1st French settlement in America met grisly fate

by Bill Federer -- The Pilgrims fled England to Holland. When Spain threatened to invade Holland, the Pilgrims considered sailing to Guyana in South America, as they heard of its tropical climate. more…

They don't make senators like they used to

by Bill Federer -- "I would rather be right than president," answered Henry Clay, when told his abolitionist position would cost him the election. Henry Clay was three times a candidate for more…

Our nation's downfall was predicted many times

by Bill Federer -- The Constitutional Convention was in a deadlock over how large and small states could be represented equally. Some delegates left. Then, on June 28, 1787, 81-year-old Benjamin Franklin more…

Why the 'United' Nations has been anything but

by Bill Federer -- Franklin Roosevelt coined the name "United Nations" for the allied countries fighting together against the National Socialist Workers Party (Nazi) and their totalitarian axis powers. Speaking on Justice more…