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  • Understanding the Culture with William Federer (Understanding how the government of the US was overthrown would be a better title, IMHO.)

    08/12/2021 7:35:37 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | August 11, 2021 | William Federer
    Historian William Federer will be here for a 3-night event. Topics include: The Progression of Religious Intolerance, Slavery to Racial Tension, and Socialism: Does it Deliver on its Promises? Join us Wednesday-Friday, Aug. 11, 12, & 13, 7PM (PST).
  • Joe Biden: Requiring Voter ID Is Bringing Back The Civil War

    07/19/2021 10:19:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 19, 2021 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    Those who minimize the Civil War (based on a racialist agenda denying America's arc toward freedom) are trumpeting its significance to magnify election disputes.It was always a mistake to treat the ravings of a man who once told African Americans that Mitt Romney would “put y’all back in chains” as having credibility on racial issues or history. When then-Vice President Joe Biden uttered that hyperbolic lie during a 2012 campaign speech, that sort of calumny against Republicans seemed to embarrass even partisan Democrats.Republicans skewered his claim that a GOP stand on financial regulatory policy was the harbinger of the return...
  • It’s Critical Race Theory That Is Un-American, Not Laws Banning It

    07/07/2021 10:13:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 7, 2021 | Joy Pullman
    This is not about banning racists from speaking, but in using representative government to deny them the privilege of receiving taxpayer sinecures to help them pursue America's collapse.This is not about banning racists from speaking, but in using representative government to deny them the privilege of receiving taxpayer sinecures to help them pursue America's collapse. Here is what these authors propose in lieu of state legislatures ensuring good instruction in public schools:A wiser response to problematic elements of what is being labeled critical race theory would be twofold: propose better curriculums and enforce existing civil rights laws. Title VI and...
  • Independence Day - "GREATEST REVOLUTION that has ever taken place IN THE WORLD'S HISTORY"-Ronald Reagan

    07/04/2021 6:14:01 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 5 replies
    American Minute ^ | July 4, 2021 | Bill Federer
    38-year-old King George III ruled the largest empire that planet earth had ever seen. The Declaration of Independence, signed JULY 4, 1776, listed 27 reasons why Americans declared their independence from the King: ... He has made judges dependent on his will alone ... ... He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people and eat out their substance. ... He has kept among us, in times of peace, standing armies ... ... To subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution ... ... For quartering large bodies of armed...
  • Why It’s Impossible To Teach History Only Using ‘The Facts’

    06/14/2021 6:29:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 14, 2021 | Casey Chalk
    What teachers choose to cover (or not cover) during their limited classroom time will reveal what biases and agendas that educator has on American history.“Ladies and gentlemen: The story you are about to see is true,” declared the introduction to the classic television program “Dragnet.” “All we want are the facts, ma’am,” asserted police officer “Joe Friday” during his investigations. True stories; just the facts: it seems so straightforward, doesn’t it? Not when American social studies curricula are concerned.“I teach my students that [Thomas] Jefferson sat there and wrote ‘all men are created equal,’ but he made his money off...
  • Stop Waving Away Critical Race Theory Critiques With Claims They’re Solely Based On Fear

    06/03/2021 7:36:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 3, 2020 | Casey Chalk
    The arguments made by conservatives skeptical of critical race theory need to be addressed and met on their actual merits.The Washington Post’s Christine Emba claims conservative opposition to critical race theory has less to do with intellectual concerns and more to do with emotivism and fear. She accuses conservatives of “disguising” their “discomfort with racial reconsideration as an intellectual critique,” asserting conservative skepticism of critical race theory reflects a “psychological defense, not a rational one.” The irony, however, is that Emba’s argument relies on a textbook logical fallacy.That fallacy is the ad hominem, and more specifically “bulverism,” a term coined...
  • Alamo renovation gets stuck over arguments about slavery

    05/08/2021 9:28:27 PM PDT · by blueplum · 55 replies
    Washington Post via MSN ^ | 08 May 2021 | Richard Webner
    SAN ANTONIO —The Alamo needs a makeover; on that, at least, everyone agrees. Plaster is flaking off the walls of the nearly 300-year-old former Spanish mission, the most revered battle site in Texas history... ...A $450 million plan to renovate the site has devolved into a five-year brawl over whether to focus narrowly on the 1836 battle or present a fuller view that delves into the site’s Indigenous history and the role of slavery in the Texas Revolution...
  • The Surprising True Story Of The Women Behind Mother’s Day

    05/07/2021 9:09:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 7, 2021 | Christine Weerts
    Any mother who has had to bury her child — one of the most devastating and enduring tragedies of motherhood — can take heart on Mother’s Day. You are not alone. The mother who was the very inspiration for the holiday, Ann Marie Reeves Jarvis, lost seven of her 11 children during the mid-1800s in rural Virginia. The dedication to honoring and supporting mothers displayed by Ann Marie Reeves Jarvis inspired her daughter Anna Jarvis, who never married or had children, to lobby for a holiday to honor “the best mother who ever lived — your mother.” After a few...
  • Statue Zealots are the Worst - Axe-wielding women have stories to tell

    04/30/2021 6:14:30 PM PDT · by calvincaspian · 13 replies
    Thoughts from the 42nd Parallel ^ | 04-30-2021 | Tom Shattuck
    We’re so damned stupid. For the second year in a row progressives in America have taken to retroactively trying historical figures in the 2020-2021 social justice tribunals. All historical context is expunged and those in the dock are judged as if plucked off the streets this year rather than when they lived their lives hundreds of years ago, when a lot of other stuff was going on. Now it is Hannah Duston who faces justice. There is a statue of her wielding an axe in Haverhill, Massachusetts. Last year, every self-important progressive did what they could to declare their virtuousness...
  • PragerU Launched Pro-America Education For Kids, And The Left Is Freaking Out

    04/13/2021 7:29:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    American ^ | April 13, 2021 | Evita Duffy
    The left fears elementary students loving the United States and believing in the principles of life and liberty established by the founding fathers and endowed by God himself.Prager University’s short and informative video content used to focus on college-aged students. Now they are also providing materials to kids in high school, middle, and elementary schools.The nonprofit organization recently announced PragerU Resources for Educators and Parents (PREP) to help children “think critically and combat the leftist lessons on gender fluidity, identity politics and defunding the police—among others—that students are forced to learn in many American public and private schools.”In the wake...
  • Why The Iconoclastic Left Are On The Wrong Side Of History

    04/08/2021 12:01:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 8, 2021 | Steven Watts
    Approaching history with condescending arrogance, as the woke movement does, merely highlights the smallness of the examiners.“In times of change and danger,” wrote the novelist John Dos Passos, “a sense of continuity with generations gone before can stretch like a lifeline across the scary present.” For the battalions of social justice warriors battling for racial and gender politics, nothing could be further from the truth. Instead, it demonizes the American past as a story of unrelenting injustice and recently has launched a series of campaigns against it.The California Board of Education just nixed its history curriculum due to a purported...
  • Indian Massacres, British Quartering, & the Boston Massacre

    03/05/2021 6:28:16 AM PST · by Perseverando · 11 replies
    American Minute ^ | March 5, 2021 | Bill Federer
    The French and Indian War ended in 1763 with the French forced to cede to the British all of Canada and the land from the Appalachian Mountains west to the Mississippi River. Read as PDF ... The French had cultivated friendly relations with the Indians by giving them gifts, but the new British Commander-in-Chief in North America, Jeffery Amherst, treated the Indians as conquered peoples. Disgruntled tribes united against the British: Ottawas, Ojibwas, Potawatomis, Hurons, Miamis, Weas, Kickapoos, Mascoutens, Piankashaws, Delawares, Shawnees, Wyandots, Mingos, and some Iroquois. As the most prominent leader was Ottawa chief Pontiac, it was called Pontiac's...
  • If You Liked Common Core, You’re Going To Love Joe Biden’s Anti-American Civics Project

    03/02/2021 7:57:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 2, 2021 | Joy Pullman
    We have just the perfect solution for American kids' deep ignorance about their nation's founding principles, system of government, and history. It's making them into political activists!It’s deja vu all over again. A coalition of government- and billionaire-funded nonprofits has a “bipartisan” plan for national curriculum goals, this time concerning U.S. history and government. Today this “state-led” coalition is releasing a major report they hope will get the attention of the Biden administration and state governors to “collaboratively” enact their vision nationwide. Remember, these sorts of national plans are supported by people on the right and left, so there can...
  • How Identity Politics Revives Slaveholders’ Argument For Group Rights

    02/15/2021 7:14:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 15, 2021 | Katharine Gorka
    Identity politics will drive us straight back into the tyranny and subjugation our Founders and subsequent generations fought so hard to escape.For something as seemingly mundane as a government report on civics, the “1776 Commission Report” has been a surprisingly hot topic.The report was posted to the White House website on a Monday around 5:30 p.m. ET. It was one of the last actions of the Trump administration. Less than 48 hours later, in one of the very first acts of the Biden administration, it was taken down. Fortunately, a handful of organizations posted it on their own websites so...
  • San Francisco Schools Chief On Erasing Lincoln: He ‘Is Not Someone I See As A Hero’

    02/10/2021 7:07:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    the federalist ^ | February 10, 2021 | Joy Pullman
    The New Yorker interview with San Francisco's school board president reveals how political ideology has replaced knowledge among especially younger American leftists.Last week, The New Yorker ran an interview with San Francisco school board President Gabriela López, a 30-year-old former teacher leading the district’s charge to bury American history. It’s eye-opening, to say the least.López was elected on a campaign to cancel history. Under her leadership, the nation’s seventh-largest school district has spent its time not teaching its 57,000 students — who have been “learning” online for nearly a full year — but plotting to take the names of historic...
  • Lindsey says Trump will have 'a place in history' for Capitol riots

    02/08/2021 12:44:05 AM PST · by RandFan · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/07/21 11:30 AM EST | BY JOHN BOWDEN
    One of former President Trump's longtime allies in the Senate said Sunday that Trump would be remembered for his role in the events leading up to the deadly riot that overtook the Capitol on Jan. 6. Speaking on CBS's "Face the Nation," Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) indicated that he thought history would judge Trump's responsibility for the siege that resulted in the deaths of several people, including one Capitol Police officer, but added that he did not think it was the Senate's role to convict the former president for inciting the riot. "Well, I mean, he’s going to have a...
  • Against the Consensus Approach to History (American History)

    01/30/2021 7:00:16 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 14 replies
    In the mid-1940s, Edmund S. Morgan, a mild-mannered young historian, was teaching at Brown and making a name in the quiet field of early American studies. Having published a slim, well-received collection of essays on the New England Puritans, he might have seemed the very model of the unassuming scholar at the outset of a modest career, satisfied to refine the work of great forebears in a narrow field. That wasn’t Edmund Morgan. The Second World War was over. The United States was developing an energetic vision, which would come to fruition in 1960 with the election of John F....
  • "The Constitution has enemies, secret and professed" - Daniel Webster

    01/13/2021 3:49:18 PM PST · by Perseverando · 2 replies
    American Minute ^ | January 13, 2021 | Bill Federer
    Considered one of the five greatest Senators in U.S. history, Daniel Webster's statue stands in the U.S. Capitol's Statuary Hall, placed there by the State of New Hampshire. His career spanned almost four decades, serving as Secretary of State for Presidents William Harrison, John Tyler and Millard Fillmore. Daniel Webster was born JANUARY 18, 1782, on a farm in New Hampshire. He attended Dartmouth College, the 9th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. It was founded in 1769 by the Great Awakening preacher Rev. Eleazar Wheelock to educate Native Americans in the Christian faith and train Congregationalist Christian...
  • The 2020 Election Aftermath Is Not At All Unprecedented In U.S. History

    01/12/2021 8:39:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    the federalist ^ | January 12, 2021 | Chuck DeVore
    The aftermath of the 2020 election finds the nation unsettled, with legitimate concerns about election fraud overshadowed by the capitol riot and kooky conspiracy theories.The presidential election was close. Only 84 Electoral College votes separated the contenders. Widespread allegations of ballot fraud were claimed by national party chairmen in 11 states, with court challenges lasting into the middle of the year following the election. Changing the results in just two states would flip the election.The fraud allegations were serious, including dead people voting and votes far in excess of registered voters in some counties. Yet partisan election boards quickly certified...
  • President Trump’s 1776 Commission Plans To Unite Americans In ‘A Rediscovery Of A Shared Identity’

    01/06/2021 6:00:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 6, 2020 | Joy Pullman
    The '1776 principles have led to a tremendously successful country and overcome great national trials,' Rollins noted. They 'helped make us more peaceful, more just and more prosperousIf you’ve read any leftist coverage of President Trump’s 1776 Commission, you’d have been surprised to listen in on its first meeting Tuesday. It was brief, orderly, included a wide range of voices and life experiences united by a commitment to American ideals, and commission members repeatedly emphasized their interest in avoiding partisanship and reaching out to Americans of all backgrounds and walks of life. Their goal is to unite Americans, as Trump’s...