“There is a lot of ruin in a nation,” wrote Adam Smith. His point was that it takes a long time for nations to fall, even when they’re dead on their feet. And he was certainly right.
In this land of opportunity every individual would be encouraged to contribute to the economic system and would be rewarded according to that contribution.
The car didn't always own the road. Before they took over, streets were for people.
When writing historical things, I try to include perspective from people who actually lived through the events. And for money issues in the US, I’m able to do that back to about 1905.
The American surveillance state is now an omnipresent reality, but its deep history is little known and its future little grasped.
The U.S. Constitution is a document with a history, and most of us learn all about it in school --
The Energy Information Administration offers this interesting historical chart showing how energy sources have evolved in the United States.
The U.S. Energy Information Administration reviews big changes in energy use since the Declaration of Independence.
To support pro-hemp legislation, U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., aided a lobbyist in getting a hemp American flag flown over the Capitol.
As a presidential candidate, Barack Obama promised transparency and open government yet his administration is one of the most closed governments in US history, described as being worse than even the Nixon administration.
“The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names.” We seem as a country to be in denial as to the implications of these laws and policies. Whether we are viewed as a free country with authoritarian inclinations or an authoritarian na
Unlike most of my videos, this was a major production, and is a feature-length documentary. I've been working pretty much non-stop on it for a month, to get it finished by the deadline
Oath Keepers has filed a Court complaint against the Town of Lexington requesting reinstatement of their permit to Rally on Lexington Battle Green. The permit was pulled by the Selectmen of Lexington, ostensibly because of the danger surrounding the
Where is our country heading? Our school's are becoming a prime example of the future of our country. A militarized police state. This is where we are headed.
This year is the bicentenary of an important American event: the rising up of American taxpayers to refuse payment of a hated tax: in this case, an excise tax on whiskey. The Whiskey Rebellion has long been known to historians, but recent studies hav
After appearing in numerous official publications until 1876, this Article "disappeared" from our Constitution, to be replaced by another made nearly 50 years later. You may well ask how such a thing could have happened. So did we.
Erik Petroni (SuperBrochure.Com and NeverQuitNever.Com) on distributing thousands of Right to Bear Arms Super Brochures at the Never Quit Event in May - Alan and Suzanne Nevling (Amendment-13.Org) on what happened to the original 13th Amendment
The Suffolk Resolves was a declaration made on September 9, 1774 by the leaders of Suffolk County, Massachusetts, of which Boston is the major city. The declaration rejected the Massachusetts Government Act and resolved on a boycott of imported goods
In Georgia, for example, a generation before the American Revolution, laws were passed in 1755 and 1757 that required all plantation owners or their male white employees to be members of the Georgia Militia, and for those armed militia members to mak
Martin Luther King, Jr., April 4, 1967--We as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values…when machines and computers, profit motives and property rights, are considered more important than people,...........
3 videos on American History, the Rise of the Police State, and Nuclear Testing
Over the holidays I got a call from the elderly woman who lives in a tiny bungalow next door to my tiny boyhood home in a tiny suburb of St. Louis. She was a neighbor to my parents for 60 years and stays in touch with me, and I visit her whenever I
One thing is certainly clear: the last year that ended in 13 was a horrific year for the people of the United States. In fact, 1913 was one of the worst years of the Twentieth Century.
If only I could inspire Patrick Henry to participate in that Philadelphia convention, he could have saved our country by preserving the Articles of Confederation. That is a missed opportunity that I will always regret.
She turned an old graphic by Louisiana State professor Sam B. Hillard into a mini-movie that viscerally demonstrates the gradual chopping away of Native American land through cessions, or a surrender of territory to another entity. The green represen
I wanted to like Oliver Stone’s new documentary, The Untold History of the United States, really I did...I should have known better.
Our slavery is ingenious because it’s so very subtle. Most people not only don’t see (much less feel) their shackles – they get angry when someone calls attention to them. Most people, in other words, still imagine themselves to be free.
Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznik have produced a phenomenally great book of U.S. history, and an accompanying television series premiering on Showtime on Monday.
Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their term(s), then go home and back to work.
People are inclined to believe that history repeats itself... I was never fond of this idea. A single individual is complicated enough. Human nature is governed by billions of variables rooted in genetic inheritance, life experience, and unanticipat