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Archive for the 'History' Category

Thoughts On Veterans Day

by @ Thursday, November 11th, 2010. Filed under History

As we mark Veterans Day here in the United States, it is worth remembering that, for the rest of the Western world, today marks the end of what may very well be the most pointless war in human history The war in which millions of educated and working class men sacrificed their lives to fight […]

Virginia’s New “Don’t Tread On Me” License Plate

by @ Monday, November 8th, 2010. Filed under History, Individual Liberty, Virginia

I am seriously considering getting this:

Bob McDonnell: No More “Confederate History Month”

by @ Saturday, September 25th, 2010. Filed under Bob McDonnell, History, Virginia, Virginia Politics

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell took a lot of (well-justified) heat back in March when he stepped into the long-running controversy over Virginia’s Confederate History month by not only officially marking the event, but also initially signing a resolution that completely ignored the role of slavery in the Civil War or the Confederacy itself. He got […]

Texas Board Of Education: We Don’t Need None Of That Fancy Book Learnin’

by @ Thursday, September 23rd, 2010. Filed under Dumbasses, Education, History, Religion

When we last left the Texas Board of Education they were revising American history textbooks, now they’ve decided that textbooks themselves are anti-Christian: (CBS/AP)  Texas’ State Board of Education – following a long history of throwing itself into “culture war” issues – is set to vote Friday on a resolution calling on textbook publishers to […]

Tea Party Candidate For Congress: “Separation Of Church And State” Came From Hitler

by @ Sunday, September 19th, 2010. Filed under 2010 Elections, Elections, Freedom of Religion, History, Individual Liberty, Politics

The guy who won the GOP nomination for Mike Castle’s House seat in Delaware seems to be a little nutty: Christine O’Donnell isn’t the only Delaware Tea Party candidate making waves. The seat in the House of Representatives currently held by Republican Mike Castle — who was defeated by O’Donnell in Tuesday’s Senatorial primary — […]

How The Commerce Clause Made Congress All-Powerful

by @ Saturday, August 28th, 2010. Filed under History, Individual Liberty, U.S. Constitution

Sixty-Five Years Ago Today

by @ Saturday, August 14th, 2010. Filed under History

V-J Day

The Worst Figures In American History

by @ Saturday, August 14th, 2010. Filed under Blogging, History, Politics

Many political bloggers are talking today about the list of “worst Americans” posted by John Hawkins after surveying a group of mostly conservative bloggers: 23) Saul Alinsky (7) 23) Bill Clinton (7) 23) Hillary Clinton (7) 19) Michael Moore (7) 19) George Soros (8) 19) Alger Hiss (8) 19) Al Sharpton (8) 13) Al Gore […]

Today In History

by @ Monday, August 9th, 2010. Filed under History

Gerald Ford becomes America’s 38th President after the resignation of Richard Nixon:

Judge Andrew Napolitano: Arizona Immigration Law Is Unconstitutional

by @ Saturday, July 31st, 2010. Filed under History, Immigration, Individual Liberty, Politics

This is from a few weeks ago, but it’s spot-on:

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