Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $45,501
51%  
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 51%!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: presidents

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Mike Pence Compares Donald Trump To Teddy Roosevelt, Who Said White People Were The 'Forward Race'

    08/18/2017 8:58:21 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 72 replies
    newsweek ^ | Harriet Sinclair
    Vice President Mike Pence compared President Donald Trump to former President Teddy Roosevelt, who believed white people were “the forward race.” Speaking on Tuesday, just days after violence at a white supremacist rally left one person dead, Pence made the unfortunate comparison between the U.S.’ 26th president and Trump. “In President Donald Trump, the United States once again has a president whose vision, energy and can-do spirit is reminiscent of President Teddy Roosevelt,” Pence said in comments reported by Guardian correspondent Ben Jacobs.
  • President Roosevelt Liked Silenced Rifles

    08/17/2017 1:35:37 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 August, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    President Teddy Roosevelt was a big fan of silencers. The only silencers available to him were Maxim silencers. A silencer for his take-down model 94 Winchester 30-30, above, cost $9.70 in 1909.  He used the rifle frequently on his Sagamore Hill estate on Long Island, New York.  It was the classic use of a suppressed rifle. He used it to cull pests without disturbing his neighbors, the Duponts and the Tiffanys . From rarewinchesters.com: Whenever Winchester introduced a new model, Roosevelt was quick to put it through its paces. He acquired an 1894 similar to all his other rifles...
  • Harry Truman once compared the press to prostitutes

    08/17/2017 6:25:21 AM PDT · by pabianice · 38 replies
    New York Post ^ | 5/17/17 | Massarella
    Donald Trump isn’t the only U.S. president who loved to bash the Washington press corps. The original “Give ‘em Hell” Harry S. Truman called journalists covering the White House “prostitutes of the mind” in a letter written on Dec. 29, 1955 to pal Dean Acheson. In the salty letter, a copy of which was obtained by The Post, Truman rails against newspaper writers and columnists, calling them “more dangerous” than street walkers. “Presidents and the members of their Cabinets and their staff members have been slandered and misrepresented since George Washington,” Truman wrote in the hand-written diatribe. “When the press...
  • Al Sharpton: America Should Stop Funding The Jefferson Memorial

    08/17/2017 6:26:58 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 48 replies
    YouTube ^ | 8/16/2017
    Published on Aug 16, 2017 Al Sharpton tells Charlie Rose that the Jefferson Memorial should no longer be funded by American taxpayers because Jefferson was a slave holder. Video @ link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gg4XKIX1bs4
  • Inevitable: Chicago Pastor Demands Washington Name be Removed from Park Because of Slavery Ties

    08/17/2017 5:30:39 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 19 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 08/16/17 | Kemberlee Kaye
    A Chicago Pastor is demanding George Washington’s name be removed from a city park because Washington was a slave owner. He’s also targeting a park named after Andrew Jackson....this is the natural progression of things — once you begin erasing historical monuments, there is no end. When it becomes wholly accepted to impose current values on historical figures and events, why bother with history at all?
  • Former President Jimmy Carter releases statement on North Korea

    08/15/2017 4:20:05 PM PDT · by Enchante · 64 replies
    Carter Center via Fox5Atlanta ^ | August 10, 2017 | Jimmy Carter
    ATLANTA - Former United States President Jimmy Carter released a statement Thursday after the recent comments made back and forth between United States officials and North Korea. Here is the statement: ======================================================= "The harsh rhetoric from Washington and Pyongyang during recent months has exacerbated an already confrontational relationship between our countries, and has probably eliminated any chance of good faith peace talks between the United States and North Korea. In addition to restraining the warlike rhetoric, our leaders need to encourage talks between North Korea and other countries, especially China and Russia. The recent UN Security Council unanimous vote for...
  • Take down 'racist' Theodore Roosevelt statue, activists tell New York museum

    08/15/2017 12:42:36 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 93 replies
    Hundreds of activists gathered at the American Museum of Natural History on Monday to take down the “racist” statue of Theodore Roosevelt and an urgent call to rename Columbus Day. More than 200 people cheered outside the museum as activists covered the statue of Roosevelt on horseback flanked by an African American and Native American on either side and demanded it be ultimately removed. “A stark embodiment of the white supremacy that Roosevelt himself espoused and promoted,” the group explained in a statement. “The statue is seen as an affront to all who pass it on entering the museum, but...
  • Vanity: Google Now Saying Lincoln Wasn't Republican

    08/12/2017 6:21:10 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 74 replies
    Vanity
    Abraham Lincoln 16th U.S. President Abraham Lincoln was an American politician and lawyer who served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Wikipedia Born: February 12, 1809, Hodgenville, KY Height: 6′ 4″ Assassinated: April 15, 1865, Petersen House, Washington, D.C. Party: National Union Party Children: Robert Todd Lincoln, Tad Lincoln, William Wallace Lincoln, Edward Baker Lincoln
  • Top secret memo reveals CIA thought John F Kennedy assassination was possible payback [trunc]

    08/03/2017 11:16:46 PM PDT · by advance_copy · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 3, 2017 | Chris Spargo
    A memo drafted almost 12 years after the assassination of John F. Kennedy reveals that a number of top intelligence workers believed that there may have been Castro-Cuban involvement in the fatal shooting of the president. That argument is based largely on the six-day trip that Lee Harvey Oswald took to Mexico just two months before the assassination, which is detailed for the first time in the 26-page memo. The assassination may have been carried out in retaliation to the attempts the CIA had made on Castro's life argues the memo, with Oswald possibly deciding it was crucial to murder...
  • Jimmy Carter collapses from dehydration, rushed to hospital

    07/13/2017 12:40:34 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 71 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 13, 2017 | Bob Fredericks
    Ex-president Jimmy Carter was rushed to a Canadian hospital Thursday for dehydration as he was building a new Habitat for Humanity house in Winnipeg, according to a Canadian news network. Carter, 92, was working on the home when he “collapsed,” a volunteer told CBC News. Paramedics and firefighters rushed to help him and an ambulance took him to a hospital. “President Carter has been working hard all week. He was dehydrated working in the hot sun and has been taken offsite for observation. He encourages everyone to stay hydrated and keep building,” a statement from the Carter Center said.
  • CNN Just Published A Fake Quote From Abraham Lincoln

    07/05/2017 2:49:09 PM PDT · by grayboots · 39 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 7/5/2017 | Mollie Hemingway
    CNN tweeted out quotes from notable Americans for the Fourth of July. Here was one of the quotes they tweeted from Abraham Lincoln: "Let the people know the facts, and the country will be safe"-Abraham Lincoln The quote, which is also displayed at the Newseum, was interpreted as yet another attack from the media giant against the president. The Independent ran a story about it headlined, “CNN taunts Trump on July 4 with Abraham Lincoln quote on facts: The post did not mention the President, but it was obvious who it was directed at.” Critic and playwright Terry Teachout had...
  • Slave quarters of Sally Hemings, the maid who gave birth to six of Thomas Jefferson’s children found

    07/03/2017 6:20:40 PM PDT · by Bodleian_Girl · 375 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 7/3/17 | CECILE BORKHATARIA
    Archaeologists have discovered an area in Thomas Jefferson's plantation home that was once the living quarters of Sally Hemings - a slave with whom he is believed to have had six children. Her room, which was built in 1809 and was 14 feet, 8 inches wide and 13 feet long, was next to Thomas Jefferson's room. However, the bedroom went unnoticed for decades and the area was even made into a men's bathroom in 1941. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4662350/Archaeologists-Sally-Hemings-room-Monticello.html#ixzz4lozvk7ZB Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Teddy Roosevelt’s 100-year-old Message to Trump’s Enemies

    06/29/2017 7:44:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 29, 2017 | Will Alexander
    When a bullet tore into Teddy Roosevelt’s chest during a campaign stop in Milwaukee in 1912, a crowd ganged up on the would-be assassin after TR’s stenographer, a former football player, tackled him to the ground.“Lynch him! Kill him!” the crowd shouted. A wounded Roosevelt raised his hand to restore order. Roosevelt was well-acquainted with the passions that ripen the political environment for assassination.  He became a state assemblyman in 1882 after President Garfield was assassinated at a railroad station where, as it turns out, Robert Todd Lincoln – Abraham’s son – was present.  And, in 1901, he was sworn...
  • Will The Resistance Protest? Trump Figure Will Speak At Disney’s Hall Of Presidents

    06/28/2017 7:02:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/28/2017 | John Sexton
    Every time a new American president is elected, the Disney company shuts down its Hall of Presidents attraction in order to add a new animatronic figure to the show. This year the resistance made sure that things weren’t business as usual. A petition was started as soon as the attraction closed to ensure that the new figure representing President Trump would not be allowed to speak.Monday we learned that, despite partisan efforts to silence him, the president’s animatronic doppelganger will get a speaking role in the show, just like previous presidents. But according to one source who spoke to...
  • Trump team battling Disney over speech in ‘Hall of Presidents’ attraction: report

    06/27/2017 7:57:36 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 33 replies
    THE HILL ^ | June 27,2017 | By Mallory Shelbourne
    President Trump’s team has reportedly been battling Walt Disney World Imagineers over the president’s speech for The Hall of Presidents’ exhibit in Magic Kingdom. A source described to Vice the back-and-forth between Disney and Trump’s aides, who have insisted that they will write the speech Trump’s robot will give during the attraction. "When Disney tried to get this process started earlier this year," the source explained to Vice, "Trump's people said, 'We'll be writing the speech that the President's Audio-Animatronic figure will be saying.'" The Imagineers for speeches have in the past worked with the various presidents’ teams to write...
  • Did Woodrow Wilson read James Madison's debate notes?

    06/24/2017 9:22:13 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 12 replies
    This is fully conjecture, but I'm convinced that the answer is yes. During the time in which Wilson was inventing the concept of the "living and breathing constitution", Wilson made the following observations: (Constitutional Government, page 55) The government of the United States was constructed upon the Whig theory of political dynamics, which was a sort of unconscious copy of the Newtonian theory of the universe [see: Newtonian government]. In our own day, whenever we discuss the structure or development of anything, whether in nature or in society, we consciously or unconsciously follow Darwin; but before Darwin, they followed Newton....
  • In the Trump era, Obama nostalgia is a booming industry (Barf Alert!)

    06/23/2017 11:50:42 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 20 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 06/23/17 | Michael Memoli
    Pat Cunnane spent six years in the White House helping to promote Barack Obama’s message. From the outside, he still does: On Tuesday, Cunnane became the latest Obama alumnus to land a contract for a book on his experiences. While much of the world obsesses about the more impetuous musings of President Trump — or perhaps in reaction to that obsession — a new market for Obama nostalgia is manifest in the growing number of books, podcasts and TV and film treatments by or involving young veterans from the Obama stable.
  • I Never Knew That Abraham Lincoln Ordered The Largest MASS HANGING IN US HISTORY, Or Why He Did It

    06/17/2017 6:14:26 PM PDT · by plain talk · 575 replies
    The Daily Check ^ | May 29, 2017
    People think that Abe Lincoln was such a benevolent President. He was actually a bit of a tyrant. He attacked the Confederate States of America, who seceded from the Union due to tax and tariffs. (If you think it was over slavery, you need to find a real American history book written before 1960.) This picture is of 38 Santee Sioux Indian men that were ordered to be executed by Abraham Lincoln for treaty violations (IE: hunting off of their assigned reservation). So, on December 26, 1862, the “Great Emancipator” ordered the largest mass execution in American History, where the...
  • Happy 100th birthday, John F. Kennedy

    05/29/2017 7:44:00 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 63 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 29, 2017
    John F. Kennedy would be 100 years old on Monday, were he still alive. The 35th president of the United States was killed in 1963, midway through his term in office, but he is revered today as one of the most towering figures in modern American politics.
  • For the Record: Democrats Called For Last 4 GOP Presidents To be Impeached

    05/21/2017 9:58:46 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 14 replies
    While the lying mainstream makes it seem that Democrats are onto something with impeachment talk of President Trump, they fail to show that Democrats have called for the impeachment of GOP presidents in ‘81, ’83, ’84, ’91, ’04, ‘05, and ‘07.Investors Business Daily reported: The fact that some Democrats are already calling for the impeachment of President Trump is hardly news. What is news is the fact that even some ardent liberals are worried that reflexively jumping on the impeachment bandwagon is folly. According to a list compiled by CNN, 27 Democrats have so far come out in favor of...