Category Archives: American History – not revised

0348_Why the 3/5th Compromise Was Anti-Slavery_PragerU Video – Fireside Chat with Dennis Prager Ep.44

Donna Jack
July 27, 2018

From Prager U Website:

Why the 3/5ths Compromise Was Anti-Slavery | PragerU

 https://www.prageru.com/videos/why-35ths-compromise-was-anti-slavery

[Following is a transcript from the Prager U Website, of the video above.  It can be found on the PragerU website:] Continue reading

0344_The text of the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776_Paul Harvey The Signers of the Declaration Of Independence mp4_reading of the Declaration mp4_outline of the Declaration mp4

Donna Jack
July 10, 2018

We had a wonderful Fourth of July (Independence Day).  Our family is grateful for all the brave people who have put their lives and fortunes on the line so that we could have the independent nation of the United States of America.

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY 2018.

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Transcription of the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776 — From the National Archives  — https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/declaration-transcript

Declaration of Independence: A Transcription

Note: The following text is a transcription of the Stone Engraving of the parchment Declaration of Independence (the document on display in the Rotunda at the National Archives Museum.) The spelling and punctuation reflects the original.


In Congress, July 4, 1776.

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.–Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

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0301_ Cliven Bundy cleared of federal charges and set free after 700 days of false imprisonment_ The whole story is now told by one of Bundy’s attorneys, Joel Hansen.

Donna Jack
February 6, 2018

Other blogs on Cliven Bundy and LaVoy:  0315 and 0316.

“It proves that government, made up of “mortal men,” is prone to abuse if left unchecked by courageous citizens like the Bundys who peacefully stood firm on their Constitutional rights. ” … Eagle Forum, Eunie Smith President , February 5, 2018

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February 5, 2018

Bureau of Land Mismanagement

Many Eagle Forum members rejoiced when Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy was cleared of all federal charges on December 20, 2017, and walked free after 700 days of false imprisonment.  The whole story is now told by one of Bundy’s attorneys, Joel Hansen.  It proves that government, made up of “mortal men,” is prone to abuse if left unchecked by courageous citizens like the Bundys who peacefully stood firm on their Constitutional rights.

All Americans owe a debt of gratitude to Mr. Bundy and his family and to all those who supported them.  As the article concludes: “Cliven Bundy and his sons are modern American heroes, who fought against tyranny at the peaceful battle of Bunkerville, in memory of the bloody battle against tyranny at Bunker Hill.”

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THE BLM’S BUNDY BLUNDER — PATRIOTS VS. FASCISTS
By Joel F. Hansen, Chairman, Independent American Party of Nevada

Cliven Bundy’s ancestors on his mother’s side came, as pioneers, to the Gold Butte area of the southern Nevada desert in 1877 and began ranching from scratch. In doing this they established grazing rights and water rights — preemptive legal rights under Nevada law which gave them permanent rights to graze cattle on that land. Those legal rights were passed down through the years to Cliven Bundy and his family.  In 1934, the Taylor Grazing Act was passed by Congress, an act designed to assist ranchers, especially in the arid American West, to raise cattle for the benefit of Americans — by putting delicious and nutritious beef on their tables. The Bundy ranch is located about 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas, near the town of Bunkerville.

These pioneers conquered this hostile, arid land and made it into a productive ranch by making water and feed available to their cattle and learning how to manage the cows so that they could survive in such an arid place, an area mostly covered by sagebrush and creosote bushes.  Because of the water and increased food made available by the ranchers’ efforts, wildlife flourished. The most numerous animal wildlife in the area is the desert tortoise. The tortoises flourished because the cows eat woody bushes which are above the level the tortoises can reach, and then they leave a delicacy for the tortoises on the ground where they can reach it.  The tortoises’ main course and dessert is cow pies, which contain all of the nutrients and moisture the tortoises need for survival.

In 1946, the Bureau of Land Management was created by Congress with the mission of helping ranchers to succeed by helping them construct watering facilities, fences, and other things needed by cattle and by ranchers.  The partnership was a good one, and Cliven Bundy paid the grazing fees required by the BLM for many years.  The people who ran the BLM, in the beginning, were rancher friendly, having degrees in solid scientific areas like geology, range management, animal husbandry, and the like. But beginning in the 1970’s and growing in numbers at an ever-increasing rate each year was a new generation of BLM-ocrats, those with degrees in the “environmental sciences.”  This new generation saw ranchers not as fellow citizens cooperating in the effort to make the land productive, but as enemies who were destroying the environment.  They had signs on their walls — “no more moo by 92” and “cattle free by 93.” As a result, in an effort to eliminate ranching in Nevada, the BLM began raising the annual fee for each cow on the range (AUM’s) and shortening the grazing season. Thus, out of over 50 ranchers in Clark County, only Cliven Bundy survived, as one by one all of his fellow ranchers gave up and went out of business because they couldn’t make a profit under the BLM’s oppressive rules. Continue reading

0286_ “You’re nothing but a House Negro”_ [what did this term refer to?] Dec. 30, 2017 email from Derrick Wilburn, Advocate for a Free America_ links to Frederick Douglass (former slave) literacy = freedom blog posts

Donna Jack
January 2, 2017

People who are “liberals” call Derrick and his group “house Negroes” — because they are black and conservative. That is why he chose to send out this history lesson.

At the end of this blog entry are links to other blog posts on this site about:  Literacy = Freedom.

A quote from the end of Derrick Wilburn’s email below:

“Such was the lot of the “house Negro” as opposed to the “field Negro.” Now no one is claiming that being called a “house Negro” is a compliment – it isn’t.  But is being called one truly an insult or is it a display of ignorance of history by those using it?”

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From: Rocky Mtn Black Conservatives [mailto:info@rm-bc.com]
Sent: Saturday, December 30, 2017 2:18 PM
Subject: You’re nothing but a House Negro

Derrick is an advocate for a free America, and
founder of Rocky Mountain Black Conservatives (RMBC).

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Picture of “field Negroes and ‘overseers.'”_from Derrick Wilburn Dec 30 2017:

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Where “house Negroes” lived_from Derrick Wilburn Dec. 30, 2017:

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The pictures you see above depict two relatively distinct classes of people from yesteryear. On top is an actual photograph of “field Negroes.”  This particular picture was taken in Oklahoma in 1897 and shows both field Negroes and ‘overseers.’

Beneath it is a picture of the Cedar Springs plantation in Berkeley County South Carolina. Once upon a time, inside such a home, plus inside thousands others like it across the southern United States, was where “house Negroes” once worked.

It’s that latter term, “house Negroes”,  that’s the subject of this newsletter. Continue reading

0275_ Michael Medved The First Thanksgiving ~ Pilgrims, Puritans and the Founding of America – (MP3 Download or CDs) Total Run Time: 2hr, 46min

Donna Jack
November 24, 2017

The First Thanksgiving —
Pilgrims, Puritans
and the Founding of America

Recording by Michael Medved

Medved - Pilgrims - picture-cropped
The picture above is from this site.

One minute, eleven second mp3 introduction to this audio
by Michael Medved

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0274 (Blogs 0270-0275 are all about Thanksgiving) – this one is a YouTube “The Lost Secrets of Thanksgiving”

Donna Jack
November 24, 2017

Yesterday, while celebrating Thanksgiving with one of our sons and his family — and after visiting on the phone with our son who was in Japan yesterday — our local daughter-in-law showed us a YouTube.  At my request, she emailed me the link last night.  You can watch it below:

The 9-minute YouTube is “The Lost Secrets of Thanksgiving.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peEUb107T7U

The above video is about the people we call the Pilgrims, and the Separatists that accompanied them when they set sail for Virginia from Holland, aboard the Mayflower.   The Mayflower ended up much farther north than had been planned — just off Cape Cod.  Even though they had gone so far off course, they believed that God had taken them there.  They named the area Plimoth (Plymouth).

Below is a summary of “The Lost Secrets of Thanksgiving.” Continue reading

0273_Excerpt from “Of Plimoth Plantation” by William Bradford_ first Pilgrim Thanksgiving_ How to purchase “The Christian History of the Constitution of the United States of America” (495 pages of original source documents)_Other resoruces_ YouTube

Donna Jack
Thanksgiving Day
November 23, 2017

One sentence from Bradford’s account of their first Thanksgiving –
after fasting and praying all day for rain – and then receiving rain after drought!
“And he [God] was pleased to give them a gracious and speedy answer,
both to their own, and the Indian’s admiration, that lived amongst them.”

In the excerpts that you will find later in this blog piece, you can read William Bradford’s account about what led up to their first thanksgiving celebration.  Bradford was governor of Plymouth Plantation for 37 years, up until his death.

[A note:  The group that left Holland were not leaving because of persecution there, but rather because of their well-founded fear that in Holland, their children would be indoctrinated away from their Christian faith.  The reason that urged them to leave all they had, and make such a dangerous journey across the ocean to a new land — was their strong desire to protect the souls of their children.

Watch this short 6-minute YouTube produced by Prager University, about the First Thanksgiving.]

The excerpts later in this blog post, are from a book called:  The Christian History of the Constitution of the United States of America published by Verna M. Hall:  Foundation for American Christian Education (FACE).  The YouTube below gives information about FACE, and it is also found on their website).
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FACE – the publishers of
The Christian History of the Constitution of the United States of America

The Christian History of the Constitution of the United States of America

Many years ago, when I was home-schooling my children, someone gave me a copy of The Christian History of the Constitution of the United States of America.

For over 25 years I regularly gave programs in Colorado.  Every Thanksgiving season, I shared William Bradford’s account printed in this book, and below.

At the end of this blog (after William Bradford’s account) you can find out more about the book, about the publishers, how to purchase it, and how to purchase other books they publish.

What is unique about this book?  How is it superior to
most of the material taught in our public schools?

Not only does this book extensively cover the Christian history of our Constitution, but it has the text of original source documents.  That is far superior to what is done in almost all of our public schools (and even most private schools).  In most schools (pre-school through 12th, and colleges and universities) students only read or are told “reports” and “interpretations” of history — and sadly, the history is usually given from the viewpoint of people who hate our country and its Christian foundations. Continue reading

0271_An abbreviated abstract of history of Thanksgiving in America_and the 1789 Proclamation signed by Pres. George Washington, setting aside Thurs. Nov. 26 as “A Day of Publick Thanksgiving and Prayer”

Donna Jack
Nov. 22, 2017

Abstract of the First Thanksgiving 1789_Thanksgiving Proclamation by Pres. George Washington

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
We have much to thank God for.

Below you can read an abbreviated version of an abstract concerning the observance of Thanksgiving.  [Source for most of the version is:  https://www.varsitytutors.com/earlyamerica/firsts/first-thanksgiving-observance ]

The observance of Thanksgiving in America, began with the colonists of Plymouth Plantation in the fall of 1621.  In 1671  there was a proclamation in Massachusetts to observe Thanksgiving.  The observance of a day of Thanksgiving spread through the colonies, and during the 1700’s, Thanksgiving Day was observed as a day of fasting and praying.

In 1789 President George Washington made the first national proclamation setting aside one specific day in 1789 (Thursday, November 16) as “A Day of Publick Thanksgiving Prayer.”

In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued a proclamation, making the fourth Tuesday of November a national holiday.  It was the first time Thanksgiving became an annual national holiday.

Then in 1939 President Franklin D. Roosevelt tried to move Thanksgiving a week earlier to benefit businesses, but was pressured into keeping it in the fourth week of November — so it was moved in 1941 to the fourth Thursday each November, as it is today.

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Attached you will find an Abstract of the above history.   Attached and below you can read the actual Thanksgiving Proclamation by Pres. George Washington Oct 14, 1789.

Presl Proclamation_cropped_The Massachusetts Centinel, Wed, October 14, 1789_picture_only pict copySource for picture above and proclamation below: The Massachusetts Centinel, Wednesday, October 14, 1789
https://www.varsitytutors.com/earlyamerica/firsts/thanksgiving-proclamation
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0270_Phyllis Schlafly archive: In 1789, President George Washington gave us Thanksgiving, the 4th Thurs. in Nov._to thank God for giving Americans “an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.”

Donna Jack
November 21, 2017    HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Other blogs with information by and about Phyllis Schlafly: 0133 and 0227

Words from Jordan Henry’s introduction to Phyllis Schlafly’s 2002 article: 

” As Phyllis Schlafly put it, ‘George Washington was history’s indispensable man. It’s no exaggeration to say that, without his leadership, we would not have a United States of America.’  He even gave us the gift of a Thanksgiving holiday by issuing a proclamation in 1789 making the last Thursday in November ‘a day of public thanksgiving and prayer’ on which Americans should thank Almighty God for granting ‘an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.’”

[Note:   “Abraham Lincoln . . .  supported legislation making it a national holiday in 1863. America was in the middle of its bloody Civil War at the time and Lincoln hoped the new holiday would unify the bitterly divided country. The holiday was finally a success and Thanksgiving has continued ever since.”    from:  http://historyofmassachusetts.org/the-first-thanksgiving/  ]

Cheap AP college credit — but at what price? — ignorance of
America’s marvelous heritage.

In our public schools (K-12) and universities, students are taught that the only important thing to know about George Washington is that “he owned slaves.”  They don’t learn ANYTHING about him, his exceptional leadership before and during the Revolutionary War, his strong Christian faith, his time as first President of the United States, the love and admiration that he earned, or the great example he was throughout his life.

AP US History adds to this ignorance of American History

To learn about AP (Advanced Placement) U.S. History in public schools, see Blogs 0013, 0015, 0061, 0069, 0235 .  Advanced Placement (AP) U.S. History is an anti-American curriculum.  AP is highly rated in public school circles, and coveted by parents, who get cheap college credit for their children who pass AP courses.  Through AP US History, students are dishonestly taught to hate America.

Phyllis’ report:
“The Premier American Hero — George Washington.” 

Below is a 2002 report from Phyllis Schlafly, preceded by a 2017 introduction by Jordan Henry, director of research for Phyllis Schlafly Eagles.

Here link directly to email with her 2002 article, and introduction by Jordan Henry.
Or link only to her 2002 article here.

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Ed Martin, President | Helen Marie Taylor, Chairman | John Schlafly, Treasurer

May 2002:
THE MAN WHO MADE OUR ‘UNIQUE AMERICAN HOLIDAY.’
By Jordan T. Henry, Director of Research

It goes without saying that we Americans have a lot to be thankful for. For starters, we live in the greatest nation on the planet. Let’s also not forget that we enjoy the freedom and liberty secured in our unprecedented United States Constitution. In a few short days, we can also be thankful for a time to spend with family and loved ones reflecting on God’s bounty in our lives. Each of these blessings should remind us of one man to whom every American owes a debt of gratitude. That man, who is being systematically removed from the public sphere, was passionately defended in the May 2002 Phyllis Schlafly Report. His name is George Washington. Continue reading

0267_What’s the Truth About the First Thanksgiving_ Medved _PragerU YouTube Video and Transcript

Donna Jack
November 13, 2017

Michael Medved has recorded a superb collection
of audio recordings about American History.

Below is the latest in the series of PragerU short educational videos.  This one is of Michael Medved talking about the First Thanksgiving.   You can link the YouTube video here as well.

https://www.prageru.com/videos/whats-truth-about-first-thanksgiving

There are many good resources for learning about the Pilgrims’ “first Thanksgiving.”

Sad to day, there are even more resources to find lies about the founding of our country.  Advanced Placement (AP) American History is one of those dishonest resources that push ugly lies about our founding.  AP courses in general, are painted as the very best schools have to offer (plus they provide cheap college credit, an enticement for parents).

Text of an email that arrived today from Prager University:

“Food, football, and…oppression. That’s what Thanksgiving has come to mean for many Americans. Why? Because countless schools tell students that the Pilgrims fled persecution only to become persecutors themselves by depriving Native Americans of their land and their lives. Is that really what happened? Were previous generations of Americans sold a romanticized version of the Pilgrim story? In this week’s video, nationally syndicated radio host Michael Medved tells the truth about the first Thanksgiving.

“Did you know PragerU is a 501(c)3 non-profit?  Please consider a monthly donation to help us continue to reach young people with our videos. Donate here.”

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Transcript from PragerU of this PragerU video clip
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