Author Archives: Jeffrey

What Our Founders Really Thought of Slavery…

…and why the New York Times Is Wrong

Selling their own…

For those who want to fundamentally transform our nation, the first order of business is to thoroughly discredit our past.

For decades, progressives have claimed that our foundations are so cracked and broken by the original sin of slavery that reverence paid both to our Constitution and its Framers is undue, and while the left has long claimed that our Founders were hypocrites, The New York Times has gone a step further. Continue reading

A sixth grade history project exonerated the captain of the USS Indianapolis

In 1945, the USS Indianapolis completed its top secret mission of delivering atomic bomb components to Tinian Island in the Pacific Theater of World War II. The heavy cruiser was sunk on its way to join a task force near Okinawa. Of the ship’s 1195 crewmembers, only 316 survived the sinking and the subsequent time adrift at sea in the middle of nowhere. Among the survivors was the captain of the Indianapolis, Charles B. McVay III. Continue reading

When Students Melt Down Over a ‘B

Oh my God – give them the trophy! ~ Ed.

The library on campus of a small Catholic university in Illinois was largely empty. Since the administrators had replaced most of the bookshelves with plush furniture, conference tables, and chairs, it better resembled an airport terminal just before a redeye. A handful of students were staring intensely into computer screens, while another pair talked loudly – no more than 10 feet from the silent, visibly demoralized librarian – about the rap song that one of them had just played moments earlier. Not one student was near a book. There wasn’t a single newspaper or journal in sight. The university had canceled its subscriptions and removed the periodical section a few semesters earlier. Continue reading

Finley: Rising from the Ashes

In an essay published in The Washington Times titled “Coddling college campuses and a crippled culture,” Everett Piper accurately chronicles the current state of higher education in America. Tragically, what began on campus now has engulfed the entire society. Identity Politics, Political Correctness, Social Justice Ideology and the use of anything remotely sexual to eliminate men from both public and private life are everywhere and control most aspects of social and individual life. Continue reading

Ever Heard of “The Inquiry”?

No? More “Lost” History

After our entrance into World War One, Woodrow Wilson asked his alter-ego, Edward Mandell House, to organize a new group of “experts” to develop postwar solutions to the world’s problems. This new group was called “The Inquiry.”

President Woodrow Wilson and Edward Mandell House

Never heard of this group? Didn’t see anything about them in your “history” books? No surprise there. This is another one of those little episodes the “historians” have decided we don’t need to be aware of. Don’t feel bad. If I had not read about them in Arthur Thompson’s new book In the Shadows of the Deep State I would not have known about them either, and I have read a bit of history over the years. Continue reading

More Americans Today Really Need to Read the Federalist Papers

Federalist Papers, T. Jefferson’s copy

In order to have a good grasp on the founding of America, it is often said that one should read the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and the Federalist Papers.

It’s easy to see why the Declaration and the Constitution make the list of must-reads, but why the Federalist Papers?

According to Gregory Maggs, law professor at George Washington University Law School, the Federalist Papers should be read because they provide “an extremely important source of evidence of the original meaning of the Constitution.” Maggs goes on to say:

“In the aggregate, academic writers and jurists have cited the Federalist Papers as evidence of the original meaning of the Constitution more than any other historical source except the text of the Constitution itself.”
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Living Free and Staying Free…

… is the struggle for Our Times, no different than many struggles throughout history that have seen a people either trying to acquire freedom or stave off assaults on it from the Forces of Tyranny. It is a hard struggle, a tiring struggle.

It is difficult to deny the truth of the matter and the fact that our nation continues to move closer to tyranny each day, as our people have become too weak to firmly stand for their God Given rights and more often they are far too willing to accept greater encroachments, infringement and outright violations, all in the name of “security and safety”. Continue reading

First Person Account of the Discovery of Gold in California in 1848

An Elderly Californian Recalled the Very Beginning of the California Gold Rush

Fortune seekers traveling to the California goldfields to find new diggings during the California Gold Rush era, 1849. Stock Montage/Archive Photos/Getty Images

When the 50th anniversary of California Gold Rush approached there was great interest in locating any eyewitnesses to the event who might still be alive. Several individuals claimed to have been with James Marshall when he first found a few gold nuggets while building a sawmill for adventurer and land baron John Sutter. Continue reading

Considering History: The Real Crisis Facing Public Higher Education in America

Students at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, the first historically black college. (Cheyney University)

On March 22, President Trump issued an Executive Order that affects one of America’s most significant, shared spaces and communities: our institutions of higher education. Entitled “Improving Free Inquiry, Transparency, and Accountability at Colleges and Universities,” the EO threatens to remove federal funding from institutions of higher education that do not “promote free inquiry” on their campuses. Although the EO itself does not spell out the meaning of that phrase further, it has been celebrated by conservative groups such as Turning Point USA, who believe the EO to be an endorsement of their critiques of universities where far-right speakers have been either disinvited from speaking or protested when they did speak. Continue reading

The silent tragedy affecting today’s children

…and what to do with it

I know that many would choose not to hear what I say in the article, but your children need you to hear this message. Even if you disagree with my perspective, please, just follow the recommendations at the end of the article. Once you see the positive changes in your child’s life, you will understand why I say what I say! ~ V.P.

There is a silent tragedy developing right now, in our homes, and it concerns our most precious jewels – our children. Through my work with hundreds of children and families as an occupational therapist, I have witnessed this tragedy unfolding right in front of my eyes. Our children are in a devastating emotional state! Continue reading

Homeschoolers Creaming Other Students on the SAT

It appears that getting your children OUT of the Public Fool System would be advised!

Last summer (2015), George Washington University announced that it would no longer require students to submit their SAT or ACT scores as incoming freshmen. This move was made because the university “had concerns that students who could be successful at GW felt discouraged from applying if their scores were not as strong as their high school performance.”

Some students, however, did not get off so easy. Homeschoolers, the college noted, would still have to submit their SAT scores before they could be admitted. Continue reading