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  • JEFFERSON & ADAMS — 50 years after the Declaration of Independence - they died the SAME DAY, July 4, 1826 - American Minute with Bill Federer

    07/04/2022 10:49:26 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 20 replies
    American Minute ^ | July 4, 2022 | Bill Federer
    Both served in the Continental Congress. Both signed the Declaration of Independence. Both served as U.S. Ministers in France. Both were U.S. Presidents, one elected the 2nd President and the other the 3rd. Download as PDF ... Once political enemies, they became close friends in later life. An awe swept America when they both died on the same day, JULY 4, 1826, exactly 50 years since they approved the Declaration of Independence. Their names were John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. Thomas Jefferson's handwritten Declaration of Independence used the wording "inalienable rights" as seen in the copies at the American Philosophical...
  • Independence Day -- "GREATEST REVOLUTION that has ever taken place IN THE WORLD'S HISTORY"-Ronald Reagan - American Minute with Bill Federer

    07/03/2022 1:07:46 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 10 replies
    American Minute ^ | July 3, 2022 | Bill Federer
    King George III ruled the largest empire that planet earth had ever seen. Download as PDF ... The Declaration of Independence was signed JULY 4, 1776. It listed 27 reasons why Americans declared their independence from the 38-year-old 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 ... ......
  • Battle of Gettysburg: Turning Point in Civil War "I invoke the influence of His Holy Spirit to subdue the anger" -Lincoln - American Minute with Bill Federer

    07/03/2022 12:41:45 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 21 replies
    American Minute ^ | July 1, 2022 | Bill Federer
    Washington, D.C., was in a panic! 72,000 Confederate troops were just sixty miles away near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Download as PDF ... What led up to this Battle? Two months before, at the Battle of Chancellorsville, Confederate General Stonewall Jackson was mistakenly shot by his own men on May 2, 1863, and died shortly thereafter. Though Confederates won the Battle of Chancellorsville, the loss of Jackson was devastating, as most historians speculate that had Jackson been at Gettysburg two month later, the South may have won. Robert E. Lee was now under a time deadline. Mounting casualties of the war were...
  • "All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing" --Edmund Burke & the French Revolution - American Minute with Bill Federer

    07/03/2022 12:25:06 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 4 replies
    American Minute ^ | June 29, 2022 | Bill Federer
    Edmund Burke is considered the most influential orator in the British House of Commons in the 18th century. Born January 12, 1729, one of his first notable writings was an anonymous publication A Vindication of Natural Society, 1756, which was a satirical criticism of the intolerant "woke" deism promoted by Lord Bolingbroke: "Seeing every mode of religion attacked in a lively manner, and the foundation of every virtue, and of all government, sapped with great art and much ingenuity ... the same engines which were employed for the destruction of religion, might be employed with equal success for the subversion...
  • The Ten Commandments & the need for a Moral, Educated Population in a Self-Governing Republic - American Minute with Bill Federer

    06/25/2022 6:13:41 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 6 replies
    American Minute ^ | June 25, 2022 | Bill Federer
    John Adams wrote to Thomas Jefferson, November 4, 1816: "THE TEN COMMANDMENTS and the Sermon on the Mount contain my religion." Download as PDF ... President Harry S Truman addressed the Attorney General's Conference, February 1950: "The fundamental basis of this nation's laws was given to Moses on the Mount ... I don't think we emphasize that enough these days... If we don't have a proper fundamental moral background, we will finally end up with a totalitarian government which does not believe in rights for anybody except for the State." "THE TEN COMMANDMENTS are not the laws. They are THE...
  • Character, religion, virtue, & moral education are necessary in a Republic - American Minute with Bill Federer

    06/24/2022 5:38:24 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 1 replies
    American Minute ^ | June 23, 2022 | Bill Federer
    On NOVEMBER 18, 1992, The New York Times printed Mississippi Governor Kirk Fordice's statement: "The less we emphasize the Christian religion the further we fall into the abyss of poor character and chaos in the United States of America." Download as PDF ... The original draft of George Washington's Inaugural Address, 1789, included the following: "Should ... those incited by the lust of power and prompted by the supineness (willingness to lay down) or venality (open to bribery) of their constituents, over leap the known barriers of this Constitution and violate the unalienable rights of humanity: it will only serve...
  • "People have an Incontestable Right to Check the Creatures of their Own Creation"- Mercy Otis Warren, & her brother James Otis - American Minute with Bill Federer

    06/24/2022 5:23:53 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 2 replies
    American Minute ^ | June 23, 2022 | Bill Federer
    James Otis (1725-1783) was the King's advocate-general of the vice-admiralty court at Boston. In 1761, he was elected as a representative of Boston to Massachusetts' colonial government, called the General Court. Download as PDF ... Otis' main political opponent was acting Massachusetts Governor Thomas Hutchinson, a politically polarizing figure whose unbending Loyalist acts greatly increased tensions with colonists. Choosing loyalty to Britain over America, Hutchinson created a storm of protests when he issued "writs of assistance." Hatred for Hutchinson's policies resulted in his home being ransacked. In February of 1761, Otis argued for five straight hours on the illegality of...
  • Judge Learned Hand "What then is the spirit of liberty?" - American Minute with Bill Federer

    06/24/2022 5:08:49 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 3 replies
    American Minute ^ | June 22, 2022 | Bill Federer
    "A conservative among liberals, and a liberal among conservatives," he was not consistently conservative enough for Republican President Warren G. Harding and he was not consistently liberal enough for Democrat President Franklin Roosevelt. As a result, he was passed over several times to be a nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court. Download as PDF ... His name was Learned Hand, who served as a judge for over 50 years, first on New York's District Court, then on the U.S. Court of Appeals. Judge Hand's legal decisions were so respected they were referenced in U.S. Supreme Court Cases. Though a political...
  • "When a nation goes down ... one condition may always be found; they forgot where they came from" - Carl Sandburg, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet - American Minute with Bill Federer

    06/15/2022 5:20:43 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 10 replies
    American Minute ^ | June 12, 2022 | Bill Federer
    "I see America, not in the setting sun of a black night of despair ahead of us, I see America in the crimson light of a rising sun fresh from the burning, creative hand of God. I see great days ahead, great days possible to men and women of will and vision," stated poet Carl Sandburg in an interview with Frederick Van Ryn of This Week Magazine (January 4, 1953, p. 11.) Download as PDF ... Carl Sandburg was born on January 6, 1878, to Swedish immigrants who worked on the railroad. After 8th grade, Carl Sandburg left school, borrowed...
  • Free Series on America's Founding

    05/31/2022 11:06:44 AM PDT · by LS · 10 replies
    Hi all, Now available, free, is the Faith and Freedom Foundation's series on the "American Founding." They asked different people to discuss several aspects of our founding. I read, then explained as I read, the "Declaration of Independence," the Articles of Confederation, two of the Articles in the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. I think you'll enjoy this.
  • No, Thanksgiving Isn’t About ‘Genocide And Violence’

    11/26/2021 6:36:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 26, 2021 | Peter W. Wood
    The Pilgrims didn’t bring ‘genocide’ to America. They barely brought themselves, with half of their company dying that first winter, in 1620-21.Americans have a great and exuberant tradition that touches our sense of belonging and our pride in coming together. No, I am not referring to Thanksgiving, that festival of gratitude, generosity, and welcome. I am referring to the equally great and exuberant tradition of trash-talking other people. Supposedly we have reformed. Ethnic slurs that were once common have retreated to the dark corners of dive bars and the even darker corners of anti-social media. We live in a time...
  • 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...