John Hancock, born January 12, 1737, was a Boston merchant and one of the richest men in America at the time of the Revolution. A fiery Patriot, he never hesistated to risk his wealth for the cause of independence. The British considered him a dangerous traitor and reportedly put a price of 500 pounds on his head.
Hancock served as president of the Continental Congress and was the first to sign the Declaration of…Continue
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Alexander Hamilton was born on January 11 in either 1755 or 1757-the exact year is uncertain. An orphan from the Caribbean island of Nevis, he rose with astonishing speed to become an aide-de-camp to George Washington, a hero of the Revolutionary War, and a member of the Constitutional Convention. As the first secretary of the treasury, he helped build the new nation's financial systems. As a leader…Continue
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Today (January 9,2011), Megyn Kelly of Fox News interviewed Sheriff…
Some Americans are in fear. Every day more people are losing their jobs and their homes. Banks seem to be okay with this arrangement. When a bank forecloses upon a house, it is an act of theft. JP Morgan Chase officials know they are out of money. Bank of America is out of money. The Federal Reserve system is out of money.
People need to be re-educated on the " True History, "…Continue
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Maybe I am a "birther". It's hard to know because there is so much conflicting information out there about the history of Barack Obama. We also know that, in Germany, he declared himself to be a citizen of the world. We know that he has refused to close our borders. I'm led to believe that, in his mind, anyone who can win our Presidency is eligible - the rules set forth in our Constitution be damned. The issue has shown us that there really isn't anyone out there who is charged with the job…Continue
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On January 8, 1815, Andrew Jackson and his band of "half-horse, half-alligator" men whipped the British in the Battle of New Orleans, the last major battle of the War of 1812.
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As a young man, Samuel Morse set out to become a famous painter. His ambition was "to rival the genius of Raphael, a Michelangelo, or a Titian." He studied at the Royal Academy in London and won acclaim by painting portraits of men such as President James Monroe and the Marquis de Lafayette.
In 1832, onboard a ship crossing the ocean, Morse…Continue
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I recast my Kansas Meadowlark site to be a "Drudge" like page of links to Kansas News:
Here is something for you to think about today. I have learned, from a friend who has a friend working at Wal Mart headquarters, that Wal Mart has a homeland security office in Wal Mart. He stated that the fed has a standing relationship with Wal Mart dealing with the handling of the logistics of a national disaster or any other incident that requires delivery of goods to people on a national scale. Wal Mart is now installing video screens with a recording of Janet Napolitano…Continue
The first week of January 1892 saw the opening of the a new US immigration station on Ellis Island in New York Harbor. A 15-year-old lass from Ireland named Annie Moore entered the United States and history when she passed through its doors, becoming the first immigrant to be processed there. Over the next 62 years, 12 million more would follow, making Ellis Island the most famous entry point in…Continue
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January 4 is the feast day of Elizabeth Ann Seton, the first American-born saint. Elizabeth was born in New York City on August 28,1774. She grew up in a well-to-do family and married William Seton, a wealthy young New York shipping merchant. Elizabeth had five children, enjoyed a privileged social position, and devoted herself to charitable activies.
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Americans are angry with the direction their country is being taken, and since they elect representatives to make decisions about that direction, if you as their representative are not successful in reversing the dangerous drift toward the precipice that we now face, they will punish…Continue
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On January 2, 1777, George Washington's army was busy fighting the British in the Second Battle of Trenton, New jersey. While Washington fought, another great patriot was hard at work behind the scenes, aiding the American cause. You may never have heard of Haym Salomon, but he was one of the heroes of the American Revolution. In fact, not for Patriots like Salomon, there would never have been an United…Continue
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Is education in the United States better or worse than when the Department of Education was formed? No sane person would say the state of education is better now than it was 40 or 80 years ago. The same comparison between past and present regarding sources of energy would produce the same conclusion: under the Department of Energy our fuels for auto, trucks, jets and power plants are more…Continue
"Out of every hundred new ideas ninety-nine or more will probably be inferior to the traditions which they propose to replace.
No one man, however brilliant or well-informed, can come in one lifetime to such fullness of understanding as to safely judge and dismiss the customs or institutions of his society, for those are the wisdom of generations after centuries of experiment in the laboratory of history."
-- Will and Ariel Durant (Pulitzer…Continue
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