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  • Rep. Thomas Massie: George Washington understood natural immunity

    09/13/2021 4:55:43 PM PDT · by RandFan · 10 replies
    Liberty Tree ^ | Sep 13 | Rep. Thomas Massie
    If someone has to try and educate @maddow’s “award winning” producer on natural immunity from prior infection, and George Washington’s knowledge and consideration of it, might as well be me... History.com notes (emphasis added), "When George Washington took command of the Continental Army in 1775, America was fighting a war on two fronts: one for independence from the British, and a second for survival against smallpox. Because Washington knew the ravages of the disease firsthand, he understood that the smallpox virus, then an invisible enemy, could cripple his army and end the war before it began. That’s why Washington eventually...
  • Locksmith from Missouri who dressed as George Washington during January 6 riots is arrested after FBI agents use phone tracking and facial recognition to find him

    08/05/2021 7:43:39 AM PDT · by White Lives Matter · 49 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 5, 2021 | Georgia Simcox
    Isaac Yoder admitted to entering and exiting Capitol through 'west facing door' He stormed the US Capitol dressed in George Washington costume on Jan. 6 FBI got anonymous tip man entered Capitol in colonial-era costume on Feb. 26 More than 535 people face charges arising from the riot seven months later Supporters repeated Trump's false claims that the election was stolen from him through widespread voting fraud
  • Historical Portraits of Early American Presidents Brought To Life Using AI Technology

    06/05/2021 8:52:22 AM PDT · by ConservativeStLouisGuy · 16 replies
    Mystery Scoop ^ | December 25, 2020 | Mystery Scoop
    Today we're going to try and use modern technology to breathe some life into the historical portraits of the very first Presidents of the United States by adding facial animations. The history teaches us that United States declared independence from Great Britain, on 4th July 1776, during the American Revolutionary War that lasted about 8 years. The Declaration of Independence has been largely written by Thomas Jefferson who was a member of five-man committee, appointed by the Continental Congress, that included John Adams, Roger Sherman, Benjamin Franklin and Robert Livingston. The revolutionary war ended with the Treaty of Paris on...
  • Trump's 1776 Commission releases final report, calls it rebuttal to reckless ‘re-education’ attempts

    05/25/2021 8:24:08 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 16 replies
    Just the News ^ | May 24, 2021 - 6:45pm | Joseph Weber
    President Trump's 1776 Commission — described by the White House as a "historic and scholarly" effort to help restore Americans' understanding of how the country was founded — has released its final report, which it describes as a "dispositive rebuttal of reckless 're-education' attempts."The White House also said the 45-page report provides a chronicle of U.S. history challenging those that attempt to "reframe American history around the idea that the United States is not an exceptional country but an evil one."The report, released Monday, is also critical of what it calls "destructive scholarship" that misrepresents the history of slavery and...
  • The Lesson of Cincinnatus and George Washington

    05/20/2021 4:52:56 AM PDT · by LuciusDomitiusAutelian · 28 replies
    America 101 ^ | SEPTEMBER 10TH, 2018 | Staff
    You have to go back to 458 B.C. to find the legendary Roman leader who inspired the greatest act of America’s first president. Baltimore’s Washington Monument, located in the city’s Mount Vernon neighborhood, is less famous than its Washington D.C. counterpart. But it’s arguably more interesting. The Monument is a 180-foot tower with a 15-foot George Washington statue on top. But Washington isn’t depicted in his military uniform. Instead, he’s dressed in a Roman toga, and he’s laying down a scroll he holds in his hand. Why a toga instead of a tri-cornered hat? The artist knew the story of...
  • George Washington: The Right Leader for a New Nation

    04/30/2021 6:29:11 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 22 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | April 30, AD 2021 | John F Di Leo
    Reflections on the anniversary of George Washington‘s first inauguration… The United States of America declared our independence in 1776, and amazingly, won a revolution against the greatest military power on earth, as a loose and perpetually destitute federation. The Constitutional Convention in 1787, accompanied by its subsequent statewide ratification conventions, unified us as a nation, and set forth the building blocks for future success. We held elections in 1788... a new House and Senate found their way to the temporary capital in New York in the spring of 1789, and finally, on April 30, 1789, George Washington took the oath...
  • Washington & Lee students walk out of class, demand the school change its name

    03/29/2021 7:11:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 86 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | March 26, 2021 | Dion J. Pierre
    Students at Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia are demanding that the school remove "Lee" from its name to promote racial equity, according to a local report. On March 23, at least 200 students, many clad in t-shirts and face masks staged a walkout, protesting for what sophomore Amber Morrison called the university's "second chance to be on the right side of history." "We will only be made better by creating a more inclusive campus," she said, "A lot of students feel like there's no point arguing because we don't have the support and we don't have the people,...
  • State school standards banish lessons about World War I, II, Holocaust, Civil War

    01/16/2021 7:53:16 PM PST · by Maudeen · 90 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 1/16/2021 | Bob Unruh
    New standards proposed by the Minnesota Department of Education would banish lessons about World War I, World War II, the Holocaust, the Civil War, the American Revolution, communism, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Replacing those significant history topics will be "systemic racism," how democracy has "excluded certain groups," an "awareness" of "the LGBTQ+ community" and how the disenfranchisement of freed blacks during Reconstruction connects to "persistent discrimination and inequity" today.
  • Happy Birthday, General Washington

    02/22/2021 8:07:14 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 11 replies
    289 years ago, on February 22nd, 1731, George Washington came into our world. He would go on to do amazing things, things which it is not my intent to spend another 50000 words re-telling. What I wanted to do instead was invite you and invite everybody to celebrate his life and legacy, and take the time to get to know him a little better on a more personal level. This can be done. There are two fantastic free/opensource biographies here and here to help facilitate this, and it is a great reminder of who we as Americans truely are. Sure,...
  • George Washington - Victor Over a Dark Winter

    02/22/2021 10:44:45 AM PST · by jfd1776 · 5 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | February 22, 2021 AD | John F Di Leo
    Reflections on George Washington’s Birthday For many Americans, the winter of 2020-2021 is unusually harsh. More frequent snowfalls in areas that have grown unaccustomed to it, combined with subzero temperatures in states that haven’t designed their infrastructure for such conditions, have reminded us all of how unpredictable the forces of nature can be. We can bundle up and head outside, armed with shovel and snowplow, to render our paved sidewalks and streets usable again. We can crank up the furnace or the heat lamp, keep the water running so that pipes don’t freeze. There are ways to get through this,...
  • George Washington bust will be moved to Watsonville Public Library A bilingual plaque will be added to the statue that outlines Washington’s history.

    02/10/2021 8:47:40 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 32 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | February 20, .2021 | Hannah Hagemann
    After six months of debate over the George Washington bust, which currently sits in the Watsonville City Plaza, council members voted Tuesday evening that the statue be moved to Watsonville Public Library. In addition, a bilingual plaque will be added to the statue, that outlines Washington’s history.
  • 'Why not impeach George Washington?' Lindsey Graham says convicting Trump of impeachment AFTER he leaves office could lead to impeaching past presidents such as slave-owning Founder

    01/14/2021 7:17:26 AM PST · by knighthawk · 25 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 14 2021 | JACK NEWMAN
    Lindsey Graham said he fears that convicting Donald Trump could lead to the impeachment of former presidents such as George Washington as he blasted the 'outrageous misconduct' of Congress. The Republican senator broke with the President last week, refusing to join a Trump-backed effort to contest Joe Biden's electoral college win as the vote was being certified by Congress in the hours after the MAGA riot. 'All I can say is count me out, enough is enough,' Graham told his Senate colleagues then. 'When it's over it is over.'
  • George Washington at the Siege of Boston, and the Dark before the Dawn

    01/13/2021 5:59:54 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 7 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | January 13, 2021 A.D. | John F Di Leo
    On January 13, 1776, General Washington sat down to write a letter to the Massachusetts state legislature, reporting how dire their situation was. Such letters were unfortunately to become the norm throughout America’s long War of Independence; the General felt that the civilian legislature needed to be kept apprised of the state of the fight, and in particular, they needed to know how much more material support the troops required from their government. In January of 1776, the Continental Army had been conducting the Siege of Boston for eight months. That’s eight months of sitting, encamped outside the most important...
  • 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...
  • Brief History of Thanksgiving

    11/26/2020 9:31:36 AM PST · by Pollard · 6 replies
    Mayflower History ^ | Caleb Johnson
    The tradition of the Pilgrims' first Thanksgiving is steeped in myth and legend. Few people realize that the Pilgrims did not celebrate Thanksgiving the next year, or any year thereafter, though some of their descendants later made a "Forefather's Day" that usually occurred on December 21 or 22. Several Presidents, including George Washington, made one-time Thanksgiving holidays. In 1827, Mrs. Sarah Josepha Hale began lobbying several Presidents for the creation of Thanksgiving as a national holiday, but her lobbying was unsuccessful until 1863 when Abraham Lincoln finally made it a national holiday. Today, our Thanksgiving is the fourth Thursday of...
  • Thanksgiving Proclamations: Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Lincoln, Roosevelt, & more (Happy Thanksgiving!)

    11/26/2020 7:48:14 AM PST · by Perseverando · 3 replies
    American Minute ^ | November 25, 2020 | William J. Federer
    During the days of America's founding, colonies would declare: days of prayer when times were bad; days of fasting when times were real bad; and days of thanksgiving when things turned around. This developed into many colonies, like New Hampshire and Massachusetts, having annual days of fasting, often on Good Friday. This is evidence that colonists were not deists, who believed God set the laws of nature in place and then let the world run on its own. America's founders believed in a living relationship with God, where: if people sinned, He would call them to repent; if they did...
  • Musings on a Washington Circus

    10/15/2020 8:35:27 PM PDT · by jfd1776
    Illinois Review ^ | October 15, 2020 AD | John F Di Leo
    Reflections on the confirmation process, now and then... While watching the news this week, one was forced to ponder many things... the Supreme Court, the United States Senate, the wonders of the internet, and how far we have fallen as a nation. We have more information at our fingertips today than anyone ever had in generations before. Questions might take hours in a library to research, staring at encyclopedias, digging through dusty old reference books, even squinting to read old periodicals on microfiche. Such methods still exist, for data not yet digitized, but 90% of what we need is now...
  • Hating Tucker: What the Left's vicious attacks on Fox News' star host really symbolize.

    10/03/2020 10:28:37 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 22 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | Sat Oct 3, 2020 | Jason D. Hill
    The attacks on Fox News host Tucker Carlson as a racist, white nationalist, xenophobic, immigrant-hating troll have become coin of the realm in the establishment media. Last week, the Daily Beast hit an all-time low when one of its reporters accused Carlson of blaming George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Jacob Blake for their own deaths and injuries from police. The almost libelous article attributes claims that Carlson actually never made on his show. The Daily Beast reporter simply offers his own dubious interpretations of Carlson’s interpretation of news and facts as he receives them. Carlson has been lambasted for criticizing...
  • 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...
  • George Washington the Abolitionist

    09/05/2020 10:26:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September5, 2020 | Stephen Smoot
    In historiography, one learns that historians take facts and evidence to create interpretations of why events happened. The “what” is important, but the “why” serves as history’s lessons. The worst sin a professional historian can commit lies in holding a person, place, or event’s historical period against them. Marcus Aurelius, for example, served as Rome’s finest emperor. Through his wise and restrained government, Rome knew peace, prosperity, and security that it rarely saw again after his death. Christian civilizations have dutifully honored Marcus Aurelius in historical works and statues, choosing to overlook his zeal in persecuting faithful followers of Jesus...