ANCIENT &; CLASSICAL HISTORY
Will "the Cradle of become its Grave"? History of Assyria & the Middle East
Armenia's Ancient Past - A Warning on the Fate of Civilizations
The Ten Commandments & the need for a Moral, Educated Population in a Self-Governing Republic
Plato: Tyrants seize Power by Promising to Protect People: A Study of How Democracies Fall
Jerusalem: Tisha B'Av, destroyed by Babylon, Rome, then after centuries, recognized as Capital of Israel; Rome devastated by Volcano, Fire, Plague
ROME & EARLY CHURCH
Lamb of God sacrificed on PASSOVER--Resurrected on FEAST OF FIRST FRUITS -"I know that my Redeemer liveth!"
Roman Empire Persecutions "Early Christians carried into the Coliseum to make a spectacle for those more savage than the beasts"-William Jennings Bryan
The Fall of Rome - Is History Repeating?
St. Valentine's Day
Saint Patrick & the times he live in -- How he "...found Ireland all heathen and left it all Christian!"
Saint Nicholas & the Origins of Secret Gift-Giving!
Christmas Eve through the Centuries "Through Jesus Christ the world will yet be a better and a fairer place"-President Truman
CHRISTMAS DAY -"The Great Divide for the Timing of All Events on Earth...where the Magnetic Needle of History stands Vertical and Points Up; Date revealed by Levite calendar & celebrated through the ages!
Jan. 6-Epiphany: Christ's manifestation to the world! -- Celestial Prophecies & History of the 12 Days of Christmas
Maccabean Revolt & Hanukkah
Origin of Christmas Tree, Lights, Poinsettia, Famous Carols, & White House Christmas
MIDDLE AGES & CRUSADES
Magna Carta: History of Limiting Deep State Power - "Freedom of the individual against the arbitrary authority of the despot"; and the Third Crusade
ISLAM to DARK AGES to AGE OF DISCOVERY to RENAISSANCE to REFORMATION to RELIGIOUS WARS to REVOLUTION
How Islamic Expansion from the East spread Renaissance & Reformation in the West
History of Writing & Printing: Victor Hugo on Gutenberg's Press "The Invention of Printing ... is the Mother of Revolution"
RENAISSANCE & AGE OF DISCOVERY
Marco Polo traveled East, Islamic jihad & the REAL reason Columbus sailed West
Miscalculation of Global Proportions led Columbus to attempt a voyage west
Why did Columbus sail West to get to the Far East? -- The Forgotten History of Umayyad & Abbasid Invasions of Spain, France & Italy, and the 700 year Reconquista
Voyages that Changed the World - Columbus' Four Expeditions to the New World
“Cast Down Your Bucket Where You Are” - Booker T. Washington's famous Racial Reconciliation Speech, & his warning against that era's Critical Race Theory
Explorers Circumnavigate the Globe: From Magellan & Drake to the Space Shuttle
A Pre-Columbian Paradise?? Cortés, Montezuma, & the Fate of the Aztec Empire
Bartolome de Las Casas -Apostle of the Indies, Protector of the Indians
HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE v. OTTOMAN EMPIRE
September 11th - Political Islam's Long War on the West
Battle of Lepanto, Spanish Armada, & Pilgrim Governor William Bradford
Sinking of the Invincible Spanish Armada and its impact on the English colonizing of America
17TH CENTURY AUTHORS, POETS & COMPOSERS
Cervantes in Spain & Shakespeare in England: Writers who shaped Western Literature
England's Civil War & a timeless classic in literature - John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress "The monster was hideous to behold...scales...wings like a dragon, feet like a bear...out of his belly came fire & smoke"
How North America nearly became NEW FRANCE: Verrazzano, Cartier, Champlain, Fort Ticonderoga, Vermont, Ethan Allen & Green Mountain Boys
Dutch Golden Age: World Maritime-Economic Power of 16th & 17th centuries, and the Colony of New York
Russia: From Vikings to Mongols to Tsars to Socialist Dictatorships to Ukraine invasion
Martin Luther, Reformation, Protestantism & the Influence on America's Founders
Renaissance & Reformation led to the Revolution: John Calvin, John Knox, & John Witherspoon
England's Virgin Queen Elizabeth I
Joint Stock Companies opened Europe's Age of Exploration & led to England's First Permanent Colony in America
Virginia's Founding and Significant Religious History
The Notorious Star Chamber and the Pilgrims fleeing to Holland & then New England
"Squanto ... was a special instrument sent of God for their good beyond their expectation"-Pilgrim Governor William Bradford
Ancient Israel inspired Pilgrims' Experiment in Self-Government
William Brewster & How Pilgrim "Covenant" twisted into "Social Contract," then Socialism
Pilgrim Thanksgiving "God be Praised we had a Good Increase ... Our Harvest being gotten in" -Pilgrim Edward Winslow
Pilgrims tried Communism -- and rejected it, -- replacing it with Property owned by Individuals who could then be Charitable!
First NATIONAL Days of Thanksgiving -- Proclamations from colonial to Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Lincoln, Roosevelt, & more
Faith of nation's forefathers celebrated at Plymouth
Freedom of Conscience, Rhode Island founder Roger Williams & Wall of Separation
Maryland's Christian Founding: What in the World Happened Since?
Spice Trade, Amsterdam Stock Exchange, Indonesian Nutmeg Island exchanged for Manhattan, Volcanos, Dutch Religious Tolerance
William Penn's "The Sandy Foundation Shaken" and "No Cross No Crown": "Christ's Cross is Christ's Way to Christ's Crown"
Anglo-Dutch Wars & British Navy Admiral Sir William Penn, King Charles II, & the Quaker Colony of Pennsylvania
Admiral Sir William Penn, the imprisonment of his Quaker son, William Penn, & Colony of Pennsylvania
William Penn's Holy Experiment of Pennsylvania - "God will make it the Seed of a Nation": A Real Example of Tolerance & Equality
William Penn to Ben Franklin: Religious Tolerance & Freedom of Conscience in Pennsylvania
John Eliot, "Praying Indians," King Philip's War, & a Wampanoag preacher, Rev. "Blind" Joe Amos
Harvard University, John Harvard, & "Christian Hebraists"
Père Marquette, French Missionaries in North America, explored Michigan, Wisconsin, & Mississippi River Valley-Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, & Arkansas, and settled Chicago
Fighting the Sultan to Founding Georgia: Eugene of Savoy's aide-de-camp James Oglethorpe, and Georgia's Religious Heritage
Pilgrims almost sailed to Guyana, South America, till they heard what the Spanish did to French Fort Caroline
FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR
Pirates of the Caribbean, War of Jenkin's Ear, & Ballad of the French Fleet
French & Indian War-The First Global War: Courage of a Young Colonel "Washington was never born to be killed by a bullet!"
Colony of Virginia-First Founded and First Calling for Freedom: Governors, Fairfax Resolves, and Patrick Henry's famous speech "Give me liberty ..."
Lenape Indian Treaty with William Penn, & Zinzendorf's Moravian Missionaries, from Germany to Alaska
David Brainerd -- Missionary to Indians: "Oh, how precious is time...that God would make me more fruitful"
Trail of Tears, Oklahoma, Land Rush, Oil, & Cherokee Cowboy Will Rogers
Human migration, hunter-gatherers to agriculture; & Indian policies over 500 years
Greed vs. the Gospel: An Examination of Indian Policies
Pirates of the Caribbean, Jamaica Earthquake, Port Royal Judgment, & Revival
George Whitefield and the Great Awakening Revival
Jonathan & Sarah Edwards, Schooling in Colonial America, and the Arch Battle: Whoever Controls Education Controls the Future
Count Nikolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf & the Moravian Missionaries
Revivals, Universities, and the preaching of Jonathan Edwards
Deconstructing California: From Churches founding the State to the State closing the Churches!
First Prayer in Congress, September 1774, "The Establishment Clause must be interpreted by reference to historical practices & understandings"-Supreme Court, Galloway
Blockade of Boston's Harbor, Virginia's Day of Fasting, & the "shot heard round the world"
Lexington & Concord, and the Right to Keep & Bear Arms "To Disarm the People is the Best Way to Enslave Them"-George Mason
Democrats vote to disarm Blacks, "No freedman, Negro, or mulatto shall carry or keep firearms or ammunition"-Mississippi Black Code, 1865
"If you take away religion, you cannot hire enough police" -Harvard Professor Clay Christensen, quoting Fulbright scholar; and Harvard President Samuel Langdon, 1775
"Don't Shoot Until You See the Whites of Their Eyes!"-June 17, 1775, Battle of Bunker Hill, General Israel Putnam & Colonel William Prescott
William Prescott, Revolutionary War Hero: "STAND FAST in the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free!"
Indian Massacres, British Quartering, and the Boston Massacre
FLAG DAY - "I pledge allegiance to the Flag and to the Republic ..." - A Republic is where the citizens are co-kings!
Independence Day "GREATEST REVOLUTION that has ever taken place IN THE WORLD'S HISTORY"-Reagan
Ringing of the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia - A Symbol of Freedom
21-year-old patriot Nathan Hale "I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country"
Battle of Brooklyn Heights & Providential Fog allowing Washington to Escape
"The American Crisis," December 1776, by Thomas Paine
Paine's Path from Patriot to Pariah--Only Founder Without a Gravesite
Crossing the Delaware -- Battle of Trenton "Independence confirmed by God Almighty in the victory of General Washington"
Battle of Princeton "a military exploit of unparalleled brilliancy"
French Marquis de Lafayette, "adopted son" of Washington, & other foreigners, who fought to give Americans freedom
John Paul Jones "I have not yet begun to fight!"
Boston Tea Party & What led up to it?
Victory of the Battle of Saratoga - one of history's most important battles, & contributions of Spanish General Galvez
1777 Freezing Valley Forge & Starving Ships "If those few thousand men endured that long winter of suffering ... what right have we to be of little faith?"
"Smallpox is ten times more terrible!" Deadly Diseases during the Revolution, & Dr. Benjamin Rush "Father of American Medicine"
Spies, Traitors, Leaks, Betrayal: Benedict Arnold & America's "Enemies Foreign & Domestic"
Battle of Cowpens: tactical masterpiece & turning point of the Revolutionary War
King's Mountain Battle to Victory at Yorktown, & the End of the Revolutionary War
Newburgh Conspiracy ed up by George Washington
FOUNDERS & PATRIOTS
George Washington's Birthday -- The First Presidents Day
The Death of Washington: "First in war, first in peace, & first in the hearts of his countrymen"
Sam Adams "Father of the American Revolution"
The Wisdom of John Adams: on Liberty, Tyranny, & the need for Christian virtue
Betsy Ross and Patriot Women of the Revolution: Courageous Wives, Mothers & Daughters
Henry Knox-cannons from Fort Ticonderoga to Dorchester Heights "one of the most stupendous feats of logistics"
John Peter Muhlenberg: Major-General, Congressman, Senator ... & Pastor; And his Pastor brother Frederick-the First Speaker of the U.S. House
Wisdom of Ben Franklin: Printer, Postmaster, Ambassador, Author, Inventor, Scientist, & Founding Father
Benjamin Franklin and Pennsylvania's Role in Abolition of Slavery
Jefferson on Jesus, Christianity, Religious Freedom, Conscience, Limited Government, Indians, Islam, States' Rights & more
Pastors in Politics during American Revolution: Hugh Williamson & other preachers
Jacob Duché - Continental Congress Prayer, and a caution to "Stand Fast"
Charles Carroll of Carrollton - Longest Living Signer of Declaration "To obtain religious as well as civil liberty I entered jealously into the Revolution"
John Witherspoon, Pastor & Signer of Declaration of Independence "A Republic must either preserve its Virtue or lose its Liberty"
Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, and the Most Infamous Duel in U.S. History
Roger Sherman, and the importance of Gold & Silver
Patrick Henry "Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? ... As for me, give me liberty or give me death!"
Lockdowns on Virginia Baptists shaped James Madison's views on Freedom of Conscience
Patrick Henry, George Mason, Thomas Jefferson, & James Madison-Freedom of Conscience & Religion
George Mason: Bill of Rights' Purpose is to Limit Federal Government
First Bibles printed in America, One even Authorized by Congress: "Bible teaching ... is ploughed into the very heart of the race"-FDR
JEFFERSON & ADAMS — 50 years after the Declaration of Independence - they died the SAME DAY, July 4, 1826
Forefathers sacrificed their PROSPERITY for their POSTERITY -- the "UNBORN MILLIONS"
18TH CENTURY AUTHORS, POETS & COMPOSERS
Johann Sebastian Bach & the Bible -"In devotional music, God is always present with His grace"
"Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound ...": John Newton, William Wilberforce, & the fight to end slavery in the British Empire
"Hark! the Herald Angels Sing" - Charles Wesley; and Classic Carols: "Joy to the World," "Messiah," "O Come, All Ye Faithful"
Beethoven & Famous Composers who wrote sacred Christmas music
Christmas Tree, Lights, Poinsettia, Famous Carols, & White House Christmas
Articles of Confederation - United States' First Government, & Role of Religion in Original State Constitutions
Constitution Day "A Republic, If You Can Keep It"
Anti-Federalists-"Liberty depends on men being virtuous enough to make laws to punish themselves"
Bill of Rights: "restrictive clauses" to stop Federal Government's "abuse of its powers"
John Langdon-A Courageous, Forgotten Founding Father & his role in ratifying the U.S. Constitution
Tolkein's "Lord of the Rings" & Washington's Farewell Warning; --"The Ring is trying to get back to its master!"
"Democracy is a volcano" cited Fisher Ames, "which conceals the fiery materials of its own destruction!"
Ancient Israel inspired Right of "the PEOPLE" to Keep & Bear Arms -"To make yourself powerless is to invite an attack!"
U.S. Senate Chaplains & U.S. House Chaplains
Who is the King in America? Who is responsible if things go wrong? - Not to Vote is to Abdicate the Throne!
U.S. Law vs. Sharia Law - "The law of the Middle East is the antithesis of Western law" -Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson, 1955, Law in the Middle East
Constitution v Islam
ACLU redefines "We the People
SEPARATION CHURCH & STATE
Was the U.S. Constitution ratified by "Christian" states?
Same week Congress approved First Amendment, it requested Washington declare Nation's first National Day of Thanksgiving to Almighty God
Treaty of Tripoli, & the confusion surrounding it explained in four points
First Things First: Religious Freedom! How Baptists influenced Jefferson on Separation of Church & State
Jefferson on Govt. Censorship, Coercion, & Molesting for Religious Opinions: Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom & How Courts violated Freedom of Conscience
"'Wall of Separation,' a phrase nowhere to be found in the Constitution"-Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart
War on Prayer by Atheists, Socialists, & Communists: It is Legal to Pray in School (Voluntarily!) & the danger of socialism in public education
Presidents Acknowledged God in Inaugural Addresses
Senator Byrd-God acknowledged in the U.S. Capitol; Reagan "From the early days of the American colonies, prayer in schools was revered as an important tradition"
Why "So Help Me God"?: The Purpose of an Oath
Presidents & Churches they attended
"America, America, God Shed His Grace On Thee ..." 50 States acknowledged God "from sea to shining sea"
FRENCH REVOLUTION & NAPOLEON
Bastille Day, Reign of Terror, French Revolution's "liberté, égalité, fraternité"
Early History of Yale College, & Its 8th President, Timothy Dwight, who exposed Voltaire's anti-Christian agenda for France
James Monroe, 5th President "When the people become ignorant & corrupt ... they become the willing instruments of their own ruin"
"People have an Incontestable Right to Check the Creatures of their Own Creation"- Mercy Otis Warren, & her brother James Otis
Government Intolerable Acts, Dr. Joseph Warren, & the Suffolk Resolves
Edmund Burke on French Revolution "All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"
Founding Influences, particularly the Three Eras of Masons
How Napoleon Rearranged Global Politics
The Louisiana Territory, the Haitian Slave Rebellion that convinced Napoleon to sell it, & Napoleon's final spiritual reflections
Cinco de Mayo preceded by Dos de Mayo, Spain, Napoleon, Mexico, Maximillian, & Juárez
"DUTY is ours; results are God's"-Admiral Horatio Nelson
EARLY AMERICAN REPUBLIC
John Quincy Adams: Anti-Slavery Champion, His Lifetime of Public Service, Guided by Bible
The Man without a Country: The political ambition of Aaron Burr & his fall from Vice-President to treason
Noah Webster & his 1828 Webster's Dictionary: "The Christian religion is the most important & one of the first things in which all children ought to be instructed"
Ancient Hebrew education, Noah Webster's Dictionary, & Public School Code, 1915 "The Holy Bible shall be read ... at the opening of each and every school day"/a>
Before CRT - McGuffey's Readers sold a Million Copies a Year for 120 Years! "The Ten Commandments are basic"; "Pray to God to keep you from sin & harm"
Tennessee's interesting History, Heritage, & Faith
WAR OF 1812
Napoleonic conquests led to Latin America breaking from Spain & War of 1812; with British attacks, inciting Indians; Madison called for prayer
Capt. James Lawrence "Don't Give Up the Ship!" & Capt. Oliver Hazard Perry "We have met the enemy, and they are ours!"-Battle of Lake Erie
Fort Mims attack, Battle of New Orleans & General Andrew Jackson
Author of Star-Spangled Banner, Francis Scott Key, fought slavery! And a little-known story of John Randolph's Land for freed slaves
IN GOD WE TRUST National Motto -Francis Scott Key's anthem & his fight to free slaves
Secretary of State Daniel Webster "The Constitution has enemies, secret and professed"
Jefferson & The Barbary Pirate Coast Wars with Morocco, Algiers, Tunis & Tripoli
"AN APPEAL TO HEAVEN" - Origins of U.S. Navy, Marines, & Coast Guard "We'll carry on 'til Kingdom Come, Ideals for which we've died"
Justice Samuel Chase & Secretary of War James McHenry "Public utility pleads most forcibly for the general distribution of the Holy Scriptures"
Early Naval Heroes & the U.S. Naval Academy
Navy Heroes: Jordi Farragut Mesquida (George Farragut), David Porter, David Glasgow Farragut, David Dixon Porter, Matthew Fontaine Maury
U.S. Naval Academy & Early Navy Heroes: Their Courage & Faith
Abolitionist Poets: William Lloyd Garrison, Louisa May Alcott, Nathaniel Hawthorne, William Ellery Channing, Theodore Parker, Henry David Thoreau & Ralph Waldo Emerson -- "America ... a last effort of divine Providence in behalf of the human race"
Money, Debt, the BANK WAR & President Jackson vs. Nicholas Biddle
Andrew Jackson-"Old Hickory": A fighting General, fiery President, & founder of Democrat Party during America's Formative Era
SECOND GREAT AWAKENING
John Wesley's "Religion of the Heart" & Francis Asbury, Methodist Circuit Riding Preacher "one of the builders of our nation"
Jefferson organized a church & America's Second Great Awakening Revival
Famous Black Preachers: John Marrant, George Liele, Andrew Bryan, David George, Richard Allen & Harry Hosier
Lott Carey & Colin Teague, missionaries to Africa; Betsey Stockton to Hawaii; John Stewart to Wyandotte Tribe
First Christian Missionaries to the Hawaiian Islands
Hawaii Great Awakening & Missionaries to Marquesas Islands: End of Pele Volcano Worship, Human Sacrifice, Cannibalism & Leprosy
Dr. Livingstone, Scottish Missionary to the Congo, exposed Islamic slave trade in Africa
"Reverence for Life"- Albert Schweitzer, Medical Missionary to Gabon, West Africa
World's Largest Library-the Library of Congress, & Union Station: Acknowledgements of Faith
Legacy of Freedom - John Adams, JQA, Charles Adams, Henry Adams, & Henry Cabot Lodge, Sr.
Sir William Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England, Charles Finney's Gospel Revival, & "another gospel"--Liberation Theology Social Justice
Who invented Basketball? History of YMCA, YWCA, International Red Cross & more
The Salvation Army: William Booth & his wife, Catherine-"To keep quiet seemed like being a traitor to humanity; & History of Goodwill Industries"
Haystack Prayer Meeting & World Missionary Movement, pioneered by Adoniram & Ann Judson to Burma
Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery Expedition
Daniel Boone: famed hunter, explorer & pioneer
Nez Perce & Flathead Indians, Missionary Dr. Marcus & Narcissa Whitman, & the Oregon Trail
10th President John Tyler "If any people ever had cause to render up thanks to the Supreme Being ... we certainly are that people."
Tocqueville: on Christianity in America; Islam in Algeria; & his seemingly prophetic warning on how American's will lose their Freedom
Robert Fulton, the Steamship, & National Maritime Day
Samuel F.B. Morse's Telegraph; and slavery conditions in early U.S. described by his father, Jedediah Morse, "Father of American Geography"
John Colter's run, Jedediah Smith, & the Mountain Men
Kit Carson, Jim Bridger, Mountain Men of the Rockies, & fate of Buffalo and Indians from Railroads
The Apple & Johnny Appleseed
Lewis Cass explored Minnesota for source of Mississippi; and Michigan-Minnesota Territory settled by immigrants
Equality vs. Equity: American Revolution vs. French Revolution; and the term of 13th President Millard Fillmore
Cholera-Plague of the 19th Century, the First Global Epidemic & President Zachary Taylor's Day of Fasting
Sam Houston, President of the Republic of TEXAS
"Remember the Alamo-Remember Goliad": New Spain & Texas Independence History
South of the Border: Mexico's Revolutions & How they pursued former Presidents & their supporters
LEADING UP TO CIVIL WAR
President Franklin Pierce, Antebellum Politics, and the Romanticism era Poet Nathaniel Hawthorne
Civil War: Emancipation Proclamation --January 1, 1863 -- & the passage of 13th Amendment
Frederick Douglass, Abolitionist Leader & Advisor to President Abraham Lincoln
Sojourner Truth, Betsey Stockton, Harriet Tubman, Anna Murray-Douglass< and Notable Black Women Pioneeers /a>
Not Black vs White Difference but Republican vs Democrat Difference; Anti-slavery party formed--the Republican Party, which also stood for natural one man-one woman marriage
Civil War: The Economic & Slavery Tensions Preceding It
Julia Ward Howe's Battle Hymn of the Republic & efforts to end the slave trade
Bleeding Kansas, Uncle Tom's Cabin, John Brown, & Beecher's Bibles, and Preacher Henry Ward Beecher
How Lee's Lost Order No. 191 changed the Civil War
Lincoln's Gettysburg Address: "Government OF the PEOPLE, BY the PEOPLE, FOR the PEOPLE" ... Will it "perish from the earth"?
Lincoln's Day of Fasting & two days later, Civil War took a turn - General Stonewall Jackson was accidentally shot by his own men ... & "Juneteenth" celebration of Republican policies!
Darwin Day v. Lincoln's Birthday: Born Exact Same Day -- But Lives Had Opposite Effects
Circuit-riding Preacher Peter Cartwright vs Circuit-riding Attorney Abe Lincoln vs Judge Stephen Douglas
Christians pioneered Anti-Slavery Movement: Quaker Anthony Benezet to JQA to Republican Senator Charles Sumner
Robert E. Lee, Confederate General, & after War, a Leader in Reconciliation
Battle of Gettysburg: Turning Point in Civil War "I invoke the influence of His Holy Spirit to subdue the anger which has produced ... cruel rebellion"-Lincoln
Battle of the Ironclads: CSS Virginia (Merrimack) & USS Monitor-"Naval Warfare had been Revolutionized"
Clara Barton & American Red Cross
Women's Rights Champions: Suffragettes Susan B. Anthony, Lucretia Mott, Frances Willard, Emma Willard, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Memorial Day -- Honoring Heroes of Courage, Sacrifice & Faith
THIRD GREAT AWAKENING
P.T. Barnum's Greatest Show on Earth & Layman's Prayer Revival, evangelist D.L. Moody and the Third Great Awakening
LATE 1800s GILDED AGE
Ulysses S. Grant: Union General & 18th President "Hold fast to the Bible as the sheet anchor of your liberties"
President Garfield's warning at 100th anniversary of Declaration of Independence - "If Congress is corrupt, it is because the people tolerate corruption"
India: "Oh, East is East & West is West, And never the twain shall meet... "-Rudyard Kipling
Albania's Two Kinds of Heroes: Mother Teresa & Skanderbeg
Historian Arnold Toynbee on Ottoman Empire, Armenian Massacre, & World Events
Byzantine Empire, Ottoman Empire, & Republic of Turkey: Moderate "Kemalists" versus Militant "Islamists"-"Great Riot of Istanbul"
"armed Mohammedan world"
Grover Cleveland addressed Massacre in Armenia
Grover Cleveland & Crises of the late 19th Century: Socialism, Riots, Attacks on Marriage, Islamism ...
Teddy Roosevelt, the Rough Riders & Battle of San Juan Hill; "Resolved ... the people of the island of Cuba are and of right ought to be free!"
Cuba's Struggle for Freedom
Theodore Roosevelt: Spanish-American War, 26th President, Trust-Busting, Race Relations, WW I, Massacre of Kurds, Syrians & Armenians
Armed Forces Day
Statue of Liberty:"America...a last effort of Divine Providence in behalf of the human race"-Ralph Waldo Emerson
19TH CENTURY AUTHORS, POETS & COMPOSERS
Herman Melville's classic Moby Dick, 1851, & how a Hawaiian Missionary saved an American sailor from being eaten by cannibals
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - American Fireside Poet - "Man is unjust, but God is just; and finally justice triumphs"
Victor Hugo - greatest of the Romanticist poets
Poet Alfred Lord Tennyson, "Charge of the Light Brigade," Crimean War with Russia, Sale of Alaska - "Seward's Folly"
"Until We Meet Again" & James T. Fields' The Atlantic Monthly, "The Captain's Daughter"
"My COUNTRY 'tis of Thee, Sweet LAND of LIBERTY," & how Patriotism is reverse of Marxism
19TH & 20TH CENTURY HISTORY & JEWISH IMMIGRATION
Jewish Immigration to America: "Jews of the United States ... were free & prospered ... in a degree unexampled in Europe"-London Jewish Chronicle, 1862
Presidents on Jewish persecution in Eastern Europe & the support of the State of Israel
Rasputin "The Holy Devil," the Bolshevik Revolution, Socialist Russia, and Solzhenitsyn's warning to America
WORLD WAR I
Christmas Truce of 1914, "Silent Night" and selected Presidential Christmas Greetings
World War I: Middle East Oil, Lusitania, Spanish Flu, & the story of Sergeant York
Eddie Rickenbacker "Fighting the Flying Circus" & "Seven Came Through"
Veterans Day-"The Soldier is required to practice the greatest act of religious training--Sacrifice" -General MacArthur
Biblical Faith held by U.S. Military Generals & Commanders-in-Chief
Bibles in Military given by Generals and Presidents
ISRAEL & MIDDLE EAST
Mark Twain-Samuel Langhorne Clemens-Innocents Abroad, his visit to the Middle East & his views on life
Oil & World War I, Kaiser, Sultan, Chaim Weizmann & Birth of Modern Israel
Panama Canal - cost over 100 American lives for each mile of 50 mile wide Isthmus
President was also Chief Justice? William Howard Taft
Booker T. Washington "The Bible should be read as a daily guide to right living & positive Christian service"
Booker T. Washington "Cultivate friendship of neighbor-black or white"; Martin Luther King, Jr. "We cannot walk alone"
Coolidge warned of Deep-State: "Bureaucracy ... overwhelms democracy ... having authority over everybody and being responsible to nobody"
The Criminal Mind--a software problem analyzed by Machiavelli, Alinsky, & J. Edgar Hoover
Income Tax: Civil War Emergency, Supreme Court declared unconstitutional "Class legislation...leads inevitably to oppression and abuses"; Woodrow Wilson made permanent, FDR expanded
Withholding Taxes from Paycheck - when did it start?
Labor Day, Railroad Strikes, & Eugene Debs' Socialist Party of America
Dark Slavery History & forgotten stories of those who worked to end it
Fighting Slavery: Abolitionist Champions in History, including John Jay, William Seward, Salmon Chase, Cassius Clay, Rufus King, & others
Who was Sir Robert Baden-Powell? His original vision for the Boy Scouts, & what has happened since
Girl Guides, Girl Scouts, Y.W.C.A., Camp Fire Girls & American Heritage Girls
Successful Black Americans of Industry, Business & Faith
George Washington Carver, the Peanut & his Faith "Only alone can I draw close enough to God to discover His secrets"
Helen Keller "Self-pity is our worst enemy"
How do Politicians become Corrupt? "The love of power and the love of money"- Franklin
Mother's Day "All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother!" - Lincoln
Father's Day! "America needs heroes on the battlefield of everyday life" -U.S. Senate Chaplain Peter Marshall
National Days of Prayer: "We have forgotten God..." Lincoln, "Awful calamity ... may be but a punishment ... for our presumptuous sins" and "Back to God" Program under Eisenhower
Herbert Hoover: Childhood on Indian Reservation, Quaker, Stanford Geologist, wife spoke Chinese, China Boxer Rebellion, WWI Relief, 30th President, and views on Middle East, Communism, Constitution & the Bible
20TH CENTURY REVIVALS
Professional Baseball Player comes out as a Christian evangelist! - preaches to 100 million in tent revivals and pioneers radio - Billy Sunday
Billy Graham: "America has gone a long way down the wrong road..."
Stock Market Crash 1929 & the Great Depression & dangerous policy of government intervention
WORLD WAR II IN EUROPE
Miracle of Dunkirk & Sir Winston Churchill's views on preserving Christian Civilization and fighting Socialism & Sharia
Nazis disarmed, killed Jews till D-Day, June 6, 1944, launched deliverance - FDR "A Struggle to Preserve our Republic, our Religion & our Civilization"; Brownshirts used Antifa tactics
Battle of the Bulge 1944-45 freezing winter "I call upon every man ... to rise now to new heights of courage ... We will, with God's help, go forward to victory"
General Omar Bradley: "America is running on the momentum of a godly ancestry, and when that momentum runs down, God help America"
Sinking of the U.S.A.T. Dorchester & Four Chaplains Day
FDR "Victory ... of Christian religion over the forces of evil," courage in pioneering the west, in WWII & Cold War, Generals Schwarzkopf & Boykin
Cold War Tactics: Fifth Column & Critical Race Theory "These trouble-breeders have but one purpose - to divide our people"
Would Democrats nominate FDR today? - A flashback to 80 years ago!
National SOCIALIST Workers Party: Body Parts, Gun confiscation, Arab Legion & Dietrich Bonhoeffer's courage against the anti-Christian state
WORLD WAR II IN PACIFIC
Pearl Harbor Attacked-"a date which will live in infamy!" FDR responded with U.S. entering World War II
"Our threat is from the insidious forces working from within ... infiltrated into positions of public trust" -General MacArthur; "Under no circumstances must Taiwan fall under Communist control"
Pacific World War II, ramming of PT-109, & JFK's quotes on Freedom, Israel, Iran, & Faith
Battle of Midway - A Turning Point in the Pacific during World War II; & courageous pilots Waldron, McClusky, O'Hare, Boyington, Zamperini, DeShazer
Pacific War with Imperial Japan & the Battle of Okinawa
V-J Day & The Survival of Christian Civilization "We will advance the cause of Christian CIVILIZATION or revert to the horrors of brutal paganism ... The choice between the two is upon us" -Theodore Roosevelt
Pacific World War II with Imperial Japan; and accounts of Lt. Bush's rescue & Mitsuo Fuchida's redemption "From Pearl Harbor to Calvary"
KOREAN WAR & COLD WAR
Korean War "Freedom is Not Free": Socialism & Global Capitalists vs. Democracy & Individual Capitalism
Cold War, Socialism, & the Foreign Policy of Eisenhower & Secretary of State John Foster Dulles
Kennedy, Nixon on Castro's Cuba & USSR-Union of Soviet SOCIALIST Republics
Socialism-Communism - "Iron Curtain" & "Bamboo Curtain," compared to Freedom & Faith
Communist tactics to infiltrate & conquer the United States
UNITED NATIONS FOUNDED, BIRTH OF ISRAEL, & COLD WAR COMMUNISM
Harry S Truman's role in World War I, in creating new State of Israel, & in warning of anarchy leading to dictatorship
The State of Israel & The Ancient Hebrew Republic "America and Israel have a common love of human freedom and a democratic way of life"-Johnson
Six Day War 1967, Yom Kippur War 1973, U.S. support of Israel, & the empty promise of "land for peace"
United Nations: A Good or Bad Idea? Alger Hiss, Whittaker Chambers, Organization of Islamic Cooperation, etc.
The Pope that stood against Socialism -- John Paul II
The Public Faith of JFK - "All men are brothers ... God placed us on Earth together."
John F. Kennedy shot. What did he & others warn America?
How Landslide Lyndon "won" Senate race in 1948? - And U.S. entered Vietnam War!
FLIGHT & SPACE
Aviation Achievements, Feats, Dangers, and Charles Lindbergh's historic flight, & his aviator-author wife, Anne Lindbergh
Rocketry & Space Flight: Robert Goddard & Wernher von Braun-"Vast mysteries of the Universe only confirms our belief in the certainty of its Creator"
The Space Race: Manned Space Flight & Faith of Astronauts - “Jesus walking on the earth is more important than man walking on the moon”-James Irwin, Apollo 15
Apollo 13 "Houston, we've had a problem!" -Nixon "When we learned of the safe return of our astronauts..."
Apollo 11 Moon Landing & Buzz Aldrin's Communion on the Moon
20TH CENTURY AUTHORS, POETS & COMPOSERS
"NEW JERSEY is being INVADED by MARTIANS!!!" H.G. Wells, his novels & probing moral questions
"God Bless America" -- written by Russian Jewish immigrant Irving Berlin
C.S. Lewis - "The safest road to Hell is the gradual one..."
"Two Roads Diverge in the Woods ..."-Robert Frost, Four Time Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet
Poet Carl Sandburg: "When a nation goes down ... one condition may always be found; they forgot where they came from"
"I am one of those who believe there are some principles worth fighting for & worth dying for" -U.S. Senate Chaplain Peter Marshall
General "Mad Anthony" Wayne, Bruce Wayne, & John Wayne "I'd like to know why they make excuses for cowards"
Montesquieu's 3 Types of Governments: Republics; Monarchs; and Despots who rule by Mandates & Executive Orders
Character, religion, virtue, & moral education are necessary in a Republic
William Henry Harrison: Shortest Term, Longest Inaugural, Gravest Warning
America: An Experiment in Self-Government and Voting
Race Politics & the "BIG SWITCH" from INTIMIDATION to ENTITLEMENT with LBJ's Great Society Welfare State as means to control minority voters
Politics of Immigration
Politics of Lying
Scandals Ancient & Modern: "The ends" do not justify "the means"!
Benghazi & Istanbul Process
Women can Vote: Voting History, Methods of Manipulation, & Price of Eternal Vigilance!
FAITH cited in Early Inaugural Addresses, with some Warnings Against Socialism!
Washington's Prediction of Coups to Usurp Power, by Courts, Political Parties, Deep State
The Supreme Court & Judicial Activism: Why Justices should NOT Usurp Power & Make Laws
Usurpation of Power by Courts with responses of former Presidential Candidates
Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Pastor of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, Montgomery, AL, & Ebenezer Baptist Church, Atlanta, GA
Wording of First Amendment & Who Twisted It
Reagan's Faith & Politics: Warning of Socialism, Secularism, & "the tragic taking of unborn children's lives"
Margaret Thatcher & England's Past & Future?
FLASHBACK: A Democrat President who defended Man-Woman Marriage, Student Prayer, Lower Taxes, Balanced Budget, Cutting Welfare, Supporting Israel--Bill Clinton
First Chief Justice - John Jay: His Faith & Judicial Philosophy
Justice Joseph Story appointed to Supreme Court by James Madison-“Tyrants accomplish their purposes...by disarming the people"
Justice James Kent "Whatever strikes at the root of Christianity, tends...to the dissolution of civil government"; President Calvin Cooldge "Right to equality, liberty & property...have for their foundation reverence for God"
America great? Justice James Wilson "It is the BEST form of government which has EVER been offered to the WORLD"
John Marshall, Supreme Court Chief Justice, "The American population is entirely Christian, and with us, Christianity and Religion are identified."
Supreme Court, 1892 - America a Christian Nation - Justice David Brewer
Thomas Cooley, President of American Bar Association, 1893: on Religion, 2nd Amendment, Local Control of Government, vs. Holmes, Jr.
Judge Learned Hand "What then is the spirit of liberty"
Justice Warren Burger
Great Plague of London & Sir Isaac Newton
Sir Frances Bacon, Johannes Kepler, Astronomy, & the Scientific Revolution
Robert Boyle, Father of Chemistry, & Blaise Pascal, Father of Hydraulic Engineering
"Old Ironsides" USS Constitution - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., & his dissenting son
Louis Pasteur, French microbiologist noted for discoveries in vaccinations, microbial fermentation, and pasteurization.
Faith of Famous Astronomers, and a church organist-turned-astronomer who discovered a planet--Sir William Herschel
Albert Einstein "I observe the Laws of Nature ... There are not Laws without a Lawgiver"
Evolution's Inherent Racism defended by Clarence Darrow: The Scopes Monkey Trial & William Jennings Bryan
LIFE & HEALTHCARE
Sanctity of Life "The greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion"-Mother Teresa; "Pro-Life is Pro Science"-Gary Bauer
Healthcare, Hospitals & History of Christian Charity
Obamacare Decision: Today's Dred Scott