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What you may not know about the U.S. Secret Service

Most people know that the Secret Service protects the President of the United States and other politicians.

But the original purpose of the Secret Service was the suppression of… 459 more words

History

The call to protest in English, 1894.

A SOLEMN PROTEST.

The People of Hawaii protest against the New Constitution and Mr. Dole’s Republic.

This afternoon at five o’clock the loyal citizens of Hawaii will meet on Palace Square, and enter a solemn and earnest protest against the infamous outrage, which it is proposed to perpetuate on Wednesday—the proclaiming of a republic of filibusters, the proclamation of a constitution framed by aliens and for the sole benefit of certain classes. 365 more words

Alii

How American is Kanye?

THE ANSWER IS REALLY. REALLY REALLY AMERICAN.

One of the best and worst things about being an American is the incessant chatter about how great it is to be an American.  914 more words

CULTURE

This Day In History: The Statue of Liberty Arrives in America, June 17, 1885

On this day in 1885, the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York. France’s gift to America crossed the Atlantic dismantled in crates aboard the French steamer… 176 more words

Mediasphere

Grover Cleveland

” When more of the people’s sustenance is exacted through the form of taxation than is necessary to meet the just obligations of government, such exaction becomes ruthless extortion and a violation of the fundamental principles of a free government.”

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This Day in History

On this day in the year 455 the second of three sacks of Rome started. The Vandals (no, not the sports team) had been at war with Rome, though attempts had been made in the past for peace. 80 more words