Wednesday, August 6, 2008

American Justice

When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it. ~Clarence Darrow

The expected Mexico uprising over the Texas death-row execution of convicted rapist & murderer, Jose Medellin, appears to have been nothing more than bombastic utterings by a few out-of-touch individuals. Mexicans have more urgent issues of concern as they watch skyrocketing crime rates and violence ravage their country. We will blog at another date with more information concerning the world court and its involvement in the United States. Please check out the link below for an article regarding the attitudes of the citizens of Mexico and the Medellin execution:

Scary bridge segment:
This is the Talmadge Memorial Bridge in Savannah, Georgia. It may not look as ominous as some of the other bridges that we've posted pictures of; but we also suffer from a fear of heights, so this bridge fits the specifications for this segment of our blog.

Founding America: A Timeline

1776 - On January 10, Thomas Paine publishes Common Sense as an anonymous fifty-page pamphlet denouncing the British monarch and monarchy in general. Adam Smith publishes The Wealth of Nations. In April, John Adams publishes Thoughts on Government. George Mason drafts Virginia's Declaration of Rights; it is published on June 12. On July 4, members of the Second Continental Congress approve the Declaration of Independence. On December 26, troops led by General George Washington are victorious at the Battle of Trenton, a turning point for American military enlistment and morale after earlier defeats in Long Island and Manhattan had made the American cause seem doomed. Emanuel Leutze's iconic painting, Washington Crossing the Delaware (1851), was inspired by the advance of the American forces over the Delaware River from Pennsylvania to New Jersey.

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