Machiavelli, Alinsky, the Criminal Mind, and FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover - American Minute with Bill Federer
Machiavelli explained how people actually want to believe a lie:
“Men are so simple and so much inclined to obey immediate needs that a deceiver will never lack victims for his deceptions.”
The Louisiana Territory, the Haitian Slave Rebellion that convinced Napoleon to sell it, & Napoleon's final spiritual reflections - American Minute with Bill Federer
On APRIL 30, 1803, the Louisiana Purchase was made, effectively doubling the size of the United States.
The 828,000 square miles were purchased at less than three cents an acre - it was the greatest real estate deal in history!
Roman Empire Persecutions "Early Christians ... carried into the Coliseum to make a spectacle for those more savage than the beasts"-William Jennings Bryan - American Minute with Bill Federer
William Jennings Bryan, in his speech, "The Prince of Peace," (New York Times, September 7, 1913), stated:
"I can imagine that the early Christians who were carried into the Coliseum to make a spectacle for those more savage than the beasts ...
How helpless they seemed ... And yet within a few decades the power which they invoked proved mightier than the legions of the Emperor, and the faith in which they died was triumphant o'er all the land ..."
French Marquis de Lafayette, "adopted son" of Washington, & other foreigners, who fought to give Americans freedom - American Minute with Bill Federer
Commander-in-Chief George Washington appointed Lafayette as a Major General in the Continental Army. He insisted on serving without pay, covering all his own expenses.
Lafayette endured the freezing winter at Valley Forge, 1777-1778. He was wounded at the Battle of Brandywine on September 11, 1777. He fought in the:
- Battle of Gloucester,
- Battle of Barren Hill,
- Battle of Monmouth,
- Battle of Rhode Island, and
- Battle of Green Spring.
James Monroe, 5th President "When the people become ignorant & corrupt ... they become the willing instruments of their own ... ruin" - American Minute with Bill Federer
At the age of 18, Monroe was leading solders in the dark of night toward Trenton, New Jersey, when the dogs of Dr. John Riker started barking.
Woke by the noise, Dr. Riker, a patriot, decided to follow the troops.
Monroe led the charge at the Battle of Trenton and was struck in the shoulder by a musket ball, bleeding profusely.
He would have quickly bled to death had not Dr. Riker been there to immediately clamp the ruptured artery.