George A. Sprecace M.D.,
J.D., F.A.C.P. and Allergy
Associates of New
RESPONSE (Archives)...Daily Commentary on News of the Day
This is a new
section. It will
quick reactions by myself to news and events of the day, day by day, in
this rapid-fire world of ours. Of course, as in military
a rapid response in one direction may occasionally have to be followed
by a "strategic withdrawal" in another direction. Charge that
"the fog of war", and to the necessary flexibility any mental or
campaign must maintain to be effective. But the mission will
be the same: common sense, based upon facts and "real politick",
by a visceral sense of Justice and a commitment to be
That's all I promise.
to return to the current Rapid Response list
THURSDAY through SUNDAY, July 28 through 31,
WEDNESDAY, July 27,
THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY "LOVE FEST ".
expect political conventions to require "suspension of credulity" in
order to just enjoy the spectacle...if that's your thing.
level of hypocracy demonstrated by the DNC and its headliners this week
is clearly revealed in Cal Thomas' recent column:
"WIKILEAKS OUTS DNC AND ITS HYPOCRACY", in The Day Friday, July 29, Opinion, pA6.
Now aren't you glad you went to bed? I am.
again: Anybody but Bonnie and Clyde. And there's much more to Donald
Trump than you will ever read or hear about in the main Media.
This movie gets all "A's" from me. And I believe that it is also Academy Award material in several categories.
only minor criticism I might offer is that the demolition derby toward
the end of the film is a bit too long. Perhaps the price for scrap
metal is was peaking when the film was being made.
TUESDAY, July 26,
MONDAY, July 25,
WHETHER YOU ARE CATHOLIC OR CHRISTIAN OR JEWISH PRO-LIFE, IT'S DECISION TIME.
SUNDAY, July 24,
ABOUT CHINA: ALWAYS ON POINT.
SATURDAY, July 23,
Heavens to Murgatroyd!
Would you believe the email spell checker did not recognize the word murgatroyd?
Lost Words from our childhood:
gone as fast as the buggy whip! Sad really! The other day a not so
elderly (65) lady said something to her son about driving a Jalopy and
he looked at her quizzically and said what the heck is a Jalopy? OMG
(new phrase!) he never heard of the word jalopy!!
So they went to the computer and pulled up a picture from the movie "The Grapes of Wrath." Now that was a Jalopy!
She knew she was old but not that old...
I hope you are Hunky dory after you read this and chuckle...
*WORDS AND PHRASES REMIND US OF THE WAY WE WORD*
by Richard Lederer
a month ago, I illuminated some old expressions that have become
obsolete because of the inexorable march of technology. These phrases
included "Don't touch that dial," "Carbon copy," "You sound like a
broken record" and "Hung out to dry." A bevy of readers have asked me
to shine light on more faded words and expressions, and I am happy to
Back in the olden days we had a lot of moxie. We'd put on our best bib and tucker and straighten up and fly right.
We'd cut a rug in some juke joint and then go necking and petting and
smooching and spooning and billing and cooing and pitching woo in hot
rods and jalopies in some passion pit or lovers lane.
Heavens to Betsy! Gee whillikers! Jumping Jehoshaphat!
were in like Flynn and living the life of Riley, and even a regular guy
couldn't accuse us of being a knucklehead, a nincompoop or a pill. Not
for all the tea in China!
Back in the olden days, life used to be swell, but when's the last time anything was swell?
has gone the way of beehives, pageboys and the D.A.; of spats,
knickers, fedoras, poodle skirts, saddle shoes and pedal pushers.
Oh, my aching back. Kilroy was here, but he isn't anymore.
Washington Irving's Rip Van Winkle and Kurt Vonnegut's Billy Pilgrim,
we have become unstuck in time. We wake up from what surely has been
just a short nap, and before we can say, I'll be a monkey's uncle! or
This is a fine kettle of fish! We discover that the words we grew up
with, the words that seemed omnipresent as oxygen, have vanished with
scarcely a notice from our tongues and our pens and our keyboards.
poof, poof go the words of our youth, the words we've left behind. We
blink, and they're gone, evanesced from the landscape and words cape of
our perception, like Mickey Mouse wristwatches, hula hoops, skate keys,
candy cigarettes, little wax bottles of colored sugar water and an
organ grinders monkey.
Where have all those phrases gone? Long time passing. Where have all those phrases gone?
Long time ago: Pshaw.
The milkman did it.
Think about the starving Armenians.
Bigger than a bread box.
Banned in Boston.
The very idea!
It's your nickel.
Don't forget to pull the chain.
Knee high to a grasshopper.
You look like the wreck of the Hesperus.
Going like sixty.
I'll see you in the funny papers.
Don't take any wooden nickels.
Heavens to Murgatroyd!
And awa-a-ay we go!
Oh, my stars and garters!
The Katz Pajamas
It turns out there are more of these lost words and expressions than Carter had liver pills.
can be disturbing stuff, this winking out of the words of our youth,
these words that lodge in our heart's deep core. But just as one never
steps into the same river twice, one cannot step into the same language
Even as one enters, words are swept downstream into the past, forever making a different river.
of a certain age have been blessed to live in changeful times. For a
child each new word is like a shiny toy, a toy that has no age. We at
the other end of the chronological arc have the advantage of
remembering there are words that once did not exist and there were
words that once strutted their hour upon the earthly stage and now are
heard no more, except in our collective memory. It's one of the
greatest advantages of aging. We can have archaic and eat it, too.
See ya later, alligator
This was first published in May, 2016 after the field of Republican presidential hopefuls had been whittled down to just a few.
HONESTLY, WHY WOULD ANYONE VOTE FOR TRUMP?
few days ago someone I don’t know asked this question on … Facebook and
a mutual friend (knowing I am a Trump supporter), tagged me and asked
me to answer the question. Here was my reply:
I am a
Trump supporter for several reasons. I believe that our country is at a
critical tipping point and we don’t have another presidential term to
figure this out.
Health care costs are out of control, our labor
participation rate is at a 50 year low, we have no borders, jobs are
leaving by the thousands, the debt service on our national debt is
nearing a point we cannot pay it.
The average person hasn’t had
an increase in pay in 12 years. Over half the black men in our country
are out of work. We are more divided than I can ever remember and I’m
60 years old. We are at the brink of losing our country.
of that we spend money we don’t have fighting wars we shouldn’t be in,
and cannot win. We pay over a hundred other countries billions of
dollars a year and our military are the policemen for the world. We
must fix this mess ASAP.
Now, before I give you my reasons, I
need to share my perspective. I am an evangelical Christian but I don’t
believe it is the role of government to legislate morality. I am a
service connected disabled veteran having served in the US Army as a
I started my second career as an auto mechanic and
worked my way up to owning 12 auto repair franchises. I then sold them
and began a new career in real estate, building my own company to over
Then in 2003 I invented a technology that put me on
CNN and I began selling that software to real estate agents
internationally. I’ve written 14 books, thousands of trade articles and
have trained over 1,000,000 real estate agents in specific professional
I’ve employed over a thousand people during that time, and until a month ago have been a registered democrat.
Okay, now that you know where I’m coming from, here are my reasons:
his resume. Of everyone running for president, Trump is the only one
who has ever employed anyone. He is the only one who has any experience
in international trade. He is the only one who understands the impact
of our tax laws and government regulation on companies and jobs.
has made a fortune turning around failed companies. He’s worked
complicated deals all over the world, negotiating with governments,
labor unions, and international financiers. These skills are not
learned overnight and we don’t have time for another life-long
politician and attorney to get up to speed.
Second is his
character. He is tough as nails. His children are pretty awesome. You
can tell a lot about somebody by their kids. He is brutally honest as
opposed to being politically correct. His employees and his
ex-employees have nothing but praise for him. Even his ex-wives have
nothing bad to say about him. Check it out.
Third is his
success. He has built hundreds of successful businesses. One of his
companies declared bankruptcy (chapter 11 or reorganization) four
separate times before ultimately saving the company. All creditors were
paid and jobs were saved. Bottom line is he is just a very good
Fourth is that he is a great negotiator. In fact,
he wrote the book on negotiation — The Art of the Deal, an
international best-seller. If we are to save this country we need
someone who can work with people of differing opinions. Congress is
grid locked. We need to work new trade agreements with other nations.
We need to renegotiate treaties.
Fifth, Trump is a nationalist
and not a globalist. He believes that our country comes first. We need
to enforce our borders and the rule of law. He believes it is not our
job to defend the whole world. He believes that if we do help countries
with their defense, we should be paid for it.
Sixth, he has
great instincts. He predicted the rise of Osama bin Laden. He predicted
a terror attack on a major US city. He opposed the war in Iraq although
every other candidate but Bernie Sanders was in favor of the war. He
opposed it because it would destabilize the middle east. He got out of
the gaming industry before it crashed. Great instincts.
he is a natural leader. Even those who don’t like him are following his
lead. He has single-handedly set the agenda for this election cycle. He
is respected internationally as well as in our nation. He oozes
Eighth, he is a great communicator and persuader. He
is a master at using the media to advance his narrative. He totally
understands the media. He built the most successful reality show in the
history of television. These are skills he will need if he is to turn
this country around.
Ninth, I have studied him. I read his first
book in 1987 and realized he was a brilliant businessman. I’ve watched
hundreds of hours of speeches, media interviews, read thousands of
articles about him, several of his books, and studied his successes and
his failures. He is the real deal. I challenge anyone to study him and
not support him.
Finally, I have to look at what motivates him.
Most politicians are motivated by money and/or power. Trump already has
both. He has a history of being a patriot, from his military high
school, to now. He has a huge ego, like every other candidate running.
The difference is he is honest about his.
I think he sees our
nation at a critical place and he knows that he has the unique skill
set to fix the problems. If he does, he will go down in history as
being one of the greatest presidents ever.
If you understand him,
you know that his legacy is important to him (his name on all his
buildings and companies). I even believe he is funding his own campaign
so he won’t owe favors or loyalties to special interests. When you
evaluate his motivations you can’t help but admire him.
remembered one more reason. Everyone is about to blow a gasket over
him. The establishment republican party hates him and has actually been
actively trying to take down their own front runner. The establishment
democrat party hates him because they know he will crush Hillary in the
election, and the establishment media hates him because he totally
controls the news cycle and they cannot control him. Even the donor
class hates him because he cannot be bought. If all these people who I
cannot stand hate him, that only makes me love him more.
know who loves him? The regular people in this country. The ones who
work their asses off every day and haven’t had a pay raise in over a
decade. The ones who pay the taxes and watch as their jobs get shipped
overseas or across the border. The ones who see their property values
going down because corrupt Big Banking blew up the housing market. The
ones whose retirement is in jeopardy because social security has been
raided and their 401Ks have been decimated by corrupt Wall Street.
again… these are my reasons. Today’s primary election is probably the
most important election in your lifetime. This is not an exaggeration.
If you agree with me on any of these reasons, please get out and vote
and together we can Make America Great Again!
MY 2 CENTS: PUT
HIS ACCOMPLISHMENTS NEXT TO HILLARY’S. THE DIFFERENCE IS LIKE A
PROFESSIONAL VS A HIGH SCHOOLER. THE PRESIDENT BECOMES COMMANDER AND
CHIEF OF OUR ARMED SERVICES. HILLARY COULDN’T EVEN HANDLE ONE EMBASSY
IN BENGAZI. HER COHORT, OBAMA, DID WELL TO BAIL OUT TWO AUTO COMPANIES
AND GOT PAID BACK BY THEM. BUT THE BILLIONS HE GAVE TO THE BIG
FINANCIAL COMPANIES, WHO IN TURN PASSED THE MONEY OUT AS BONUSES CANNOT
BE FORGIVEN. NOR CAN THE 150 BILLION DOLLARS HE GAVE IRAN AND THE
RELEASE OF 5 TOP TERRORISTS. WITH HILLARY, YOU GET MORE OF OBAMA.
NOW HEAR THIS:
Alright, all of you followers of my Rapid Response section can breath more easily now.
days before the U.S. invasion of Iraq in March of 2003, I have been
offering several times weekly thoughtful and sometimes impassioned
analysis and opinions regarding issues of the day. I have done
this as a public service and also as an anti-hypertensive for myself.
the last several months I have devoted much of my commentary to the
2016 Presidential Election and to the process for selecting its
candidates, as well as to the execrable last 7 years under the
Presidency of Barack Hussein Obama. My message from the beginning has
been: 1) anybody but Bonnie and Clyde; and 2) the Will of the People.
is still my message, especially now that the Republican Party has
avoided an outrageous attempt to ignore the will of tens of millions of
citizens in over 35 States who clearly expressed their choice: Donald
My comments especially with my Rapid Response offerings
of this July are, I believe, satisfactory to properly inform the
readers of what is at stake in the outcome of this, the most important
Presidential election in many decades.
Therefore, I will
henceforth greatly limit my reactions to the coming cacophony of the
2016 Presidential Campaign - until the day after Election Day.
Now is your time to discharge your personal responsibility to get and to stay informed and to make an informed choice.
"IN A DEMOCRACY, THE PEOPLE ALWAYS GET WHAT THEY DESERVE".
the result, Americans will always retain the ability to assert
their Rights under our Constitutional Bill of Rights.
GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF US.
July 24, 2016.
SUNDAY through FRIDAY, July 17 through 22,
"...OUR NEXT PRESIDENT, DONALD J TRUMP".
you witnessed his 70 minute acceptance speech, this is the best chance
you will have to experience the substance of Donald Trump.
nearly all of the coverage, whether "reportage" or opinion, has
been, is and will be totally biased and distorted by a Press in the
tank for Bonnie and Clyde, for Obama and for a Democratic Party that
has lost its mind and its soul.
Better yet, READ DONALD TRUMP'S ACCEPTANCE SPEECH IN TOTO.
AND HERE ARE THE COMING ATTRACTIONS UNTIL NOVEMBER:
Trump: "I am your voice".
Hillary, tweet paraphrased: :"...all except African-Americans, LGBTS, Latinos, Immigrants, some Religions..."
it is: the Hillary / Democratic Politics of Division, racism, sexism,
etc., which has been in play during the entire Presidency of Obama and
Meanwhile, the vast majority of Americans
embrace equality of all races, embrace the fact that some Americans are
born with at least ambiguous sexual orientation that may not clarify
for decades, embrace the family-oriented Latino and Asian immigrants
and their children who are here legally, embrace illegal but
law-abiding immigrants who were drawn here by cynical and self-serving
American businesses and by the acquiescence of recent American
government policies - and who are willing to undertake a reasonable
process to legitimize themselves.
But the vast
majority of Americans reject racist demands of some Blacks and their
"leaders", reject lawlessness from anyone, reject a special status for
any sexual orientation that dismisses the core of Western Civilization
(Marriage and the nuclear family), reject Abortion and a throw-away
society at any age, reject our national borders open to any and all
criminals and now to immigrants from foreign lands infested with the
deadly diseases of "Fundamentalist Islam" and Isis, reject the
governmental foundation of Islam and its Sharia Law as a potential
invasion by a foreign power, and reject a "World Order" and
"Internationalism" that tries to place our Nation in a subservient
CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?
SATURDAY, July 16,
BILL O'REILLY: ANOTHER TRUTH-TELLER regarding the reasons for the debasement of the BLACK COMMUNITY NATIONWIDE.
MORNING.....As we ponder the racial violence this past week and pray
for the victims, some of our leaders continue to politicize these
events to further their agendas.....Same old arguments about gun
control that go no where.....Finally in his video below, Bill O'Reilly
has the guts to tell it like it really is.....GOD BLESS AMERICA!
Bill O'Reilly Hits A Home Run 5:07 Mins.
O'REILLY HITS A HOME RUN
For those who don't watch O'Reilly or may have missed this one.
He even got an "atta boy" from Juan Williams.
I never thought I would hear this from national news caster...
Obama, Wright, Jackson and Sharpton (the career race baiters) will have to change their underwear after seeing this!
I like O' Reilly, but after this, I have a lot more respect for him.
I'm sure he is putting his career on the line.
What he says is the TRUTH and most of America already knows it!
But like the "Emperor with no clothes", no one will dare speak the truth in public.
This video should go viral.
Thanks Bill, someone finally had the nerve to say it.O'Reilly on America's Race Problem - CNSNews.Com
FRIDAY, July 15,
ISLAM. WHAT IS IT?
What it is NOT is predominantly a Religion, like Christianity or Judaism or Hinduism or Buddhism.
is a foreign government whose citizens are predominantly members of the
Muslim Religion. It's legal basis is Sharia Law, which
encompasses all of its members lives and actions.
Islam is different from modern western societies, mainly democratic and
sometimes with a predominant Religion. Poland is one such example.
as with one nation's response to another nation's hostile actions,
every nation has a right to defend itself. This is especially
true when the threat is existential, as is the case with Fundamentalist
To be specific in the present
circumstances, Isis and similar movements must be decapitated and then
bled to death worldwide. That requires first a clear
acknowledgement of this situation by our government, and then both
prompt and prolonged action and also leadership for the other
endangered nations of the world.
None of those requirements
is in place now, thanks to the recklessness (or intent) of Barack
Hussein Obama. The most recent proof of this is Obama's response
to the proposals of Newt Gingrich regarding Muslims in our midst and
regarding those who wish to enter this country: maintain your Religion
but disavow the secular Government of Islam and specifically Sharia
Law. Obama continues to obfuscate the issue by calling such
proposals an attack on Freedom of Religion and an attack on "American
Unfortunately, it may take another 9/11 to awaken the American "sleeping giant" to the real dangers facing us.
THURSDAY, July 14,
A LONG AND VERY VALUABLE INTERVIEW ON WORLD-WIDE ISLAMIC TERRORISM.
The facts, for a change.
TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY, July 12 and 13,
THINK ABOUT THIS...
MONDAY, July 11,
...AND STILL MORE TRUTH-TELLING...
SUNDAY, July 10,
THE OBAMA YEARS: AS CLEAR AN ANALYSIS AS I HAVE READ TO DATE.
SATURDAY, July 9,
FORMER MAYOR RUDOLPH GIULIANA IS A TRUTH-TELLER.
That is a dangerous thing to be in this time of illusion and delusion.
beings are tribal. That instinct works for the common good when
the tribal members take care of their own, both in welfare and in
So, what is needed now?
The White community must monitor and discipline its own members who cling to destructive "racism" out of insecurity.
Black community must monitor and discipline its own members who do the
same...and who have no respect for Law and Order and for its
authorities. It must also realize that it has been misled, deluded and
nearly destroyed by self-serving "do - gooders", by the teachers'
unions and by their own "leaders" who seek only their own
The Law Enforcement community must monitor and
discipline its own members who misuse their police powers and their
"Blue Line" as a sword instead of as a shield.
The Muslim community,
a self-contained foreign government as well as a Religion, must monitor
and discipline its own members who bring shame and destruction on their
community and on the world.
The Christian, and especially the
Catholic community, must monitor and discipline its own members - both
the Laity and the Clergy - who bring shame and who assert unsupportable
authority over their members.
The People, the "Body Politic" -
must monitor and discipline its "leaders" who deviate from public
service to crass and cynical self-service.
AND HERE "DISCIPLINE"
MUST BE APPLIED IN EVERY SENSE OF THAT WORD, AND BY INDIVIDUALS AND
GROUPS WHO NO LONGER CAN HIDE BEHIND THE FIG LEAF OF "I DON'T WANT TO
WE ARE ALL INVOLVED. AND WE MUST ALL BE TRUTH-TELLERS.
GEORGEL ORWELL ON JOHN COMEY:
THURSDAY and FRIDAY, July 7 and 8,
SHEER IDIOCY...AND A GREAT DISAPPOINTMENT FROM ARCHBISHOP CHAPUT.
As I have already said, it is time for Pope Francis to take an iron fist out of the velvet glove.
For more, see my section under the web-site section "Abortion...' entitled "Catholic Church".
ONCE AGAIN, PRESIDENT OBAMA: "READY. AIM . MISS"...TIME AND AGAIN.
What a terrible 7 years.
WEDNESDAY, July 6,
SHEER IDIOCY...AND A GREAT DISAPPOINTMENT FROM ARCHBISHOP CHAPUT.
As I have already said, it is time for Pope Francis to take an iron fist out of the velvet glove.
For more, see my section under the web-site section "Abortion...' entitled "Catholic Church".
TUESDAY, July 5,
ARTICULATE, ARROGANT, ASININE, AND INCAPABLE OF RATIONAL THOUGHT.
That is the disease that the Left has succumbed to, and that it is spreading.
And Comey's "explanation" is a fig leaf that barely covers the essentials.
There is both recklessness and intent on Hillary Clinton's part, as well as obstruction of justice.
No Indictment? A travesty of Justice. Now only the People can indict her - in November.
-P, I'll wait until November.
Meanwhile, a few facts about Criminal Law, which you probably already know.
A Crime requires two components: the Actus Reus, the criminal act; and the Mens Rea, intent.
The Actus Reus here is the illegal use of private e-mail to carry official, even secret, work.
The Mens Rea can be clearly deduced from her insistence and persistence in its use, despite warnings.
addition, and a separate Count, should be Obstruction of Justice, as
serious as the Crime itself, which her actions throughout this
Contrary to Comey's assertion, any competent
prosecutor who did not bring such a case would have greatly exceeded
his "discretion" and should be brought up on ethics and incompetence
charges. And now that includes Comey.
SAVE THE DATE !
Democrat Convention Schedule
Monday, July 25, 2016
Free lunch, medical marijuana, and bus ride to the Convention
Forms distributed for Food Stamp enrollment.
Group Voter Registration for Illegal Immigrants.
Address on "Being the Real You"
Rachel Dolezal, former Head of the Seattle NAACP and
"How to Bank $200 Million as a
Public Servant and claim to be broke"
How to have a successful career
Without ever having a job, and
Still avoid paying taxes!
A Seminar Moderated by Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson
Medals of Freedom presentation to
Army deserter Bo Bergdahl
For serving with Honor and Distinction
National Security Advisor Susan Rice
Invitation-only Autograph Session
Souvenir photographs of Hillary and
Chelsea dodging Sniper Fire in Bosnia
General vote on praising Baltimore rioters,
And on using the terminology
"Alternative Shoppers" instead of “Looters"
Breakout session with Bill Clinton
For women on avoiding the upcoming draft
The White House "Semantics Committee" Meeting
General vote on re-branding "Muslim Terrorism" as
"Random Acts of Islamic Over-Exuberance"
"Liberal Bias in Media“ How we can make it work for you!
Tutorial sponsored by CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, PBS,
The Washington Post and the New York Times
With Guest Speaker, Brian Williams
Tribute Film to the Brave Freedom Fighters
Still incarcerated at GITMO
Personal Finance Seminar -
"Businesses Don't Create Jobs"
Special guest Pocahontas
aka Elizabeth Warren
Short film, "Setting Up Your Own Illegal
Email Server While Serving in A
Cabinet Post and How to Pretend
It's No Big Deal"
Hosted by Hillary Clinton
Official Nomination of Hillary
Bill Maher and Chris Matthews
MONDAY, July 4,
AND NOW A WORD FROM OUR DIVINE SPONSOR.
"Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit." -Edward Abbey-
"An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day."
-Henry David Thoreau-
"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better." -Albert Einstein-
"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished."
"In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous."
"After a storm comes a calm." -Matthew Henry-
"Well done is better than well said." -Benjamin Franklin-
"There is a certain enthusiasm in Liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism."
"Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies."
"All Art is but Imitation of Nature." -Seneca the Younger-
"No bird soars too high if he soars on his own wings."
CLOSE TO NATURE'S HEART...AND BREAK CLEAR AWAY, ONCE IN A WHILE, AND
CLIMB A MOUNTAIN OR SPEND A WEEK IN THE WOODS. WASH YOUR SPIRIT
CLEAN." -John Muir-
SATURDAY and SUNDAY, July 2 and 3,
WHEN SHOULD ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT BE PROPOSED?
depth and duration of this President's actions and inactions, whether
reflecting recklessness or intent, warrant that action.
"YOU WANT THE TRUTH...?"
Can you handle the Truth? This is NOT HYPERBOLE.
FACT #1: The popular vote in 5 of the past 6 presidential elections has been won by Democrats.
FACT #2: Obama, Hillary, and the Democrats are about to spend $1.5 billion in attack ads against Donald Trump.
FACT #3: They and the big media will throw everything at Trump including the kitchen sink.
FACT #4: Dick Morris’ Armageddon proves that Trump can still beat Hillary.
HOW ABOUT THAT???
Of course, this from a YANKEE FAN!
FRIDAY, July 1,
INDEPENDENCE DAY: JULY 4, 2016.
When will we get our independence back?
PROBABLY THE MOST EDUCATED MAN AT THE SECOND CONTINENTAL CONGRESS
At 5, began studying under his cousins tutor.
At 9, studied Latin, Greek and French.
At 14, studied classical literature and additional languages.
At 16, entered the College of William and Mary.
At 19, studied Law for 5 years starting under George Wythe.
At 23, started his own law practice.
At 25, was elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses.
At 31, wrote the widely circulated "Summary View of the Rights of British America " and retired from his law practice.
At 32, was a Delegate to the Second Continental Congress.
At 33, wrote the Declaration of Independence ...
At 33, took three years to revise Virginia s legal code and wrote a Public Education bill and a statute for Religious Freedom.
At 36, was elected the second Governor of Virginia succeeding Patrick Henry.
At 40, served in Congress for two years.
41, was the American minister to France and negotiated commercial
treaties with European nations along with Ben Franklin and John Adams.
At 46, served as the first Secretary of State under George Washington.
At 53, served as Vice President and was elected president of the American Philosophical Society.
At 55, drafted the Kentucky Resolutions and became the active head of Republican Party.
At 57, was elected the third president of the United States ...
At 60, obtained the Louisiana Purchase doubling the nations size.
At 61, was elected to a second term as President.
At 65, retired to Monticello ...
At 80, helped President Monroe shape the Monroe Doctrine.
At 81, almost single-handedly created the University of Virginia and served as its first president.
At 83, died on the 50th anniversary of the Signing of the Declaration of Independence.
F. Kennedy held a dinner in the white House for a group of the
brightest minds in the nation at that time. He made this statement:
"This is perhaps the assembly of the most intelligence ever to gather
at one time in the White House with the exception of when Thomas
Jefferson dined alone."
When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe.
The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes.
A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.
predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the
government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of
taking care of them.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
free man shall ever be debarred the use of
The strongest reason
for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last
resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.
The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.
Thomas Jefferson said in 1802:
believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties
than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private
banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then
by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the
banks will deprive
the people of all property - until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.
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