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Benjamin Franklin – 1st Postmaster General of U.S.

American Minute with Bill Federer On JULY 26, 1775, Benjamin Franklin became the first Postmaster General of the United States, a position he held under...

Benjamin Franklin’s wit and faith

American Minute with Bill Federer On JULY 26, 1775, Benjamin Franklin became the first Postmaster General of the United States, a position he held under...

Is 77 too old for the job?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP ... it is objected indeed in the remonstrance, that he is 77. years of age: but, at a much more advanced age,...

Benjamin Franklin’s vision of America

American Minute with Bill Federer "Atheism is unknown there... Persons may live to a great age in that country without having their piety shocked by...

Great leaders stick to the great issues.

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I served with General Washington in the legislature of Virginia before the revolution, and, during it, with Dr. Franklin in Congress. I...

Heard the one about two men in a lighthouse?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP … speaking with Dr. Franklin of this singular disposition of men to quarrel and divide into parties, he gave his sentiments,...

Iraq and the Bloody Price of Lies

BY SELWYN DUKE Western civilization lied and people died. It lied, that is, to itself. I am referring to Iraq, but not to the hapless George...

Pennsylvania Militia Act of 1755

THE AMERICANIST, BACKGROUND OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION Benjamin Franklin—following the defeat of General Braddock at Monongahela, July 9, 1755—writes an act to defend Pennsylvania. The...

Benjamin Franklin: Make Due Use of This Example

They Were Believers, Benjamin Franklin, 1747 As the scriptures are given for our reproof, instruction, and warning, may we make a due use of this...

Did the whale swallow Jonah? Or did Jonah swallow the whale?

Thomas Jefferson Leadership The confederation of the States, while on the carpet before the old Congress, was strenuously opposed by the smaller States, under apprehensions...

Benjamin Franklin’s Creed

They Were Believers, Benjamin Franklin You desire to know something of my Religion. It is the first time I have been questioned upon it: But...

Benjamin Franklin's Creed

They Were Believers, Benjamin Franklin You desire to know something of my Religion. It is the first time I have been questioned upon it: But...

Tough Love

BY STEVE FARRELL Missing the Mark With Religion, Part 9 A close friend of mine suffers from a common human malady – the inability to give...

Tennessee History…and a warning from a famous Tennessean!

American Minute with Bill Federer Spanish Explorers Hernando de Soto, in 1540, and Juan Pardo, in 1567, traveled inland from America's eastern coast and passed...

Founders on the Need for a Vigorous but Limited Executive

Liberty Letters, Constitutional Convention of 1787 On June 1, 1787 in the early days of the Constitutional Convention the Founders entered upon a discussion of...

John Bunyan and "The Pilgrim's Progress"

American Minute with Bill Federer The Pilgrim's Progress was published FEBRUARY 18, 1678. An allegory of a pilgrim's journey to the Celestial City, it was written...

John Bunyan and “The Pilgrim’s Progress”

American Minute with Bill Federer The Pilgrim's Progress was published FEBRUARY 18, 1678. An allegory of a pilgrim's journey to the Celestial City, it was written...

John Adams: A Defense of the Constitutions of the United States, Letter 25

Liberty Letters, John Adams, 1786 Ancient Republics, and Opinions of Philosophers:  BENJAMIN FRANKLIN My dear Sir, AS it is impossible to suppose that Mr. Turgot intended to...

Franklin—The Price of Corn

Democratic Thinker, American Thought While in England prior to the Revolution, Benjamin Franklin, writing under to pseudonym Arator, favors farmers being abused by the newspapers...

Ben Franklin on George Whitefield's Revival

American Minute with Bill Federer Seven times he preached in America to crowds of 25,000, spreading the Great Awakening Revival, which helped unite the Colonies...

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The Left’s attack on the Fourth of July

~Another step in erasing our collective memory~ Scot Faulkner My previous column raised alarms about radical leftists who want to obliterate everything good that America ever...

Mister Trump Goes to Washington

BY T.F. STERN A curious dream awakened me this morning, tying an old Jimmy Stewart movie, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, with current political situations.  Wiping...

What is the antidote to ‘Wokeness’?

~Evan Sayet’s The Woke Supremacy provides answers we cannot afford to ignore~ Duggan Flanakin Political comedian Evan Sayet says he has long dedicated himself to conserving...

Deconstructing California: From Christian Founding to Shutting Down Churches

American Minute with Bill Federer George Orwell wrote in his dystopian novel 1984: "Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has...