Great evils flow when power is in hands of a few

by Bill Federer -- Milton Friedman stated: "Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it." Over the objections of Thomas Jefferson, the nation's first centralized more…

Faith sustained people through epidemics

by Bill Federer -- From the beginning of recorded history, hundreds of millions have died from the epidemics of: the bubonic plague, typhoid, typhus, smallpox, yellow fever, Spanish flu, malaria, measles, and more…

Longstanding success of tropical missionaries

by Bill Federer -- Hawaii became a U.S. territory July 7, 1898, as President McKinley signed the Treaty of Annexation. In 1778, British Captain James Cook discovered the islands, and in 1779, more…

Twin relics of barbarism: Polygamy, slavery

by Bill Federer -- A decade prior to the Civil War, there were two major political parties in the United States: Democrats, who favored freedom of choice to own slaves; and Whigs, more…

America: Mankind's second chance

by Bill Federer -- 38-year-old King George III ruled the largest empire that planet Earth had ever seen. The Declaration of Independence, approved July 4, 1776, listed the reasons why Americans declared more…

What happens if the spirit of America is killed?

by Bill Federer -- Washington, D.C., was in a panic! 72,000 Confederate troops were just 60 miles away near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. After the Confederate victory at the Battle of Chancellorsville, Robert E. more…

'Mindful of only their common duty as Americans'

by Bill Federer -- Slavery existed in Cuba longer than anywhere else in the Western Hemisphere, except Brazil. President James Buchanan wrote Dec. 19, 1859: "When a market for African slaves shall more…