What kind of government 'terrifies evil doers'?

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2523655" align="aligncenter" width="600"] King Charles II signing land grant to William Penn[/caption] British Navy Admiral Sir William Penn captured Jamaica from the Spanish in 1655. He established more…

The Iron Lady speaks again

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2523455" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Margaret Thatcher[/caption] Known as "The Iron Lady" for her stand against communism, Margaret Thatcher was born Oct. 13, 1925. She became the first woman more…

How far back did people know Earth was round?

by Bill Federer -- Columbus was looking for a sea route to India and China because 40 years earlier Muslim Turks conquered Constantinople in 1453, cutting off the land routes. A biography more…

How tyrants arise: Plato's eerily accurate words

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2516655" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Plato[/caption] Plato was a Greek philosopher who lived in the city-state of Athens. In 380 A.D., Plato wrote "The Republic," where he described in more…

This man knew what it took to destroy a republic

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2502645" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Lewis Cass[/caption] The Democrat Party's candidate for president in 1848 was Lewis Cass, born Oct. 9, 1782. In 1807, Lewis Cass became the U.S. more…

The astounding life of a man you never heard of

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2502085" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Edward Vernon "Eddie" Rickenbacker[/caption] He began his career as an auto racer, gaining international fame by competing in the Indianapolis 500 four times, earning more…

This caption on a painting changed the world

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2497165" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Portion of Domenico Feti's painting "Ecce Homo" ("Behold the Man")[/caption] Count Nikolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf was from a noble German family. While on his more…

This one act changed the course of Civil War

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2497075" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Abraham Lincoln signing Emancipation Proclamation[/caption] The Confederate Army was unstoppable – within weeks of winning the Civil War. General Robert E. Lee had won more…

Ripple effect of training children in godly values

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2490485" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Jonathan Edwards[/caption] He entered Yale College at age 13 and graduated with honors. He became a pastor, and his sermon, "Sinners in the Hands more…