Archive for the ‘American History’ Category

Mike Huckabee doesn’t understand the 14th Amendment

Posted By Levi

September 14th, 2015 8:08pm

Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is a big supporter of Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who refused to grant marriage licenses to gay couples. The US Supreme Court recently ruled that the Constitution gives gays the right to marry. Huckabee told a radio host last week that it was right for Davis to disobey the Supreme Court ruling because it is ok for Americans to ignore those rulings they disagree with. But to justify this, Huckabee pointed to a US Supreme Court case called Dred Scott V Sanford. “Michael, the Dred Scott decision of 1857 still remains to this day the law of the land, which says that black people aren’t fully human,” he said. “Does anybody still follow the Dred Scott Supreme Court decision?” But Huckabee is dead wrong. Dred Scott is not the law of the land. It was the 14th Amendment that got rid of Dred Scott. It is really embarrassing for someone who is seeking the highest office in the nation to make such a terrible mis Read More

It Was Once Illegal for White People and Black People to Marry Each Other in America.

Posted By Levi

June 11th, 2015 8:23pm

Mildred and Richard Loving Tomorrow, June 12 is known as the Loving Day. No, it’s not what you are thinking. It’s a day on which Americans celebrate the fight for racial justice. There was a time in America, not too long ago, when it was illegal for black people and white people to marry each other. For most of our history, most states, especially those in the South banned miscegenation or inter-racial marriage. The idea that the races should not mix is a legacy of slavery and racism. Many whites had strong religious views against integration or the mixing of the races.  They objected to integration because they believed it would lead to interracial marriage, and they think that “race mixing” violates God’s word. Theodore Bilbo, two time governor of Mississippi and who believed that blacks and Jews were inferior, defended the system of segregation. He wrote that the “[p]urity of race is a gift of God . . . . And God, in his infinite wisdom, has so ordained it that when Read More

Senator Ted Cruz Was Not Born in the United States. Can He run for the Presidency?

Posted By Levi

March 23rd, 2015 8:58pm

Today, the Republican senator from Texas, Ted Cruz, declared his intention to become president of the United States. Senator Cruz was not born in America. He is Canadian by birth and maintained his dual citizenship up until recently. During the last six years President Obama has come under relentless attack from certain right wing elements in the country, many of whom still maintained to this day that the president was not born in the United States. Many of these same people support Senator Cruz for president. Of course, the big difference between the two men is that President Obama was, in fact, born in the United States while Senator Cruz was not. Yes, the president was born in Hawaii and that state is still a part of the US. Donald Trump is still searching for Obama’s birth certificate to prove that the president was born in Kenya and not the US. So, is Senator Cruz eligible to run for the presidency? Yes, he has every right just as President Obama did. The Constitutional requir Read More

Almost all U.S. presidents have been Christians

Posted By Levi

March 15th, 2015 2:17pm

To become the president of the United States, you don’t need to be a religious person. In fact, the Constitution  says that no religious test can be required as a qualification for holding public office. Nerveless, almost all of America’s presidents have been Christians. According to the Pew Research Center, about a quarter of the presidents – including some of the nation’s most famous leaders, like George Washington, James Madison and Franklin Roosevelt – were members of the Episcopal Church, also known as the Church of England. The next largest group of presidents were affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. Although Catholics formed the largest Christian group in the United States, the country has so far elected only one Catholic president – John F. Kennedy. Two of the most famous presidents in American history are Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln. Both men did not belong to any church. President Obama converted to Christianity as an adult and attended the  Trinit Read More

59 years ago today, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on the bus!

Posted By Levi

December 1st, 2014 11:09am

December 1, 1955,  Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat, sparking the Montgomery Bus Boycott and  start of the Civil Rights Movement. And here, she is arrested after refusing to surrender her bus seat to a white passenger.   Here is the police report when she was arrested in Montgomery, Alabama.  President Obama on the Rosa Parks bus at the Henry Ford museum in Dearborn, MI FollowShare Share this:EmailTweetShare on TumblrPrintMoreLike this:Like Loading... Read More

The Turkish President Says Muslims “Discover” America

Posted By Levi

November 17th, 2014 7:37pm

First of all, no one “discover” America. You can’t discover some place where millions of people already lived. At the time of Columbus’ arrival in 1492, the American continent was populated with millions of Native Americans. Addressing Muslim leaders at a conference last Saturday, the president of Turkey, Tayyip Erdogan, said that Muslim explorers discovered the Americas three centuries before Columbus. Erdogan said “I want you to pay attention here, the meeting of the Latin America with Islam goes back to the 12th century.” He added that “Muslim sailors reached the Land of America in 1178, 314 years before Columbus.” In making the claim, President Erdogan cited the controversial research carried out by Turkish scholar Youssef Mroueh. To support the claim that Muslims came to America before Columbus, Mroueh pointed to an entry in Columbus’s diary about a mosque in Cuba. Mroueh wrote that “Columbus admitted in his papers that on Monday, October 21, 1492 CE while his Read More

The United States Is Much Bigger Than What The Map Tells Us

Posted By Levi

July 4th, 2014 1:17pm

Today is July 4th, Independence day. It was on this day in 1776 that the American colonists signed the Declaration of Independence celebrating their independence from Great Britain. Independence Day could have been celebrated on July 2 when the Continental Congress voted to declare independence. In fact, John Adams, one of the Founders and second president of the United States wrote to his wife after the vote “The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.” However, because the Declaration of Independence is such a famous document and is sta Read More

No, Senator DeMint, the Constitution Did Not End Slavery; It Protected It.

Posted By Levi

Jim DeMint is a former Republican member of the United States senate. He is currently the head of the Heritage Foundation, a think-tank in Washington, DC. Recently, he gave an interview in which he said the following: “The reason that the slaves were eventually freed was the Constitution . . . It was like the conscience of the American people. Unfortunately there were some court decisions like Dred Scott and others that defined some people as property, but the Constitution kept calling us back to ‘all men are created equal and we have inalienable rights in the minds of God.” “But a lot of the move to free the slaves came from the people, it did not come from the federal government,” DeMint continued. “It came from a growing movement among the people, particularly people of faith, that this was wrong. People like Wilberforce, who persisted for years because of his faith, because of his love for people. So no liberal is going to win a debate that big government freed the sla Read More

12 Years A Slave – The Story from 1853!

Posted By Levi

March 5th, 2014 7:19pm

As many of you are aware, the movie that won the Oscar for the Best Picture, 12 Years A Slave, is based on a true story. It is based on the life of Solomon Northup. Northup was never born a slave. He was a free African American living in Saratoga Springs, New York.  In 1842 he was kidnapped and sold into slavery in Louisiana. There on the plantation he suffered the indignities of a slave for 12 years. All during that time his wife and two children had no idea where he was. Eventually, his true identity was established and he was freed and returned to his wife and family. Here is the story of Northup’s ordeal as reported in the New York Times on January 18, 1853. Twitter:@Levianthony123 FollowShare Share this:EmailTweetShare on TumblrPrintMoreLike this:Like Loading... Read More

Blame the Constitution for the Federal Government Shutdown

Posted By Levi

October 14th, 2013 5:00pm

Republicans in Congress have shut down the federal government because they want to get rid of the new Affordable Care Act, also called Obamacare. But the blame should really be on the Constitution. This kind of government shutdown could never occur  in countries such as Canada or Britain. This is because the system of government in these two countries is different from that of the United States. Britain, Canada and many other democratic nations have what is called “parliamentary democracies.” The American system is called a “presidential system.” Here is one major difference between the two. In a parliamentary democracy, the chief executive, often called the Prime Minister, is the equivalent of the US president. Both the Prime Minister of Canada and the American president are the leaders of their respective countries. However, in the United States, the president is elected in a nationwide vote; he has to campaign all over the country seeking votes. But in Cana Read More