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John Adams: The Gloomy Cowardice of the Times is Intollerable

John Adams: The Gloomy Cowardice of the Times is Intollerable

American Correspondence John Adams—in a letter to his wife—expresses a few sentiments during the Continental Congress at Philadelphia. Posterity! You will never know, how much it cost the present Generation, to preserve your Freedom!— I hope you will make a good Use of it.— If you do not, I shall repent in Heaven, that I ever took [...]

Weekly Story: Great Transcontinental Air Race

Weekly Story: Great Transcontinental Air Race

Weekly Story On October 8, 1919, the US Army begins the first Transcontinental Air Race. The Course of the Transcontinental Air Classic Is Dotted with Machines Which Came to Grief Because of Unsuitable Landing Places. The Course of the Transcontinental Air Classic Is Dotted with Machines Which Came to Grief Because of Unsuitable Landing [...]

Anonymous, a Dialogue Between the Devil, and George III, Tyrant of Britain

Anonymous, a Dialogue Between the Devil, and George III, Tyrant of Britain

CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, FOUNDING ERA SATIRE Anonymous: 1782 Not a sermon and by an author anonymous and unknown, this satirical dialogue first appeared in 1782 in Boston, was reprinted in the Frederick-Town, Maryland, Chronicle on June 27, 1787, and appeared yet a third time in Augusta, Maine, in 1797. Much in the spirit in which we have [...]

Individual Liberty In The Crucible Of History: A Collectivist Curvature of the Mind

Individual Liberty In The Crucible Of History: A Collectivist Curvature of the Mind

Clarence B. Carson CLARENCE B. CARSON, IDEAS ON LIBERTY Any capable observer should be able to see that there has been a gradual and mounting circum­scription of liberty in America in the twentieth century. It mani­fests itself in the spreading ten­tacles of government control and regulation, in the concentration of power in the federal [...]

Of Rights: Natural and Arbitrary – Clarence B. Carson

Of Rights: Natural and Arbitrary – Clarence B. Carson

Clarence B. Carson CLARENCE B. CARSON, IDEAS ON LIBERTY The number of rights to which Americans are entitled appears to be increasing rapidly. Almost any current magazine or newspaper is apt to carry mention—sometimes casually—of some new right. They run the gamut from the right of workers to "toilet time" to the right of all adult [...]

The Federalist Papers, No. 12: Alexander Hamilton

The Federalist Papers, No. 12: Alexander Hamilton

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY, MAJOR WORKS Federalist No. 12, Alexander Hamilton Tuesday November 12, 1787 THE effects of Union upon the commercial prosperity of the States have been sufficiently delineated. Its tendency to promote the interests of revenue will be the subject of our present inquiry. The prosperity of commerce is now [...]

Battle of Gettysburg

Battle of Gettysburg

JASON R. EDWARDS, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES Part one-Gettysburg: Day one In the first week of July, tens of thousands of visitors descended on a small town in southwestern Pennsylvania known as Gettysburg. It was there 150 years ago that the most momentous battle in United States history was fought. Drawing well over one million [...]

A Republic’s Great Error: Continuing Any Feature That Increases the Love of Power

A Republic’s Great Error: Continuing Any Feature That Increases the Love of Power

U.S. President William Henry Harrison AMERICAN MINUTE WITH BILL FEDERER "Tippecanoe and Tyler too" was the campaign slogan of 9th President William Henry Harrison, born FEBRUARY 9, 1773. Harrison was an aide-de-camp to General "Mad Anthony" Wayne, who defeated the British and Indians at the Battle of Fallen Timbers, 1794. Harrison was [...]

Daniel Webster: If We Recklessly Destroy the Constitution

Daniel Webster: If We Recklessly Destroy the Constitution

Daniel Webster AMERICAN MINUTE WITH BILL FEDERER One of the five greatest Senators in U.S. history, the State of New Hampshire placed his statue in the U.S. Capitol's Statuary Hall. His career spanned almost four decades, serving as Secretary of State for Presidents William Harrison, John Tyler and Millard Fillmore. His name was Daniel [...]

George Washington Dies

George Washington Dies

American Minute with Bill Federer He caught a chill riding horseback several hours in the snow while inspecting his Mount Vernon farm. The next morning it developed into "acute laryngitis" and the doctors were called in. Their response was to bleed him heavily four times, a process of cutting one's arm to let the "bad blood" out. They [...]

FDR: We Will Inevitably Triumph: So Help Us God

FDR: We Will Inevitably Triumph: So Help Us God

American Minute with Bill Federer "DECEMBER 7, 1941- a date which will live in infamy- the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan." Thus spoke President Franklin D. Roosevelt following the attack on Pearl Harbor by over 350 Japanese aircraft. Five American battleships [...]

Cleveland Passed the Test of Character and Statesmanship

Cleveland Passed the Test of Character and Statesmanship

LAWRENCE REED, THE FREEMAN As usual, this year’s presidential campaign will test the popularity of two men. It will also tell us a lot about each man’s character, even if we think we already know all there is to know about them both. At this writing, some pundits are predicting a photo finish, maybe even a repeat of the 2000 Bush-Gore [...]

Columbus’ prayer and Booker T. Washington’s speech

Columbus’ prayer and Booker T. Washington’s speech

American Minute with Bill Federer On his third voyage, Columbus sailed south along the west coast of Africa before heading west across the Atlantic Ocean, where he was caught in the doldrums, a notorious condition of no winds and intense heat. After drifting aimlessly for eight days and running out of drinking water, Columbus vowed if the [...]

William Penn and his Holy Experiment of Philadelphia

William Penn and his Holy Experiment of Philadelphia

American Minute with Bill Federer He was arrested and imprisoned in the Tower of London eight months for being a Quaker, but later King Charles II gave him land in America as repayment of a debt owed to his father. On this land he started a colony and invited persecuted Christians of Europe to join his "holy experiment" of religious [...]

Astronauts, Space, and Faith

Astronauts, Space, and Faith

American Minute with Bill Federer On JULY 20, 1969, Astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon, stating: "One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind." Neil Armstrong, along with Colonel Buzz Aldrin, landed their lunar module, the "Eagle," and spent a total of 21 hours and 37 minutes on the moon's surface [...]

Bible of the Revolution

Bible of the Revolution

American Minute with Bill Federer September 11, 1777, the Chaplain of Congress, Patrick Allison, brought to the attention of the Continental Congress that Revolutionary War had interrupted trade with the King's authorized printers in England, thereby causing a shortage of the King James Authorized Version of the Bible, commonly used in [...]

Alexander Hamilton Shot in a Duel

Alexander Hamilton Shot in a Duel

American Minute with Bill Federer He intentionally fired into the air, but his political rival, former Vice-President Aaron Burr, took deadly aim and fatally shot him in a duel JULY 11, 1804. Born in the West Indies, he fought in the Revolution and was aide-de-camp to General Washington. He helped write the Constitution and convinced [...]

Andrew Jackson ends The Bank of the United States

Andrew Jackson ends The Bank of the United States

American Minute with Bill Federer Alexander Hamilton helped create the first Bank of the United States in 1791, over the objections of Thomas Jefferson. By 1822, the rechartered second Bank of the United States was run by Nicholas Biddle, who boasted of having more personal power than the President. On JULY 10, 1832, President Andrew [...]

Don’t Give Up the Ship—Captain James Lawrence

Don’t Give Up the Ship—Captain James Lawrence

American Minute with Bill Federer "Don't Give Up The Ship!" commanded 31-year-old Captain James Lawrence, as he lay wounded on the deck of the U.S.S. Chesapeake. Captain Lawrence fought Muslim Barbary pirates in 1804 with Lt. Stephen Decatur, and when the War of 1812 began, he commanded the U.S.S. Hornet which captured the privateer Dolphin [...]

Presidents Wilson, Harding, Coolidge, Hoover, and FDR

Presidents Wilson, Harding, Coolidge, Hoover, and FDR

American Minute with Bill Federer On MAY 30, 1917, in an address before the Grand Army of the Republic at Arlington Cemetery, President Woodrow Wilson stated: "There are times when words seem empty and only actions seem great. Such a time has come, and in the providence of God, America will once more have an opportunity to show the world [...]

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