Why do we have power of ruling in 3 branches?

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_4111211" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Baron de Montesquieu[/caption] Society ... must repose on principles that do not change" – wrote Montesquieu in Book 24 of "The Spirit of the more…

William Harrison: Shortest presidency, longest warning

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2927814" align="aligncenter" width="600"] William Henry Harrison[/caption] "Tippecanoe and Tyler too" was the campaign slogan of 9th President William Henry Harrison, born Feb. 9, 1773. Harrison was an more…

Boy Scouts: Not what it used to be

by Bill Federer -- Sir Robert Baden-Powell began the Boy Scout movement in England in 1908, and two years later, the Boys Scouts of America was incorporated, Feb. 8, 1910. Robert Baden-Powell more…

What happens when slaves learn to read?

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1672205" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Frederick Douglass[/caption] Frederick Douglass was born Frederick "Baily" on a Maryland plantation around Feb. 7, 1817, though no accurate records exist, as he was more…

The secret to Ronald Reagan's success

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_3027474" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Ronald and Nancy Reagan[/caption] Ronald Reagan was born Feb. 6, 1911. A graduate of Eureka College, Illinois, 1932, he worked as a life guard more…

Are Nazi principles now normal societal standards?

by Bill Federer -- Vladimir Lenin (1870-1924) stated: "Socialized medicine is a keystone to the establishment of a socialist state." "Nazi" is the abbreviation of National Socialist Workers' Party. Its leader was more…

Why is Mexico's government so unstable?

by Bill Federer -- Cortés conquered the Aztecs in 1521, and for the next 300 years, New Spain, which included Latin America and parts of North and South America, was ruled by more…

1 of the most famous hymns in America

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_4084771" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Julia Ward Howe[/caption] Five dollars was all she was paid by the Atlantic Monthly Magazine for her poem, "The Battle Hymn of the Republic," more…

The disappointing end to a brilliant pastor's beginning

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2377035" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Jacob Duché praying[/caption] When British troops descended on Boston, the Continental Congress' first official act was to request that Rev. Jacob Duché, pastor of more…