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Welcome to Revolutionary War and Beyond's discussion of current events - the newest addition to our website. Learn about current issues in the news that have something to do with the founding period of the United States. You can also share your own opinion about these current events with the comments at the bottom of each page. Check back often to see how the latest issue affects your life and family.
Benjamin Franklin Bust Stolen - September 25, 2012 - A $3 million dollar bust of Benjamin Franklin that had been stolen from its Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania home in August was recovered today. The priceless artifact, created by reknown French Enlightenment sculptor, Jean-Antoine Houdon, was damaged during its month long kidnapping by Andrea Lawton of Philadelphia, who awaits trial in a federal prison in Philadelphia.
George Washington's Thanksgiving Proclamation - October 3, 2011 - George Washington made the first official request from the United States government under its new Constitution for Americans to have a day of Thanksgiving and prayer to God on October 3, 1789. The proclamation is full of suggestions of things Americans should thank God for and is an interesting read in light of the claim by some that the Founding Fathers were irreligious.
Sarah Palin and Paul Revere - June 6, 2011 - Sarah Palin made the news recently for allegedly getting the facts wrong about Paul Revere's Ride. You might be surprised though... because her facts aren't as wrong as you think!
General Richard Montgomery Monument Restoration - April 19, 2011 - The first offical monument commissioned by Congress, located at St. Paul's Chapel, is undergoing a renovation to be completed by the end of the summer.
History of Income Tax - January 11, 2011 - Did you know the income tax was not created until more than 100 years after the birth of the United States? Learn more about the history of taxation in the United States to understand the modern day debate about taxation.
Constitution Island Restoration - October 9, 2009 - Constitution Island is a little known American treasure on the Hudson River an hour north of New York City. It is in need of restoration so a new generation of people can learn about its role in the Revolutionary War and Beyond!
Gun Rights and the 2nd Amendment - October 2, 2009 - The Supreme Court will soon make a decision on a matter it has never addressed in its more than 200 years. Can states and local governments ban citizens from owning guns? This will undoubtedly be one of the Court's most important decisions in the modern era. Find out more about this momentous gun rights course here.
The Anti-American United Nations - September 24, 2009 - This week the United Nations held its annual conference of leaders from around the world. Member states sent their leaders to address the organization on a variety of topics, but mostly focusing on "climate change." As usual many of the member states sent their murderous thug dictators to the conference, and they repeated their usual anti-American rhetoric. Read more about the anti-American United Nations here.
ACORN in Turmoil - September 17, 2009 - ACORN is an organization involved in helping low income people get affordable housing, better wages and registering to vote. ACORN has been involved in widespread voter registration fraud over the years. Now tapes have surfaced showing ACORN employees encouraging numerous illegal and immoral activities. Read more about this latest ACORN scandal here.
Health Care Debate - September 14, 2009 - Read about some of the issues surrounding the current Health Care Debate. Find out how the government's choices might affect you and share your opinion about the proper role of the government in Americans' health care.