by Steve Finefrock, founder Hollywood Conservative Forum
Our Western calendar declared a Year One with Christ’s birth. Seven centuries later, Muslims began their calendar with the Hijra, as the early Faithful trekked toward Medina. Thus this year is both 2009 and 1430. Ten-plus centuries further and our Founders’ successors, the Framers of the Constitution, submitted it to the Continental Congress for distribution to the states’ ratifying conventions, noting that year of 1787 was “of the Independence of the United States of America the Twelfth” year – in the final sentence of the original Constitution’s final article. Thus another ‘year’ designation, for American fans of the Constitution’s seminal meaning, is 238.
We abandoned that practice as a nation, though some democrats’ adoration of FDR may lead them to declare this as Year 76 in their ‘calendar’ – or for JFK’s honorific, it should become Year 48. But there’s Obama The One [OTO] in whose honor this twelve-month sojourn might be Year One! Just like the commies declared the year of the Russian Revolution to be their Year One. Continue reading