Judicial Activism: Why Justices should NOT Usurp Power & Make Laws

American Minute with Bill Federer

Yale President Ezra Stiles stated in 1783:”Most states of all ages… have been founded in rapacity, usurpation and injustice…

The Nimrods… (were) the first invading tyrants of the ancient ages… The spirit of conquest had changed the first governments…

All succeeding ones have in general proved one continued series of injustice, which has reigned in all countries for almost 4,000 years.”[…]

SOURCE: Judicial Activism

Flashback: The Truth About Columbus

“Columbus strictly told the crew not to do things like maraud, or rape, and instead to treat the native people with respect,” says historian Carol Delaney…

SOURCE: Flashback: The Truth About Columbus

Podcast: The Legacy of Columbus

Why Columbus Day is Worth Defending

On Indigenous Peoples’ Day Remember the Indigenous Europeans That Were Conquered and Enslaved by Other Races

Columbus changed to world forever, and for the better

NEW SERIES: Making America

PragerU’s New 5-Part Series

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Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and Alexander Hamilton. You’ve heard their names. You may have even heard them referred to as the Founding Fathers. But what exactly does that mean? In this five-part series, Dinesh D’Souza examines how each of them, in their own particular way, helped to create the great enterprise that is America.

Click here to watch this special series.

“Whatever strikes at the root of Christianity, tends manifestly to the dissolution of civil government”

American Minute with Bill Federer

For those who may not read these our posts regularly, I will repeat our contention that America is not a Christian Nation nor was it founded as such. HOWEVER, there can be no doubt it was founded upon Judeo-Christian principles.

Likewise Christians are commanded to be obedient to civil government (see our 11 part series beginning here: Sunday’s Sermon Series – Civil Government: Part I ) as long as that government uses it’s limited authority in a way that does not break God’s law. Whenever that happens we have a problem.

Chief Justice James Kent explained in People v. Ruggles, 1811, what made OATHS effective:”

In Taylor’s case … the court … said, that Christianity was parcel of the law, and to cast contumelious reproaches upon it, tended to weaken the foundation of moral obligation, and the efficacy (effectiveness) of OATHS.”

SOURCE: “Whatever strikes at the root of Christianity…

America “BEST form of government EVER offered to the WORLD”

American Minute with Bill Federer

The has been a lot of talk recently about how “bad” our country is, how bad our form of government (democratic republic) is and so on. Here is the history of one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and his take on the matter.

He was one of six founding fathers to sign both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.

President Washington appointed him to be a Justice on the Supreme Court.

His name was James Wilson...

SOURCE: Justice James Wilson America “BEST form of government EVER offered to the WORLD

Deconstructing California: From Churches founding the State to the Governor closing Churches!

American Minute with Bill Federer

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George Orwell wrote in his dystopian novel 1984:“Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered

Nothing exists except an endless present in which The Party is always right.”


Devotional Thought for Today – 09/11/21

9/11-#NEVERFORGET – 20Years Later

I clearly remember where I was and what I was doing when the Islamic terrorists perpetrated these attacks on America. Unfortunately, there is an entire generation alive today that has no first-hand recollection, some who would rewrite the history of the events, and maybe the worse some who demand we forget.

Biblically we are called to remember and render honors to the heroes of that fateful day. I have listed a number of stories related to 9/11 below ILO our usual devotional:

Memorial Day

September 11, 2001… a day that changed America forever… yet a day that made her and her citizens stand stronger and united! God bless America! And God bless all those who have shed blood and tears to help protect her!

Click here for additional details about the 20th Observance of Patriot Day including when to recognize each moment of silence, a history of the 9/11 Memorial, the displaying of the American Flag and more

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Remembering 9/11 from a Christian Worldview

Reflecting on 9-11: Timeless Wisdom from Chuck Colson

Chaplain who ministered to hundreds of families at Ground Zero reflects on God’s faithfulness

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The reckless U.S. pullout from Afghanistan puts terrorists back on offense and emboldens our other adversaries…

On 20th Anniversary of 9/11, We Regrettably Are Less Safe

A firefighter who dug through the rubble at ground zero 20 years ago recalls the horror and determination of that day.

Never Forget: A New York Firefighter Shares His 9/11 Stories

In six weeks, we let terrorists back in the game. Our president made a really, really bad choice.

Why We’re Less Safe 20 Years After 9/11

“For every person who was obese, pregnant, injured, disabled, there were four or five office workers, not cops or firemen, helping that person,” Tim Brown recalls. “It made me proud of humanity.

20 Years Later, a 9/11 Firefighter Uses His Grief to Help Others

Sister of 9/11 Pilot Has Fiery Message for Biden

American Minute with Bill Federer

September 11th — Political Islam’s Long War on West

A conservative activist who was in Washington, D.C. on the morning of 9/11 believes the situation in Afghanistan stemming from Biden’s failed leadership will continue to cause problems for America in the months and years ahead.

20 years older and just as vulnerable

For a few days in September of 2001, we remembered what it meant to be an American.

You said you wouldn’t forget — but you do over and over again

Technically speaking, the documentary is about the National September 11 Museum at the World Trade Center, but its real message is clear.

A Facebook documentary rewrites 9/11

Honor requires that we promise to reflect on the sacrifice of those who perished and those left to pick up the pieces.  

‘My daddy died’: Honoring 9/11

Devotional Thought for Today – 09/01/21


Joel 2

CONTEXT: The book of Joel was the telling of God’s judgment upon His chosen people (Israel), the pagan nations that surrounded them, and the eventual outpouring of the Holy Spirit (restoration of God’s people) Acts 2. Matthew Henry breaks chapter 2 down as follows: God’s judgments. (1-14) Exhortations to fasting and prayer; blessings promised. (15-27) A promise of the Holy Spirit, and of future mercies. (28-32)

I want to look at just v.1 this morning because I think they are applicable to all of us today.

Blow the trumpet in Zion [warning of impending judgment], Sound an alarm on My holy mountain [Zion]! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble and shudder in fear, For the [judgment] day of the Lord is coming; It is close at hand,(AMP)

Judgment by way of the Day of the Lordis the predominant theme of the book of Joel. Israel (1:15; 2:1–2) and all the nations (3:2–3) are subject to this judgment. While most associate the “Day of the Lord” with wrath and judgments it can also be a day of salvation and restoration.

Here in chapter 2 v.1, the context is definitely judgment and wrath that Joel is warning against. Israel had become complacent AGAIN, it had fallen back into the sins of its surrounding neighbors and Joel sires out a warning Blow the trumpet in Zion, (any temple, pulpit, or corner will do) Sound an alarm on My holy mountain, we too must be able, ready and willing at every moment to speak out against the anti-Christ. For the [judgment] day of the Lord is coming, God cannot abide sin, nor sinners. The old saying God Loves the Sinner But Hates the Sin? is far from true and He must and will pass judgment on everyone.

Of course, no one knows when the final judgment “day of the Lord” will come but we must (All True Believers) act like it is today. Spiritual Complacency has plagued the “church” for far too long in America. Oh, we are good at giving, missions, and feeding the poor. We respond well to national disasters and the like but do not ask us to get involved in the BIG PICTURE, the moral issues of today.

It is time we, All True Believers, Shout is from the Blogs, Corners, and Pulpits; that we demand that the core values America was founded upon, the Judeo-Christian principles be returned before the Wrath of God, the final judgment, the “day of the Lord” is poured out upon this nation and people.


Pray for the Moral Decency and Civility of your Nation

Pray for the Nations of the World and for Your Own Nation

PrayUSA: Government Leaders Calling the Nation to Prayer Initiative