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.
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!
When most of us think about the Presidents of the United States, we think about rich people who spend the rest of their lives living off of book deals and speaking engagements. However, this is not so. Many Presidents had problems making ends meet and some of them actually went bankrupt! They were the poorest U.S. Presidents. Everyone who become President is not a millionaire or independently wealthy. Here are five of our leaders who almost literally lived in the poor house.
How often do we hear “We give money to foreigners all the time. What do they ever do for us?” It is true, that America is a very giving country and that we try to help those in need, but other countries have helped us, as well, along the way. It is ignorant for us to forget those contributions to America. People risked their lives, reputations and talents to help make America become a country, and without them, we probably would still be under English rule. This Independence Day, while we are celebrating with picnics and fireworks, let us not forget the American colonist who bled for our freedom and these five foreigners that gave us the opportunity to say we live in the United States. Here are five foreigners who created America.
A lot of lies appear in the news these days to push a political agenda. What gets Americans going is when people state "That's what the Founding Father's intended..." Most of this is completely false. It's hard to imagine what they actually wanted or intended, but if you connect the dots, you can see how they felt about certain things. We can gather this from the writings they left behind (you know...stuff like The Constitution, The Declaration of Independence, The Federalist Papers, etc...) and their personal journals. A lot of people may be upset about the revelation that some of these Facts About The Founding Fathers that are blatantly false, but you can't rewrite history - even if you want to... Read more...
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If you ask most people, they will tell you that Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence. While this is very true, he was only one of five people who came up with the draft behind this famous United States document. He was part of "The Committee of Five" requested by the Second Continental Congress to draft a letter to England declaring America a sovereign nation. It was all highly illegal (by British standards) and no notes were taken while writing the draft. So, who were the other four writers involved? Here is a look at each of these Founding Fathers and some of the unique views each of them offered into making declaration of freedom. Read more...