Connecticut Dems Dump Jefferson, Urge Rest Of US To Follow

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This is from The Daily Caller News Foundation.

I want to tell the Connecticut DemocRats to Go To Hell.

I will continue to honor Thomas Jefferson for the things he did first as one of Americas Founding Fathers and then as President.

I will honor Andy “By God” Jackson because he is an original American Bad Ass Hero and President.

I will see to it our daughters honor these men also.


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The Connecticut Democratic Party has officially dumped both Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson’s names from its annual fundraising dinner due to their ties to slavery, giving into demands from the state’s chapter of the NAACP.

Each fall, the state party holds a Jefferson-Jackson-Bailey dinner to raise money for the party. Similar Jefferson-Jackson dinners are held by Democrats around the country (the Bailey name is peculiar to Connecticut).

But now the first two names are gone, voted out unanimously by the party’s state board in just a few minutes with almost no discussion, according to the Hartford Courant.

“As members of the Democratic Party, we are proud of our history as the party of inclusion. Democrats have led the way on civil rights, LGBT equality and equal rights for women,” the board’s resolution declared. “It is only fitting that the name of the party’s most visible annual event reflects our dedication to diversity and forward-looking vision.”

A replacement name will be chosen later.

Jefferson is well-known to most Americans for writing the Declaration of Independence, serving as America’s third president, championing religious freedom and being one of the nation’s leading intellectuals in its early years. He was also a key figure in the genesis of the Democratic-Republican party, which evolved into the modern Democratic Party, so throughout history Democrats have been happy to claim him as their own.

Now, though, Democrats are souring on Jefferson due to his position as a slaveholder, as well as the belief that he fathered children with slave Sally Hemmings.

Andrew Jackson is even more vilified today. While his presidency was a key point in the rise of the “common man” as a major force in American politics, Jackson was also a slaveholder, and his policies toward American Indians have been characterized by some as genocidal.
Calls to change the name grew after the massacre of black churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina last month.

Party chairman Nick Balletto said he hoped the rest of the country would join Connecticut in rejecting Jefferson’s legacy.

“I wasn’t looking to be a trailblazer or set off a trend that’s going to affect the rest of the country,” Balletto told the Connecticut Post. “Hopefully, they’ll follow suit when they see it’s the right thing to do.”

Balletto added that the name simply had to go, because some people were offended by it.

“When something offends someone, it’s beyond being politically correct,” Balletto said. “It just causes a need for change.”

“You can’t change history, but you don’t have to honor it.”

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This is from Patriot UpDate.

Another reason to homeschool your children.


The United States has a rich history of which all Americans can be proud. It’s not perfect, but it is very good. America’s record among the community of nations is a sterling example of what people of good will can do when they enjoy the blessings of liberty, freedom, and self-determination. But liberals don’t see things this way. To them America’s history is a shameful record characterized by military adventurism, imperialism, and exploitation. Most liberals can find little good to say about America—past or present—and they use our nation’s public schools, colleges, and universities to pass their disdain on to successive generations of susceptible young people. Here are some examples of how liberals view America’s history and teach it in the public schools:

  • The American Revolution was flawed because it failed to free the slaves. The French Revolution was better (in spite of the orgy of mass murder).
  • America’s Founding Fathers were a bunch of patriarchal slaveholders unworthy of more than a brief mention in history books.
  • Democracy is a good thing—provided the left is in control.
  • All southerners during the War Between the States were bad—they all fought to preserve slavery.
  • California and Texas were taken from their rightful owners—Mexico—by Yankee imperialists backed by the U.S. military. Those Americans killed at the Alamo got what they deserved.
  • The Panama Canal is an example of the forceful expansionism and international bullying of an American president.
  • Hoover caused the Great Depression by relying on free-market economics and FDR ended it through government intervention. World War II had nothing to do with America’s economic recovery.
  • World War I and II were fought to help America’s imperialist allies retain their colonies worldwide.
  • Dropping the atomic bombs on Nagasaki and Hiroshima amounted to war crimes on the part of the U.S. military.
  • Joseph McCarthy was wrong about there being communists in the U.S. government.
  • Vietnam was an unjust war, soldiers who fought there are baby killers, and the only heroes of the war are those who burned their draft cards and refused to serve in the military.
  • Johnson’s “war on poverty” is an excellent example of how government programs can make the world a better place.
  • Because of the crushing remnants of slavery, minorities in America will perpetually need and should be given special privileges such as Affirmative Action to level the playing field.
  • Ronald Reagan was an over-the-hill politician who acted his way into the presidency. He was one of the worst presidents in America’s history.
  • Government programs, statism, and socialism are good. Private enterprise and free markets are bad.
  • Freedom of the press is a good thing, but conservative talk radio should be outlawed.
  • The Bill of Rights is commendable, but the Second Amendment should be repealed.
  • The religious freedom in the First Amendment does not apply to Christian businesses that are singled out for bullying tactics by homosexual advocacy groups.

Readers can probably add examples of their own concerning how liberals view America’s history. Nothing is more hypocritical than exploiting the Constitutional freedoms granted to all Americans to distort the history of the nation that affords those very freedoms to its citizens. But this is exactly what liberals do when they purposefully distort America’s history. What is worse is that these distortions are what liberals are teaching your children if you send them to public schools.

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