What was Gerald Ford's most repeated warning?

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_597197" align="aligncenter" width="600"] President Gerald Ford at work in the Oval Office, Aug. 12, 1976[/caption] President Gerald Ford stated in Rockford, Illinois, March 11, 1976: "People say more…

French Revolution: When bad was good, good was bad

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2209465" align="aligncenter" width="600"] French Revolution[/caption] France's King Louis XVI sent his navy and troops to help America win independence, for which France got nothing in return except more…

The famous duel that ended Alexander Hamilton's life

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_4553341" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr[/caption] He intentionally fired into the air, but his political rival, Vice President Aaron Burr, took deadly aim more…

There's a reason banks shouldn't be federalized

by Bill Federer -- Economist 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 more…

The unusual medicine which eased cholera epidemic

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2196205" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Cholera epidemic[/caption] From the beginning of recorded history, hundreds of millions have died from the epidemics of: the bubonic plague ("black death"), typhoid, typhus, more…

Christian roots are deep in these islands

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1848405" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Hawaiian missionaries[/caption] In 1778, British Captain James Cook discovered Hawaii, which he named "the Sandwich Islands" in honor of John Montagu, the fourth Earl more…

Why do we still permit 'barbarism' of polygamy?

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_3459294" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Birthplace of Republican Party[/caption] A call to ban the Confederate flag due to its association with slavery is akin to banning the Democrat Party's more…

A weird, little-known historical coincidence

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2183295" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Thomas Jefferson and John Adams[/caption] Both served in the Continental Congress and both signed the Declaration of Independence. Both served as U.S. Ministers in more…