Do You Know About Thomas Stone?

Did you know that Thomas Stone, Maryland Signer of the Declaration of Independence was initially a moderate who favored reconciliation with Great Britain over separation? His position was not unusual as several delegates to the Continental Congress would favor reconciliation over separation until it became evident that Great Britain did not want to peacefully settle…

Did You Know About Button Gwinett?

Did you know that Button Gwinett, Signer of the Declaration of Independence was the second signer to die and the only one to die by duel? How it came about is an interesting story which involves him becoming governor, ordering a failed military expedition and having his honor slighted. On March 4, 1777, Governor Bulloch…

Quote of the Day

“[Parties are] likely, in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government.” From Washington’s Farewell Address as written in Washington and Hamilton TheAlliance  that Forged America by…

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Patriotism is easy to understand in America. It means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country. In no other nation on earth does this principle have such complete application. It comes most naturally from the fundamental doctrine of our land that the people are supreme. Calvin Coolidge “The Destiny of America” Speech…

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“It must be granted, that if men hastily and blindly adopt a system of government, they will as hastily and as blindly be led to alter or abolish it; and changes must ensue, one after another, till the peaceable and better part of the community will grow weary with changes, tumults and disorders, and be…

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“Happy, thrice happy shall they be pronounced hereafter, who have contributed any thing, who have performed the meanest office in erecting this stupendous fabrick of Freedom and Empire on the broad basis of Independency; who have assisted in protecting the rights of humane nature and establishing an Asylum for the poor and oppressed of all…