What is 'the 5th column' and why is it wrong?

by Bill Federer -- At a time when most of the world was ruled by kings, Americans held its first popularly elected legislative assembly. Jamestown was initially a "company colony," run by more…

How America went from Christian to secular

by Bill Federer -- June 20, 1632, King Charles I of England granted a charter for the Colony of Maryland, named for his Catholic wife, Queen Henrietta Maria, stating: "Charles, by the more…

What happens when U.S. is pushed too far

by Bill Federer -- The French Revolution had left that country in chaos. Twenty-six-year-old Napoleon fired cannons down the streets of Paris, mowing down French citizens in the 13 Vendémiaire Revolt of more…

Meet the dad behind Father's Day

by Bill Federer -- The dad behind Father's Day The first formal "Father's Day" was celebrated June 19, 1910, in Spokane, Washington. Sonora Louise Smart Dodd heard a church sermon on the more…

Why wait for 'the whites of their eyes'?

by Bill Federer -- "Don't shoot until you see the whites of their eyes!" commanded Colonel William Prescott, repeating the order of General Israel Putnam, June 17, 1775. Colonel William Prescott's men more…

Famous scientist's research confirmed belief in God

by Bill Federer -- The "Father of Modern Space Flight" was Wernher von Braun. He acknowledged his debt to the "Father of Modern Rocketry," American scientist Robert H. Goddard (1882-1945): "Goddard's rockets more…

America owes huge debt to this Medieval document

by Bill Federer -- England was invaded by "Dane" Vikings from Scandinavia who destroyed churches, libraries and defeated all opposition except for 23-year-old King Alfred. Forced into the swampy, tidal marshes of more…

Flag Day: What it really means

by Bill Federer -- On June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress selected the FLAG of the United States. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson designated June 14 as "National Flag Day": "I more…

The Frenchman who helped save America

by Bill Federer -- Born Sept. 6, 1757, his father died before he was 2 years old and his mother died when he was twelve, leaving him to inherit their fortune. At more…