Historical Notes:The American’s Creed was a result of a nationwide contest for writing a National Creed, which would be a brief summary of the American political faith founded upon things fundamental in American history and tradition. The contest was the idea of Henry Sterling Chapin, Commissioner of Education of New York State. Over three thousand entries were received, and William Tyler Page was declared to be the winner. James H. Preston, the mayor of Baltimore, presented an award to Page in the House of Representatives Office Building on April 3, 1918. The Speaker of the House of Representatives and the commissioner of education of the state of New York accepted the Creed for the United States, and the proceedings relating to the award were printed in the Congressional Record of April 13, 1918. It was a time when patriotic sentiments were very much in vogue. The United States had been a participant in World War I only a little over a year at the time the Creed was adopted.
The author of the American’s Creed, William Tyler Page, was a descendant of John Page, who had come to America in1650 and had settled in Williamsburg, Virginia. Another ancestor, Carter Braxton , had signed the Declaration of Independence. Still another ancestor, John Tyler, was the tenth president of the United States. William Tyler Page had come to Washington at the age of thirteen to serve as a Capitol Page. Later he became an employee of the Capitol building and served in that capacity for almost sixty-one years. In 1919 he was elected clerk of the House. Thirteen years later, when the Democrats again became a majority party, they created for Page the office of minority clerk of the House of Representatives. He held this position for the remainder of his life.
Referring to the Creed, Page said: “It is the summary of the fundamental principles of the American political faith as set forth in its greatest documents, its worthiest traditions, and its greatest leaders.” His wording of the Creed used passages and phrases from the Declaration of Independence, the Preamble to the Constitution, Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, and Daniel Webster’s reply to Robert Y. Hayne in the Senate in 1830.
Thursday, April 28, 2016: Live stream of the Donald Trump for President rally in Costa Mesa, CA at the OC Fair & Event Center – The Pacific Amphitheater. The event is scheduled to begin at 7:00 PM PDT.
Check #Trumpified Hit neew Rally Song should play well in Coast Mesa
To understand better the meaning of #Trumpifed notice how the German Foreign Minister has a hard time hearing whats being said and then BOOM he is TRUMPIFIED (<—– Play song here) we cut to a scene where we see Frank sitting at the table with the most famous deal marker in the world. Coming to a summit near you soon!!!
Donald Trump said it would be “America first” when he is elected president.
Interesting how he goes to reality right away implication that #DonaldTrump is not realistic. Everything that Donald Trump has been saying seems very realistic to me.
Steinmeier also said that Trump’s speech was contradictory, with the Republican calling on the one hand for ‘America first’ but on the other hand urging the United States to withdraw from the world: “Those two things don’t seem to fit together very well to me,” he said.
What he is saying here is misrepresentation of what Donald Trump is saying. What I hear a President Trump saying is “America First” so all deals are on the table get ready for a lesson in “Lets Make A Deal” oh and by the way America interest will be protected not the oligarchy’s that has been running deals down the American throat for a long long time now. Get ready and you will see that #Trumpification has started and the whole word is preparing to be #Trumpified
Wenesday, April 27, 2016: LIVE Stream of Donald Trump’s speech on foreign policy at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC beginning at 12:00 PM EDT.
Donald J. Trump announced he has accepted an invitation from The National Interest Magazine, and its parent institution, The Center for the National Interest, to address the organization at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, April 27 at 12:00 p.m.
Watch the live stream below beginning at 12:00 PM EDT: