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  • Founding Fathers Quotes on the American Revolution

    02/18/2022 2:11:20 PM PST · by ammodotcom · 13 replies
    Ammo.com ^ | 2/18/2022 | Brian Miller
    For the Founding Fathers, the Revolutionary War was not simply a matter of principle – it was a matter of life and death. “Give me liberty or give me death” was, after the Declaration of Independence, not a statement of political radicalism, but a simple recognition of the facts. If the Founders had failed in their bid for a new and independent republic, it is very likely that they all would have been executed for treason. After the Declaration of Independence, there was no going back. The only paths in front of the Founders were victory or death. They understood...
  • Biden Considers Appointing Raskin as Fed Vice Chair

    12/28/2021 11:55:09 AM PST · by DFG · 14 replies
    The Street ^ | 12/28/2021 | Dan Weil
    President Joe Biden is thinking of naming Sarah Bloom Raskin as vice chair of the Federal Reserve in charge of banking supervision. That news comes from The Wall Street Journal, which cited knowledgeable sources. Raskin, currently a professor at Duke University law school, was previously deputy Treasury Secretary in the Obama administration and before that was a Fed governor. For two other open Fed seats, Biden is looking at Lisa Cook, a professor of economics at Michigan State University; and Philip Jefferson, an economist at Davidson College, the WSJ reports. Cook and Jefferson would both bring diversity to the Fed,...
  • If It Was Good Enough For Lenin It’s Good Enough For Me

    11/23/2021 4:53:24 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 11-23-21 | MOTUS
    Were we not just talking about this last week? Yes we wereAbout how the left likes to discredit all slippery slope arguments made by anyone on the right as fallacious, not just the emotionally loaded ones that ignore reason and plausibility? And do you remember when President Trump in 2017 claimed the left wouldn’t be happy just taking down Confederate statues and would be coming for Washington and Jefferson eventually? Do you recall how the media hyperventilated over how idiotic it was to make such a ludicrous claim? Molly Hemmingway does:…Removing Confederate memorials doesn’t mean Washington and Jefferson are next,...
  • Two hundred years later, a long-lost document sheds light on the purchase of Liberia

    11/20/2021 10:49:53 PM PST · by blueplum · 4 replies
    WaPo via msn ^ | 20 November 2021 | Ray Cavanaugh
    It was billed as a land of promise — a place where free Black Americans could obtain more political rights and a better quality of life. Liberia did not receive its name until 1824, but the territory that became its capital city was purchased on Dec. 15, 1821. Almost exactly 200 years later, a Liberian historian has discovered that original purchase agreement — a document missing since 1835 that sheds light on the acquisition of the only U.S. colony in Africa.
  • Report: NYC’s Bill de Blasio to Remove Thomas Jefferson Statue from City Hall

    10/13/2021 6:02:01 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 35 replies
    breitbart ^ | 13 Oct 2021 | AMY FURR
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is reportedly removing a statue of Thomas Jefferson from City Hall’s Council chambers where it has stood for the past 187 years. “The city’s Public Design Commission — comprised of mayoral appointees — has listed ‘the long term loan’ of the 1833 painted plaster statue of the Declaration of Independence author to the New-York Historical Society on its ‘consent’ agenda for Monday,” the New York Post reported Wednesday. The designation meant the statue’s removal has not been scheduled for public debate, and the design commission would vote on de Blasio’s move once it...
  • Movin’ on out: De Blasio booting Founding Father Jefferson from City Hall

    10/13/2021 9:52:50 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/13/2021 | Julia Marsh
    Mayor Bill de Blasio, who has just three months left in office, is quietly banishing a statue of Founding Father Thomas Jefferson from City Hall’s council chambers — where it has resided for the past 187 years, The Post has learned. The city’s Public Design Commission — comprised of mayoral appointees — has listed “the long term loan” of the 1833 bronze cast of the Declaration of Independence author to the New-York Historical Society on its “consent” agenda for Monday. The consent designation means the historic statue’s removal is not scheduled for public debate. The 11-member design commission will vote...
  • Merit matters: Parents accuse top high school of a ‘purge’ after slashing number of Asian American students by 20% because ‘they are the wrong minority

    07/06/2021 12:10:47 PM PDT · by DFG · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 07/06/2021 | Rachel Sharp
    Parents have accused America's top high school of a 'purge' after slashing its intake of Asian American students by 20 percent because 'they are the wrong minority.' Anti-Critical Race Theory campaigner Asra Nomani, whose child graduated from the school this year, claims Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJ) in Virginia is making race a factor in the admissions criteria and discriminating against Asian children. She said TJ, which ranked the number one school nationwide in the US News Best High Schools report in April and as a public school has no tuition fees, has 'systematically set out...
  • Jefferson’s “original Rough draught” of the Declaration of Independence full audio

    07/04/2021 6:45:21 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 23 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1776 | Thomas Jefferson
    This is the full reading of the original rough draft version of the United States Declaration of Independence. It is read directly from the transcript, without the filter of historians trying to control the narrative in one direction or the other.
  • Check out these 7 patriotic movies this Fourth of July weekend ['1776' Movie - Broadway 1969 & Movie 1972]

    07/04/2021 12:20:20 PM PDT · by SES1066 · 45 replies
    Kim Komando ^ | 07/04/2021 | Kim Komando [show]
    Let’s start at the beginning — “1776,” that is. This 1972 musical based on the Broadway show of the same name recounts the events surrounding the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Think “Hamilton” without hip-hop music.
  • freepersup 50 x $50 FReepathon challenge

    03/06/2021 2:50:12 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 99 replies
    freepersup
    To: Jim Robinson; All How about this idea for a challenge to wrap it up? One freeper from each state pitches in $50. 50 x $50 = $2,500. I’ll represent AZ and throw in $50. One down and 49 to go. Jim, can you ping the entire board with my challenge post? Come on freepers, I was a long-time freeloader and saw the light. It’s good to have some skin in the game when you’re mouthing off here at FR. Thank YOU! And YOU! And YOU! And YOU! And YOU! And YOU! 8 posted on 3/6/2021, 11:31:48 AM by freepersup...
  • Founding Fathers Quotes on the Limited Executive Powers of the United States Presidency

    02/21/2021 4:44:14 PM PST · by ammodotcom · 17 replies
    Ammo.com ^ | 2/21/2021 | Alex Horsman
    “Among the vicissitudes incident to life no event could have filled me with greater anxieties than that of which the notification was transmitted by your order...The magnitude and difficulty of the trust to which the voice of my country called me, being sufficient to awaken in the wisest and most experienced of her citizens a distrustful scrutiny into his qualifications, could not but overwhelm with despondence one, who, inheriting inferior endowments from nature and unpracticed in the duties of civil administration, ought to be peculiarly conscious of his own deficiencies.” – George Washington, First Inaugural Address, April 30, 1789 “You...
  • Founding Fathers Quotes on Why America's Revolutionaries Fought For Liberty and Freedom

    02/09/2021 5:40:26 PM PST · by ammodotcom · 13 replies
    Ammo.com ^ | 2/9/2021 | Alex Horsman
    On Liberty “Where liberty dwells, there is my country.” – Benjamin Franklin “Liberty must at all hazards be supported. We have a right to it, derived from our Maker. But if we had not, our fathers have earned and bought it for us, at the expense of their ease, their estates, their pleasure, and their blood.” – John Adams, A Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law, 1765 “Is life so dear, or peaceful so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but...
  • Nation’s No. 1 High School Poised To Pick Students Based On Race, Not Achievement

    12/17/2020 9:02:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 76 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 17, 2020 | Asra Q. Nomani and Norma Margulies
    The Jefferson fiasco underscores how activist school leaders and alumni, from California to Massachusetts, are conspiring to recklessly overhaul school policies, education standards, and curriculum this year.FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. – After a crusade by educational arsonists targeting the nation’s No. 1 high school, America’s meritocracy is about to go up in flames. The Fairfax County School Board is set to vote Thursday night to gut the race-blind, merit-based admissions testing process at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. T.J. is a state-chartered magnet school legislated to serve academically gifted and advanced students. The school board plans to replace...
  • Founding Fathers Quotes: Our Favorite Quotes from America's Courageous Revolutionaries

    12/11/2020 5:17:47 PM PST · by ammodotcom · 9 replies
    Ammo.com ^ | 12/11/2020 | Brian Miller
    HUGE collection available on link. “Our unalterable resolution should be to be free.” -Sam Adams, to James Warren, 1776 “Wear none of thine own chains; but keep free, whilst thou art free.” -William Penn, "Some Fruits of Solitude", 1693 “You will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve YOUR freedom. I hope you will make a good use of it.” -John Adams “The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.” -Thomas Jefferson, to Abigail Smith Adams, February 22, 1787 “The price of freedom...
  • The Oregonians who are fed up with living under the progressive boot

    11/10/2020 10:28:58 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 25 replies
    National Post ^ | Nov. 10, 2020 | Colby Cosh
    Irrelevant U.S. election subplots dep’t: last week, four counties in eastern Oregon held non-binding ballot measures on seceding from the state and joining Idaho. Many of you will have seen news images from Oregon this year — most of them depicting racial unrest in Portland, the metropolis that has its own hyper-progressive international cult. You can imagine how the rural parts of the state regard this sort of thing. Or, rather, you don’t have to imagine: they held a vote, and in two Oregon counties, Union and Jefferson, secession actually won by a nose. The victories are the work of...
  • Founding Fathers Strapped Down In Graves To Prevent Further Spinning

    07/29/2020 5:10:55 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 12 replies
    https://babylonbee.com ^ | 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.
  • Jefferson's Attitudes Toward Slavery (real information about the person and his actions)

    Thomas Jefferson wrote that “all men are created equal,” and yet enslaved more than six-hundred people over the course of his life. Although he made some legislative attempts against slavery and at times bemoaned its existence, he also profited directly from the institution of slavery and wrote that he suspected black people to be inferior to white people in his Notes on the State of Virginia. Throughout his entire life, Thomas Jefferson was publicly a consistent opponent of slavery. Calling it a “moral depravity”1 and a “hideous blot,”2 he believed that slavery presented the greatest threat to the survival of...
  • Vandalizing Douglass Statue Defended by BLM Kook [semi-satire]

    07/14/2020 10:31:35 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 12 July 2020 | John Semmens
    Among the list of statues torn down during the current rage against American history was the Rochester, New York homage to Frederick Douglass. Born a slave in 1818, Douglass escaped and became one of the most eloquent opponents of slavery in America. Why was his statue torn down? It seems that Douglass' sin was arguing that the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution laid the groundwork for the abolition of slavery. He called for the nation to live up to the principles of equality and liberty expressed in these documents by emancipating the slaves. Yusra Khogali, a co-founder of the...
  • Jefferson & Adams - 50 years after the Declaration of Independence

    07/07/2020 11:00:16 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 14 replies
    American Minute ^ | July 5, 2020 | Bill Federer
    Both served in the Continental Congress and both signed the Declaration of Independence. Both served as U.S. Ministers in France. One was elected the 2nd President and the other the 3rd. 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 Society in Philadelphia, the New York...
  • At Mt. Rushmore, Trump Scoops the Democrats

    07/05/2020 1:17:22 AM PDT · by lowbuck · 12 replies
    The New York Sun ^ | 4 July 2020 | Editorial Team
    With a rousing Independence Day speech at Mount Rushmore, President Trump certainly laid down the principles on which he will now go to the hustings. His choice of a setting put him before the famed monument to four presidents — each of which is a target of the movement that has been seeking to besmirch or destroy statues of our national leaders. Mr. Trump left no doubt in respect of which side he is on. Snip . . .