Because we have no government, armed with power, capable of contending with human passions, unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge and licentiousness would break the strongest cords of our Constitution, as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
He was short, pudgy, and cantankerous, but the country would not exist without the actions and hard work of John Adams. Thomas Jefferson wrote the most famous political document in history, but it was John Adams and his cousin Sam who truly set the country on the course for our very Independence.
Besides being the ONLY founder who owned no slaves due to principles, this nobody wonders why John Adams did not earn his rightful place with a monument on the Mall. As David McCullough, one of America’s most famous historians, pointed out once, John Adams, was truly the ‘conductor’ of the band.
Dick Morris sets history straight.
We may all think that the Clintons are the biggest criminals ever to hold up in the White House, but will the crimes we have been hearing about for the last twenty years even make it into future American history books?
Probably not, if history is any indication. And don’t think the Clintons don’t know that.
Let’s take the usual history told of that good-old-boy Texan: LBJ. What do you hear of when you hear anything about LBJ? That he was a civil rights champion, and nobody helped the blacks more than he did, right? That he was a smart politician. And that he was the father of that wonderful New Deal.
Yes, we have LBJ to thank for the massive welfare state that morphed into the monstrosity that allows 49% of the working people to ‘support’ the other 51% of the people who don’t even pay taxes.
That’s not in the Constitution, but, LBJ, like all fellow democrats, are very good at spending other people’s money…if it’s gets them votes. And that’s why they don’t teach the Constitution much in school anymore.
But…before Bill and Hillary Clinton’s massive crimes, LBJ was setting them a fine blueprint to follow.
It wasn’t just Alinsky who knew how to “work the system.”
From A History of the American People, (P.870-871)
There was a dark side to Johnson. He was unscrupulous. In Texas politics, where he acted as a fund-raiser for FDR, he was closely linked to his contractor ally, Brown & Root, for which he had negotiated enormous government contracts to build the Corpus Christi Naval Air Station. The company illegally financed Johnsons’ unsuccessful 1941 Senate campaign, and from July 1942, IRS agents began to investigate both them and LBJ himself. They found overwhelming evidence not only of fraud and breaches of the Hatch Act in the use of campaign money, but of lawbreaking in many other aspects of Brown & Root’s business, including tax evasion of over $1 million. Both LBJ and Herman Brown, head of the firm who had begun life as a two-dollar-a-day rod carrier for a surveyor, could have gone to jail for many years. The investigation was derailed as a result of the direct intervention of FDR himself, January 13, 1944, and the matter ended with a simple fine: no indictment, no trail, and no publicity. After the LBJ was involved in various Texan political intrigues of a more or less unlawful nature and in building up a personal fortune (most of it in the name of his wife, the long-suffering ‘Lady Bird” Johnson) in radio-TV stations and land.
There was also the case of Robert G. (‘Bobby”) Baker, a gangling South Carolinian who had served Johnson as secretary and factotum in the years when he was Senate leader. Baker was known, on account of his power and influence, as “the hundred and first Senator,’ and LBJ said of him, fondly: “I have two daughters. If I had a son, this would be the boy…(He is) my strong right arm, the last man I see at night, the first one I see in the morning.” In the autumn of 1963 a private suit against Baker in a federal court, alleging that he had improperly used his influence in the Senate to obtain defense contracts for his own vending-machine firm, provoked a spite of similar accusation against his probity, and in a number of them LBJ was involved. The accusations were so serious that, just before his assassination, Kennedy was considering dropping LBJ from his 1964 ticket, even though he feared that to do so would imperil his chances of carrying Texas and Georgia. At Republican urging, the Senate agreed to investigate the case. But by the time LBJ was president and the full weight of his office was brought to bear to avoid the need for testimony either from Johnson himself or from his aide Walter Jenkins, who possessed a good deal of guilty knowledge. The Senate committee, on which Democrats outnumbered Republican six to three, voted solidly on party lines to protect the President.
So…who benefited the MOST from JFK’s death? LBJ
Where was he killed? (Texas) Who controlled Texas? (LBJ)
HOW many books have been written suggesting the obvious, the LBJ arranged it all?
Only few. and good luck finding them. .
Sadly, it’s not just the Clintons who are doing the “pay for play” it’s the whole damn Congress. Saudi Arabia has been spreading their millions to every man and women in the House and Senate.
Years from now, Hillary will be remembered as a champion of human AND woman’s rights. She will be said to have been the smartest women ever to hold office.
As for her crimes, Obama has protected her, just like FDR protected LBJ.
The powerful never go to jail.
So, what do you think the history books will say if Hillary becomes President?
Will she order all books to erase all her many crimes? And will Bill Clinton be marked as just another ho-hum President, who was not NEAR as great as his wife?
Hillary will make sure of it.
It’s up to the American people to write their own history, and it starts with electing Donald Trump.
Let’s make Jefferson proud.
Donald Trump has declared that Obama and Hillary built ISIS, and in this video, Dick Morris explains how, but he didn’t go FAR enough, did he now?
Obama, as commander-in -chief, the Nobel Prize Peace winner, together with his crime partner Hillary, has been the biggest arms dealer in the world. To anybody with eyes, it looks like Obama formed this ISIS army down to its signature uniform of black pants, shirts, and white tennis shoes. Pretty close to the black Panthers.
The first time I saw that uniform I thought, what did Obama do, design this himself?
Come on! Muslims wearing uniforms!? AND hot black on top of it? And with white tennis shoes? REALLY?
Sure, the Americans left and ISIS moved in, but if Obama and Hillary hadn’t have made sure they got billions of dollars worth of prime U.S. military hardware, they would have gone back to their usual days of just beating up their women.
The amount of U.S. weapons GIVEN to ISIS by Obama, is so obscene that there is no question it was all done on purpose. That’s my opinion and I’m sticking to it.
ON PURPOSE. Just like how Obama sent a load of cash to Iran. He did it illegally. He did it on purpose. It’s all to help out his Muslim army.
Once upon a time they crucified Ronald Reagan for the Iran/Contra affair which was peanuts compared to what Obama has done.
When Obama took our soldiers out of Mosul, ISIS got a pretty nice bundle of heavy military hardware. Obama just left that stuff there. No other commander in the history of warfare would have LEFT the enemy with enough weapons to wipe out whole nations.
But Obama did. And nobody…NOBODY called him on it. Well…very few.
Consider: Mosul, Baghdad, Afghanistan, Ramadi:
After capturing Iraq’s largest oil refinery, and becoming the “world’s richest terrorist organization” by looting 500 billion Iraqi dinars ($425 million) from banks in Mosul, the Islamists have now captured a massive chemical weapons complex. We lost 2,300 Humvees in Mosul alone,” Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told Iraqi state television.
(So, is ASSAD dropping those chemical weapons on his people, or is it ISIS?) When was the last time you heard that ISIS had gotten Saddamn’s chemical weapons?
No? Me neither.
ISIS fighters on Thursday seized the al-Muthanna complex, located 60 miles north of Baghdad, which was a central base of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein’s chemical weapons program and stores hundreds of tons of lethal mustard and sarin gas, reports the Telegraph.
And THIS from 2015:
The ISIS fleet of captured U.S. military vehicles, including M1A1 tanks, grew by more than 100 when Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) fled the provincial capital of Ramadi 60 miles west of Baghdad and abandoned their equipment, Pentagon officials said Tuesday.
Congress felt pretty bad about all those stolen weapons so: Congress turned around new Humvees and $12.5 billion, with 1000 new Humvees, machine guns, and grenade launchers. Approximately 25 billion U.S. dollars.
And let’s not forget it cost over 153 million to train FIVE Iraq men, and even they left. The silence from Congress is…almost unbelievable.
It’s now been proven that Obama and Hillary were running weapons to ISIS….and it was being arranged through Benghazi.
Hillary denied it, but it’s true, as Dick Morris points out.
So, can we truly say without a shadow of a doubt that Obama and Hillary actually gave birth to Isis?
You have to ask, ISIS is growing like a spider’s web covering all corners of the globe and where is it getting the money? The Pentagon can’t account for $8.5 TRILLON dollars.
I want to know, where did all that money go? And more importantly, how come our government can STEAL trillions, and yet, if we steal…we can go to jail.
Wake up people: You’re government is out of control.
This week, I thought I’d be good and not pick on the continuing saga of Hilarious Hillary’s mental state, and instead turn to some other news that has gotten some attention. Gabby Douglas, the American gold metal gymnasts, choose to NOT statute the American flag on the ceremony podium at the Olympics in Rio.
Clearly, it was a statement against her country.
Many Americans saw her do this, and as expected, a lot of nasty comments were made on Social Media, which really “Hurt her.” she said.
Ahhhhhh….gee. What Gabby? Did you think you were making some great political “black lives matter” statement?
That’s what happens when you start hanging out with Barack and Michelle. They got by with doing it…so what? Did you think you’d be admired? Try to muddle out of this one.
Gabby wasn’t expecting such a backlash. And she wasn’t the star this year— instead the other girls..the ones who looked HAPPY to be there took the glory.
Simone Biles, covered her heart, and she clearly dominated Gabby.
Simone Manuel, the first black woman to win a gold in swimming, covered her heart, AND sang the National Anthem with sheer joy. She showed grace, and maturity, and made us all proud.
BOTH women are black. Obviously a bit wiser than you.
You choose the wrong role models Gabby. And it’s too bad…because as politicians know, people’s memories are short…but that film clip and picture is right up there in Olympic history….and people like me, are not going to remember your great talent, but the fact, that you choose to point a middle finger at your own country,…what a shame.
Being a champion is more than just having the talent to win gold.
It’s also having the courage to show honor to a country who looks up to you.
A picture is worth a thousand words. It’s so, so true.
NOTE: I’m busy watching the incredible feats of Michael Phelps tonight, so instead of making up my own usual rant, I’m just going to reprint a few paragraphs from A History of the American People.
If you think that Hillary’s and Obama’s record on ISIS is meaningless, remember that we once had REALLY great Presidents…
And Dwight D. Eisenhower was one of them. Read this, and tell me if Trump is not advocating the same principles of government of X President, Eisenhower:
Historians can trace the rise of huge executive power in the United States, accompanied by prodigious spending, through the Pre-World War One years of the Wilson administration, the vast expansion of federal and military power 1917-1918, the revival of large-scale federal industrial projects during the New Deal, their expansion during World War Two on a gigantic and unprecedented scale, and the way in which the onset of the Cold War made a large-scale, free spending federal government, linked to an enormous arms industry, and voracious armed forces, a permanent feature of the American system. Eisenhower’s third principle, reflected in his private diaries and papers was that the security of freedom through the world depended ultimately on the health and strength of the US economy. Given time, the strength of that economy would duplicate itself in western Europe and Japan,—he could see it happening—thus spreading the burden. But the US economy itself could be destroyed by intemperate spending by a greedy, over-large state, generating profligacy and inflation. He said of the military: “They don’t know much about fighting inflation. This country could choke itself to death piling up military expenditures just as surely as it can defeat itself by not spending enough for protection.” Or again:
” There is no defense for any country which busts its own economy.”
(And what has Obama been doing to our deficit? Busting our economy at every chance.)
Normally he ran balanced budgets. What he was most opposed to was a massive, permanent increase in federal commitments. He put holding down inflation before social security because he held that price stability was ultimately the only reliable form of social security. He loathed the idea of a welfare state. He was in fact, deeply conservative.
TELL me that doesn’t sound like Donald Trump.
If Ike was alive, he’d be out there calling for arrest of both Hillary and Obama, and he’d be campaigning for Donald Trump.
Eisenhower was not only one of the greatest generals of all time, he left America AND the world a much safer, and richer place.
Thank God he didn’t live to see what they’ve done to the country.
Actually, two subjects today: Let’s start with Obama. Today he announced that due to the fact that Muslims are poor, that’s part of the reason they join ISIL (Obama’s still insists on the NEVER Israel version) He is sending $2 billion to help build some of their infrastructure.
For $2 billion dollars we could fix our electrical grid so that one little ISIS guy could not kill us all. It only takes one a EMP over the center of the country, and voila, it would take out our electrical grid for over three years, and that would kill at least 90 million in the first year.
But obviously, taking care of the ISIS Muslims is much more important. Obama lied when he said that we have nothing to fear from ISIS. They can only kill 50 or 100 at a time. No big deal.
Why, the blacks in Chicago kill more than that in one month! What’s the worry?
Still, Trump is right. Our country is starting to look like a third world nation…and you have to wonder…When did this insanity of taking care of other countries before Americans start?
It started with Truman.
After WWII, the United States had shipped abroad a total of 23,405,978 tons, 44 percent of its foodstuffs, 22 percent industrial equipment, 15 percent clothing, and 11 percent agricultural supplies, the value amounting to $2,768,373,000 to other countries. In all it had provided $9 billion in aid. On top of this there had been the $13 billion spent on the Marshall Plan.
But that was not enough for Truman.
He came up with the “Point Four.” He decided that the world was divided between the “haves” and the “have not” and decided it was up to the United States to not only feed, but give all our industry, and our scientific advances and progress to the whole world. He believed that the people of the United States would gladly go without in order to feed the starving of the world.
I doubt if he asked them.
From A History of the American People.
Truman got Congress to budget $147.9 million and got Westinghouse helped out by licensing foreign manufacturers to use its techniques and processes. They helped them design their plants and trained their operatives. Sears also started teaching industrial techniques and merchandising to the Brazilian and others. By 1953 there were 2,445 US technicians working in 35 foreign countries. engaged in assisting with food production, railroad efficiency , modern mining techniques, public health, central banks and government administration. Point Four was enhance by bilateral aid agreements, and the sums spent by the US government continued to increase throughout the 1950’s and 1960’s.
Much of the aid was wasted. For instance, Africa alone has received over ten trillion dollars in help, but not much to show for it. So, WHY do they keep doing it?
Trump is right: America cannot do this anymore. But our government continues to tax us all to help just about everybody but ourselves.
The second thing is all about the history of Hillary’s health.
She had a stroke, and she probably still has a blood clot. THIS is why she is not being seen much.
No doubt, she is on drugs. And If I were Trump, I’d CERTAINLY bring this up.
DEMAND to see her medical history.
Well…I can’t wait until the “Commander-in-Black-Chief” comes back from his European vacation to lecture America on its racist problems, can you? Especially since it’s mostly his fault we’ve come to this point.
Blacks rioting in the streets. It’s not so bad, said Obama…in the 1960’s it was worse because back then the blacks were REALLY beaten up!” The cops are nicer now..so to Obama, it’s no problem.
What point is that? It’s about the bass, bout the race, no whitey. It’s all about the bass, bout the black race, no whitey.
No whitey is getting pretty tired of turning the other check. In fact, this ‘turn the other cheek’ from the Christian religion sort of loses it’s luster, when you are shot in the back dead.
There is a pattern now of WHY police are killing black people…it’s obvious to most: Whose the most dangerous animal to a cop in America? He’s probably black. The blacks WANT the police to be scared of them—anybody with white skin, whether a cop, or a pizza delivery man, if you come into their neighborhood, you are taking you life in your hands.
Like the Muslim neighborhoods in London, there are many black neighborhoods here that a white person would be scared of ever going.
Talk about racists. The blacks have become, thanks to Obama, the most racist people in America. You will never hear this on the TV, until now of course: It’s hard to deny that Micah Xavier Johnson was NOT a racist…especially when the black Dallas Chief of police calls him one.
Micah Xavier Johnson, a 25 year-old Army reservist who had served a tour of duty in Afghanistan, was photographed wearing a dashiki and holding up his right fist clenched in the Black Power salute. On his Facebook page, Johnson liked pages related to Elijah Muhammad, the Nation of Islam’s deceased founder. And he liked the Black Riders Liberation Party, the New Black Panther Party and the African American Defense League.
The democrats have created the poverty in the cities where blacks live, and they keep them all stupid, tell them that whitey is out to get them, and the only way they can get out of poverty is to sell drugs, or become a basketball player. BOTH parties are guilty for ignoring the problem. But the democrats OWN that poverty. They own it…but the blacks (not all of course) are so STUPID they never see how they are being KEPT stupid, and manipulated, and on the black plantation of hatred.
Simply to keep the democrats in power.
They hand them scholarships to college, and then they drop out, because they simply can’t keep up.
The other day, while I was watching the Congressmen grill F.B.I. Director Comey on TV, there was a black Congresswomen who…had a lot of trouble READING her statement.
She could not even read barely past a 4th grade level, and yet, she was a Congresswomen.
The black family had it better in the 1930’s. (Ask Thomas Sowell.)
On top of that, everybody knows that Obama has been working towards this point since he got into office—flaming at EVERY chance racist hatred of the Whites, and especially the cops, because he wants to nationalize the police. A FEDERAL POLICE STATE. That’s one of his goals. (And the U.N.’s)
So of course, they start with ‘police training.”
The media is nothing now, but the highest form of propaganda:
And on the Huffington Post this headline tonight:
Giuliani Black Parents Need to Teach Their Children To Respect Police
His Shameful MSNBC Appearance
“There’s too much violence in the black community,” he said. “[I]f you want to deal with this on the black side, you’ve got to teach your children to be respectful to the police and you’ve got to teach your children that the real danger to them is not the police; the real danger to them, 99 out of 100 times, 9,900 out of 1,000 times, are other black kids who are gonna kill them. That’s the way they’re gonna die.”
The truth is shameful? (It’s all about the black– bout the black, no whitey.)
Hillary is not going to be elected by her own account. Only fraud can get her elected. There are too many blacks waking up to the knowledge that HEY…I’m ever worse off than I was before. And she’s white. Why should I vote for her?
The administration has been working with these black groups in order to keep on Destroying America…Obama WANTS this race war. Who does it benefit?
Compare Obama to Ben Carson. Alan West, Thomas Sowell, and the many other black successful men that you can think of. Or not.
It’s too depressing.
The only way democrats/Marxists can stay in power is by throwing a good old fashion communist takeover…they are trying to start…a revolution.
And who better to start a black race war than the first black president?
“Whenever those of us who are concerned about failures of the criminal justice system attack police, you are doing a disservice to the cause,” the United States’ first black president told a news conference.
The black lives matter cause, of course…oh they had a peaceful demonstration where 22 cops were hospitalized. It’s okay. Nothing to see here. BLM is an important group.
Tonight I talked to my son…I told him he should register to vote.
“It won’t matter mom, Hillary is going to win no matter what. My vote doesn’t count.”
Sadly, I thought the same way most of my life, and sadly, more than half of me still believes that…but I do know, miracles can happen. We must at least TRY. How can we face ourselves in the mirror if we don’t?
Can the whites stand by and watch the blacks, and Obama destroy the rest of America?
I’m not sure when Obama is going to make this great racist speech, but…by the looks of some of the pictures, and the sheer LACK of any news about his visit, we can all imagine that Obama was not well received…his once every-so-glorious sheen of greatness has fallen down to his skinny little knees. The very FACT that we heard nothing about his visit means, it was a disaster.
Obama’s favorite pastor said this right before the shooting of the Dallas Police: Farrakhan said violent retaliation is the only way for American blacks to “rise up” and overthrow their white oppressors.
Will there be a race war?
Nobody Knows. But, the blacks want the whites to hand over a few states: This from the leader of the Black Panther. (Old friends of Hillary Clinton.)
The end game is land ownership. The endgame is our own government in a nation within a nation. Okay. So we claim the states of Louisiana, we claim the states of Mississippi, we claim the states of South Carolina, we claim the states of Alabama, and we claim the states of Georgia.
Ha ha ha ha…
Good luck with that. But, I don’t think too many of us would mind if we gave them San Francisco.
This isn’t just any other ordinary July 4th, now is it?
I was watching this reading of our Declaration of Independence on this video, and with every liberal actor I saw, I kept remembering how so MANY of them really hate America.
Whoopi has threatened to leave if Donald Trump is elected.
This was recorded in 2009…and it seems, that maybe only Mel Gibson actually thought about what they were saying.
Still, if you ignore the faces, and just listen, it’s amazing that the words could have been written today, with King George Being Obama.
Enjoy, the brilliance of our founders….
And have a GREAT 4th of July!
—This guy is GOOD!
I would have never imagined that you could play the Star Spangled Banner with a gun.
You have to see this…it’s just too much fun…and if for no other reason, to get you in the mood to celebrate our Founders.
I’m not sure how to feel about Muhammad Ali dying, because you see, I was NOT a boxing fan growing up. In fact, the first time I ever heard of the man was only because he got his picture-taking with the Beatles.
All I knew was that he was funny, and a good boxer. And his name was Cassius Clay.
I didn’t watch any of the famous fights. But…Ali was ALWAYS on the news. He was a master promoter of himself, and an entertainer to boot. Later on, with Howard Cosell, they became sort of the Abbot and Costello of the sports world.
But, I’m a baby boomer. And I remember how angry all of America was when Cassias Clay, who was worshipped by most American men, decided to change his name to Muhammad, and join the nation of Islam so that he could get out of the Vietnam War.
At the time, most of us had friends who were drafted, and never came home, or if they did, they come home really messed up.
The thought at the time was: WHAT A COWARD. I mean, Elvis went in for God’s Sake. How can you call yourself the heavyweight champion of the world, but refuse to go and fight?
Well, he didn’t believe in killing people, he said.
To most Americans, he was just another rich man who didn’t have to play by the rules of the rest of us. IF he had just come out and said that he was against the war, and NOT have become a Muslim, we might have respected it.
But…it was almost as if he was trying to find an excuse, and Islam was right there. And he got the blacks to love him for it.
Maybe he made up for it in the later years of his life. I don’t know. After that moment, I just didn’t give him any more thought. He was a great fighter, and obviously a very smart man. He certainly lived his life to the fullest.
And he was AMERICA’s champion! And then, no. He was not. He gave himself to Mecca. America was just the country who helped him achieve his dreams.
But, here’s the problem. The democrats are going to use his death and milk it for all it’s worth. Already I’m hearing how the United States basically did him a GREAT injustice by going after him after he refused to go to war.
Sorry. It was the law, but like most famous and powerful people. Ali didn’t want to play by the law, and so, he didn’t have to.
He was above it. And now, they will use the great “fighter” image to show to all the blacks in America, and they will build him up to be the “peaceful” Muslim, and man of the world, beloved by all, yada, yada, yada. They will use him to promote allowing the ‘peaceful’ Muslims into the Western Countries…but if they ‘fight’ the white man, then Ali would be proud!
What a message.
I don’t think it’s going to work…but the propaganda has already started.
They think that we all have forgotten his treason.
Sorry. Many in America stopped honoring him when he slapped America in the face. Even if he was right about the war…to use Islam as his excuse, and getting away with it, was too much to forget for many of us.
The men who died over there, unlike Ali, had no choice. And THEY were the true great Americans.
Not Ali. He lost that title when he refused to serve. The truth is: Ali didn’t want to risk his life, OR his future earnings.
Later in life, the anger went away as we watch him suffer for MS., but still…to see all this glorification make me want to go on a long camping trip.
Sorry. I’m just not much for making God’s out of men, no matter what they did in life, when the real heroes are the ones who gave their lives for a higher purpose…their country, and freedom.
And there is no freedom in Islam….except when Cassias Clay used it to give himself the freedom of putting himself above other men.
By the way, do you think Ali will get his 72 virgins if he tells Allah he’s the greatest?
We’ll never know.
When we think of the history of the world, and WHY Western Civilization gave us all the inventions that the modern world uses… it’s pretty clear that all our greatest inventions came about through Individualism and the freedom for the individual to be able to develop and prosper without government interference. Real capitalism has advanced the world.
Crony capitalism, is just another name for Fascism, and it only advances the few at the top.
The next election is going to be about whether global fascism takes over with Hillary, or we return to true capitalism, the kind that Donald Trump wants to try to bring back. Trump, clearly wants to bring back the entrepreneurship spirit of America.
I don’t know about you, but I miss having enough money to buy a nice dress at Saks Fifth Avenue instead of looking for bargains at the dollar store.
That’s globalism. You don’t get much to pick from.
Remember Tom Edison? You should every time you turn on a light. There should be an Edison day, but the progressives of the world have deliberately hidden the greatness of Tom Edison, because he showed the greatness of the individual…and what can happen..when great men are allowed to ‘spread their wings” and soar. The world gets richer. Any Rand tried to tell us.
But…she too has been placed on the back shelves of book stores.
A reader sent me this link to another great man who has been completely ignored in all history books. Why? Because he did NOT get government help in any business undertaking he ever did. No wonder many of us have never heard of him.
I certainly had never heard of him before this email…so I share it with you…so like me, you too, can learn and be amazed at the life of James Hill.
Another great American story.
Enjoy! (Thanks to tioga.)
Portions from the article:
Hill was born in the small town of Rockwood in southern Ontario, on September 16, 1838. Because his father died when Hill was young, he had to temporarily forgo formal education to help with family finances. Showing academic ability, however, he received free tuition at Rockwood Academy. Hill later lost an eye to an accidental arrow shot, which prevented him from pursuing the career in medicine that his parents had hoped for.
In 1870, Hill traveled up the Red River to investigate a French and Indian mob that had captured Fort Garry. During that trip and others, Hill saw the region’s rich soil while observing the St. Paul & Pacific’s steady decline. He became convinced that he could make the line profitable by extending it to Fort Garry. When the panic of 1873 put the railroad under receivership, he saw his chance to buy it and other lines in crisis.
Only a year after purchasing the St. Paul & Pacific, Hill decided to extend his railroad to the Pacific.
In 1893, the St. Paul, Minneapolis, & Manitoba reached Puget Sound at Everett, Washington.
Hill continued to expand his railroads in the early 20th century. He bought the Spokane, Portland, & Seattle Railway and added a 165-mile line from Columbia along the Deschutes River to the town of Bend. He also purchased several electric rail lines to compete with the Southern Pacific, and an ocean terminal at the mouth of the Columbia River near Astoria. He had two large steamships that operated between the terminal and San Francisco. This proved to be good competition for the Southern Pacific.
Hill had many other business interests, including coal and iron-ore mining, shipping on the Great Lakes, finance, and milling. A major related interest was farmland conservation. Hill was widely known in his day as a leader in this area. Unlike most environmentalists today, Hill believed that natural resources should be privately owned and locally controlled, although in some cases he believed state-level ownership was justifiable. He considered the federal government too distant to competently manage resources. Indeed, he once criticized the US Forest Service, saying that “The worst scandals of state land misappropriation, and there were many, are insignificant when compared with the record of the nation.”
A 1910 speech to the National Conservation Congress in St. Paul summarizes Hill’s views on government. He remarked,
“Shall we abandon everything to centralized authority, going the way of every lost and ruined government in the history of the world, or meet our personal duty by personal labor through the organs of local self-government, not yet wholly atrophied by disuse…? Shall we permit the continued increase of public expenditure and public debt until capital and credit have suffered in the same conflict that overthrew prosperous and happy nations in the past, or insist upon a return to honest and practical economy?”
He died on May 29, 1916 at the age of 77.
Hill was remarkable because he developed an area that most people thought never could be developed. His railroads made Minnesota and the Dakotas major destinations for huge waves of immigrants. In fact, Hill sent employees to Europe to show slides of western farming in efforts to urge Scotsmen, Englishmen, Norwegians, and Swedes to settle in the Pacific Northwest. As a result, more than six million acres of Montana were settled in two years. And because of Hill, the small town of Seattle, Washington, became a major international shipping port.
Lots of sore losers out there tonight folks…now that Trump will get the Republican nomination.
Mark Levine is so mad, he is developing his own internet TV subscription program. I’m not sure why Mark is doing the internet TV show, but, if you’ve seen Mark Levine on screen…let’s just say, I’d rather watch my favorite weatherman.
Glenn Beck is also dying for a drink. He has put on an extra double chin through this whole ordeal. He refuses to recognize Trump, and insists that Hillary will beat him, and the GOP no longer exists. Glenn already has his own internet TV show…and how’s that going for you Glenn? Maybe you can join up with Levine.
The Bush family will NOT support Trump at all. Boy. Talk about sore losers.
All over the universe, and on some distance planets the call was heard: The wicked witch is dead!
The GOP Party…has been taken over and KILLED by an evil crash-speaking alien with blond hair.
They…literally hate Trump.
And to make matters worse: America loves the guy! More people voted in the Republican primary than any other in history. Can you imagine the blow to all those egos?
Which brings us to this question: WHY did both Cruz AND Kasich drop out today, like hot coals cracking up a solar panel within hours of each other?
Didn’t they BOTH say they were going to keep going until the convention? Didn’t they both repeat that day, after day, after day…”Donald will NEVER get to the number.” Said Cruz. We’re going all the way….
So, what happened?
THE NATIONAL ENQUIRER happened.
An investigative reporter named Wayan Madison did some great research and found out that Ted Cruz…was not exactly telling the truth about his dad:
He found out, that his father once worked for a company owned by George W.H. Bush, and maybe even had ties with the C.I.A….and he produced a picture that raised questions—
A Cuban hired by alleged JFK assassin Lee Harvey Oswald and who bears a striking resemblance to Cruz is seen in an iconic photograph of Oswald and a group of Cubans Oswald hired who were distributing “Hands off Cuba!” pamphlets in New Orleans in the summer of 1963. The photo of Oswald and other Cubans he hired for the Fair Play for Cuba Committee was taken outside the International Trade Mart in New Orleans on August 16, 1963. WMR has been informed by a source that the individual to Oswald’s left is none other than Rafael Cruz. The photograph at the trade mart was favorably compared to a 1954 photograph of Cruz attached to an official Cuban Ministry of Education document.
In 1957, Rafael Cruz, a former salesman for the U.S. intelligence-linked RCA Corporation, left Cuba for the United States. Cruz claims he fought with Castro against the fascist government of Fulgencio Batista but soured on the revolution. However, Cruz left Cuba two years before the Castro revolution.
For one thing, Rafael’s draft card from July 26, 1967 lists his employer as “Geophysics & Computer Service Inc.,” a French-based firm connected to both Schlumberger and Zapata Offshore Company, the former having a since-declassified relationship with the CIA and the latter once run by George H.W. Bush.
There’s more…much more.
Trump just brought up the picture right before Indiana and said:
“You know, his father was with Lee Harvey Oswald prior to Oswald’s being — you know, shot,” Trump told “Fox and Friends” Tuesday. “I mean, the whole thing is ridiculous. What is this?”
Notice: Trump didn’t accuse his dad of involvement with the Kennedy assassination, and more than likely that IS him, but maybe there is nothing more to it than he happened to be with the wrong man at the wrong time in history. But…really? He was hanging around Oswald?
Ted Cruz called Donald Trump “nuts”, he also didn’t deny that it was his father…or maybe he did. Nevertheless, IF the National Enquirer had published a bunch of lies, SURELY Ted Cruz could sue the Enquirer big time, right?
Uh….I hear crickets. That must mean…it’s true.
Rush Limbaugh said that Cruz had decided to drop out BEFORE Trump said anything about his dad. Which puts more emphasis that Ted was told to get out…because of that ‘hit’ piece.
This isn’t about Ted. It’s about the Bushes.
But…could it be, that the lies exposed, and the links to the Bush’s organization and the CIA way back so long ago…would be enough for the Bush family to tell them both to drop out?
Daddy Bush was the head of the CIA…and secrets must be kept. The Bush legacy must be protected at all costs.
To many people, it was believe that the Bushes had two horses in the race…Jeb and Ted. Trump out smarted them all.
One thing is sure: The Bushes have had a hold on the GOP party for decades and the Clintons the democrats. People are tired of them both.
Nobody Knows what really happened, but I don’t think Ted Cruz wanted to drop out, nor did John Kasich.
But…as FDR once said….there are no coincidences in politics. Whoever was funding them.
Today…I saw my brother cry…for the first time.
He’s 65, so you know it’s been a long time coming.
And it was about a man who neither one of use ever knew: Our uncle Robert. I have always known that my father’s oldest brother was killed at sea, but that was it. Lots of men were killed in WWII, but our parents, when they came home from the war, never talked about it. Never. And my father never talked about his older brother except one time, after his stroke, when he was lying in bed in a hospital, I asked him how his nose got broken.
“My older brother broke it. ” he said.
“Why?” I said.
“I don’t know, he just liked to hit me in the nose.” and then he laughed. In fact, Robert, my father’s older brother, broke my dad nose not once, not twice, but three times. They were raised on the streets …poor kids in downtown St. Louis. Back then, fighting was a daily event.
When the war came both my father and his older brother joined because there wasn’t enough money to feed them at home.
But back to the story…my brother said that Robert was in the navy, and worked on a supply ship. He had joined in January, 1942, and wrote a letter to his mother saying, “Don’t worry mom, we won’t see much fighting, I’ll be fine. “ Basically a dear sweet letter from a son to his mother.
Now my brother said, that sometime in March, just a few months later that same year, this American cargo ship that Robert was on, came upon a mighty Japanese warship, which had bigger and longer guns. The cargo ship my uncle was on didn’t have many guns at all, so the Captain of the ship told the men that day. “We can’t beat them…but we CAN sink them.”
Evidently, all the men on board agreed. They would sacrifice their lives to sink the Japanese warship.
And so, the Captain rammed his cargo ship into the Japanese boat and sank it.
It wasn’t really reported in the news. It was just another battle in the universe of many.
My uncle died a hero on that ship, and the thought of all those brave men, fighting to the end…made my brother burst out in tears with pride and sorrow…which of course made me cry.
And then he finished the story.
My grandmother got a box telling her that her son had been killed…but three days later.. She got the letter he wrote in January.
I know my brother wasn’t crying about uncle Robert…not really. Although he is the spit image of him…he looks more like Robert than my dad…but he was crying for the fact that THAT kind of bravery did not make a bit of difference in the America we live in today.
Men are noble, and still sacrifice their labors, their work, their pain, and for what?
Obama is President. OMG. — and the next President might be a maniacal woman, and what the HELL happened? What did all those lives sacrificed and lost for this great American country that we all loved…what the hell was it all for?
My brother and I both, feeling the pain of our country dying. Our father’s generation…gone.
John Wayne is dead. They want to replace him with some fluffy pajama boy.
And I can’t think of a line to end this with except to say-…I couldn’t love my brother more than I did tonight.