Articles by: William Federer

Slavery – a long shameful history

Slavery – a long shameful history

on February 16, 2019, 7:25 AM / in History

Slavery has a long and shameful history. Ancient cultures made slaves of those captured in battle, as seen in Babylon, Persia, Greece, China, India, and Africa. Israelites were made to be slaves by powerful Pharaohs of Egypt for four hundred years. Julius Caesar conquered in Gaul and brought so many captured “slavic” peoples into to Rome that the term “slav” […]

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“Men have forgotten God; that’s why all this has happened.”

“Men have forgotten God; that’s why all this has happened.”

on February 13, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History

In 1570, Ivan the Terrible attacked Novgorod, which had been for centuries a successful Russian Republic on the Baltic Sea. Ivan’s first command was to subjugate the church. He stripped cathedrals and monasteries of their valuables; put priests and deacons in shackles and flogged them til they paid a ransom; and he ordered some 500 clergymen beaten to death. Ivan […]

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American Minute with Bill Federer February 13th

American Minute with Bill Federer February 13th

on February 13, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History

“Man has forgotten God, that is why this has happened” was Russian author Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s response when questioned about the decline of modern culture. Solzhenitsyn continued: “Over a half century ago, while I was still a child, I recall hearing a number of old people offer the following explanation for the great disasters that had befallen Russia: ‘Men have forgotten […]

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American Minute  “Morally Straight” to “Transgendered”   – The Boy Scouts’ long journey

American Minute “Morally Straight” to “Transgendered” – The Boy Scouts’ long journey

on February 9, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History

Baden-Powell began the Boy Scout movement in England in 1908, and two years later, the Boys Scouts of America was incorporated, FEBRUARY 8, 1910. Robert Baden-Powell was educated at Charterhouse, London, and joined the English hussars in 1876. As a soldier for in British Empire, which was the largest empire in world history, Robert Baden-Powell served in India, Afghanistan, and […]

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American Minute with Bill Federer Boy Scouts -from “Morally Straight” to “Transgendered”

American Minute with Bill Federer Boy Scouts -from “Morally Straight” to “Transgendered”

on February 8, 2019, 7:10 AM / in History

Sir Robert Baden-Powell began the Boy Scout movement in England in 1908, and two years later, the Boys Scouts of America was incorporated, FEBRUARY 8, 1910. Robert Baden-Powellwas educated at Charterhouse, London, and joined the English hussars in 1876. As a soldier for in British Empire, which was the largest empire in world history, Robert Baden-Powell served in India, Afghanistan, and South Africa. […]

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“America needs God more than God needs America,” Reagan stated, “If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a Nation gone under.”

“America needs God more than God needs America,” Reagan stated, “If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a Nation gone under.”

on February 7, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History

Ronald Reagan was born FEBRUARY 6, 1911. A graduate of Eureka College, IL, 1932, he worked as a life guard and then announced for radio stations in Iowa. He became a sports announcer for Chicago Cubs baseball games and traveled with the team. While with the Cubs in California, Ronald Reagan auditioned with Warner Brothers, landing a contract doing “B […]

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“I am a black, dyed in the wool Republican,” wrote Frederick Douglass, “and I never intend to belong to any other party than the party of freedom.”

“I am a black, dyed in the wool Republican,” wrote Frederick Douglass, “and I never intend to belong to any other party than the party of freedom.”

on February 7, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History, People

Frederick Douglass was born Frederick “Baily” on a Maryland plantation around FEBRUARY 7, 1817, though no accurate records exist, as he was a slave. He later chose the birth date of February 14 as he remembered his mother calling him her “little valentine.” He never saw his mother in the daylight, as he was separated from her as an infant. He […]

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Ronald Reagan – ‘What it once was like in America when men were free.’

Ronald Reagan – ‘What it once was like in America when men were free.’

on February 6, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History, People

A graduate of Eureka College, IL, 1932, he announced for radio stations in Iowa. He married Jane Wyman and had children Maureen, Christine (died a day old) and Michael (adopted). He was a Captain in the U.S. Army Air Corp during World War II, then became an actor, appearing in over 50 films. He was President of the Screen Actors […]

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Protestant, Catholic & Jewish Chaplains gave their lives to save others-Four Chaplains Day

Protestant, Catholic & Jewish Chaplains gave their lives to save others-Four Chaplains Day

on February 4, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History

On the frigid night of FEBRUARY 3, 1943, the overcrowded Allied ship U.S.A.T. Dorchester, carrying 902 servicemen, plowed through the dark waters near Greenland. At 1:00am, a Nazi submarine fired a torpedo into the transport’s flank, killing many in the explosion and trapping others below deck. It sank in 27 minutes. The two escort ships, Coast Guard cutters Comanche and […]

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“Stand fast, therefore, in the LIBERTY, wherewith Christ hath made us FREE”-Rev. Jacob Duche

“Stand fast, therefore, in the LIBERTY, wherewith Christ hath made us FREE”-Rev. Jacob Duche

on January 31, 2019, 8:00 AM / in History

When British troops descended on Boston, the Continental Congress’ first official act was to request that Rev. Jacob Duche’, pastor of Philadelphia’s Christ Church, open Congress in prayer: “Tuesday, September 6, 1774. Resolved, That the Rev. Mr. Duche’ be desired to open the Congress tomorrow morning with prayers, at the Carpenter’s Hall, at 9 o’clock.” Born JANUARY 31, 1738, Rev. Jacob Duche’ […]

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“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I- I took the one less traveled by…” -Robert Frost

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I- I took the one less traveled by…” -Robert Frost

on January 31, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy and wanted wear; Though as […]

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Franklin D. Roosevelt: Liberal or conservative? “WE GUARD AGAINST the forces of anti-Christian aggression” “WE CHOOSE the Christian ideal”

Franklin D. Roosevelt: Liberal or conservative? “WE GUARD AGAINST the forces of anti-Christian aggression” “WE CHOOSE the Christian ideal”

on January 30, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History

Franklin D. Roosevelt warned at Madison Square Garden, October 28, 1940: “WE GUARD AGAINST the forces of anti-Christian aggression, which may attack us from without.” FDR said in a Fireside Chat, April 28, 1942: “THIS GREAT WAR effort must be carried through … It shall not be imperiled by the handful of noisy traitors — betrayers of America, betrayers of Christianity itself.” FDR stated […]

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American Minute with Bill Federer “Communism…has infiltrated…journalism, the press…the school…covert manipulation…pervert the truth”-General Douglas MacArthur

American Minute with Bill Federer “Communism…has infiltrated…journalism, the press…the school…covert manipulation…pervert the truth”-General Douglas MacArthur

on January 26, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History

“Our threat is from the insidious forces working from within which have already so drastically altered the character of our free institutions,” stated General Douglas MacArthur in Lansing, Michigan, May 15, 1952. Douglas MacArthur was born JANUARY 26, 1880. He commanded in France during World War I. He was superintendent of West Point, 1919-20. In 1930, at age 50, Douglas MacArthurbecame the youngest Chief of Staff of the U.S. […]

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American Minute Burke on French Revolution “What is liberty without virtue? It is madness, without restraint!”; “All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing”-Edmund Burke, British Statesman

American Minute Burke on French Revolution “What is liberty without virtue? It is madness, without restraint!”; “All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing”-Edmund Burke, British Statesman

on January 12, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History

“ALL that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.” This famous quote was from British statesman Edmund Burke, who was born JANUARY 12, 1729. He was considered the most influential orator in the House of Commons. Edmund Burke stands out in history because as a member of the British Parliament, he defended the rights of the American colonies and strongly […]

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January 9th ‘Communist faith…tells…Smash the existing economic order’ – Richard Nixon

January 9th ‘Communist faith…tells…Smash the existing economic order’ – Richard Nixon

on January 9, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History

Richard Milhous Nixon was born JANUARY 9, 1913.   He was a Lieutenant Commander in the Navy during WWII, a Congressman, a Senator, and Vice-President under Dwight Eisenhower. He lost his first presidential race to John F. Kennedy by the smallest margin to that date. He was elected the 37th President in 1968, and re-elected in 1972 in one of […]

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American Minute    “May God save the country, for it is obvious the people will not.”- Millard Fillmore

American Minute “May God save the country, for it is obvious the people will not.”- Millard Fillmore

on January 7, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History

“May God save the country, for it is obvious the people will not.” -Millard Fillmore Millard Fillmore was elected to the U.S. Congress in 1832, the same year the Paris riots took place which were described in Victor Hugo’s novel Les Miserables. Comparing the American Revolution with France’s numerous revolutions and riots, President Millard Fillmore stated in his Third Annual Message, December 6, 1852: “Our own free […]

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“On the 12th Day of Christmas …”

“On the 12th Day of Christmas …”

on January 6, 2019, 5:48 AM / in History

Western Europe celebrated the birth of Christ on Christmas Day, December 25, as the holiest day of the season. Eastern Europe celebrated January 6, Epiphany, as the holiest day. “Epiphany” is a Greek word meaning “appearance” or “manifestation.” January 6 is also called Three Kings Day, recalling the visit of the Wise Men to Jesus in the manger — his “manifestation” to the Gentiles, as foretold in Isaiah 49:6: “I will also give thee for a light to the […]

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Battle of Princeton -“the most brilliant in the world’s history”

Battle of Princeton -“the most brilliant in the world’s history”

on January 3, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History

Frederick the Great of Prussia called these ten days “the most brilliant in the world’s history.” After winning the Battle of Trenton, Christmas night, George Washington’s small 1,200 man force confronted General Cornwallis’ 4,500 man British army. The night before the battle, Washington left his campfires burning and marched his army in absolute silence around the back of the British […]

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A Giant Block of Cheese and Separation of Church and State

A Giant Block of Cheese and Separation of Church and State

on January 1, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History

January 1, 1802, the people of Cheshire, Massachusetts, sent a giant block of cheese to President Thomas Jefferson, being presented by the famous Baptist preacher, John Leland. John Leland was then invited to preach to the U.S. Congress and the President in the Capitol – the subject of his talk being “separation of church and state.” Baptists had been particularly […]

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American Minute  “Isn’t God upon the Ocean, Just the Same as on the Land?”-James T. Field, The Atlantic Monthly

American Minute “Isn’t God upon the Ocean, Just the Same as on the Land?”-James T. Field, The Atlantic Monthly

on December 31, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

James T. Fields was born DECEMBER 31, 1817. His father was a sea captain and died before Fields was three. James T. Fields became the editor of The Atlantic Monthly, 1862-1870, where he became friends with the most notable writers of his day, including: – William Wordsworth, – William Makepeace Thackeray, – Charles Dickens, – Nathaniel Hawthorne, – Herman Melville, – Ralph Waldo Emerson, […]

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