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Perhaps the fact that we have seen millions voting themselves into complete dependence on a tyrant has made our generation understand that to choose one’s government is not necessarily to secure freedom.— Friedrich August von Hayek
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Category Archives: Editorial
20 May 1639 – Dorchester, Mass., formed the 1st school funded by local taxes. 1774 – The British Parliament passed the Coercive Acts to punish the colonists for their increasingly anti-British behavior. The acts closed the port of Boston. [see … Continue reading
19 May 1643 – Delegates from four New England colonies, Massachusetts Bay, Plymouth, Connecticut and New Harbor, met in Boston to form a confederation: the United Colonies of New England. 1796 – A game protection law was passed by Congress … Continue reading
What is Armed Forces Day and why do we celebrate it. Armed Forces Day was made possible by President Harry S. Truman, at the time each branch of the service individually celebrated their own day such as Marine … Continue reading
18 May 1631 – English colony of Massachusetts Bay granted Puritans voting rights and John Winthrop was elected 1st governor of Massachusetts. 1775 – Benedict Arnold captures British sloop and renames her Enterprise, first of many famous ships with that … Continue reading
17 May 1673 – Louis Joliet and Jacques Marquette began exploring the Mississippi. 1733 – England passed the Molasses Act, putting high tariffs on rum and molasses imported to the colonies from a country other than British possessions. 1864 – … Continue reading
16 May 1846 – Eleven cutters were assigned to cooperate with Army and Navy in the Mexican War. USRCs McLane, Legare, Woodbury, Ewing, Forward, and Van Buren were assigned to the Army. USRCs Wolcott, Bibb, Morris, and Polk were assigned … Continue reading
15 May 1820 – The US Congress designated the slave trade as a form of piracy. 1862 – General Benjamin F. (“Beast”) Butler decreed “Woman Order,” that all captured women in New Orleans were to be his whores. 1862 – … Continue reading
The Voice of Freedom and Warning The Obama Administration: A Systemic Failure on Terrorism and Transparency When Barak Hussein Obama was campaigning for President in 2008 part of his campaign promise rhetoric was that his … Continue reading
14 May 1787 – Delegates began gathering in Philadelphia for a convention to draw up the U.S. Constitution. 1801 – Tripoli declares war against the United States 1812 – The Ordnance Department was established by act of Congress. During the … Continue reading
13 May 1801 – Tripoli declares war against the United States 1828 – US passed the Tariff of Abominations. 1836 – U.S. Exploring Expedition authorized to conduct exploration of Pacific Ocean and South Seas, first major scientific expedition overseas. LT … Continue reading