It's obvious who the king of America is

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1940835" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Prayer at First Continental Congress[/caption] U.S. Senate Chaplain Barry C. Black was elected in 2003. Posted on the official U.S. Senate website is: "Chaplain's more…

A government building with shocking artwork

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_3142084" align="aligncenter" width="598"] Library of Congress[/caption] The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world with over 118 million items on more than 500 miles more…

Indian removal: A shameful chapter in America's history

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1923335" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Trail of Tears[/caption] Gold had been discovered in Georgia in 1828, resulting in a Democrat-controlled Congress rushing through the Indian Removal Act, which passed more…

Little-known fact about Mark Twain's birth and death

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2682095" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Samuel Clemens aka Mark Twain[/caption] "Mark Twain," a river measurement meaning 12 feet deep, was the pen name of Samuel Langhorne Clemens. Growing up more…

Weak in body, strong in spirit: Preaching while dying

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1916025" align="aligncenter" width="600"] David Brainerd[/caption] Born in Haddam, Connecticut, April 20, 1718, his parents died while he was a young teenager. He attempted farming, but on July more…

Why a populace should always be armed

by Bill Federer -- The sun never set on the British Empire. It was the largest empire in world history. Out of nearly 200 countries in the world, only 22 were never more…

Why the Pilgrims were so tough-minded

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1915755" align="aligncenter" width="600"] William Brewster[/caption] William Brewster is portrayed in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda holding an open Bible, in the painting "Embarkation of the Pilgrims." He is more…

What Benjamin Franklin had to say about debt

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1904265" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Benjamin Franklin[/caption] On April 17, 1790, the son of a poor candle-maker died. The 15th of 17 children, he apprenticed as a printer and more…

Hawaiian missionaries: Labors of love

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2189755" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Hawaiian missionaries[/caption] Henry Opukahai'a was an orphan raised by his uncle to be a pagan priest but he became disillusioned with rituals and chants. more…