No, Revisionists, Thanksgiving is not a Day of Mourning

No, Revisionists, Thanksgiving is not a Day of Mourning by David Barton Just before Thanksgiving, I discussed the origins of the holiday on Glenn Beck’s show The Vault.[1] I understand the program has been used profitably by teachers throughout America. After a college professor showed the episode to a class, a student sent him eleven [...]

By |2018-11-20T08:14:27+00:00November 20th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Issues and Articles, Library|0 Comments

Discovering Columbus

Columbus on Trial For over 500 year Christopher Columbus enjoyed a seat in the pantheon of American history. Being the discovery of the New World came with well earned advantages. During the early days of our nation books, poems, and statues were made celebrating the man and his mission. Cities were named in his [...]

By |2018-11-19T08:13:20+00:00November 19th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Issues and Articles, Library|Comments Off on Discovering Columbus

No Noble Savage: The World Columbus Found

All arguments making Christopher Columbus a villain comparable with Adolf Hitler[i] or Saddam Hussain [ii] start with the premise that the world he discovered was populated by peaceful inhabitants who lived in a golden age. It was only with the introduction of the white man, critics claim, that this paradise was destroyed by the tyrannical [...]

By |2018-10-15T06:52:17+00:00October 15th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Issues and Articles, Library|Comments Off on No Noble Savage: The World Columbus Found

Columbus and Sex Slavery

I have now reached that point, that there is no man so vile but thinks it his right to insult me. The day will come when the world will reckon it a virtue to him who has not given his consent to their abuse.[i] Columbus wrote these words off the coast of Spain, bound in [...]

By |2018-10-10T12:00:23+00:00October 10th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Issues and Articles, Library|Comments Off on Columbus and Sex Slavery

BARTON: Telling the Truth about Moses

Telling the Truth about Moses By David Barton The Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) is currently making revisions in the state’s Social Studies standards. This governs what will be included in textbooks, and thus what will be taught in the classroom. This has set the Texas Freedom Network (TFN), a frequent critic of the [...]

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Christmas With the Presidents

Christmas with the Presidents 1The White House observance of Christmas before the twentieth century was not an official event. First families decorated the house modestly with greens and privately celebrated the Yuletide with family and friends. Christmas in Early America: the Pilgrims and Puritans of New England found no Biblical precedent for a public celebration [...]

By |2017-12-29T11:09:02+00:00December 21st, 2017|Categories: Issues and Articles, Library|0 Comments

Pearl Harbor Day

Seventy-six years ago today, on December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor was treacherously attacked by the Japanese, killing more than 2,000. This date was described by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt as “a date which will live in infamy.” It was the worst naval disaster in American history, and brought declarations of war by Japan, Germany, and [...]

By |2017-12-22T10:58:03+00:00December 21st, 2017|Categories: Issues and Articles, Library|0 Comments

Church in the U.S. Capitol

Many people are surprised to learn that the United States Capitol regularly served as a church building; a practice that began even before Congress officially moved into the building and lasted until well after the Civil War. Below is a brief history of the Capitol's use as a church, and some of the prominent individuals [...]

By |2017-12-06T06:23:03+00:00December 6th, 2017|Categories: Featured, Issues and Articles, Library|0 Comments

Benjamin Rush Dream about John Adams and Thomas Jefferson

The Dream of Dr. Benjamin Rush & God’s Hand in Reconciling John Adams and Thomas Jefferson One of the more bitter aspects of the retirement of John Adams from the presidency in 1800 was the fact that several of those with whom he had early co-labored during the Revolution had become his fervent adversaries. This [...]

By |2018-06-01T14:27:18+00:00October 27th, 2017|Categories: Issues and Articles, Library|0 Comments

Yorktown Mortar Shell

Throughout the War for Independence, from the Siege of Boston to the Battle of Yorktown, artillery played a decisive role in securing America’s freedom. Starting on September 28th and ending with British capitulation on October 19th, the Battle of Yorktown was the last major military engagement of the war. Commanders for the Allied land forces [...]

By |2017-10-06T15:09:11+00:00October 6th, 2017|Categories: Issues and Articles|0 Comments