What will be the manner of our political death?

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2840854" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Daniel Webster[/caption] One of the five greatest senators in U.S. history, the state of New Hampshire placed his statue in the U.S. Capitol's Statuary more…

When all else failed, this won Revolutionary War

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2840484" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Battle of Yorktown[/caption] "The bloody butcher" is what colonists called British Colonel Banastre Tarleton. He let his dragoons bayonet and hack hundreds of surrendering more…

This is the 'universal concept of the ethical'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2826865" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Albert Schweitzer[/caption] Albert Schweitzer was born Jan. 14, 1875, in a village in Alsace, Germany. The son of a Lutheran-Evangelical pastor, he won acclaim more…

2nd chance for 'poor debtors, religious refugees'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2823505" align="aligncenter" width="600"] James Oglethorpe making treaty with Indians[/caption] Educated at Oxford, James Oglethorpe joined the Austrian army at age 17 to fight in the Austro-Turkish War more…

Who said 'Their passions forge their fetters'?

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2822935" align="aligncenter" width="600"] British statesman Edmund Burke[/caption] "All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing." This famous quote was from more…

How atheism led to horrors of French Revolution

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2209465" align="aligncenter" width="600"] French Revolution[/caption] A grandson of Princeton president Jonathan Edwards, he could read at age 4 and entered Yale at 13. He was a chaplain more…

'Beecher's Bible' – it's not what you think

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2815755" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Sharps rifle, called "Beecher's Bible"[/caption] He was the most popular preacher in American in the middle 1800s. His sister, Harriet Beecher Stowe, wrote the more…

Who said Communism is 'a kind of nightmare'?

by Bill Federer -- Richard Milhous Nixon was born Jan. 9, 1913. He was a lieutenant commander in the Navy during WWII, a congressman, a senator, and vice president under Dwight Eisenhower. more…