America’s Black Patriots: The History You Never Learned in School

By Kimberly Bloom JacksonPinned Post

Have you ever heard of Wentworth Cheswell or the Reverend Jonas Clark? How about Peter Salem? If you haven’t, don’t feel bad. I didn’t know and I taught history.

America's Black Patriots: James Armistead, Wentworth Cheswell, and Lemuel Haynes

With all the chatter about February being Black History Month, I thought I would throw myself into the fray to offer a little sneak peek into the history we never learned in school.

Frankly, I have never been a fan of Black History Month. No, I’m not a racist. To me, history ought to be taught through a more integrative rather than separatist approach. The fact of the matter is black and white Americans have often worked side by side contributing to our rich history—a history that dates back to our nation’s founding.

Unfortunately, this history has often been distorted, even erased from our history books by progressives—the real racists.

Let’s take a closer look at some of these amazing black American patriots.

1) Wentworth Cheswell (1746-1817): Few people have ever heard of Wentworth Cheswell, yet in 1775 he rode alongside Paul Revere to alert everyone that the British were coming. As the story goes, the two men eventually split off—Cheswell rode north and Revere rode west. In addition to being a patriot, Cheswell was a respected schoolteacher, church leader, and historian. He also became America’s first black judge in 1768. That’s seven years before America won her independence!

Do You Patronize Businesses That Undermine Your Freedoms and Values?

By Kimberly Bloom JacksonPinned Post

When my husband and I arrived at the door of a local restaurant that came highly recommended to us, we couldn’t believe our eyes.

No Guns Sign

On their door was the infamous “NO GUNS” sign. We looked at each other in disbelief. How could the owner of the restaurant be so stupid as to draw attention to an establishment full of unarmed customers? Worse yet, how could customers be so stupid? It’s like hanging an “easy target” sign around every neck.

Fact is, mindless gun-free zones are what mass shootings have in common. They are killing zones, free from good guys with guns. That’s why the Aurora movie theater killer chose the more distant theater where guns were not allowed and thus where he wouldn’t have to worry about his plan being foiled.

Still, too many people remain in denial. Recently, an Olive Garden employee asked an on duty Kansas City police officer who was in full uniform to leave the restaurant because he was—wait for it—carrying a gun!

Intense reaction to the incident on social media prompted an Olive Garden spokesperson to apologize for the “misunderstanding.” “We love having members of law enforcement dine with us,” he said. Really? Olive Garden may say they love law enforcement, but did you know they hate the Second Amendment?

As for that restaurant with the “no gun” sign my husband and I visited, needless to say, we moved on to safer turf.

Liberal Fascism

Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left from Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning (New York: Doubleday, 2009)

The word “fascist,” much like “racist,” has long been a favorite insult of the Left to silence their opposition. Unfortunately, fascist is so widely thrown about these days that it trivializes the evils of real fascism. As a result, this perpetuates a perverted understanding of the word fascist as “everyone I don’t like.”

But here’s the irony. Jonah Goldberg, in his book Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left from Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning, “reminds us that the original fascists were really on the left, and that liberals from Woodrow Wilson to FDR to Hillary Clinton have advocated policies and principles remarkably similar to those of Hitler’s National Socialism and Mussolini’s Fascism.” For example, the Nazis “believed in free health care and guaranteed jobs. They confiscated inherited wealth and spent vast sums on public education. They purged the church from public policy, promoted a new form of pagan spirituality, and inserted the authority of the state into every nook and cranny of daily life. The Nazis declared war on smoking, supported abortion, euthanasia, and gun control. They loathed the free market, provided generous pensions for the elderly, and maintained a strict racial quota system in their universities—where campus speech codes were all the rage.”

Goldberg’s book is a gem and a must read!

God and the Public Square: The History No Longer Taught in School

By Kimberly Bloom Jackson

Our founding fathers believed that America’s birth was the work of a Divine hand. How else could a small collection of farming colonies have won it’s independence from the mighty British Crown?

The Apotheosis of Washington

The founders also understood that civic virtue and morality were absolutely essential if citizens were going to govern themselves. In the words of our second president John Adams, “Our Constitution was made only for a religious and moral people. It is wholly inadequate for the government of any other.”

Unfortunately, this important part of our history is no longer taught in school. No wonder there’s so much hostility toward free speech these days, let alone religious expression. But it wasn’t always this way.

Recently, while visiting our nation’s capitol, I was amazed to see just how much religion was front and center everywhere I went. In fact, America’s capitol is a treasure trove of religious symbolism found on canvas, parchment, stained-glass, stone, and marble. Throughout the National Mall, God in the public square really isn’t such a taboo after all, as secularists would have us believe.

The National Archives Building
My journey began at the National Archives, a repository for America’s historic documents. My mission was to see our Charters of Freedom—the Declaration of Independence (1776), Constitution of the United States (1787), and Bill of Rights (1791)—located in the building’s rotunda.

Just before entering the rotunda there’s a bronze floor inlay of the Ten Commandments. This image was intended to convey that our legal system originated in God’s law.

Dear Hollywood: Stop Insulting American Voters!

By Kimberly Bloom Jackson

Many of you threatened to leave the country if Donald Trump won the Presidency. Well, he won. Good riddance. Don’t let the big door of freedom hit you on the way out!

Dear Hollywood

Oh, you changed your mind? Is it because you love America or you just love yourselves living in a country that helps you maintain your life-style of lavish hypocrisy? Either way, your recent anti-Trump tantrums are tantamount to a slap in the face of every hard working American voter who is struggling to support their family because of liberal policies of the last 8 years.

Luckily for the rest of us, we didn’t have to cut and run. Instead, when the going got tough, we got going. Trump won because his message resonated with millions of Americans, including the forgotten blue state Rust Belters who are now feeling pretty hopeful. They voted for Trump even when elites like you said it wouldn’t matter. But it did! And while you were ballyhooing about running away from home, some of our military heroes were making the ultimate sacrifice‐‐for all of us‐‐so you would still have the right to act like fools.

2016: Intolerables vs Deplorables

By Kimberly Bloom Jackson

The 2016 election was about the direction of America. The battle was a spectacular culture clash dominated by two groups. On one side were the Intolerables, made up largely by the Left’s complex of academia, news media, and entertainment bent on propagandizing intolerance and division. On the other side stood the “Deplorables,” as Hillary Clinton unaffectionately called them, millions of hard working Americans who supported Donald Trump.

Intolerables vs Deplorables

The Deplorables fought hard and won. And the Intolerables spontaneously combusted!

There are now so many embarrassing images of mindless emotionalism, dysfunction, and lack of self-control littering the American landscape, it’s become the new norm. Nevertheless, we must remember 2016 as the year that exposed the deranged Intolerables for who they really are. Let’s take a closer look:

1. Half-Witted Campus Radicals: Ever since institutions of higher learning have morphed into shameful grievance industries where identity politics, victimhood, and political correctness have flourished, so have we seen more division, anger, and hatred across America. Unfortunately, many students wear their victimhood as an uncommon badge of honor. They see themselves as innocent and everyone else is out to get them.

Now, with Trump having won the presidency, their hysterics have reached a whole new psychosomatic level.

Students across the nation have expressed feeling threatened and unsafe with a President-elect Trump. To help them cope, staff have organized everything from “cry-ins” and counseling to hot cocoa and puppy petting. Some students have even worn safety pins to signal that they’ve physically offered themselves as a “safe space” for others.

Democrats Have Rigged Elections For 150 Years!

By Kimberly Bloom Jackson

Come hook or crook, Democrats are desperately trying to set up for a big win on November 8. Like many people, I’m suspicious of them. They have a bigger reputation of committing voter fraud, intimidation, and even downright violence than any other political party in America. But did you know their desperate schemes date back to at least the 1860s? Unfortunately, this is another one of those history lessons most of us never learned in school. Today, anyone who dares to utter the words “rigged election,” is publicly attacked as “right-wing conspirators.” This is suppose to silence us from doing our civic duty of making sure our elections have integrity. Meanwhile, the real conspirators just keep on riggin’ full steam ahead.

Of Course, He Wants To Vote The Democratic Ticket

Today, we’re becoming more aware of some of the back room shenanigans that Democrats and their political operatives have been up to all along, thinking most Americans would never find out. Oops!

Mass Voter Fraud & Poll Manipulation
In a series of explosive videos, investigative journalist James O’Keefe and his undercover Project Veritas team take us behind-the-scenes of the Democratic Party’s vast secret network of nefarious dealings.

The Little Seal: A Tale of Political Risk

By Kimberly Bloom Jackson

Sometimes you just have to give other creatures in nature credit for having more common sense than we do. A striking example of this was on display when a little gray seal desperately climbed aboard a nearby whale watching boat off the coast of Vancouver Island. Everyone on the boat was a bit shocked at the sight of their new passenger—and it was all captured on video!

Big Government Cronies vs American Citizens

So why on earth would this cute little critter risk it all by hitching a ride on a boat full of people? Instinct for survival.

You see, the little seal had just narrowly escaped a pod of 12 very hungry killer whales, that were now spouting water from their blowholes as they circled the very boat harboring the seal.

Of course, seals don’t go through life in denial. They know exactly what they need to do every day to survive—avoid being consumed by killer whales. Unfortunately, on this day, this little guy found himself in the wrong place at the wrong time, or maybe he was in the right place at the wrong time. After all, a boat was in reach and that gave him options—stay in the dangerous water or take a chance on something different by seeking refuge on a boat. Given the track record of killer whales, he probably figured he had nothing to lose.

Judge Plays God to Ban ‘Unimportant’ Bible Verse

By Andrew Shirley/Shirley & Banister Public Affairs. This article was recently published at CharismaNews.com and makes clear just how dangerously brazen the enemies of liberty have become.

The military’s highest court ruled yesterday that men and women serving in the U.S. Armed Forces can be punished for exercising their religion if judges deem the practice not religiously “important.” The ruling upholds the government’s criminal prosecution of a U.S. Marine for refusing to discard personal notes that had Bible verses on them. The case may now be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Marine Lance Cpl. Monifa Sterling

In 2014, Marine Lance Corporal Monifa Sterling was ordered to remove from her workstation three pieces of paper with a paraphrase from the book of Isaiah, “No weapon formed against me shall prosper,” even though co-workers were permitted to keep nonreligious messages on their desks. She declined and was court-martialed. A lower court upheld Sterling’s court martial, rejecting her argument that her faith was protected by the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

“This is a real-life example of why judges shouldn’t play theologians,” said Daniel Blomberg, legal counsel of the Becket Fund, which filed a friend-of-the-court brief supporting the Lance Corporal. “Here, a few judges concluded that keeping Scripture nearby isn’t ‘important,’ even though more than half of the world’s population belong to religions that teach the exact opposite. Avoiding obvious errors like this is why RFRA protects all religious beliefs, not just beliefs that government officials deem ‘important.’’’

Read more at Charisma News.

Remembering Our American Flag Day

By Kimberly Bloom Jackson

For more than a year after our founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence, the newly formed United States still didn’t have an official flag.

Happy Flag Day!

Finally, on June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress passed a “Flag Resolution” that declared: “Resolved, That the flag of the [thirteen] United States be 13 stripes, alternate red and white: that the union be 13 stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation” (p. 464, Journals of the Continental Congress, Volume 8). This new flag became the first definitive national symbol of our country, representing the 13 former colonies––now the United States—Massachusetts, Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Rhode Island, Georgia, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maryland.

Although Congress gave some overall specifics on what the flag should look like, it left open details of its final design. Soon, someone took the initiative to make a flag with the stars arranged in a perfect circle, symbolizing the powerful unity between the new states. This is sometimes called the Betsy Ross flag because according to legend it was Ross who sewed the first flag—affectionately known as “stars and stripes”—for George Washington to use as a motivating symbol for American soldiers in the Revolutionary War.

Why You Should Stop Using The Word “Gender”

By Stella Morabito. A timely piece originally published at The Federalist where Morabito is a senior contributor.

We should just dump the weaponized word ‘gender’ and say ‘sex.’ It’s the first step back to sanity in this war on our minds and bodies.

Men's and Women's Restrooms

Let’s stop polluting our language with the word “gender.” Corruption of the English language was Point A on the road to President Obama’s directive to de-privatize and de-sex all school restrooms nationwide. The ploy that got us all into the lazy habit of using the empty term “gender” in place of the accurate word “sex” has its roots in gender ideology, which cultural Marxists pushed for many decades. Since cultural Marxism is nothing but nihilism, it shouldn’t surprise us that “gender” can mean whatever you want or don’t want it to mean. In other words, there’s no there there.

George Orwell’s classic 1946 essay “Politics and the English Language” discusses how easily language can be a tool of political manipulation. Here’s a great excerpt that I think shows us how we got to today’s state of confusion:

Read more at The Federalist.

Seeds of Evil: College Students Embrace Killing Jews

By Kimberly Bloom Jackson

Just when we thought college students couldn’t sink any lower into the depths of mindless Marxian goo, this shocking video pops up. It reveals one of the most unthinkable acts known to humankind, which is why it’s so hard to image how these sensitive “safe spacers” could financially support such a thing.

What is it? Students of Portland State University shown are willingly donating money to “American Friends for Hamas” whose mission is to help fund terrorists and “wipe Israel off the map”—or so they think. That’s because filmmaker Ami Horowitz fabricated the whole set up just to see if students would really give money after being explicitly told it would go to helping kill Jews. And they did! As one student put it, “I’ve been learning about this in school and I’m happy to help you.”

This sounds like something straight out of Hitler’s Germany. Why haven’t these students been arrested? (more…)