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…

Religion, morality establish principles of freedom

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2183295" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Thomas Jefferson and John Adams[/caption] Both served in the Continental Congress and both signed the Declaration of Independence. Both served as U.S. ministers in more…

America: Mankind's second chance

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2183125" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Signing of Declaration of Independence[/caption] 38-year-old King George III ruled the largest empire that planet Earth had ever seen. The Declaration of Independence, approved more…

What happens if the spirit of America is killed?

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2178775" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg[/caption] Washington, D.C., was in a panic! 72,000 Confederate troops were just 60 miles away near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. After the Confederate more…

'Mindful of only their common duty as Americans'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2150925" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders, 1898[/caption] Slavery existed in Cuba longer than anywhere else in the Western Hemisphere, except Brazil. President James Buchanan more…

Huguenots barely settled before being slaughtered

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2150715" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Fort Caroline, Florida, 1564[/caption] The first French settlement in present-day United States was Fort Caroline on the banks of the St. John's River in more…