Ringing of the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, a Symbol of Freedom - American Minute with Bill Federer
Nelson Mandela was awarded the Liberty Medal in Philadelphia, July 4, 1993. He spoke of:
"The Liberty Bell is a very significant symbol for the entire democratic world."
(The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 4, 1993)
Not Black vs White Difference but Republican vs Democrat Difference - American Minute with Bill Federer
The original Republican platform was adopted June 18, 1856, being the first political party in history to have the abolition of slavery in its official party platform:
"This Convention of Delegates ... are opposed to ... the extension of Slavery into Free Territory ...
We deny the authority of Congress ... to give legal existence to slavery ...
It is both the right and the imperative duty of Congress to prohibit in the Territories those twin relics of barbarism—Polygamy, and Slavery."
JEFFERSON & ADAMS - 50 years after the Declaration of Independence - they died the SAME DAY, July 4, 1826 - American Minute with Bill Federer
John Quincy Adams wrote in an Executive Order, July 11, 1826:
"A coincidence ... so wonderful gives confidence ... that the patriotic efforts of these ... men were Heaven directed, and furnishes a new ... hope that the prosperity of these States is under the special protection of a kind Providence."
Independence Day - "GREATEST REVOLUTION that has ever taken place IN THE WORLD'S HISTORY"-Ronald Reagan - American Minute with Bill Federer
Ronald Reagan stated 1961:
"In this country of ours took place THE GREATEST REVOLUTION that has ever taken place IN THE WORLD'S HISTORY -- Every other revolution simply exchanged one set of rulers for another ...
Here for THE FIRST TIME in all the THOUSANDS OF YEARS of man's relation to man ... the founding fathers established the idea that you and I had within ourselves the GOD-GIVEN RIGHT AND ABILITY to DETERMINE OUR OWN DESTINY."
Battle of Gettysburg: Turning Point in Civil War "I ... invoke the influence of His Holy Spirit to subdue the anger" -Lincoln - American Minute with Bill Federer
Lincoln stated: "... I locked the door, and got down on my knees before Almighty God, and prayed to Him mightily for victory at Gettysburg.
I told Him that this was His war, and our cause His cause, but we couldn't stand another Fredericksburg or Chancellorsville.
And I then and there made a solemn vow to Almighty God, that if He would stand by our boys at Gettysburg, I would stand by Him ..."