By Bill Federer, staff writer
The size of the U.S. doubled APRIL 30, 1803, with the Louisiana Purchase.
Nearly a million square miles, at less than three cents an acre – it was the greatest land bargain in history!
President Thomas Jefferson commented on it in his Second Inaugural Address, March 4, 1805:
“I know that the acquisition of Louisiana has been disapproved by some from a candid apprehension that the enlargement of our territory would endanger the union, but who can limit the extent to which the federative principle may operate effectively?”
For fifteen million dollars, France sold its land west of the Mississippi, called the Louisiana Territory, because Napoleon Bonaparte needed money quickly for his military campaigns.
Napoleon fought in Europe, Egypt and Russia, but was finally exiled to the island of Elba.
Napoleon returned to rule France again for 100 days, but after losing at Waterloo in 1815 he was … Continue Reading:American Minute April 30
By Ron Reale, staff writer
While liberals are up in arms about Rush Limbaugh and his comment, (for which he immediately apologized), about an admittedly “loose woman” and her need to have us all pay for her sexcapades, our “formerly” Muslim President, Barack Obama, bypassed Congress to give the Palestinian Authority, those paragons of virtue and women’s rights, $192 million dollars.
The President’s Muslim friends in Egypt, the ones Obama was in such a hurry to support in their drive for “Democracy,” are still receiving over two billion of American taxpayer dollars, (as they have each year since 1979, and as their Muslim Brotherhood leaders have recently threatened us, must be continued), and they have made it illegal for woman to get an education or work.
They can’t even escape their tormentors in death, as the filthy Islamists claim the right to continue to have sex with them for … Continue Reading:By their words and their deeds, Obama and Hillary obviously hate women!
By Bill Federer, staff writer
”Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!” yelled Admiral David Farragut, who had lashed himself atop the mainsail to see above the smoke.
His fleet of wooden ships with hulls wrapped in chains, and his four iron clad monitors, were attacking Fort Morgan in Mobile Bay, August 5, 1864.
When one of his ships, the TECUMSEH, sank after hitting an underwater mine, called a torpedo, his fleet faltered in confusion, but Farragut drove them on to capture the last Confederate stronghold in the Gulf of Mexico.
Earlier, APRIL 29, 1862, Farragut captured New Orleans, the Confederacy’s largest city. Sailing the Mississippi River at night, his ships were hard to hit, as he tied tree branches to the riggings and covered the hulls with mud.
The first U.S. Navy Admiral, Farragut declined offers to run for President.
A statue of him is in Farragut Square, Washington, D.C.
Early in … Continue Reading:American Minute April 29
by Doug Book, staff writer
On April 25th the Tennessee State Senate voted unanimously to allow federal and state law enforcement officials full access to the medical records of the citizens of Tennessee. According to SB 2407, “…state and federal law enforcement personnel authorized to have access under 53-10-306 shall be permitted to have real time electronic access to the database…” The statute continues by stating that access is permitted “without the necessity of obtaining a search warrant.” It is a law which is scheduled to go into effect on July 1, 2012 as “the public welfare [requires] it.”(1)
Outraged Tennessee residents who wrote and emailed their state senators about the Constitutionality of the law received the following replies from 2 of the lawmakers:
1.) “Legislation is only unconstitutional when the high court deems it so,” and
2.) “Then I’m sure it will be struck down in court.” (2)
As Liberty Legal Foundation head counsel Van … Continue Reading:Legislators not required to consider Constitutionality of the laws they enact