Janet Uhlar | American Revolution: Individuals and Events

American Revolution: Individuals and Events

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I started this webpage when promoting my latest book on the story behind the myth of James “Whitey” Bulger, The Truth Be Damned. My experience as a juror in his trial forced me to view the depth of corruption within our federal legal/judicial system–further study, and personal experience, exposed the corruption within State legal systems and courts across America. Our Founding Fathers/Mothers were willing to risk all they had …

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the truth behind truman

75 YEARS AGO President Harry Truman ordered the dropping of the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. Prior to making his infamous decision,Truman was aware that our ally, the Soviet Union, was ready to take over Japan. Truman’s top generals and admirals made this clear. With the Soviet takeover, Japan would be forced to surrender. Regardless, Truman dropped the bomb. The death of tens of thousands of children and …

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In celebrating the birth of the Savior, and preparing for a new decade, my thoughts turned to America’s Founders and their unshakeable faith. How else could they face the might of Great Britain in defense of their God-given rights? Of course, those in Great Britain thought the colonists were in violation of the truths of Scripture in rising up against the King! But, as proud Americans, we have no …

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Please read Nathalie Baptiste’s excellent article in Mother Jones, July 9, 2018: https://www.motherjones.com/crime-justice/2018/07/prosecutors-are-using-jailhouse-snitches-to-send-innocent-people-to-death-row/ Our judicial system is spinning out of control. We are losing confidence and trust in “the good guys,” as we see again and again innocent citizens being abused by police. We hear of false charges pursued, regardless of lack of evidence. We learn of individuals in prison for decades for crimes they did not commit. (And, …

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When lecturing on the American Revolution, I start by pointing out a fact we have lost sight of, or perhaps never truly understood. There was a sense of purity in the War for Independence. It wasn’t fought over oil, resources, wealth, women, insults, or even power. It wasn’t waged by the rich and fought by the poor. The colonists weren’t being systematically brutalized by the British. Prior to the …

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joe quincy jr history

Josiah Quincy, Jr. was born in Boston on a frigid day in February 1744. Though a frail child, he grew up within a strong, already prominent family. He was the youngest of 4, and especially adored his brother Samuel, nine years his senior. Following in Samuel’s footsteps, Josiah attended Harvard and studied law. Josiah presented an impassioned dissertation at Harvard’s 1766 commencement on Liberty. Among those in attendance were …

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