Lexington & Concord (1775)
After reviewing eyewitness accounts of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the Massachusetts Provincial Congress summarized events in an address to the citizens of Great Britain:
“By the clearest depositions… it will appear, that, on the night preceding the 19th of April… a body of the king's troops, under command of colonel Smith, were secretly landed at Cambridge, with an apparent design to take or destroy the military and other stores, provided for the defense of this colony… at Concord[.] …the town of Lexington… was alarmed, and a company of the inhabitants mustered on the occasion[.] …the regular troops, on their way to Concord, marched into… Lexington, and… on their approach, [the inhabitants] began to disperse[.] …the regulars [however] rushed on with great violence, and… continued their fire until those of the said company, who were neither killed nor wounded, had made their escape[.] …colonel Smith, with the detachment, then marched to Concord, where a number of provincials [Minute Men] were again fired on by the troops… before any of the provincials fired on them; and that these hostile measures of the troops produced an engagement that lasted through the day…
To give a particular account of the ravages of the troops, as they retreated from Concord to Charles Town, would be very difficult, if not impracticable; let it suffice to say, that a great number of the houses on the road were plundered, and rendered unfit for use; several were burnt; women in child-bed were driven by the soldiery naked into the streets; old men, peaceably in their houses, were shot dead, and such scenes exhibited, as would disgrace the annals of the most uncivilized nations.” Massachusetts Provincial Congress, To the Inhabitants of Great Britain, April 26, 1775
James Still (Apr 2015), JamesStill@RetraceOurSteps.com
“… it being of the greatest importance, that an early, true, and authentic account of this inhuman proceeding should be known to you, the congress of this colony… think it proper to address you on this alarming occasion.” Massachusetts Provincial Congress, To the Inhabitants of Great Britain, April 26, 1775
Dr. Carl Goldberg was our Special Guest Speaker on "The Ideology of Islam: "WHAT NON-MOSLEMS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ISLAM, AND WHY"
He answered these questions for me:
1. Why are the "peaceful" Moslems not speaking and acting out against the violence & atrocities?
2. Why we are failing, and will always fail, in bringing democracy, or Nation Building, to the Islamic countries?
3. Why do we have to be at war against Islam?
4. Why must we do everything we must to prevent Iran, & any Islamic leader, from having any nuclear weaponry?
We all know about violent religious bigotry, hatred, virulent anti-Semitism, persecution of Christians, abuse of women, honor killings, mass murder and the most vicious, sadistic cruelty -- all coming out of the world of Islam and perpetrated by religious Moslems in the name of Islam. The doctrines of Islam tell us why this is happening.
Dr. Goldberg quoted directly from the Koran/Qua'ran, writings of Mohammed & Islamic Religious Authorities.
First, Islam is an Ideology, not a religion. Moslems come in all degrees of adherence to Islamic Doctrines from violent to only casually, or non, practicing Moslems - but they all believe in the dictates of the Koran. There is both violent Jihad, that we see on the news, and stealth Jihad, The Moslem Brotherhood, CAIR, etc. Their goal is the same - to eradicate or to convert all non-Moslems and to establish the Caliphate or Ummah worldwide. That means us.
The full video of Dr Goldberg's presentation will be posted here soon.
Todd Starnes, American Dispatch January 29, 2015
A snowstorm in the South is about as rare as a glass of unsweetened tea at a church supper. Folks around Birmingham, Ala. weren’t all that worried though. The storm was only supposed to dust the city – not even enough powder for a Southern snowman.
So when the first snowflakes began to fall, no one paid all that much attention. But then, the flakes kept falling. Before too long folks in places like Hoover and Inverness realized it was much more than a dusting. By that point, it was too late for anyone to do anything.
Icy interstates and highways soon became clogged with cars and trucks. Thousands of motorists soon found themselves stranded with nowhere to go – including many stuck on Highway 280.
Chick-fil-A had a captive crowd of hungry customers. So why did they give away their food?
But a good number of those stranded motorists were able to find shelter in the storm thanks to the kindness and generosity of Chick-fil-A restaurant employees
Nicholas Kristof, NYT, March 11, 2015
Fifty years ago this month, Democrats made a historic mistake.
Daniel Patrick Moynihan, at the time a federal official, wrote a famous report in March 1965 on family breakdown among African-Americans. He argued presciently and powerfully that the rise of single-parent households would make poverty more intractable.
“The fundamental problem,” Moynihan wrote, is family breakdown.
It’s that time of year again, tax time! I don’t mean when we prepare our income tax returns, although it is that. I mean it is the time of year in Arizona when state and local governments prepare their budgets and look for ways to increase your taxes. Because I was on the Scottsdale City Council for 12+ years I am going to focus on the current tax issues facing Scottsdale city government.
I believe that most Arizonans are willing to pay their fair share of taxes to fund critical government services. But they don’t want their tax dollars wasted on special interest handouts, and they don’t want to fund government functions that are not necessary. And, of course, they want what government functions they do fund conducted as efficiently as possible.
In Scottsdale we have problems in all three of these areas. The defeated 2013 bond packages contained projects for flood control to benefit developers and a parking garage to benefit bar owners. We give $4.5M/year of your tax dollars to
Scottsdale, AZ – Alex Meluskey today announced he will be running for United States Senate in 2016.
“I am running for the United Sates Senate here in Arizona because as a citizen I am gravely concerned with the lack of direction, lack of principles and lack of citizen representation in our country. I am in a unique position which enables me to shift my business interests into the hands of others focusing my energies on giving others like me a voice I feel we do not have. I see too few leaders in Washington standing up for the people. The people deserve leaders who will be direct with where they stand on issues and what they plan to do. After that, the leaders must be accountable to their promises. I will be direct, I will be honest and I will be accountable to the people for my promises.”
Former Arizona State Legislator Lori Klein is endorsing Mr. Meluskey for United States Senate in 2016
“I am honored to be one of the first Arizonans endorsing a run for U.S. Senate by Alex Meluskey. Alex is the State Director of Arizonans for Fair Tax, which I started back in 2000. Alex is a man of integrity, vision and embraces our founder’s views of
His proposed resolution would upend the Constitution’s national-defense framework.
by Andrew C. McCarthy, NRO, February 14, 2015
On Wednesday, President Obama proposed for Congress’s consideration an authorization for the use of military force (AUMF) against the Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL). The jihadists are already being fought — albeit not nearly vigorously enough — under existing AUMFs. So Obama’s proposal, which would gratuitously repeal one of the prior AUMFs, is unnecessary. It is, in addition, so pathetic a concoction of lawlessness and aimlessness that, in a healthier political climate, Congress would not give it the time of day.
The document defies the reality of war. Phrased as a license for the “limited” use of force, it suggests that lawmakers should delegitimize combat even as they authorize it. The president would have Congress