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Restoring Something Beautiful

BY T.F. STERN We’re in the process of going through items left after my parents died.  They had an old Steeple Clock on their mantle...

Justice William Douglas’ influence on America

American Minute with Bill Federer He served the longest term in the Supreme Court's history -- 36 years. He taught law at Yale and Columbia University...

“The Constitution has enemies, secret and professed…”

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....

Church and State

By Ron Fillmore Some 20-30 years ago an offer was made by someone to pay $100,000 to anyone who could show where in the US...

BILL OF RIGHTS ratified DECEMBER 15, 1791

American Minute with Bill Federer "We will use the freedoms of the Constitution to destroy the Constitution"--was a sign held by a Muslim demonstrator in...

Time to Bury the Williamson County Rule

ILYA SHAPIRO, TREVOR BURRUS, and MEGGAN DEWITT, CATO INSTITUTE Claims for unconstitutional takings of property against state actors should not be treated differently than other...

Censorship Comes to Google

JOHN SAMPLES, CATO INSTITUTE At Saturday’s Halifax International Security Forum, Eric Schmidt announced that Google will alter its search algorithm to “de-rank” results from Russia...

Separation of Powers or Confusion of Powers

American Minute with Bill Federer NOVEMBER 19, 1863, Abraham Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address where 50,000 soldiers were killed or wounded in a 3 day...

The Mayflower Compact

American Minute with Bill Federer High winds and treacherous tides along North America's coast prevented the Pilgrims from sailing south to join Virginia's settlement at...

82% Say It’s Hard to Ban Hate Speech Because People Can’t Agree What Speech...

EMILY EKINS, CATO INSTITUTE An overwhelming majority (82%) of Americans agree that “it would be hard to ban hate speech because people can’t agree what...

Foundation of the Constitution is Pure Virtue

American Minute with Bill Federer John Adams was born OCTOBER 30, 1735. A Harvard graduate, he was admitted to the bar and married Abigail Smith in...

The United States is THE WORLD’S BEST HOPE…

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...

SOVEREIGNTY resides in THE PEOPLE

American Minute with Bill Federer SEPTEMBER 16, 1620, according to the Gregorian Calendar, 102 passengers set sail on the Pilgrims' ship, Mayflower, with the blessings...

Thomas McIntyre Cooley died SEPTEMBER 12, 1898.

American Minute with Bill Federer The dean of the University of Michigan Law School was Thomas McIntyre Cooley, who died SEPTEMBER 12, 1898. Thomas M. Cooley...

Liberty is a gift of the beneficent Creator…

American Minute with Bill Federer He intentionally fired into the air, but his political rival, Vice-President Aaron Burr, took deadly aim and fatally shot him...

Andrew Jackson didn’t like the Federal Bank

American Minute with Bill Federer Economist Milton Friedman stated: "Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it." Over the objections...

‘Privacy’ is a broad, abstract

American Minute with Bill Federer Thomas Jefferson wrote to Mr. Hammond in 1821: "The germ of dissolution of our federal government is in ... the federal...

New Hampshire ratified Constitution JUNE 21, 1788

American Minute with Bill Federer George Washington dictated a "talk" to the Cherokee Nation, August 29, 1796: “Beloved Cherokees, The wise men of the United States...

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER

American Minute with Bill Federer The LIBRARY OF CONGRESS is the largest library in the world with over 118 million items on more than 500...

Patriots’ Day

American Minute with Bill Federer The sun never set on the British Empire. It was the largest empire in world history. Out of nearly 200 countries...