Archive | Bill Federer

France’s Reign of Terror

Guest essay by Bill Federer France’s King Louis XVI sent his navy and troops to help America gain independence from Britain, for which France gained very little in return, except enormous debt. On the verge of financial collapse, France experienced a famine in 1788. The people blamed the King. Anti-monarchists referred to Queen Marie Antoinette […]

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Flag Day 2017

Guest essay by Bill Federer Thirteen Stars and Thirteen Stripes. On June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress selected the Flag of the United States. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson designated JUNE 14 as “National Flag Day.” “I…call your attention to the approach of the anniversary of the day upon which the Flag of the […]

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Tyranny, like Hell, is not easily Conquered

Guest essay by Bill Federer “Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph” —”The American Crisis,” December, 1776. “The American Crisis” was written anonymously by Thomas Paine, an aide-de-camp to American General Nathanael Greene. It was immediately published in […]

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Warnings of “a More Formal & Permanent Despotism” – G. Washington

Guest Essay by Bill Federer “….Disorders…incline…men to seek security…in the absolute power of an Individual…on the ruins of Public Liberty” Thomas Jefferson wrote to Mr. Hammond in 1821: “The germ of dissolution of our federal government is in…the federal judiciary; “an irresponsible body…working like gravity by night and by day, gaining a little today and […]

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God Acknowledged in Inaugurals of Past Presidents

Guest essay by Bill Federer The date of Presidential Inaugurations was moved from March 4th to January 20th with the 20th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ratified in 1933. The 32nd President Franklin Roosevelt, mentioned in his INAUGURAL, January 20, 1945: “Almighty God has blessed our land.” The 33rd President Harry S Truman, stated in […]

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Acknowledging Almighty God for Constitutions of Government

Guest essay by Bill Federer “Acknowledging… ALMIGHTY GOD… for… CONSTITUTIONS OF GOVERNMENT… to promote the…PRACTICE OF TRUE RELIGION AND VIRTUE…”—Washington One week after the First Amendment was approved by the U.S. Congress, President George Washington issued the First National Day of Thanksgiving and Prayer to Almighty God on OCTOBER 3, 1789. From the U.S. Capitol […]

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‘Bombs Bursting in Air’—Star Spangled Banner 200th Anniversary

Guest essay by William J. Federer On SEPTEMBER 13, 1814, just weeks after they burned the U.S. Capitol, the British attacked Baltimore, Maryland-the third largest city in America. On their way, they caught an elderly physician of Upper Marlboro, Dr. William Beanes. The town feared Dr. Beanes would be hanged so they asked attorney Francis […]

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Christopher Columbus—from the American Minute

Guest essay by William J. Federer Christopher Columbus was looking for a SEA route to India and China because 40 years earlier in 1453, Muslim Turks conquered Constantinople cutting off the LAND routes. A biography of Columbus was written by Washington Irving in 1828, filled with imaginative dialogue, such as Europeans arguing that the Earth […]

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Ronald Reagan on America the Beautiful

by William FedererPresident Ronald Reagan upon a meeting with South Korean President Chun Doo Hwan, November 14, 1983 declared: “At the worship service Sunday morning with our soildiers…less than a mile from one of the most tyrannical regimes on Earth..a choir of little girls..all orphans.. closing the service, sing ‘America, the Beautiful’ in our language, […]

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Christopher Columbus

Excerpted from America’s God and Country: Encylopedia of Quotationsedited by William Federer Christopher Columbus (1451-1506), after seven years of trying to convince the monarchs of Europe to finance his expedition, won the support of Queen Isabella of Castille and King Ferdinand Aragon. Columbus set sail on August 3, 1492, and after the longest voyage ever […]

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