One of America’s earliest, religious documents, the Mayflower Compact was the first governing document of Plymouth Colony. It was written by the Separatists, also known as the “Saints”, fleeing from religious persecution by King James of Great Britain. They traveled aboard the Mayflower in 1620 along with adventurers, tradesmen, and servants, most of whom were [...]
As Americans celebrate the birthday of the USA, it is fitting that we take time to remember the blood, sweat and tears shed by the American colonists who fought in the USA’s war for independence, a.k.a. the American Revolution. With this in mind, I want to introduce Wizbang readers to one of the rank-and-file colonial [...]
To honor our troops for this year, I am going to share this story about their mettle. What follows are excerpts from remarks by Marine Lt. Gen. John F. Kelly made to the Semper Fi Society of St. Louis on November 13, 2010. While leading his platoon on a combat patrol, Kelly’s son, Marine 1st [...]
This year, March 31 is Easter Day, the day that American Christians celebrate Jesus Christ having risen from the tomb to join his Father in Heaven. But instead of hosting a doodle celebrating that sacred holiday, this March 31, Google is celebrating the birth of famed union activist Cesar Chavez. Cesar Chavez was born on [...]
In honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, I present an excerpt from Dr. King’s famous “I have a dream” speech: I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created [...]
From all of us at Wizbang, Merry Christmas to you and yours!
You can’t even eat turkey on Thanksgiving without being called a racist by our friends on the extreme left side of the aisle in America today, especially if you prefer the white meat over the dark. Just before Thanksgiving last week, the liberal site Slate dredged up a 2010 piece claiming that the reason Americans [...]
As we pause to celebrate Thanksgiving with our families, all of us at Wizbang wish all the members of our online community a happy Thanksgiving.
The July 4th firework show in San Diego was supposed to last for 18 minutes, but a technical glitch caused all of the fireworks to go off pretty much at once. That made for a very short, if spectacularly explosive show. Watch the whole show below, it really won’t take up much of your time… [...]
Today America enjoys the celebration of 236 years of existence as a nation by noting the day we declared our independence from our Mother nation, England. Sadly, that celebration has, for too many, become the “July Fourth” holiday, a day of picnics, rote parades, “white sales,” and for some a day off work. Of course, [...]
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