In normal times, Victor Davis Hansen agreed, talking about America’s founding wouldn’t be controversial. But these are not normal times. And the fierce reaction to President Trump’s 1776 project proves it.
The following is from Larry P. Arnn, President, Hillsdale College, and chair the President’s 1776 Advisory Commission.
The Commission issued its 1776 Report this past Monday. The report calls for a return to the unifying principles stated in the Declaration of Independence. It quotes the greatest Americans, black and white, men and women, in devotion to these principles. It acknowledges the many ways we have fallen short of them even as it celebrates, following Abraham Lincoln, the influence for good that they exercised to the benefit of all. It acknowledges the way we fall short of them today and argues that it is only by returning to them that our current evils can be corrected. It calls for a civics education that fosters reverence for these principles, beginning with an accurate and honest teaching of American history. It is not a partisan document.
The Wall Street Journal, the New York Post, and other publications have made positive note of the report. The New York Times, the Washington Post, and other mainstream media organizations condemned the report, almost entirely for things it does not say. On Wednesday, the 1776 Commission was abolished by one of President Biden’s first executive orders.
This is the kind of cooperation and civility that I remember from our rightly ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES when I was young. Not the bitterness and infighting of today.
Pa. state reps reach across the aisle to promote civility; the keystone of democracy
As a Democratic state representative from Philadelphia and a Republican state representative from Cumberland County, we developed a lasting friendship that started with a simple “hello” on the House floor. An effort that has become critical to us is restoring civility and bipartisanship in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Toward that end, we have joined forces to form a first-of-its-kind bipartisan caucus for the upcoming 2021-22 legislative session.
This is an article I came across from 2018, but a newer (late 2019) poll conducted by YouGov/Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, found that at least 70 percent of Americans between the ages of 23 and 38 were somewhat likely to cast a ballot for a socialist. Eventually, they will be the leadership of this country and that could spell the end to the U.S. as our Founding Fathers envisioned it.
What Americans Must Know About Socialism
1. Socialism is no longer a parlor game for academics but a political alternative taken seriously by millennials.
2. “They don’t recognize that much of what they enjoy in life is a result of capitalism and would disappear if socialism were to be implemented.”
3. This is the reality of socialism — a pseudo-religion grounded in pseudo-science and enforced by political tyranny.
I received an email yesterday that I thought I would share with everyone since it contained a very interesting 10 question quiz.Take the quiz, no obligation and consider signing up for some of Hillsdale FREE classes. Learn the truth about American History not the revisionist crap being taught in Schools and most colleges today. – Mike
How much do you know about the meaning and history of civil rights in America?
If you’re like most Americans—especially our youngest citizens—you probably only learned about a few important stories spread across the long history of our great nation.
That’s why we’re launching our latest free online course, “Civil Rights in American History,” next month.
This new course covers our Founders’ understanding of equality, natural rights, and civil rights; the quest for justice up to and through the Civil War, during Reconstruction, and in the 20th century; and the danger posed to civil rights today by identity politics.
So Mr. or MS. _______, how much do you know about this critical subject?
You can test your knowledge today by taking a brief quiz we’ve put together from the course lectures. You can use the link below to take this short (and fun) quiz.
Poet Robert Frost wrote:“I often say of George Washington that he was one of the few men in the whole history of the world who was not carried away by power.”
American Minute with Bill Federer
After the victory over the British at Yorktown, many of the Continental soldiers grew disillusioned with the new American government, as they had not been paid in years.
The Continental Congress had no power to tax to raise money to pay them.
A disgruntled group of officers in New York met and formed a Newburgh Conspiracy.
They plotted to march into the Capitol and force Congress to give them back pay and pensions. With some British troops still remaining on American soil, a show of disunity could have easily renewed the war.
On March 15, 1783, General George Washington surprised the conspiracy by showing up at their clandestine meeting in New York…
Same week Congress approved First Amendment; it called for a National Day of Thanksgiving to Almighty God
The same week Congress approved the First Amendment, they requested President George Washington declare the United States’ First National Day of Thanksgiving and Prayer to Almighty God. Obviously, they did not think the First Amendment that they just passed should outlaw prayer or God!