2010 4:28:56 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 55 replies · 1+ views
    Youtube ^ | RidleyReport
    Dr. Ron Paul explains why income tax and the FED are contradictory to individualist freedom. Most freepers disagree w/ Dr. Paul on foreign policy and I do too but this video is worth listening to.
  • American Heroes Part 1/3

    07/31/2010 1:58:35 AM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 2 replies · 2+ views
    This is a video made by someone who hates America. I thought we could have a heated discussion on this. I always knew Lincoln was a bad pres (destroyed state's rights forever) but is the info in this video accurate? The information sounds like it could be true or it could be out of context and fabricated but let's watch it and then discuss.
  • Our Era's Tom Paine - The Political Class vs. The Rest of Us

    07/30/2010 7:28:00 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 7 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/25/2010 | Jac McHugh
    Rush Limbaugh recently dedicated a substantial portion of his show to an incredible article by Angelo M. Codevilla in the current American Spectator: America's Ruling Class — And the Perils of Revolution. (Here's the text of Limbaugh's monologue.) Here's how important I think this article is: It makes me think of Thomas Paine's Common Sense. Published in January 1776, Paine's most portentuous work "fixed" in written words (like a fly is "fixed" in amber) a lot of things that people intuitively knew and felt but had never heard boldly stated in clear, plain English. And once the words had been...
  • John Hancock: A Neglected American Hero

    07/02/2010 10:41:45 PM PDT · by Salvation · 39 replies
    CE ^ | July 3rd, 2010 | Gary Scott Smith
    John Hancock: A Neglected American Hero July 3rd, 2010 by Dr. Gary Scott Smith As we celebrate the Fourth of July this year, our attention will once again turn to such luminaries as George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and Samuel Adams. However, another founder who made substantial contributions to American independence, John Hancock, is typically overlooked and underappreciated. Although he served as the first president of the Continental Congress, did more than any other man except Robert Morris to finance the American Revolution, presided over the Massachusetts convention that ratified the Constitution, and played a major role...
  • CITIZEN JOURNALISM: Founding Catholic [Father]

    07/05/2010 12:23:17 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 6 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Friday, July 3, 2009
    Charles Carroll of Carrollton (1737-1832), the only Catholic to sign the Declaration of Independence, also served as a diplomat to Canada, a U.S. senator and a Maryland state senator. He was the last of the signers of the Declaration to die. Bradley Birzer is the Russell Amos Kirk Chair in American history and director of American studies at Hillsdale College in Michigan. His book "American Cicero: The Life of Charles Carroll" is scheduled for release Feb. 15, and can be pre-ordered on Q: What role did Charles Carroll's faith play in his political life? A: A huge role. Prior...
  • The Men Who Brought Us Independence Day

    07/03/2010 9:05:46 PM PDT · by CaroleL · 11 replies ^ | 07/04/10 | CaroleL
    In honor of Independence Day, take the Founding Fathers Quiz. Find out how much you know about the men who lead the American colonies toward independence and through the first few years as the United States of America This quiz will test your knowledge of some of the most important men in American history and the roles they played during those first turbulent years. Take the quiz now.
  • God in the State Constitutions (All 50 State Constitutions Mention God)

    07/03/2010 7:38:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    GOD IN THE STATE CONSTITUTIONS The subject of God in the Constitution arises from time to time, and this site deals with the topic specificallyelsewhere. However, another question also arises: how is God referenced, if at all, in state constitutions? This list is not guaranteed to be exhaustive, but it attempts to be. Using the most recent version of each state's constitution, these words were searched for: God, Lord, Creator, Christ. Other variations were recorded when noted. Each instance is noted below, alphabetically by state name. Copied portions are excerpts only — only the sentence with the term in...
  • Ron Paul: 13th Amendment bans income tax

    06/28/2010 7:49:04 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 203 replies · 2+ views
    Youtube ^ | June 27, 2010 | RidleyReport
    Who agrees and who disagrees with Dr. Paul? I would like to see income tax abolished (it is socialism light) but what say other Freepers? Watch the video of course.
  • The Feuding Fathers

    06/26/2010 7:02:43 AM PDT · by Palter · 17 replies
    WSJ ^ | 26 June 2010 | Ron Chernow
    In the American imagination, the founding era shimmers as the golden age of political discourse, a time when philosopher-kings strode the public stage, dispensing wisdom with gentle civility. We prefer to believe that these courtly figures, with their powdered hair and buckled shoes, showed impeccable manners in their political dealings. The appeal of this image seems obvious at a time when many Americans lament the partisan venom and character assassination that have permeated the political process. Unfortunately, this anodyne image of the early republic can be quite misleading. However hard it may be to picture the founders resorting to rough-and-tumble...
  • Founders' Friday- James Madison

    06/20/2010 7:39:56 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 8 replies
    Glenn Beck ^ | June 11th
    ounding Father James Madison was not an imposing figure, standing only about 5 foot, 4 inches and weighing less than 100 pounds. He may not have been imposing to look at, but he was an intellectual force to be reckoned with. He is also often referred to as the "father of the Constitution."
  • GOP candidate declares war against U.S.? (*BARF ALERT*)

    06/15/2010 5:20:12 AM PDT · by markomalley · 57 replies · 1,283+ views
    PMS-LSD ^ | 6/15/2010 | Mark Murray
    Rick Barber -- a Tea Party Republican competing in a congressional run-off down in Alabama -- is airing the first TV ad this reporter can remember that advocates taking up arms against the United States. Seriously. In the ad (below), Barber has a discussion with men dressed up as America's founding fathers. "I would impeach him," Barber says at the beginning, obviously a reference to impeaching President Obama. Barber continues, "Today we have an Internal Revenue Service that enforces what they call a 'progressive' income tax... Now this same IRS is going to force us to buy health insurance, cram...