Support Your Local Representative ~ Where the Cat Claws Meet the Road I want to take you through a scenario… In this scenario I want you to imagine that you are an elected legislator, a congressional representative. I know, I know, shudder the thought! Let’s discuss a bill so absurd that even our current class of elected officials wouldn’t think to put on the table. So, let’s get right to it. You are Representative Wobblyboots. Idealistic colleagues on your side of the aisle have submitted a bill to eliminate the regulation of feline claw length. After all, how could anyone be so cruel toward those cute little bundles of love? Meanwhile, those on the other […]
Sampling the Poems of America’s First Female Poet Anne Bradstreet is considered to be America’s First Female Poet and among the first American Poets of record. Her works were largely kept hidden, given the nature of Puritan life at that time (See TFP website article, The Tenth Muse, by Jonathan Henderson.) and were initially panned by critics, who did not understand the Puritan ways or her style. Her brother-in-law took her earlier writings to England for publication as The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung Up in America, perhaps unknown to her, where they were published in 1650 and met with much approval. In 1658, her book was listed in the list of Most Vendible Books in […]
The Founding of the First Government of the United States…a Timeline. The Founding of The United States of America did not begin with a single event. Our Founding was prompted by a series of events that spanned decades. The Experience of Our Founders Founding Fathers and Mothers of the U.S.A. were learned citizens with great knowledge of European governance and considerable experience with self-government before the writing of the Constitution. Perhaps more importantly, the Founders were grounded in a knowledge of humankind and the forces of both good and bad government. Their combined experiences and knowledge and human truths, along with the well-documented strong grounding in their faiths, coupled with the trials handled as […]
Gary Sinise Foundation ~ Marking Pearl Harbor’s 75th Anniversary Looking Back In the early hours of December 7th, 1941, Japanese fighter planes attacked the U. S. naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. In just two hours, more than 2000 American soldiers, sailors and civilians died and another 1000 were wounded and 20 American naval vessels and more than 300 airplanes. Following the assault, President Franklin D. Roosevelt asked Congress to declare war on Japan and, more than two years into the conflict, America had finally entered World War II. What followed that early morning attack on Pearl Harbor has gone down in history as a valiant fight by our military heroes stationed at Pearl […]
The Constitution and Founding Resources Consistently reliable resources for information about the Founding of the United States and the U. S. Constitution can be difficult to find. In particular, if you seek reliable interpretation of the Constitution in keeping with the original intent, those resources can be more difficult to find. Dedicated to the Founding Principles and the U. S. Constitution The Founding Project seeks good sources for our members to use when exploring our nation’s laws and documents. With that purpose in mind, outlined in this article are some good resources for our members to use, when your needs go beyond those offered on our website. The Library of Congress The most simple […]
Safety and Weapons from History’s Perspective When considering private citizens and weapons, our Founding Fathers (and Founding Mothers) could not have been more clear in their emphasis on several key ingredients to a solid, successful and free nation. They distinctly prized Individual Rights and the accompanying Freedom that comes with those Rights. They were firm in their belief that only a sound and moral citizenry could support real freedom. They placed faith, family and home high as priorities to support. Our Founders risked their lives and some lost their lives to support their freedom and be able to hand that freedom down to their children. Part of the Freedom they cherished included the ability to […]
Everyone knows that ONE person… The solitary figure refusing to salute a tyrant… The exhausted priest carrying yet another person to safety from the terrorist’s rubble, before he too loses his life to the attack… The nurse rescuing soldiers from enemy fire… The mom working three jobs, but still finding the energy to take her young sons and their friends to the library every Saturday and teaching them to read… The grandfather organizing the effort to create a park with a ball diamond for his grandchildren and neighborhood kids… The power of ONE. One person who touches lives and makes a difference. Mark tired of hearing our Military publicly demeaned, so he wrote and recorded […]
The Civics Education Video Series by The Founding Project featuring Kim S. Anderson Civics Education for all ages is the objective of this video series. Video Host, Kim Anderson, takes our members through the Alpha Omega Publishing Civics Education Program in bite-size doses geared to busy adults and parents. Just as appropriate for adults as it is for junior high through high school students, Civics for All Ages, offers quick lessons in an enjoyable format with a charming host. Anderson tosses in a side of sports with her “shout-outs” to the varying teams represented with the sports theme hats she wears for each episode. But, you also get easy-to-follow lessons that can be viewed in […]
…If you do not know The U. S. Constitution, you cannot protect your Freedom.
…You cannot influence government with your vote, if you do not know how government works.