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Impeachment History Facts and Case Studies


Over the last few years, and now especially since Hillary Clinton was chosen as the Democrat Party Nominee, there has been a lot of talk about impeachment. A lot of people don’t seem to understand the history and process involved in impeachment. I say this because of the sheer number of people I see on social media making claims such as “Nixon was Impeached” and “Clinton was impeached but refused to leave office” Summary: There have been two US Presidents […]

Slavery in the North Compared to the South

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  Slavery in the North Compared to the South As you can tell, this image makes the claims about slavery,  that the North (in the terms of the Civil War Era, the “North” referred to non-slave states) having more slaves than the South (again, in Civil War terms, slave holding states) At the time of the Civil War you also had the Border States which were slave holding states that chose not to secede from the Union (either by vote, […]

Martin Luther King Jr, Was He a Republican?


Martin Luther King, Jr. Was he a Republican? Martin Luther King Jr being a Republican or not, was already covered in a previous post. the sheer number of posts I have seen on Facebook in the last few days made it seem like a more indepth post on just this subject was a good idea. I have seen a few articles claiming he was a Republican, but they offer no proof at all, just speculation that because he was a black man […]

Confederate Flag Confusion, Battle Flag, or Official Flag?


Growing up in the South I was always around the “Confederate Flag” which we also knew as the Battle Flag or Rebel Flag amongst ourselves. It was never the official Confederate Flag though, so how and when did it become known as such? When the Southern States seceded from the Union starting in late 1860, they formed a Confederate Congress, similar to the Union’s congress. In Feb 1861 the Confederate Congress created a “Committee on the Flag and Seal.” which was […]

Are these claims about Switzerland’s Gun ownership true?


Should America Follow Switzerland’s Gun Rules? Switzerland has been making the social media rounds lately, I have been seeing a lot of posts about gun control, as I am sure everyone has, especially with all of the recent shootings. This image claims that Switzerland has the lowest crime rate in the world. It also claims that one is two citizens has a gun. Usually connected to this claim are claims about Switzerland’s gun laws, such as these:   “mandatory for […]

Reagan vs Obama – Deficit Edition!


Did Reagan triple the deficit? Did Obama cut it in half? I see this one on social media pretty often, and keep meaning to discuss it, so here it is. While I understand as most people do, that Congress controls spending and the budget [1], for the sake of this argument I’m going to keep it based on president, since that is what the claim is using. Later on I will write about Congress, debt, deficits, and Presidents. I will […]

Does Obamacare Create These New Taxes in January 2015?


New Tax rates being blamed on the Affordable Care Act aka Obamacare? This image, and posts similar to it, have been going around the social media and email circuits, which claims that all of these new taxes go into effect on Jan 15, 2015, due solely to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) also known colloquially as Obamacare. In this post we research the origination and scope of each claim, and give our analysis with references of each of them. As […]

Was the First Slave Owner in America a Black Man?


This image claiming that the first slave owner in America was a black man has been going around social media for the last few months. As is mentioned by commenter Ralph459, this is not a picture of Anthony Johnson, but that of former slave and abolitionist from Massachusetts, Lewis Hayden [1] This image says: “The First Slave Owner in America was not only a black man, but he went to court and demanded it” There has been some argument as […]

Was the NAACP Formed By Female Republicans?

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Was the NAACP Formed by Republicans, and More Specifically Female Republicans? I have seen several claims on Facebook pages that the NAACP was founded by Republicans, and more specifically Republican Women. NAACP was founded by 9 people, 6 men and 3 women. Founded Feb. 12. 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest, largest and most widely recognized grassroots-based civil rights organization. Its more than half-million members and supporters throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for […]

Obama Economic Record


Obama’s Economic Indicators #1 This is the first of two infographics I’ll fact check, it is comparing what the state of the Economy was in January 2009, when Bush left Office, and Obama took office, and is trying to compare what Obama was left with, and what he has today. It chooses specific Economic indicators which attempt to make Obama look worse.  The second of the two I will check is using other economic indicators attempts to make Obama look better […]

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