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1776 Unites Curriculum Rejects 1619 Project Victimhood Narrative

September 17, 2020 by

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By Virginia Allen ~ Personal narratives are powerful and often serve to empower others. The African American community is full of stories of men and women who overcame slavery, Jim Crow laws, and discrimination. The 1776 Unites movement, founded by Bob Woodson, has just released a school curriculum to tell the stories of black success […]

America Should Know More About Ulysses S. Grant

August 22, 2020 by

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By Elliser Silla ~ Our 18th president, Ulysses S. Grant, often is described as three things: a “butcher” general who mindlessly sent his soldiers into battle; an ineffective political leader who allowed corruption to fester in the highest levels of government; and an irresponsible human being who reveled in his drinking habits. Although there is […]

Founders’ Lives, Fortunes, And Sacred Honor Still Our Foundation

August 4, 2020 by

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By Sarah Williams ~ In recent weeks, thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of America to declare that the lives, fortunes, and sacred honor of the Founding Fathers no longer should be considered the true foundation of the United States of America. The death of George Floyd in police custody May 25 sparked […]

US In Moral Decline

October 24, 2019 by

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By Walter E. Williams ~ Attorney General William Barr last week told a University of Notre Dame Law School audience that attacks on religious liberty have contributed to a moral decline that’s in part manifested by increases in suicides, mental illness, and drug addiction. Barr said that our moral decline is not random but “organized […]

With Refurbishing Of Grant Memorial, A National Treasure And A Reputation Are Restored

October 8, 2019 by

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By Thomas Spoehr ~ In 1877, three men were commonly regarded as the foremost heroes of the United States: George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Ulysses S. Grant. For their efforts, each of these three Americans since has been recognized with a place of honor on the National Mall. Yet over time, for various reasons, our […]

New York Times Launches Crusade To ‘Reframe’ America As Defined By Slavery And Racism

August 19, 2019 by

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By Tim Graham ~ Byron York at the Washington Examiner reports The New York Times is embarking on a very ambitious crusade to define slavery as the dominant narrative of America, even to this day. This is what the paper hopes the project will accomplish: “It aims to reframe the country’s history, understanding 1619 as […]

Squabble Over George Washington Mural Exposes Absurdity Of War On History

August 16, 2019 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ No American historical figure, including the Father of Our Country, is safe from the war on history. The San Francisco School Board voted 4-3 Tuesday not to tear down a mural at a local high school depicting the life of George Washington. The school board decided to cover the painting instead—hardly […]

Rare Civil War Vestige Memorializes The Little-Known Story Of African American Soldiers

June 26, 2019 by

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By Joshua Nelson ~ A rare artifact of the Civil War that was carried into battle by an African American regiment has been purchased at a historic price by the Atlanta History Center. A regimental flag of the 127th United States Colored Troops that was acquired by the center is one of less than 25 […]

Video: Americans Don’t Know Their Own History

March 11, 2019 by

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Will Witt took to the National Mall in DC with some American history questions.  ~ Media Editors  ~    Read and view more informative and FACTual articles and videos at The Patriot Post: http://patriotpost.us/ https://patriotpost.us/subscribe

The Surprising Story Of The First Thanksgiving

November 23, 2018 by

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By Katrina Trinko and Daniel Davis ~ Thanksgiving is a special day in this country, not just because of the turkey and football and relatives, but also because of the historical memory that lies at the heart of it. The story of the pilgrims and the Indians is our national story, which means we’d better […]

Americans Have Almost Entirely Forgotten Their History

October 5, 2018 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ In America, we celebrate democracy and are justifiably proud that this nation was founded on the idea that the people should rule. That’s why it is so important that Americans be informed about their government. They are partakers in it. In fact, they control it. Under tyrannical systems, it matters little […]

‘Father Of Texas’ Under Fire In The City Named For Him

August 2, 2018 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ The war on history continues in Texas. An agency in the city of Austin recently released a memo suggesting renaming numerous streets and roads, removing statues, and generally eliminating references to the Confederacy. But the recommendations from Austin’s Equity Office didn’t stop with Confederate figures. Perhaps most absurdly, the memo suggested […]

University Of Wisconsin-Madison Students Protest Abraham Lincoln Statue Because ‘He Owned Slaves’

October 25, 2017 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ There’s a common quote, frequently attributed to G.K. Chesterton: “Don’t ever take a fence down until you know the reason why it was put up.” In our modern context, this should be rephrased a bit: “Don’t try to pull down a statue if you have no idea who or what the […]

The Unbearable Lightness Of Confederate-Statue Removal

August 30, 2017 by

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By Deroy Murdock ~ “Banning them will do bupkis for blacks.” Deroy Murdock – August 24, 2017 To update an old joke, removing Confederate statues is a bit like wetting one’s self in a dark suit: It offers a warm feeling but little of lasting value. The erasist frenzy to tear down Confederate monuments is […]

The Party Controls The Past

August 19, 2017 by

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By Tom McLaughlin ~ “He who controls the past controls the future… He who controls the present controls the past,” wrote Orwell. Here in 2017, the left is firmly in control of both academia and media and is using both to control the past. That’s what played out last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia. The Charlottesville […]

Why Trump’s Visit To Andrew Jackson’s Grave Matters

March 16, 2017 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ On Wednesday, Andrew Jackson’s 250th birthday, President Donald Trump is scheduled to lay a wreath on the seventh president’s grave. He will be the first president since Ronald Reagan to visit Jackson’s home in Nashville, Tennessee. While a seemingly small gesture to a president who had been quickly fading in the minds […]

Here’s How America’s First Outsider President Set A Precedent For Inaugurations

January 20, 2017 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ The Washington establishment was stunned. A political outsider with few connections in the nation’s capital, but wide national celebrity among the American people, was going to be the next president of the United States. Washington, D.C., residents were unprepared for the wild scene that was about to unfold when the new […]

The End Of Columbus Day Is The End Of America

October 13, 2015 by

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By Daniel Greenfield ~ Columbus may have outfoxed the Spanish court and his rivals, but he is falling victim to the court of political correctness. The explorer who discovered America has become controversial because the very idea of America has become controversial. There are counter-historical claims put forward by Muslim and Chinese scholars claiming that […]

Magnanimity In Victory Marked Civil War’s End

April 29, 2015 by

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By Salena Zito ~ APPAMATOX COURTHOUSE, Va – The meeting began rather pleasantly, with talk about the weather and the time both men spent serving in the U.S. Army in Mexico. Ninety minutes later, Gen. Robert E. Lee had surrendered his sword and the Army of Northern Virginia to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, and America […]

Pro-Choice Teacher

April 11, 2015 by

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By Tom McLaughlin ~ Education has gotten much too complicated. It was my life’s profession and I loved to teach, but I began to resent modern education after about twenty years. I stayed in for another sixteen while my frustration increasingly supplanted my enjoyment until I finally retired four years ago. Lately however, I’m learning […]

America: Still Defines Freedom

November 11, 2013 by

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By Amil Imani ~ The vast land of America was once inhabited by a relatively small number of indigenous people. These native ‘Indians’ had lived throughout the land for thousands of years, and they will always remain the true fathers of America. American Indians helped the Pilgrims survive the winter.  Later, more European immigrants came, and […]

The World a Century Ago: 1913-2013

May 28, 2013 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ At some point I suppose we all wonder what it must have been like to live a century ago. Just how different was it? In this new millennium can we rightly claim to be more enlightened, more sophisticated? Do we have wiser leaders in America and around the world? Are we […]

Is Pearl Harbor Ancient History?

December 6, 2012 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ I recall in my youth thinking that the Civil War (1861-1865) was ancient history. As with most children, anything that occurred before my birth was “ancient.” In point of fact, the Civil War had ended just 72 years before I was born in 1937 and there were likely some men still […]

Archaeology and Victimhood

May 27, 2012 by

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By Tom McLaughlin ~ Even archaeology is political these days and it slows down research. Muslim Arabs discourage Israeli Jews from excavating ancient sites like the Temple Mount because findings might bolster Jewish claims to disputed territory. Christians and Jews tend to be more open to whatever may emerge from archaeological digs. They’re happier when […]