Friday, March 30, 2018

March 31

1939 - Britain and France agreed to support Poland if it was invaded by Germany.

How nice! If they had done the same with Czechoslovakia and rid the world of 'The Madman' in 1937-38 they could have taken on the Germans when they were much weaker - and saved themselves a lot of trouble...But it wasn't meant to be.

What was meant to be was Hitler was going to have his war one way or another, and the French and Brits were not only not going to come to Poland's defense, but when the time came for the Germans to invade Western Europe they barely put up a fight there as well.

1854:  The Treaty of Kanagawa:  U.S. Commodore Perry forced Japan to open its ports to the U.S.

Also known as the Japan-U.S. Treaty of Peace and Amity.

Japan had been virtually secluded for 200 years, but the West was coming East and the Japanese were nowhere near strong enough to keep them out...Ironically, it didn't take long for the Japanese to start striking back at the West.

1870:  Thomas Mundy Peterson became the first black man to vote in a U.S. election after the 15th Amendment to the Constitution took effect.

Hundreds of thousands of white Americans died to make this possible...There is no denying the wrongs of American history, but it is important to note we are a country which strives to do right.

1925 - Pierce v. Society of Sisters: The U.S. Supreme Court declared a state may not require all children of school age to attend public schools.

Secularists had to find a different way to brainwash 100% of America’s children...25-years later they got the perfect tool: T.V.

1933 - The Reforestation Relief Act was passed by the U.S. Congress, creating the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) with 250,000 immediate jobs for men aged 18-25.

Many Conservatives bang on FDR for this program and others like it (PWA, WPA, etc), but they are foolish...At least he put these people to work.

Of course none of these programs solved the Depression, only WWII did, but Roosevelt was willing to try just about anything, and I can’t say I blame him.

Also, it isn’t fair to blame FDR for our modern-day welfare system, because the insano’s in his party have bastardized the whole system...Compared to the modern-day system of ‘paying for people not to work,’ these programs were much better for both the country and the individual.

1941 - Senior U.S. Army and Navy air defense officers in Hawaii warned of the danger of a surprise carrier raid from the north:  WWII.

Nah!! It could never happen...Oooops.

1975:  John Wooden coached his last game.

Of course it was a win - his 10th NCAA championship in 12 years.

Wooden was an outstanding coach and an even better man...There will never be another dynasty like the UCLA Bruin basketball team, for many reasons, one of which is there will never be another John Wooden.

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