First Prayer in Congress, September 1774, “Establishment Clause must be interpreted by reference to historical practices & understandings”-Supreme Court, Galloway

AMERICAN MINUTE WITH BILL FEDERER The so-called impenetrable wall separating Church and State exists NO-WHERE in our country’s official founding documents. If fact the opposite is true, the men who wrote the Declaration and Constitution came from various denominations but all held basic similar Judeo-Christian beliefs. It is only in the past 40 or so … More First Prayer in Congress, September 1774, “Establishment Clause must be interpreted by reference to historical practices & understandings”-Supreme Court, Galloway

Mother’s Day: “All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother!” – Lincoln 

American Minute with Bill Federer . After the Civil War, abolitionist Julia Ward Howe, writer of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic, led a Mother’s Day for Peace in New York on June 2, 1872, to promote peace, national healing, and reconciliation. She composed a proclamation to “appeal to womanhood throughout the world”… READ MORE > > >

Income Tax…

American Minute with Bill Federer Income Tax: Civil War Emergency, made permanent by Woodrow Wilson, expanded by FDR Originally, the U.S. Constitution prohibited a direct Federal Income Tax on American citizens (Article I, Section 9): “No capitation or other direct tax shall be laid, unless in proportion to the census or enumeration herein before directed … More Income Tax…

Lamb of God sacrificed on Passover

American Minute with Bill Federer Lamb of God sacrificed on Passover — Resurrected on Feast of First Fruits – “I know that my Redeemer liveth” In his Easter Address, April 2, 1983, President Ronald Reagan stated: “This week Jewish families and friends have been celebrating Passover … Its observance reminds all of us that the struggle for freedom and the battle against … More Lamb of God sacrificed on Passover

Who invented Basketball? History of YMCA, YWCA, International Red Cross & more

American Minute with Bill Federer The founder of the YMCA was George Williams was born in 1821 on an English farm in Dulverton, Someset. Baptized into the Church of England, he described himself growing up to be “a careless, thoughtless, godless, swearing young fellow.” As a result, his family sent him away to apprentice at a draper’s shop in Bridgwater. In … More Who invented Basketball? History of YMCA, YWCA, International Red Cross & more