These terms are always tossed around but too few know much of the history or figures envolved.
This thread address the history of the movement, highlights lesser and better known individuals and seminal modern writings all should be aware of.
The modern American conservative movement most trace back to the 1964 Goldwater campaign. Given this did bring conservatism back to the forefront of national consciousness, the movement got its traction post WWII.
Roots of American conservatism stretch back to the birth of our nation and our expressed founding values. Natural law. The first 5 presidents were of the founding generation. Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison and Monroe.
Donald J Trump the 45th president of these United States. Only 44 men in our history have ever held the office. An exclusive group of esteemed individuals. President Trump is proving himself to be among the greatest in this exclusive alumni.
Interestingly enough only 39 of the 44 stood for election and won the office. Trumps unlikely electoral victory stunned many, but not all. A brief recollection of an individuals perspective.
I started out staunchly for @tedcruz who I supported through the primaries. When Ted didn’t pull out Indiana, that was it. I was upset, but that evening I knew Trump was to be the nominee. I never had any disillusion otherwise, as some others did.
This is everything I expected it to be, a complete pile of 💩... I'll attempt to compost into usable information in a thread 👇👇 theatlantic.com/amp/article/56…
I would love to see where slavery is enshrined or even mentioned in the constitution prior to the 13th that specifically outlaws its existence.
It is not.
It is not by design.
What the author doesn’t want you to know is many wanted slavery abolished right from the framing.
To form a nation, that issue had to wait. Immeasurable care was taken to never mention slavery, specifically to not allow any subsequent generation to construe slavery as protected or endorsed in anyway.
I thought 👇🏽was a bot becuz who would be so offended by .@Kaepernick7 .@nike campaign? #justdoit as if they care; they don't We're the 68% We believe in 🇺🇸 ⚖ & facts: per @fbi statistics its about the same 44% white 43% black felons murdered officers #FactsMatter
ALSO she threw that black on black argument out so I compared that with white on white crime 90% black/black and 84% white/white so pretty much the same again Can she can get on OUR white mass murder problem (59/101)? Those men w AK-47's 😞 but the reason statista.com/statistics/476…
We are peacefully protesting the promise of America & her ideals which are not in sync w police brutality/murders of unarmed people of color 👀 👇🏽Do you know what they have in common? They're mass murderers peacefully taken into custody #ThisIsWhyWeKneelsalon.com/2015/12/01/whi…
So Mr. Trump is visiting the beautiful Dakotas and the ego fluffing rallying continues without pause. Just like yesterday, Trump will continue his rants and attacks on the media and spread lies about Democrats./1 #TrumpEgoRallies#CultureOfCorruption#Cult45
But here's what know he won't do or say: address the real issues facing hard-working North and South Dakota families. He will also fail to talk about the continued #Republican war on health care coverage for 130 million Americans with pre-existing conditions./2 #GOPCorruption
EU Doubling our money across the UK: These are just some examples where we should be thanking our EU membership – We wouldn’t have these without the European Regional Growth Fund.
Access to New Markets for the Fashion Sector. To enable designers to access opportunities to new markets and increasing national and international trade, ERDF of £150,000 was matched with £150,000 from East London Small Business Centre. This assisted 106
3/ SMEs, created 13 jobs, safeguarded 55 jobs, and generated £2.5m new sales.
EAST of ENGLAND...Low Carbon Innovation Fund is a venture capital fund which makes early stage equity investments into SMEs that are developing new products
1/ A lie spread by Kremlin/Trump trolls is there are THOUSANDS of sealed indictments which will be simultaneously unsealed & anti-Trump conspirators will be jailed. Sealed indictments are an everyday occurrence. Many federal cases involve indictments that are at one time sealed.
2/ Sadly, this Kremlin disinformation gets amplified repeatedly on Twitter.
3/ Rpt Federal Justice Center (2009) counted all sealed federal cases in 2006, including bankruptcy, criminal, forfeiture, qua tam, warrant actions, NATSEC, indictments, etc. There were 25,000+ sealed fed cases in US, w >15,000 being magistrate cases. (uscourts.gov/sites/default/…)
With our politicians and their media counterparts endless meddling by manipulating emotions and playing it very loose (if as l all) with facts…
Who needs any Russians???
Seriously. They’re just mad Russia invaded their turf. “Hey, hey! Only we lie and manipulate!”
Emotional manipulation, verses logical issue based reasoning in political persuasion, was pioneered by Bill Bernbach in the 1964 presidential campaign .
He was the driving force behind LBJs advertising.
The infamous daisy ad actually only aired once prior to the 1964 election and was just one of a few other ads that ran more often.
It was the daisy commercial that is still talked about to this day. smithsonianmag.com/history/how-da…
This entire story deserves to be threaded & tagged. In posting, my focus is not to dwell on the past but look at #Today with critical #EyesOpen. It’s a reminder to #Vote and act for the #betterfuture of our country.
In my debate with @PeterRoskam earlier this week he told some real whoppers about taxes and the impact of his tax bill on the district. They are talking points completely unbuttressed by facts. But facts matter. So here's a thread...
When I think about ‘open borders’ perspective on immigration, I see a major strategic error. (Setting aside being just part of a greater effort to form a global government; the nationless world.)
Events 1200 years ago makes a good analogy to illustrate what I reference.
Around 842 the Eastern Roman Empire had treachery afoot! The Empress Theodora was exiled to a nunnery and her lover Theoctistus was murdered, a plot orchestrated by Bardas rising his young nephew to the throne, Michael III.
The young new ruler, perfectly aware of his precarious position, desired council he could trust. Against the advice of many, Michael choose an inexperienced individual in his friend Basilius. The young Byzantine Emperor trusted this man above all else.