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

The Dutch influence on America

American Minute with Bill Federer Spain's "Iron Duke," the Grand Duke of Alba, fought the Ottoman Muslims in 1535, recapturing Tunis, North Africa. Spain financed its...

David Brainerd born APRIL 20, 1718

American Minute with Bill Federer Born in Haddam, Connecticut, APRIL 20, 1718, his parents died while he was a young teenager. He attempted farming, but on...

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...

Governments are to defend and secure rights of conscience

American Minute with Bill Federer He lost two sons in the Revolution and was the only clergyman to sign the Declaration. His name was John Witherspoon. A...

American Papers: National Thanksgiving Proclamation—1789

Thanksgiving   In 1789, both houses of Congress requested that George Washington acknowledge the many favors of Almighty God with a national day of thanksgiving and...

Weekly Story: Kao Hsin’s Story

THE AMERICANIST, WEEKLY STORY   A Chinese Christian relates his summer of 1900. For weeks a spell of horror had brooded over us, and one by...

Obama’s War on the First Amendment

BY PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY When Barack Obama said he planned to “fundamentally transform” the United States, he wasn’t referring only to spreading the wealth around or...

Hands off God!

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP … the clergy a very favorite hope of obtaining an establishment of a particular form of Christianity thro' the U. S.;...

French Protest in Favor of Marriage

ANDREW T. WALKER, HERITAGE FOUNDATION French leaders, once poised to pass a same-sex marriage bill, are meeting opposition to their efforts. An estimated 350,000 proponents of...

Jerry Coyne: ‘Free speech on campus in peril’

William Creeley, TheFIRE Noted evolutionary biologist, author, and University of Chicago professor Jerry Coyne has kind words for FIRE's work on his blog Why Evolution is True this week....

Sixth Circuit Issues Speech-Friendly Decision in Favor of Campus Preacher

ANDREW KLOSTER, THE FIRE Last week, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued an excellent decision (.PDF) supporting freedom of speech...

Emerson: The Christian Teacher

American Thought On Sunday evening, July 15, 1838, Ralph Wald Emerson delivers an address before the senior class in Divinity College, Cambridge, in which he...

Rush: Education in a Republic

Democratic Thinker, American Thought During 1798, Benjamin Rush—a physician and founding father from Pennsylvania—prepares several of his essays for republication as a volume—Essays, Literary, Moral...

To Bigotry No Sanction, To Persecution No Assistance

Democratic Thinker, Freedom of Religion George Washington replys to Moses Seisas, Warden of the Hebrew Congregation in Newport, Rhode Island, who has welcomed him in...

Our Enemies Have Mistaken Our Peace For Cowardice

Democratic Thinker, Background of the American Revolution Thomas Paine, just prior to the Revolution, publishes an anonymous editorial in which he argues that peace without...

John Leland: The Rights of Conscience Inalienable

Democratic Thinker, Freedom of Religion Following the adoption of the U.S. Constitution, John Leland—a leader of the American Baptists—publishes one of his sermons arguing that,...

Reagan: 1st Amendment Written to Protect Religion From Tyranny

The First Amendment of the Constitution was not written to protect the people from religion; that amendment was written to protect religion from government tyranny.

Many Supporters of U.N. Resolution Blasphemy, Bad Record of Tolerance

However, about a quarter of the OIC nations are on the US Coalition on International Freedom’s (USCIRF) list of the worst nations when it comes to religious freedom.

Thomas K. Beecher: Religious Tolerance — Democratic Thinker

Where there is no privileged class nor established church, he who talks of tolerating his neighbor insults them and becomes himself intolerable in his conceit.

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The Paradox of Prosperity

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON In Friedrich Hayek’s 1954 book Capitalism and the Historians, the late French philosopher and political economist Bertrand de Jouvenel noted a baffling...

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CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE The most famous ballot question on fiscal policy is California’s Proposition 13 passed in 1978. Voters passed the constitutional change to...

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BY BOB BARR Congress rarely deserves praise for acting swiftly to exercise its oversight responsibility, but the quick response by the Senate Judiciary Committee to...

What good might come from this evil epidemic?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I … congratulate you on the healthiness of your city . still Baltimore, Norfolk & Providence admonish us that we are not...