Category Archives: US History

The left’s new W.I.C.* program

*Women in combat   I read last night the inspiring story of how a phalanx of Spartan hoplite women held off Xerxes the Persian at Thermopylae.  Then, I studied the famous Female Cohorts of Rome, who, outnumbered three-to-one, fought Hannibal Barca and the Carthaginians at Trebbia.  Later, I read about how a regiment of 800 Wisconsin women stormed Island No.10 during the Civil War.  Next, I read about how two battalions of French women dislodged a reinforced German machine gun nest during the Battle of the Marne in World War 1.  Then, I was impressed as all-get-out by that fabulous tale of the all-female squadron of B-29s that firebombed Yokohama in the summer of 1945.  But the most inspiring story, truly highlighting the incredible combat prowess of women, detailed the two companies, comprising about 180 women Marines, who held off two regiments of Chinese Communists at the Read more

‘Recall’ Reality

Recalls in American politics are a rarity. In fact, just getting an elected officials’ name on a recall ballot is as about as unlikely as the Phillies’ chances of only winning twenty games for this upcoming 2011 season. Thus, it must follow then, that if history and logic are juxtaposed, the angry partisan crowds in Wisconsin, hell-bent on recalling their most despised state senators, need to realize that minus divine intervention and odds as bleak as those offered on the back of a PowerBall ticket, must heretofore zero-in on recent political history. These contemptuous, yet righteous souls, should read the following statistics on successful recalls that occurred throughout U.S. history. Click here for the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal online article.

Who Said It?

Who Said It?  Two quotes, from two different men.  The answers are revealed within the comments, with the number after the quote representing the comment number containing the name of the person to whom the quote belongs. The legitimate object of government is to do for a community of people whatever they need to have done, but cannot do at all, or cannot so well do, for themselves - in their seperate, and individual capacities.  In all that the people can individually do as well for themselves, government ought not to interfere. (1) (the Republicans')...goal is not political power for its own sake, but to advance the good of 163 million Americans.  To that end, we are dedicated to the maximum of individual freedom, fostered by a government desiring not to dominate but only to serve - a government kept close to the hearthsides of America - a government liberal in dealing with the human Read more