Turning point: Navigating 'by guess and by God'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2072585" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Battle of Midway, WWII[/caption] In 1942, Imperial Japan invaded Singapore and took around 25,000 prisoners. Next was the Philippines. With Imperial Japan's relentless bombardment more…

'This is a Christian nation'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2068705" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Wall Street, circa 1621[/caption] Spain's Iron Duke fought the Ottoman Muslims, recapturing Tunis in 1535. He then turned to crush the Reformation in Holland more…

'The rage of mad bigotry and cruel fanaticism'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2068075" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Grover Cleveland[/caption] A wedding took place in the White House, June 2, 1886. One of three presidents to marry in office and the only more…

Was America founded on Christian religion?

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2062085" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Barbary Pirates[/caption] The Treaty of Tripoli is of particular interest as secularists attempt to use its wording as a definitive expression of the intent more…

Bribery, murder, vice: Some things never change

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2061295" align="aligncenter" width="600"] "Return of Captive Israel" by M. Teichert, 1945[/caption] Just six weeks after the battles of Lexington and Concord, Harvard president Samuel Langdon, May 31, more…

'Give me liberty or give me death!'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2061085" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Patrick Henry[/caption] On May 30, 1774, the members of the Virginia House of Burgesses met at the home of speaker of the House Peyton more…

A time when presidents were guided by God

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2050375" align="aligncenter" width="600"] John F. Kennedy[/caption] Awarded the Navy's Medal of Heroism during World War II and the Pulitzer Prize for his book "Profiles in Courage," he more…

'An ignorant people cannot be a free people'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2049545" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Noah Webster[/caption] The earliest human records appeared about 3,000 or 4,000 B.C. – Sumerian cuneiform on clay tablets in the Mesopotamian Valley. This was more…

Freedom is not the 'right to do as we please'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2047425" align="aligncenter" width="600"] U.S. Senate chaplain Peter Marshall[/caption] Twentieth-Century Fox made a motion picture in 1955 titled "A Man Called Peter," about the life of U.S. Senate more…

John Wayne: American icon

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2047095" align="aligncenter" width="600"] John Wayne[/caption] A veteran of the Civil War was a soldier of Presbyterian Scots-Irish descent named Marion Mitchell Morrison. His grandson of the same more…