America's fight against creeping atheism

by Bill Federer -- In an attempt to warn the nation, the Democrat congressman from Florida, Albert S. Herlong, Jr., read into the U.S. Congressional Record, Jan. 10, 1963, the list of more…

Things you never knew about Herbert Hoover

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2303295" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Herbert Hoover[/caption] Herbert Hoover was born Aug. 10, 1874. His Quaker mother taught Sunday School and spoke at Friend's meetings before dying when he more…

'Race against time' to prove Oregon worthwhile

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2303125" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Marcus Whitman leaving home on his winter ride to save Oregon[/caption] In 1831, three Nez Perce Indians and one Flathead Indian traveled from the more…

Political corruption: When ends
justify the means

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2302755" align="aligncenter" width="600"] President Nixon during Watergate scandal[/caption] White House scandals have been motivated by greed, love of power, lust or a conviction that one's political agenda more…

'A religious awe seemed to pervade the country'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2291845" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Great Awakening[/caption] In his "Memorandum Book," Jefferson noted: "I have subscribed to the building of an Episcopalian church, two hundred dollars; a Presbyterian church, more…

'Bible reading is an education in itself'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2291445" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Alfred, Lord Tennyson[/caption] Camelot and King Arthur's court, knights of the Round Table, Guinevere, Sir Lancelot, Sir Galahad and the search for the Holy more…

Word of God guides 'all moral actions of man'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2288125" align="aligncenter" width="600"] John Eliot preaching to the Indians[/caption] The first book printed in America was the Bay Psalm Book by John Eliot, who was baptized in more…

Coast Guard: America's defense by sea

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2288015" align="aligncenter" width="600"] United States Coast Guard[/caption] "To sink the foe or save the maimed, Our mission and our pride, We'll carry on 'til Kingdom Come, Ideals more…

'In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1300155" align="aligncenter" width="596"] Christopher Columbus[/caption] "There are but 155 years left ... at which time ... the world will come to an end," wrote Christopher Columbus in more…

Guiding principle of this nation: In God we trust

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2050375" align="aligncenter" width="600"] John F. Kennedy[/caption] Navy torpedo boat PT 109 was rammed Aug. 2, 1943, by a Japanese destroyer and sunk. The commander sustained permanent back more…