We need to be vigilant of the left’s attempts to rewrite history and spoon feed it to us via the media and entertainment industry. Case in point is the video that is being featured on Fox Nation from those mental giants at CNN, Spitzer & Ditzer – as Rush likes to call them.
I’ve never watched this show – only seen the clips online, but this one claiming that Alexander Hamilton was an illegal alien is way over the top and is more reason for me to never watch that show.
Google or Wiki Hamilton and you you get a real quick education about the man. I’m not going to rewrite stuff here that you can find for yourself but needless to say, Hamilton was about as much an alien as most other “*Americans” of his time. Technically, there was no America here when he came from the Caribbean: it was a collection of British colonies just as the place of his birth, The British West Indies, were.
Furthermore, he was more than a guy who “got off the boat and just happened to write the Constitution.” In fact, the only real thing he had to do with it was signing it. But he was more than “just a guy who blah blah blahed” – he was an aide to General George Washington during the Revolutionary War, from all accounts he fought bravely in the service of the colonies and he penned a great deal of The Federalist Papers. He was a lawyer and the first Secretary of the Treasury, a position that I’m sure he held in greater regard than the current Secretary does.
At the time of his emigration to the colonies, he was a subject of the British crown, as were all others who lived in “America.” He was a British subject who left one British territory for another. This was not a sovereign nation so therefore there was no such thing as an illegal immigrant.
And while we are on this topic, let it also be known that all of the Founders, save Hamilton, were born in “America” to first and second generation “Americans.” Washington, Jefferson, Franklin, Adams all were born in “America” into established “American” families.
We have all got to speak up when we hear or see this misinformation being disseminated. We’ve had 4 decades of Zinn history in our schools and 20 some years of Oliver Stone’s revisionist history in our theaters and it’s got to be stopped.
As Conservatives, our battles are not only in the voting booth and the phone lines and emails of our Congressmen (no, I am not being politically incorrect, I know that we have women in our legislature, too) and Senators. This is also a cultural battle we are fighting. We have got to stay ahead of those who, for whatever reason, are spewing falsehoods about our Founders and our history.
November 22nd, 2010 at 1:02 PM
The willful promulgation of historical ignorance is only to be expected from institutions of so-called higher education that hand out professorships to communists like Billy Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn. No surprise which way THOSE winds are gonna blow…
November 22nd, 2010 at 1:24 PM
That is EXACTLY right! And an excellent argument against the existence of the Dept of Ed. If communities, counties and states have control and that includes funding, over the education of their children, things would be a lot different. Yes, there are liberal enclaves where people like Ayers and his wife would be employed, but those who wanted to live in such areas would have that choice. It would not be forced on people who didn’t share that ideology or that style of education.
Just like one state employs a gas chamber and another does not, people can choose to live in those states or not. This is what Levin called the harmony of diversity that makes America great. And another reason why abortion should NEVER have been a federal issue either. Let the states make those decisions.
This is not a one size fits all nation – as much as those Marxists in power want to make it so!
Thanks for entertaining my rant and for posting here – hope you come again!
November 22nd, 2010 at 12:06 PM
Outstanding post Roxy !
The current level of ignorance that exists out there is deplorable.
Any student of history can determine that the libs are preying on an electorate that do not take the time to question the rhetoric spewed by the MSM.
Well said my friend and very timely.
Last ditch efforts by the lame duck congress is designed to be a diversion from the internal threats we are up against.
Eyes and ears open folks,…it’s our country, not theirs.
Gonna send some folks over to your site.
November 22nd, 2010 at 1:26 PM
You’re really kind, Ron! Thank you. And you’re so right – this is all diversions to keep people’s eyes off the issues that are a threat.
We just have to keep track of what these folks are doing behind the scenes to continue to confuse and misinform, especially our kids.