It is increasingly popular to question America’s greatness and status as a “Shining City on a Hill,” but the Founding Fathers showed that patriotism is not a bad thing, and U.S. freedom should never be taken for granted. Honor the risk the nation’s earliest patriots took and celebrate Independence Day by remembering some of the most patriotic quotes from America’s Founding Fathers. Emphasis added:1. George Washington, Farewell Address 1796: In offering to you, my countrymen, these counsels of an old and affectionate friend, I dare not hope they will make the strong and lasting impression I could wish; that they will control the usual current of the passions, or prevent our nation from running the course which has hitherto marked the destiny of nations. But, if I may even flatter myself that they may be productive of some partial benefit, some occasional good; that they may now and then recur to moderate the fury of party spirit, to warn against the … [Read more...] about 13 Patriotic Quotes from America’s Founding Fathers
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Former FBI director James Comey has responded pointedly to President Trump’s recent round of Twitter attacks on him. Comey posted a quote by former President Franklin D. Roosevelt Saturday, stating: “I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.” Comey’s message comes just hours after the president began blasting him on Twitter, calling him “Lyin’ James Comey” and “a total sleaze.” 12 PHOTOS James Comey's life after President Trump fired him as FBI director See Gallery James Comey's life after President Trump fired him as FBI director James Comey, former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), speaks during an interview in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. Comey said he's 'disappointed and disgusted' with Republican attacks on Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, a campaign led by former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani since he became one of … [Read more...] about Comey responds to Trump’s Twitter attack with FDR quote
Home Daily News Quoting Dr. Seuss' 'The Lorax,' 4th Circuit… Environmental Law By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted December 17, 2018, 12:02 pm CST A federal appeals court quoted The Lorax last Thursday when it ruled that the U.S. Forest Service violated federal law by issuing permits for a pipeline to cross the Appalachian Trail. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at Richmond, Virginia, said the Forest Service had “abdicated its responsibility to preserve national forest resources” when it issued permits for the Atlantic Coast pipeline. Judge Stephanie Thacker wrote the panel opinion. “We trust the United States Forest Service to ‘speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues,’ ” the 4th Circuit said, quoting The Lorax, written by Dr. Seuss. NPR, the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the Charleston Gazette-Mail and the Washington Post have coverage. The pipeline would run in West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina through the George Washington and … [Read more...] about Quoting Dr. Seuss’ ‘The Lorax,’ 4th Circuit says Forest Service must ‘speak for the trees’
Lori Johnston, The Washington Post Published 8:56 am PST, Saturday, December 1, 2018 George H.W. Bush, who died Friday, was a lifetime Episcopalian, part of the blue-blood of America's founding Christianity. But as a presidential candidate, he was part of a Republican opening to evangelicalism that changed the country's landscape. A bombing mission that plunged him into the Pacific Ocean during World War II and his younger daughter's death from leukemia were among the times when he said he looked to God and prayer. Bush attended Christ Episcopal Church in Greenwich, Connecticut, as a child. His father, Prescott Bush, was a Republican senator from Connecticut. The future president's mother, Dorothy Walker, would read to her family from the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer. "He was Episcopalian by tradition. His mother was extremely devout, read all the books. And he loved his mother and so he loved the tradition," said Doug Wead, who co-authored the 1988 book, "George … [Read more...] about George H.W. Bush helped lead GOP toward evangelicalism
Gillian Brockell, The Washington Post Published 12:40 pm PST, Friday, November 9, 2018 President Donald Trump speaks in front of a painting of George Washington in the East Room of the White House in July. President Donald Trump speaks in front of a painting of George Washington in the East Room of the White House in July. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Jabin Botsford. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Jabin Botsford. Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 President Donald Trump speaks in front of a painting of George Washington in the East Room of the White House in July. President Donald Trump speaks in front of a painting of George Washington in the East Room of the White House in July. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Jabin Botsford. 'An Asylum … [Read more...] about ‘An Asylum to the persecuted’: Would George Washington embrace the migrant caravan?