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U.S. History and the Barbary Pirates

America's first war against Islamic terrorists At the height of the 18th century, Muslim pirates (the "Barbary Pirates") were the terror of the Mediterranean and a large area of the North Atlantic. They attacked every ship in sightand held the crews for exorbitant ransoms. Those taken hostage were subjected to barbaric treatment and wrote heart-breaking letters home, begging their government and family members to pay whatever their Mohammedan captors demanded.

Some Memorial Day History

Memorial Day History Memorial Day is a day that has been designated to remember those who have sacrificed their lives to help us maintain our freedoms. The day traditionally has been one that is observed with families and friends visiting cemeteries and memorials to pay homage to their loved ones. It is unfortunate that our younger generations, for the most part, are not taught the history of this holiday. Do You? Let’s find out.

Universal Background Checks - The Real Story

Universal Background Checks One of the big pushes by those in power that want to control us all (specifically the anti-gun crowd) is for "Universal Background Checks". Although a lot of people are agreeing with this course of action, I don’t think they have thought this all the way through.

Because they haven’t figured out how to get rid of the Second Amendment or getting Congress to pass a universal background check law, the Obama administration's is trying to accomplish the same thing by issuing regulations. These proposed regulations -- mandating the government collection of data on ALL lawful gun buyers and sellers -- amounts to the same thing as universal gun registration and gun owner licensing without having to go through Congress. The fact that this gun ban agenda and this universal background check system are unconstitutional regulatory schemes makes no difference to them.

How the Grandfather Clock Got Its Name

My Grandfather's Clock Originally called a longcase clock (also tall-case or floor clock), it is a tall, freestanding, weight-driven pendulum clock with the pendulum held inside the tower. The cases often feature elaborately carved ornamentation surrounding the clock face. The English clockmaker William Clement is credited with the development of this clock form in 1670.

Until the early 20th century, pendulum clocks were the world's most accurate timekeeping technology, and longcase clocks, due to their superior accuracy, served as time standards for households and businesses. Today they are kept mainly for their decorative and antique value.

Destroying the Electoral College

Forcing a Constitutional Convention For several years now, there have been a group of people in this country calling for a Constitutional Convention for a variety of reasons. Some want to pass an amendment to force term limits on Congress. Others want a balanced budget amendment. And then are those who want to get rid of the Electoral College.

Since getting enough states to agree on convening a Constitutional Convention is nearly impossible, the National Popular Vote crowd is trying to get around that obstacle by changing how states choose delegates to the Electoral College. But is this a good idea?

American Exceptionalism and Conservatism Revisited

American exceptionalism and conservatism by Sen. Ben Sasse One of the speakers this week at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) was Senator Ben Sasse, (R-Nebraska). Sassy is one of the Senate's most conservative voices since he took office in 2015 and used his speech to give a history lesson on the American exceptionalism and conservatism that were instilled by our founding fathers.

Believing the country is in a time of constitutional crisis, he stressed the need to put the American ideals ahead of political affiliations and personal policy views.

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