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John Adams’ Reminiscences of the First Independence Day

July 4, 2015 | Filed Under Declaration of Independence, Founders, History, Holiday, Independence Day, John Adams, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


John Adams’ Reminiscences of the First Independence Day

-By Warner Todd Huston

John Adams was one of the truly indispensable men among our founding fathers. He was the man that wrote one of the first fully written out Constitutions in human history when he wrote the Constitution of Massachusetts. He wrote a seminal book on government that helped inform the founders of our nation, he was an ambassador to France and other European nations, he was our first vice president, our second president, and more.

In fact, Adams was at the center of one of the incidents that set the tone for our national character. When the Redcoats responsible for the Boston Massacre were put under arrest, John Adams stepped forward to represent the Redcoats in court. Many of his fellow patriots were amazed at this offer, some even incensed at Adams for doing so. But Adams said that the rule of law was far more important than merely making points with the home crowd and the Redcoats deserved to have competent representation.
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239 Independence Days and Counting, But What Does it all Mean?

July 4, 2015 | Filed Under Declaration of Independence, Founders, History, Holiday, Independence Day, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


239 Independence Days and Counting, But What Does it all Mean?

-By Warner Todd Huston

Today America enjoys the celebration of 238 years of existence as a nation by noting the day we declared our independence from our Mother nation, England. Sadly, that celebration has, for too many, become the “July Fourth” holiday, a day of picnics, rote parades, “white sales,” and for some a day off work. Of course, we should not and don’t celebrate any “July Fourth.” We celebrate Independence Day, the day we formally separated from our parent nation and took those first unsteady steps into the world as a nation of our own.

So, what is this Independence Day all about? Well, for one thing we celebrate the gifts that our Creator has given us. That’s right, our Founding Fathers started this nation celebrating the gifts of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness and those natural rights given to us by God, rights that no man can take away from us, rights no man can legitimately prevent us from observing.

Contrary to the God averse America we have devolved into, the Declaration mentions God, the Creator, or the divine multiple times and the Founders rested their entire claim of liberty and freedom on the claim that no government can legitimately take away the natural rights that mankind should and must enjoy.
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Happy Independence Day, 2015

July 4, 2015 | Filed Under Declaration of Independence, Founders, History, Holiday, Independence Day, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Happy Independence Day, 2015

We are taking this grand holiday off from blogging to celebrate the birth of our wonderful country and the freedoms from which we’ve all benefited. And around here it’s Independence Day NOT “July 4th.” We don’t celebrate a number we celebrate an event, one of the most glorious events in human history: the birth of our nation.

Have a wonderful holiday, thanks for being a loyal Publius Forum reader and God Bless America.

Warner Todd Huston


Chris Christie: Historical Illiterate

July 1, 2015 | Filed Under Chris Christie, Constitution, Declaration of Independence, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Founders, George Washington, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, History, John Adams, Liberals, President, Progressives, Republicans, Revolutionary War, Thomas Jefferson, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Chris Christie: Historical Illiterate

-By Warner Todd Huston

On Tuesday, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announced that he was joining the other 75 or 80 candidates for the 2016 GOP nomination for president. But during his announcement, Christie seemed to prove that he is illiterate about American history.

One of Christie’s great themes during his announcement is that the nation needs a great compromiser in chief, a candidate who will “reach across the aisle” and work with “our friends the Democrats.”

But in touting his fealty to “compromise,” Christie made an analogy to the Founding fathers that was both clumsy, and completely incorrect.

A little less than half way through his comments, Christie delivered this paragraph:

And both parties. Both parties have failed our country. Both parties have stood in the corner and held their breath and waited to get their own way. And both parties have lead us to believe that in America, a country that was built on compromise, that somehow now compromise is a dirty word. If Washington and Adams and Jefferson believed compromise was a dirty word, we’d still be under the crown of England.

Firstly, when he said, “If Washington and Adams and Jefferson believed compromise was a dirty word, we’d still be under the crown of England,” this doesn’t even make any sense at all. None of these three founders “compromised” with England. Neither did any of the other founders. Once they chose separation and independence there was no longer any thought to compromising with the British government.

So, right there that line makes no sense at all.
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An Example of How the Media is Lying About the Confederate Flag

June 30, 2015 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Civil War, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, History, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Progressives, Race, Racism, Republicans, Slavery, The New York Times, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


An Example of How the Media is Lying About the Confederate Flag

-By Warner Todd Huston

The current flap over the Confederate flag has two very interesting features. One is that the debate over the flag is completely divorced from the incident that supposedly spawned it–the nine murdered in a Charleston church. And two, it is notable for the fact that the media is lying about the flag’s history by making the Confederacy out to be a “Republican problem” instead of more properly a Democrat one.

While Democrats and their media lapdogs run around attacking the Confederate flag in support of the nine murder victims of the AME church in Charleston, the fact is the flag has nothing at all to do with the attack. Many have noted that the whole debate is a total distraction, certainly, but it is a distraction with a point and that point is in my second reason for this debate. Clearly the goal is to drum up a fake issue with which to attack Republicans.

One of the more fitting example of this effort to paint Republicans as the Party of the Confederacy is in a Monday piece by The New York Times’s Michael Barabaro and co-author Jonathan Martin.

The Monday piece is entitled, “5 Days That Left a Confederate Flag Wavering, and Likely to Fall,” and the entire article is a skewing of history in order to foist the controversy of the Confederacy upon the Republican Party–yes, the very party that fought against the Confederacy.

The most revealing paragraph is the article’s fifth.
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Jeb Bush Calls Southerners and the Confederate Flag ‘Racist’

June 29, 2015 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Civil War, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, GOP, Government, History, Jeb Bush, Liberals, President, Race, Racism, Republicans, Slavery, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Jeb Bush Calls Southerners and the Confederate Flag ‘Racist’

-By Warner Todd Huston

Jeb Bush has now told the entire south that he doesn’t want their vote by claiming that the Confederate flag and all who support it are racist.

Bush made his comments on Monday at a campaign stop in South Carolina.

He told the media in Charleston that he has felt that the flag and those who support it are racist since he took down the flag in Florida in 2001.

“The symbols were racist,” the Republican presidential candidate said during a campaign stop at a pharmaceutical manufacturing plant.

“If you’re trying to lean forward rather than live in the past, you want to eliminate the barriers that create disagreements, and so I did,” he added.

Notice that Bush used the liberal terminology “lean forward” here? Quite telling on how he thinks.
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In Strike Against Racism S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley Has Banned Cotton Balls in South Carolina

June 27, 2015 | Filed Under ACLU, Anti-Americanism, Civil Rights Act, Civil War, Courts, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, History, Humor, Law, Liberals, Nikki Haley, Progressives, South Carolina, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


In Strike Against Racism S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley Has Banned Cotton Balls in South Carolina

-By Warner Todd Huston

Fresh off her PR victory of calling for the end of Confederate history, this weekend South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley called for the removal of cotton balls from the her state citing the long history of racism the product represents.

“Today we are here in a moment of unity in our state without ill will to say it is time to remove cotton balls from our state,” said the Republican Governor, the state’s first non-white governor, while flanked by a diverse group of South Carolina politicians.

“These balls, while an integral part of our past, do not represent the future of our great state,” Haley said. “We need to eliminate not just cotton balls, but all cotton products from our good state because of the racist history cotton has to a tiny, activist portion of our citizenry.”

Proponents said that lifting cotton balls from store shelves reminds African Americans too much of “pickin’ cotton,” and the constant reminder of tags in clothing that tell buyers that an item is made of cotton is racist.
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If You Are A Republican Who is All Balled Up About the Confederate Flag, You are a Traitor

June 23, 2015 | Filed Under Abraham Lincoln, Anti-Americanism, Civil War, Congress, Conservatives, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Education, Elections, Ethics, Founders, GOP, History, Liberals, President, Progressives, Republicans, Slavery, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


If You Are A Republican Who is All Balled Up About the Confederate Flag, You are a Traitor

-By Warner Todd Huston

This week the left has gone off on another one of its meaningless tangents in response to something wholly divorced from their newest crusade. This time they are suddenly all upset about the Confederate flag. Why? Because a killer is seen in a photo with one. So, OK, fine. The left has its wild eyed tangents, we all know. But what is most infuriating about this particular crusade is that morons who claim to be Republicans are also joining in with this silliness. Certainly those who have should be branded traitors to the center right coalition.

Now, let’s get a few historical things straight before we get any further into this slapping down of these useful idiots on the right for being so stupid as to allow the left to–once again–control the entire political narrative. The Confederate flag is no longer an effective symbol of racism. The CS flag is not any more a racist symbol than the US or the British flags.

Of course, while it is true that the CS flag is essentially an anti-US government flag, it isn’t an anti-American flag. It is true that it is a flag that opposed the government of the United States but it never was one that opposed the American ideal. It isn’t an anti-American flag because as far as the Confederates were concerned in 1860 they were being more true to the original intent of the American founders than the US government was. In fact, their CS Constitution is in most ways just a copy of the US Constitution.

With their claim to be giving more deference to the founder’s ideals, the civil war’s “rebels” shared a sentiment with the American patriots from the Revolutionary War. Our founders wanted to separate from Britain because they felt that Britain was no longer acting British and had instead become something inimical to Britishness. The founders felt they were being truer to Britishness than were the British back in the mother country. In like style the Confederates felt they were being more American than the federal government and the Yankees.

But it is also absolutely beyond doubt that the CS government’s flags (the Bonnie Blue flag, the proper Stars and Bars–which isn’t the Southern Cross–the Stainless Banner and the Third National flags) were all essentially racist banners because one of the central tenets upon which the CS government was built was the protection of slavery.

There were several other reasons for the war, mind you, but slavery was foremost. You can make that out as a fact because nearly every secession statement by the southern states issued to explain why they were leaving the union mentions slavery multiple times.
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Obama Cancels July 4th Celebration in Embassy so as Not to Upset Muslims

June 8, 2015 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Business, Capitalism, Declaration of Independence, Democrats/Leftists, Energy, Foreign Policy, Founders, Government Corruption, Green Energy, History, Independence Day, Indonesia, Liberals, President, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Obama Cancels July 4th Celebration in Embassy so as Not to Upset Muslims

-By Warner Todd Huston

So now our first Muslim president is canceling our own national celebrations in order not to upset Muslims, so we’ve got that going for us… which is nice. This week we’ve discovered that Obama’s crew staffing the U.S. embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia cancelled its celebration of Independence Day on July 4th so it won’t make Indonesians mad at us.

The celebration of July 4th was moved to June 4th so it wouldn’t upset Muslims celebrating Ramadan this year.

Obama’s ambassador to the majority Islamic nation, Robert O. Blake (Obama appointed in 2013) also said that the month-early Jakarta celebration of our Independence Day was in part meant to celebrate “green technology.” Because, I guess we separated from England so that we could make solar cells… or something.

So, not only does an Obama appointed ambassador move around out own national holidays in an effort to appease Islamists, but he then uses the re-scheduled event to push greenism.

Yep, that sounds like an Obamaite–America hating and all.
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Bill Nye the Liar Guy Claims ‘Science Funding’ Is In The US Constitution

May 28, 2015 | Filed Under Budget, Business, Capitalism, Climate Change, Congress, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Ethics, Founders, Government, Government Corruption, Liberals, Progressives, Regulation, Rights, Science, Taxes, TV, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Bill Nye the Liar Guy Claims ‘Science Funding’ Is In The US Constitution

-By Warner Todd Huston

Why, didn’t you know, America, that the Founders were so far reaching that they put global warming funding right in the U.S. Constitution? Well, that is what Bill Nye the not-so-sciencey guy is claiming, anyway.

The guy who plays a scientist on TV, but actually has no science degrees at all, told Vox.com that the U.S. Constitution makes provisions to fund science, so being anti-global warming means you hate the founders… or something.

Here is what Bill Nye the actor guy told Vox:

When you have people denying this basic process, and how we all got here, it’s offensive to me intellectually. And I happen to think it’s unpatriotic. Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution says the government shall “promote the progress of science and useful arts.” So if you’re a politician looking to derail the progress of science, I think you’re not doing your job.

I want voters and taxpayers to recognize this. Do you really want to vote for somebody who doesn’t believe in the scientific method — and doesn’t believe that we defeated smallpox? Do you really want that person running your government?

Of course, this is all built on a lie. The U.S. Constitution says no such thing.
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The Illinois Civil War General Who Helped Create Memorial Day

May 25, 2015 | Filed Under Air Force, Army, Civil War, Coast Guard, History, Holiday, Marines, Memorial Day, Military, Navy, Veterans, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


The Illinois Civil War General Who Helped Create Memorial Day

-By Warner Todd Huston

A few years after the Civil War as the nation started upon its long road toward reconciliation, rebuilding, and healing the wife of one of the war’s union generals noticed the touching devotion of Confederate widows, wives and their children as each year they came together to place flowers and little flags at the graves of their fallen. Mary Simmerson Cunningham Logan was so moved by the devotion she witnessed that she urged her husband, Illinois General John A. “Blackjack” Logan, to look into creating what was to become Memorial Day.

General Logan was a Senator from Illinois and eventually became a candidate for Vice President on the 1884 Republican ticket, losing to Grover Cleveland and another Illinoisan, Vice President Adlai Stevenson. But before all that Logan was instrumental in creating Decoration Day, the celebration of the nation’s war dead that eventually became Memorial Day.

The following is the general order that Logan issued in 1868.

HEADQUARTERS GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC
General Orders No.11, WASHINGTON, D.C., May 5, 1868

The 30th day of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village, and hamlet church-yard in the land. In this observance no form of ceremony is prescribed, but posts and comrades will in their own way arrange such fitting services and testimonials of respect as circumstances may permit.

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Memorial Day Special: THIS Is What American Troops Are Made Of…

May 25, 2015 | Filed Under Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, History, Holiday, Marines, Memorial Day, Military, Navy, Veterans, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Memorial Day Special: THIS Is What American Troops Are Made Of…

-By Warner Todd Huston

To honor our troops for this year, I am going to share this story about their mettle. What follows are excerpts from remarks by Marine Lt. Gen. John F. Kelly made to the Semper Fi Society of St. Louis on November 13, 2010. While leading his platoon on a combat patrol, Kelly’s son, Marine 1st Lt. Robert Michael Kelly, had been killed in action four days earlier in Sangin, in southern Afghanistan. Lt. Kelly was only 29-years-old.

Giving Thanks for Our Warriors

“Those with less of a sense of service to the nation never understand it when men and women of character step forward to look danger and adversity straight in the eye, refusing to blink, or give ground, even to their own deaths… No, they are not victims but are warriors, your warriors, and warriors are never victims regardless of how and where they fall. Death, or fear of death, has no power over them. Their paths are paved by sacrifice, sacrifices they gladly make… for you….

“Two years ago when I was the commander of all U.S. and Iraqi forces, in fact, the 22nd of April 2008, two Marine infantry battalions, 1/9 ‘The Walking Dead,’ and 2/8 were switching out in Ramadi… Two Marines, Corporal Jonathan Yale and Lance Corporal Jordan Haerter, 22 and 20 years old respectively, one from each battalion, were assuming the watch together at the entrance gate of an outpost that contained a makeshift barracks housing 50 Marines… Yale was a dirt poor mixed-race kid from Virginia with a wife and daughter, and a mother and sister who lived with him and he supported as well. He did this on a yearly salary of less than $23,000. Haerter, on the other hand, was a middle-class white kid from Long Island. They were from two completely different worlds… But they were Marines, combat Marines, forged in the same crucible of Marine training, and because of this bond they were brothers as close, or closer, than if they were born of the same woman.
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With Ben Affleck Flap, PBS Again Proves it is a Left Wing Shill

April 21, 2015 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Censorship, Civil Rights Act, Civil War, Democrats/Leftists, Entertainment, Ethics, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, PBS, Progressives, Slavery, Taxes, TV, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


With Ben Affleck Flap, PBS Again Proves it is a Left Wing Shill

-By Warner Todd Huston

PBS is not fair or balanced and nothing it does can be trusted. We see this claim fully validated with how the network bent over for actor Ben Affleck’s demand that his slave-owning ancestry be eliminated from a recent program tracing the actor’s family.

PBS had Affleck on its show “Finding Your Roots” to trace his family history and learn of his lineage. But during the process, PBS discovered that the actor had slave owners in his family tree. Affleck was not having any of that, though, and demanded that the show edit out any of that reality. Affleck didn’t want his slave history known by the public.

Instead of retaining its integrity, PBS kowtowed to Affleck’s demands and agreed to excise all mentions from the show of the truth of his family tree.

We know all this because of an email hacker, not because PBS reported the truth to the country that pays its bills with tax dollars.
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Stop Saying the Civil War Ended 150 Years Ago Today, It DIDN’T

April 9, 2015 | Filed Under Abraham Lincoln, Anti-Americanism, Civil War, History, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Stop Saying the Civil War Ended 150 Years Ago Today, It DIDN’T

-By Warner Todd Huston

For some odd reason, everyone has been talking about how our civil war ended 150 years ago today, this day April 9, 2015. But this simply is not true, so stop saying it.

While it is true that General Robert E. Lee surrendered his Army of Northern Virginia to U.S. General Hiram Ulysses Grant (who most call Ulysses Simpson Grant) on April 9, 1865, that action didn’t fully end the war. It only ended the fighting right there in northern Virginia. It just plain didn’t signal the actual end of the war.

The day Lee surrendered there were several other major Confederate armies in other sections of the country still in the filed and that isn’t to even mention the dozens of small raiders, guerilla groups, and irregular outfits fighting nearly from coast to coast. Nor does it mention the many naval forces plying the world’s oceans.
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The Emptiness of Obama’s Foreign Policy, He’s WORSE Than Neville Chamberlain

April 1, 2015 | Filed Under Adolph Hitler, Anti-Americanism, Anti-Semitism, Barack Obama, Democrats/Leftists, Foreign Policy, Government Corruption, Holocaust, Iran, Liberals, President, Progressives, State Department, Warner Todd Huston, WWII | Comments Off on


The Emptiness of Obama’s Foreign Policy, He’s WORSE Than Neville Chamberlain

-By Warner Todd Huston

There is one expertly crafted sentence in news coverage of Obama’s witless “negotiations” with Iran over its nuclear ambitions that explains perfectly Obama’s total fecklessness in foreign relations.

Reuters reported this amazingly nonsensical *paragraph:

Negotiators have a tentative agreement on the rough outline of a possible public statement on the progress they have made so far that would also highlight areas of disagreement, diplomats close to the talks said.

Notice what this paragraph says. It is reporting that negotiators have agreed on a “rough outline” of what is only “a possible statement” on supposed “progress” but will also “highlight” the “disagreements” they have with one another.

In other words, they have a statement coming on nothing.

This is the epitome of Obama foreign policy.
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No, George Washington DIDN’T Say America Should Stay Out of Foreign Affairs

March 26, 2015 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Congress, Conservatives, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Foreign Policy, Founders, George Washington, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, History, Islam, Islamofascism, Koran, Law, Liberals, PCism, President, Progressives, Republicans, Ron Paul, Society/Culture, State Department, Terrorism, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


No, George Washington DIDN’T Say America Should Stay Out of Foreign Affairs

-By Warner Todd Huston

With the talk of how bad Islam is for civilization and the question of just what to do about it, we are seeing those lightly informed about American history claiming that our founders–in particular George Washington–warned us to stay out of “foreign entanglements.” In fact, however, Washington neither said this, nor meant for such a policy to be enacted.

Many on the left and the isolationist right try to use the father of our country to support their ideas against the GOP and to justify their hope that the USA will pull out of the Middle East. Specifically they cite Washington’s farewell address where a retiring president supposedly warned Americans against getting involved with foreign nations and getting caught up in those evil “foreign entanglements.”

On one hand, it is quite amusing to see lefties in love with a founding father or American history and principles for the first time in their lives, certainly, but it isn’t just the left revealing a sudden respect for a founding father with citation of Washington’s address. On the other hand those Ron Paulites and his isolationist wing on the right have for years been bandying about Washington’s farewell address as some sort of “proof” that one of our “first principles” was to stay away from foreign nations.

So, what was Washington really saying? Did he warn us against “foreign entanglements”? Did he think the U.S. should steer clear of all outside political situations and relegate ourselves only to trade with foreigners?
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President John Quincy Adams: Koran is Filled With Hate

March 25, 2015 | Filed Under 1st Amendment, Anti-Americanism, Ben Franklin, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Founders, Government Corruption, History, Islam, Islamofascism, John Adams, Koran, Liberals, President, Progressives, Religion, Sharia, Terrorism, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


President John Quincy Adams: Koran is Filled With Hate

-By Warner Todd Huston

Our founders better understood Islam than our current one appears to. Take our sixth president, John Quincy Adams, for instance. He understood clearly that Islam is a creed built on hate, violence, murder, and conquest. It is NO religion of peace.

Take, for instance, how Adams described Islam in a piece he wrote in the late 1820s. How Adams explained Islam is exactly right.

The natural hatred of the Mussulmen towards the infidels is in just accordance with the precepts of the Koran. … The fundamental doctrine of the Christian religion is the extirpation of hatred from the human heart. It forbids the exercise of it, even towards enemies. … In the 7th century of the Christian era, a wandering Arab … spread desolation and delusion over an extensive portion of the earth. … He declared undistinguishing and exterminating war as a part of his religion. … The essence of his doctrine was violence and lust, to exalt the brutal over the spiritual part of human nature.

Adams isn’t alone in his characterization of Islam.
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Obama’s ‘Mandatory Voting’ Idea is Thoroughly Un-American (Like Everything Else He Wants)

March 23, 2015 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, Founders, Government, Government Corruption, History, Liberals, President, Progressives, Rights, Vote Fraud, Voter ID, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Obama’s ‘Mandatory Voting’ Idea is Thoroughly Un-American (Like Everything Else He Wants)

-By Warner Todd Huston

Obama is a totalitarian. So, his idea that it should be mandatory that everyone votes is not a surprising position from a proponent of big government. But it is also a thoroughly un-American idea and one that should be just as thoroughly destroyed in the minds of the American people.

Last week Obama came out endorsing the idea of forcing everyone to vote under penalty of law. He thought it would be a good idea to make everyone go to the polls to avoid being thrown in jail or having their lives, jobs, or bank accounts threatened by his jackbooted, armed government thugs.

Claiming that mandatory voting would be “transformative” Emperor Obama claimed that it would somehow eliminate money in politics if everyone were forced to vote.

First of all, even the left-wing Washington Post notes that little would change if we were all forced to vote. The paper noted that “non-voters are–on average–only a bit more Democratic than voters, and a bit more supportive of liberal policies.” So, the balance wouldn’t really shift much at all.

This means just as much money as ever would be spent to encourage voters to sign onto one candidate or cause of another.
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Candidates for Woman on the $20 Bill Features Man hater, Mass Murderer and Advocate for Genocide of Blacks

March 20, 2015 | Filed Under Abortion, Anti-Americanism, Civil Rights Act, Civil War, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Feminism, Government, Government Corruption, History, Liberals, Money, President, Slavery, Warner Todd Huston, WWII | Comments Off on


Candidates for Woman on the $20 Bill Features Man hater, Mass Murderer and Advocate for Genocide of Blacks

-By Warner Todd Huston

There is a new campaign afoot that is tickling the interests of the mainstream media. It is an effort to kick President Andrew Jackson off the $20 bill and replace him with a woman. Sadly at least three of the candidates do not belong on the list. One is a famous hater of men, another can only be termed a mass murderer, and the third was an important supporter of the genocide of African Americans. How is it these three women deserve to be celebrated on the $20 bill is anyone’s guess.

The campaign called Women On The 20, is, the group says on its website, is an effort to “compel historic change by convincing President Obama that NOW is the time to put a woman’s face on our paper currency.”

The group hopes to have the change on the money made by the year 2020, which happens to be the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, the one that gave women the right to vote.
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Shameful Media Bias: ‘New York Times’ Crops George W. Bush Out of Selma Celebration Photo

March 8, 2015 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Civil Rights Act, Communism, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, George W. Bush, Government, Government Corruption, History, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Newspapers, President, Progressives, Republicans, Socialism, The New York Times, Transparency, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Shameful Media Bias: ‘New York Times’ Crops George W. Bush Out of Selma Celebration Photo

-By Warner Todd Huston

The New York Times apparently loves history… except when it doesn’t comport to its liberal ideals. And so, in a Soviet-like act of revisionism, the so-called paper of record decided to crop an image of Sunday’s march in order to eliminate former President George W. Bush so its fans won’t realize that Bush attended the 50th Anniversary celebration of the Selma Civil Rights march.

Here is a screen cap of the Tweet The Times posted on Sunday:

Notice that on the left of the Times image the woman with the teal jacket is the last one shown.

Now check out the same march and nearly the same view as photographed and Tweeted by Alabama’s WSB TV:

You’ll notice that the former First Lady, Laura Bush, and President George W. Bush appear one person farther to the left of the woman in the teal jacket.

Here is a bigger shot for more clarity:
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A Point and Counter Point of US Reparations for Slavery

March 6, 2015 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Civil Rights Act, Civil War, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Education, Ethics, Founders, Government, History, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Progressives, Slavery, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


A Point and Counter Point of US Reparations for Slavery

A Point and Counter Point of US Reparations for Slavery
-By Warner Todd Huston

A recent article recommending reparations for slavery in the U.S. in the Baltimore Sun serves as a perfect platform for a point and counter point on the whole idea of paying reparations.

So, in pursuit of that back and forth, I am going to post the whole article intercut with a counter point.

The article was written by Karsonya Wise Whitehead, Conra Gist–yes it took three people to disgorge this rote nonsense–and titled “The U.S. has yet to make good on its promise of reparations to black Americans.”

Conversations about reparations are not about money but about people and about the way that people are seen and valued in our society. These are difficult conversations, and we have found that what is most challenging about the idea of reparations today is the notion that America still owes a debt to black people.

WTH: First of all, the very first sentence is a lie. It is about money. It’s about an assumed entitlement that these pseudo academics in “African American studies” have been pushing for decades in an attempt to legitimize their field of “study.” When you have nothing to study, you have to invent it, after all.

But secondly, no the USA does not owe blacks anything at all. The USA paid for slavery with over the blood of over 600,000 men and women from 1860 to 1865. That is a debt paid in full. The rest has just been working out the details.
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The Problem with Discounting the Traditional, Two-Parent Family

March 3, 2015 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Children, Christianity, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Education, Ethics, Founders, Freedom, Government, Government Corruption, History, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, President, Progressives, Religion, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


The Problem with Discounting the Traditional, Two-Parent Family

-By Warner Todd Huston

The left is all about destroying the traditional family and supplanting it with “families” of its own making. While non-traditional families aren’t necessarily an “evil” that need to be eliminated, the destruction of the traditional family is an evil that needs to be stopped.

The problem with discouraging the traditional, two-parent family is that children born of a one parent family (or even living with no parents) are generally forced into asking for support from outside the family–whether it be from government or community–or going without any help at all.

In the case of the former it reinforces the expectation that others are required to give you a handout and in the latter it engenders despair, hatred, or anti-social behavior.

Both are bad for society and the nation.
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Barack Obama Lies, Says Islam is Part of America’s Founding

February 19, 2015 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Ben Franklin, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Founders, Government, Government Corruption, History, Islam, Islamofascism, Jihad, John Adams, Koran, Law, Liberals, PCism, President, Progressives, Religion, Sharia, Society/Culture, Thomas Jefferson, Warner Todd Huston, Western Civilization | Comments Off on


Barack Obama Lies, Says Islam is Part of America’s Founding

-By Warner Todd Huston

Today President Barack Hussein Obama said that Islam is one of America’s founding religions, one that has been “woven into the fabric of our country since its founding.” This is an outrageous lie. Islam had no part at all in the founding of our nation. In fact, some of the founders spoke out against Islam and it was one of our country’s earliest military enemies.

Obama’s outright lie was uttered this week in a White House conference on “countering violent extremism.”

Here is what the liar in chief said on Wednesday…

“I also know that Islam has always been a part of America’s story,” Obama said in a June 2009 speech in Cairo, Egypt. “Islam has always been part of America,” he said in a 2010 statement marking the start of Ramadan. And in a 2014 statement marking Eid, Obama said the holiday “also reminds us of the many achievements and contributions of Muslim Americans to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy.”

This is outrageous. The founders were against Islam, not in favor of it. And not one tenet of the murderous “religion of peace” has found its way into American law or tradition.

Not only that, but one of our earliest experiences at war was against Muslims who were murdering people near the Barbary Coast.
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Most Presidential Experts Agree: Obama is Worst President In History

February 16, 2015 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, History, Liberals, President, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Most Presidential Experts Agree: Obama is Worst President In History

-By Warner Todd Huston

It appears that by a three to one margin presidential scholars are now convinced that Barack Obama has been the worst president ever. For as far left as most in academia are, this is quite a shock, really.

On this President’s Day we find that Obama is a massive failure according to historians.

In the past I have been fond of saying that it is hard to assess a president’s legacy until he has been out of office for at least ten years. It usually takes about that long to see the effect wrought by all the things he did in office. I have also seen this sentiment echoed by several historians and scholars in the past. But apparently Obama has been particularly destructive for them to already be determining that his regime has been an abject failure.
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[VIDEO] HISTORY FAIL: Obama Thinks George Washington Lived in the White House

February 1, 2015 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Democrats/Leftists, Founders, George Washington, Government Corruption, History, John Adams, Liberals, President, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


[VIDEO] HISTORY FAIL: Obama Thinks George Washington Lived in the White House

-By Warner Todd Huston

Once again we see that Barack Obama doesn’t know anything at all about American history. In this clip we see Obama claim that he is the first president to make booze in the White House “since George Washington.”

Unfortunately for his failed knowledge of history, George Washington not only never lived in the White House but he frikkin died the year before it was even finished being built.

Obama cares so little about this country that he doesn’t even know the simplest facts about his own house.
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The Elimination of Christianity in the West Brings Disrespect for Life

January 23, 2015 | Filed Under Abortion, Anti-Americanism, Catholicism, Christianity, Communism, Declaration of Independence, Democrats/Leftists, Education, Ethics, Founders, Government, Government Corruption, History, Islam, Jews, Judaism, Liberals, Pro-Choice, Pro-Life, Progressives, Religion, Socialism, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


The Elimination of Christianity in the West Brings Disrespect for Life

-By Warner Todd Huston

Abortion activists are taking the next, logical step in their justification of abortion by agreeing that, yes, abortion kills a human baby, but… “so what?” It is just the next logical step in abortion apologia that results from the end of the Christian philosophical influence in society. But we don’t see that end affecting just abortion. We see it throughout society.

Whether leftists like the idea or not, the United States of America was conceived as a Christian nation. Not a Catholic one, not a Muslim one, not a Jewish one and not a secular one, but a Christian nation built solidly on the Christian ethos. Every state initially formed with a particular flavor of Protestantism as a state sanctioned religion and our entire culture was fueled by the twin influences of Christian philosophy and the Scottish Enlightenment.

It is certainly true that our form of government is essentially secular in that it is not guided or controlled by any particular religion, but the ethics underlying those governments where heavily informed by Christian ethics.

The left, though, has been angling to destroy the underlying Christian ethos since the turn of the last century as academia and the left became imbued with communist and socialist propaganda.
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Obama Helping to Ban Historical Reenactments of 1889 Land Rush in Oklahoma Because it’s ‘Racist’

January 11, 2015 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Children, Democrats/Leftists, Education, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, History, Liberals, Native Americans, President, Progressives, Public School, Race, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Obama Helping to Ban Historical Reenactments of 1889 Land Rush in Oklahoma Because it’s ‘Racist’

-By Warner Todd Huston

Once again the far, far leftists that infest our schools are making to destroy the teaching of American history. This time it is in Oklahoma, home to the 1889 “Land Rush” that helped settle the great western region of the country. The un-American leftists that run Oklahoma’s schools now want to excise the teaching of the Land Rush history in schools because it’s “racist.” And the Obama administration is also behind it.

The 1889 Land Rush is a key part of Oklahoma history and is one of the things it is most known for. If you are a little shaky on the history, in 1889 Oklahoma was still thought of as “Indian Territory” and few white settlements existed there. But in 1889 the government opened a few large sections of the soon-to-be state and after setting a day when those areas would be open for purchase, a race of sorts began to fill the territory with new settlers seeking land for homes, businesses and towns. It was quite a national spectacle at the time and is an important part of the state’s history.
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The Oldest Polyphonic Song Ever Discovered

December 21, 2014 | Filed Under History, Music, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


The Oldest Polyphonic Song Ever Discovered

-By Warner Todd Huston

For a non-politics related post… Researchers have found the oldest Polyphonic music ever written. A polyphonic song is music written for at least two vocal parts (today we often think of four parts with bass, tenor, alto, and soprano, for instance). Before this discovery, the earliest polyphonic piece researchers had discovered was from the year 1,000, but this one has been dated to the year 900.

Just listen to this, it is mesmerizing:

It was discovered by PhD student Giovanni Varelli jotted down by hand in a manuscript in the British Library. The music was written at the bottom of a page of a German manuscript that chronicled the life of St. Boniface, that country’s Patron Saint.

No one caught it before probably because the music was written in an archaic format that was used long before the normal musical stave system we use today was invented.

The piece in the video above is performed by Quintin Beer and John Clapham–both music undergraduates at St John’s College, Cambridge.

Here is what the manuscript looks like:

Looks like something J.R.R. Tolkien would write for his “Lord of the Rings” books, doesn’t it?
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Remembering Pearl Harbor: Dec. 7, 1941, A Day That Will ‘Will Live in Infamy’

December 7, 2014 | Filed Under History, Japan, Warner Todd Huston, WWII | Comments Off on


Remembering Pearl Harbor: Dec. 7, 1941, A Day That Will ‘Will Live in Infamy’

On Dec. 9th, 1941, the Japanese launched a sneak attack on our forces at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. As a result, America formally joined the war against the Axis powers.

2,402 American servicemen were killed and 1,282 were wounded.

This is in memory of them.


Abraham Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation, 1863

November 27, 2014 | Filed Under Abraham Lincoln, Civil War, History, Holiday, Thanksgiving, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Abraham Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation, 1863

During the Civil War, both presidents, Lincoln and Jeff Davis, issued Thanksgiving Day proclamations and celebration of the holiday as we know it grew as a result.

We all know about the famed Pilgrims who feasted with the local Indians in 1621, but after that the holiday was only observed once in a while. When he was the general commanding the American forces during the Revolution, George Washington issued a Thanksgiving proclamation in December of 1777. After the war, in 1789, he did so once again. Then, as President, John Adams also issued proclamations for two of his four years in the highest office of the land. But after that it was more or less a forgotten idea.

It wasn’t until 1863, in the midst of a great war, that President Lincoln revived the tradition. The northern president wasn’t the only one to do this during the war, though. President Jefferson Davis had issued his Thanksgiving Day proclamation a year earlier, in 1862. Jefferson’s idea of Thanksgiving was a bit different than the one we think of today. The southern President had declared that the south’s observance would be a day of fasting and reflection, not feasting and revelry.

Of course, the holiday we are familiar with is connected to Lincoln’s proclamation. But, apparently the proclamation was not all Lincoln’s idea. It wasn’t just the war that spurred Lincoln to issue his proclamation, but a letter from a woman named Sarah Hale that convinced him to do so. Hale, the writer of the poem now called “Mary Had A Little Lamb,” had been trying to convince presidents to issue a Thanksgiving proclamation since 1846 and when Lincoln saw her letter he decided to follow her suggestion.

From there our formal national holiday was born.

President Abraham Lincoln’s 1863 Thanksgiving Proclamation:

The year that is drawing toward its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added which are of so extraordinary a nature that they can not fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever-watchful providence of Almighty God.
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