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“All liberty is individual liberty …”

American Minute with Bill Federer Chief Justice James Kent explained in People v. Ruggles, 1811, what made OATHS effective: "In Taylor's case ... the court ......

Would you say that again?

BY T.F. STERN In recent news the State of Oregon is leading the way down yet another slippery slope, this time with free abortions on...

“There is a lure in power…”

American Minute with Bill Federer The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolken describes man's insatiable lust for "the Ring of Power," as Gandalf exclaimed: "Always...

Finding Treasure

BY T.F. STERN It’s been a year since we packed up my parent’s house and sold it after my mom died.  We’ve had boxes of...

Justice Joseph Story died September 10, 1845

American Minute with Bill Federer His father was a Boston Tea Party "Indian." He graduated second in his class from Harvard, was a U.S. Representative, then...

LESSONS FROM FALL OF ROME

American Minute with Bill Federer THE FALL OF ROME was a culmination of external and internal factors. GREAT WALL OF CHINA By 220AD, the Later Eastern Han...

Houston… All is well! All is well!

BY T.F. STERN Where to begin, oh where to begin…  How about Shakespeare’s famous St. Crispin’s Day speech; that might set the tone.  I’ll cut...

The Pilgrim’s Progress

American Minute with Bill Federer He was imprisoned 12 years for preaching without a license from the government. This was John Bunyan, who died AUGUST 31,...

19th Amendment passed AUGUST 26, 1920

American Minute with Bill Federer 6,000 years of recorded world history reveal the most common form of government is monarchy and the most powerful monarch...

James Wilson and the law of God

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...

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,...

What is America?

American Minute with Bill Federer "A conservative among liberals, and a liberal among conservatives," he was not consistently conservative enough for Republican President Warren G....

But it’s just a statue…

BY T.F. STERN This past week in our nation we’ve seen lawless individuals and groups of thugs attacking anyone who disagrees with their extreme views...

Blackstone’s Commentaries and the Revolution

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...

Napoleon was born AUGUST 15, 1769

American Minute with Bill Federer After his education, he was commissioned in the French military in 1785, and quickly advanced. When the French Revolution began, he...

Survival of Civilization

American Minute with Bill Federer V-J Day, AUGUST 14, 1945, President Harry S Truman stated at a News Conference announcing the end of World War...

H.G. Wells died AUGUST 13, 1946

American Minute with Bill Federer "New Jersey is being invaded by Martians!" exclaimed actor Orson Welles. He was reading the script of a 1938 radio drama...

America the Beautiful

American Minute with Bill Federer "O Beautiful, For Spacious Skies, For Amber Waves of Grain ..." Almost chosen as the National Anthem in 1926, "America the...

Herbert Hoover – 31st U.S. President

American Minute with Bill Federer Herbert Hoover was born AUGUST 10, 1874. His Quaker mother taught Sunday School and spoke at Friend's meetings before she died...

A brief history on White House scandals

American Minute with Bill Federer White House scandals have been motivated by greed, love of power, lust, or a conviction that one's political agenda is...