06/14/19

Flag Day: The Forgotten History of America’s Flag Day and What It Commemorates

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Flag Day: The Forgotten History of America’s Flag Day and What It CommemoratesFlag Day was once called the “runty stepchild among American national holidays” by the New York Times. While it may not be the grandest of our country’s celebrations, it’s impossible to talk about Flag Day without briefly discussing why Old Glory was originally created, and what it means today. We may know the flag as a strong symbol of patriotism, but at the time of the American Revolution, it had a much more pragmatic purpose: It existed to distinguish the American military forces from the British.

It wasn’t really until the Civil War that the American flag became a widespread symbol of American patriotism. Indeed, the first proposal for a day designated as “Flag Day” was in 1861, a mere two months after the Battle of Fort Sumter. Charles Dudley Warner was a Hartford newspaper editor who suggested the observance, which occurred in Hartford that year. However, Flag Day did not catch on and wasn’t even repeated traditionally in the City of Hartford.

The second recorded attempt at making Flag Day an annual celebration occurred over 20 years later in 1885. This first “official” observance of modern Flag Day was initiated by schoolteacher Bernard J. Cigrand at the Stony Hill School in Waubeka, Wisconsin. Cigrand sought to promote patriotism and a respect for the American flag. He was the first person to choose June 14th, the day that the original Betsy Ross flag was adopted as the official flag of the United States. This school has since been restored as a museum. A bust of Cigrand sits there today.

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06/6/19

Social Media Fascism: Steven Crowder Demonetized By YouTube Because Vox Columnist Gets Feelings Hurt

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

The Internet is arguably one of the biggest blessings and curses to ever come along for a myriad of reasons. It started out as a platform for free speech and ideas but fascist leftists and others just couldn’t leave it alone. Then social media became part of all our lives and the leftist developers treated us just like a bunch of pigs that they feed and build a pen around for years and then eventually shut the gates, imprisoning the pigs. A whole community of fat, happy, clueless pigs led to slaughter.

First, they came for Alex Jones because he was extreme and could be denounced. Then they came for John Hawkins and Right Wing News… the largest conservative site on the web. Then they came for me as the editor and one of the lead writers of Right Wing News and shut my sites down on Facebook. Then they went after Brian Kolfage, a triple-amputee veteran who now oversees #WeBuildTheWall. They went after Laura Loomer and a myriad of others they wanted to silence. Now, YouTube has demonetized Steven Crowder of Louder with Crowder and he is just the opening salvo to the demonetizing of thousands of accounts over there. It’s sheer censorship.

From The Daily Wire:

“On Wednesday, one day after they stated that the videos of comedian Steven Crowder did not violate their policies, YouTube suddenly shifted and decided to demonetize Crowder’s videos, a chilling decision that engendered fierce criticism from defenders of free speech. YouTube was prompted to take a look at Crowder’s videos by Vox’s Carlos Maza, who reported the comedian for making jokes about his ethnicity and sexuality.

“That prompted YouTube to respond on Tuesday:

“Thanks again for taking the time to share all of this information with us. We take allegations of harassment very seriously–we know this is important and impacts a lot of people. Our teams spent the last few days conducting an in-depth review of the videos flagged to us, and while we found language that was clearly hurtful, the videos as posted don’t violate our policies. We’ve included more info below to explain this decision: As an open platform, it’s crucial for us to allow everyone–from creators to journalists to late-night TV hosts–to express their opinions w/in the scope of our policies. Opinions can be deeply offensive, but if they don’t violate our policies, they’ll remain on our site.Even if a video remains on our site, it doesn’t mean we endorse/support that viewpoint. There are other aspects of the channel that we’re still evaluating– we’ll be in touch with any further updates.

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05/7/19

When the clocks strike 13

By: Tabitha Korol

“It was a cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.” Thus began George Orwell’s prophetic novel, 1984, written forty years earlier, preparing the reader for a dystopian future under socialism – a society of great suffering and injustice, and bereft of reason. This symbol of the thirteenth stroke brings into question what transpired through all the previous twelve hours, when inhumanity triumphed over our society, destroying our time and history itself.

In Orwell’s tale, words were constantly being removed from the language and history repeatedly revised so that the citizens could no longer formulate thoughts. The character, Winston Smith, explains, “He who controls the past, controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.” We live in similar times, perhaps not as dramatically, but certainly equally disturbing. We are witness to ongoing destruction of our vocabulary, disintegration of the family unit, isolation and disorientation of the individual, demolition of historic monuments, whitewashed history, and a tampering of time, all combining to extinguish and remake our society. The focus of this diminished schooling and re-education is our young.

“British schools are removing analog clocks from exam halls because kids can’t read them,” reported Paul Bois, in the Daily Wire, April 2, 2019, with the subheading, “Many educators are phasing out analog clocks…” Rather than teach the kids to read the time, the educators are removing the clocks; this is happening in the US, as well. An emailed message from a teacher in the US read, “I get fifth graders asking me what time it is; there are two clocks in my classroom.” Where are the parents? And why can’t this teacher with two clocks set aside five minutes a day to teach what should have been taught in Kindergarten?

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05/2/19

Freedom vs. Liberty: How Subtle Differences Between These Two Big Ideas Changed Our World

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Freedom vs. Liberty: A Guide to Defining Independence and Why it Matters

“I see the liberty of the individual not only as a great moral good in itself (or, with Lord Acton, as the highest political good), but also as the necessary condition for the flowering of all the other goods that mankind cherishes: moral virtue, civilization, the arts and sciences, economic prosperity. Out of liberty, then, stem the glories of civilized life.”Murray Rothbard

The terms “freedom” and “liberty” have become clichés in modern political parlance. Because these words are invoked so much by politicians and their ilk, their meanings are almost synonymous and used interchangeably. That’s confusing – and can be dangerous – because their definitions are actually quite different.

“Freedom” is predominantly an internal construct. Viktor Frankl, the legendary Holocaust survivor who wrote Man’s Search For Meaning, said it well: “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way (in how he approaches his circumstances).”

In other words, to be free is to take ownership of what goes on between your ears, to be autonomous in thoughts first and actions second. Your freedom to act a certain way can be taken away from you – but your attitude about your circumstances cannot – making one’s freedom predominantly an internal construct.

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04/12/19

Tea Party for Trump

By: Lloyd Marcus

It is exciting that my patriot brothers and sisters at Tea Party Express have announced the launch of “Tea Party for Trump.”  My first tour on Tea Party Express in 2008 led to me speaking and performing my “American Tea Party Anthem” at over 500 rallies on several national bus tours.

The launch of “Tea Party for Trump” feels similar to the Blues Brothers saying: “We’re getting the old band back together again because we’re on a mission from God.”  My fellow patriots, “Tea Party for Trump” is our mission from God to reelect our remarkable president.

The Amazing Whistle Stop

Our Tea Party Express rally in Searchlight, Nevada featuring Sarah Palin drew 25,000 people.  Our rally in Boston drew 19,000.  The most memorable rally for me was not a scheduled rally.  After completing a rally, our tour bus headed to the next scheduled rally in Memphis, Tennessee.  A staffer received a phone call requesting that we make a brief whistle stop so around 50 people could meet our team of speakers and entertainers.

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04/11/19

America’s Sovereign States: The Obscure History of How 10 Independent States Joined the U.S.

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Sovereign States of America: The History of 10 Independent States & How They Joined the U.S.

It is often said that before the Civil War, the United States “are,” but after the War, the United States “is.” This is a reference to the formerly theoretically sovereign nature of each state as compared to “one nation, indivisible.”

More than just the theoretic sovereignty of the individual states, the territory now comprising the U.S. has a rich history of sovereign states outside the control of the federal government. Some of these you’ve almost certainly heard of, but a lot of them are quite obscure. Each points toward a potential American secession of the future.Table of Contents

Vermont Republic (January 15, 1777 – March 4, 1791)

Current Territory: The State of Vermont

The earliest sovereign state in North America after the Revolution was the Vermont Republic, also known as the Green Mountain Republic or the Republic of New Connecticut. The Republic was known by the United States as “the New Hampshire Grants” and was not recognized by the Continental Congress. The people of the Vermont Republic contacted the British government about union with Quebec, which was accepted on generous terms. They ultimately declined union with Quebec after the end of the Revolutionary War, during which they were involved in the Battle of Bennington, and the territory was accepted into the Union as the 14th state – the first after the original 13.

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07/11/18

Home Schooling Recommended Reading and Lesson Materials

By: Gerald Loeffers

Are you a first time home schooling teacher who needs ideas? Are you experienced and need a few new ideas? Are you starting a home schooling co-op and need resources?

Library of America – www.loa.org
The National Center for Constitutional Studies – www.nccs.net
David Barton’s WallBuilders – www.Wallbuilders.com

Need cheap books for lessons?

Amazon.com used books
Book Jungle – www.bookjungle.com – 20% discount if you order two or more
To order the Greek classics – COSIMO BOOKS – www.CosimoBooks.com

07/9/18

Only Uncle Tom Celebrating July 4th

By: Lloyd Marcus

American leftists cannot restrain themselves from throwing stink-bombs at all things wholesome and good. July 4th, my wife Mary read two articles in which black writers scolded blacks for celebrating Independence Day. They claim us blacks have nothing to celebrate because we we weren’t free in 1776.

Why are leftists so hellbent on instilling in me and my fellow blacks that America is not our country? America repented of her sins long ago. The Civil War was fought to liberate blacks from slavery. White abolitionists broke the law by teaching blacks to read. Affluent whites Etta Budd, Joseph Budd and Louis Pammel nurtured black American botanist and inventor George Washington Carver’s career. https://bit.ly/1NBBVtD

My point is American history is replete with Godly whites who helped blacks; sometimes risking everything. And yet, leftists have successfully sold blacks their lie that any success achieved by blacks is in spite of racist white America. Blacks are only 12% of the population. Much of black wealth in America is the result of white help and patronage.

White males have nurtured my career my entire life; such as Mr. Gomer, my 7th grade art teacher. Baltimore Mayor William Donald Schaefer met with me in his office for an hour and gave me a scholarship to the Maryland Institute College of Art. Ray Dell and Joe Canale owned sign companies where I worked during college. Barry Finglas of Park Sign Company hired me as the Art Director. After viewing my portfolio, John Holechek gave me free office space in his building to launch my own graphic design business. Chuck at Fred Kail Advertising mentored me, kicking my designer skills to a high professional level. Dick Weisberg hired me as the first black graphic designer on his team at WJZ-TV in Baltimore. All these allegedly “born-racist” successful white men were extremely good to me. https://nyp.st/2DBV1l8

Why can’t leftists allow us to get over all this divisiveness and live together as Americans? Racial harmony is the desire of most Americans as evidenced by the election of Barack Obama for two terms.

Myself and others have given history lessons in countless articles, confirming white American’s commitment to liberating blacks. The truth falls on deaf ears because leftists want to keep blacks hating whites and their country. Leftists believe if they can keep blacks believing white America seeks their demise, blacks will remain loyal Democrat voters.

Democrats in power will force leftists’ extreme radical, anti-Christian and anti-American ideas onto the masses with the government controlling every aspect of our lives. Democrats will make states affirm the LGBTQ agenda; force redistribution of wealth; repeal American’s right to bear arms; legalize abortion even on the date of birth and dish out healthcare dictating who lives or dies. https://bit.ly/2KCaQwi

July 4th, I released my music video, We Are Americans https://bit.ly/2KPas9M, honoring my God and my country. If angry bitter blacks choose to call me an Uncle Tom, I really do not care. America is the greatest land of opportunity on the planet for all who choose to go for it.

My late black dad was raised without his parents by his aunt. Beginning as a shoeshine boy at the Greyhound Bus Station in Baltimore, Dad rose to become Rev. Dr. Lloyd E. Marcus. From a black kid picking cotton, Clarence Thomas became a justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. That’s the greatness of America folks.

I am so weary of leftists relentlessly seeking to tear down my homeland. Attempting to educate leftists about the goodness of America is fruitless. They want to racially divide us. These evil people also seek to instill classy envy, entitlement mindsets and hatred for achievers. Leftists always appeal to our lower natures; our base instincts. Disgusting.

Rather than constantly rehashing distant historical wrongs, why aren’t leftists encouraging blacks to do what they can to help themselves today; stop murdering each other in record numbers https://bit.ly/2KTwATJ; stop dropping out of school; stop having babies out of wedlock and stop voting for Democrats.

African blacks sold blacks into the slave trade. https://cnn.it/2zhsFLR Therefore, blacks and white played roles in enslaving blacks in America. Insidiously, leftists portray slavery as a totally white thing.

Leftists impugn blacks who do not harbor cancerous resentments against white America. The American left seeks to con and guilt-trip white Americans into paying blacks reparations. My response to blacks demanding reparations is get off your lazy no-count derriere and get an education and a job. Nobody owes you anything!

True self-esteem, empowerment and dignity comes from earning one’s own way; not blaming or placing your success or failure in the hands of someone other than yourself. Leftists tell blacks whitey is responsible when you fail. This lie weakens rather than empowers blacks.

In the 1970’s, Joe was one of my fellow black students at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Raised by his grandmother, Joe was laser-focused on his studies. He became the first black art director at the prestigious W.B. Doner advertising agency in Baltimore. Dave was the most artistically gifted in our crew of black artists. Sadly, Dave frequently ranted about how whitey won’t give a black man a fair shake in this f****** country – you’ve got to steal as much as you can, when you can. Tragically, Dave never achieved his dreams and died young of a drug overdose.

Black Americans should kiss the ground they walk on in this country. Is there racism in America? Absolutely, along with every other sin under the sun. But the truth is there is not enough racism to stop anyone from achieving their American dream.

I feel a song coming on…

This is my country! Land of my birth!
This is my country! Grandest on earth!
I pledge thee my allegiance, America, the bold,
For this is my country to have and to hold.

I am a grateful black American who loves his country and proudly celebrated Independence Day. https://bit.ly/2KPas9M

Lloyd Marcus, The Unhyphenated American
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