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>Don’t Believe Tom Brokaw About America’s Founders

>Tom Brokaw labeled the World War II generation the “Greatest Generation” — but he was wrong.
That honor belongs to the Founders — the men who pledged their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor for the cause of liberty, and who established the United States.

This was a generation without equal, and it deserves to be rescued from the politically correct textbooks, teachers, and professors who want to dismiss the Founders as a cadre of dead, white, sexist, slave-holding males.

Now, a clear-sighted conservative historian, Dr. Brion McClanahan, sets the record straight and revives the true history of these great men. In The Politically Incorrect Guide™ to the Founding Fathers, he profiles all the leading Founders (and some unjustly neglected ones), debunks false attacks on their reputations, and shows how they have better answers to today’s problems than our current politicians do.

And now, for a limited time, HUMAN EVENTS is making The Politically Incorrect Guide™ to the Founding Fathers available to you absolutely FREE.

In your FREE copy of The Politically Incorrect Guide™ to the Founding Fathers, you’ll discover:

  • The Founders were conservatives by today’s standards — for gun rights, limited government, and religion in public life
  • George Washington fervently believed that God Himself saved the Revolution
  • Thomas Jefferson would have vetoed all federal domestic programs of the last one hundred years
  • John Adams considered virtue, morality, and religion to the bulwarks of a free republic
  • Alexander Hamilton did not believe in direct taxation or a large government debt
  • John Taylor of Caroline County, Virginia, predicted the problems of modern state capitalism and central banking
  • The Founders believed in states’ rights — including the right to secede from the Union

>Newt Gingrich’s Favorite Washington Christmas Story


Newt Gingrich
December 23, 2008
Vol. 3, No. 52
Christmas Night, 1776

By Newt Gingrich

On Christmas Day, 1776, nearly all thought the Revolution was lost, except for a valiant few who still believed in “The Cause.” We owe our liberty today to those valiant few.

Led by George Washington, most of his army, dressed in rags and barefoot, faced a winter gale of rain, sleet, ice and snow. This band of patriots braved a midnight river crossing and a nine mile march over frozen roads to win a spectacular victory at Trenton, New Jersey, the following morning. Those were indeed times, as Thomas Paine would write, that “try men’s souls.”

In a season that has become too commercialized and — worse yet — had much of its religious meaning driven from the public square, Washington’s Christmas crossing is a story that should be remembered and celebrated, this Christmas and every Christmas.

Christmas is a time to celebrate the birth of Christ, to be with family and friends, and, I would add, to give thanks to God for those who endured so much on that Christmas night, 232 years ago. Read more . . .