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October 06, 2014


Federalist 62. Madison reminds us that the election of U.S. Senators by their respective state legislatures secured state rights or authority. In your opinion, how might a return to this vital constitutional principle become a key element in empowering a push back against federal intrusion into powers our heaven inspired Constitution clearly retained as jurisdictionally belonging to state & local governments, to families & individuals, to private businesses, churches, & charities?


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The Constitution was completed September 17, 1787

The Constitution was completed September 17, 1787

American Minute with Bill Federer "Done...the SEVENTEENTH DAY of SEPTEMBER, in the year of our LORD one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven." This is the last line of the U.S. Constitution. Professors Donald S. Lutz and Charles S. Hyneman published an article in American Political Science Review, 1984, titled "The Relative Influence [...]

Finding an old friend

Finding an old friend

BY T.F. STERN Last Friday a friend of ours had a few folks over for dinner as they showed us their new house.  Upon entering my attention was drawn to a row of bookshelves handsomely filled with a life time’s collection of ‘favorites’.  He explained how painful it was deciding which books to keep and which to donate as the new house was [...]

The Mayflower set sail September 16, 1620

The Mayflower set sail September 16, 1620

Pilgrims departing on Mayflower at Leyden American Minute with Bill Federer SEPTEMBER 16, 1620, according to the Gregorian Calendar, 102 passengers set sail on the Pilgrims' ship, Mayflower. Their 66-day journey of 2,750 miles encountered storms so rough the beam supporting the main mast cracked and was propped back in place with "a great [...]

William Howard Taft born September 15, 1857

William Howard Taft born September 15, 1857

American Minute with Bill Federer He was the only U.S. President to also serve as Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. He had previously been appointed by President McKinley as the first Governor of the Philippines, 1901-04, after the Spanish-American War. He was appointed by President Theodore Roosevelt as Secretary of War, [...]

John Harvard died September 14, 1638

John Harvard died September 14, 1638

American Minute with Bill Federer Son of a butcher, his family died when a plague swept England, leaving him an estate. He attended Emmanuel College, was ordained, married and sailed for Massachusetts where he pastored the First Church of Charlestown. At age 31, he died of tuberculosis on SEPTEMBER 14, 1638. His name was Rev. John [...]

The origin of the Star Spangled Banner

The origin of the Star Spangled Banner

American Minute with Bill Federer September 1814, just weeks after the British burned the U.S. Capitol, they attacked Baltimore, Maryland-the third largest city in America. On the way they caught an elderly physician of Upper Marlboro, Dr. William Beanes. The town feared Dr. Beanes would be hanged so they asked a young lawyer, Francis [...]

Constitutionalist Thomas Cooley died September 12, 1898

Constitutionalist Thomas Cooley died September 12, 1898

American Minute with Bill Federer The dean of the University of Michigan Law School was Thomas Cooley, who died SEPTEMBER 12, 1898. Thomas Cooley was Chief Justice of Michigan's Supreme Court, President of the American Bar Association and the first Chairman of the Interstate Commerce Commission His commentaries were influential in shaping [...]

Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story died September 10, 1845

Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story died September 10, 1845

Joseph Story American Minute with Bill Federer His father was a Boston Tea Party "Indian." He graduated second in his class from Harvard, was a U.S. Representative, then Massachusetts Speaker of the House. At age 32, he was appointed as the youngest Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. His name was Joseph Story, and he died SEPTEMBER [...]

California became 31st State September 9, 1850

California became 31st State September 9, 1850

American Minute with Bill Federer In 1769, the first Spanish missions were founded in California by Franciscan missionary Junipero Serra, whose statue is in the U.S. Capitol's Statuary Hall. Religious Missions founded cities: 1769 San Diego de Alcalá (grew into San Diego, CA, cultivated the first olives in California) 1770 San Carlos [...]

Hurricane Katrina brought the U.S. to its knees

Hurricane Katrina brought the U.S. to its knees

American Minute with Bill Federer SEPTEMBER 8th, 70 AD, the destruction of Jerusalem was complete. Titus, the future Roman Emperor, had starved the city for months. At the end of July, they broke through the walls and, according to historian Josephus, the Romans killed over a million Jews in their conquest. The Second Temple was burned [...]

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