'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…

The birthplace of presidents

by Bill Federer -- Spanish Explorers Hernando de Soto in 1540, and Juan Pardo in 1567, traveled inland from North America's eastern coast and passed through a Native American village named "Tanasqui." more…