Friday, June 22, 2018

June 23

1888 - Abolitionist Frederick Douglass became the first black American nominated for U.S. President.

Frederick Douglass was born a slave, but escaped to freedom in 1838.  He went on to be the most important black man of his time, and one of the five most important in American history...It should be noted, Douglass was nominated by receiving one vote from the Kentucky delegation at the Republican Convention.

FYI: Top 5 American blacks = Barack Obama, Jackie Robinson, M.L. King, Frederick Douglas, George Washington Carver.

Being elected President of the U.S. instantly jumped Obama to #1...I didn't want him to win the job, but unlike Liberals, I am an honest historian.

930 - The world's oldest parliament, the Iceland Parliament, was established.

This parliament is known as the Althing and is the oldest, but has little if any other historical significance...Such is Icelandic history.

1995 - Dr. Jonas Salk, the medical pioneer who developed the first vaccine to halt the crippling disease of polio, died.

Salk, known as 'The Man Who Saved the Children,' was a giant of his time...His vaccine has saved millions from the debilitating effects of polio, and his name should be listed with the brilliant minds of any time.

1983 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Congress could not veto presidential decisions.

DUH!!! But is anyone surprised to see a Democrat led Congress trying to push its luck constitutionally?

1993 - In a case which drew widespread attention, Lorena Bobbitt sexually mutilated her husband, John, after he allegedly raped her. John Bobbitt was later acquitted of marital sexual assault; Lorena Bobbitt was later acquitted of malicious wounding by reason of insanity.

If he did rape her, more power to her! If he didn’t, he should be justified in cutting off her breasts, as a moment of insanity...One had to be wrong, and at least one should have done jail time.

That said, I tend to believe Lorena, and John probably got what he deserved.

2003 - The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the University of Michigan's School of Law affirmative action policy.

Someone please show me the portion of the Constitution which explains how the sins of the past are to be paid for by the generations of the future...Affirmative Racism is bad for blacks and wrong for America.

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