~ Prologue ~
The contention that patriotism is a poison for the minds of free men is the keynote of a recent speech successfully delivered before audiences across the country by Miss Emma Goldman, the Russian immigrant who has become one of the leading voices of anarchism, permitted free rein under the liberties of her adopted country.
Miss Goldman, at age 46, is a well educated Russian woman who came to the United States in 1886 and, after a preliminary period of hard labor in the looms and mills of New York and New England, turned to the movement of radicals that preaches the total destruction of organized society as the means of “freeing” individuals.
She is notable as an anachronism in American development, gaining vast audiences for her spell-binding talks, primarily from amongst the more recently arrived immigrant groups, who are apparently are entertained by her ideas, but who, with few exceptions go from her meetings back to their jobs and their sober political beliefs. Continue reading →
Today’s power struggle is the stuff revolutions are made of.
America is in crisis. The citizenry is fragmented, polarized, and angry. The media, Hollywood, and academia hate the President, who doesn’t care much for them either. This elite trifecta, along with the coastal, urban upper class, not only loathes Trump, but is contemptuous of Middle America and its traditional virtues. But the battle to preserve these virtues and the very possibility of self-government among future generations of Americans can no longer be waged merely at the level of politics. It must now be fought on every college and university campus across the nation. Continue reading →
“Lincoln, under no circumstances, would I vote for … So, I say, stand by the ‘Constitution and the Union’, and so long as the laws are enacted and administered according to the Constitution we are safe …“ (emphasis added) Letter from Sam Houston to Colonel A. Daly, August 14, 1860
The 1860 Election was still 3 months in the future and Houston had no inclination to pre-judge the new sectarian party that might be brought to power in Washington City. He was wrapping himself, as he always did, with a Jeffersonian understanding of constitutional liberty and wanted Texas protected by that same banner of Law. He was clear-sighted what might happen but remained a Jacksonian Dreamer. He knew the cherished Union of Jackson and his forefathers. Their dreams embodied his. Continue reading →
Cover, Recollections and Letters, 1st Edition, 1903
We had been married for about two years, and I was a sales representative at a Volkswagen dealership in Evanston, Illinois. The owners name was Herman Eberhardt. Older buildings, and the dealership was split, with the body and paint shop on the (appropriately) South side of the lot – and that is where the treasure was to be found…
I have told my story many times in the past, but will share the basis of it once more, so that you will understand the (personal) significance of my discovery.
It was 1958 and that year I attended the Crestwood Elementary School in Northbrook, Illinois. It was this one fortuitous year that I would receive the greatest gift of my ‘formal’ education – a year to remember for many reasons – chiefly among them was my teacher – Donald Adair. Continue reading →
During the war, the Confederate States of America established an entity called the Arizona Territory, which had different boundaries from modern Arizona. Since 1856, settlers in southern New Mexico Territory had sought to split off and organize their own territorial government. Their aspiration got caught up in the growing sectional tensions of the late 1850s and the belief in the U.S. Congress that the impetus to divide New Mexico Territory into two separate northern and southern territories was that the settlers hoped to expand slavery into the southern portion. Continue reading →
For those Yankees who like to beat the dead horse of “slavery” and “denial” about Blacks in the Confederate Army. Not only did we have numerous colored Brother’s, but imagine how minds would EXPLODE if they knew about our Black CONFEDERATE GENERAL?? ~ M.R.F.
Alexander H. Darnes (c.1840 – February 11, 1894) was an African American who was born into slavery in St. Augustine, Florida and became the first black doctor in Jacksonville, Florida.
As a youth and young man, he served Edmund Kirby Smith, the son of his master, in Texas with the United States Army, and during the War Between the States when Kirby Smith served as a Confederate general. Continue reading →
It was May, 1864. Grant was closing in on Lee in Virginia. New Yorkers were growing hopeful that the long, terrible ordeal of the Civil War would soon be over.
Gold speculators in New York (image from Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, May 7, 1964)
But their hopes were dashed when on Wednesday, May 18 they read in two of their morning papers, the New York World and the Journal of Commerce, that President Lincoln had issued a proclamation ordering the conscription of an additional 400,000 men into the Union army on account of “the situation in Virginia, the disaster at Red River, the delay at Charleston, and the general state of the country.” Continue reading →
Few areas of historical research have provoked such intensive study as the origins and causes of America’s Great Depression. From 1929 to 1933, America suffered the worst economic decline in its history. Real national income fell by 36 percent; unemployment increased from 3 percent to over 25 percent; more than 40 percent of all banks were permanently closed; and international investment and trade declined dramatically. Continue reading →
…and just what do you think they are being taught about Stinkin’ Linkin’s War??? ~ Ed.
The New York Times’ 1619 Project — a curriculum that makes the fantastical claim that a primary cause of the Revolutionary War was the colonists’ desire to protect slavery — has been adopted in 3,500 classrooms across all 50 states.
A new ethnic studies curriculum will teach students that “ancient mathematical knowledge has been appropriated by Western culture.”
The REAL reason for Common-Core?
Math is a deeply frustrating subject for many elementary and high school students (thanks to Common-Core? ~ Ed.). But Seattle public schools are gearing up to accuse math of a litany of more serious crimes: imperialism, dehumanization, and oppression of marginalized persons. Continue reading →
See the young man in this picture? He was 18 years old when it was taken at the train station in Mobile, Alabama, in 1952. There is $1.50 in his pocket. In that bag by his foot are two changes of clothes. (And if his mama was anything like most other mamas in the South, probably some sandwiches and other snacks.) He was on his way to Indiana to take a job.
He was going to play baseball for the Indy Clowns of the Negro Leagues. Apparently, he was pretty good at it. A couple of years later, he was signed by the (then minor league) Milwaukee Brewers. He played for the Brewers for 2 seasons, then moved across town to the Braves, and later followed them to Atlanta. Eventually, he was the last Negro League player to be on a major league roster. Continue reading →
Dakota Kay, 26, receives his doctorate despite the odds. (Facebook/Dakota Kay)
Homelessness, cultural shock and being far from home would be enough to put a damper in anyone’s higher education plans, but this Navajo student was determined to complete his undergrad and graduate degrees against all odds.
Dakota Kay, a 26-year-old doctorate, told InsideEdition.com that he hopes his story encourages other young Native Americans to follow their dreams.
“We are at a disadvantage,” Kay said. “We are not as lucky as other people, but that’s not a good enough excuse. That’s not how the world works unfortunately. You can feel sorry for yourself, but the world’s not going to feel sorry for you.” Continue reading →
Working on one of our sites today, I came across a number of pieces which I had begun to prepare for publication some months ago – and was SHOCKED to come across the following, which I had neglected to complete – but given what has transpired since the author, Neal Ross wrote it in November 2019 – it has greater meaning today which I believe the reader will better understand.
Consider these words alone… Everything the patriots of ’76 fought for, liberty, independence, and a government that would represent them equally and fairly, died with the defeat of the Confederacy in 1865…
For Homeschooling educators, one only has to look around and be AWARE of what is transpiring in America. What we are facing today appears to be a rerun of history gone by, and we can only hope that the people in this land will be prepared for the worst – and maybe we can overcome this modern tragedy! ~ Ed.
Who do you think fought the American Revolution? I’m not asking who wrote all the documents from that era, who were the important generals in the army, or who gave all the inspiring speeches; what I want to know is, who was it that took up arms and braved the harsh winters of Valley Forge and who stood toe to toe against the most formidable army on the planet at the time?
Bunker Hill ~ artist Joseph Warren
Sure, there were some well known and respected men among them, such as Joseph Warren who gave his life at the Battle of Bunker Hill, but for the most part they were common men; farmers, fisherman, and even preachers stood toe to toe against the most formidable army on the planet and who braved the harsh winter at Valley Forge with tatters for clothing that helped secure this country’s independence. Not only did they suffer under conditions that would make most today surrender the cause and return to the safety and comfort of their homes, they also suffered from lack of provisions from the government that had sent them off to secure the independence they had pledged their lives to obtain when they signed the Declaration of Independence. Continue reading →
Harry Truman was a different kind of President. He probably made as many, or more important decisions regarding our nation’s history as any of the other 32 Presidents preceding him. However, a measure of his greatness may rest on what he did after he left the White House.
The only asset he had when he died was the house he lived in, which was in Independence , Missouri . His wife had inherited the house from her mother and father and other than their years in the White House, they lived their entire lives there. Continue reading →
Arne Duncan said it best……..”this is not a battle for education it is a battle for social justice” Wake up. The goal is to dumb down ALL children to the lowest denominator so it appears as if ALL kids have been educated by this Communist education reform they are and have been trying to implement for years. Sad to say many of our Presidents, including Ronald Reagan and both President Bush’s have been a part of it. Reagan signed an agreement (as did other Presidents) to bring Russian education into the US. The Ford Foundation has been funded by the US government for years to promote the “comfortable” merge of Russia and the US. . . . We are being stripped of our country and our they want our children. They know our children are progressives (Communists) future. ~ Karen Bracken Continue reading →