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

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Organs, Telescopes, Planets and God

Organs, Telescopes, Planets and God

American Minute with Bill Federer William Herschel discovered the first planet since ancient antiquity in 1781. He desired to name the planet after King George III, though others wanted to give it his name, as Thomas Jefferson wrote from Paris to John Page, August 20, 1785: "You will find in these the tables for the planet Herschel, as [...]

AUGUST 24, 1455 – Gutenberg’s Bible

AUGUST 24, 1455 – Gutenberg’s Bible

American Minute with Bill Federer From the beginning of recorded human history around 3300 BC till 1400 AD, Western Civilization wrote on papyrus reeds from the Nile Delta, palm leaves, parchment from animal skins, and vellum from calfskin. The Chinese developed paper from tree pulp or rags. Beginning in 175 AD, during the Han Dynasty, [...]

Oliver Hazard Perry died AUGUST 23, 1819

Oliver Hazard Perry died AUGUST 23, 1819

 American Minute with Bill Federer Amongst the U.S. Navy and Marine heroes confronting Tripoli's Muslim Barbary pirates was Captain James Lawrence. In 1804, Captain Lawrence was second-in-command of an expedition to destroy the captured frigate USS Philadelphia held in Tripoli's harbor. Lawrence also commanded the USS Enterprise which [...]

On this day – AUGUST 22

On this day – AUGUST 22

American Minute with Bill Federer On AUGUST 22, 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt greeted by Telephone the Bi-Centennial Celebration of Sainte Genevieve, Missouri: "The history of the town of Sainte Genevieve eloquently testifies to the fortitude of those pioneers who built their homes on the western bank of the Mississippi and wrested [...]

James Wilson’s Lectures on Law

James Wilson’s Lectures on Law

American Minute with Bill Federer He was one of six founding fathers to sign both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. President Washington appointed him to be a Justice on the Supreme Court. His name was James Wilson. Born in Scotland, James Wilson was one of the first to argue against British dominance. In 1774, [...]

Francis Asbury born AUGUST 20, 1745

Francis Asbury born AUGUST 20, 1745

American Minute with Bill Federer 300,000 miles on horseback, from the Atlantic to the Appalachians, from Maine to the Gulf of Mexico, for 45 years, he spread the Gospel. This was Francis Asbury, Methodist Circuit riding preacher who was born AUGUST 20, 1745. In 1771, John Wesley sent Francis Asbury, age of 26, to minister to the [...]

Bill Clinton Born AUGUST 19, 1946

Bill Clinton Born AUGUST 19, 1946

American Minute with Bill Federer "Oh what a tangled web we weave, When first we practice to deceive!" wrote Sir Walter Scott in his poem "In Marmion" (1808, canto VI, stanza XVII). On AUGUST 19, 1785, Thomas Jefferson wrote to Peter Carr: "He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and third time, [...]

‘The tenth Justice of the Supreme Court’

‘The tenth Justice of the Supreme Court’

American Minute with Bill Federer He was not consistently conservative enough for Republican President Warren G. Harding and he was not consistently liberal enough for Democrat President Franklin Roosevelt. As a result, he was passed over several times to be a nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court. His name was Learned Hand, who served as a [...]

Founders Wanted Christian Soldiers

Founders Wanted Christian Soldiers

American Minute with Bill Federer After having the Declaration of Independence read to his troops, General George Washington issued the order, July 9, 1776: "Commanding officers of each regiment are directed to procure Chaplains...persons of good Characters and exemplary lives - To see that all inferior officers and soldiers pay them a [...]

Charles Finney’s Revival Lectures

Charles Finney’s Revival Lectures

American Minute with Bill Federer   Sir William Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England, published 1765-1769 by Oxford's Clarendon Press, had an immense influence on America's founders, being considered the definitive pre-Revolutionary source of common law by United States courts. Blackstone wrote: "The principal aim of [...]

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