Articles by: William Federer

John Witherspoon

John Witherspoon

on November 15, 2017, 8:16 AM / in History

He lost two sons in the Revolution and was the only clergyman to sign the Declaration. His name was John Witherspoon. A delegate from New Jersey, he declared: “Gentlemen, New Jersey is ready to vote for independence … The country is not only ripe for independence, but we are in danger of becoming rotten for the want of it!” He served on 120 […]

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American Minute with Bill Federer “Vietnam War…a confrontation between two ideological worlds: socialism v. capitalism … Through dissent & protest (by antiwar movement) America lost”-Col. Bui Tin, former Communist

American Minute with Bill Federer “Vietnam War…a confrontation between two ideological worlds: socialism v. capitalism … Through dissent & protest (by antiwar movement) America lost”-Col. Bui Tin, former Communist

on November 13, 2017, 6:35 AM / in History

The Vietnam War Memorial was dedicated NOVEMBER 13, 1982, honoring 58,000 American troops who died. U.S. forces inflicted over a million enemy fatalities, yet involvement by politicians thwarted victory. North Vietnamese colonel, Bui Tin,received the unconditional surrender of South Vietnam on April 30, 1975. Bui Tin explained how the protests by “anti-war peace demonstrators” was key to the Communist victory: “Every day our […]

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11th hour of the 11TH DAY OF THE 11TH MONTH of 1918, World War I ended

11th hour of the 11TH DAY OF THE 11TH MONTH of 1918, World War I ended

on November 11, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

THE AMERICAN MINUTE The 11th hour of the 11TH DAY OF THE 11TH MONTH of 1918, World War I ended. Though the Armistice was signed at 5:00 AM, fighting continued till 11:00 AM, killing nearly 11,000 more men. In 1921, President Warren Harding had the remains of an unknown soldier killed in France buried in the Tomb of the Unknown […]

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American Minute with Bill Federer November 9th

American Minute with Bill Federer November 9th

on November 9, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

“We are under tremendous attacks… We are attacked by the Communists who in their own documents state that capitalism – democracy – carries within itself the seeds of its own destruction,”  stated President Dwight Eisenhower. Continuing his address, NOVEMBER 9, 1954, to the National Conference on the Spiritual Foundation of American Democracy at the Sheraton-Carlton Hotel, Washington, DC, President Eisenhower […]

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Who is the KING in America? and Who are the Counselors to the KING?

Who is the KING in America? and Who are the Counselors to the KING?

on November 8, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

Who is the KING in America? Noah Webster’s 1828 Dictionary defined “KING” as: “KING, n. 1. The chief or SOVEREIGN of a nation; a man invested with supreme authority over a nation, tribe or country; a monarch. Kings are absolute.” Romans 13:1 “Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has […]

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American Minute with Bill Federer “THE PEOPLE…have an incontestable right to CHECK the CREATURES of their own CREATION.” -Mercy Otis Warren

American Minute with Bill Federer “THE PEOPLE…have an incontestable right to CHECK the CREATURES of their own CREATION.” -Mercy Otis Warren

on November 6, 2017, 6:53 AM / in History

James Otis (1725-1783) was the King’s advocate-general of the vice-admiralty court at Boston. In 1761, he was elected as a representative of Boston to the Massachusetts General Court. There in February of 1761, Otis argued for five straight hours on the illegality of the “Writs of Assistance.” The Writs of Assistanceallowed government agents to enter anyone’s home without notice, for no reason or probable cause, […]

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“The ORIGIN of all POWER is in THE PEOPLE, and they have a…right to CHECK the CREATURES OF THEIR OWN CREATION.” -Mercy Otis Warren

“The ORIGIN of all POWER is in THE PEOPLE, and they have a…right to CHECK the CREATURES OF THEIR OWN CREATION.” -Mercy Otis Warren

on November 6, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

Mercy Otis Warren was called “The Conscience of the American Revolution.” She was wife of Massachusetts House Speaker James Warren and sister of patriot James Otis. Mercy Otis Warren corresponded with many American leaders, including: Franklin, Jefferson, Hamilton and John Adams. In 1805, Mercy Otis Warren published a 3 volume History of the Rise, Progress and Termination of the American […]

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“Perhaps Providence did prepare this American continent to be a place of the second chance” Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Perhaps Providence did prepare this American continent to be a place of the second chance” Franklin D. Roosevelt

on October 28, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World was dedicated OCTOBER 28, 1886. The 450,000 lbs statue, standing 305 feet above the pedestal base, was gift from France. Built by Gustave Eiffel, builder of the Eiffel Tower, it was designed by Auguste Bartholdi, who wrote: “The statue was born for this place which inspired its conception. May God be pleased to […]

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The Fourth Largest City in the United States is named after…

The Fourth Largest City in the United States is named after…

on October 23, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

At age 16, after his father died, Sam Houston ran off to live with the Cherokee Indians on the Tennessee River. He was adopted by Chief Oolooteka and given the name “Raven.” Three years later, Sam Houston returned to Knox County, Tennessee, and opened a one-room schoolhouse – the first school built in the State. He joined the army and […]

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American Minute with Bill Federer Sam Houston, adopted by Cherokee, led Texas to Independence, was President of Texas, Governor of two States, Congressman, Senator

American Minute with Bill Federer Sam Houston, adopted by Cherokee, led Texas to Independence, was President of Texas, Governor of two States, Congressman, Senator

on October 22, 2017, 6:58 AM / in History

Sam Houston studied law under Judge James Trimble, passed the bar, and opened up a legal practice in Lebanon, Tennessee. Houston was appointed the local prosecutor and was given a command in the state militia. Sam Houston was elected to Congress in 1823, and became Governor of Tennessee in 1827. After a short failed marriage in 1829, Sam Houston resigned and moved to the Arkansas Territory where he lived […]

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“The SAME WEEK…the first Congress VOTED to…pay a CHAPLAIN…(they) also VOTED to approve…the FIRST AMENDMENT”-Chief Justice Burger, 1982

“The SAME WEEK…the first Congress VOTED to…pay a CHAPLAIN…(they) also VOTED to approve…the FIRST AMENDMENT”-Chief Justice Burger, 1982

on October 7, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, Opinion

Chief Justice Warren Earl Burger wrote in Marsh v. Chambers (1982): “It can hardly be thought that in the SAME WEEK the members of the first Congress VOTED to appoint and pay a CHAPLAIN for each House and also VOTED to approve the draft of the FIRST AMENDMENT … (that) they intended to forbid what they had just declared ACCEPTABLE.” The […]

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“Acknowledging… ALMIGHTY GOD… for… CONSTITUTIONS OF GOVERNMENT… to promote the…PRACTICE OF TRUE RELIGION AND VIRTUE…” -Washington

“Acknowledging… ALMIGHTY GOD… for… CONSTITUTIONS OF GOVERNMENT… to promote the…PRACTICE OF TRUE RELIGION AND VIRTUE…” -Washington

on October 6, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

One week after the First Amendment was approved by the U.S. Congress, President George Washington issued the First National Day of Thanksgiving and Prayer to Almighty God on OCTOBER 3, 1789. From the U.S. Capitol in New York City, the First Session of the United States Congress successfully placed ten ‘handcuffs’ or limitations on the power of the new Federal […]

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American Minute with Bill Federer October 3rd

American Minute with Bill Federer October 3rd

on October 3, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

“It can hardly be thought that in the same week…Congress…approved…the First Amendment…(that) they intended to forbid what they had just declared acceptable.” Chief Justice Warren Burger One week after the First Amendment was approved by the U.S. Congress, President George Washington issued the First National Day of Thanksgiving and Prayer to Almighty God on OCTOBER 3, 1789. From the U.S. […]

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Samuel Adams

Samuel Adams

on September 29, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

Crying “No taxation without representation,” he instigated the Stamp Act riots and the Boston Tea Party. After the “Boston Massacre,” he spread Revolutionary sentiment with his network of Committees of Correspondence. Known as “The Father of the American Revolution,” his name was Samuel Adams, born SEPTEMBER 27, 1722. Samuel Adams called for the first Continental Congress and signed the Declaration […]

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“Providence punishes national sins, by national calamities.”-George Mason, Father of Bill of Rights

“Providence punishes national sins, by national calamities.”-George Mason, Father of Bill of Rights

on September 25, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

“Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” Thus began the first of the Ten Amendments, or Bill of Rights, which were approved SEPTEMBER 25, 1789. “The Father of the Bill of Rights” was George Mason of Virginia. George Mason was the richest man in Virginia, owning 15,000 acres. When George Washington […]

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Expert: Tennessee colleges could see changes from new Title IX guidance on sexual assaults

on September 23, 2017, 6:51 AM / in State News

We are not exactly sure how we should take this article since we are basically in agreement that the Department of Education, its rules, and distribution of funding should be eliminated in its entirety. Then it would be then the responsibility of the state of Tennessee and the private institutions of higher learning to develop and implement a workable program. […]

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American Minute with Bill Federer “I have not yet begun to fight!” shouted John Paul Jones

American Minute with Bill Federer “I have not yet begun to fight!” shouted John Paul Jones

on September 23, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

“I have not yet begun to fight!” shouted John Paul Jones when the captain of the 50-gun British frigate HMS Serapis taunted him to surrender. Their ships were so close their cannons scraped and masts entangled, yet his American ship Bonhomme Richard, named for Ben Franklin’s Poor Richard’s Almanac, refused to give up. When two cannons exploded and his ship […]

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American Minute with Bill Federer Could you pass this Harvard test in 1642? “Let every Student … consider well, the maine end of his life and studies is …”

American Minute with Bill Federer Could you pass this Harvard test in 1642? “Let every Student … consider well, the maine end of his life and studies is …”

on September 15, 2017, 6:53 AM / in History

John Harvard’s grandfather lived in Stratford-upon-Avon and was an associate of Shakespeare’s father. His father was a butcher and owner of Queen’s Head Inn and Tavern. John Harvard was born in London and baptized on November 29, 1607, in the old St. Savior’s Parish near the London Bridge (present-day Southwark Cathedral). Most of his family died when a plague swept England in 1625,the same year the […]

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SYRIA – From Beginning to End? By William Federer

SYRIA – From Beginning to End? By William Federer

on September 6, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

Did you know Assyria was the world’s first empire? It was located in what is today Syria and Iraq. It was mentioned by name in the Book of Genesis, chapter 1, verse 14: “And the name of the third river is Hiddekel (Tigris): that is it which goeth toward the east of Assyria.” Around the year 2371 BC, as related […]

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Who signed the Defense of Marriage Act? A Liberal who is Conservative by today’s standards!

Who signed the Defense of Marriage Act? A Liberal who is Conservative by today’s standards!

on August 20, 2017, 7:45 AM / in History

“Oh what a tangled web we weave, When first we practice to deceive!” wrote Sir Walter Scott in his poem “In Marmion” (1808, canto VI, stanza XVII). On AUGUST 19, 1785, Thomas Jefferson wrote to Peter Carr: “He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and third time, till at length it becomes habitual; he tells […]

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