Posts made in March, 2017

Conservatism and Liberty – taking another hit

»Posted by on Mar 24, 2017 in Slideshow | 0 comments

Conservatism and Liberty – taking another hit

It’s been a busy week legislatively, and it did not turn out well for conservatism or liberty. First, the Senate Education Committee considered a bill that would require students to use the bathroom of their gender, and not what gender they decided to call themselves. In a surprising move, the committee killed the bill. It’s likely that the defeat was heavily influenced by a statement Lt. Gov. Randy McNally made last week. He said the bill was no longer needed in light of the federal government’s recent action.  Killing the bill highlights the short-sightedness of many legislators. His statement and republicans on the committee killing the measure assume that the proponents of debauchery will give up pushing their deviant agenda. And, they...

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State History

»Posted by on Mar 21, 2017 in Slideshow | 0 comments

State History

There’s a lot of state history not taught to our youth. You’ve probably heard of the Battle of Athens, but only from folks who wanted to share the story. Here’s another piece of history not taught to our kids. But both events are in Tennessee’s Blue Book ( this story on page 42), the book that also contains our state Constitution. So the question is, why is this history good enough for the Blue Book, but not good enough to be taught in school ? ____________________________________________________ Another clash between community practices and the forces of modernity took place in 1908 at Reelfoot Lake in the northwest corner of the state. The lake, an exceptionally rich fishery and game habitat, had for many years supported local fishermen...

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Josiah Bartlett

»Posted by on Mar 21, 2017 in Slideshow | 0 comments

Josiah Bartlett

Josiah Bartlett (No middle name) Born: November 21, 1729 Died: May 19, 1795 Josiah Bartlett was born November 21, 1729 to Stephan & Hannah-Mary Bartlett (Webster) in Amesbury Massachusetts. The 5th child and 4th son born to the Bartlett’s of Amesbury. By age 17 Josiah knew Greek and Latin and studied to become a physician. Studying under Dr. Ordway of Amesbury, colony of New Hampshire Josiah married his first cousin, daughter of his uncle Joseph, Mary Bartlett on January 15, 1754 together they had 10 children, 3 son’s  and 7 daughters, Mary1754, Lois 1756, Miriam 1758, Rhoda 1760, Hannah 1763 (died as an infant), Levi 1762, Josiah 1768, Ezra 1770, Sarah 1773,  and Hannah 1776 (also died as an infant. All three of his sons and 7 of his grandson’s became...

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