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Ageless Wisdom Of The Founders


Overseas Military Engagements

During his campaign for President in 2000, George W. Bush said he would be judicious in his use of the military and opposed using it for nation building. Yet by the end of his Presidency, the U.S. had invaded Afghanistan and Iraq and was rebuilding those countries; and the military was being used in a number of other countries that had not attacked us.

Bloomberg’s Folly

After a Labor Day weekend that saw at least 57 people shot in New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg — the founder of Mayors Against Illegal Guns — was calling on the Federal government “to step up” and pass tough gun laws.

Swindling Futurity

With the signing of the debt-ceiling deal reached by a Congress that sold out its Tea Party supporters, President Barack Obama has accelerated the United States along its path to economic ruin.

Franklin Warned Us Of Fools Like McConnell

Benjamin Franklin, apparently paraphrasing Plato, once said, “Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools talk because they have to say something.”

Foolishness must be what prompted Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to kick his fellow GOP negotiators in the gut Tuesday with his announcement of a fallback plan to grant President Barack Obama the power to raise the debt limit on his own.

Independence Now, And Independence Forever

On June 7, 1776, the Continental Congress met at Philadelphia and received Richard Henry Lee’s resolution urging a declaration of independence from English rule. Five days later, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman and Robert R. Livingston were appointed to a committee to draft a declaration.

Lessons In History

In his column this week, Patrick J. Buchanan wrote about the ignorance of today’s American schoolchildren, as revealed by the results of the National Assessment of Education Progress test. On a history test given to 31,000 pupils, most fourth-graders could not identify a picture of Abraham Lincoln or why he was important.

Virtue Public And Private

“A good moral character is the first essential in a man, and that the habits contracted at your age are generally indelible, and your conduct here may stamp your character through life. It is therefore highly important that you should endeavor not only to be learned but virtuous,” George Washington once said. Unfortunately, too many of the people we elect lack this essential.

More Machinery Of Government Than Is Necessary

The United States government has grown into a tyrannical, fascist leviathan that is consuming everything in its sphere.

There are departments for everything under the sun, and those departments are staffed by unelected bureaucrats who are answerable to no one or nothing. Many are feckless and rude, as John Dollarhite found in his interactions with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The various departments — like Energy, Education, the Environmental Protection Agency, Transportation, Homeland Security, Internal Revenue Service, et al — are unConstitutional and make their own rules and regulations outside of Congress. And when they decide to use those rules to crack down on Americans, they do so with the bedside manner of a viper.

How did Thomas Jefferson view the government he helped create?

An Institution Of The Most Deadly Hostility

The Federal Reserve has presided over the death of the dollar, which is now in its final spiral. When the Federal Reserve opened in 1914, an ounce of gold equaled $18.99. Today, it takes more than 1,500 fiat dollars to buy that same ounce. In 2008, the banking industry became a shambles thanks to the bursting of the housing bubble, which had been created by the Fed’s easy-money policies.

The Courage Of The Minute Men

In the early morning hours of April 19, 1775, about 700 British regular troops began a march toward Concord. Their goal: Round up weapons and gunpowder stored there by rebel colonists and arrest any rebel leaders they find, particularly John Hancock and Samuel Adams.

Around 1 a.m. Paul Revere arrived and informed Lexington’s captain of the militia, John Parker, that British troops were on their way. Parker called for his Minute Men and 77 arrived at the town’s green. After learning from Parker that the best-trained and best-equipped troops Britain had were on their way, the Minute Men voted to disband, lie low and do nothing to provoke the British.

Upon learning from Revere of the British march, Hancock grabbed a pistol and started to join the Minute Men. But Adams persuaded him that their capture by the British would be a major coup for Great Britain and huge loss for the rebel cause. Reluctantly, he relented. However, about four hours later, after learning the Minute Men had dispersed, Hancock met with Parker and the Minute Men who remained on the green. Shortly thereafter the drum was sounded and the Minute Men reassembled.

Continue reading to see if you have the commitment and courage of the Minute Men. 

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