Bible of the Revolution: Among rarest of books

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2216885" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Bible of the Revolution[/caption] In colonial America, Bibles had to be imported from Britain, as the British government strictly regulated their printing. It was more…

Gerald Ford: Proponent of big or small government?

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2216485" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Gerald Ford[/caption] Gerald Rudolph Ford was the 38th U.S. president. Born on July 14, 1913, he was named Leslie Lynch King, Jr. till he more…

'Godless revolution' led to religious revival

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2209465" align="aligncenter" width="600"] French Revolution[/caption] France's King Louis XVI sent his navy and troops to help America win independence, for which France went into debt. France then more…

Did this man discover the secret of science?

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2209095" align="aligncenter" width="600"] George Washington Carver[/caption] George Washington Carver was born a slave during the Civil War, possibly around the date of July 12, 1865, but there more…

Divine rights cannot be erased by mortal power

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2208355" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr[/caption] He intentionally fired into the air, but his political rival, Vice President Aaron Burr, took deadly aim more…

Great evils flow when power is in hands of a few

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2087895" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Andrew Jackson[/caption] Milton Friedman stated: "Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it." Over the objections of more…

Faith sustained people through epidemics

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2196205" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Cholera epidemic[/caption] From the beginning of recorded history, hundreds of millions have died from the epidemics of: the bubonic plague, typhoid, typhus, smallpox, yellow more…

Liberty Bell called citizens to hear Declaration

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2190125" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Liberty Bell[/caption] The Liberty Bell got its name from being rung July 8, 1776, to call the citizens of Philadelphia together to hear the more…

Longstanding success of tropical missionaries

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2189755" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Hawaiian missionaries[/caption] Hawaii became a U.S. territory July 7, 1898, as President McKinley signed the Treaty of Annexation. In 1778, British Captain James Cook more…

Twin relics of barbarism: Polygamy, slavery

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1941195" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Ulysses S. Grant[/caption] A decade prior to the Civil War, there were two major political parties in the United States: Democrats, who favored freedom more…