Category Archives: Mr. Adair’s Classroom

“Where do we begin Mr. Adair?”

“At the beginning, ” he said. And throughout the year that I was under his tutelage – he would continue to challenge me to, “Never stop searching for truth.” In this endeavor, we provide – once again – the writings of many writers – many of whom I have known for years – providing historical lessons of import and understanding – little of which is addressed in our “classrooms” today.

Students in All 50 States Being Taught Revolutionary War Was Fought To Promote Slavery

…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.

For this reason, some of the nation’s most renowned historians have called for The Times to correct this and other factual errors. Continue reading

The Script for a 200 Year Long Soap Opera: How It All Unraveled

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

Thomas Jonathan Jackson

Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson

Lieutenant-General Thomas Jonathan Jackson was one of those rare historical characters who is claimed by all people–a man of his race, almost as much as of the Confederacy. No war has produced a military celebrity more remarkable, nor one whose fame will be more enduring. He was born January 21, 1824, in Clarksburg, Va., and his parents, who were of patriotic Revolutionary stock, dying while he was but a child, he was reared and educated by his kindred in the pure and simple habits of rural life, taught in good English schools, and is described as a “diligent, plodding scholar, having a strong mind, though it was slow in development.” But he was in boyhood a leader among his fellow-students in the athletic sports of the times, in which he generally managed his side of the contest so as to win the victory. By this country training he became a bold and expert rider and cultivated that spirit of daring which being held sometimes in abeyance displayed itself in his Mexican service, and then suddenly again in the Confederate war. Continue reading

The Federal Reserve: An Astounding Exposure, 1934

“You are a den of vipers and thieves. I intend to rout you out, and by the Eternal God, I will rout you out.” ~ President Andrew Jackson

Congressman, Louis T. McFadden

~ Prologue ~
On May 23, 1933, Congressman, Louis T. McFadden, brought formal charges against the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve Bank system, The Comptroller of the Currency and the Secretary of United States Treasury for numerous criminal acts, including but not limited to, CONSPIRACY, FRAUD, UNLAWFUL CONVERSION, AND TREASON.

Quotations from several speeches made on the Floor of the House of Representatives by the Honorable Louis T. McFadden of Pennsylvania. Mr. McFadden, due to his having served as Chairman of the Banking and Currency Committee for more than ten years, was the best posted man on these matters in America and was in a position to speak with authority of the vast ramifications of this gigantic private credit monopoly. As Representative of a State which was among the first to declare its freedom from foreign money tyrants it is fitting that Pennsylvania, the cradle of liberty, be again given the credit for producing a son that was not afraid to hurl defiance in the face of the money-bund. Whereas Mr. McFadden was elected to the high office on both the Democratic and Republican tickets, there can be no accusation of partisanship lodged against him. Because these speeches are set out in full in the Congressional Record, they carry weight that no amount of condemnation on the part of private individuals could hope to carry.

The petition for Articles of Impeachment was thereafter referred to the Judiciary Committee and has YET TO BE ACTED ON. Continue reading

Rabbit: A Few Things You Probably Weren’t Taught In School…

I can’t speak for your education but there were times when I was going to school and one of the first things my teacher would say, aside from Good Morning, was, “How many of you have read your homework assignment from yesterday?” Then the teacher would go about discussing what we were supposed to have read, often finding that some of us had not actually read our assignments.

I wish I could do something similar; ask by a show of hands how many have actually sat down and read the Constitution. I wonder how many would raise their hands. I also wonder if I began to grill you on the specifics of the Constitution how well you’d be able to answer. It would be an interesting experience, to at least see how many people were knowledgeable about the document that framed our system of government, considering their voting records show that they either don’t know, or don’t care what it says. Continue reading

Deeper Roots of Northern Slavery Unearthed

An investigation has revealed that one of Colonial New England’s most aristocratic families participated in the slave trade.

In the winter of 1757, one of the bluest of Colonial Connecticut’s bluebloods set sail from New London. Colonial governors sprouted from Dudley Saltonstall’s family tree, and his ancestors included John Winthrop, the Puritan founder of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and Sir Richard Saltonstall, Winthrop’s first assistant. His aristocratic father – mayor of New London and one of Connecticut’s richest men – had dispatched Saltonstall, barely 18 years old, to sail off on one of his vessels and keep an eye on its crew.
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Secession ~ a Point Blank discussion

At the time of posting, we have entered the third week of January, 2020 – and all that you read below is worth your serious understanding as we move closer each day to a REAL Civil War in America. As we post – (not -so) civil war is beginning in Virginia, and it is quickly spreading to other states within  America’s borders… and why? Because of Trump? He is merely the excuse. Gird your loins and prepare for battle – it is “WE the PEOPLE” who must take this nation back, for if we do not – then all is lost – and it will all have been for nothing.

THIS time, it is not about North or South – it is about “WE the PEOPLE” as a whole –  THIS time – we Ride Together! ~ Ed.

Secession Legal? Illegal? I say it was Legal for the South to Secede! What are your thoughts toward the legality of Secession? What is your proof that it was illegal? What are your thoughts and perceptions? Continue reading

The Palmer Raids: America’s Forgotten Reign of Terror

The raids constituted a horrific, shameful episode in American history, one of the lowest moments for liberty since King George III quartered troops in private homes.

Exactly a hundred years ago this morning – on January 3, 1920 — Americans woke up to discover just how little their own government regarded the cherished Bill of Rights. During the night, some 4,000 of their fellow citizens were rounded up and jailed for what amounted, in most cases, to no good reason at all and no due process, either. Continue reading

Walt Whitman ~ Oh Captain! My Captain!

November 4, 1865 – When President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated on April 14, 1865; a war-weary nation was plunged into shock. The last great battles of the Civil War were still a recent memory, and the murder of the president seemed to be a bloody, pointless coda to four years of conflict and instability. There was a great outpouring of grief across the country, and poems and songs were written mourning the nation’s loss. Continue reading

Robert E. Lee’s Opinion Regarding Slavery ~ December 27, 1856

Lee’s letter to his wife, in response to a speech given by then President Pierce, dated December 27, 1856.

I was much pleased the with President’s message. His views of the systematic and progressive efforts of certain people at the North to interfere with and change the domestic institutions of the South are truthfully and faithfully expressed. The consequences of their plans and purposes are also clearly set forth. These people must be aware that their object is both unlawful and foreign to them and to their duty, and that this institution, for which they are irresponsible and non-accountable, can only be changed by them through the agency of a civil and servile war. Continue reading

Swallowing the Dog

In the South, the term “swallowing the dog” meant pledging allegiance to the United States

What is the meant by the phrase “swallowing the dog”?

For Confederate veterans, the term “swallowing the dog” meant being forced to repeatedly pledge allegiance to the United States whose military forces were occupying the Confederacy. Continue reading

Wounded Knee Massacre: South Dakota, December 29, 1890

Never Forget the Wounded Knee Massacre.

Between 165 and 300 innocent men, women, and children who were slaughtered at Wounded Knee, South Dakota by murderers that the US government deemed worthy of receiving Medals of Honor for the soldier’s “heroic stance” on the battlefield. Hello!? It wasn’t a Wounded Knee battle but a gruesome massacre! Continue reading

Oh for the days of my teachers…

Back in the 60s and early 70s, some of the best minds were in the education field. These were veteran teachers, who had begun their careers in the 50s, some earlier, but their sole purpose was to TEACH, TO EDUCATE, not indoctrinate, not by rote or Common Core….. The methods taught by these teachers, by which we serious students learned to think for ourselves, grasped our studies in civics and government, how to figure math in our heads, learn to parse sentences, spell, read profusely, and use critical thinking skills, are probably verboten or not used any more. Continue reading

It is Christmas!” ~ a Letter from Leesburg, 1861

Christmas Eve by Thomas Nast published 1863

Following the stunning Confederate victory at the Battle of Balls Bluff on October 21, 1861, Leesburg welcomed a host of Southern soldiers. Young men from near and far wintered near the Northern Virginia town, and it was the first Christmas away from home for many. Families across the Heritage area were already separated by the Civil War, and darker days lay ahead. The holidays blanketed the area with cheer, even though the weather was warm and clear. Thomas E. Caffey, an Englishman, signed up with Co. D, the “Hamer Rifles”, 18th Miss., and had this to say about the regiment’s Christmas celebrated in their winter quarters at Morven Park: Continue reading

General Lee Speaks: Had It Figured Out

The consolidation of the states into one vast empire, sure to be aggressive abroad and despotic at home, will be the certain precursor of ruin which has overwhelmed all that preceded it.” ~ Robert E. Lee

The man was perceptive. Amalgamation of the states under a central government has led to exactly the effects foreseen by General Lee.

In, say, 1950, to an appreciable though imperfect extent America resembled a confederacy. Different regions of the America had little contact with each other, and almost no influence over one another. The federal government was small and remote. Interstates did not exist, nor of course the internet, nor even direct long-distance telephone dialing. West Virginia, Alabama, Massachusetts, New York City, Texas, and California had little in common, but little conflict arose since for practical purposes they were almost different countries. They chiefly governed themselves. The proportion of federal to state law was small. Continue reading