Don Surber

Author of "Exceptional Americans: 50 People You Need To Know."

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

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Hillary's America is a Banana Republic without the bananas

As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton saw the decline of America's relevance in the world as the Obama administration embraced adversaries and turned a cold shoulder to allies. She dismissed America's victory in the Cold War as "Cold War thinking."

Clinton meanwhile sold favors and her nation out, accepting bribes from dictatorships.

Cruz: Global warming crowd are the Flat Earthers

As the world returns to a cycle of cooler surface temperatures, and as Florida has enjoyed a brief respite from annual hurricanes, the global warming crowd resorts to lies such as climate change causing the Earth to lose its gravity!

Republican Senator Ted Cruz called them out.

Keep the Republican debates small

In a democracy, all candidates are considered equal, regardless of their views, their lack of support, and the propeller on their hat. But ours is a democratic republic, not a democracy. And the point of the Republican Party nomination process is to win the 2016 election. I do not see where allowing every jackass with a campaign button on stage.

Baltimorons embrace chaos

Baltimore decided with the death of Freddie Gray to become an anarchic society. Its mayor told police to stand by and let the looters loot. Its prosecutor rammed through false charges against six police officers. The result is 9 murders over the Memorial Day weekend as police officers lay low for fear of prosecution or being knocked off by youths emboldened by the anti-police rhetoric of liberals, who keep making martyrs out of criminals.

Continuing to live or work inside Baltimore is an invitation to murder.

Thomas Jefferson, the disappointing visionary

Thomas Jefferson is the most exasperating hero in American history. His words soared: "When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another..."

His presidency was magnificent: the Louisiana Purchase and the Barbary Wars.

But as a man, there was much to detest. He forced a 14-year-old slave girl, Sally Hemings, to be his mistress and bear his children when he was 44. And after promising his friend, Tadeusz Kosciuszko, to carry out his wishes and use the money from his estate to free and educate slaves, Jefferson reneged.

Monday, May 25, 2015

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Book excerpt: How Indian Charley became vice president

My first book, "Exceptional Americans: 50 People You Need To Know," tells of 50 people who made history, but whose stories are unsung. Today I offer the story of Charles Curtis, the first and only Indian elected as vice president. The book is available through Amazon, but I would prefer you buy it here as I get a better royalty.
As the Cheyenne approached the frontier town in June 3, 1868, white settlers fled. The men of the local tribe of Kaw Indians mounted horses and rode to confront the invaders. What followed was military pageantry. Neither side really wanted to fight.


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