This president recognized dangers of socialism

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1660915" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Ronald Reagan[/caption] Ronald Reagan was born Feb. 6, 1911. A graduate of Eureka College, Illinois, 1932, he worked as a life guard and then more…

Examples of 'health care without conscience'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2905534" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Dietrich Bonhoeffer[/caption] The National Socialist Workers' Party leader, Adolph Hitler, became chancellor of Germany on Jan. 30, 1933, and began implementing a plan of more…

The little-remembered tale of 4 brave chaplains

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2905234" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Painting of the rescue of USAT Dorchester survivors by USCGC Escanaba (WPG-77); artist unattributed[/caption] On the frigid night of Feb. 3, 1943, the overcrowded more…

Why Mexico has dictators and U.S. does not

by Bill Federer -- Cortés conquered the Aztecs in 1521, and for the next 300 years, New Spain, which included Latin America and parts of North and South America, was ruled by more…

This is difference between praying for king vs. country

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1940835" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Prayer at First Continental Congress[/caption] When British troops descended on Boston, the Continental Congress' first official act was to request Rev. Jacob Duché, pastor more…

'The world is too small for both Hitler and God'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2706655" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Franklin D. Roosevelt[/caption] Franklin D. Roosevelt warned at Madison Square Garden, Oct. 28, 1940: "We guard against the forces of anti-Christian aggression, which may more…

This man immortalized beauty of nature in poetry

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2877974" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Robert Frost[/caption] Two roads diverged in a yellow wood And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And more…

Think danger for exploration is over? Think again

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2877404" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Crew of the spaceshuttle Challenger[/caption] In 1519, the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan set out on the first voyage to circumnavigate the world. Sailing for more…