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  • Di Leo: Facts Are Facts, No Matter What the Dictators of Davos Say

    01/23/2023 9:27:02 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 19 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | January 23, AD 2023 | John F Di Leo
    The world’s central planners meet, speak, plan and party together. Whether they do so in Davos or New York, Paris or Washington D.C.; whether in the name of the WEF or UN or Congress or EU, these central planners share the same goal: to repeat so many seemingly-unrelated lies, so often and so vigorously, that they can get the public to believe that statism is the solution. Well, their solution will never be right, because their premises will never be right. Facts are facts, no matter what the dictators of Davos may say. For example, a few truths: 1. Carbon...
  • New audiobook release: Anti-slavery in America from the Introduction of African Slaves to the Prohibition of the Slave Trade (1619-1808)

    01/02/2023 10:08:35 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 15 replies
    This is super simple. In our ongoing struggle against the New York Times' 1619 Project, how valuable is a free/open source audiobook that highlights American abolitionism, going back to 1619, with 1619 in the title? Enjoy! Text in the link for those who prefer to read the words than to listen to an audio book presentation. Anti-slavery in America from the Introduction of African Slaves to the Prohibition of the Slave Trade (1619-1808)I've done the heavy lifting. The only question now is - will conservatives actually listen?(or read) American history gives us the upper hand against the progressives. Our Founding...
  • Which Founding Father is the most popular who isn't George Washington, isn't Benamin Franklin, isn't Thomas Jefferson, and isn't George Washington?

    08/22/2022 6:07:14 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 134 replies
    Something amazing has happened. Many posts ago, I told people that Yes, I am open to taking requests for free open source audiobook production and I meant it. I would be curious to know any directions people would like to go - of course, I have my own goals and a much greater lack of manpower than anybody can know. But there's plenty of room for overlap, and that post will never have an expiration date. But there has been a change recently, and most importantly, the reverse has come true. I've been in contact with someone, and after many...
  • Michael Moore Publishes Reworked Second Amendment Banning All Semiautomatic Firearms

    07/11/2022 2:19:38 AM PDT · by Macky Cracklins · 83 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07.10.2022 | AWR Hawkins
    Documentary filmmaker and gun control proponent Michael Moore published his idea for a new Second Amendment Sunday, and it features a ban on all semiautomatic firearms. He announced his new amendment via Twitter: Moore posted his new amendment on this webpage, explaining that it would be the 28th Amendment and that it would repeal and replace the Second Amendment. Moore’s news amendment erases any talk of a right to “keep and bear arms,” positing, instead, an “inalienable right to be kept safe from gun violence.” The amendment outlines the in-depth background check that would be required for gun purchases:
  • Police, FBI visit home of Fufeng opponent over social media activity ‘we weren’t sure how to take’

    07/08/2022 9:46:34 AM PDT · by DFG · 19 replies
    Grand Forks Herald ^ | 07/05/2022 | Sam Easter
    GRAND FORKS — Grand Forks police and the FBI on Thursday visited the home of Jodi Carlson, a leading opponent of a new corn mill to be owned by the China-based Fufeng Group, following up on a social media post quoting the Declaration of Independence that mentioned the overthrow of the government. The authorities ultimately found no cause for concern, a police report states. The incident has provoked an angry response from opponents of the corn mill project, many of whom are part of the “Concerned Citizens of Fufeng Project in Grand Forks” group where the activity took place. “This...
  • Ben Franklin Put an Abortion Recipe in His Math Textbook

    07/06/2022 2:25:40 AM PDT · by Callahan · 62 replies
    Slate ^ | 5/5/22 | Molly Farrell
    e year was 1748, the place was Philadelphia, and the book was The Instructor, a popular British manual for everything from arithmetic to letter-writing to caring for horses’ hooves. Benjamin Franklin had set himself to adapting it for the American colonies. Though Franklin already had a long and successful career by this point, he needed to find a way to convince colonial book-buyers—who for the most part didn’t even formally study arithmetic—that his version of George Fisher’s textbook was worth the investment. Franklin made all sorts of changes throughout the book, from place names to inserting colonial histories, but he...
  • 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...
  • Strong Prophetic Last Day Warnings from the Ghosts of America's Founding Fathers!

    05/03/2022 9:55:43 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 4 replies
    IFB ^ | 5/3/22 | Earl Taylor Jr.
    Friends, In light of our EXPONENTIALLY growing godless nation, let us hear from the ghosts of our American Founding Fathers and their prophetic warnings to us in 2022. One of the most remarkable observations in the study of history is the caution and warnings that are always given by Founders of great civilizations. It seems that those who lay foundations for great civilizations are quite aware of the seeds of pride, selfishness, and contention in human nature which over time usually begin to manifest themselves in society--even good societies. These Founders, realizing the tendency of human nature to degenerate, have...
  • General Washington: The Education of a Virginia Patriot

    02/21/2022 11:15:43 AM PST · by jfd1776 · 18 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | February 21, AD 2022 | John F Di Leo
    Our second President, John Adams, attended Harvard, the oldest college in America, already over a hundred years old when he attended. His successor in the White House, Thomas Jefferson, attended William and Mary… and his successor, James Madison, attended the College of New Jersey (now known as Princeton). Most of our earlier presidents, those who led the Continental Congress and its successor body, the Confederation Congress, were similarly well-educated men. For example, John Jay went to King’s College (now Columbia); Thomas Mifflin attended the College of Philadelphia. The various colleges of both the United States and Great Britain were well...
  • George Washington and the Electoral College

    02/04/2022 8:54:36 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 24 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | February 4, AD 2022 | John F Di Leo
    Reflections on the anniversary of the first Electoral College balloting... On February 4, 1789, the Electoral College met and their votes were tallied, and it was unanimous. All 69 electors (representing the ten states that participated in that first presidential election) named George Washington as their first choice. General Washington was therefore first and only President of the United States who could be said to have been elected unanimously. It makes sense. The General had served his home state of Virginia for twenty years as a state legislator, including national service at the end of that period as one of...
  • Gilbert Livingston Speech in the New York Convention, 24 June 1788

    01/27/2022 10:19:47 AM PST · by Renfrew · 3 replies
    Center for the Study of the American Constitution ^ | 24 June 1788 | Gilbert Livingston
    Consider, Sir, the great influence, which this [Senate] armed at all points will have. What will be the effect of this? Probably, a security of their re-election, as long as they please. Indeed, in my view, it will amount nearly to an appointment for life. What will be their situation in a federal town? Hallowed ground! Nothing so unclean as state laws to enter there; surrounded, as they will be, by an impenetrable wall of adamant and gold; the wealth of the whole country flowing into it. Their attention to their various business, will probably require their constant attendance.—In this...
  • The Dominion of Providence Over the Passions of Men - John Witherspoon Sermon

    01/14/2022 7:46:46 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 1 replies
    "The wrath of man praises God. It is an example of divine truth, and clearly points out the corruption of our nature, the foundation stone of the doctrine of redemption." The Dominion of Providence Over the Passions of Men - John Witherspoon Sermon Psalm 76:10 Surely the wrath of man shall praise you; the remnant of wrath you will put on like a belt.
  • Thanksgiving: A Jewish Perspective

    11/25/2021 3:17:32 PM PST · by NetAddicted · 5 replies ^ | 2021/11/25 | Naftali Silberberg
    Login Contemporary Voices Personal Journeys Contemporary Stories Daily Life Fiction Chassidic Sci-Fi Fantasy Bookshelf Related Blogs Musing for Meaning Heaven Exposed: Kabbalistic Sci-Fi/Fantasy Dear Guad Jewish Practice Learning & Values Community & Family Inspiration & Entertainment More Sites Tools Contact Us|​Ask The Rabbi|​Donate ב"ה Inspiration & Entertainment Contemporary Voices Daily Life Meaning Behind the Mundane Thanksgiving: A Jewish Perspective By Naftali Silberberg We, the American citizenry, are a thankful lot. Our calendar is dotted with days when we express our gratitude to various individuals and entities. On Veterans Day, we thank the members of the Armed Forces for their dedicated...
  • Thanksgiving 2021

    11/25/2021 5:31:35 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 18 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 11-25-21 | MOTUS
    For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, for love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends. - Ralph Waldo EmersonI have so much to be thankful for it’s hard to know where to start. So I will start with you - the MOTI who gather here. We are like family whose members don’t always agree and some might even squabble but are nevertheless connected by a deep common bond. Unlike real families our bond isn’t blood but rather the shared values and principles that our country was founded on...
  • The Writings of Samuel Adams, Volume 2 (free audiobook)

    11/18/2021 11:14:30 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 7 replies
    Librivox ^ | 2021-10-26
    Most Americans and many of other nationalities have heard of Samuel Adams. He was regarded in the Pre-Revolutionary Period of American History as a Statesman, Political Philosopher and was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He was a prominent politician in Colonial Massachusetts and a prolific writer in defense of the relationship between the British American Colonies and the British Parliament. This is a collection of many of his writings between January 1770 and March 1773. (summary by Wayne Cooke)
  • As Americans, We Have the Right To a Government That Works For Us

    09/23/2021 3:32:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall. com ^ | September 23, 2021 | Laura Hollis
    The citizens of any free country have the right to a government that works for them. For Americans, it is our birthright. Our founding documents say so explicitly. The Declaration of Independence sets forth the principles of individual liberty and free agency that form the basis of American society. That document famously states that all humans are in possession of certain fundamental rights, including life, liberty and (an extraordinary statement in the 18th century) the pursuit of our own personal happiness. Furthermore, it says, we derive our rights not from government, but from God. The government's role is to protect...
  • Pelosi: ‘Since Our Nation’s Founding, LGBTQ Americans Have Bravely Put Their Lives on the Line for Our Freedom’ [lol wut]

    09/22/2021 7:18:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 20, 2021 | 2:53pm EDT | Staff
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) put out a statement on Monday applauding the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Americans who she says have “put their lives on the line for our freedom” by serving in the military since the founding of our nation. […] “Since our nation’s Founding, LGBTQ Americans have bravely put their lives on the line for our freedom—yet for too long have been denied the dignity and respect they deserve,” Pelosi said. “After Democrats proudly threw ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ into the dustbin of history in 2011, the Trump Administration cruelly revived the same forces of...