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Thursday, February 23, 2017

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

George Washington's Birthday

George Washington is the 'Irreplaceable Man' in American history. It's doubtful the Colonials could have survived the Revolutionary War without his generalship, and even more unlikely the Constitution would have survived as a federal system without Washington's presidential leadership. Equally impressive is the fact he didn't allow himself to become 'King of America' (which he could have had he wished, and would have been welcomed by many Americans). This is the ultimate testament to him as a man and a believer in America...As such, he should not only be recognized as the 'father of his country,' but also as the 'greatest American.' 

I make note of America's holidays, but you should notice President's Day wasn't memorialized here - it was mocked, because I do not recognize it as a legitimate holiday...The birthdays of Washington and Lincoln should never have been obliterated, creating a single holiday for all of America's presidents. 


Washington and Lincoln were exceptional (one founded and one saved the nation), and should be honored as such with their own days...The many average presidents we've had shouldn't be allowed to stand next to the greats, nor be honored equally with them. 


"His integrity was most pure, his justice the most inflexible I have ever known, no motives of interest or consanguinity, of friendship or hatred, being able to bias his decision. He was indeed, in every sense of the word, a wise, a good, and a great man." - Thomas Jefferson
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Until 1971, both February 12 and February 22 were observed as federal public holidays to honor the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln (February 12) and George Washington (February 22).

In 1971 President Richard Nixon proclaimed one single federal public holiday, President's Day, to be observed on the third Monday of February, honoring all past president of the United States of America.
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George Washington, born February 22, 1732 in Virginia, was a natural leader, instrumental in creating a united nation out of a conglomeration of struggling colonies and territories. The first president of the United States of America is affectionately honored as "the father of his country."

Shortly after his twenty-second birthday, Washington served in the army of King George III of England and was put in command of a troop of soldiers. The French were settling on British soil and turning the local Indians against the British colonists. Later, in the war against the French and Indians, Washington commanded large troops of soldiers and showed courage that inspired all his soldiers.

At this time, King George III of England dominated the thirteen colonies along the east coast and much of the surrounding territories. Colonists began to want their freedom, and live with a set of rules based on democracy, not under the rule of a faraway king. The Boston Tea Party of 1773, a colonial rebellion against taxes, helped to spark the American Revolution. Washington led and encouraged his inexperienced armies against the British forces for eight years until the colonies won their independence.

George Washington Bio
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Great George Washington Speeches

"First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen, he was second to none in humble and enduring scenes of private life. Pious, just, humane, temperate, and sincere; uniform, dignified, and commanding; his example was as edifying to all around him as were the effects of that example lasting...The purity of his private charter gave effulgence to his public virtues." - John Marshall, official eulogy of George Washington, delivered by Richard Henry Lee, 26 December 1799

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

President's Day

In PeroVille, President's Day isn't recognized as a holiday worth celebrating - because there is no reasonable cause to celebrate the many below-average to average presidents we've had...Guys like J.Q. Adams, James Buchanan, Chester Arthur, Woodrow Wilson, Warren Harding, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, both Bush's, Clinton and Obama.

It used to be that Presidents Washington and Lincoln had their birthday's celebrated as holidays - the two greatest presidents in U.S. history.  The man who formed the nation and the man who saved the nation.

Replacing the holidays celebrating these two great presidents - BY NAME - with the generic holiday of President's Day is a disgrace, and sad, because it robs all Americans of their history.

That said, there is one important thing to celebrate on this President's Day.

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

PRAGER UNIVERSITY: Why Good Teachers Want School Choice

"Give us five-minutes and we’ll give you a semester." - Dennis Prager

This semester of Prager University is presented by:  Rebecca Friedrichs

"[I]n the most comprehensive study to date, students in school choice programs saw their reading and math scores improve by 27% and 15% respectively...But for millions of families...school choice is not a choice.  And there's one reason why:  Teacher's Unions.– R.F.


"If you believe, like me and millions of others, that parents, not the government, should decide where their children go to school, and that competition will make all schools better, then join the school choice movement." – R.F.

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Happy Valentines Day

For those who like the short history lessons I usually post on holidays, visit this link: Happy Valentines Day

John Lennon used to tease Paul McCartney for writing and singing 'silly little love songs,' but McCartney knew he had a winning formula for a simple reason:  Love songs speak to everyone; regardless of what type of music a person has a preference for.

In the past couple years there have been some fantastic love songs.  In my opinion the two best were 'All of Me' by John Legend and 'When I Was Your Man' by Bruno Mars...In my opinion, again, there is a perfect love song for this Valentine's Day - a song I think is even better than the past two.

As far as my special Valentine goes, I hope I'm blessed enough to 'love her till I'm 70' - and any amount of time I have after that.

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Saturday, February 11, 2017

Abraham Lincoln's Birthday

George Washington is the 'Irreplaceable Man' in American history, but Abraham Lincoln is a close second on the list of greatest and most important Americans.

I make note of America's great holidays, but you will notice President's Day isn't memorialized here, because I don't recognize it...The birthdays of Washington and Lincoln should never have been obliterated, creating a single holiday for all of America's presidents.

Lincoln and Washington were exceptional, and should be honored as such with their own days. The many average presidents we've had shouldn't be allowed to stand next to the greats, and in no way should they be honored equally with America's greatest leaders.
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Until 1971, both February 12 and February 22 were observed as federal public holidays to honor the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln (February 12) and George Washington (February 22).

In 1971 President Richard Nixon proclaimed one single federal public holiday, Presidents' Day, to be observed on the third Monday of February, honoring all past presidents of the United States of America.
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Short Abraham Lincoln Bio

Of all the presidents in the history of the United State, Abraham Lincoln is probably the one that Americans remember the best and with deepest affection. His childhood in the frontier of Indiana set the course for his character and motivation later in life. He brought a new honesty and integrity to the White House. He would always be remembered as "honest Abe." Most of all, he is associated with the final abolition of slavery. Lincoln became a virtual symbol of the American dream whereby an ordinary person from humble beginnings could reach the pinnacle of society as president of the country.

Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809, in Kentucky, and spent the first seven years of his life there. They were difficult years in which Thomas Lincoln, Abe's father, tried to make a living as a carpenter and farmer. The Lincolns moved from farm to farm around Kentucky, until 1816, when the family left to settle in Indiana. The United States was still young, and the Midwest was a wild, unsettled frontier. They stopped in the middle of a forest in Spencer County, Indiana. Neighbors were few and far away, and the family lived in a three-sided shelter until Abe's father cleared enough land and built a log cabin.
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Great Abraham Lincoln Speeches
Gettysburg Address (audio)

Emancipation Proclamation

A House Divided

Cooper Union Address

Lincoln's Last Public Address

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Thursday, February 09, 2017

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