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James T. Fields born DEC 31, 1817

American Minute with Bill Federer James T. Fields was born DECEMBER 31, 1817. His father was a sea captain and died before Fields was three. James T....

Muslims and India

American Minute with Bill Federer "Oh, East is East, and West is West, And never the twain shall meet, Till earth and sky stand presently, At God's great...

Obama Attempts to Ban Offshore Drilling by Executive Fiat

ENERGY, THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION Yesterday , the Obama administration issued an executive action effectively banning offshore drilling in parts of the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans....

Thomas Paine’s “The American Crisis”

American Minute with Bill Federer "Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us that the harder the conflict, the...

A History of Islam’s War With the World

American Minute with Bill Federer According to ancient tradition, Noah's Ark rested on Mount Ararat in the Armenian Mountain Range. Armenia's Coat of Arms has Mount...

Liberty and Responsibility are Inseparable

Daily Dabble in the Classics, F.A. Hayek Liberty not only means that the individual has both the opportunity and the burden of choice; it also...

Johannes Kepler born DEC 27, 1571

American Minute with Bill Federer "O, Almighty God, I am thinking Thy thoughts after Thee!" wrote astronomer Johannes Kepler, 1619, The Harmonies of the World. Johannes...

Providence’s Hand in America

American Minute with Bill Federer After losing the Battle of Brooklyn Heights, August 27, 1776, the Continental Army was driven out of New York, across...

Christmas Day in History

American Minute with Bill Federer On CHRISTMAS DAY, 496 A.D, Clovis, King of the Francs, was baptized with 3,000 of his soldiers at Rheims, France...

Christmas Eve through the years

American Minute with Bill Federer On CHRISTMAS EVE, DECEMBER 24, 1492, Columbus' ship, the Santa Maria, ran aground on the island of Hispanola (Haiti). Columbus...

Areopagitica: A Speech for the Liberty of Unlicensed Printing, by John Milton

FOUNDERS CORNER: LETTERS, SPEECHES, PAMPHLETS 1644, by John Milton TO THE PARLIAMENT OF ENGLAND   This is true Liberty, when freeborn men, Having to advise the public, may...

HANUKKAH in America

American Minute with Bill Federer The origin of lights at this time of year has an important meaning for today. King Cyrus of Persia let the...

Benjamin Franklin On Self-Denial, Love of Neighbor, Happiness & Reason

THEY WERE BELIEVERS, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN ... for self denial is never a duty or a reasonable action but as it is a natural means of...

Federalist Papers, No. 1, Alexander Hamilton

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY: MAJOR WORKS To the People of the State of New York—October 27, 1787 Introduction AFTER an unequivocal experience of the inefficacy of the...

Battle of the Bulge – Christmas 1944

American Minute with Bill Federer The Battle of the Bulge was the largest and bloodiest battle fought by the U.S. during World War II. It involved...

Another good target for EPA reform

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Europe gives Trump Administration excellent tutorials on how not to regulate pesticides~ With reform-minded folks in charge of the Executive and Legislative Branches,...

It’s climate regulations that threaten us

~Here are some climate actions President Trump could take to Make America Great Again~ By Sterling Burnett In President-Elect Donald Trump’s Contract with the American Voter,...

Family Christmas Traditions

BY T.F. STERN Christmas is just around the corner and having little children around reminded me of how special this time of year is.  A...

John Newton sought Amazing Grace

American Minute with Bill Federer "Amazing grace! How sweet the sound, That saved a wretch like me! I once was lost, but now am found, Was blind, but now...

Christmas in War or Peace

American Minute with Bill Federer When the First World War began, British women suffragists sent an Open Christmas Letter "To the Women of Germany and...