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    The Founder Of Mother's Day Died Boycotting It, Anna Jarvis' Story

    https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/the-...-story-1851220

    Mother's Day 2018 will be celebrated across the world on May 13. It's a day to honour the mothers and express one's love and gratitude towards them. Many, however, started to feel that this day became commercialized, including the Mother's Day founder Anna Jarvis.

    Mother's Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis, a US national, held a memorial for her mother at St Andrew's Methodist Church in Grafton in West Virginia. She campaigned to make Mother's Day a recognized holiday in the United States after her mother Ann Reeves Jarvis, a peace activist, died in 1905. Ann Jarvis cared for wounded soldiers on both sides of the American Civil War, and created Mother's Day Work Clubs to address people's health issues.

    To honor her mother by continuing the work she started, she campaigned to set aside a day to honor all the mothers as she believed a mother is "the person who has done more for you than anyone in the world".

    Former US President Woodrow Wilson in 1914 signed a proclamation and designated Mother's Day, held on the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honour mothers.

    By the early 1920s, however, card companies started selling Mother's Day cards. Anna Jarvis believed that this exploited the idea of Mother's Day.

    "A printed card means nothing except that you are too lazy to write to the woman who has done more for you than anyone in the world. And candy! You take a box to Mother-and then eat most of it yourself. A pretty sentiment," she had said.

    After the commercialization of the day, Anna Jarvis organised boycotts of Mother's Day, and threatened to issue lawsuits against the companies involved. She also protested against this at various public meetings.
    While others profited from the day, Anna's efforts to hold on to the original meaning of the day led to her own economic hardship. Her committee supported her and helped to continue her movement during her declining health. She died on November 24, 1948.



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    Gulag Chief:
    "Article 58-1a, twenty five years... What did you get it for?"
    Gulag Prisoner: "For nothing at all."
    Gulag Chief: "You're lying... The sentence for nothing at all is 10 years"



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    Gee, I wonder why people think Libertarians are miserable about absolutely everything?
    * Enforce Border Security – America should be guarding her own borders and enforcing her own laws instead of policing the world and implementing UN mandates.

    * No Amnesty - The Obama Administration’s endorsement of so-called “Comprehensive Immigration Reform,” granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, will only encourage more law-breaking.

    * Abolish the Welfare State – Taxpayers cannot continue to pay the high costs to sustain this powerful incentive for illegal immigration. As Milton Friedman famously said, you can’t have open borders and a welfare state.

    * End Birthright Citizenship – As long as illegal immigrants know their children born here will be granted U.S. citizenship, we’ll never be able to control our immigration problem.




    Reprinted from http://www.ronpaul2012.com/the-issues/immigration/ [Nov. 29, 2011]

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelatc View Post
    Gee, I wonder why people think Libertarians are miserable about absolutely everything?
    Wallowing in misery is fun?

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    I plan on celebrating Sunday and Tuesday. No cards. We don't give cards. We write a sentiment on a dollar bill and give that as a card.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Paul View Post
    The intellectual battle for liberty can appear to be a lonely one at times. However, the numbers are not as important as the principles that we hold. Leonard Read always taught that "it's not a numbers game, but an ideological game." That's why it's important to continue to provide a principled philosophy as to what the role of government ought to be, despite the numbers that stare us in the face.
    Quote Originally Posted by Origanalist View Post
    This intellectually stimulating conversation is the reason I keep coming here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suzanimal View Post
    I plan on celebrating Sunday and Tuesday. No cards. We don't give cards. We write a sentiment on a dollar bill and give that as a card.
    We're celebrating - kids have a card, flowers, and candy - as well as a neat lithography of the woman and her children (my idea, but the kids will get credit - little idea thieves). Then, we eat fried chicken...

    Should be a good time, as it is every year.

    Gulag Chief:
    "Article 58-1a, twenty five years... What did you get it for?"
    Gulag Prisoner: "For nothing at all."
    Gulag Chief: "You're lying... The sentence for nothing at all is 10 years"



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    Quote Originally Posted by brushfire View Post
    We're celebrating - kids have a card, flowers, and candy - as well as a neat lithography of the woman and her children (my idea, but the kids will get credit - little idea thieves). Then, we eat fried chicken...

    Should be a good time, as it is every year.
    That sounds nice. My mama forgot Sunday was Mother's Day and planned a gambling trip so I'm taking her to Jimmy Buffett's new restaurant at Lake Lanier on Tuesday. I got her a t-shirt, a purse she wanted, and I'm surprising them with Willie Nelson tickets. My stepfather knows about the tickets but she'll be surprised.

    I'll probably get a pine cone from my youngest son. He's been getting me pine cones for mother's day since he was a toddler and I think they chipped in together and bought me a book. Whatever it is, they bought it at Books-a-Million because I was with them there last week and they asked me to wait outside.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Paul View Post
    The intellectual battle for liberty can appear to be a lonely one at times. However, the numbers are not as important as the principles that we hold. Leonard Read always taught that "it's not a numbers game, but an ideological game." That's why it's important to continue to provide a principled philosophy as to what the role of government ought to be, despite the numbers that stare us in the face.
    Quote Originally Posted by Origanalist View Post
    This intellectually stimulating conversation is the reason I keep coming here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suzanimal View Post
    That sounds nice. My mama forgot Sunday was Mother's Day and planned a gambling trip so I'm taking her to Jimmy Buffett's new restaurant at Lake Lanier on Tuesday. I got her a t-shirt, a purse she wanted, and I'm surprising them with Willie Nelson tickets. My stepfather knows about the tickets but she'll be surprised.

    I'll probably get a pine cone from my youngest son. He's been getting me pine cones for mother's day since he was a toddler and I think they chipped in together and bought me a book. Whatever it is, they bought it at Books-a-Million because I was with them there last week and they asked me to wait outside.
    Aren't you a blabbermouth? Mr. A is probably scratching his head while reading this. I knew letting her back on RPF wasn't a good idea.



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    Quote Originally Posted by timosman View Post
    Aren't you a blabbermouth? Mr. A is probably scratching his head while reading this. I knew letting her back on RPF wasn't a good idea.
    Yes and so is brushfire.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Paul View Post
    The intellectual battle for liberty can appear to be a lonely one at times. However, the numbers are not as important as the principles that we hold. Leonard Read always taught that "it's not a numbers game, but an ideological game." That's why it's important to continue to provide a principled philosophy as to what the role of government ought to be, despite the numbers that stare us in the face.
    Quote Originally Posted by Origanalist View Post
    This intellectually stimulating conversation is the reason I keep coming here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelatc View Post
    Gee, I wonder why people think Libertarians are miserable about absolutely everything?

    Anna Jarvis is a Libertarian?
    Quote Originally Posted by Zippyjuan View Post
    Ron Paul know some weird people too.



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    Quote Originally Posted by timosman View Post
    Aren't you a blabbermouth? Mr. A is probably scratching his head while reading this. I knew letting her back on RPF wasn't a good idea.

    We (besides you, missed her).


    But sometimes the best response to her posts is this:

    Quote Originally Posted by Zippyjuan View Post
    Ron Paul know some weird people too.



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    Please do not wait until the last minute to at least call or send your mom/wife/mother of your children a card. It's not always an easy journey and knowing you appreciate who raised you or who raised your kids will make life go a little more smoothly.

    And you don't have to wait until Mother's Day. Every now and then will be fine.
    "There are two freedoms - the false, where a man is free to do what he likes; the true, where he is free to do what he ought."~~Charles Kingsley

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    Quote Originally Posted by euphemia View Post
    Please do not wait until the last minute to at least call or send your mom/wife/mother of your children a card. It's not always an easy journey and knowing you appreciate who raised you or who raised your kids will make life go a little more smoothly.

    And you don't have to wait until Mother's Day. Every now and then will be fine.
    Yep. Just finished wiping my mom's bum and putting her to sleep.
    Quote Originally Posted by Zippyjuan View Post
    Ron Paul know some weird people too.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Suzanimal View Post
    Yes and so is brushfire.
    Hey now, I know I can trust you guys not to say anything.

    Man, be careful not to set the bar too high! that sounds like a helluva day!

    BTW - Willie Nelson has still got it! I've seen him a whole bunch of times over the years, and about the only thing that's really changed is the fact that he no longer does encores. Other than that, he still sounds excellent, but he's in and out - all business. Oh, and he doesnt pass bottles of whiskey anymore - hasnt done that for a very long time.

    Gulag Chief:
    "Article 58-1a, twenty five years... What did you get it for?"
    Gulag Prisoner: "For nothing at all."
    Gulag Chief: "You're lying... The sentence for nothing at all is 10 years"



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Paul View Post
    The intellectual battle for liberty can appear to be a lonely one at times. However, the numbers are not as important as the principles that we hold. Leonard Read always taught that "it's not a numbers game, but an ideological game." That's why it's important to continue to provide a principled philosophy as to what the role of government ought to be, despite the numbers that stare us in the face.
    Quote Originally Posted by Origanalist View Post
    This intellectually stimulating conversation is the reason I keep coming here.



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