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George Whitefield died SEPT 30, 1770

American Minute with Bill Federer Beginning in 1740, George Whitefield preached seven times in America, to crowds sometimes over 25,000. He spread the Great Awakening Revival,...

Squanto and the Pilgrims

American Minute with Bill Federer Of 102 Pilgrims that landed in Massachusetts in November of 1620, only half survived till spring. In the Spring of 1621,...

Louis Pasteur – faith in God and science

American Minute with Bill Federer Washing hands to prevent the spread of disease was recommended in 1844 to the doctors of the Vienna General Hospital...

Samuel Adams born SEPTEMBER 27, 1722

American Minute with Bill Federer Crying "No taxation without representation," he instigated the Stamp Act riots and the Boston Tea Party. After the "Boston Massacre," he...

Who is guarding the (dictatorial) guards?

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Regulators mete out fines and stymie growth, but are rarely punished for their own misconduct~ Several years ago, Wells Fargo Bank discovered that...

Daniel Boone died SEPTEMBER 26, 1820

American Minute with Bill Federer Daniel Boone served with George Washington in 1755 during the French and Indian War, under British General Edward Braddock. In 1765,...

“The Father of the Bill of Rights”

American Minute with Bill Federer "Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." Thus began the first of...

Let us not forget John Marshall

American Minute with Bill Federer "The power to tax involves the power to destroy," wrote Chief Justice John Marshall, McCulloch v. Maryland, 1819. No one had...

“I have not yet begun to fight!”

American Minute with Bill Federer "I have not yet begun to fight!" shouted John Paul Jones when the captain of the 50-gun British frigate HMS...

Powering countries, empowering people

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Affordable energy brings jobs, improved living standards and pursuit of happiness~ For 16 years, in a scene out of pre-industrial America, Thabo Molubi...

The Experiment: Capitalism vs Socialism

~What if we could have an experiment to compare the two systems? Wait – we already did.~ By David R. Legates Experimentation is a major tool...

Nathan Hale – Patriot to the end

American Minute with Bill Federer "I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country" were the last words of 21-year-old...

Oaths, Morality and American Culture

American Minute with Bill Federer Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James announced September 17, 2014, that the U.S. Air Force OATH no longer...

Fisher Ames and the 1st Amendment

American Minute with Bill Federer He sat next to George Washington in the pew at St. Paul's Chapel in New York during the religious service...

Washington’s Farewell Address

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": "Always remember Frodo, the...

John Langdon died SEPTEMBER 18, 1819

American Minute with Bill Federer John Langdon was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, in 1741 and grew up as a member of the North Congregational...

A UN and tribal takeover?

~Hidden provisions in congressional energy bills undermine America’s water and property rights~ By Lawrence Kogan A massive 792-page Senate Energy Committee bill threatens to authorize federal...

“Toxic chromium” fear-mongering

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Detecting Cr-6 droplets in Olympic-sized swimming pool doesn’t equal health or cancer risks~ Erin Brockovich became rich and famous by promoting the notion...

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...

The Republic of the Israelites…

 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...