Defending the Judeo-Christian Heritage, limited government, and the American Constitution
Wednesday August 26th 2015

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S.E.M., Vol. 1, No. 7
Federalist 69 - by Alexander Hamilton. 1. What are the chief characters in regards to the President as outlined in the proposed Constitution? 2. Why does Hamilton believe the term of office for a President should be longer than three years? 3. What was the term of office for the king of England and what, in your opinion, is the potential for abuse in such a term? Would the term of office of the king of England present any advantages - in the Founders experience and in your opinion - over over the new American system? Read all of the questions and post your response at our new resource Self-Educated Man

God Sends a Tornado — War of 1812 — American Minute

American Founder, James MadisonAmerican Minute with Bill Federer

Called the “Chief Architect of the Constitution,” he wrote many of the Federalist Papers which helped convince the States to ratify the Constitution. He also introduced the First Amendment in the first session of Congress.

This was James Madison, born MARCH 16, 1751.

During the War of 1812, Madison proclaimed two National Days of Prayer, in 1812 and 1813.

When the British marched on Washington, D.C., citizens evacuated the city, along with President and Dolly Madison. On August 25, 1814, as the British burned the White House, Capitol and public buildings, dark clouds began to roll in. A tornado sent debris flying, blew off roofs and knocked chimneys over on top of British troops. Two cannons were lifted off the ground and dropped yards away. A British historian wrote:

More British soldiers were killed by this stroke of nature than from all the firearms the American troops had mustered.

British forces fled in confusion and rains extinguished the fires. Madison then proclaimed a National Day of Public Humiliation, Fasting & Prayer to Almighty God on November 16, 1814.

Two weeks after the War ended, Madison proclaimed a National Day of Thanksgiving & Devout Acknowledgment to Almighty God, on March 4, 1815.

The Moral Lib­eral con­tribut­ing edi­tor, William J. Fed­erer, is the best­selling author of “Back­fired: A Nation Born for Reli­gious Tol­er­ance no Longer Tol­er­ates Reli­gion,” and numer­ous other books. A fre­quent radio and tele­vi­sion guest, his daily Amer­i­can Minute is broad­cast nation­ally via radio, tele­vi­sion, and Inter­net. Check out all of Bill’s books here