Sadly, the internet has been full this week of history revisionists and liberals who want us to believe that Patrick Henry never gave this great speech and that, I guess, means that our Patriot Fathers were inspired by something else?
"Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!"
Henry served as Virginia's governor for much of the Revolutionary War.
An ardent supporter of state rights, Henry was an outspoken critic of the United States Constitution. He argued against ratifying the Constitution on the grounds that it gave too much power to the federal government. When it passed over his objection he was instrumental in having the Bill of Rights adopted to amend the new Constitution and protect individual rights.
In 1798, while campaigning for John Marshall for Congress, Henry warned that the Constitution did not allow for the vast difference of ideaology between Virginia and her Northern counterparts and other Southern states. He warned that the Constitution, as the politicians of the North were interpreting it,"would probably produce civil war." 62 years later he would be proven a prophet.
The warnings of Patrick Henry remind us that our Constitution, wise and balanced as it may have been in 1787, cannot control politicians who have the unchecked power to tax and spend.
"It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains."
-- Patrick Henry
A Confederate flag placed on private property behind a St. Mary's welcome sign this week is causing some controversy in the southern Maryland county.
The flag had been permanently lowered from outside South Carolina's state house, and banned by several major retailers last year. But officials in St. Mary's County say this flag, just over the line welcoming travelers from neighboring Charles County, will stay.
While some on social media have called for the flag to come down, St. Mary's County officials said it's not on county property or attached to the county sign.
The flag is about 45 feet behind the sign, on property owned by Budds Creek Motocross Track, and was raised several days ago, said County Commissioner John E O'Connor, who represents the area, and who spoke with the property owners.
"No further action needs to, or will be taken since it is on private property, and the property owner is exercising his right under the First Amendment," O'Connor said.
"We had not received any official complaints until this morning," he added. A Facebook page for the local radio station WSMD Star 98.3 FM's morning show "T-Bone Heather" posted photos of the flag, asking, "Can anyone identify the flag on the bottom of the Confederate Flag?"
Below the Confederate flag is a second white flag with a red cross, which O'Connor said is from a Maryland confederacy infantry regiment.
Some on Facebook complained about the sign on radio station's post, which was later taken down.
A message left at Budds Creek Motocross Track was not immediately returned this afternoon.
I wouldn't normally devote so much space to this but not a lot has changed on the Heritage front this week and national politics has been very interesting.
Let me say that the Photoshop picture of Mrs. Trump that was used in the Ted Cruz ad was in poor taste. Whether or not Cruz personally ordered the ad, he says he did not, is irrelevant. This is the whatteenth time that a Cruz staffer or his SuperPAC have done something sleezy and the candidate has disavowed it? Does he have that little control over his staff? I guess it made for some entertaining back and forth between Cruz and Trump in what would have been an otherwise low news cycle.
But the sad thing is that something BIG happened this week. Something that should have dominated every news cycle and did not because the mainstream media was too busy playing soundbytes over the whole rug photo thing.
FORD MOTOR COMPANY ISSUES BIG STATEMENT
We all know that Donald Trump has made American jobs one of his main planks for his campaign and he actively threatened Ford Motor Company with import taxes for moving to Mexico with a 2.5 billion dollar auto plant.
This week, Ford Motor Company announced that Ford is an American company and Ford is sending a letter to Donald Trump, promising just that.
In an interview with CNBC, Ford CEO Mark Fields said that the automaker would be "here to stay." He also said he had outlined his company's plans in a letter to Trump.
While he didn't offer specifics it was clear that Fields was committed to addressing Trump's complaints directly.
"Ford Motor Co. is here to stay in the United States," Fields said. "We're very proud as a company of what we do in terms of contributing to economic development here in the U.S.," he added.
Ford Motor Company just blinked! This was not Hillary Clinton grumbling. This was not Bernie Sanders droning. This was not Ted Cruz whining. This was not John Kasich mailman stories. Donald Trump, outside the White House, accomplished this already.
Senators Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Ted Cruz - absolutely worthless - they have done NOTHING inside this regime, except make Obamatrade a reality.
This is the first time that a major American company has drastically changed its policy in response to a CANDIDATE.
My grandfather worked for Ford. He retired from Ford. He got his job in the 1920's when he was just 11 years old. When I was 18 I walked into the same plant in Chicago to fill out an application. I was met by a receptionist who did not know what to do when I asked for an application. She picked up a phone and sent me down the hall.
Down the hall I was met by another receptionist who did not know what to do. She picked up a phone and sent me to the second floor.
On the second floor I was met by another receptionist who did not know what to do. She picked up a phone and sent me to the second third floor.
On the third floor I was met by another receptionist who did not know what to do. She picked up a phone and told me to take a seat. I was then ushered into the office of a Vice-President.
He told me that the plant had not hired anyone in over 10 years. He went on to say that they did not have any job applications or at least nobody knew where they were. Then he said that there are probably Federal and State laws that would require that I be allowed to fill out an application if I really pressed it so he offered to have a secretary type one up if I was really insistent but that I had to understand that given the number of men already "laid off" who would all have to pass on a recall to work before I could be hired....
Long story short, I went home with some cool stuff. Racing jacket, ball caps, etc. But no job.
I think its great that Americans may soon be working in Ford plants again!
THE TED CRUZ SEX SCANDAL
Actually, as I have said before, until his announcement to run for president, I had liked Ted Cruz. But there is that little clause in the Constitution about being a "natural born citizen" and Ted was born in Canada. But that pesky little detail has not been so much as a speed bump for Cruz. Are we going to discover that the National Enquirer has more power over the political process than the Constitution?
The National Enquirer alleged on March 23 that the Senator has had five extramarital affairs. And the descriptions it provided of the women-along with barely-pixelated headshots of them-left little to D.C. insiders' imaginations as to who the Enquirer had accused of being Cruz' paramours.
"A HOOKER, A TEACHER & COWORKERS: 5 romps that will destroy Ted Cruz!" the Enquirer piece boldly claims, in an article that includes a wild "sex-in-closet" allegation.
Cruz fired back on Friday, charging that the piece was baseless and that the Enquirer was taking its marching orders straight from "Donald Trump and his henchmen."
The truth behind the rumor-mongering, however, is a little more complex. A half-dozen GOP operatives and media figures have come forward telling that Cruz's opponents have been pushing charges of adultery for at least six months now-and that allies of former GOP presidential hopeful Marco Rubio were involved in spreading the smears.
For months and months, anti-Cruz operatives have pitched a variety of stories to a host of prominent national publications: The New York Times, The Washington Post, Bloomberg News, Politico, and ABC News-reporters at all those outlets heard some version of the Cruz-is-cheating story. None of them decided to run with rumors.
Breitbart News, the notoriously conservative outlet, was also pitched the story of Cruz's extramarital affairs, according to a source close to the publication. That source said an operative allied with Marco Rubio - but not associated with his official campaign - showed the publication a compilation video of Cruz and a woman other than his wife coming out of the Capitol Grille restaurant and a hotel on Tuesdays and Thursdays. But the outlet opted not to report on the video, which demonstrated no direct evidence of an affair.
"We got it from a Rubio ally....It was too thin, so [Breitbart's Washington political editor Matt Boyle] decided not to run it. There was no way to verify the claims."
The Cruz campaign team has been aware of the sex-scandal rumors for months. But it took the National Enquirer's report to force the story into the mainstream media conversation.
This afternoon, Trump disavowed any connection to the Enquirer's story:
"I have no idea whether or not the cover story about Ted Cruz in this week's issue of the National Enquirer is true or not, but I had absolutely nothing to do with it, did not know about it, and have not, as yet, read it," he said in a statement.
He then proceeded, "Ted Cruz's problem with the National Enquirer is his and his alone, and while they were right about O.J. Simpson, John Edwards, and many others, I certainly hope they are not right about Lyin' Ted Cruz.
I look forward to spending the week in Wisconsin, winning the Republican nomination and ultimately the Presidency in order to Make America Great Again."
Just when Ted thought things were starting to turn for him. Lindsey Graham, Jeb Bush, and scores of GOP insiders have all given the Texas Senator begrudging endorsements this week - below is an ad:
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