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  • 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...
  • The First Efforts to Limit the African Slave Trade Arise in the American Revolution: Part 1 of 3, The New England Colonies

    09/21/2021 10:16:07 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 28 replies
    Journal of the American Revolution ^ | September 14, 2020 | Christian M. McBurney
    The American Revolution changed the way Americans viewed one of the world’s great tragedies: the African slave trade. The long march to end the slave trade and then slavery itself had to start somewhere, and a strong argument can be made that it started with the thirteen American colonies gaining independence from Great Britain, then the world’s leading slave trading country.
  • 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).
  • A King the Pillar of the Slave Trade

    07/31/2021 7:30:12 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 10 replies
    And now for more history that the progressive professors don't want you to know. In the book The Wrong of Slavery, the Right of Emancipation, and the future of the African race in the United States (Recently released as an open source public domain audiobook), the following is written: (page 85) Since so small a proportion out of the whole export was directed to the United States, it is evident that the demand for slaves at that time could not have been great. Nor do we find, throughout the Report, any allusion to a direct trade by slavers from the...
  • Honoring The Founding Fathers … and Mom

    06/21/2021 5:14:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | June 21, 2021 | Will Alexander
    I never celebrated Father’s Day growing up. My father left my mother after three years of marriage when I was 15 months old. With the debilitating legal impediments of Jim Crow still on the books in Charlotte, N.C., my father left Mom with two kids, one on the way, no skills, and no support. He was now free. I was fatherless. That was April 1960, four years before LBJ declared his “unconditional war on poverty.” My father choosing to abandon his family was a seismic event that disrupted the trajectory of our lives for good. Strangely, 1960 was also seismic...
  • When My Modern Life And History Collide

    04/26/2021 11:04:07 PM PDT · by GraceG · 2 replies
    A very good watch, a re-enactor of the 18th century discusses society and what we have lost.
  • What is the relation between the Founders and the Underground Railroad?

    04/26/2021 8:03:00 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 47 replies
    History is an interesting thing. If a journalist doesn't want you to hear about it, they simply don't have to report it. Well what happens if a historian omitted facts in the same manner? What if, let's say for example, the Underground Railroad consisted of slaves escaping from a state deep in the throws of slavery northward to a different state and that state had abolished slavery? Well of course the historian wants you to focus on the slave continuing their journey up to Canada, but the reality is that not all continued on their course. What if many slaves...
  • Founding Fathers Quotes on the Dangers of Centralized Power in the Ninth & Tenth Amendments

    04/12/2021 10:52:44 PM PDT · by ammodotcom · 8 replies ^ | 4/13/2021 | Alex Horsman
    “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.” - Amendment IX, The U.S. Constitution “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” - Amendment X, The U.S. Constitution “No position appears to me more true than this; that the General Govt. can not effectually exist without reserving to the States the possession of their local rights. They are the instruments upon which the Union must frequently depend...
  • No to DC Statehood

    03/26/2021 3:56:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | March 26, 2021 | David Harsanyi
    There are numerous principled reasons to oppose D.C. statehood. But, really, no arguments are more applicable than the ones offered by the founders, who created a federal district for the distinct purpose of denying it statehood. First, because they were concerned about the seat of federal power being controlled by a hostile or intrusive state government. Second, because they knew that if the capital were in a state -- much less its own state -- the people would vote to grow and accumulate federal power. Both situations were incompatible with the proper separation of powers and state rights. Today, though,...
  • Pelosi: DACA Illegals Are ‘True and Legitimate Heirs’ of the Founding Fathers

    03/19/2021 2:05:22 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 18 2021 | NEIL MUNRO
    The illegal migrants brought to the United States by their illegal migrant parents “are true and legitimate heirs … of our founders,” House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said in a Thursday speech on the House floor. Pelosi made her claims as Democrats prepared to vote through an amnesty for at least three million migrants who are now labeled under several categories. They include the many illegals who were brought to the United States as children by their parents. Democrats refer to the child-arrivals as “dreamers,” even though Americans are also dreamers.
  • Liberty The God that Failed Part 1

    02/25/2021 3:10:55 AM PST · by otness_e · 3 replies
    The Distributivist Review ^ | December 19, 2012 | Ryan Grant
    The narrative some have come to trust from talk radio or from public personalities like Pat Buchanan, Justice Antonin Scalia or libertarians such as Ron Paul and Lew Rockwell, is that it is in our best interest to return to the vision of the American Founding Fathers, who, in their estimate, were God-fearing men, lovers of liberty and risked life and limb to save their progeny from tyranny. Voting Republican, in their view, will ensure judges interpret the constitution according to original intent, protect the Church, and our free speech.There is only problem with this account. It simply isn’t true....
  • San Francisco Canceling Founding Fathers By Renaming Dozens Of Schools

    01/27/2021 9:12:46 AM PST · by MJacks4 · 35 replies
    The Mix ^ | 1/27/2021 | Erin Perri
    Cancel culture is going after our Founding Fathers and other American leaders. Just this week, the San Francisco Board of Education voted to rename 44 public schools in a vote of 6 to 1. The names on the chopping block are familiar and belong to important American leaders. Lincoln, Washington, and Roosevelt will no longer have their names attached to schools in the Golden Gate City. Dianne Feinstein’s name will also be removed.
  • Changing Times, and the Right to be Left Alone

    01/09/2021 6:21:18 AM PST · by jfd1776 · 8 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | January 8, 2021 A.D. | John F Di Leo
    The Question: What is the US Government's key purpose? The Answer: To make sure we're left alone. Now, it’s not only to leave us alone... that's just part of it. The Bill of Rights is a list of specific ways that the government itself is specifically directed to leave us alone. But it's much more than that. The Constitution – first in the world of its kind - was written to design a government that is only big enough - not too big, just big enough - to be able to help us, the people, to be left alone. Not...
  • George Washington: A Hero in Battle, A Role Model in Retirement

    12/04/2020 3:48:29 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 11 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | December 4, 2020 AD | John F Di Leo
    Throughout the long War of Independence, Samuel Fraunces and his New York City tavern were closely tied to the Glorious Cause. Located behind enemy lines, as they say (NYC was occupied by the Redcoats for almost the entire war), Fraunces Tavern was a meeting place both for the British military and for loyalist society. General Washington first dined there in April of 1776, before the British occupation, and he came to depend on Samuel Fraunces for both intelligence and supplies throughout the duration. So it was fitting that, finding himself in New York at war’s end, he should schedule a...
  • Americans Must Defend the Founding Fathers: 5 Attacks on Them and How to Refute Those Allegations

    11/08/2020 9:36:38 AM PST · by WTanner1776 · 11 replies
    Gen Z Conservative ^ | 11/7/2020 | Gen Z
    Americans can’t just know who the Founding Fathers were and some of the good things they did. We can’t just know about Washington crossing the Delaware, Jefferson buying Louisiana and writing the Declaration, Madison writing the Constitution, and Madison and Hamilton writing most of The Federalist Papers. Yes, those achievements were significant and were some of the most important parts of the bedrock of Western Civilization. But just knowing that is not enough. We also have to stand up and defend the Founding Fathers from the attacks launched against them.