Jerry Falwell Jr, You Should Be Ashamed Of Yourself

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You may or may not know me as the Founder of We The Blue, an online political media content company with brands that cater to all no-matter where you are on the political spectrum… But you may not know that I was the President and Founder of something that the Christian Right hated during the 2008 Presidential Elections, the Liberty University College Democrats...

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BROTHERS

BROTHERS

by Bobby Walsh

The election of 1800 was a bloodbath. Not literally, of course, but figuratively — and it almost derailed a historic friendship for good.

Thank God it didn’t.

Thomas Jefferson, a Democratic Republican, despised his friend John Adams politically. Adams, a Federalist, was the defacto leader of the party that had supported and pushed through the ratification of the US Constitution. The Democratic Republicans were then established to oppose the Federalists — thus pitting the two former allies against each other. Adams was a firm believer in a strong centralized government, whereas Jefferson believed federal government should take a more hands-off approach and defer to individual states’ rights.

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Cirque des Distractés

Cirque des Distractés

by Bobby Walsh

 

Over the last week or so, a lot of time has been spent discussing President Trump and his tweets. The Morning Joe Feud, the WWE gif that simulated a CNN beatdown — People just can’t stop talking about those damn tweets. A lot of “how could he say that?!” and “Can you imagine if Obama…” comments are floating around.

As someone who has devoted many hours to reading and appreciating American history, I of course can’t help but feel bothered by these tweets as well. This is the White House I think to myself. Why tarnish that legacy? I wanted to keep my mouth shut, because I didn’t want to draw any more attention to it, and for the most part I did — a small joke might have pushed it’s way out, but that’s life. The truth is — it was almost impossible not to talk about, which I think was the point.

 

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