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America’s greatness requires heroic virtues

American Minute with Bill Federer John Adams wrote to his cousin, Rev. Zabdiel Adams, June 21, 1776: "Statesmen, my dear Sir, may plan and speculate for...

Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men

American Minute with Bill Federer There never was an abolitionist movement within the Islamic world to end slavery, as Mohammed himself owned slaves. The U.S. State...

PATRICK HENRY’S WARNING

American Minute with Bill Federer The Declaration of Independence indicted King George III because: "He has obstructed the administration of justice ..." "He has made judges dependent...

Thomas Hooker – “Father of American Democracy”

American Minute with Bill Federer On MARCH 22, 1758, Princeton University President Jonathan Edwards died from a smallpox inoculation. He had been the valedictorian of his...

James Madison born MARCH 16, 1751

American Minute with Bill Federer Called the "Chief Architect of the Constitution," he also wrote many of the Federalist Papers which helped convince the States...

What we leave to our POSTERITY

American Minute with Bill Federer "A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children." -Proverbs 13:22 After signing the Declaration of Independence, John Adams wrote...

Dear Lord, what were you thinking?

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~A subtle suggestion during a jazz concert got me thinking about history, politics and energy~ What a marvelous evening it was. World-class drummer...

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...