Archive for April 15th, 2009

Gun Control ? – NRA – Freedoms – Liberty – UN

A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government.” — George Washington

1. “Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not.” ~Thomas Jefferson

2. Those who trade liberty for security have neither. ~John Adams

3. Free men do not ask permission to bear arms.

4. An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.

5. Only a government that is afraid of its citizens tries to control them.

6. Gun control is not about guns; it’s about control.

7. You only have the rights you are willing to fight for.

8. Know guns, know peace, know safety. No guns, no peace, no safety.

9. You don’t shoot to kill; you shoot to stay alive.

10. Assault is a behavior, not a device.

11. 64,999,987 firearms owners killed no one yesterday.

12. The United States Constitution (c) 1791. All Rights Reserved.

13. The Second Amendment is in place in case the politicians ignore the others.

14. What part of ‘shall not be infringed’ do you NOT understand?

15. Guns have only two enemies; rust and politicians.

16. When you remove the people’s right to bear arms, you create slaves.

17.The American Revolution would never have happened with gun control.

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Mary Parkman Peabody – Civil Rights

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Parkman Genealogy of New England

Parkman House, National Historic Landmark, Boston

Parkman House - National Historic Landmark - 50 Chestnut St.- Boston

Parkman House - National Historic Landmark - 50 Chestnut St.- Boston

Francis Parkman House is a National Historic Landmark at 50 Chestnut Street in Boston, Massachusetts.

The house was built in 1865 for Francis Parkman, a historian and horticulturalist, and the house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1966.[1

Parkman Bandstand, Boston Common

Parkman Bandstand - Boston Common

Parkman Bandstand - Boston Common

The Parkman Bandstand was named for one of the Common’s greatest benefactors, George Francis Parkman Jr., who died in 1908 and left $5 million for the care of the Common and other city parks. The bandstand was originally dedicated in 1912 and was restored in 1996. It still hosts small events such as midday concerts, theatrical productions, and occasional speeches.

http://boston.about.com/od/walkingtours/ss/bcWalkingTour_3.htm

Parkman Plaza, Boston Common

Parkman Plaza - Boston Common -Religion Statue

Parkman Plaza - Boston Common -Religion Statue

Another site on the Common named for George Parkman Jr. is the Parkman Plaza, dedicated in 1960 by Boston Mayor John F. Collins. The plaza is a semicircular paved area bracketed by three inspirational statues: Learning, Industry, and Religion (pictured above).

Parkman Sir Name arches over the “Sacred Cod Fish”

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The Sacred Cod is a carving of a codfishAtlantic cod
The Atlantic cod is a well-known seafood belonging to the family Gadidae. It grows to two metres in length….
that hangs in the chamber of the Massachusetts House of RepresentativesMassachusetts House of Representatives
The Massachusetts House of Representatives is the lower house of the Massachusetts General Court, the state legislature of the U.S….
.

It represents the importance of the fishingFishing
Fishing is the activity of hunting for fish. By extension, the term fishing is also applied to hunting for other aquatic animals such as various types of shellfish as well as squid, octopus, turtles, Edible frog and some edible marine inverteb…
industry in the early history of the state. Cod are very abundant in the waters surrounding MassachusettsMassachusetts
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is a U.S. state in the New England region of the Northeastern United States United States….
, and in 1974 it was chosen as the official state fish.

The Sacred Cod sculpture measures five feet long and is carved out of pinePine
Pines are Pinophyta trees of the genus Pinus, in the family Pinaceae. There are about 115 species of pine, although different authors accept anything from 105 to 125 species….
. The Cod that currently hangs in the building is actually the third one to be carved. The first was destroyed in a fire in 1747, the second during the Revolutionary WarAmerican Revolutionary War
The American Revolutionary War , also known as the American War of Independence, was a war between Kingdom of Great Britain and revolutionaries within 13 colonies, who United States Declaration of Independence as the United States in 1776…
. The current cod was crafted around 1784 by an unknown artist.

http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Sacred_Cod_of_Massachusetts

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