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  • 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.
  • Unless the Lord Builds the House

    11/01/2020 3:36:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | November 1, 2020 | Dan Celia,
    This week is probably one of the most important weeks since the founding of our nation. It is a week that can only be described like the week leading up to that summer day in 1787 at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, where delegates from 13 colonies came together. They had all decided it was important now to work out all the specifics, all the details that were going to take this Republic into the future. They were tired, aggravated, many of them coming with their own agendas for their own colonies. The convention was in danger of ending with nothing...
  • Here’s The Latest On Federal Agencies’ Targeted Harassment Of The Federalist

    10/01/2020 8:07:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 1, 2020 | Kimberly Herman and Cece O'Leary
    Acting as prosecutor, judge, and jury, the National Labor Relations Board is just the tip of the iceberg of government agencies wielding far too much power. “No jokes allowed. Ever.” Apparently, this is the new Twitter rule, as The Federalist national news publication faces a joint administrative and judicial broadside at the National Labor Relations Board. What the publication is going through constitutes just one of the many costly, silly, and arguably unconstitutional quasi-judicial proceedings underway throughout the federal bureaucracy.A recent case before the NLRB — in which the agency served as legislator, police, prosecutor, and judge — helps illustrate...
  • As D.C. Mayor Seeks To Remove Statues, Hillsdale College Puts Up More

    09/10/2020 7:48:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 09/10/2020 | Krystina Skurk
    While the city of Washington, D.C. has openly promoted tearing down statues of America’s Founding Fathers, Hillsdale College’s Liberty Walk stands in distinct contrast. Hillsdale College, a small liberal arts college in southern Michigan, hosts an increasing array of original statues honoring men and women who have stood courageously for freedom.Walking Hillsdale College’s Liberty Walk, one sees statues erected to founders such as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson as well as others who have fought for liberty and equality such as Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Ronald Reagan, and Winston Churchill. Hillsdale also has the only statue in North America of...
  • Instead Of Rejecting It, The Civil Rights Movement Fulfilled The American Revolution

    08/18/2020 8:48:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 18, 2020 | S. Adams Seagrave
    American colonial leaders in the 18th century and Martin Luther King, Jr. both fused religious beliefs with philosophical principles to motivate action. Throughout the Stamp Act crisis of the 1760s — the “Prologue to Revolution,” according to the title of historian Edmund S. Morgan’s published collection of documents — the British North American colonists sent petition after petition to both houses of the British Parliament. These petitions frequently asserted the rights that the colonists possessed as British subjects.According to the Resolutions of the Stamp Act Congress in 1765, the colonists were “entitled to all the inherent rights and liberties” due...
  • Roger Sherman, & the importance of gold & silver

    08/02/2020 3:07:32 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 5 replies
    American Minute ^ | July 23, 2020 | Bill Federer
    He was the only person to sign all four of these America's founding documents: Articles of Association, 1774; Declaration of Independence, 1776; Articles of Confederation, 1777; U.S. Constitution, 1787. Who was he? Roger Sherman. At age 19, Roger Sherman's father died and he supported his family as a shoe cobbler, helping his two younger brothers to attend college and become clergymen. Roger Sherman was a surveyor and merchant, but when a neighbor needed legal advice, he studied to help, only to be inspired to become a lawyer. Sherman was elected a state senator, a judge and a delegate to the...
  • How Public Schools Paved The Way For Americans To Believe The 1619 Project

    07/30/2020 7:51:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 30, 2020 | Auguste Meyrat
    In a time of social strife and ahistorical grievance narratives, a properly informed patriotism is sorely needed to restore our national sense of unity. In response to numerous schools adopting a history curriculum based on The New York Times’s 1619 Project, Sen. Tom Cotton proposed a bill that would deny them federal funding. The 1619 Project is a series of essays asserting that the United States was founded on slavery and that its institutions continue to discriminate against black Americans. The curriculum is designed to introduce these arguments and themes to the classroom.Several prominent historians have criticized the 1619 Project’s...
  • Founding Fathers Strapped Down In Graves To Prevent Further Spinning

    07/29/2020 5:10:55 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 12 replies ^ | July 29th, 2020 | unk
    U.S.—In an attempt to tackle the unprecedented and growing phenomena of historical figures spinning rapidly in their graves, federal officials have begun strapping down the Founding Fathers at several historical sites.
  • Renowned priest calls on pro-life Americans to ‘make it their first priority…to re-elect President Trump’

    07/27/2020 11:19:43 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | July 27, 2020 | LifeSite News Staff
    Renowned priest calls on pro-life Americans to ‘make it their first priority…to re-elect President Trump’ MP>TITUSVILLE, Florida, July 27, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – On Sunday, July 26, which marked the 100-day point until the completion of Elections 2020, Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, called on pro-life Americans to “make it their first priority, as it will be mine, to re-elect President Trump.” “With 100 days left until Election Day, November 3, 2020, I call upon all of my fellow patriots who embrace pro-life and conservative principles to put aside, as much as possible, all other activities and...
  • Were the Founding Fathers White Supremacists? Liberals Seem To Think So

    07/06/2020 5:21:40 PM PDT · by Aquamarine · 15 replies ^ | July 2, 2020 | Matt Philman
    Lest we forget that the left considers the American founding our original sin, a recent string of articles, lawsuits, and so-called “activism” is taking aim at America’s founding fathers. They were too white, too male, not woke enough, some owned slaves. And anyway, the Constitution is silent on gender fluidity. On June 1, James Madison Memorial High School senior Mya Berry launched a petition to shorten the name of their school -- erasing Madison’s name from it entirely. Apparently, the school’s name made Berry feel “more than unsafe.” The proposed name-change would, according to Berry, comprise a remedy for several...
  • Trump’s Mount Rushmore Speech Has Already Saved Statues

    07/06/2020 6:58:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 6, 2020 | David Marcus
    Something remarkable happened over the weekend after President Trump gave his address at Mount Rushmore. As was to be expected, the mainstream media deplored the speech as “dark and divisive,” but it was also immediately effective. Here’s how. In order to absurdly portray Trump’s speech as a racist appeal to disaffected white voters, the media and the Democrats had to pretend that Trump was only defending confederate statues when he spoke about our nation’s monuments. Now, this is obviously an outright and outrageous lie, but in this case the perfidy of fake fact outfits like the New York Times and...
  • Joy Reid Show Combines Ignorance of American History with Death Wish for Donald Trump

    07/04/2020 11:59:25 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    With Joy Reid poised to take over Chris Matthews' former weekday slot on MSNBC, Reid's weekend show was guest-hosted today by Tiffany Cross, who's been a regular guest there. It didn't take long for Cross to demonstrate that the show's level would not be elevated should she become Reid's permanent replacement. The very first segment, dedicated to a discussion of President Trump's Mt. Rushmore rally, served up a rancid stew, combining Cross's ignorance of American history with nothing short of a . . . a death wish for President Trump. Get the rest of the story and view the video...
  • One Nation Under God

    07/04/2020 7:14:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | July 4, 2020 | Michael Youssef
    This weekend, we celebrate the founding of the greatest nation in the world. We honor the men and women who dedicated—and often sacrificed—their lives to create the land of the free and home of the brave and have defended it for nearly two-and-a-half centuries. I love this country. I join you in celebrating it. But I find myself asking: Is America still the land of the free and the home of the brave? Or is our nation dangerously adrift on a sea of complacency and immorality? Too often we are content to think only of our families and ourselves, ignoring...
  • Happy 244th Birthday, America

    07/03/2020 11:56:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | July 3, 2020 | Chris Talgo
    On July 2, 1776, the world changed forever. The Second Continental Congress voted to formally sever ties with the British Empire. America was officially born. On that day, John Adams wrote the following to his wife, Abigail: “The second day of July, 1776 will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with...
  • Why Christians Should Read the Pagan Classics - Reason 5: NATURAL LAW

    05/13/2020 2:31:18 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 6 replies
    Memoria Press ^ | Summer 2012 | Cheryl Lowe
    REASON #5: NATURAL LAW What did the first Continental Congress mean when it appealed to “the immutable laws of nature,” or Thomas Jefferson when he referred to the “Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God and the unalienable rights of man”? Natural law. The principle of natural law is embedded in Western civilization, the Declaration of Independence, and our whole history as a nation. The concept of natural law was first articulated by Aristotle in Rhetoric, where Aristotle notes that, aside from the “particular” laws that each people has set up for itself, there is a “common” law that is...
  • Charlottesville will observe holiday marking the end of slavery in place of Jefferson's birthday in historic first

    03/02/2020 12:31:45 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03 02 2020 | Aris Folley
    The city of Charlottesville, Va., will celebrate a holiday commemorating the end of slavery this year instead of Thomas Jefferson’s birthday. According to The Washington Post, Jefferson’s birthday had been recognized annually by the city for more than 70 years. The move comes months after the local city council voted to drop the official holiday celebrating his birthday, April 13, in place of Liberation and Freedom Day on March 3, which marks the day in 1865 when Union troops emancipated slaves. Three of the council’s four members voted in favor of taking Jefferson’s birthday off the calendar. Kathy Galvin, the...
  • Georgia Day and the Story of America

    02/12/2020 6:11:53 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 3 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | February 12, 2020 AD | John F Di Leo
    On February 12, 1733, James Oglethorpe disembarked from the Anna, a ship full of British settlers, at a site near present-day Savannah, officially founding the settlement that became the Georgia colony. Georgia was the 13th colony to be established, of the group that became the United States of America, 43 years later. Just like its neighbors, Georgia was built by British settlers who were to spend the following generations building farms and ranches, towns and cities, churches and businesses. Georgia was to see the spread of civilization, from the Atlantic coast inland, and produce many of America’s great talents -...
  • Benjamin Franklin and the Glass Armonica

    01/18/2020 12:33:57 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 12 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | January 17, 2020 A.D. | John F Di Leo
    On February 18, 1762, at Spring Gardens in England, a 19-year-old musician named Marianne Davies gave a concert that introduced the world to a brand new, fascinating musical instrument: a row of delicate tuned glass bowls in a beautifully-finished wooden chest, mounted horizontally on a long spindle, called a glass armonica. As she came from a musical family, Miss Davies herself was already somewhat well known around London’s musical circles. Her father was a composer and flautist, and she and her sister had been performing – both singing and playing instruments – since childhood. But this particular concert was news:...