Monday, September 20, 2010

Obama, the Queen of England and a Riddle.

Barack Obama met with the Queen of England.  This may or may not be exactly as things unfolded.  No names will be withheld as none are innocent.

After a tour of the palace, as they were having afternoon tea, Obama asked her, "Your Majesty, how do you run such an efficient government? Are there any tips you can give to me?"
"Well," said the Queen, "the most important thing is to surround yourself with intelligent people."
Obama frowned, and then asked, "But how do I know the people around me are really intelligent?"
The Queen took a sip of tea. "Oh, that's easy; you just ask them to answer an intelligent riddle." The Queen pushed a button on her intercom.
"Please send Tony Blair in here, would you?"
Tony Blair walked into the room and said, "Yes, my Queen?"
The Queen smiled and said, "Answer me this please, Tony, your mother and father have a child. It is not your brother and it is not your sister.
Who is it?"
Without pausing for a moment, Tony Blair answered, "That would be me."
"Yes! Very good," said the Queen.
Obama went back home to ask Joe Biden, his vice president the same question.
"Joe, answer this for me. Your mother and your father have a child. It's not your brother and it's not your sister. Who is it?"
"I'm not sure," said Biden. "Let me get back to you on that one..." He went to his advisors and asked every one, but none could give him and answer. Finally, he ended up in the men's room and recognized Colin Powell's shoes in the next stall. Biden asked Powell, "Colin, can you answer this for me? Your mother and father have a child and it's not your brother or your sister. Who is it"
Colin Powell yelled back, "That's easy, it's me!"
Biden smiled, and said, "Thanks!" Then, he went back to speak with Obama.
"Say, I did some research and I have the answer to that riddle.
It's Colin Powell!"
Obama got up, stomped over to Biden, and angrily yelled into his face, "No!
you idiot! It's Tony Blair!"

A version of this was in my email in-box and I had to share.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Tea Party Ideals are not new....... or radical.......

"They make a rout about universal liberty,
without considering that all that is to be valued,
or indeed can be enjoyed by individuals, is private liberty."
-- Dr. Samuel Johnson


"As the organized Left gained cultural power, it turned into a monster that
found perpetual victimhood, combined with thought and speech control, the most
efficient way to hold on to that power. Suddenly it was the Left, the protector
of liberty, that was setting rules about what could and could not be said or
even thought."
-- Tammy Bruce
(1962-) American radio host, author, and political commentator
Source: The New Thought Police, 2001


"To take from one because it is thought that his own industry and
that of his father's has acquired too much, in order to spare to others, who, or whose fathers have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association -- the guarantee to every one of a free exercise of his industry and the fruits acquired by it."
-- Thomas Jefferson

(1743-1826), US Founding Father, drafted the Declaration of Independence, 3rd US President
Source: Note in Tracy's "Political Economy," 1816

"About all a Federal Reserve note can legally do is wipe out one debt and
replace it with itself another debt, a note that promises nothing. If
anything's been paid, the payment occurs only in the minds of the parties..."
-- Tupper Saucy
Source: " The Miracle On Main Street"


"One of the most insidious consequences of the present burden of personal
income tax
is that it strips many middle class families of financial reserves &
seems to lend support to campaigns for socialized medicine, socialized housing,
socialized food, socialized every thing. The personal income tax has made the
individual vastly more dependent on the State & more avid for state hand-outs.
It has shifted the balance in America from an individual-centered to a
State-centered economic & social system."
-- W. H. Chamberlin

"The people themselves, not their government, should be trusted
with spending their own money and making their own decisions."
-- Richard Armey

"Capitalism should not be condemned, since we haven’t had capitalism. A system
of capitalism presumes sound money, not fiat money manipulated by a central
bank. Capitalism cherishes voluntary contracts and interest rates that are
determined by savings, not credit creation by a central bank. It’s not
capitalism when the system is plagued with incomprehensible rules regarding
mergers, acquisitions, and stock sales, along with wage controls, price
controls, protectionism, corporate subsidies, international management of
trade, complex and punishing corporate taxes, privileged government contracts
to the military-industrial complex, and a foreign policy controlled by
corporate interests and overseas investments. Add to this centralized federal
mismanagement of farming, education, medicine, insurance, banking and welfare.
This is not capitalism!"
-- Ron Paul
(1935-) American physician, US Congressman (R-TX), US Presidential candidate
Source: Has Capitalism Failed?, July 9, 2002

"There is a class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs. There is a certain class of race-problem solvers who don't want the patient to get well."
-- Booker T. Washington
(1856-1915) African American political leader, educator and author

"Corruption, like a cancer … eats faster and faster every hour. The revenue creates pensioners, and the pensioners urge for more revenue. The people grow less steady, spirited, and virtuous, the seekers more numerous and more corrupt, and every day increases the circles of their dependents and expectants, until virtue, integrity, public spirit, simplicity, and frugality become the objects of ridicule and scorn, and vanity, luxury, floppery, selfishness, meanness, and downright venality swallow up the whole of society."
-- John Adams
(1735-1826) Founding Father, 2nd US President


"Had the states been despoiled of their sovereignty by the generality of the preamble, and had the Federal Government been endowed with whatever they should judge to be instrumental towards the union, justice, tranquility, common defence, general welfare, and the preservation of liberty, nothing could have been more frivolous than an enumeration of powers."
-- Virginia’s General Assembly
Source: January 23, 1799


"Freedom is the greatest fruit of self-sufficiency."
-- Epicurus
(341-270 BCE) Greek philosopher, founder of the school of philosophy called Epicureanism


"I can find no warrant for such an appropriation in the Constitution, and I do not believe that the power and duty of the General Government ought to be extended to the relief of individual suffering which is in no manner properly related to the public service or benefit."
-- Grover Cleveland
(1837-1908) 22nd & 24th US President
Source: February 16, 1887, vetoing a bill to appropriate money to provide seeds to drought-stricken counties of Texas

"It is very certain that [the commerce clause] grew out of the abuse of the power by the importing States in taxing the non-importing, and was intended as a negative and preventive provision against injustice among the States themselves, rather than as a power to be used for the positive purposes of the General Government."
-- James Madison
(1751-1836), Father of the Constitution for the USA, 4th US President
Source: letter dated February 13, 1829


"The man who seeks freedom for anything but freedom's self is made to be a
-- Alexis de Tocqueville
[Alexis Charles Henri Maurice Clerel, le Comte de Tocqueville] (1805-1859) French historian


"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
-- Benjamin Franklin
(1706-1790) US Founding Father
Source: motto to Historical Review of Pennsylvania


"The true danger is when liberty
is nibbled away, for expedience, and by parts."
-- Edmund Burke
(1729-1797) Irish-born British statesman, parliamentary orator, and political thinker
Source: April 3, 1777, letter to the Sheriffs of Bristol

"No free government, or the blessings of liberty, can be preserved to any
people but by a firm adherence to justice, moderation, temperance, frugality,
and virtue; and by a frequent recurrence to fundamental principles."
-- Patrick Henry
(1736-1799) US Founding Father


"The ultimate aim of government is not to rule, or restrain, by fear, nor to exact obedience, but contrariwise, to free every man from fear, that he may live in all possible security; in other words, to strengthen his natural right to exist and work without injury to himself or others. No, the object of government is not to change men from rational beings into beasts or puppets, but to enable them to develope their minds and bodies in security, and to employ their reason unshackled; neither showing hatred, anger, or deceit, nor watched with the eyes of jealousy and injustice. In fact, the true aim of government is liberty."
-- Baruch Spinoza
Source: Baruch Spinoza, in Theological-Political Treatise (1670)


"That principle is, that the sole end for which mankind are warranted, individually or collectively, in interfering with the liberty of action of any of their number, is self-protection. That the only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not sufficient warrant."
-- John Stuart Mill
(1806-1873) English philosopher and economist
Source: John Stuart Mill, On Liberty (1859)


"The whole history of the progress of human liberty shows that all concessions yet made to her august claims have been born of earnest struggle. If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters."
-- Frederick Douglass
[Frederick Baily] (1818-1895), escaped slave, Abolitionist, author, editor of the North Star and later the New National Era
Source: Frederick Douglass, in an address on West India Emancipation (4 August 1857)


"Liberty, according to my metaphysics, is an intellectual quality, an attribute
that belongs not to fate nor chance. Neither possesses it, neither is capable
of it. There is nothing moral or immoral in the idea of it. The definition of
it is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and
choice and power; it can elect between objects, indifferent in point of
morality, neither morally good nor morally evil."
-- John Adams
(1735-1826) Founding Father, 2nd US President
Source: John Adams, in a letter to John Taylor (15 April 1814)

Monday, July 26, 2010

Stop the Mosque at Ground Zero!

Look at the size of the crowd - did it make the news?  ALL the networks have
  studios within spitting distance of the site.




    the Mosque at Ground Zero
Part II
June 16, 2010, New York , N.Y. ,   -  by El Marco

Americans Stand Up Against Radical
    Islam in New York - We Will Not Submit!
Not one major network sent a satellite
    truck or camera crew to this event. Without bloggers this newsworthy event
    would have remained unknown to the public and history
On Sunday, June 6th, a
    multi-ethnic, multi-racial coalition of Americans opposed to Islamic
    violence and intolerance rallied at the site of the World Trade Center in
    New York City .
9/11 families were joined
    by immigrants from India, Russia, Egypt, Israel, Africa, Iran and Europe to
    show opposition to the construction of a mega-mosque at Ground Zero. Others
    flew in from overseas to speak or just to share their particular ethnic
    communities' experiences at the hands of Muslims.
These are parents and
    spouses of firefighters killed on 9/11. The rally took place just a
    minute's walk from Ladder 10 Firehouse, where their loved ones were
    stationed for duty that terrible day. Ladder 10 lost seven firefighters.
Crowd estimates ranged from
    5,000 (NYPD) to 10,000. The crowd overflowed the police barrier enclosures
    that ran the full length of two city blocks. This photo shows the enclosure
    in front of the stage at the intersection of Liberty and Church Streets. The
    second enclosure ran the length of the next block and can be seen on the
    other side of the traffic lights.
Thousands of additional
    participants filled the treed area of Zuccotti Park .
Robert Spencer
    and Pamela Geller are the founders of STOP ISLAMIZATION OF
    AMERICA, which sponsored the rally. Ms. Geller is a citizen journalist and
    blogger who runs the 
human rights web site Atlas Shrugs.
    Mr. Spencer is the author of several books on Islam and head of the
    influential web site Jihad watch. Pamela Geller:
"Ground Zero is a war
    memorial, Ground Zero is a burial ground. We are asking for sensitivity. It
    is unconscionable to build a shrine to the very ideology that inspired the
    jihadist attacks at Ground Zero, right there. We are asking the imam Rauf
    and Daisy Khan to be sensitive. For mutual respect and mutual understanding
    that is demanded of us every day.
There's a hair-trigger
    sensitivity in the Muslim world, you can't run the cartoons, you can't say
    Mohammed, this is offensive. This is an offensive mosque. To build a
    shrine, an Islamic flag of conquest on the sacred ground the cherished
    site, of a conquered land. This is historic, this is Islamic history. It's
    what they do. The St. Sofia in Turkey , the al-Quds, at the holiest Jewish
    site in Israel . Not here. This is where we take a stand. We must take
    a stand. We must say no."
I do not believe that the landmarks commission
    controlled by Mayor Bloomberg, is going to stop this mosque. It's not going
    to happen. Here's Omar Muhamedi, on his human rights council, a CAIR
    lawyer, who 
sued the airlines and the Jane and John Does that saw
    something and said something
on those airplanes, if
    you remember. That's who's on his human rights commission. It ain't gonna
    happen with Bloomberg. We have to make it happen. You have
    to get involved." (Pamela Geller)
Police enclosure on left,
    with crowd flowing out of park on right. The new Tower 7 and World Trade
    Center site
are in the background. The green tent, center, is located
    immediately behind the stage.
Port Authority and NYPD
    officers kept watch over the rally and were well aware of the need for
    heightened security at this event. One of their own Port Authority
    officers, WTC Sergeant Alan T. De Vona was on duty at the World Trade
on 9/11, 2001, and was one of the first to help victims of the
    terrorist attack. He spoke these words to the SIOA rally:
"It's almost nine years.
    I'm hoping that America is watching. I'm hoping that America is
    remembering. Because, make no mistake. September 11 was an act of war. And
    thank the military that has lost almost 5,000 troops from that day,
    defending us. I don't know what to say to jar America 's memory. I want
    America to remember.
Port Authority Police and FDNY firefighters are seen
    here gathered beneath this banner.
The issues at stake will
    certainly affect the heart of American freedom, democracy, cultural values
    and tolerance. America is a tolerant country that allows for the free
    worship of all its citizens. But our tolerance has limits. Do we have to
    tolerate intolerant Islamic ideology and Muslims who preach intolerant
Hindu human rights
    activists Narain Kataria, Prasad Yalamanchi and unidentified friend
    came from Mississippi and Chicago with banners and flyers highlighting the
    radical statements of imam Rauf and his jihadist roots.
Stephen Dyer and Gary Jules
    journalism students at York College, with Pamela Geller. Not one major
    network sent a satellite truck or camera crew to this event. Without
    bloggers this newsworthy event would have remained unknown to the public
    and history.
Pamela Geller is greeted by
    Hindu human rights activists Prasad Yalamanchi and Narain Kataria.
Bhupinder Singh
    Bhurji, Pamela Geller, and Robert Spencer. Singh Bhurji is the president of
    the  NAMDHARI SIKH FOUNDATION. The foundation is a member of the
    Human Rights Coalition Against Radical Islam (HRCARI). HRCARI is a
    coalition of Hindus, Sikhs, Christians from Sudan, Egypt and Iraq, moderate
    Muslims and Jews - who are victims and targets of radical Islam around the
    globe. He said, at another rally:
"Radical Islamists are
    killing people in India , trying to dominate that nation. And here too they
    come with violence against "infidels." We are "infidels
    united," standing together, brown, black and white, against this
    epoch's fascist movement. Radical Islam wants to dominate entire
    world. They want everyone to surrender. Islam radical or otherwise.
 They want to put the Islamic flag on White House."
Because of Islamic
, America and the world have seen massive new security measures
    become a way of life. Anyone openly critical of Islam, or terrorist
    ideology, must surround themselves with security, or live in hiding. Those
    courageous enough to confront Islamism are criticized by the cowards and
    appeasers of the left who seek safety by supporting the enemy. Moderate
    Muslims were silent when Theo van Gogh was brutally murdered in Amsterdam ,
    just as moderate Muslims in the United States are generally reluctant to
    speak out against violent Islam. Moderate Muslims also face great danger in
    speaking out.
Geller and Spencer will
    press on despite the danger. They hope to inspire Americans to stand up and
    say enough of political correctness and work to stem the galloping
    islamization of America and Europe . 


Have you
      seen anything about this story on the evening news?
Of course
      you haven't! So please forward this email to all those
you know
      who feel the way you and I do about this country . . .

Thank you!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Score a Victory for States Rights!

County Sheriff Can Bust Big Brother: Wyoming Sheriffs Put Feds in Their Place

The duly elected sheriff of a county is the highest law enforcement official within a county. He has law enforcement powers that exceed that of any other state or federal official.

This is settled law that most people are not aware of.

County sheriffs in Wyoming have scored a big one for the 10th Amendment
and states rights. The sheriffs slapped a federal intrusion upside the
head and are insisting that all federal law enforcement officers and
personnel from federal regulatory agencies must clear all their activity
in a Wyoming County with the Sheriff’s Office. Deja vu for those who
remember big Richard Mack in Arizona.

Bighorn County Sheriff Dave Mattis spoke at a press conference following
a recent U.S. District Court decision (Case No. 2:96-cv-099-J (2006))
and announced that all federal officials are forbidden to enter his
county without his prior approval ......

"If a sheriff doesn’t want the Feds in his county he has the
constitutional right and power to keep them out, or ask them to leave,
or retain them in custody."

The court decision was the result of a suit against both the BATF and
the IRS by Mattis and other members of the Wyoming Sheriff’s
Association. The suit in the Wyoming federal court district sought
restoration of the protections enshrined in the United States
Constitution and the Wyoming Constitution.

Guess what? The District Court ruled in favor of the sheriffs. In fact,
they stated, Wyoming is a sovereign state and the duly elected sheriff
of a county is the highest law enforcement official within a county and
has law enforcement powers exceeding that of any other state or
federal official." Go back and re-read this quote.

The court confirms and asserts that "the duly elected sheriff of a
county is the highest law enforcement official within a county and has
law enforcement powers EXCEEDING that of any other state OR federal
official." And you thought the 10th Amendment was dead and buried — not
in Wyoming, not yet.

But it gets even better. Since the judge stated that the sheriff "has
law enforcement powers EXCEEDING that of any other state OR federal
official," the Wyoming sheriffs are flexing their muscles. They are
demanding access to all BATF files. Why? So as to verify that the agency
is not violating provisions of Wyoming law that prohibits the
registration of firearms or the keeping of a registry of firearm owners.
This would be wrong.

The sheriffs are also demanding that federal agencies immediately cease
the seizure of private property and the impoundment of private bank
accounts without regard to due process in Wyoming state courts.

Gosh, it makes one wish that the sheriffs of the counties relative to
Waco, Texas and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma regarding their jurisdictions
were drinking the same water these Wyoming sheriffs are.

Sheriff Mattis said, "I am reacting in response to the actions of
federal employees who have attempted to deprive citizens of my county of
their privacy, their liberty, and their property without regard to
constitutional safeguards. I hope that more sheriffs all across America
will join us in protecting their citizens from the illegal activities
of the IRS, EPA, BATF, FBI, or any other federal agency that is
operating outside the confines of constitutional law. Employees of the
IRS and the EPA are no longer welcome in Bighorn County unless they
intend to operate in conformance to constitutional law." [Amen].

However, the sad reality is that sheriffs are elected, and that means
they are required to be both law enforcement officials and politicians
as well. Unfortunately, Wyoming sheriffs are the exception rather than
the rule . . . but they shouldn’t be. Sheriffs have enormous power, if
or when they choose to use it. I share the hope of Sheriff Mattis that
"more sheriffs all across America will join us in protecting their

If Wyoming Sheriffs can follow in the steps of former Arizona Sheriff
Richard Mack and recognize both their power and authority, they could
become champions for the memory of Thomas Jefferson who died thinking
that he had won those "states’ rights" debates with Alexander Hamilton.

This case is not just some amusing mountain melodrama. This is a BIG
deal. This case is yet further evidence that the 10th Amendment is not
yet totally dead, or in a complete decay in the United States. It is
also significant in that it can, may, and hopefully will be interpreted
to mean that "political subdivisions of a State are included within the
meaning of the amendment, or that the powers exercised by a sheriff
are an extension of those common law powers which the 10th Amendment
explicitly reserves to the People, if they are not granted to the
federal government or specifically prohibited to the States."

Winston Churchill observed, "If you will not fight for right when you
can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your
victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you
will have to fights with all the odds against you with only a
precarious chance of survival. There may be a worse case. You may have
to fight when there is not hope of victory at all, because it is better
to perish than to live as slaves."

Dave Robinson,
Brunswick, Maine

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Conspiracies or fact?

How does one know if what they see, whether an advertisement or blog, is just propaganda or facts presented in dramatic fashion?  In today's era of cut and paste, as well as photoshop and internet hoaxes, sometimes we wonder whether something we see is based in reality or conjured up to scare us into action.  This is especially true in the political world.

With this in mind, I share the following without knowing with certainty whether ALL accusations are absolute truths. Some I know to be true however , so we must at least investigate.  Even propaganda is based out of at least a glimmer of truth.  One thing is certain, I am worried about my country.  Not whether or not it can be restored to its former greatness, but at what the cost might entail.

So, what do YOU think?

Friday, July 16, 2010

How well do you know the U.S Presidents?

I do not try and present myself as an expert on the Presidents of these United States.  I am a student of History and enjoy particularly, the History of the United States of America.  This blessed country has a history as rich, if not as long, as any European nation.

I was given the following trivia by one of my instructors.  It is fun, interesting and some stuff many people do not know.  See how many you may know.  Find the answers you don't.  It is NOT useless information, and who knows, you may just be able to win a trivia game one day.  One thing is for sure; what you learn while looking up these answers will be invaluable, mark my word!


  1. Who was the only President to hold a Phd?
  2. When I died, though I had been an important Founding Father, even the Quakers refused to bury me.
  3. I disowned my only son because he did not support the American Revolutionary cause.
  4. Some have called me the “Martha Stewart” of my day because I loved decorating and furnishing my home.
  5. My farewell speech warned Americans of the “military industrial complex.”
  6. The buck stops here.”
  7. If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog.”
  8. No man ever listened himself out of a job.”
  9. The last thing I wanted to do was to be a wartime President”.
  10.  Born in 1782, I was the first President born a U.S. citizen.
  11.  I was 5’4” tall, rarely weighed more than 100 lbs and had chronic arthritis.
  12.  I was the first President to speak over the newly invented radio.
  13.  I was over 300 lbs and the White House had a special bathtub installed for me.
  14.  Leon Czolgosz killed me on September 14th, 1901.
  15. We were the only two Presidents who were Quakers.
  16.  I am the only President who was never married.
  17.  I am the President who the most children.  Who was I and how many kids did I have?
  18.  I kept a pet alligator in the White House.
  19.  I was nicknamed the “Teflon President.”
  20.  I was the first President to live in the White House.
  21.  I was known as the “trust buster.”
  22.  “A chicken in very pot and a car in every garage.”
  23.  I appointed BOTH the first woman Cabinet member and the first woman as a U.S. Ambassador to a foreign country.
  24.  My salary as President was $25,000.
  25.  I was the first President that had been born in a hospital.
  26.  What religion can boast the highest number of American Presidents?
  27.  I was the only President with a Jehovah’s Witness upbringing although I shifted   somewhat after 1915.
  28.  I was the first President to appoint a woman to the U.S. Supreme Court.
  29.  I was the first President to have a child born while in the White House.
  30. These two Presidents both died and just hours apart on July 4, 1826.
  31. I had no formal education and was a tailor prior to politics and the Presidency.
  32.  My wife was affectionately known as “Lemonade Lucy.”
  33.  I was the President to first put & have electricity in the White House.
  34.  In part influenced by Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle, I supported and got the Meat Inspection Act passed.
  35. I hired Louis Comfort Tiffany to restore and do some redesigning of the White House.
  36. Army General or not, I could get physically ill at the sight of blood and I deplored the sport of hunting.
  37. I was the only President to serve two NON-consecutive terms in the White House.
  38. I was the last Civil War veteran to serve as President.
  39.  I am the only President to also have served as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
  40. Whether popular culture bunk, total nonsense or political allegory, Frank Baum’s 1900 classic The Wizard of Oz supposedly made political commentary on my Presidency and even portrayed me as the Wizard himself.
  41. I was supposed to be assassinated also in 1865 but the assassin assigned to do me in lost their nerve.
  42. I was a president that became famous for saying so little that a White House dinner guest made a bet that she could get the president to say more than two words. She told the president of her wager. His reply: "You lose."
  43. I not only disagreed with the Supreme Court decision favoring the Cherokee claim, but I also openly defied it and removed the Cherokee from their land anyway.
  44. First Lucy Mercer, then Missy LeHand, then Lucy Mercer again until my death.
  45. My Presidency had many low points and misjudgments, but my unrelenting determination that resulted in the Camp David Accords was not one of them and remains a stunning achievement in Presidential history.
  46. I was a President BUT in my entire career I was never elected to ANY office higher than that of Congress.
  47. “Old Rough and Ready.”
  48.  Although it sounds scandalous at first, I married my school teacher….she was only a year older than me.
  49. “The Little Magician.”
  50. Sure, I made money and a living in several businesses before becoming President but one in particular that made me big money was my part ownership of the Texas Rangers baseball team.
  51. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, I flew 58 missions in WWII and was shot down by the Japanese but rescued by an American submarine.
  52. Two months before taking office, my 11-year-old son was killed in a train accident.
  53. I was inaugurated on March 4, 1841 and died on April 4, 1841.  The first President to die in office.
  54. While serving first as Vice President, I lamented, "My country has in its wisdom contrived for me the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived or his imagination conceived."
  55. Although my “Doctrine” did not have its formal name until 20 years after my death, my “Doctrine” warned European nations to stay out of Latin America.
  56. It is I, and not Thomas Jefferson, who can be called the “Father of the Constitution.”
  57. Although there was no Constitutionality that granted me the power or authority or to defend it, I went ahead with the Louisiana Purchase anyway.
  58. After election but before taking office, my heart was broken by the death of a beloved stepson and the death of my wife who had been decimated by the media as being an adulteress, a whore and a divorcee.
  59. I won the Nobel Prize for History with my 1955 book Profiles in Courage.
  60. My Presidency will always be connected to and haunted by the Dred Scott decision.
  61. My Presidency was fiercely expansionist and “my War” and the land obtained from that war also worsened the already deteriorating relations between the American North and South over slavery.
  62. If you doubt the importance of a family dog, just check out the number of hits there are on YouTube of my famed “Checkers Speech.”
  63. One my film “classics” was a WWII U. S. Army Air Corps training film called “Japanese Zero.”
  64. I wasn’t a particularly wealthy guy but I became the wealthiest guy in Virginia when I married Martha.
  65. My election to the Presidency has forever become tagged as the “corrupt bargain.”
  66. I became known as “His Accidency.”
  67. Afraid of losing the Southern vote, I chose not to support the Anti-Lynching Law when it was before Congress.
  68. Alexander Graham Bell tried feverishly to save me with a device he had invented to find a bullet lodged in me.  He failed and I died.
  69. "that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain--that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom--and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."
  70. My birth name was William Jefferson Blythe III.
  71. My ‘Good Neighbor Policy” gave more strength to the Monroe Doctrine and outlined a definitive response to European or any other country’s involvement in Latin America.
  72. While I was Vice-President, I served a President who detested me and who kept secret from the plans called the Manhattan Project.  I only learned of it when the President died.
  73. “In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist”. 
  74. I was never President but I was a pretty darn colorful Vice-President….during my term I killed a guy in a duel and I got to stay in office!
  75. John C. Calhoun resigned as Vice-President in 1832 in order to run for office but I am the only VP to resign in complete disgrace.
  76. Without the heroic efforts of this First Lady, the famed portrait of George Washington in the White House would have been lost to an advancing British Army.
  77. I buried three sons and my husband and a fourth son had me committed to an insane asylum. 
  78. My idea, the League of Nations, failed to pass Congress and the U.S. did not join but after WWII, a similar idea bore witness to the foresight of my ideals……… became known as the United Nations.
  79. When the newspapers chanted “"Ma, ma, where's my pa? Off to the White House, ha ha ha!" – I admitted to fathering an illegitimate son and my sex scandal became Presidential history.
  80. I was already accused of having an affair and children with one of my slaves while I was President but the DNA proof did not come out until 1998.
  81. Until Nixon and then Clinton, my scandal was considered the worst, a story of bribes, land deals and big money being made.  I died before anything could be absolutely proven…who am I and what was my scandal called?
  82. Four freedoms:  The first is freedom of speech and expression - everywhere in the world.  The second is freedom of everyone to worship God in his own  way, everywhere in the world. The third is freedom from want . . . everywhere in the world.  The     fourth is freedom from fear . . . anywhere in the world.”  
  83. "I have left orders to be awakened at any time in case of national emergency, even if I'm in a cabinet meeting."
  84. “When the President does it, that means it's not illegal.”
  85. "I want a kinder, gentler nation."
  86. "The price of freedom is eternal vigilance."
  87. Can a U.S. President declare War?
  88. What the only THREE requirements to run for President?
  89.  True or False: Congress can directly override an Executive Order of the President
  90.  True or False: The President can grant pardons and reprieves from any Federal offenses
  91. True or False: The President can enter into a Treaty without the Senate approving
  92. Can the Presidency be won with only the popular vote?
  93. True or False: A House or Senate Bill can only become law if the President signs it.
  94. True or False: Congress can override a President’s veto with a 2/3 vote.
  95. I ran for President unopposed by any candidate….of course, I won, too!
  96. In 1991, they exhumed my body to decide once and for all if I had murdered by arsenic poisoning.
  97. I married my fifth cousin once removed but still we were cousins.
  98. I am the only President to have donned a Nazi uniform.
  99. At my funeral in 1845, they had to remove my pet parrot because it was colorfully cussing out the crowd.
   100. I was the first President to be photographed at an Inauguration.  My eventual assassin is also in that picture with me.

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