America needs more “Statesmen” and fewer “Politicians”

"Commentary" "American History" America is in desperate need of more statesmen and fewer politicians. The midterm elections are upon us. We have important choices to make. Will we elect more statesmen or more politicians? Statesmen versus Politicians Politicians know how to get elected. Statesmen know how to govern. Politicians think of the next election. Statesmen … Continue reading America needs more “Statesmen” and fewer “Politicians”

The Divine Birth of the American Nation – Happy July 4th!

In Honor of July 4th - Independence Day The founding of this great nation is miraculous and inspiring. The founding fathers and mothers were convinced that America gained its freedom and independence by “Divine Providence.” The British Empire: The Largest, Most Power Empire in History At the time of the Declaration of Independence, there was … Continue reading The Divine Birth of the American Nation – Happy July 4th!

“Founding Enemies” (Pt 1/4) – Thomas Paine versus George Washington

We assume that all Founders were life long friends. Wrong! The Founding Fathers were brilliant, outspoken men, with strong opinions. They disagreed on just about everything.  Not surprisingly, many of these men became "Founding Enemies." The Key Founding Fathers: How Many Can You Name? It was a miracle that these “demigods” (Jefferson’s description) came together … Continue reading “Founding Enemies” (Pt 1/4) – Thomas Paine versus George Washington

In Honor of Veteran’s Day: President James Madison and the Little Known War of 1812

(Veterans Day: 11/11/11. 11th hour, 11th day, 11th month - 11:00 am, November 11th, end of World War I) The Buildup to War: Kidnapping Our Sailors In their war with each other, both France and England started interfering with American shipping. Fighting against Napoleon’s navy, Britain suffered a shortage of sailors. The British started boarding American ships … Continue reading In Honor of Veteran’s Day: President James Madison and the Little Known War of 1812

Ingenious James Madison and the Birth of the Constitution

There is a serious lack of education and understanding about the inspiring founding of the United States. Most American's don't even know that James Madison is the "Father of the Constitution" and "Father of the Bill of Rights." Thomas Jefferson, the "Father of the Declaration of Independence," proclaimed: "If a nation expects to be ignorant … Continue reading Ingenious James Madison and the Birth of the Constitution

Amazing Women Continental Army Camp Followers

We regularly remember and honor the founding fathers.  But what about the founding mothers? One reason for our neglect is that most histories are written by and for men.     We recognize Betsy Ross for her “womanly sewing skills,” but why isn’t there a “Mother of the Country.” Why isn’t there a “Mother of the Revolution?”   The … Continue reading Amazing Women Continental Army Camp Followers