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America's First President Was The Tea Party's Worst Nightmare
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: history, politics, George Washington, u.s., government )

- 1370 days ago -
The Revolutionary War taught our first president the value of a strong central government.
Gridlock Destroyed Rome. Is America Next?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: USA, Roman Empire, republics, political conflict, history, politics, dishonesty, corruption, government )

- 1414 days ago -
As Caesar told Rome's Senate, "Certainly there was greater merit and wisdom in those who raised so mighty an empire from humble means, than in us, who can scarcely preserve what they so honorably acquired."
Incident At Oglala   video
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Incident At Oglala, American Indian, Native American, AIM, Wounded Knee, Leonard Peltier, Political prisoner, frame up, history, South Dakota, USA, movie )

- 1469 days ago -
Produced and narrated by Robert Redford, directed by Michael Apted, 'Incident at Oglala' bares the bones of "one of the most infamous political frame-ups in modern U.S. history."
This Day in History: November 6th
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: history, republican party, Abraham Lincoln, Americans, politics, elections )

- 1473 days ago -
The election of Abraham Lincoln to the United States presidency is the spark that ignited the Civil War in April of 1861. Lincoln was the first Republican to become President, a feat made even more impressive considering the party had only been in...
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, republicans, congress, world, history, interesting, poetry, government shutdown, ethics )

- 1508 days ago -
Why is there such great idleness inside Senate house? Why are the Senators sitting there, not passing any laws? Because the barbarians will arrive today. Why should the Senators still be making laws? The barbarians, when they come, will legislate.
Farm Bill's Roots in Old Laws Should Be Sustained
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: family, health, farming, organic, prevention, ecosystems, SNAP, history, habitat, healthconditions, Sustainabililty )

- 1579 days ago -
Farm policymakers and lobbyists have made careers out of understanding convoluted permanent agricultural laws for decades, but as a larger public has become interested in the farm bill this year, confusion has abounded about what is permanent and what...
Remembering the Founding Fathers: The Moral Principle of Revolutions Is to Instruct, Not to Destroy
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Republicans, Tea Party, Founding Fathers, Thomas Paine, Declaration of Independence, ethics, debate, politics, history )

- 1593 days ago -
..."What the Founding Fathers would have wanted for us ...." The Tea Party looks back at history, as if the Founding Fathers were a council of berobed wise men, in utter agreement on all matters of policy and history, in perpetuity.
Who Are The Koch's? - The Roots of Stalin in the Tea Party Movement
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, candidates, congress, constitution, corruption, dishonesty, elections, ethics, Govtfearmongering, History, lies, politics, propaganda )

- 1974 days ago -
The Koch family, America's biggest financial backers of the Tea Party, would not be the billionaires they are today were it not for the godless empire of the USSR.
10 Things No One Ever Told You About the Civil War
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Civil War, History, Conflict, Deadliest War, US, Leader )

- 2467 days ago -
Many of us, if not most of us, have picked up erroneous facts about the war throughout our lives and received them without question. The war, after all, was a long time ago,
5 U.S. Presidents Who Hid Their Illnesses
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: US Politics, History, Presidents, Illness, Leaders )

- 2636 days ago -
In most polls taken, Americans say they'd rather go with their second choice than a President that is ill. The five men listed in the article perhaps knew of the public's harsh criticism of someone with an illness and chose to hide their sickness.
100 Excellent Online Documentaries for Presidential History Buffs
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: American Presidents, USA, Politics, Documentaries, History )

- 2791 days ago -
There are a great variety of online documentaries about the lives of presidents and beyond. Check out these documentaries to learn more about the events and lives of our commanders-in-chief.
Forgotten Franklin Letters Offer Glimpse Into U.S. History
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: u, s., history, america, benjamin franklin, society, culture, government, united states, london, discovery, americans, freedoms, news, politics, usa )

- 3128 days ago -
London- An American professor doing research in London stumbled across a series of previously unknown letters written by, and about Benjamin Franklin, a stunning find that sheds new light on early U.S. American history.
US Lawmakers Honor Apache Chief Geronimo
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, usa, news, native americans, geronimo, genocide, history, hero, first nations )

- 3186 days ago -
Published: Monday February 23, 2009 The US House of Representatives on Monday approved by voice vote a measure honoring legendary Apache warrior Geronimo's bravery 100 years after his death.
"Largest Mass Hanging in United States History"
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ethics, freedoms, lies, treaties, history, Lincoln )

- 3190 days ago -
What brought about the hanging of 38 Sioux Indians in Minnesota December 26, 1862 was the failure "again" of the U.S. Government to honor it's treaties with Indian Nations.
200 Years Later, a More Complex View of Lincoln
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, society, usa, Lincoln, history, politics )

- 3201 days ago -
Having saved the Union, freed the slaves and redefined freedom, Lincoln was struck down in his hour of triumph. He is the most compelling figure in U.S. history, the subject of about 16,000 books in English, more than anyone except Jesus and Shakespeare.

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