Security through strength, lest good turn to evil

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2094695" align="aligncenter" width="600"] United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland[/caption] The United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland, graduated its first class on June 10, 1854. The more…

Predictions of 'useless public officers'
came true

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2094155" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Billboard, 1944[/caption] Withholding taxes from paychecks began June 9, 1943. Congress passed it as an emergency measure during World War II to get money more…

Bible: 'The Rock upon which our republic rests'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2087895" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Andrew Jackson[/caption] His Scots-Irish parents emigrated from Ireland two years before his birth. At age 13, Andrew Jackson joined a local militia to fight more…

On D-day 71 years ago, Allies began liberation

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2087235" align="aligncenter" width="600"] D-Day, June 6, 1944[/caption] D-Day was June 6, 1944. Over 160,000 troops from America, Britain, Canada, free France, Poland and other nations landed along more…

Miraculous survival of Israel despite adversity

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2072975" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Six-Day War[/caption] On June 5, 1967, the Six-Day War began. Egypt sent 80,000 troops and 900 tanks to attack Israel. Jordan and Syria, with more…

Turning point: Navigating 'by guess and by God'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2072585" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Battle of Midway, WWII[/caption] In 1942, Imperial Japan invaded Singapore and took around 25,000 prisoners. Next was the Philippines. With Imperial Japan's relentless bombardment more…

'This is a Christian nation'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2068705" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Wall Street, circa 1621[/caption] Spain's Iron Duke fought the Ottoman Muslims, recapturing Tunis in 1535. He then turned to crush the Reformation in Holland more…

'The rage of mad bigotry and cruel fanaticism'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2068075" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Grover Cleveland[/caption] A wedding took place in the White House, June 2, 1886. One of three presidents to marry in office and the only more…

Was America founded on Christian religion?

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2062085" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Barbary Pirates[/caption] The Treaty of Tripoli is of particular interest as secularists attempt to use its wording as a definitive expression of the intent more…

Bribery, murder, vice: Some things never change

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2061295" align="aligncenter" width="600"] "Return of Captive Israel" by M. Teichert, 1945[/caption] Just six weeks after the battles of Lexington and Concord, Harvard president Samuel Langdon, May 31, more…