When most of us think of Presidents of the United States, we think about the things they did, right or wrong. Rarely, do we think about their sex lives. The main reason for this is that prior to Gerald Ford, reporters didn’t reveal everything the President was doing. However, after their deaths, many of the skeletons came out of the closet. In some cases, this is almost literal! Here are five stories about the sex lives of US Presidents.
The Medal of Honor is the highest award a member of the United States armed services can receive. Originally put into law by President Abraham Lincoln, the Medal of Honor, as it is known - not the Congressional Medal of Honor - was only awarded to "noncommissioned officers and privates" who have gone above and beyond the call of duty. Most are awarded posthumously. While it is among the most widely known of all the medals, there are some interesting facts about the Medal of Honor that you might not know.
Today, May 25th, marks the largest gathering of U.S. citizens, for one purpose, in the history of the United States. When we think of a large gathering, we typically think of a sporting event or a music concert. Those usually group people in the tens of thousands which isn't even close to the events on this list. The following events may surprise you in the amount of people that they gathered.
There are many things we think that are true about our nation, but are, in fact, patently false. We just think they are true because the lies have been told to us over and over enough that they sound like they are right. Unfortunately, many of these stories about our country are just that - stories. The following is a list of things we were told is true, but is really just a part of the United States mythology.
Easter is just around the corner and it's time for a bit of Easter Trivia to amaze your family and friends over the weekend. Easter really isn't the holiday that we think it is. While generally thought of as a Christian religious holiday, has origins that predate Christianity. I found a lot of this information through a very informative book on this topic. You can see the book here, on the left. For less than a $1, you can teach your kids about some origin information on some Easter favorites.
There’s been a lot of hoopla the last few weeks over President Obama’s use of Executive Orders and their legality. I’ve heard terms like “unprecedented” and “unconstitutional” and “abuse of power” mentioned by members of our Congress and I find myself shaking my head. The fact is: It is legal for a president to issue an Executive Order. An Executive Order grants the President the right to make major decisions, and even laws, without the consent of Congress. Don’t like it? Blame the Founding Fathers. Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and Madison all made Executive Orders. Not all of them were something you might agree with. Some of them were down and outright criminal, but they are legal, NOT impeachable, and are the law of the land. Here are some of the worst in history (and no, your gun laws aren’t in this list). As a side note, President Obama has not had the most Executive Orders ever issued. He’s not even close and, in fact, he’s made the LEAST Executive Orders of any President in the past 100 years. He certainly has not made the worst executive actions!