History

Anything I put on the site that relates to history will show up here.  You’d expect there to be a History Section since that’s what my degree is in and I’ve always been fascinated by the past.


  • BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU June 13, 2017 “It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.  In small clumsy letters he wrote: ...
  • To the RNC and all those who call themselves Republicans May 22, 2017 (Originally posted August 26, 2016) Genesis 4:9. Then the Lord said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?” He said, “I do not ...
  • Judah P. Benjamin February 15, 2017 Judah Philip Benjamin, QC (August 11, 1811 – May 6, 1884) was a lawyer and politician who was a United ...
  • Washingtonpost.com: Ford and GM Scrutinized for Alleged Nazi Collaboration December 18, 2016 Source: Washingtonpost.com: Ford and GM Scrutinized for Alleged Nazi CollaborationClick to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • What I told a client November 14, 2016 Hate media (Fox, Rush, Savage, Jones, Drudge, Breitbart, Falwell Jr. et al.) use exactly the same propaganda techniques used by ...
  • Remember the Past? September 16, 2016 Probably not. History was always one of those “who cares?” “boring” classes that most students endured but paid no attention to. Unfortunately: ...
  • Bully August 31, 2016 bully noun A person who hurts, frightens, or tyrannizes over those who are smaller or weaker Someone who is mean to others and ...
  • To the RNC and all those who call themselves Republicans. August 26, 2016 Am I my brother’s keeper?  Genesis 4:9.  Then the Lord said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?” He said, “I do not know; am ...
  • Ted Cruz (and most Republican politicians) are hypocrites. April 17, 2016 The proof? Just listen to what they say; look at the laws they are passing. To deny any individual basic ...
  • Madison: Knowledge is Power April 16, 2016 “A popular Government without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or ...
  • Our founders were nearly all Infidels April 16, 2016 “The founders of our nation were nearly all Infidels, and that of the presidents who had thus far been elected ...
  • Thomas Jefferson April 12, 2016 The father of American Freedom.Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new ...
  • “Those who cannot remember the past” March 16, 2016 “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” George Santayana  Are we “condemned to repeat” 1912 in 2016? The following is excerpted ...
  • Jefferson and the “Living” Constitution March 8, 2016 The biggest difference between conservatives and liberals over filling the current vacancy on the Supreme Court is perhaps the question ...
  • Adam Smith on High Profits February 21, 2016 “… besides all the bad effects tothe country in general, which have alreadybeen mentioned as necessarily resulting from ahigher rate ...
  • Adam Smith on Bank Regulation February 17, 2016 “regulations may, no doubt, be considered as in some respect a violation of natural liberty. But those exertions of the ...
  • Adam Smith on wages and profits February 16, 2016 those who live by wages:The interest of … those who live by wages, is … strictly connected withthe interest of ...
  • Quotes from Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations. February 13, 2016 Adam Smith’s An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations is the Bible of Capitalism. “The word ...
  • The Constitution of the Five Nations February 2, 2016 The Constitution of the Five Nations – or – The Iroquois Book of the Great Law … survives after some ...
  • Treason February 1, 2016 The actions of the Bundys, in Nevada and Oregon, are not the first time that arms have been taken up ...
  • The party of Jefferson Davis, not of Lincoln April 10, 2015 one of America’s most fundamental problems is that the alliance between the current form of Southern labor and the current ...
  • “… we cannot escape history.” April 10, 2015 what unites the Republican Party, on this 150th anniversary of the murder of Lincoln, is that they are against the ...
  • HOBBY LOBBY July 18, 2014 “In the Hobby Lobby cases, five male Justices of the Supreme Court, who are all members of the Catholic faith ...
  • IN THE NAME OF RELIGION May 31, 2014 September 11, 2003. IN THE NAME OF RELIGION Three years ago today a group of men flew planes into the World Trade ...
  • Thomas Jefferson on intellectual property January 7, 2013 If nature has made any one thing less susceptible than all others of exclusive property, it is the action of ...
  • Jefferson on Religion November 7, 2012 Jefferson had no use for religious leaders and many times in his letters made it clear religion should be a ...
  • Jefferson on Change November 7, 2012 Thomas Jefferson to Samuel Kercheval, July 12, 1816 Some men look at constitutions with sanctimonious reverence, and deem them like the ...
  • Thomas Jefferson on Private Property November 5, 2012 This may come as a shock to a lot of conservatives. Just one more example of the “Socialist” tendencies of ...
  • Thomas Jefferson to William Henry Harrison November 4, 2012 Thomas Jefferson to William Henry Harrison (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Henry_Harrison)  Our system is to live in perpetual peace with the Indians, to cultivate an ...
  • Thomas Jefferson to Benjamin Hawkins November 4, 2012 “… I consider the business of hunting as already become insufficient to furnish clothing and subsistence to the Indians. The promotion ...
  • Thomas Jefferson, to his grandchildren, March 2 November 4, 2012 I love this one. A letter from the President of the United States, to his grandchildren. I am very happy to find ...
  • Thomas Jefferson To Dr. JOSEPH PRIESTLEY, March, 21, 1801 November 4, 2012 What an effort, my dear Sir, of bigotry in Politics & Religion have we gone through! The barbarians really flattered ...
  • Thomas Jefferson To Elbridge Gerry, Jan. 26, 1799 November 4, 2012 “… I am for freedom of religion, & against all maneuvres to bring about a legal ascendancy of one sect ...
  • Republicans, Whigs and KnowNothings September 19, 2012 Maybe some day the real Republicans will take back their party. If they don't the party is going to go ...
  • Income inequality September 16, 2012  Obama said it best when he said we are all in this together.  It’s not about income redistribution, its about ...
  • Que Sera, Sera September 11, 2012 "It is what it is" is obviously true, but "que sera, sera" is not.  I reject the idea that we ...
  • Anger and Fear August 12, 2012 Anger and Fear. “Three types of anger are recognized by psychologists:  The first … is connected to the impulse for self-preservation. It ...
  • It’s easy to say NO. August 11, 2012 Who opposed the Declaration of Independence? … Conservatives. (They were called Loyalist.Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • History of the Pledge of Allegiance. August 10, 2012 History of the Pledge of Allegiance. 1892 "I pledge allegiance to my flag and the republic for which it stands: one nation ...
  • GDP History August 10, 2012 Democrats have occupied the White House in 26 of the 62 years since 1948. Average GDP growth in the country ...
  • The Good Old Days July 24, 2012 Conservatism is not so much a philosophy as an attitude. It rests on doubt in human nature; it distrusts improvement, ...
  • 1940 U.S. Federal Census March 31, 2012 From Ancestry.com The National Archives and Records Administration will open the 1940 U.S. Federal Census on April 2, 2012—the first time ...
  • The Bill of Rights March 27, 2012 James Madison’s draft of the Bill of Rights was prepared and introduced shortly after the First Congress convened in 1789. Quoted ...



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