Inaugural speeches: Some are better than others

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_4645665" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Inauguration speech of Donald J. Trump[/caption] The date of presidential inaugurations was moved from March 4th to Jan. 20 with the 20th Amendment, ratified more…

Daniel Webster's most profound thought

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2840854" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Daniel Webster[/caption] One of the five greatest Senators in U.S. history, the state of New Hampshire placed his statue in the U.S. Capitol's Statuary more…

A battle so famous, they turned it into a movie

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_4043581" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Battle of Cowpens[/caption] "The bloody butcher" is what colonists called British Colonel Banastre Tarleton. He let his dragoons bayonet and hack hundreds of surrendering more…

Just what is Religious Freedom Day?

by Bill Federer -- "Each year on January 16, we celebrate Religious Freedom Day in commemoration of the passage of the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom," – wrote President George W. Bush more…

What would MLK Jr. think of Black Lives Matter?

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_3616124" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Martin Luther King Jr. 'I have a dream' speech[/caption] Martin Luther King Jr. was born Jan. 15, 1929. In 1983, Republican President Ronald Reagan more…

Even missionaries despair once in a while

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2826865" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Albert Schweitzer[/caption] Albert Schweitzer was born Jan. 14, 1875, in a village in Alsace, Germany. The son of a Lutheran-Evangelical pastor, he won acclaim more…

The real reason Georgia was founded

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2823505" align="aligncenter" width="600"] James Oglethorpe making treaty with Indians[/caption] Early in his career, Eugene of Savoy, under the command of Polish King Jan Sobieski, helped defeat 200,000 more…

Only 1 good thing came out of French Revolution

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2209465" align="aligncenter" width="600"] French Revolution[/caption] "All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing." This famous quote was from British statesman more…

Beware the 'cult of reason'

by Bill Federer -- A grandson of Princeton president Jonathan Edwards, he could read at age 4 and entered Yale at 13. He was a chaplain in the Continental Army until his more…