Tag Archive: Founders

This Day In History October 17 – Three Remarkable Events In The History Of Liberty

  This Day In History October 17 – The History of Liberty – 539 BC Cyrus the Great captures Babylon releasing the Jews from 70 years of exile, 1777 the Battle of Saratoga British John Burgoyne surrenders his army to the Americans a turning point in the American Revolution, and 1781 British Gen. Cornwallis surrenders …

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This Day In History January 5, 1781 – Now traitor Benedict Arnold burns Richmond, Virginia to the ground

  This Day In History January 5, 1781: American Struggle For Independence And Self-Determination: Benedict Arnold captures and destroys Richmond, Virginia. Gen. Washington had warned the governor of Virginia, Thomas Jefferson, of imminent invasion; nonetheless, Jefferson was ill-prepared and doubtful of initial reports that British ships were sailing into the Chesapeake Bay.       …

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Patrick Henry – ‘The Voice of the Revolution’

  Lion of Liberty: Patrick Henry and the Call to a New Nation Amazon.com   Cometh the hour, cometh the man. American Profile recently highlighted the well known American Founding Father and fierce patriot – “Patrick Henry – The first Founding Father to call for revolution”. In an interview with Harlow Giles Unger who has …

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George Washington’s stark warning to future Americans

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  George Washington’s stark warning to future Americans that the Constitution will not be able to save the Country if its people and leaders have corrupted morals. And where is America today?     “Should, hereafter, those incited by the lust of power and prompted by the supineness or venality of their constituents, overleap the …

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“Introduction to the Constitution”

  If you have an interest in learning more about the United States Constitution, its history, nature and relevance to America today, see the following announcement regarding a webcast series starting September 15, featuring Congressman Paul Ryan, columnist Charles Krauthammer, and members of the Hillsdale College faculty, sponserd by Hillsdale College, Spring Arbor, Michigan.   …

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“State Of The Union” – Stranger In The House

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A good reminder of where America is at this moment in history. A short, thought provoking song “State of the Union” about a Stranger in the House. The words mentioned in the song really are there above the speaker’s rostrum in the United States Capitol Building – click here for a larger view of the …

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The American Story & Its Ancient Roots Needs To Be Told With Fresh Emphasis

United States Declaration of Independence - Created June–July 1776 Ratified July 4, 1776

      The stories of America’s past and the people and events that have made it great have been ebbing from the public mind for decades. These historical moments are no longer focused on by the news and entertainment industries, academia, even government agencies are silent about America’s defining moments and the historical foundations …

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This Day In U.S.A. History – July 10

The dome of St. Paul's Cathedral (undamaged) stands out among the flames and smoke of surrounding buildings during heavy attacks of the German Luftwaffe on December 29, 1940 in London, England. (AP Photo/U.S. Office of War Information)

July 10, 1777 – American Revolution – British General Richard Prescott Embarrassingly Captured Second Time By Patriots – Whisked Away In Nightgown In Dead Of Night British General Richard Prescott captured in Rhode Island — History.com This Day in History     British General Richard Prescott Privateers and Mariners in the Revolutionary War Naval operations …

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This Day In U.S.A. History – July 9

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July 9, 1777 – American Revolution Patriot Brigadier General George Clinton is elected the first governor of the independent state of New York. Veteran of French – Indian War, participant in the War of Independence, supplied Gen. Washington during winter at Valley Forge, noted hater of the Tories, a Founding Father and Signatory of the …

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Declaration of Independence – An Expression Of The American Mind

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A good article at The American Spectator about the sentiments in the colonies 235 years ago regarding independence and two relatively unknown but great American statesmen and their role in helping America take that momentous step and move into the future. The two men were Roger Sherman of Connecticut and Robert R. Livingston of New …

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Armed Citizen – The Right And Benefit

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True stories of the Right and Benefit to Keep and Bear Arms for self-defense. Stand And Deliver. Americans are rarely held up on roads and byways by bandits and highwaymen as in yesteryear. But thousands of peaceful citizens are still today assailed in their homes by robbers and the desperate. There are countless, generally untold …

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States Flex Sovereignty

Maybe it is not surprising to see impertinent independence rise in the Lone Star State, State Rep. Lois Kolkhorst has introduced a bill that directs her state’s attorney general to conduct an investigation and report to the Legislature of how international treaties and agreements might affect Texas law.

Liberty! The American Revolution

Liberty! The American Revolution One of the best researched and developed history docu-dramas depicting the events that led to the birth of the American Revolution and the Republic. A re-enactment of well known events as well as private moments that shaped the people and the future of the nation – the challenges, uncertainties, hopes, fears, …

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Americans: A Free People?

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“I rejoice in a belief that intellectual light will spring up in the dark corners of the earth; that freedom of enquiry will produce…….

-George Washington, draft of First Inaugural Address, 1789

Rules of Civility & Decent Behaviour In Company And Conversation

Rules of Civility & Decent Behaviour In Company And Conversation “No wonder everybody honoured him who honoured every body.” – Parson Weems (1758 – 1825) regarding George Washington For the first post at this site and to set the tone for future ones, I’ve chosen to share a little known aspect from the life of …

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