History

What The Star-Spangled Banner Really Means to America

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The original Star-Spangled Banner, pictured above, is the flag that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the song that would become our national anthem. It is among the most treasured artifacts in the collections of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. Some Americans want the Star Spangled Banner replaced as our national…

U.S. History Rewrite Takes a Dark Left Turn

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Photo via Legal Insurrection The hate America first crowd have rewritten AP U.S. History and, thanks to Common Core, there is not a thing we can do about it. This moribund regurgitation of our past will hit high schools this Fall. The new Framework depicts our Founding Fathers as rich white elites and our American culture as a dark legacy, one…

Honor Those Who Paid the Ultimate Price for Your Liberty

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“You are about to embark upon the great crusade toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you…I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty and skill in battle.” ~ General & former President, Dwight D. Eisenhower Today is the anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 1944.…

Ronald Reagan: America Is the Last Stand on Earth

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Ten years ago today, on June 5, 2004, President Ronald Reagan died after suffering from Alzheimer’s for nearly a decade. Reagan was a soldier before he was president. He enlisted in the Army reserves in 1937. He eventually became a Lieutenant and was ordered to active duty in 1942. Reagan was beloved by the military…

Legal Tyranny: Wilson’s Totalitarian Legacy Lives on in Barack Obama

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The Progressive movement in America, and the social welfare state that it hopes to achieve, essentially owes its success to the achievements of three U.S. Presidents: Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt, and Lyndon Johnson. Wilson’s “New Freedom,” FDR’s “New Deal,” and LBJ’s “Great Society” all rested on the premise that there was something fundamentally wrong with…

The Meaning of Memorial Day

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Cub Scouts decorating the graves of deceased soldiers. by Rosalie Hanson According to Wikipedia, Memorial Day is a U.S. federal holiday wherein the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces are remembered. The holiday was formerly known as Decoration Day and originated after the American Civil War to commemorate…

The First Battle of the American Revolution

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by Gary Spina We are coming up on the 239th anniversary of the skirmish at the old North Bridge in the Battle of Lexington and Concord, April 19, 1775, and the “Shot Heard Round the World” that marked the beginning of armed conflict in the American Revolution. But history can be complicated and confusing. Margaret…

Martin Luther King Jr, A Man for Our Times

Martin Luther King Jr Day is celebrated on the third Monday in January although his actual birthday is the 15th of January. He was born in 1929 and would have been 85 years old had his life not been cut short. In a speech delivered one day before his assassination Dr. King said, “Let us…

December 7th, A Day That Will Live in Infamy

God bless our military. Thank you for your sacrifices to preserve our liberty and to free people throughout the world. A special thanks to our WWII veterans! On December 7th, 1941, Pearl Harbor suffered a sneak attack by the Japanese. Pearl Harbor was home of the US Pacific fleet and the largest concentration of U.S.…