Today In History…

…the US Army suffers the worst defeat in its history at the hands of an alliance of Shawnee, Miami, Lenape (Delaware) and Potawatomis lead by Blue Jacket and Little Turtle at the Battle of the Wabash.  In the aftermath of the decimation (General Arthur St. Clair suffered 952 casualties out of a force of 1,000), Congress began its first ever investigation into the Executive Branch and President George Washington first invoked the doctrine of executive privilege in response (1791)

George Washington: America-Hating Socialist

Good article about George Washington’s Administration, it’s economic policies, and the tendency to conflate “capitalism” (meaning our current syndicalist system) and “America” or “democracy”.  Puts me in mind of an Abraham Lincoln quote a colleague recently used on Facebook:  “The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep, for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act as the destroyer of liberty. Plainly, the sheep and the wolf are not agreed upon a definition of liberty.”

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