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Fresh "George Washington" from Tom McNally
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We Will Never Know What Was Said During the Constitutional Convention
"In today's time it's easy to feel disconnected to the brilliant so the clairvoyance or the wisdom of our founding fathers or the framers september seventeenth. Seventeen eighty seven was the last day of a heated constitutional convention that lasted almost the entire summer and went from may twenty fifth to september seventeenth. Hundred eighty seven. It was held in private and and secret. George washington presided over the chair as the chair of the constitutional convention. Now we have some notes from the constitutional convention but most of the back and forth debate and the commentary. We will never know exactly what was set alexander hamilton john. Jay james madison. They were going at it. You see the articles in confederation at articles of confederation which were written after the successful revolution or separation from the british. Were posing problems there. Shays rebellion inability to commerce between states to mint currency. It became more and more clear that some form of a federal government was necessary. The question is what kind of government do we want to form
September 17, 1787: The History Behind This Significant Day
"Today is a day that every single child in school should take pause and be leads through and told the great american story of how we got here. Today is a beautiful day. There's a lot wrong with our country right now and i wanna take a pause to remember what happened on this day in seventeen. Eighty seven september seventeenth. Seventeen eighty seven was one of the most significant days in human history. It was definitely one of the most significant days in political history. Almost never before had this idea of self government been tried. The romans tried it in some capacity and failed and eventually became an empire. The greek strident and city states. But never before. Did a people attempt to embark on a form of government. We're the people were the sovereign. The idea of self government independent judiciary the ideas of freedom and equality in the rule of law that are the ultimate principles to build that society. In today's time it's easy to feel disconnected to the brilliant so the clairvoyance or the wisdom of our founding fathers or the framers september seventeenth. Seventeen eighty seven was the last day of a heated constitutional convention that lasted almost the entire summer and went from may twenty fifth to september seventeenth. Hundred eighty seven. It was held in private and and secret. George washington presided over the chair as the chair of the constitutional convention. Now we have some notes from the constitutional convention but most of the back and forth debate and the commentary. We will never know exactly what was set alexander hamilton john. Jay james madison. They were going at it. You see the articles in confederation at articles of confederation which were written after the successful revolution or separation from the british. Were posing problems there. Shays rebellion inability to commerce between states to mint currency. It became more and more clear that some form of a federal government was necessary. The question is what kind of government do we want to form now. A sloppy way to talk about the american stories say we had two founders one in seventeen seventy six and one in seventeen eighty seven that is not true there is an a divine connection between the truths of the declaration of independence and the laws of the constitution of the united states
The Time Has Come to Reclaim the American Republic
"The time has come to reclaim what is ours. As I write in American Marxism. What is ours, the American Republic from those who seek to destroy it. If we expect others to rescue our nation for us, as we go about our daily lives as mere observers to what is transpiring Or close our eyes and ears to current events. We will lose the struggle and yes, it's a struggle. We've allowed the American Marxists to define who we are as a people. They d famous land. Our ancestors in history and trash have founding documents and principles. They're mostly reprobates who hate the country. And have contributed nothing to its betterment. Fact they live off the sweat and toil of others. You While they pursue a destructive and diabolical course for our nation. Undermining its sabotaging virtually every institution in our society. The ideology and worldview are based on the arguments and beliefs of a man Karl Marx, whose writings are responsible for the enslavement. Impoverishment, torture and death of untold millions. This is a hard fact. Despite the predictable protest stations from some in our society who embrace an advanced Marxism score ideas. But attempted disassociate themselves from responsibility for its inevitable outcomes. These are the useful idiots who occupy influential and leadership positions of the Democratic Party, media, academia, culture and so forth. But we must take solace and find strength in the sacrifice and bravery of our early revolutionaries. Joseph Warren Samuel Adams. John Hancock, Paul Revere, Tom Paine. To name just a few. And become energized and inspired by the wisdom and genius of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson. John Adams, James Madison.
The Ride of Sybil Ludington
"Night in question that gave civil place in history was on april. Twenty six seventeen seven civil had just turned sixteen years old on the evening. In question a writer came to their home to tell her father that the british had attacked and burn the town of danbury connecticut. The ludington house was located just south of connecticut. Along the coast from long island british. General william tyron had come to destroy the arms and ammunition stockpiles with over two thousand men. Curdle ellington had to assemble the four hundred militiamen in the county to defend themselves from the british. The problem was the militia had been disbanded for the winter and hadn't yet reassembled. The record is in clear on what happened next either. Civil volunteered or her father asked her but either way. Civil set out to warn the residents of nearby towns and to assemble the militia. She supposedly grabbed a stick and set up with her horse at nine pm with their sticks. She prided the horse and used it to knock on the doors. Of all the houses she stopped at all evening. She wrote around putnam county warning the citizens and calling the militia to assemble all night long. She called out. The british are burning. Danbury through the darkness of night she wrote a forty miles or sixty four kilometers. She took a circular route through the county visiting the towns of carmel mayo pack. Ken cliffs and farmers mill before returning. Home herreid wasn't just long. It was dangerous now. Not only were there loyalists in the region but there were british troops and a local group of outlaws known as skinner's plus. It rained that night and she had to do most of the rides soaking wet when she got back home in the morning. She was exhausted and soaked but she had done her job. The militia was assembled and they were able to drive general tyron back to long island. Sound civil was congratulated by our neighbors and supposedly by george washington himself just as a point of comparison. Symbols ride was three times longer than paul. Reveres she did it in the rain and she did it during the war. When there were actual enemies about paul veers ride was done just before the war started and there wasn't any danger from the british yet.
Should Discussions of Race Make It Into Our School Curriculum?
"Only thing i'm saying is when you're teaching history to a bunch of kids you know you have to teach at all at least you have to teach the basic pointers and for black americans. The history of this country has been less than favourable. So i think that in the context of that discussion saying and to this day. We still have some problems with race. There are some legacies of slavery that still affect black people working on it today. Something like that. That's a kind of racial ization that i'm in favor of because it doesn't encourage stereotyping. It doesn't encourage discrimination. It just encourages a base awareness of some serious problems. So but that's not happening right. Is that largely what we're seeing through school districts like chicago And in washington. Dc and the entire california school system representing ten thousand schools and six million student. I've seen the of documents on those. Yeah it is that it. It doesn't have that kind of nuance and complexity that you just present right where it's eight. Let me just say this has that part of the kind of ark angel triumphant of the woke ism. Coalition is nicole. Hannah jones robin diangelo. Mex- and nicole hannah jones in particular right the author of the sixteen nineteen project She heretical says that america was founded on slavery. Right and so part okay with that but it's just not true. Depends on what you mean by found this. She defines this. She says the founding fathers were in favorite not true. George washington wasn't john adams wasn't john quincy. Adams wasn't thomas jefferson even signed a moratorium new slaves coming into the united states ben franklin chair and anti-slavery convention in seventeen seventy five. None of these guys were writing x. Positionally how wonderful slavery. This isn't being taught to third graders sixteen nineteen projects little new york op. Ed and you know it's not a see that's where you're wrong. The sixty nineteen projects being implemented at school district curriculum in thousands of school districts across grew. Cross it's not just like a podcast. This curriculum there are principles of the sixteen nineteen project that i think are defensible. First of all we as americans tend to think of the founding of our country as its legal founding. You know but the legal. Founding of the united states didn't really mean much for a slave.
Was Lafayette Left out of the Cultural Spotlight? With Mike Duncan
"While i was preparing for our discussion today one thing that stood out to me is the sheer lack of movies or tv. Shows about or even including lafayette. If there's one thing we've pedia is good for its those lists where they show all the different cultural depictions from people and for lafayette. It has a whopping twenty four listings of movies. Tv shows or even songs that depict him. Why do you think he's been left out of the cultural spotlight. I went through the same thing that you did. Because i knew i was going to be coming on to do this. And talking about lafayette. You know in tv and movies and was like i don't actually remember him showing up that much I you know. I've i've seen him pop a few times. I think part of it is just like in the anglophone world like an english speaking world. there haven't been that many depictions even of just like the french revolution generally right and once lafayette leaves. The american revolution goes back to france. Most of his life and adventures are set in france and set against the backdrop of the french revolution. Which sure there have been some movies about that but it has never been like a recurring major source of movies and tv shows for the english. Speaking world i mean it's not like a western or even like pirate movies. And so if you're gonna if you're gonna get lafayette you're going to get him as a teenager in the american revolution and then even when you sort of like hone. In on the american revolution there are stories that are adjacent to events in the american revolutionary war of independence. But that even those are not exactly why a vibrant genre that keeps recurring. It's not like we keep going back and turning up but there's not like a movie every single year about the american revolution so he's already kind of confined to a spot that the historical imagination doesn't go back to actually give like if we were doing a show about Let's say the industrial revolution in britain. There's historical fiction set in industrial revolution britain. Every four months right there's always going to be a show about that. And so he's already kind of in a bit of a in a bit of a box and then he himself is just adjacent enough to kind of everything whether it's john adams or whether it's thomas jefferson or whether it's Ben franklin or george washington that he's always going to be just a very hillary character
Who is K.T. McFarland, Trump's Former Deputy National Security Advisor?
"We have so much to discuss with regards to the disasters occurring in central asia in the last two weeks. But let's start by those who may have just accidentally happened on this channel. Found us on rumble. Downloaded this podcast. Tell them a little bit about who. Kt mcfarland is when she started to get involved in national security issues. And then you'll climb to the heights of power in the white house under the trump administration starting in nineteen seventy. I was a freshman in college at george washington university and got partial scholarship and had to pay the rest of my way through school. So i got a part time typing job in the west wing of the white house and the white house situation room. Working for guy wasn't very well known at the time by the name of henry kissinger and he was richard nixon's national security advisor. So i started working part time in the nighttime typing pool for henry kissinger In the west wing and then worked in the nixon administration. The ford administration went to graduate school during the carter administration went to oxford university and then. Mit where i studied and taught nuclear weapons Then joined the reagan administration when we won the cold war Was part of the pentagon team Did one help win. The cold war got the pentagon's highest civilian award for that service. And then i retired. We'd want our cold war. My war was one done. And so i married. Had five. kids was living the good life in new york and long island and then september eleventh happened and it convinced me to get back into government because i had such a pretty extensive experience. I point so. I did And i ran for the. Us senate against hillary clinton the organ lost. Predictably but i did Get back involved in a lot of issues. And then he came. The fox news national security analysts for over a decade until i joined the trump administration Which i did at the beginning and so here. I am out of the trump administration of back on talking to import. People like you about issues. I care deeply about what your national security
Would Any Other Great President Have Left Afghanistan?
"Because what's happened here? Ladies and gentlemen will go down in history hundreds of years from now. Hundreds of years from now. Is one of the most Preposterous, appalling. Surrenders. By any superpower in history of mankind. We surrendered. I'm tired of these people who write to go on TV and so forth, and we never should have been there. We never should have been there. Really? We never should have been there. Almost 3000 of our people slaughtered. The Taliban. Give Al Qaeda safe haven Can you think of any president any great president who would have tolerated that from George Washington and Thomas Jefferson? The Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant. Theodore Roosevelt and Coolidge. Dwight Eisenhower and Ronald Reagan and beyond do you think they would have left? A terrorist cell. In a place where Americans were slaughtered. More deaths, as I recalled
The US Courts Conform to the Clambering of the Chattering Class
"The courts conform to the people now. This is something that we as conservatives. Don't talk about enough. We think that the courts are going to make sober and fair and unbiased decisions regardless of the clamoring the chattering class hamilton. Never thought never thought this isn't the case he wrote about this in the federalist papers and you wrote about this in his private journals and alexander. Hamilton is actually a ghost rider for a lot of george washington speeches in a second term of his presidency. Now the idea of judicial review came in thanks to marbury versus madison. Which really kind of enshrine this idea that. The supreme court is a co equal branch of government. The supreme court has the ability to have a check and balance against tyrants and dust spots or unconstitutional measures when the legislature as we've covered extensively in a previous episode of our podcast. Joe biden has just basically said. I don't care if the supreme court says i am going to do. What i believe is right let roberts sent his army. Let marshall sent his armies. Andrew jackson said an booster versed beaver. V georgia a lot of people debate whether it or not but the essence definitely fits andrew jackson's persona.
Was George Washington Egotistical? Historian Wilfred McClay Weighs In
"Now. Can you talk about how. Washington is sometimes portrayed by modern historians being egotistical person. Because he didn't wanna over even want to preside over the constitutional convention us kind of waffling on that right. Some people say that's because of his ego. I don't think that's right. I think it's because he didn't want to put his name behind something. That could have been destructive. You talk about that. How washington almost didn't actually agree to it. Yeah no he look. He he came. He came out of retirement Several times He he wanted nothing more at the conclusion of revolution than to go back his beautiful estate about bourbon. And and hang out there You know And having urged that peace and quiet but he he felt strongly that He the the country he owed in a dubious country he. He was very formed by sort of ideals of classical notions of virtue. Robin like cincinnati. The farmer who turned who does his duty in the blau or k. Tau andy elder. Well there was a wonderful play by. Joe savannah's About cape though. I think it's actually called. Keiko and that washington apparently saw numerous times and had shown to his head and performances put on for his troops numerous times at these critical points when morale was was going through the floor. And it's so that that was his notion he He could certainly have become king if he had wanted to. And the car do that. Is that the behavior in kansas. I don't think
Cuomo Crumbles: Good Riddance to the Corrupt New York Governor
"Is what he wrote in his book while the crisis was still going on people who call themselves. Progressives must be examples of why americans should trust us. Their service must be honorable and productive. They must be willing and able to make hard choices to effect. Change and deliver results. They must make things better if they failed to do that. Or one reason the other they set the progressive 'cause back and they give americans more reason to distrust us. He writes on page fifty six. I'm part of the system. Because i want to change the system. You need part of the system to be the most effective in changing it. But don't ever suggest that. I'm part of the failure in the system. I consider myself a counter politician. That may sound like a nuanced difference but to me. It's all the difference in the world page two thirty nine. He says accountability matters. If you don't want to be accountable you shouldn't be in a government position. Well i guess you have now lived that out. mr cuomo. Don't want to be accountable. And you're no longer going to be in a government position. He says. I've learned something as i've gotten older. Ultimately the truth wins out. He says it still amazes me and heartens me that people just want the truth competence and confidence from their leaders. It's all about the details and achieving results especially when it's life or death making the bureaucracy work unbelievable hubris. I understand why some state governments in the federal government ran from the challenge. It's really hard. We'll andrew cuomo. You're running from something else right now and it's a completely different challenge. Andrew cuomo has resigned as the governor of new york quite honestly good riddance the self righteous narcissist mob boss king and yes. The replacement will be worse but doesn't mean it's going to be more corrupt corrupt machine style. Politicians like andrew the corruption of the george washington bridge the corruption in the nursing home scandal. Andrew cuomo is going to find a new
Marxists Smear Our Great Revolutionaries, When Marxists Have Contributed Nothing to Society
"They're mostly reprobates who hate the country in which they live. Have contributed nothing. So it's betterment. Indeed, they live off the sweat and toil of others while they pursue a destructive and diabolical course for our nation. Undermining and sabotaging virtually every institution in our society. Their ideology and worldview are based on the arguments and beliefs of a man Karl Marx, whose writings are responsible. The enslavement, impoverishment, torture and death of untold millions. This is a hard fact. Despite the predictable protestations from some in our society. Embrace an advanced Marxism score ideas. Attempt to disassociate themselves from responsibility for its inevitable outcomes. These are the useful idiots who occupy influential or leadership positions in the Democratic Party, media, academia, the culture and etcetera and I might add. Many in the Republican Party. But we must take solace and find strength in the sacrifice and bravery of our early revolutionaries. Joseph Warren. Samuel Adams. John Hancock. Paul Revere. Thomas Paine, to name a few. And become energized and spirited by the wisdom and genius of George Washington. Thomas Jefferson. John Adams. James Madison. Benjamin Franklin. And many others. Well. They have been smeared and degraded by American Marxists and their ilk. We continue to celebrate them be invigorated by them. And remember that together they defeated The most powerful military force on Earth. And found the greatest and most extraordinary nation in the history of
We Must Find the Strength of Our Early Revolutionaries: Hancock, Revere, Paine, and More
"Indeed, they live off the sweat and toil of others. While they pursue a destructive and diabolical course for our nation. Undermining and sabotaging virtually every institution in our society. Their ideology and worldview are based on the arguments and beliefs of a man Karl Marx. His writings are responsible for the enslavement, impoverishment, torture and death of untold millions. This is a hard fact. Despite the predictable protestations from some in our society. Embracing advanced Marxism, Marxism score ideas. An attempt to disassociate themselves from responsibility for its inevitable outcomes. Bear with me. I'm reading with one eye. These are the useful idiot to occupy. And influence our leadership positions in the Democratic Party media academia in the culture. But we must take solace. Find strength in the sacrifice and bravery of our early revolutionaries. Joseph Warren Samuel Adams. John Hancock, Paul Revere, Thomas Paine. To name a few. Become energized and in spirited by the wisdom and genius of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson. John Adams, James Madison. Benjamin Franklin and many others. Well, they have smeared and degraded. While they have been smeared and degraded by American Marxists and their ilk. We must continue to celebrate them be invigorated by them. And remember that together they defeated the most powerful military force on Earth. Founded the greatest and most extraordinary nation in the history of mankind.
In Virginia, Military Veterans Take on Their Next Mission: Farming
"Almost half of America's farmers are planning to retire in the next five years, and it's not clear who will replace them. But a group in Alexandria may have a solution. They're working to introduce veterans to farming. As CBS national correspondent Chip Reid tells US vets and farmers have a lot in common. Jenny has camp spent 15 years as a United States Marine. Now she's a farmer with a focus on flowers. These are what I want. She learned the science and the art of farming here at Arcadia Farm in Alexandria, Virginia, on land once owned by George Washington. It's exhausting. It's hot. It's buggy, and it's the most satisfying and the happiest I've ever been. She began three years ago in Arcadia's part time veteran Farmer Reserve program that gives veterans and opportunity to decide if farming is for them. For her. It was a perfect fit. I think it's an incredible program for veterans transitioning from years of service into the next career, she now farms here full time and dreams of one day having a small farm of her own. Pamela Hess is executive director of Arcadia Farm and helped create the veteran farmer program. The goal is to give veterans an opportunity to earn a living in a new but surprisingly similar. Walk of life. They can work in all temperatures. They can carry very heavy loads. They're great at long term planning. They are not freaked out by crisis. Farmers and military folks have a very similar mindset when it comes to their work. Farming is a mission oriented business in the same way that military mission is you can't stop at five o'clock you stop when the mission is
Author Andrew Klaven Isn't Surprised Crime Is on the Rise
"I feel in my heart almost every day. There is an voice saying what did you expect when you defend the police and then have to run. Think pieces in the new york times wondering why crime is on the rise when you d- To take away. The processes of the police used to take guns away from criminals and instead replaced them with attempts to take guns away from honest citizens and gun. Crime goes up and you blame the guns. What did you expect. It happens again and again and again. We have these arguments now about children being taught as racist a critical race theory. And the left defends this endlessly when more than fifty percent of americans don't read well and don't do math well and by the way those who those kids were going to public schools. Those aren't white kids. Those aren't privileged. Kids those are the poor kids and the minority kids and they're not being educated and they're being left to fend for themselves and then again you say well. What did you expect when they can't find jobs when they're not employable when they turn to gangs for care instead of two parents when their families have fallen apart again and again. the left. Tilts against reality donkey quixote tilting against windmills and reality always wins and the thing about the right sometimes the conservatives come across as being hard guys you know we come across as being uncaring because we keep going back to the facts of life that if you don't have police on the streets crime will rise that if you don't arrest criminals crime will rise that if you don't put people in prison pending bail crime arise and we sound like we're being harsh because the only people that the left ever pays attention to are the criminals. They take down statues of george washington and build statues of george floyd. Think about that for a minute. I mean george washington one of the most virtuous men who ever lived a man who ended back continent when he could have been king and they tear down his statue instead. Ereck statues to a guy who was a federal addict in a career criminal of stuck a gun in the belly of a pregnant woman while his friends ransacked her house. That's who they build statutes so when you not only up in physical more physical reality but you upend moral reality. What do you expect. But the killing of these children. Desertion of these children the destruction of families and the imprisonment of boys who have no fathers. It's just. They just will not concede that their theories are not true. And it's just heartbreaking to watch it
Cross-Cultural Casting: Noteworthy for Hollywood, but Not Exactly New
"About unconventional casting choices in film and TV. Mindy Kaling playing Velma and Scooby Doo spinoff Black Jamaican actress Jodie Turner Smith playing the doomed wife of Henry, the eighth and the British miniseries and Berlin. My dear sister No holds a loose tongue in her head. So does this sort of diverse casting violate some unspoken rule about realism critic Bob Mondello takes a long view, he says. Cross cultural Casting has always raised eyebrows, even though it's as old as casting itself in the fifth century BC When the Greek playwright escalates, needed a defense attorney for his leading man in the tragedy, the Oresteia he picked the God Apollo choice You do not make if you're worried about verisimilitude in casting. Live theater has always assumed the audience can make imaginative leaps. Whether it's depicting warrior kings who rant my kingdom for a horse or founding fathers who rap. I am not throwing away my shot. Hamilton, of course, is a special case. Just like my country. I'm young, scrappy and hungry, and I'm Shot. It's a Broadway musical, famous not just for putting hip hop in the mouths of Thomas Jefferson and George Washington but for matching black and brown faces to those historic white characters. Every time I write a piece of theater, I'm trying to get us on the board Latino composer lyricist Lin Manuel Miranda, speaking with fresh air's Terry Gross, black and Brown artist. This is a story of America, then told by America Now it's our country to with inclusion as Hamilton's calling card, diverse audiences made it a worldwide phenomenon, an outcome that seems natural. In retrospect, but that flew in the face of decades of theater practice in 1986. When the stage union actors equity convened the first national symposium on nontraditional casting. It noted that more than 90% of actors hired in the U. S were white and presented scenes designed to help theatre makers consider other possibilities. In Tennessee Williams's
Cross-Cultural Casting: Noteworthy for Hollywood, but Not Exactly New
"The conventional criticism of diverse casting is that it violates some unspoken rule about realism. It's utterly one way traffic. He will not be getting any white people. Playing fellow lay anytime soon. If there's a bio-pic nelson mandela will not be played by a white actor. This is gum. That's the view on one british. Talk show anyway. But as npr's film critic bob mandela explains cross cultural casting has always raised eyebrows even though it's as old as casting itself in the fifth century bc when the greek playwright escalates needed a defense attorney for his leading man in the tragedy or sta he picked the god apollo choice. You do not make. If you're worried about vera similitude in casting live theater has always assumed. The audience can make imaginative leaps whether it's depicting warrior kings who rant or founding fathers who wrap shots. Hamilton of course is a special case. It's a broadway musical famous. Not just for putting hip hop in the mouths of thomas jefferson and george washington but for matching black and brown faces to those historic white characters. Every time i write a piece of theater. I'm trying to get us on the board. Latino composer-lyricist lin-manuel miranda's speaking with fresh air's terry gross black and brown artists. This is a story of america then told by american now. It's our country to talk with inclusion. Hamilton's calling card. Diverse audiences made it a worldwide phenomenon and outcome. That seems natural. In retrospect but that flew in the face of decades of theatre practice in nineteen eighty-six when the stage union actor's equity convened the first national symposium on nontraditional casting. It noted that more than ninety percent of actors hired in the us were white and presented scenes designed to help theater makers consider other possibilities
You Will Be the Paul Revere's of 'American Marxism'
"I just want to make sure every one of you is with us. And has your copy of American Marxism. As I said before. One of the men I admire so much as Thomas Paine. And one of the greatest documents ever written. Was 45 Excuse me. 47 page long pamphlet on the American crisis. And George Washington thought so too. There are a country of about 2 2.5 million people, 200,000 people. 10% of the population. Read that pamphlet. It would be as if 30 million people read the book That's not going to happen. But that's why I mentioned Paul Revere. You're going to be the Paul Revere's, too. We're gonna spread the word. I think our fellow citizens who loved this country whether they be democratic Republican or nothing. Whether they be black or white or brown or whatever. Whether they be gentile or Jew. Regardless whether they be fifth generation citizen or newly minted immigrant. If you love this country will put aside any superficial differences. And we will rally to the defense. Of our liberty. The future for our Children and our
"george washington" Discussed on Historically Thinking
"Obviously made it more central times of peace less. Oh so what are. What are the rules of the game in the house purchases. Because as you suggested earlier there have been washington's in the house prior but they hadn't made much of a splash well joy eventually but without talking so this is this is very strange that the accepted ways to advance our you either are of the top tier of society you filthy rich and prominent for few generations and he flunks on that one or you are a brilliant oritur and really impress the heck out of people and he flunks on that one too. He dislikes speaking in public. I think he recognizes. He's not terrific at it and so he has to find a third way what you might call a quiet way which he does it is i. Think one of the great achievements of his career. He he's not the most diligent legislator for his first few years. He's really focused on mount vernon in succeeding there but as he gets more engaged. He builds a network a a stature as a diligent person. Someone with solid judgment someone. Who does the work. He was always the most disciplined and responsible person in the room. And you can see over the. He's in a house for close a fifteen years close to sixteen there. He's just on this sort of steadied. Shallow for the first eight or nine years getting more responsibility getting more calm committee activities until the conflict with britain breaks out. Which really is the making of him. Partly because of his military background their people do respect that more. When there's conflict but also he is forthright in his denunciation and the british he very strong stand right from the beginning and that sort of determined attitude attracts a lot of support and attention. He strikes me as i thought about your book. He strikes me as the ideal committee chair. I mean he would be a great department chair. I guess no one ever thought of. But i mean the the it would be efficient will be brisk. There wouldn't be time wasted. The information would have been distributed beforehand to the members of the committee wouldn't have been an information sharing session time to consider and then make a decision. You can see this in this councils of war. I mean that. The pre circulated memos and the way that the council were they focus on a problem and they answer it even prior to the meeting of the council. He has everything like arrange prior to the committee meeting a great committee chairman. He had a terrific live skills and when when jefferson becomes president sends a memo his cabinet. And it's the jefferson had a weakness for sniping washington's reputation. But in this case he doesn't he says. I want to run this exactly the way. George washington did nothing. Came out of that cabinet that he did not approve. And that's the way it's going to be here. And that was that was important..
"george washington" Discussed on Noble Blood
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"george washington" Discussed on Noble Blood
"George washington was wildly freaked out by this delusional pitch from a guy who was a polite work friend at best washington wrote his response the very day he received the letter and just make sure that he was on the record. Loud and clear. Washington had his secretary right and exact copy of his response to keep in his own files. Our read the entire second paragraph his response here just because i can't imagine a more brutal shutdown quote i am much at a loss to conceive. What part of my conduct could have given encouragement to an address which to me seems big with the greatest mischief that can befall my country. If i am not deceived and the knowledge of myself you could not have found a person to whom you're schemes are more disagreeable at the same time injustice to my own feeling. I must add that. No man possesses a more sincere wish to see ample justice done to the army than i do. And as far as my powers and influence in constitutional way extend they shall be employed to the utmost of my abilities to effect it. Should there be any occasion. Let me just conjure. You then have any regard for country concern for yourself or posterity or respect to me to banish these things from your mind and never communicate as from yourself or anyone else a sentiment of the like nature with a team. I am your most obedient servant george washington and nikola received the message upon getting such an icy response from the man. He admired so much. George washington himself for what he thought was his brilliant little intellectual idea. Nikola absolutely panicked. He wrote back not just once but three times in a single week. Backtracking and begging for george washington's forgiveness saying he must have been misunderstood but he realizes he was way out of line we don't have washington's response to these frantic triple messages but we assume that nikola was forgiven and his little indiscretion forgotten because the relationship between him in washington return soon enough to the way it had been before the letter the eighteenth century equivalent of saying hi at the christmas party washington for his part never told another person about nicholas letter left the idea. Get any legs. This is the sole source and origin of the room that george washington was offered the position of king. This is the closest that anyone got one guy. Not even a congressman. Just a colonel writing a letter floating a weather balloon for a new idea for what the soldiers could do after the war. Just a blue sky. Pitch from one guy who thinks monarchy's are more efficient than republics and wanted to run. His idea passed the big guy. That's the historical basis for the story. That some faceless capital t they offer george washington a crown i read so many direct excerpts above from new and from washington because i want to be fully transparent about how i get my information to this day. Historians completely mischaracterized that exchange in two thousand and four a new york times bestselling biography george washington of his excellency covered the letter from lewis. Nikola by saying that the young officer wrote in his letter that certain disaster would befall post-war unless washington declared himself king. That's not what the letter says. The book also claims that nikola put into writing and idea that several officers were whispering about. That's a wild stretch on multiple levels. Lewis knew his idea was outlandish and was going to be unpopular. He himself in his letter calls it heterodox and jokes that someone here has idea and think he should be burnt at the state and again lewis was proposing a new state not suggesting an overthrow of the existing government and again to be clear. He doesn't really offer washington. The crown explicitly just implied. That book is excellency. Continues by saying that george washington's stern response nikola made its way to king george the third in england who quit that if george washington actually did turn on the crown he would be the greatest man in the world. The seat of that story is true but it was what george. The third actually said fifteen years later when he heard that washington was planning on retiring after two terms as president. I'm not a professional historian. And in the course of this podcast. I have absolutely made a number of errors usually years. I accidentally wrong from my script and correct as soon as i can and more often airs of pronunciation. And i don't mean to call out that biographer in some sort of gotcha. I just think it's important to reflect. On how appealing mythologies can be so pervasive in our culture that they just become wrote things. We assume are true because we've heard them repeated so many times that then we ourselves repeat the narrative of george washington turning down. The crown is such a fundamentally appealing. One in the myth of how america came to me. And if you only read george washington's reply and not the letter to which he was replying it's to fill in the gaps of the story in your head and make it the story that you wanna hear. Washington actually would drastically influenced the shape of the american democracy before the end of the revolutionary war and prevent mutiny against congress but he didn't do so with response to a letter that no one else actually rent. He did it with a pair of reading glasses as things were growing more tense. Within the continental army a delegation of officers arrived in philadelphia to deliver a memo to congress by hand. There would be quote fatal effects. They wrote if congress didn't supply with they had problems. The threat was almost too blatant to be considered implicit. Mashonaland's amine the congressman who supported a strong national government like morris and hamilton. Were able to convince the soldiers too old type while they fought to push their policies through in congress on one hand and threat of military coup was terrifying on the other hand. Nationalist like hamilton. Were well aware that from a political standpoint. The discontented military was a pretty good driving force for convincing his fellow congressman that they needed to give the federal government some actual power to this day historians argue whether the was a legitimate impending course of action or whether the threat was exaggerated for political benefit but whether they were political pawns or not. The officers at newburgh were getting restless.
"george washington" Discussed on Noble Blood
"First three fun facts that you learned about. George washington are wrong before even out of elementary school in the united states of america we learn plenty of myths about our first president. George washington take for instance the famous anecdote about george washington. Cutting down a cherry tree if you haven't heard it or heard in a while the basic story goes like this at six years old. George washington gets a brand new hatchet and excited to try it out. He sets about swinging at at his father's prize cherry tree in their front yard. When george's father gets home furious about either the marks in the tree or the fact that it had been cut down altogether. Mr washington asks his son if he was the responsible party. Ever the paradigm of moral virtue even as a kindergartener. George washington admit what he did right away with the phrase. I cannot tell a lie if you didn't already know that story endearing as this simply isn't true. It first appeared in a biography written by mason. Lock means who published his book trying to cash in immediately after washington's death although the cherry tree anecdote didn't actually appear until the books fifth edition published six years later that story just detailed enough to be memorable and vague enough to apply as a life lesson for all children immediately caught up in eighteen thirty six eight presbyterian minister and professor named william holmes mcduffie included it as a lesson on morality may children's grammar school textbook sort of a nineteenth century equivalent of a highlights magazine goofy gallant mugabe's textbook stayed in print for almost one hundred years the year before the textbook came out circus ringleader and conman p.t. Barnum purchased an elderly enslaved woman named joyce head and put her on display as a sideshow attraction claiming that she was the slave who had raised george washington half who would have been when hundred and sixty one years old. Barnum's claim was actually true told stories to wrapped audiences about washington including the then already famous cherry tree anecdote. It's easy to understand why the cherry trees story had such longevity. It's an american horatio. Alger novel in anecdote. Form a modern tutor morality play. And it's a perfect celebration of the larger myth of america that we're a land of meritocracy if you're a good person like these six year old. Who was on his to his father. Then you can and will go on to achieve great things. Americans love mythology our founding fathers turning them into superhero mascots of our own national self celebration. The next myth about george washington is a little bit harder to trace the idea that george washington had wouldn t he. He did suffer from issues with his teeth throughout his life and by the time he gave his first presidential address. You only had one of his original teeth left in his mouth but his dentures were never made of wood really. That seems like an awful idea. For dentures. on any level would is porous absorbent. it warps and cracks mean imagines winters throughout george washington's life. You had multiple sets of dentures made for materials like ivory gold lead and slave. Yes probably slaved george washington's ledger. He noted that on may eighth seventeen eighty four. He paid six pounds and two shillings to quote negroes for nine teeth while it's possible that he was buying them for a family member. It's just as likely that they were meant for his own mouth. As the mount vernon website itself notes selling teeth to dentists was a common way to make money for poor people since at least the end of the middle ages but it is important to remember that although washington paid for these teeth. The enslaved people in virginia in the eighteenth century had no choice when it came to participating in the transaction. So where did the idea of wooden teeth come from. Most historians agree that washington's ivory dentures became stained and brownish overtime. Which made them look what. But why would that story be so enduring. It doesn't have a simple moral narrative with the cherry story. Unless you assume that washington carved the teeth himself and then sure it does give him a rugged self sufficient man of the people taipower but while wouldn't themselves are memorable. They're oddly specific and a little gruesome in their imagery and weirdness especially in conjunction with a historical figure that so often portrayed as so virtuous he may as well just be marble sculpture is interesting. It makes george washington seem human and lets us in the modern day. Shake our heads in superiority. At how antiquated how positively medieval. Things weren't two hundred years ago but it's the third george washington meth. That will be talking about in-depth today. A myth that has so infiltrated the popular culture. Got i admit. I didn't know it was false myself. Until i started doing my research for this very podcasts. You see with all the attention on the american executive branch during a presidential election. I found myself thinking about the historical fun fact that i've heard so many times. The fulcrum point in american history. That could have changed the course of our nation with a single decision the notion that they offered to make george washington not the first president of the united states but the first king of course you know the rest of that story george washington he of the moral backbone to complain after an act of fruit tree. Vandalism refused the crown anti ushered our young country in as a representative democracy. George washington could have been a king they say and he chose not to be a story that makes washington and by extension america look honorable and virtuous. It's the type of story. We want to believe about ourselves but the truth is always a little more complicated. I'm danish warts and.
"george washington" Discussed on #WhoWouldWin
"No people are in sight. president george washington removes his dentures relieving him slightly from the pain that they cause sneaking down into a nearby chair washington considers how he will spend the rest of his night. It is then that an imposing figure looms over him a palm reaches out and swats the false teeth from his hand. Washington immediately leaps to his feet and his standing toe to toe with abraham lincoln snarling. Back at him. I'm tired of people calling you the father of our country. You didn't even have any kids of your own a bellows. It's time we settle this once and for all lincoln. I'm weary of your face. The two presidents square off and the white house is about to turn red..
"george washington" Discussed on Blind History
"And stop of government. Yeah, and he was supposedly a federalist. So he believed that power should be distributed and that local authorities should decide their future and then from there the state and then if necessary the federal government butt off, you know, a lot of government these days. We look to the president to make the decision most days. The president was like your last resort you'd go to your local authorities first and they'd have the power and it was very rare that the president would be anything actually most of the time he was just hoping to get back Mount Vernon but political parties weren't yet necessarily established and he warned this this is a very interesting quote which I think will make a lot of people think about divorce current party political atmosphere in both the United States and in so many countries around the world. This is where Washington warned. He said however political parties May now and then answer Pub Bueller ends, they are likely in the course of time and things to become potent engines by which cunning ambitious and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to use it for themselves. The reins of government destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust Dominion sure. So, I mean, it's just I mean spot on that is what political parties have become. So he was prescient in that respect. He was the one that actually lost the ball for that Fourth of July to be a national holiday. Yep amongst other things and then his final speech every month free. It's grayed out in Congress. Wow, The Americans really do look up to him for obvious reasons. Yeah here a couple of things. You might not know there was a whiskey Distillery at Mount Vernon, which was the largest whiskey distillery in America at the time when he died and he died in 1799 and he went walking on December 12th. It was obviously in the northern hemisphere the middle of winter wage. Was very cold. He fell ill with a cough and he actually requested that the doctor bleed him four times, which is a common sort of treatment in those days. Although it was a stupid treatment. It probably helped hasten his den. Anyway, he he died from essentially a threat infection a sore throat. They didn't have antibiotics. So there was nothing to do for it off of 67. Actually nowadays is very young. It's not that old and it's last words were his well really know at least at least he went with dignity and nobility. But if you look now at the United States, I mean there's a state named after him is a city named after him. He's on their used audible. That's right. The the $1 bill. I mean these cities this parks and and so much more and now the name synonymous with America is an interesting link to the Washington origins in England from the Spencer estate where Princess Diana eventually was from birth. Vince's have Washington's buried in their in their ground. So that was prior to them coming across all they went to America. They lived in that part of loving that's incredible. You know, it's interesting to note that George Washington while being the first president was not necessarily the best president, but he said a number of standards in place, which I think made it very difficult for other people to live up them President's Day is affecting a celebration of not all the presidents but of Washington and Lincoln the two greatest ones and he's of course immortalized on Mount Rushmore as well. As one of the four phases of the full great Presidents Day off. I think it's he was the father of the nation. That's that's where it all started and I think you know, they they did well by having him. I think there can be thankful videos of start. I mean it was prudent wage fair and he had Integrity he favored neutrality on Foreign Affairs minimum is not necessarily a bad thing. You are thinking that it didn't go far wrong. Just a bad smile. Yo. George Washington first president of the United States.
"george washington" Discussed on Espionage
"By the summer of seventeen seventy nine. The Culpa Ring consisted of a network of spies from within New York City across Long Island. And all the way to Connecticut. Major Benjamin talmadge was proud of the spies under his purview. After Washington had put him in charge of Patriot. Espionage York talmadge had collected a group of men who were besides their immense courage. Quite ordinary major was humbled in often in awe of the commitment of these civilians. The inner circle of the rain was comprised of four men at the top there was Washington who had talmadge to directly. Run the ring from his camp in Connecticut then there were agents Samuel Culpa senior whose real name was Abraham Woodhall and Samuel Cooper Junior. Who went by the alias of Robert Townsend? Woodhall lived in the town of sock it on Long Island and served as a stop for all intelligence coming out of the metropolis. Townsend was in New York City. Living among the British in his contacts overheard gossip and struck up friendships with troops to elicit information on upcoming attacks. Though they were courageous men would haul in townsend anxious spies especially in the summer of seventeen seventy nine when a single intercepted letter from talmadge is saddlebag revealed part of his spy network in on July thirteenth. Seventeen seventy nine. A company of British redcoats kicked down the door of George Hick Day. A poor working man that lived near the bowery in New York City. Big Day was arrested and hauled before General Clinton the head of Britain's forces in the city Clinton revealed that Hig Day had been named personally an intercepted letter from George Washington but Clinton didn't reveal was that day was only spy named he was the redcoats only lead into Washington spy network and not it turned out a particularly promising one. Hick Day was terrified of execution. He pleaded with general for leniency. Even going so far as to write a meandering and poorly spelled confession about his spying but it became clear that the pitiful man hadn't provided any information to Washington and was merely in the initial stages of recruitment he was hardly one of the clever culprits. That had been a thorn in Clinton side for over a year. The British general released Hegde when he realized the poor man wouldn't be able to help bring down the spiring. The damage to the ring was minimal but hig days capture put each of the culpa ring spies on edge Robert. Townsend was even threatening to quit the ring. He wasn't willing to risk his storefront livelihood. Much less his life on another man's mistake on May fourth seventeen eighty would whole reported to talmadge that Koper junior decline serving any longer trust was paramount among the culprit ring and that trust had been broken by Thomas's mistake even Washington was angry. In his opinion talmadge had been careless with his letters even though it was Washington himself who had written hig days name. Washington chastised his major and said the loss of your papers shows how dangerous it is to keep papers of any consequence at an advanced post. I beg you will take care to guard against the like in the future. Talmadge couldn't very well keep sensitive espionage letters off the front lines after all they had to cross over from enemy territory to get to him but he could find a way to make the letters more secure so the major set out to earn back his spies trust by developing complex cipher for all future communications the US Department of Defense considers a cipher any cryptographic system in which arbitrary symbols represent units of plain text in accordance with certain predetermined rules but the culpa ring. Cypher was one of the first ever created in the history of espionage and set a new standard for cryptography. The time in Talmadge is Cypher. He created a matrix of numbers that stood for specific words. Locations or names for example talmadge became seven to one. Washington was seven one one and New York Long Island in setauket where seven two seven seven to eight and seven to nine thus a letter might read seven to one went to seven to eight to meet with seven one one without the key or solution book. The correspondents would be gibberish. Talmadge also went one step. Further encoded commonly used words like meat artillery ship Taurean troops finally to ensure that any word or date could be encrypted with the cipher talmadge created a very basic mixed alphabet key where a letter or number was switched for another one or example. The letter A. Might be written as tea and the number one would be ridden his seven. This way specific dates would look like a random string of numbers in other words would be a jumble of letters. Washington was impressed with Talmadge is new code but the cutting spy master had a final security. Twist of his own invisible ink. The Concept of invisible inks was nothing. New One commonly known method was to right in lemon juice which would go on invisibly but appear when he did. The British army even used this technique for its own sensitive communications and talmadge held many captured despatches over a candle to reveal their contents but Washington learned of a new invisible ink from John. Jay a New Yorker who received the recipe from his older brother. Sir James J A loyalist physician Washington soon found out. What Made Jay's INC so special? Unlike lemon juice he wrote fire has no effect on it. A letter with trivial matters written in common may be super imposed over invisible intelligence which cannot be discovered without a counterpart.
"george washington" Discussed on Espionage
"Two hundred men crouched silently waiting for the order to attack their prey. Were a few hundred feet away. It was a continental army encampment. The sleepy soldiers gathering around the morning fire were under the command of Major. Benjamin Talmadge Talmadge was one of General George Washington's right hand men. His capture would make tarleton famous and easily earned him a promotion. He turned to his men and silently raised his sword above his head and he swung the sabre down giving the signal to attack. The British Raider swiftly moved into the Patriot. Camp talmadge burst out of his tent. Sword drawn while his soldiers took up their muskets and fired the shots and clanging swords. Got the attention of the local. Patriot militia who quickly joined the fray and flank the British. This wasn't going Tarleton had planned. He saw his window for escape closing and ordered a retreat. As his dragoons pulled back they stole a dozen horses. The continental soldiers cheered as the redcoats vanished into the trees. Talmadge took stock of the damage they had left behind. Tana's men were dead and his personal horse was among those taken not bad but then talmadge is blood ran cold. He realized his saddlebags were still on his horse. The bags contained letters from General George Washington that named Patriots spies in New York City. Now the British had those names and their locations. If they captured the New York agents Washington's entire spy network could be compromised and without the intelligence coming in from the British stronghold the colonies would likely lose.
"george washington" Discussed on Espionage
"The name. Culpepper was in Omaha to Washington's fond memories of his upbringing in culpeper county. Virginia when deciding on a code name for this new network of spies Washington simply short in the name to culpepper. It had a name next. Didn't needed a leader. A man with experience and courage a man with a deep hatred for the British that would guide his passion to the cause. That man was major. Benjamin Talmadge talmadge joined the army from the Connecticut colony where he had worked alongside young Nathan Hale. When word of Hale's execution reached him he was furious and distraught. Talmadge pledged vengeance for his old friend. He harbored a burning desire to embarrass deceive in. Kill the British redcoats. This passion was perfect for Washington's needs and the tall strong major was a man of few words which was even more of an asset on April. Seventh Seventeen seventy seven. Washington pulled him out of his cavalry posting and presented him with a new mission. Find out what was happening in New York behind enemy lines. The job was deceptively simple major talmadge simply head to recruit men in and around New York and then use them to spy on British troops and Talmadge was thrilled with the mission. He was born and raised on Long Island near a small town. Called setauket and excited returned to his old stomping grounds. He felt comfortable and prepared for the tough sneaky work ahead of him and he knew just who to ask for help his old friends. The I was a long island farmer. Named Abraham woodhall would whole still lived in to talk it and he'd made a small living trading his crops for illicit goods between the British and civilians. This made woodhall an ideal candidate. After all. If a man could smuggle goods across enemy lines he could smuggle information. Would whole also had a personal vendetta to settle his cousin? A general in the continental army had been wounded and captured by the British in late August. Seventeen seventy six. He was not given any medical care and suffered horribly from gangrene and malnutrition before he died a month. Later his cousins horrible death gave Woodhall of visceral hatred of the red coats when talmadge approached him in August. Seventeen seventy eight would whole had a regular route into an out of New York. While would hole was a naturally nervous man. His courage was bolstered by the thought of revenge and profit. He agreed to spy for the rebels and report to Talmadge in Washington via letters. The key to safety within the culpa ring was anonymity between each of the men Washington directed operations through talmadge without knowing each spy. Personally only talmadge knew each color member and even he didn't know the men's networks of contacts. This multi layered approach to security ensured. That if any agent was captured he couldn't reveal the entire network another tool for maintaining secrecy was codenames. Abraham woodhull took on the alias Samuel Koper for his correspondence. He introduced the name on October. Twenty ninth seventeen seventy eight. When he wrote his first report in sent off to Washington the culpa ring had officially been born. It's first missions. Went to Woodhall. Who BRAVED DANGEROUS FORAYS INTO OCCUPY? New York but quickly the network expanded would whole sister. Mary lived in Manhattan with her husband. Amos underhill Amos ran a boarding house and became a valuable set of patriot. Eyes and ears collecting information for would holes reports. British troops often stayed at the boarding house and it was easy to ease drop through the thin wooden walls. While Amos didn't personally know talmadge much less Washington. He became a permanent proxy for the ring. In New York through Woodhall two more valuable additions joined the culpa ring in spring and summer of seventeen seventy nine like Amos. They were both permanent. New York residents 55-year-old James Riverton was a well known printer and bookseller who also managed a popular tavern. His newspaper provided staunch support for King George and Livingston was considered an ardent loyalist. In fact he supported independence early on in the war he simply found that as a New Yorker under British occupation. Business was better. If one serve the redcoats short order his tavern became one of the premier meeting places for British officers. This gave him perfect access. As an intelligence agent Riverton overheard dozens of conversations a day and he was always listening for valuable information he would even ask direct questions of his British patrons. There would likely have aroused suspicion if they hadn't come from the man pouring the Ale but Riverton had no way to communicate the valuable intelligence. He gathered to the rebels. He couldn't be seen leaving the city regularly and it was too risky for him to write letters. That could be found. Protecting his cover was vital. Even if he was alone Livingston had to bide his time establishing his cover until he was able to find a way to contribute directly to Washington's espionage network then. His young neighbor asked for a job twenty six year old Robert. Townsend was a shopkeeper with the store up the street from Richardson he was also an acquaintance would holes and one of the first men would hole recruited in New York when towns joined the ring. He became known as Samuel Cooper junior in all of his correspondence to talmadge in Washington with two covert agent. Code-named culpepper woodhall and towns in the culpa ring had finally earned its namesake as a secret ring of spies when Townsend Approach Livingston asking to write for his Tory newspaper. He didn't know the tavern keeper was secretly a Patriot. Townsend simply saw the opportunity to gather more information from the British who frequented ribbons bar. But by July of seventeen seventy nine townsend had uncovered ribbons true loyalties and added ribbons intelligence to his own. The ring had a new member in the culprits had successfully infiltrated the British stronghold of New York City. George Washington was thrilled with major talmadge. In Abraham would whole successful expansion of the fledgling spy agency. Intelligence was gathered by Riverton Townsend in Woodhall then sent to Talmadge who summarized his agents reports and gave Washington a complete overview of the current Intel. The network was working seamlessly and its effects where powerful Washington was able to send troops to cut off valuable supply lines and intercept British ships as the approach New York. He was almost always one. Step ahead of the redcoats thanks to the culprit rain but it was only a matter of time before something went wrong. George Washington and his coloring were soon to be confronted by the greatest betrayal in American espionage. History a continental general one of George Washington's most trusted battlefield commanders was supplying information to the redcoats. This general also offered the surrender of one of the most valuable forts in the Hudson River valley when his agents discovered this treachery Washington was stunned but not too stunned to react. His order was simple. The turncoat general was to be brought to but first he had to be found. The koper ring was officially hunting benedict. Arnold.
"george washington" Discussed on Espionage
"When we come back a young spy working for Washington makes a fatal mistake. It's Carter I am happy to announce that the launch of our new podcast series supernatural with Ashley. Flowers has been a great success. It's a show where all very proud here at par cast. And we thank you for listening. If you haven't had a chance to tune in yet I definitely recommend you head over to the supernatural with Ashley. Feed and start following today every Wednesday Ashley. Flowers takes on different crime or mystery where the most fitting theory isn't always the most conventional where the deaths of two Brazilian men a result of making contact with spirits on Mars. Get closer to the truth than ever before. Regarding the mystifying lead masks case did four friends have a highly unusual encounter during a camping trip in Maine sort through the out of this world circumstances surrounding the allegations incident. And who and what were responsible for the unexplained death of Australia's Somerton man dig deeper into the peculiar details and poetry involved in the case. Each week Ashley takes on the strange and surreal to explain some of the world's most bizarre true crime occurrences and it's already one of my favorite shows and I hope you check it out. Follow supernatural with Ashley. Flowers free on spotify. Or wherever you get your podcasts. Now back to the story. My September seventeen seventy six. The American Revolution was in full. Swing the colonies had officially declared independence from Britain. In general George Washington was the commander in chief of the growing continental army. He was convinced that espionage was a key tool in winning the war against Britain the successful siege of Boston accomplished by the tactful use of Patriots. Spies was all the evidence he needed but the Patriots were facing a new fight in New York. Washington had established a base of operations in Manhattan but the British had strong encampments in New Jersey and Long Island where the enemy closing in on two sides. Washington was desperate for accurate information about the British troop movements. He asked for a volunteer to head. Behind enemy lines and pretend to be a story or British loyalist but at first Washington couldn't find a single continental soldier willing to take the job one of his men even said I am willing to go and fight them but as far as going among them being taken and hung up like a dog. I will not do it. Most soldiers were reluctant to go undercover. Spies because at the time. This kind of deception was considered a dastardly. An unbecoming way of fighting a war the British army and thus many of the colonial soldiers who had been trained in it before the revolution considered spine to be ungentlemanly but Washington did not believe wars were waged. Only by gentlemen. Finally he found Young Officer. Who agreed with him? A twenty one year old captain Nathan Hale was the son of a wealthy family from Connecticut. He had graduated from Yale University and joined the continental army immediately. He was young brave and talkative patriot. Hill volunteered to take on Washington special mission on September tenth and headed North Out of York Toward Connecticut. On the night of the fifteenth. He abandoned his uniform and dawned a brown suit. From Huron he would be a Dutch schoolteacher but he had something. Most schoolteachers. Didn't a letter personally signed by George Washington? The letter instructed all continental army officers to help the young spy get to Long Island and they listened. Hail move through the rebel lines without trouble. On the night of the sixteenth. He boarded a continental ship called the Schuyler along with another ship. Montgomery the vessel made its way across long island sound toward enemy territory. A little after midnight on September seventeenth as the wave splashed against the side of the ship. Captain Hale is the dark land mass of the island. He was nervous. This was his first espionage mission. He thought about all the questions Dutch schoolteacher might be asked after all he needed to make sure his legend was secure according to the US Department of Defense a legend is a contrived scenario or story designed to explain personal background in past or present activities in terms intended to conceal involvement in a clandestine activity in incorporates. As much truth as possible it must be plausible hale had Yale Diploma and he had been a teacher in Connecticut so his legend was indeed plausible but if he stammered over his explanation for why a Dutch teacher was traipsing out on Long Island. In the middle of a war he would instantly arouse suspicion. Unfortunately Captain Hale was already arousing suspicion.
"george washington" Discussed on Espionage
"On July Ninth. Seventeen fifty five. The French and Indian war was raging along the western borders of Britain's North American colonies. The French army with the aid of the local indigenous tribes had forcibly occupied British territory. That morning British Army General Edward Braddock and the roughly fourteen hundred men under his command removing West across Pennsylvania when they were ambushed by about two hundred and fifty French soldiers and six hundred of their native American allies. The British were caught utterly unprepared when the first shots ring out braddock turn to his aide to camp a young major named George Washington. The two men quickly improvised battle plan but it was already too late even though they had more men and weapons the British had no information on either the surrounding region or the French forces radic in Washington. Were going into the fight blind after a three hour battle. The British retreated. They'd lost half of their troops including sixty of the eighty. Eight officers. Braddock himself had been shot in the long. He died. Four days later Washington wrote his mother and describing the herring experience of the hopeless fight. High escaped unhurt. Although death was leveling my companions on every side of me there is nothing more necessary than good intelligence to defeat the enemy and nothing requires greater pains to obtain. George wouldn't soon forget this hard lesson in the value of espionage. One that guided him as he went on to command a rebellion against the king and become one of the greatest spy masters in history..
"george washington" Discussed on Slate's The Gist
"And now this bill. It is an antenna. Twig and Anton. Twig is our name from the old English for a three week period. Right it's not a fortnight. It's an aunt and twig and every Antenne twig or as we now judge them whenever the heck I want ten twig. Let's just say we correct errors if there are any. Sometimes there are we issue clarifications which are more satisfying than errors because you know areas. So binary right wrong clarifications. It's very just. Were engaged in a dialogue. A dialogue that elevates us all we answer listener mail but also and this is new electronic mail and now in this Antenne twig. I'll introduce something new that we do. We make confessions slate. Gist Confessions so not interview. You just heard a few minutes ago. You heard me ask Alexis. Would George Washington be president if you were six inches shorter? But that's not what I originally said what I originally said. Was this same guy. Six feet shorter might not have been the father of the country. I sometimes get the impression and you know what re recorded it. I almost never do that. Really almost never. I came from NPR. The rule was you could retake an intro but not a question but why who does that serve. I mean Alexis. Men have been nicely playing along or understanding what I meant or even heard it differently. I certainly heard it in my head differently. Clearly I meant to say would he be president if he were six inches shorter but I wound up saying would he be president if he were six feet shorter? So we took it. I think my reasoning is. I think it's more service to you than to have to cut out the entire. Qna because it's confusing if you heard that and you get distracted and maybe you think she's even a answering my question literally as stated it's just so much better to very occasionally. Redo a question and that's what we did now. I gotTa say if the president were six feet shorter if George Washington. We're six feet shorter. I think the interest may be. You'd make him president. I mean if you have a guy who lead your army to defeat the British. The Greatest Army in the world and that goes only two inches to three inches. I mean you'd WanNa it'd be pretty proud of that guy right. The sub smurfs type figure who beat back the British probably cut into his surveying business way back when George Washington George Washington no match for Mighty Matt. Nope I said I would not be doing voices other errors or disclosures or a raw jake step at all but I was shocked shocked. He writes I was shocked to hear. Mike Describe Dick Sargent Slash Dick York as being a part of I dream of Jeannie. When of course he was the husband of Samantha Stephen Zombie which that is true. That was a bit of Miss I guess you could say then. There was the time a few weeks or months ago when I attributed MS attributed the saying the vice presidency a Ain't worth of warm bucket of spit. I said Albin Barkley said that incorrect it was Charles Barkley. No it was John. Nance Garner Garner was FDR's VP. Before Truman was and Truman's VP was albumin Barclay. And by the way in this whole thing they didn't say warm bucket a spit. They said warm bucket a pissed but it was cleaned up to be more suitable for a family friendly newspaper of the time. By the way I found that an interesting fact a couple of days got literally two days ago is talking on the show about how even if they had the full medical records of every president. It would've really changed anything. Every president survived through his presidency. At least of natural causes speculated. Maybe Wilson's medical records could've led us to believe that he'd have a stroke but actually I think his doctors at the time miss that but but it turns out that album Barclay wanted to run for president tried to run for president in one thousand nine hundred eighty two. When Truman said he wasn't gonNA run but he was opposed because of health reasons and age. And Guess WHAT THAT TURNS OUT TO BE OPPRESSION TO OPPOSITION BECAUSE ALBUM. Barkley died in nineteen fifty six before what would have been first term was over warm bucket of Piss warm bucket. Spit play with it. A little bit turns out almost all idioms that have pissing them. You could change it to spit and it works really well like he's all pissing vinegar if you don't want to say that because he's all spitting vinegar that's perfectly fine. I think we understand it or they. Those guys got into a real pissing contest. You can change it to a real spitting contest. That totally makes sense. Doesn't really work the other way because in comedy. If I see the dowager slip on a banana peel and land up on her Easter. I wouldn't want to do a piss. Take at probably wanted to take his take something else another correction and went on and on and on about how how Elizabeth Warren was the worst performing Massachusetts Governor in the New Hampshire primary. What about develop Patrick? A few people said but only a few people which reflects the results of New Hampshire. Here's an exchange that I was privy to on twitter because I was tagged Carry Little John. Tag Me at Pesca me P. M. is my twitter handle. I never miss a show but one that had me talking a lot was the new cosmic Crisp Apple. I told so many people about this new apple and now I just ate one living mid Missouri. So we're slow on the uptake. Holy Hell if that's not a near perfect apple which was fine. I certainly wanted to tell you about that. I inspired a fan to eat an apple. It's why get into this game but replying to carries tweet at me. Was this reply. Thank you so much for the kind words. Carry so glad you were able to give it a try. Give it a try. That account was at the cosmic crisp. The cosmic crisp apple has his or her own account and was thanking. Carry for eating him. Doesn't happen every day another error. I confused Tammy Wynette with Patsy. Kline it happens. She of course is Tammy Cactus Tamara. Why Net and certainly I'd like to get into. It's actually been a months long. Exchange with twitter follower mind and listener to the show a man named Nat and Sometimes Nat reaches out to tell me things like at Petco Vendor Thirteenth two thousand. Eighteen your spiel. Today was remarkably ignorant. Just saying thank you nat belatedly. He's been saying that I've been saying Buddha. Jj Wrong November ninth. Twenty one thousand nine hundred. Could you please learnt say Buddha judge without making it? Sound like you're mocking his name. It's really obnoxious. And His name. Isn't that hard to say if you make some effort? I replied to him as far as I know I say like he says it and then a few days later gnat replies no. You don't seriously for someone who supposedly knows audio your surprisingly ignorant. Call him peach or learn to say it right now listen. I know. There's no winning. When you engage in a twitter feud but I don't WanNa say the guy's name wrong and if this listener who's really impassioned knows that I'm saying it wrong. I wanted to know what the right way to say it. I did a lot of. I looked up my interview with Brundige where which starts with him saying his name. Not on not on the interview that aired. But he did say it to me. I've looked up all the ways to say how he says it. He says Buddha judge. I know phonetically that they tried to help people by making signs and t shirts that say boot edge so with this in mind. I reply to the fellow and said you're great insults and no proof or evidence if you want to sign a time code or link to what you think is right I can consider otherwise. It's a waste of my time. I have a theory you think. It's pronounced boot edge because it's not and then that wrote it's the tone you use every time you say it like it's a joke you really don't hear it which is weird to which I replied. Wait you're saying the actual pronunciation is correct. But what you're hearing is that I'm sneering or mocking or have a tone. That connotes negativity. That's what this is all been about and Nat wrote. Yup something to work on and so I shall and so I shall net the Lob Star of the Antenne twig which is our award. Who's given that's given to the listener or twitter or emailer that most elevated the discourse will not be nat but it will be shared this time between two great converses one is carry little John and two is the cosmic crisp apple. This is the first time in the history of an Antenne. Twig and a lobster. That fruit has gotten the LOB star. I don't know how you carry. And you cosmic crisp. We'll split the award maybe with a Williams sonoma stainless steel apple slicer. I will leave that to you guys. Well you guy and you edible fruit who is probably not going to have this all plays out and that's it for today show Priscilla lobby just associate producer once quoted. Dean Rusk is saying the secretary of statesmanship isn't worth a keg phlegm when it was actually Dean Atchison. And he said barrel apus Daniel Straight or just producer. Ken Quite say Tulsi Gabbard without not only hissing but throwing down a smoke bomb and repelling towards the ceiling. The gist if any of you heard me say that words Albin Barclay and thought I was dripping with condescension. I'll try to mask it better next time in Peru Peru and thanks for listening..
"george washington" Discussed on Slate's The Gist
"It's Friday February twenty first twenty twenty from slightest the Gist I. Mike Pesca the incoming head of national intelligence got his job because the outgoing head of national intelligence said something. Trump didn't like in fact. He didn't say his underling said it? But she was authorized to say it off with their heads. And that thing that thing. That shouldn't have been said. According to trump is of course the thing at the very center of trump's ongoing never ending ever love and fight between trump and his agency's. It's that the Russians. They are a hacking once again. Cnn reports the president was angry with acting director of National Intelligence. Joseph Maguire following the meeting according to a White House official president trump then forced out McGuire replacing him with Richard Grenell. A fierce game partisan trump loyalist and current. Us Ambassador to Germany. Oh excellent credentials and a great reason for personnel representative Devon Nunez who was in the intelligence briefing set on Fox. He didn't believe it. He just didn't believe it he's not buying it. All this is is. They don't have anything to run on. And so they've got a makeup Russia again. Nunez further added. These are new paranoid reports which to our deep regret will continue to grow in numbers as the election day approaches. Naturally they have nothing to do with the truth. I'm sorry that wasn't Nunez. Good a ban. It was Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov relation now in rejecting the information that Russia is upping. Its election interference game and by the way. What are they doing? They're using servers within the US. To evade certain security protocols also they are said to have infiltrated. Iran's cyber warfare unit with the intent of launching attacks that might look like they're coming from Iran. Okay so that's some stuff going on remember. Nunez says doesn't believe any of this so what happened was a staffer told the Intel Committee that this was going on because it's good credible intelligence and because of course we should know. And then Joseph. Maguire was the head of the intelligence agency gets axed by trump for authorizing this information to be imparted. This vital essential information to be imparted to the very people who need this. Vital essential information now Joseph. Maguire remember this guy was the handpicked director because and he's only there because trump got rid of the old national Intel head. Dan Coats because Dan Coats was disloyal. Then trump could have picked sue gordon. Who was the longtime deputy director and seen by experts as the logical choice but she was not picked because it was questioned whether she would be loyal. We should also note that Joseph. Maguire had no direct intelligence experience but trump liked him because maguire's military background. He was a seal team six commander but he was ousted as was Dan coats. Who was a stalwart Republican senator for eighteen years all of these loyal? Republicans are loyal military. Men could not be loyal to the even greater cause that is Donald Trump. This is big. This is huge. But it's hard to think that any consequence will befall the president. I've got admit as much as I was disgusted by the story. I was attracted to some other thing. Trump did and said it was great comedy fodder. He was speaking before a festival crowd and he. He Played Oscar critic for the Academy Awards this year and the winner is movie from South Korea. What the Hell was that all? We got enough problems with South Korea with trade on top of it. They give him the best movie of the year. Was it good? And I had this whole plan to riff on the ridiculousness of trump weighing in on parasite Bong Jun snow. Piercer was destroyed an editing. They say people say but you do see glimpses of the film. It could have been. I had I had this whole plan. I go trump. Ask why congratulatory say little women? But I can't why but you know I'm not GonNa do that. I'm not GONNA do that. 'cause a people hate when. I do voices especially trump's pretty terrible. I'll admit that but be. We have to keep our eye on the critical issues with the president and not with the president issuing a criticism. The Russians are hacking again. An anyone who tries to raise a concern is getting fired. The Russians have found in trump a vector for their goals. They plan to tuck their policies inside his reelection efforts and to the rot from within he's a host and they are nothing more than a very serious national security threat. This is my point on the show today. The SPIEL is given over to an end. Ten twig bit of Antenna twittering so necessary in these troubled times. But I my son's just came back from Mount Vernon you know what they were. Taken with. Little structure off to the side called the dengue repository. They made songs about. I wish I'd known that when I talked to my next guest historian Alexis Co who has reconsidered everything about George Washington except maybe the dengue part here now. Talking about her book. You Never Forget your first biography of George Washington Alexis Co.
"george washington" Discussed on Slate's Double X Gabfest
"All right our last topic for this show women and alcohol June. What's the story here? So the subject of women and alcohol. It's come up in the news and opinion pieces recently with such frequency. That is seemed like something. We should talk about a recently released analysis of the rate of deaths related to alcohol abuse. Showed that it rose sharply for Women Between Nineteen One thousand nine and two thousand seventeen so in one thousand nine hundred nine like a little over seven thousand. Five hundred women were classified as dying from causes related to alcohol and in two thousand seventeen. That number was eighteen thousand. So it's a jump of eighty five percent now. We should note here that this is still much lower than the rates for men for men. The death rate was up thirty five percent over that period but the raw numbers were much higher. Nearly thirty six thousand in one thousand nine hundred nine and seventy two thousand five hundred in two thousand seventeen so still a lot less than men but Huge jump and around the same time that this information was released there have also been a number of op-eds and bucs suggesting that the Post Rehab Treatment for alcoholism that has become the standard treatment and a scene quite often as the only treatment Alcoholics anonymous can be problematic for women so Holly Whitaker pointed out that. Aa was founded back in nineteen thirty nine. By some very privileged white men and that the essential steps things like admitting powerlessness setting aside ego submitting to a higher power making amends aren't necessarily the underlying causes of women's excessive drinking she wrote powerlessness. Isn't what many women who struggle with alcohol need. It's what made them sick in the first place so it seemed like there was both statistical information suggesting that women are not only drinking more but having more problems with alcohol but also that some of the receive notions. Like when you have a problem with alcohol when you recognize the problem. This is what you do to address. It may actually not really be right for for everyone and certainly maybe less right for women. I thought these articles were really interesting to think about whether the whole addiction model needs an update. Because I think that this idea of why people abuse alcohol we have a more sophisticated understanding of maybe the social pressures that can fall along gender lines. But I don't think there has been very much innovation in the treatment of alcoholism anything that's because A. has been successful and is considered the gold standard of how to provide accessible treatment to a large population at no cost and to create a community around addiction. But I think that some of the arguments against alcoholics anonymous or are really compelling about the framework to do the kind of self inventory that I think when we think about gender can be more destructive to women than empowering. Yeah this was so interesting for me to read about because it kind of gave me like this dumb moment like of course we need to figure out a better way to treat women because so much medical research for the most part has always been done on men or male patients And so whatever. Research has gone into how to help people with alcoholism most often. It's going to be dedicated towards men and this idea that powerlessness is the cause of the sickness. I think that's that just kind of blew me away and I'm thinking also about our previous discussions about those mom shirts and things you know like it's you know. Mom needs her wine time. And things like that and the ways that we have possibly given a lighter Look or or whatever like we don't necessarily hold Women's issues with alcohol in the same way you know we kind of make light of it. I guess is what I'm trying to say and I. I know that I have a history of alcoholism in my family so for me. I I've never talked to anybody about that because I always made sure that I did not get into the habit of drinking alone. Like when I'm at you know at home I tend to just be a social drinker on. You know only when I'm around friends or something like that so I feel like that's me trying to combat my history and so to see in the research that re-read to see the way women have kind of had to take it into their own hands to figure out the ways that they have to combat dependency on alcohol even in our Jessica Simpson Materials we saw that she kinda had to figure out her own way to cope with with not to go with how to cope with our dependency. So this was really fascinating for me and I am. I'm interested to see like what kind of what kind of help will come for women because it seems you know in the way that a lot of You know we have these kind of women's centre things now. I'm thinking of something like the wing as we talk about. Alexis Co and stuff like that and and how you know sometimes when we focus on women sometimes. It's not the best either so I'm interested in seeing where the recovery options. What kind of recovery options we can provide that are specific for women without alienating women in like covering it and pink or something you know. I read actually in vice about a women only addiction recovery group in London called Feminism for change and women in that group said In this piece that in mixed gender addiction recovery groups whether they're a or not men often dominate the conversation. I mean it's almost like the kinds of things that happen in any mixed gender group. You know those groups will tilt toward serving the men's needs and caused women to monitor their own behavior for Acceptability in mixed company where women are conscious of coming across. Says you know a bitch or don't feel comfortable talking about quote unquote woman things. The example given in the pieces periods. I don't know why talking about periods in addiction recovery group that who knows but I can also imagine you know sexual assault domestic abuse the other kinds of things that often go along with addiction. There are ways that a gender informed recovery group whether it's only are not could Be of a lot more use than a one-size-fits-all mixed gender group that is automatically going to skew toward whatever the the dominant identity in the group is and it's really easy to see. Why alcoholics anonymous and the other related anonymous groups are so popular partly because they are effectively free. They're voluntary there you know. There's there's the structure for socializing and I'm for getting support that it's you know is kind of wonderful. I wish there were more of that kind of free. Voluntary support kind of structure in other parts of life and clearly. It has been very effective for many people. You know. I've known many people who have been gone you know their recovery was possible because of Nara kinds of groups at the same time just some of the specific messaging some of these twelve steps. That seem You know don't knock it until you've needed it but it they when you kind of look at the language and you look at what people are expected to really reflect on to really take seriously to to us to to restart their lives. They don't seem like the kinds of of kind of Cohen's that you necessarily will will put you in the right kind of place to start over to go back to what Hollywood Accor- wrote about in the New York Times about why. Alcoholics anonymous wasn't a solution for her and she said the antidote to my drinking problem looked a lot like feminism. When we were reading about the study on Alcohol Related Deaths Patricia Powell of the National Institutes for health said part of being liberated from male dominance is being able to behave in which way you choose. Some women have gotten the message that it's liberating to drink like a man and she was talking specifically about young women consuming alcohol and first of all I think there's a big difference between quote unquote drinking like a man and quote unquote abusing alcohol. You know it's not the same thing and and certainly I don't think we've been liberated from male dominance yet But it made me think about the social conditions under which women for instance arrive at college and participate in a heavy drinking scene and I think part of it is that women are taught. That casual sex. You know is shameful. Makes THEM DIRTY? You know I think about all the abstinence only sex education women get in middle school and high school about when you lose your virginity. You're like chewed up piece of Gum that everyone's passing around or something and and certainly that's not the whole reason why people drink in college. But I think one reason why people drink is to alleviate some of that social anxiety or to take away some of those ambitions that are affected by gendered indoctrination like. Oh if if you are a woman in college who wants to have sex and you think the only acceptable way to do that is to be drunk. I or if if it's the only way that you can make yourself feel comfortable doing. It is to drink. I like. It's not just because of what everyone's doing around when you're trying to keep up with the boys or whatever it's it's because of the way we've trained women to conceive of themselves in a in a social situation and I think too that there's there is something to the way that female behavior male behavior it does is no less separate. I mean just to use the most ridiculous and anecdotes. We'll piece of evidence. I'm making scare quotes.
"george washington" Discussed on Entrepreneur on FIRE
"The history of the world there has not been a more genuinely democratic struggle for freedom than ours I read Carlisle's French resolution while was imprisoned and Pandit has told me something thing about the Russian revolution but it is my conviction that inasmuch as the struggles were fought with the weapons of violence they fail to realize the Democratic Ideal in democracy which I haven't envisions a democracy established by nonviolence there will be equal freedom for all everybody will be master it is to join a struggle for rush democracy that I invite you today once you realized this you will forget the differences between the Hindus and the Muslims in think of yourself as Indians only engaged in the common struggle Oh for independence then there is a question of your attitude towards the British I have noticed that there's hatred towards the British among people. The people say they are disgusted with their behavior. The people make no distinction between British imperialism and the British people to them. The two are one this hatred even make them welcome the Japanese. It is most dangerous angels and means that they will exchange one slavery for another. We must get rid of this feeling. Our quarrel is not with the British people. We fight their imperialism. The proposal for the withdrawing withdrawing of British power did not come out of anger it came to enable India to play his do part at the present critical juncture. It is not happy position for a big country like India India to be merely helping with money immaterial obtained Willy Nilly from her while the United Nations are conducting war. We cannot evoke the chew spirit of sacrifice and Valor. So so long as we are not free I know the British government will not be able to withhold freedom from us in. We have made enough self sacrifice we must therefore purge ourselves of hatred. Speaking for myself. I can say that I have never felt any hatred. As a matter of fact I feel myself to be a friend of the British now than ever before one reason is that they are today today in distress my very friendship therefore demands that I should try to save them from their mistakes as I view the situation there on the brink of an abyss at therefore it becomes my duty to warn them other danger even though it may for the time being angered them to the point of cutting off their friendly hand that stretched out to help them. People may laugh nevertheless nevertheless that is my claim at a time when I may have to launch the biggest of my life I may not harbor hatred against anybody. Gandhi fire wire nation. And I hope that you enjoyed both of these speeches both for powerful for different ways but in the end some very similar things were common. Thrill I hope you enjoyed and I'll catch you on the flip side. The one funnel away challenge from Click funnels support you from day one through day thirty to help you get your funnel live in. Just thirty days joined the next one that funnel away challenge for just one hundred dollars at ao fire dot com slash slash funnel. That's ill fire dot com slash funnel. A New Year is the perfect opportunity to take your business to the next level by by hiring the right people but finding qualified candidates can be challenging. Lucky for us there's ZIP recruiter. And right now you can try ZIP recruiter for free. The AT ZIPRECRUITER DOT com slash fire. Zip Recruiter the smartest way to hire.
"george washington" Discussed on Entrepreneur on FIRE
"What's shaking fire nation? J. L. D. here with not one but two incredible speeches for you today one from the George Washington another from Gandhi both powerful for very similar yet at the same time very different reasons. I hope you enjoy and we'll be diving soon as we get back from thinking our sponsors a new year is the perfect opportunity to take your business to the next level by hiring the right people but finding qualified candidates can be challenging. Lucky for us. There's ZIP recruiter. And right now you can try ZIP recruiter for free at ZIPRECRUITER DOT com slash fire zip recruiter. The smartest way to hire the one funnel away challenge from Click funnels support you from day one through day thirty to help you get your funnel live in. Just thirty days. Joined the next one funnel away challenge for just one hundred dollars at ao fire dot com slash funnel funnel. That's ill fire dot com slash funnel. Are I fire nation. Let's dive into the resignation speech of George Washington on December twenty third seventeen eighty three the great events on which my resignation depended having greatly taking place. I have now the Honor of offering my sincere congratulations to Congress in of presenting myself before them to surrender into their hands. The trust committed to me in decline. The indulgence thousands are retiring from the service of my country. Happy in the confirmation of our independence and sovereignty in pleased with the opportunity afforded the United States of becoming respectable nation. I resign with satisfaction. The appointment I accepted with diffidence a difference in my ability to accomplish so arduous task which however was superseded by a confidence and the rectitude of our cause the support of the Supreme Power of the Union and the patronage of Heaven the successful termination of the war or has verified the most sanguine expectations in my gratitude for the interposition of Providence. In the assistance I received from my countrymen increases with every review you other momentous contests while I repeat my obligations to the army general. I should do injustice to my own feelings. Not to acknowledge in this place. Peculiar Services Services and distinguished merits of the gentlemen who have been attached to my person during the war. It was impossible the choice of confidential officers to compose my family. I should've been more fortunate. Permit me Sir. To recommend in particular those who have continued in service to the present moment as worthy of the favorable notice and patronage of Congress Congress I consider it an indispensable duty to close this last solemn act of my official life by committing the interest of our dearest country to the Protection of Almighty God and those who have these superintendents of them to his holy keeping having now finish the work assigned me I retire from the Great Theatre of action in bidding an affectionate action a farewell to this August body under whose orders. I have so long acted I here offer my commission and take my leave of the employments of public life. George Washington stepping down fire nation and. We'll take a break to think our sponsor a new year brings a lot of great opportunities. In one of those is a renewed focus on the growth of your business. That's why right now is the perfect opportunity to take your business to the next level by hiring the right people but finding qualified candidates can be challenging lucky for US ZIP RECRUITER DOT com slash. Fire makes it easy. Here's how it works once you post your job. Ziprecruiter Peter Sends it to over one hundred of the Web's leading job boards and they don't stop there with their powerful matching technology ziprecruiter scans thousands of resumes to find people with the right experience experienced and invite them to apply to your job as applications come in Zip. Recruiter analyzes each one and spotlight the top candidates. So you never miss a great match Gotcha. ziprecruiter is so effective that four out of five employers who post on Ziprecruiter get a quality candidate within the first day. And right now you can try ZIP recruiter for free at Ziprecruiter DOT com slash fire. That's ZIPRECRUITER DOT com slash fire ziprecruiter dot com slash fire ziprecruiter. Under the smartest way to hire we're all striving towards different goals. Maybe your goal is to get out of debt or quit your job or take your existing in business to the next level regardless. You're just one funnel away from accomplishing your goal. And with the one funnel away challenge from Click funnels. You can get that one funnel live in just thirty days. Here's how it works. Joined.
"george washington" Discussed on Kickass News
"Do a many people would do is say, you know, I'm going to take out as many of them as I can we're gonna go out in a blaze glory. But instead, George Washington does the best thing that George Washington. Always does is he adopts he says, you know, what we're not going to take everyone ablaze glory. We're gonna adapt, and we're gonna have a daring escape and in the middle of the night, while everyone sleeping, he brings all these boats to the river in one by one all the men are getting onboard and selling and. Across the river. And what they all see is at George Washington won't get on the boat until all of them are on the boat, and he's putting others in front of himself risking his own life. The lives of our men, and that's what leadership is right? Like that's the exact opposite of where we are as a culture today. We don't have leaders anymore. We have politicians is a huge difference between a leader and a politician and I get on the boat because he had lifeguards. That right that. Let's talk about tell us about that. Because this wasn't just a plot to assassinate George Washington. It was a plot from within. Yeah. So one of the great things we found I never knew this party either until we started digging is there was a point in time at the beginning of the revolution. Which Washington realize he needs better guards, he needs, you know? So we asked all of his top all the top regiments. He wants four men. He says give me four men your your four best menu. Have and knows become they call, you know, the generals guards it call them Washington's guards bodyguards, but what they really are called Har his lifeguards. It truly are guardian his life. They are truly his lifeguards. And it's a number of these lifeguards who actually switched sides. And again, we love to tell the story of you know, we're all this United States were all wonderful. We all come together, we fight the British. But it was it was four from that. There were so many people here who are still loyal is still on the British side. Who thought you know, what the patriots are going to? They're gonna lose like I should stick with the British side. And then when the patriots did while they were like, you know, what these these British you're gonna lose. We should switch people were doing exactly what they are. Today were sadly opportunists, and there are people out there who will switch sides on a dime, depending on who's winning when George Washington says, we don't have any more gunpowder guess what a lot of people are like screw this. I don't wanna be shot. I'm going on the other side. And when you have this this kind of flexibility this moral flexibility in the people who are in your army. You better believe that there are people inside your army who are who are going to who can do a lot of harm. And that's what happens with the life guards. So it's the governor of New York starts plotting, the the mayor of New York starts plotting and they plot with members of George Washington's.