Author Archives: Benjamin Rush

About Benjamin Rush

A lesser known founding father of the United States, I hailed from the state of Pennsylvania and have been a physician, writer, educator, humanitarian and a deeply devout Christian. I am also the founder of Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. I was an early opponent of slavery and capital punishment. I was a professor of medical theory and clinical practice at the University of Pennsylvania. In some circles I am referred to as the Father of Modern Psychiatry. I signed the Declaration of Independence and was a participant in the Continental Congress. Originally, I mistakenly opposed Gen. George Washington and worked hard to replace him as the Commander-In-Chief because of the poor preparation of the Continental Army. However, later in life I supported this seminal American hero. In 1812, I helped reconcile the friendship of Thomas Jefferson and John Adams by encouraging them to exchange letters.

The Importance of Honestly Run Political Parties

There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded … Continue reading

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God is good, the Democrat Party is not.

How’s that for a byline? Well, it’s true. If you’re a democrat reading this and you feel hate well up inside of you, then just chalk it up to being a democrat. That’s what true democrats do- they hate; that … Continue reading

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Etheridge Concerned About His Personal Security?

A report just in from Benson County’s 61st Annual “Mule Days” festivities… After 12 years of participating in the annual “Mule Days” parade riding on a float, where he can be seen by the general public, it appears Representative Bob Etheridge … Continue reading

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Lee County GOP Campaign Headquarters is Open!

The Republican Party Headquarters officially opened its doors at its location on Moore Street, across from Depot Park, on Friday, Sept 17th.  More than 80 party faithful (and a dozen or so conservative Democrats) joined GOP Chairwoman Linda Shook in celebrating the start of … Continue reading

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“November is Coming” Rally- Aug 6 at McSwain Ag Center

Fellow Tea Party Patriots and Conservatives:  Join me in a celebration of democracy in action. At 5:30PM on Friday, August 6, 2010, local conservatives and patriotic Americans will rally at the McSwain Agriculture Center at 2420 Tramway Road, in Sanford, NC.  The event … Continue reading

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