Valley Forge: Diary of Albigence Waldo (1777-1778)

Valley Forge: Diary of Albigence Waldo (1777-1778)

“EXTREME DIFFICULTIES” by James Still, ©2018, RetraceOurSteps.com (Jan. 1, 2018) — Albigence Waldo was an army surgeon at Valley Forge.  Disease, especially smallpox, was one of the most dangerous enemies for Washington’s army.  John Adams noted, “Disease has destroyed Ten Men for Us, where the Sword of the Enemy has killed one.”  Of the 11,000 […]

America: A Refuge for Civil and Religious Liberty (1776)

America: A Refuge for Civil and Religious Liberty (1776)

SAMUEL ADAMS PROCLAIMS THE NEED FOR AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE by James Still, ©2017, RetraceOurSteps.com (Aug. 1, 2017) — On July 8, 1776, a huge crowd gathered outside the Philadelphia State House, now called Independence Hall, to hear the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence.  John Adams witnessed the event: “The Declaration was… proclaimed from that […]

Fourth of July: The First Anniversary (1777)

Fourth of July: The First Anniversary (1777)

“THE FACE OF JOY AND GLADNESS WAS UNIVERSAL” by James Still, ©2017, RetraceOurSteps.com (Jul. 1, 2017) — On the first anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, Congress adjourned for the day and dined with military officers and various dignitaries.  British deserters and the Hessian band, taken at the Battle of Trenton, also joined the festivities.  A […]

Thoughts on Government (1776)

Thoughts on Government (1776)

“EMBRACING INDEPENDENCE” by James Still, RetraceOurSteps.com (Apr. 1, 2017) — In 1776, John Adams was asked to share his opinions on government.  In response, Adams wrote several letters and a pamphlet entitled, Thoughts on Government.  Adams touched on three branches of government and a system of checks and balances.  Thoughts on Government helped colonists embrace […]

In Pursuit of Liberty (1765)

In Pursuit of Liberty (1765)

THE “GREAT STRUGGLE” by James Still, ©2016, RetraceOurSteps.com (Jun. 1, 2016) — Without a reminder, the human mind simply forgets.  Thomas Paine wrote, “It is at all times necessary… that we frequently refresh our patriotism by reference to first principles.”[1]   Writing about America’s first settlers, John Adams reminded his readers of the Puritans’ courageous pursuit […]

Factionalism, Friction, Philandering

Factionalism, Friction, Philandering

THE FALLACY OF TWO-PARTY POLITICS by Dr. Thomas E. Davis, Col., USA (Ret.) (May 15, 2016) — [Editor’s Note:  The following is Part 1 of a new book currently being written by World War II veteran and columnist Dr. Thomas E. Davis, Col., USA (Ret.)] The Remedy 4:22 AM, March 16, 2014 I have just […]

What Went So Horribly Wrong

What Went So Horribly Wrong

1787 to 2016 by Dr. Thomas E. Davis, Col., USA (Ret.), ©2016 (Apr. 29, 2016) — “Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote…that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country.” — Samuel Adams A Short History […]

We Are Almost There: Socialism Coming Home to Roost

We Are Almost There:  Socialism Coming Home to Roost

“SIDES HAVE BEEN CHOSEN” by Michael Gaddy, ©2016, blogging at The Rebel Madman (Mar. 14, 2016) — “Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.” ~ John Adams “Democracy is the road to Socialism” ~ Karl Marx Friday night last, in […]

Reconstitute the “Sons of Liberty” to Save Our Republic

Reconstitute the “Sons of Liberty” to Save Our Republic

“ACTS OF TYRANNY” by Bob Russell, ©2015, blogging at Conservative Daily News (Dec. 28, 2015) — I have been watching the History Channel miniseries entitled “The Sons of Liberty” (http://www.history.com/shows/sons-of-liberty/about), the story of the beginnings of the colonies throwing off the yoke of British tyranny.  Samuel Adams and his group of patriots banded together with […]

The Jury is Out

The Jury is Out

“TO INSURE THE RIGHTS OF THE PEOPLE” by Michael Gaddy, ©2015, blogging at The Rebel Madman (Dec. 17, 2015) — I am frequently asked, especially by one very patriotic lady in Utah, what are the solutions to all of the problems with our government that are illustrated in my writings. My first answer is a […]

Why America No Longer Works

Why America No Longer Works

“OUR ONE AND ONLY KING” by RoseAnn Salanitri, TPATH Contributor, ©2015 (Dec. 17, 2015) — Regardless of which presidential candidate you support, it is highly unlikely that any one of them will be able to turn back the pages of time to when America was a shining city on a hill. Many believe that our […]

One Old Man’s “Things to Do Before His Demise”

One Old Man’s “Things to Do Before His Demise”

THIS IS MY BUCKET LIST:  THREE ITEMS ONLY by Dr. Tom Davis, Col., USA (Ret.), ©2015 (Dec. 7, 2015) — [Editor’s Note:  In a note to The Post & Email accompanying this article, Dr. Davis wrote, “When I turned 90 on January 20, 2015, I realized that my time was getting short. I got on the […]

First National Day of Prayer (1775)

First National Day of Prayer (1775)

“MILLIONS WILL BE UPON THEIR KNEES” by James Still, ©2015, RetraceOurSteps.com (Dec. 4, 2015) — The First National Day of Prayer and Fasting occurred on July 20, 1775.  Congress attended “Divine Service” and ordered that a copy of the Resolution be “published in the Newspapers, and in Hand-bills.” “As the Great Governor of the World, […]

Revolutionary Wars; 2nd One Coming

Revolutionary Wars; 2nd One Coming

“LIBERTY, NOT WAR” by Bob Russell, ©2015, blogging at Conservative Daily News (Nov. 24, 2015) — I have an interest in military history and am quite knowledgeable about the founding of this once great nation. I have noticed on many social network sites that some call Americans cowards, and worse, because We the People have […]

Washington: Commander-in-Chief (1775) pb

Washington: Commander-in-Chief (1775) pb

A “MOMENTOUS DUTY” by James Still, ©2015 (Jun. 1, 2015) — By the summer of 1775, it was increasingly clear the Colonies needed an army and General. Was there anyone who could both unite the Colonies and command an army?  John Adams suggested Washington: “… I had no hesitation to declare that I had but […]

Lexington & Concord (1775) pb

Lexington & Concord (1775) pb

“FROM THE PEN TO THE SWORD” by James Still, ©2015 (Apr. 1, 2015) — After reviewing eyewitness accounts of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the Massachusetts Provincial Congress summarized events in an address to the citizens of Great Britain: “By the clearest depositions… it will appear, that, on the night preceding the 19th of […]

History and Future Facing Them Both pb

History and Future Facing Them Both pb

“NO PERSON EXCEPT A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN…SHALL BE ELIGIBLE TO THE OFFICE OF PRESIDENT” by Dwight Kehoe, Editor, TPATH, ©2015 (Feb. 4, 2015) — A long time ago at the origins and birth of America, which in contrast to the length and breadth of culture, civilizations and yes, the brutality of the European Continent, the […]

Mainstream Media Editorial Claims Opposition to Obama’s Policies “Treason”

Mainstream Media Editorial Claims Opposition to Obama’s Policies “Treason”

ARE OBAMA SYCOPHANTS GETTING A LITTLE NERVOUS? by Sharon Rondeau, h/t BirtherReport (Feb. 1, 2015) — In a January 31 editorial published at The Trentonian, author L.A. Parker claimed that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, speaking at the Iowa Freedom Summit last Saturday, “appeared to engage Obama’s birthplace and religious background.” Quoting Christie when he […]

Government Gone Wild

Government Gone Wild

…A REFLECTION OF AMERICA’S MORAL COMPASS by RoseAnn Salanitri, TPATH Contributor, ©2015 (Jan. 15, 2015) — America’s Constitutional Republic was designed by men who understood that government’s proper role was to protect our God-given rights – not to solve our problems.  Based on their belief that God is the author of our rights and that […]

Liberty, Tolerance and Christianity pb

Liberty, Tolerance and Christianity pb

ARE WE WILLING TO GOVERN OURSELVES? by RoseAnn Salanitri, TPATH Contributor, ©2015 (Jan. 1, 2015) — Today most Americans will acknowledge that this is a Christian nation – or a nation founded on Christian principles. These have accepted the national philosophy that has been passed down for generations but they have accepted it blindly and […]

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