Persecuted for patriotism? It happened all the time

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1741125" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Richard Stockton[/caption] Richard Stockton signed the Declaration of Independence. The Declaration mentioned God four times: "Laws of Nature and of Nature's God. ... All more…

So where did Vlad the Impaler learn his horrific technique?

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2982254" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Vlad the Impaler[/caption] "God is behind everything, but everything hides God," wrote Victor Hugo in his classic "Les Miserables," Book 5, Chapter 4. Born more…

Yes, men of faith once served our nation. Deal with it

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1728225" align="aligncenter" width="600"] John Foster Dulles[/caption] "There is only one defense – a defense compounded of eternal vigilance, sound policies, and high courage." – Secretary of State more…

How 'Remember the Alamo' led to Texas independence

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2977674" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The Alamo[/caption] In 1821, Mexico won its independence from Spain and established a Mexican Republic with a federal constitution. In 1833, Santa Anna was more…

High price of Panama Canal, then and now

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2977424" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Mosquito-borne diseases plagued canal workers, resulting in many deaths[/caption] The Panama Canal was first proposed by Spain as early as 1534. It would save more…

Washington's strong morals. George's, that is

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2234395" align="alignright" width="600"] George Washington kneeling in prayer[/caption] George Washington was born Feb. 22, 1732. Washington was unanimously chosen as the army's commander-in-chief, unanimously chosen as president more…

Muslim violence, lies plagued Founding Fathers too

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1718015" align="alignright" width="600"] John Quincy Adams[/caption] On Feb. 21, 1848, "Old Man Eloquent" John Quincy Adams suffered a stroke at his desk in the House chamber. He more…

These men fought 'the injustice of being taxed'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2540205" align="alignright" width="600"] "Surrender of General Burgoyne" by John Trumbull[/caption] The Boston Tea Party was when colonists threw 342 chests of British East India tea overboard. The more…

So what exactly is 'Pilgrim's Progress' about?

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2370725" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Map of 'The Pilgrim's Progress'[/caption] John Bunyan, at age 16, joined the Parliamentary Army during the English Civil War in 1644. He then learned more…