Today's American Minute

Victory at Battle of Saratoga - one of history's most important battles, & contributions of Spanish General Galvez - American Minute with Bill Federer

Victory at Battle of Saratoga - one of history's most important battles, & contributions of Spanish General Galvez - American Minute with Bill Federer

In June of 1777, British General "Gentleman Johnny" Burgoyne was marching from Quebec, Canada toward Albany, New York, with an army of 7,000 British and Hessian troops. Read as PDF ... The Treacherous World of the 16th Century and How the Pilgrims Escaped It: The Prequel to America's Freedom British General William Howe was supposed to be marching north, up the Hudson River Valley, from New York City to Albany in a "divide and conquer" entrapment plan. Instead, without telling Burgoyne, General Howe abandoned the plan and left to capture Philadelphia - the capital of the new United States. This...

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Pirates of the Caribbean, War of Jenkin's Ear, & The Ballad of the French Fleet - American Minute with Bill Federer

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The Supreme Court & Judicial Activism: Why Justices should NOT Usurp Power & Make Laws - American Minute with Bill Federer

The Supreme Court & Judicial Activism: Why Justices should NOT Usurp Power & Make Laws - American Minute with Bill Federer

Thomas Jefferson wrote to William Jarvis, September 28, 1820:

"You seem ... to consider the judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions; a very dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the DESPOTISM of an oligarchy."

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Supreme Court - America a "Christian Nation" - Bill Federer

Supreme Court - America a "Christian Nation" - Bill Federer

"These, and many other matters which might be noticed, add a volume of unofficial declarations to the mass of organic utterances that this is a Christian nation ..."-U.S. Supreme Court, 1891 ...

President Harry S Truman wrote August 28, 1947: "This is a Christian Nation. More than a half century ago that declaration was written into the decrees of the highest court in this land."

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How Democracies & Republics Rise & Fall: A Crash Course on Plato's Republic

How Democracies & Republics Rise & Fall: A Crash Course on Plato's Republic

The Republic is written by Plato as a collection of conversations made by his teacher, Socrates. It gives insights into human behavior which is amazingly applicable to today. Plato described government going through FIVE STAGES: "The constitutions of states are five." The FIVE STAGES are: "We count as one Royal and Aristocratical ..."followed by- Timocratical,- Oligarchical,- Democratical,- Tyrannical.

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