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Bastille Day, Reign of Terror & French Revolution “liberté, égalité, fraternité”

American Minute with Bill Federer In 1781, the monarchs of France, 27-year-old King Louis XVI and 26-year-old Queen Marie Antoinette, sent the French navy and army to help America gain...

A Clarification on Definitions and an Introduction to Verbal Engineering

BY ROBERT F. BEAUDINE Let’s Make Our Culture Great Again! – Lesson 2 Every word you add to your vocabulary increases your awareness. If you’ve never heard...

Democracy: America’s Great Hope or Communism’s Trojan Horse?

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON Generations of Americans have grown up hearing that America always has championed democracy and opposed illiberal ideologies such as fascism, socialism, and communism. But if...

Judiciary: Organization and Powers — Joseph Story

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 3, Chapter 38,  JUDICIARY - ORGANIZATION AND POWERS Sec. 1567. THE...

Religious Liberty After Fulton: Protected or Precarious?

BY JOHN A. SPARKS Sharonell Fulton had fostered 40 children over a 25-year period through Catholic Social Services (CSS), a private agency which conducted “home...

Let’s Make Our Culture Great Again! © – An Introduction

BY ROBERT F. BEAUDINE I’m a citizen philosopher and a citizen historian, which means I have not been trained by the Establishment. My formal training...

Ringing of the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia – A Symbol of Freedom

American Minute with Bill Federer The Pennsylvania Assembly ordered it to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Quaker leader William Penn founding the Colony in 1701 and writing the Charter...

The Love of Money and the Love of Power

American Minute with Bill Federer At the Constitutional Convention, June 2, 1787, 81-year-old Ben Franklin gave an address, titled "Dangers of a Salaried Bureaucracy": "Sir, there are two passions which have...

William Penn’s Lenape Indian Treaty, & Zinzendorf’s Moravian Missionaries, from Germany to Alaska

American Minute with Bill Federer In the summer of 1683, Ottoman General Mustafa Pasha was laying siege to Vienna, Austria, with 200,000 Muslim jihad warriors. Read as PDF...

America: An Experiment in Self-Government and Voting

American Minute with Bill Federer Theodore Roosevelt stated October 24, 1903: "In no other place and at no other time has the experiment of government of the people, by the people, for the people, been...

Lincoln’s Day of Fasting — Two days later, Civil War took a turn… &...

American Minute with Bill Federer During the Civil War, on March 30, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a National Day of Humiliation, Fasting and Prayer. Lincoln stated: "Whereas, the Senate of...

Was the U.S. Constitution Ratified by Christian States?

American Minute with Bill Federer George Washington dictated a "talk" to the Cherokee Nation, August 29, 1796: “Beloved Cherokees, The wise men of the United States meet together...

Doing Our Duty

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. Dear Dr. Adler, Duty is the highest virtue of the soldier. But there are also political, moral, and Religious duties, as...

F.A. Hayek on ‘the Supreme Rule’ That Separates Collectivism From Individualism

The principle that ends justify means is one where the ethics of individualists and collectivists collide, F.A. Hayek saw BY LAWRENCE W. REED Born in Vienna...

Government Intolerable Acts, Dr. Joseph Warren, & the Suffolk Resolves

American Minute with Bill Federer Listen Text to Voice ... Dr. Joseph Warren was born June 11, 1741. He enrolled in Harvard at age 14, and by 22, he was...

Abolitionist Poets

American Minute with Bill Federer The Second Great Awakening spread across America in the early 1800s. Not only was the Gospel preached, bringing people to a saving faith in...

Webster’s American Education—§ 2—Attention to the Dead Languages

American Thought Noah Webster, shortly after the end of the Revolutionary War, publishes an essay in his American Magazine outlining his reasons and methods for revising...

Webster’s American Education—§ 1—General Remarks

American Thought Noah Webster, shortly after the end of the Revolutionary War, publishes an essay in his American Magazine outlining his reasons and methods for...

Is Success Necessary?

Great Ideas from the Great Books BY MORTIMER J. ADLER, PH.D. Dear Dr. Adler, Is worldly success necessary for happiness? In our society we tend to estimate...

The Pursuit of Happiness—Mortimer J. Adler

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. Dear Dr. Adler, The Declaration of Independence proclaims the pursuit of happiness as an inalienable human right. Being unhappy is supposed...