Coast Guard: America's defense by sea

by Bill Federer -- "To sink the foe or save the maimed, Our mission and our pride, We'll carry on 'til Kingdom Come, Ideals for which we've died." Thus went the original more…

'Cast down your bucket where you are'

by Bill Federer -- "Cast down your bucket where you are. ... Opportunities never come a second time" – Booker T. Washington On the third of his four voyages, Columbus sailed south more…

Religious tolerance, brotherly love

by Bill Federer -- Imprisoned in the Tower of London, he later began a "holy experiment." "No people can be truly happy ... if abridged of the freedom of their consciences." – more…

When liberty and Christianity combine

by Bill Federer -- "Americans combine ... Christianity and ... liberty so intimately in their minds, that it is impossible to make them conceive the one without the other" – Tocqueville Alexis more…

Democrats on civil rights: Bullet or bribe?

by Bill Federer -- In 1857, the Supreme Court, with seven of the nine justices being Democrat, decided that Dred Scott was not a citizen, but property. Chief Justice Roger Taney, appointed more…

Huge differences between communism, democracy

by Bill Federer -- "FREEDOM IS NOT FREE" is the inscription on the Korean War Memorial in Washington, D.C. The Korean War started June 25, 1950. Communist North Korea invaded South Korea, more…

'Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom'

by Bill Federer -- On July 26, 1775, Benjamin Franklin became the first postmaster general of the United States, a position he held under the British crown before the Revolution. Franklin's public more…