A history of Thanksgiving in America

by Bill Federer -- Famous days of Thanksgiving The Pilgrims fled England because of religious persecution and lived in Leiden, Holland, from 1609 to 1620. Each October, Leiden, Holland, celebrated an annual more…

Where do Christmas trees come from?

by Bill Federer -- The Christmas tree's origins can be traced back to the 200 A.D.s, when the early church father Tertullian wrote: "You are the light of the world, a tree more…

Is Islam incompatible with U.S. Constitution?

by Bill Federer -- On Nov. 21, 1620 (NS), the Pilgrims signed the Mayflower Compact and began their Plymouth Colony. Five years later, in 1625, the Pilgrims filled two ships with dried more…

The very best way to usurp power
from the states

by Bill Federer -- Nov. 19, 1863, Abraham Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address where 50,000 soldiers were killed or wounded in a three-day battle: Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought more…

What modern college snowflakes need to learn

by Bill Federer -- He lost two sons in the Revolution and was the only clergyman to sign the Declaration. His name was John Witherspoon. A delegate from New Jersey, he declared: more…

Words of wisdom from a (former) ardent Communist

by Bill Federer -- The Vietnam War Memorial was dedicated Nov. 13, 1982, honoring 58,000 American troops who died. U.S. forces inflicted over a million enemy fatalities, yet involvement by politicians thwarted more…