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  • 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...
  • Whitman’s Caution

    08/30/2021 5:15:19 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 11 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 8-30-21 | MOTUS
    Once known for it’s rugged individualism, the former penal colony of Australia is now closer to tyranny than we are. Some are having none of it:Truck drivers are reportedly planning to 'block every highway entering into every state' It began today:Australian truck drivers have blocked a major highway in the north-eastern state of Queensland in a protest against vaccine mandates and tough border restrictions, causing traffic to back up for several kilometers. I don’t know how it will turn out for our brothers of another mother, so all I can do is wish them well and pass along Walt Whitman’s...
  • Happy Birthday America!

    07/04/2021 5:17:40 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 16 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 7-4-21 | MOTUS
    Happy Birthday America! The Declaration of Independence gave birth to the only country on earth founded on the twinned principles of individual freedom and limited government.From that date forward “progressives” have attempted to flip the dynamic of limited government and individual freedom. They see our Constitution, in the words of Barack Hussein Obama, as “a charter of negative liberties” that is free to be changed to reflect what they believe is a better vision of governance – founding principles be hanged.Certainly there are wrinkles and pitfalls with liberty, human nature being what it is. But they pale in comparison to...
  • Why It’s Impossible To Teach History Only Using ‘The Facts’

    06/14/2021 6:29:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 14, 2021 | Casey Chalk
    What teachers choose to cover (or not cover) during their limited classroom time will reveal what biases and agendas that educator has on American history.“Ladies and gentlemen: The story you are about to see is true,” declared the introduction to the classic television program “Dragnet.” “All we want are the facts, ma’am,” asserted police officer “Joe Friday” during his investigations. True stories; just the facts: it seems so straightforward, doesn’t it? Not when American social studies curricula are concerned.“I teach my students that [Thomas] Jefferson sat there and wrote ‘all men are created equal,’ but he made his money off...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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....
  • Why Canceling Fox News Would Be Terrible For America

    02/24/2021 6:36:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 24, 2021 | Christopher Malagisi
    Some House Democrats have urged cable companies to cancel Fox News, Newsmax TV, and One America News Network ahead of a Wednesday hearing on extremism in the press.In 1801, Thomas Jefferson became the third president of the United States. In his Inaugural Address, he urged our fledgling nation to stand strong against those who would restrict the right to free speech. He even described those “who would wish to dissolve this Union” as “monuments of safety with which the error of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it.” As president, Jefferson was an ardent defender...
  • On Republican Education

    02/09/2021 2:29:57 PM PST · by Jacquerie · 4 replies
    ArticleVBlog ^ | May 5th 2017 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Perhaps the most prominent commonality among conservative authors and bloggers is their emphasis on first principles and their application to modern times. Everything flows from first principles. Since laws and traditions connect to the past, great truths will not appear until we see the chain that links them to others. Our Framers studied the past, yet were not slaves to it. They let experience be their guide as they applied first principles to their British and colonial heritage. As Charles de Montesquieu showed, and our Founding generation demonstrated, the first principle, the spring from which republics emerge and are maintained...
  • The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants...

    01/07/2021 4:47:21 AM PST · by scpolitician · 39 replies
    Thomas Jefferson Encyclopedia ^ | November 13, 1787 | Thomas Jefferson
    The people can not be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions it is a lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. We have had 13. states independant 11. years. There has been one rebellion. That comes to one rebellion in a century and a half for each state. What country before ever existed a century and half without a rebellion? And what country can preserve it’s liberties if their rulers are not warned from...
  • Thomas Jefferson ... among the most revered founding fathers of our country, only became President because he used his unilateral power as President of the Senate

    12/27/2020 10:14:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Rasmussen Reports @Rasmussen_Poll · Come January 6th:(Those who cast the votes decide nothing. Those who count the votes decide everything. - Stalin) "Come January 6, 2021, Vice President Mike Pence will be presented with the sealed certificates containing the ballots of the presidential electors. Katie Stewart @KatieSt1985 · Why bother even having an election if the VP can throw out votes at his discretion? Seems a ridiculous precedent to set when you think about it. Never going to happen. Rasmussen Reports @Rasmussen_Poll Replying to @KatieSt1985 "Thomas Jefferson ... among the most revered founding fathers of our country, only became...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Virginia: VIRGINIA: Nation’s Best High School (Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology) To Embrace Critical Race Theory, Scrap Admissions Tests

    09/18/2020 10:28:47 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 47 replies
    National File ^ | September 17, 2020 | FRANKIE STOCKES
    Fairfax County, Virginia’s School Board is planning to scrap admissions tests at the elite Thomas Jefferson High School in favor of a “merit lottery” system meant to admit more “diverse” students. According to a news release from Fairfax County Public Schools, Superintendent Scott S. Braband told the board to change admissions policies at Thomas Jefferson High School, a magnet school rated as the best in the nation, to “promote access to historically underserved students.” The release bemoaned the fact that despite hiring a specialist to recruit minority students and previously altering admissions standards in 2011, a “significant impact” has yet...
  • Washburn U. Removes Statues of ‘Controversial’ Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin

    08/31/2020 12:30:47 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 31 2020 | TOM CICCOTTA
    Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas, quietly removed statues of Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin from campus in July over concerns that they would be vandalized by protesters. The university also feared that having a statue of Thomas Jefferson would become a “target or an embarrassment” for alumni. Statues of Jefferson have recently been targeted by vandals on campuses and in parks around the country. According to a report by the College Fix, Washburn University removed statues of Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin in July to prevent vandalism. The statues, which were donated by a Washburn alumnus, were replaced with blue...
  • 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...
  • Did Columbus 'discover' America? Teachers re-examine how history is taught

    08/08/2020 3:51:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    NBC News ^ | August 8, 2020 | Daniella Silva
    Educators from around the country have been reflecting on what they teach and how they teach it in the wake of the death of George Floyd and the national protests that followed. Some lessons up for reconsideration: the dismissive take that it was simply "the norm" that Presidents George Washington and Thomas Jefferson owned slaves in the late 1700s and language around Christopher Columbus' "discovery" of America.
  • 12 Little-Known Facts About the Declaration of Independence (Part 3)

    07/09/2013 3:32:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | July 9, 2013 | Chuck Norris
    Over the past two weeks, I've highlighted eight little-known facts about the Declaration of Independence. (If you missed the first two parts of this series, you can find them at Here are the last four facts in my series: 9) One of the 26 known July 1776 copies of the Declaration of Independence was found behind an old painting purchased at a flea market for $4. In 1991, one of 24 known copies at the time of the declaration -- and one of only three known to be privately owned -- was auctioned for $2.42 million. What's even more...
  • 12 Little-Known Facts About the Declaration of Independence (Part 2)

    07/02/2013 3:58:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | July 2, 2013 | Chuck Norris
    Last week, I highlighted four little-known facts about the Declaration of Independence. Here are a few more facts to add to those oddities: There are at least 26 surviving paper copies of the Declaration of Independence of the hundreds made in July 1776 for circulation among the Colonies. After Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, the Committee of Five, which was appointed to write it, was also responsible with overseeing its reproduction for proclamation to those living in the Colonies. The reproduction was done at the shop of Philadelphia printer John Dunlap. "On July 5, Dunlap's copies were dispatched across...
  • 12 Little-Known Facts About the Declaration of Independence (Part 1)

    06/25/2013 3:50:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | June 25, 2013 | Chuck Norris
    Being about a week away from Independence Day, I was doing a little reflecting upon the history surrounding the Declaration of Independence. And I thought it would be of equal interest to many of my readers to look at some often-overlooked aspects of the declaration's production and legacy. Several historical websites hold some fascinating facts about this national treasure -- including the National Archives and Records Administration's site, at In addition, on History's website, the article "9 Things You May Not Know About the Declaration of Independence," by Elizabeth Harrison, has some intriguing notes. Let me elaborate on some...