Sept. 11: A day of infamy throughout history

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_3207744" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Twin Towers on Sept. 11, 2001[/caption] Sept. 11, 1565 In 1565, Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent dominated the Mediterranean, with intentions of not only invading more…

Yes, United States law has a Christian foundation

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2403565" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story[/caption] His father was a Boston Tea Party "Indian." He graduated second in his class from Harvard, was a U.S. more…

The true source of California's wealth

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2401735" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Carmel Mission[/caption] In 1769, the first Spanish missions were founded in California by Franciscan missionary Junipero Serra, whose statue is in the U.S. Capitol's more…

Has Jerusalem ever known peace?

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_3796271" align="aligncenter" width="601"] Rendition of the Roman destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D.[/caption] Solomon's Temple in Jerusalem was destroyed by the Babylonians in 587 B.C. on the more…

What a modern saint had to say about abortion

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2393525" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Mother Teresa[/caption] Albania had been part of the Christian Byzantine Empire then part of the Christian Bulgarian Empire. Albania was conquered in 1431 by more…

History of Labor Day is also a strong warning

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2390075" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Labor Day march[/caption] To appreciate Labor Day, one needs to know the history preceding it. At the time the United States was founded, most more…

Roman Empire: Ominous parallels with modern America

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1952865" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Gladiators in Rome[/caption] The fall of Rome was a culmination of external and internal factors. Great Wall of China By 220 A.D., the Later more…

Turkey: Long history of vicious cruelty

by Bill Federer -- Constantinople was the capital of the eastern Roman Christian world since Emperor Constantine in 330 A.D. It was conquered by the Muslim Sultan Mehmet II on May 29, more…

The moment life changed for a Japanese kamikaze pilot

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2377215" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Mitsuo Fuchida[/caption] Imperial Japan's emperor claimed to an incarnate divinity who was to be obeyed completely. It was forbidden for his subjects to criticize more…