Browsing: July 26

A Brief History On July 26, 1953, the Arizona Department of Public Safety and Arizona National Guard conducted a raid on an enclave of fundamentalist Mormons at Short Creek, Arizona, an enormous law enforcement effort that netted about 400 people taken into custody, including men, women and children. Their alleged crime? Polygamy, also known as “plural marriage,” which had ended as a part of mainstream Mormonism as manifested by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, commonly referred to as the LDS and comprise more than 95% of all “Mormons.” Digging Deeper On July 26, 1953, the Arizona Department…

A Brief History On July 26, 1861, President Abraham Lincoln appointed Major General George McClellan as Commanding General of the Army of the Potomac, answering to the elderly General Winfield Scott.  (See out article about The 4 Commanding Generals of the Union Army in the Civil War on July 23.)  Today we again address the bloodiest war in US history, and tell you about 10 things you may not know about this horrible period in American History. Digging Deeper 1. Abraham Lincoln was a racist.  Not only did Lincoln publicly state that he had no intention of trying to eliminate slavery,…

A Brief History On Tuesday, July 26, 2016, in a perverted sense of social awareness Hillary Clinton has invited the mothers of people “killed” by police (or a citizen, or themselves) to speak at the Democratic National Convention.  Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren, Tim Kaine, and other prominent Democrats are perpetuating a myth that African-Americans are at high risk of being murdered by American police, just because of race.  Perhaps most notoriously, Elizabeth Warren, already known for fabricating and exploiting her alleged Native American ancestry, in her persistent pandering perpetuated the lie about “hands up, don’t shoot”.  As The Washington Post reports, Warren…

A Brief History In a bizarre mass killing in Tokyo, Fox News reports a 26 year old man, a former employee of a facility for disabled people, went to that facility at 2:30 am local time on July 26, 2016 (still July 25 in Eastern Daylight Time) and killed 19 people with a knife and wounded about 45 more. Digging Deeper Police and emergency crews arrived to late to stop any of the rampage, and the man actually turned himself in at a local police station.  Japan is known as a largely law abiding country with respect for authority, and…

A Brief History On July 26, 1861, Major General George McClellan was appointed the commander of the Army of the Potomac, a move President Lincoln hoped would instill professionalism and competence to that Army.  McClellan was outranked only by Winfield Scott, the 75 year old relic who was increasingly under fire from a public that demanded a quick and thorough victory. Digging Deeper Scott advocated a plan of siege and blockade called “The Anaconda Plan” by which the Confederate States would be squeezed and starved into submission.  As the Union Army and Navy at that time did not have the…

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