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American Minute with Bill Federer In 1821, Mexico won its independence from Spain and established a Mexican Republic with a Federal Constitution. In 1833, Santa Anna was elected President of Mexico and soon he began demanding higher taxes. Santa Anna finally decided the people were not capable of ruling themselves, so he ignored Mexico's Constitution, dissolved the Congress, and declared himself dictator. Santa...
THEY WERE BELIEVERS, JAMES MADISON Madison letter to William Bradford, 9 November 1772 My Dear Billey, You moralize so prettily that if I were to judge from some parts of your letter of October 13 I should take you for an old Philosopher that had experienced the emptiness of Earthly Happiness. And I am very glad that you have so early seen...
CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, FOUNDING ERA SERMONS: JOHN LELAND 1791 Divines generally inform us that there is such a time to come (called the Latter-Day Glory) when the knowledge of the Lord shall cover the earth as the waters do the sea, and that this day will appear upon the destruction of antichrist. If so, I am well convinced that Jesus will...

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The Battle of the Alamo

American Minute with Bill Federer In 1821, Mexico won its independence from Spain and established a Mexican Republic with a Federal Constitution. In 1833, Santa Anna...

The Panama Canal

American Minute with Bill Federer The Panama Canal was first proposed by Spain as early as 1534. It would save having to sail the long and...

Connecticut: Vol. 1, Ch. 7, Story’s Commentaries on the Constitution

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 1, Chapter 7,  CONNECTICUT § 84. CONNECTICUT was originally settled under the protection...

George Washington born FEB 22, 1732

American Minute with Bill Federer George Washington was born FEBRUARY 22, 1732. Washington was unanimously chosen as the Army's Commander-in-Chief, unanimously chosen as President of the...

Sens. Lee, Paul Introduce Military Humanitarian Operations Act

LIBERTY ALERTS, SENATOR MIKE LEE (R-UT) WASHINGTON – Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced the Military Humanitarian Operations Act today, a bill...

Obama’s Shocking Historically Weak Economic Performance

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON On January 27, the Commerce Department reported that the U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of only 1.9 percent for...

The Truth About Sanctuary Cities and Crime Rates

SCOTT ERICKSON, THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION If restricting local law enforcement from cooperating with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer requests is supposed to make communities...

Disgraced Anti-Gun Criminal Considered for a Top Post … Again

TIM MACY, GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA They say that bad ideas never die. Such is the case with David Petraeus, who is now a candidate to...

Trump Takin’ It to the Left: I’m Lovin’ It!

LLOYD MARCUS, THE UNHYPHENATED AMERICAN Upon receiving this slick campaign video in my email titled, “How To Resist The Trump Agenda”, I thought it was...

My Grandson Wants to Meet You!

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP My grandson Th: Jefferson Randolph, being on a visit to Boston, would think he had seen nothing were he to leave it...

John Quincy Adams on Slavery

American Minute with Bill Federer On FEBRUARY 21, 1848, "Old Man Eloquent" John Quincy Adams suffered a stroke at his desk in the House chamber. He...

‘STAND FAST’

American Minute with Bill Federer The Boston Tea Party was when colonists threw 342 chests of British East India tea overboard. The British responded by by...

Testing Adoniram Judson’s Faith

American Minute with Bill Federer The groans of a dying man kept him awake in the little inn outside New York. But he was hardened to...

The Pilgrim’s Progress

American Minute with Bill Federer John Bunyan, at age 16, joined the Parliamentary Army during the English Civil War in 1644. He then learned from his...

Fifty Days of Sunday

American Minute with Bill Federer A baseball star, Billy Sunday played for the Chicago White Stockings in the 1880's and later the Philadelphia Phillies. Born during...

An “Intrepid” Action

American Minute with Bill Federer "The first nation to recognize my country was Morocco," stated President Obama in Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009. Morocco began recognizing...

Remember the Maine

American Minute with Bill Federer There are more slaves today than at any time in human history, reported Benjamin Skinner, a fellow at the Carr...

The Time is NOW to Put Privacy Back into Intelligence Gathering

BY BOB BARR In the months following the 9-11 terror attacks, as America’s intelligence agencies struggled to explain how they missed connecting the dots leading...

How to Drain the Judicial Swamp

BY SELWYN DUKE It’s no surprise the Democrats plan to fight against the nomination of President Trump’s Supreme Court pick, 10th Circuit Court of Appeals...

Time to Repeal Ethanol Subsidies

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE The federal government provides an array of subsidies to increase the consumption of biofuels such as corn ethanol. The subsidies include...

The Left’s Campaign to “Bush” Trump Will Fail

LLOYD MARCUS, THE UNHYPHENATED AMERICAN I've heard that making sausage is a pretty messy, ugly and unpleasant process to witness. Well so is implementing real...

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In Defence of Israel: Key Facts About the Arab-Israeli Conflict

BY PHILIP VANDER ELST

The Jews’ unbroken connection with the land of Israel

Contrary to what many people believe, the Jews did not return to Palestine in the 20th century, and dispossess its Arab inhabitants, after a total absence from the land of two thousand years.  In reality, they maintained their presence in their historic homeland for 3,700 years, despite all attempts to exterminate them or drive them into exile. A minority of Jews continued to dwell in Palestine even after the destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans in 70 A.D. In fact, large Jewish communities had been re-established in Jerusalem and Tiberias by the 9th century. In the 11th century, Jewish communities grew in Rafah, Gaza, Ashkelon, Jaffa and Ceasarea. By 1844, long before the birth of the official Zionist movement in 1897, Jews were already the single largest ethnic group in Jerusalem, and by 1880, they formed a majority of the population there.

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DAILY DABBLE IN THE CLASSICS

DAILY DABBLE IN THE CLASSICS, JOHN CALVIN Do not abate your speed, because you approach the goal, ... By too much delay the harvest-time will pass by, and the cold of a perpetual winter set in. The more age weighs on you, the more swiftly ought you to press on, lest your conscience reproach you for your tardiness, should you...

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