Greed vs. Gospel: How Native Americans were treated

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2222095" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Bartolomé de Las Casas[/caption] Apostle of the Indies, Bartolomé de Las Casas, died July 17, 1566. In 1502, he left Spain for the West more…

Astronauts: Much braver than anyone realizes

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_3399595" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Earth rising[/caption] "Godspeed, John Glenn," radioed backup-pilot Scott Carpenter from the blockhouse as the rockets fired up on Feb. 20, 1962. Astronaut John Glenn more…

Revolutionary War produced '1 of rarest books'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2216885" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Bible of the Revolution[/caption] In colonial America, Bibles had to be imported from Britain as the British government strictly regulated the printing of religious more…

Gerald Ford predicted 1 major problem with our nation

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…

Terror: Is it ever justified?

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 gain independence from Britain, for which France gained very little more…

Amazing life of world's greatest peanut expert

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2209095" align="aligncenter" width="600"] George Washington Carver[/caption] "My beloved friend, keep your hand in that of the Master, walk daily by His side, so that you may lead more…

The duel that changed history

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…

Why centralized banks aren't a good idea

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2087895" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Andrew Jackson[/caption] Economist Milton Friedman stated: "Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it." Over the objections more…

The only known cure for cholera in 1849

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2196205" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Cholera epidemic[/caption] From the beginning of recorded history, 100's of millions have died from the epidemics of: the bubonic plague "Black Death," typhoid, typhus, more…

Liberty: We cannot enjoy result if we neglect cause

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_3460304" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Liberty Bell[/caption] The Liberty Bell got its name from being rung July 8, 1776, to call the citizens of Philadelphia together to hear the more…