Harvard University's departure from original goal

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2408495" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Harvard[/caption] John Harvard's grandfather lived in Stratford-upon-Avon and was an associate of Shakespeare's father. Harvard's father was a butcher and tavern owner. Most of more…

Classic communist tactic: Forget or rewrite history

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2416195" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Francis Scott Key after the bombing of Fort McHenry[/caption] On Sept. 13, 1814, just weeks after they burned the U.S. Capitol, British forces attacked more…

Sept. 11: A day of infamy throughout history

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_3207744" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Twin Towers on Sept. 11, 2001[/caption] Sept. 11, 1565 In 1565, Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent dominated the Mediterranean, with intentions of not only invading more…

Yes, United States law has a Christian foundation

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2403565" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story[/caption] His father was a Boston Tea Party "Indian." He graduated second in his class from Harvard, was a U.S. more…

The true source of California's wealth

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2401735" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Carmel Mission[/caption] In 1769, the first Spanish missions were founded in California by Franciscan missionary Junipero Serra, whose statue is in the U.S. Capitol's more…

Has Jerusalem ever known peace?

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_3796271" align="aligncenter" width="601"] Rendition of the Roman destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D.[/caption] Solomon's Temple in Jerusalem was destroyed by the Babylonians in 587 B.C. on the more…

What a modern saint had to say about abortion

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2393525" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Mother Teresa[/caption] Albania had been part of the Christian Byzantine Empire then part of the Christian Bulgarian Empire. Albania was conquered in 1431 by more…

History of Labor Day is also a strong warning

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2390075" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Labor Day march[/caption] To appreciate Labor Day, one needs to know the history preceding it. At the time the United States was founded, most more…