Why a populace should always be armed

by Bill Federer -- The sun never set on the British Empire. It was the largest empire in world history. Out of nearly 200 countries in the world, only 22 were never more…

Why the Pilgrims were so tough-minded

by Bill Federer -- William Brewster is portrayed in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda holding an open Bible, in the painting "Embarkation of the Pilgrims." He is also portrayed in the Rotunda giving more…

Hawaiian missionaries: Labors of love

by Bill Federer -- Henry Opukahai'a was an orphan raised by his uncle to be a pagan priest but he became disillusioned with rituals and chants. He fled Hawaii in 1807 with more…

The ugly history of federal income tax

by Bill Federer -- On April 15, 1865, President Lincoln died. He was shot the night before in Ford's Theater. On April 15, 1912, the Titanic sank. It struck an iceberg the more…