Defending the Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government, & the American Constitution
Thursday November 27th 2014

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S.E.M., Vol. 1, No. 6


The President's Duty to Faithfully Execute the Law. According to Art. II, Sect. 3 of the Constitution, what is the President's duty? According to Lincoln, what does a man trample on, when he tramples on the law? According to Rep. Goodlatte, what is the value of strictly observing even bad laws until they are repealed? In a republic, why else, in your opinion, is obedience to laws put in place according to the process outlined in the Constitution, regardless of our personal opinions, important, if not vital?

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National Day of Thanksgiving – a little history

National Day of Thanksgiving – a little history

American Minute with Bill Federer After the victory of the Battle of Saratoga during the Revolutionary War, the Continental Congress proclaimed the first National Day of Thanksgiving, November 1, 1777: "The grateful feeling of their hearts... join the penitent confession of their manifold sins... that it may please God, through the merits of [...]

Sojourner Truth was born a slave

Sojourner Truth was born a slave

American Minute with Bill Federer Born a slave in New York in 1797, she spoke only Dutch until sold around the age of 9, together with a flock of sheep, for $100. Suffering hardships, her third master made her marry an older slave with whom she had five children. In 1827, she escaped to Canada. After New York abolished slavery, she [...]

Renaissance – Reformation – Revolution

Renaissance – Reformation – Revolution

American Minute with Bill Federer Renaissance - Reformation - Revolution As Ottoman Muslims invaded Greece, a flood of Greek treasures, art, and literature, including Greek New Testaments, fled west, particularly to Florence, Italy. This interest in everything Greek became known as the Renaissance. Florence was ruled by the wealthy [...]

President Franklin Pierce was born November 23, 1804

President Franklin Pierce was born November 23, 1804

American Minute with Bill Federer His only son, 11-year-old Bennie, was killed when their campaign train rolled off its tracks. This happened to 14th President Franklin Pierce, who was born NOVEMBER 23, 1804. Elected to Congress at age 29, Franklin Pierce was a Senator at 33. He resigned from Congress during the Mexican-American War [...]

Muslims terrorism goes way back to Pilgrim times

Muslims terrorism goes way back to Pilgrim times

American Minute with Bill Federer On NOVEMBER 21, 1620 (NS), the Pilgrims signed the Mayflower Compact and began their Plymouth Colony. Five years later, in 1625, the Pilgrims filled two ships with dried fish and beaver skins and sent them back to England to trade for much needed supplies. Governor William Bradford wrote in his History of [...]

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