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FDR’s Worst Perversion of Freedom: The “Four Freedoms” Speech

Pundits and progressives who are whooping up Roosevelt’s Second Bill of Rights almost always ignore perhaps the biggest surprise in that speech. While Roosevelt spoke gaudily of new rights, he scooped George Orwell’s 1984 by revealing that slavery was freedom … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Well Known Americans

By Dr. Jimmy T. (Gunny) LaBaume Along about this time each January, I find myself reflecting upon the lives of two well-known Americans—one is “celebrated” the other is desecrated. One had his name changed by his father but never bothered … Continue reading

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Federal Precedence Over The States

Stevens …main agenda was to alter the American system of government, taking care to maintain the forms while changing the real substance. Unfortunately their revolution succeeded.  We today are living with the results of what they did. …the system of … Continue reading

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Women Of The Land

And nowhere does that river of true cowgirl spirit flow more deeply and more true than through the veins of the mother-and-daughter matriarchs of the legendary Four Sixes   Anne Burnett Windfohr Marion.     By Susan L. Ebert at … Continue reading

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She rode over the grasslands with her rifle always handy, and during a feud with a neighbor shot the horn off his saddle while he was sitting on it. Those who knew her said she wouldn’t have missed if she … Continue reading

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Special Cowboy Moments Ep146: History of Miles City

From my old Cyber Buddy, John L Moore: Follow the link to see John and watch the first Miles City SCM RFDTV episode to debut on May 2nd. If you don’t feel compelled to watch the video all the way … Continue reading

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The great Chisholm Trail turns 150

The Chisholm Trail was finally closed because of the proliferation of barbed wire that closed  the vast grazing lands in Texas and became a barrier to following original trails… Its legacy, however, lives on. South Texas, its large and small … Continue reading

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Native Americans Loved Private Property

Appealing as this image of a Native American environmental ethic is, it is not accurate. With the War of Yankee Aggression being the first, the propaganda camp version of the history of America’s Western Frontier is the second most lied … Continue reading

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Why early New Mexico turned from cattle to sheep

via Richard Beals Blog The premier New Mexico historian Marc Simmons wrote recently in the Santa Fe New Mexican. The story of the beginnings of New Mexico’s livestock industry is preserved in long-buried Spanish documents, found scattered in the state’s rich archives. … Continue reading

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