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

How do Politicians become Corrupt?

American Minute with Bill Federer How do Politicians become Corrupt? “The Love of Power & the Love of Money … Two Passions … have a Powerful Influence in the Affairs of Men”-Franklin Ben Franklin gave an address at the Constitutional Convention, titled “Dangers of a Salaried Bureaucracy,” June 2, 1787: “Sir, there are two passions which have a powerful influence … More How do Politicians become Corrupt?

Ancient Israel inspired the Right of “the PEOPLE” to Keep & Bear Arms

American Minute with Bill Federer Ancient Israel inspired the Right of “the PEOPLE” to Keep & Bear Arms -“To make yourself powerless is to invite an attack!“ In September of 1774, Dr. Joseph Warren wrote the Suffolk Resolves. British statesman Edmund Burke cited the Suffolk Resolves as a major development in colonial animosity, which eventually led to the Declaration of Independence. . The … More Ancient Israel inspired the Right of “the PEOPLE” to Keep & Bear Arms