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We Elect a President: The Story of Our Electoral College

America’s unique presidential election system is often misunderstood-and perhaps especially hard to explain to our children. “We Elect a President: The Story of Our Electoral College” will help you and your family discover more about the Electoral College and its remarkable history. Why was it created in the first place? Does it still work today? Written in straightforward language and complemented with playful illustrations, “We Elect a President” explains how the Electoral College works and why it is still needed in a great, diverse country such as our own

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January 3, 2017

This Day in History: George Washington’s second battle at Trenton

On this day in 1777, the “second battle of Trenton” occurs. The Americans had won an astounding victory a mere one week earlier. Now, the British were back, trying to recover the ground they’d lost.

Much had happened in one short week. On December 25, Washington’s men made a difficult trip across the Delaware River. On the 26th, they launched a surprise attack on Trenton and won, against all odds. After their victory, the Americans had returned back across the Delaware, taking their prisoners of war with them. Word spread about Washington’s victory. He was extolled as a hero.

 

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January 3, 2017

James Madison

James Madison, Jr. was an American politician and the fourth President of the United States (1809–1817), and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Madison was the last founding father to die. Considered to be the “Father of the Constitution”, he was the principal author of the document. In 1788, he wrote over a third of the Federalist Papers, still the most influential commentary on the Constitution. As a leader in the first Congresses, he drafted many basic laws and was responsible for the first ten amendments to the Constitution (said to be based on the Virginia Declaration of Rights), and thus is also known as the “Father of the Bill of Rights”.

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December 26, 2016

Christmas 1776: The Day that Saved America

Christmas 1776: The Day that Saved America

After a series of devastating military defeats, and amid plunging morale among the beleaguered and ill-equipped Continental Army, the American Revolution seemed all but over by December 1776.

General William Howe, Commander-in-Chief of all British forces in America, had easily taken New York City and looked to capture Philadelphia next. George Washington and his Continentals had miraculously managed to avert total disaster but were now in a state of all-out retreat and semi-panic. They moved swiftly across the Hudson River into New Jersey before retreating even further over the Delaware River and into Pennsylvania.

 

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December 26, 2016

Hard Truth About Democrats And Modern Day Slavery

Hard Truth About Democrats And Modern Day Slavery

Robert Gehl reports back in 1857, in a landmark decision, a Supreme Court packed with Democrats determined that not only was Dred Scott not a citizen, not only that he was property – but that black people might actually benefit from slavery.

It wasn’t until Republicans pushed through the 13th Amendment in 1865 that slavery was finally abolished in America. Democrats in the south tried to scuttle the new law with Jim Crow laws and other rules designed to keep blacks enslaved, but eventually that went down as well, writes Bill Federer at WorldNetDaily.

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December 22, 2016

The Early History of Regulated Health Care

05/24/2016
[Editor’s Note: This Q & A with Dr. Michel Accad, M.D. on the economic history of modern medicine covers the “pre-Flexner era” to the Great Depression. Part 2 will feature the period from the the Great Depression to today.]

Q: What is the starting point in the history of the American health care system?

A: The American health care system was born in the 1910s out of the so-called “Flexnerian reform” in medical education and the resulting licensing laws.

 

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August 14, 2016

Thomas Jefferson’s Response to Muslims in 1801 is More Important Today Than Ever

Thomas Jefferson’s Response to Muslims in 1801 is More Important Today Than Ever

Thomas Jefferson’s response to Muslims in 1801 is more important today than ever. America’s first war with Islamic terrorists should be remembered.

From Wikipedia:  The First Barbary War (1801–1805) also known as the Tripolitan War or the Barbary Coast War, was the first of two wars fought between the United States and the Northwest African Berber Muslim states known collectively as the Barbary States. These were the Ottoman provinces of Tripoli, Algiers, and Tunis, which were enjoying a large autonomy, as well as the independent Sultanate of Morocco.    read

June 1, 2016

Socialism’s Bloody History Shows Millennials Should Think Twice Before Supporting It

Socialism’s Bloody History Shows Millennials Should Think Twice Before Supporting It

Nikolai Bukharin was executed by shooting in Moscow on March 15, 1938. He had been revered as a giant of the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia, as one who even worked side by side with Vladimir Lenin himself. Alas, Bukharin’s Marxist chickens had come home to roost by the time he was shot like a dog during Josef Stalin’s reign of terror. His execution marked the pinnacle of Stalin’s show trials of high-level officials.

 

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May 29, 2016

Bonhoeffer on the ‘Stupidity’ That Led to Hitler’s Rise

Bonhoeffer on the ‘Stupidity’ That Led to Hitler’s Rise

Although he was in power for only a handful of years, Hitler and his Nazi government slaughtered millions. One of the more well-known victims of that slaughter was Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who was executed on April 8th, 1945, a few short weeks before Hitler’s own death.  Unlike many of Hitler’s victims, Bonhoeffer was not a Jew, but a Lutheran minister, scholar, and theologian who boldly spoke against Hitler’s policies. Bonhoeffer landed a position in the German government during WWII and subsequently used that position as cover for assassination attempts against Hitler.  read

May 10, 2016

She Warned the World about Hitler – Real Heroes: Katharine Atholl

She Warned the World about Hitler – Real Heroes: Katharine Atholl

Some people can smell a rat a mile away. Others don’t notice even when the odor wafts right under their noses.

Olfactory proficiency by itself doesn’t make you a hero. But if you’re among the first to pick up the scent and warn others, and then you put your political future on the line to save society, you’ve got something that makes you heroic. As C.S. Lewis wrote in The Magician’s Nephew, “What you see and hear (and smell) depends a good deal on where you are standing; it also depends on what sort of person you are.”  Read full article here

May 2, 2016

Today, will go down as an historic day both for the United States and Israel, some good, some bad.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to Congress this morning at 11:00. People all around this world will be watching and listening to hear what he has to say. ‘People around the world will be watching and listening,’ that really says something about the importance and significance of the moment. Yet this morning, there will be a number of ideologically driven people who have elected not to attend. They are:

Vice President Biden, President of and resides over the Senate. Although he had plenty of notice of the Prime Minister’s visit, he elected to leave the country this past Sunday and will not be in attendance.

American Ambassador to Israel, Daniel Shapiro, following President Obama’s order not to attend.

‘NO’ member of the Obama Administration, following President Obama’s order not to attend. Meaning, not even a Cabinet member.

Congressman Keith Ellison, D-MN, was the first Muslim elected to Congress and for obvious reasons, will not attend.

Thirty (30) Democrat Congressmen/women will not attend because they say protocol was broken by inviting the Prime Minister. Is that the real reason? Really?

A number of members of the Congressional Black Caucus have pledged they will make a scene and disrupt the Prime Minister during his speech. Sadly, for all the world to see. How insulting would that be for one of the ‘Free World’s’ greatest leaders and the American people?

Netanyahu said yesterday: “Americans worry about their security, the Israeli Prime Minister worries about Israel’s survival!” Yes it’s true, most Americans do worry about their security and that of their families, I honestly don’t have a clue what our leaders are thinking about!

March 3, 2015

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