Roman Empire: Ominous parallels with modern America

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1952865" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Gladiators in Rome[/caption] The fall of Rome was a culmination of external and internal factors. Great Wall of China By 220 A.D., the Later more…

Turkey: Long history of vicious cruelty

by Bill Federer -- Constantinople was the capital of the eastern Roman Christian world since Emperor Constantine in 330 A.D. It was conquered by the Muslim Sultan Mehmet II on May 29, more…

The moment life changed for a Japanese kamikaze pilot

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2377215" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Mitsuo Fuchida[/caption] Imperial Japan's emperor claimed to an incarnate divinity who was to be obeyed completely. It was forbidden for his subjects to criticize more…

1st Congressional prayer: 'Enough to melt a heart of stone'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2377035" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Jacob Duché praying[/caption] The first session of the Continental Congress opened the beginning of September in the year 1774 with prayer in Carpenter's Hall, more…

Then as now, 'domestic enemies' are dangerous

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2370465" align="aligncenter" width="600"] British spy John André, self-portrait, before his execution[/caption] In July of 1775, General Washington appointed Dr. Benjamin Church as the first surgeon general of more…

Native Americans are being courted by Muslims

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_4608453" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Discarded prayer rug found by Border Patrol on U.S. side[/caption] The Pulitzer Prize-winning book "Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies," written more…

Whatever happened to Martin Luther King's dream?

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_3616124" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Martin Luther King Jr. 'I have a dream' speech[/caption] "I have a dream ... where little black boys and black girls will be able more…

How 'hand of Providence' saved America

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_3614444" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Washington evacuated 9,000 American troops, horses, artillery and supplies across East River to Manhattan[/caption] King George III's British army was forced to evacuate Boston. more…

Women voting: Good or bad for America?

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1193725" align="aligncenter" width="609"] Suffragettes[/caption] Six thousand years of recorded world history reveal the most common form of government is monarchy and the most powerful monarch was the more…