My Name is America

Once in a while, a song comes along that just makes you feel good Every once in a while, a song comes along that just makes you feel good.

We though we would share one with you.......[GO]

The 'Fix' is Worse Than The Problem

Ruining the money system In the early 4th century AD, the Roman Empire was undergoing a tremendous turmoil, including plague, barbarian invasions, deep recession, civil wars, coups, etc. They only had themselves to blame. Most of this had been brought on by Rome's utterly dismal economic condition.

The government simply did not have enough money to sustain its operations, let alone pay for all the generous welfare programs needed to placate the population. (Sound familiar?)

The Tomb of The Unknown Soldier

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier On Jeopardy recently, the final question was "How many steps does the guard take during his walk across the tomb of the Unknowns?" All three contestants missed it! So I decided to do a little research. It is really interesting and something they don't teach in school anymore. Here's a bit of true American history:
  • So, how many steps does the guard take during his walk across the tomb of the Unknowns and why?
  • 21 steps. It alludes to the twenty-one gun salute, which is the highest honor given any military or foreign dignitary.

The True Story of Rudolph

A man named Bob May, depressed and brokenhearted, stared out his drafty apartment window into the chilling December night. His 4-year-old daughter Barbara sat on his lap quietly sobbing. Bob's wife, Evelyn, was dying of cancer.

Little Barbara couldn't understand why her mommy could never come home. Barbara looked up into her dad's eyes and asked, "Why isn't Mommy just like everybody else's Mommy?" Bob's jaw tightened and his eyes welled with tears. Her question brought waves of grief, but also of anger. It had been the story of Bob's life.

The Boston Tea Party

The history behind the Boston Tea Party On December 16th in 1773, dozens of men dumped 342 chests of tea from 3 ships into the water. But what a lot of people don't realize is that it started with bankers.

In 1771, London banker Alexander Fordyce of the banking house Neal, James, Fordyce and Down thought himself infallible. Fordyce had made a fortune as a speculator, and he enjoyed his opulent wealth. He held magnificent estates in Surrey, Roehampton, and Scotland, and once blew 14,000 pounds (several million dollars today) running for parliament.

More Bureaucratic Rules to Drag Down The Economy

More bureaucratic rules for US businesses It seems that President Obama's bureaucracies are not content with the damage the massive "fourth branch" of government has already done to the U.S. economy. They are now ready to dump another $1.8 trillion worth of regulatory costs on businesses and industry.

I found this little nugget in Fox News:

The History of Sumptary Laws

Lessons learned from Monarchs Just over 400-years ago, 13 conspirators were caught trying to assassinate King James I of England and blow up the House of Lords in what became known as the Gunpowder Treason. In fact, they made a move about it called V for Vendetta. Guy Fawkes was found underneath the House of Lords with three dozen barrels of gunpowder... and to this day, his effigy is still burned annually in commemoration of the event.

Fundamentally, the Gunpowder Treason was about the fight for freedom.

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