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Facts in Five

Don’t call him “Teddy” edition

  • No one called him “Teddy” to his face; the nickname he preferred was  TR.
  • TR claimed he decided to be a Republican after watching Lincoln’s funeral parade from his grandfather’s Manhattan townhouse.
  • Frightened of his activism, the Republican party decided to “hide” Roosevelt on McKinley’s ticket in 1900
  • Roosevelt’s Progressive politics can be traced to the time he spent representing a poor, predominately immigrant district in the New York legislature
  • It was TR that ordered Commodore George Dewey’s squadron to the Philippines in anticipation of war with Spain
Always be ready to use the Big Stick

Always be ready to use the Big Stick

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Hyphens Separate Us…

The demand for hyphenated citizenship is a curious part… of 21st century American life.  Too many Americans feel incomplete without qualifying their nationality with an arbitrary link to some other part of the world.  Cultural relativism brainwashes people into believing that America is simply a place- like a loosely governed boarding house.   Thomas Jefferson gave us our creed in 1776- a belief that unites us all.  The modern world carries on as if these ideals were never truly American.

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Preach, TR

Theodore Roosevelt said it best:

"In the first place we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the man's becoming in very fact an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all."

 

What is wrong with declaring yourself and American first?   If you are fascinated with your ancestry, there are websites for that now….  Assimilation to the American creed should not be an objectionable expectation.

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Weekly History News Roundup

JFK documents will take years to analyzemany files withheld for “National Security Concerns”

 

Tom Hanks honored by the National Archives Foundation… encourages Americans worried about current events to read their history

 

Historical illiterates vandalize Theodore Roosevelt monument in NYCthe foolish assault on history continues

 

Pittsburgh Art Commission votes to remove Stephen Foster memorial… Even noted abolitionists are racists in today’s America

 

Reenactors continue Cedar Creek event despite bomb threatFBI investigating threat and suspicious package at Civil War reenactment

 

No historical figure is safe

 

 

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Facts in Five

Don’t call him “Teddy” edition

  • No one called him “Teddy” to his face; the nickname he preferred was  TR.
  • TR claimed he decided to be a Republican after watching Lincoln’s funeral parade from his grandfather’s Manhattan townhouse.
  • Frightened of his activism, the Republican party decided to “hide” Roosevelt on McKinley’s ticket in 1900
  • Roosevelt’s Progressive politics can be traced to the time he spent representing a poor, predominately immigrant district in the New York legislature
  • It was TR that ordered Commodore George Dewey’s squadron to the Philippines in anticipation of war with Spain
Always be ready to use the Big Stick

Always be ready to use the Big Stick

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We Shall Never Strike

“Let every midshipman who passes through this institution remember, as he looks upon the tomb of John Paul Jones, that while no courage can atone for the lack of that efficiency which comes only through careful preparation in advance, through careful training of the men, and careful fitting out of the engines of war, yet that none of these things can avail unless in the moment of crisis the heart rises level with the crisis.”   Theodore Roosevelt, Naval Historian- President of the United States.  April 24, 1906
Father of the US Navy

Father of the US Navy

Historians have spilled plenty of ink…trying to prove that John Paul Jones never uttered his now immortal words.  What we do know is that Jones didn’t surrender- and shouted defiantly at his enemy.  Roosevelt’s remarks at the dedication of Jones’ tomb in Annapolis provide the proper prospective.  Regardless of what was said, Jones rose to the occasion(a most admirable trait in TR’s eyes)– at the moment of crisis, John Paul Jones triumphed.  Critics can waste time and ink trying to diminish one of the great patriotic tales in America’s story, but the man of action still stands tall.
"I have not yet begun to fight"

“I have not yet begun to fight”

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Hyphens Separate Us…

The demand for hyphenated citizenship is a curious part… of 21st century American life.  Too many Americans feel incomplete without qualifying their nationality with an arbitrary link to some other part of the world.  Cultural relativism brainwashes people into believing that America is simply a place- like a loosely governed boarding house.   Thomas Jefferson gave us our creed in 1776- a belief that unites us all.  The modern world carries on as if these ideals were never truly American.

7003995386_6dd985aeab

Preach, TR

Theodore Roosevelt said it best:

"In the first place we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the man's becoming in very fact an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all."

 

What is wrong with declaring yourself and American first?   If you are fascinated with your ancestry, there are websites for that now….  Assimilation to the American creed should not be an objectionable expectation.

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Facts in Five

Don’t call him “Teddy” edition

  • No one called him “Teddy” to his face; the nickname he preferred was  TR.
  • TR claimed he decided to be a Republican after watching Lincoln’s funeral parade from his grandfather’s Manhattan townhouse.
  • Frightened of his activism, the Republican party decided to “hide” Roosevelt on McKinley’s ticket in 1900
  • Roosevelt’s Progressive politics can be traced to the time he spent representing a poor, predominately immigrant district in the New York legislature
  • It was TR that ordered Commodore George Dewey’s squadron to the Philippines in anticipation of war with Spain
Always be ready to use the Big Stick

Always be ready to use the Big Stick

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