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They Who Crafted The Declaration of Independence – and the Example They Set For Us

July 4, 2014 by

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Thomas Jefferson was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence, working with a committee of four others (John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman and Robert Livingston). As we prepare to celebrate the 238th anniversary of the approval of that remarkable document, here are a few quotes from the three men most responsible for its […]

A Declaration That Transcends Politics, Class And Race?

July 5, 2010 by

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From The Editor At Family Security Matters (FSM) Just because this is a long post, do not let that dissuade you from reading it. This is important for all of us…..TonyfromOz. In Pennsylvania….. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was named as the “City of Brotherly Love” by its founder, William Penn (1644 – 1718). It was in Carpenter’s […]

Great News for 2010

January 7, 2010 by

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By Mark Alexander “All of us who were engaged in the struggle must have observed frequent instances of superintending providence in our favor. … Have we now forgotten that powerful Friend? Or do we imagine that we no longer need His assistance? I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the […]

Our Constitution is on Life Support

October 15, 2009 by

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By Mark Alexander “Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.” –Benjamin Franklin That wise old sage, Ben Franklin, was prescient back in 1748, when he issued his simple Rx for success. Unfortunately, the wealth and wisdom of generations of Americans have been progressively supplanted by our central government’s exercise […]

American Minute – Constitutional Convention And Franklin’s Prayer

June 28, 2009 by

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William J Federer’s American Minute. The Constitutional Convention was in a deadlock over how large and small states could be represented equally. Some delegates gave up and left. Then, on JUNE 28, 1787, 81-year-old Benjamin Franklin spoke and shortly after, the U.S. Constitution became a reality. As recorded by James Madison, Franklin stated: “Groping as […]

American Minute – Benjamin Franklin

July 27, 2008 by

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Exclusive: William J. Federer’s American Minute On JULY 26, 1775, Benjamin Franklin became the first U.S. Postmaster General, a position he held prior to the Revolution under the British Crown. He established a volunteer fire department, a circulating public library, an insurance company, a city police force, a night watch and a militia. He set […]

American Minute – The Declaration of Independence

July 4, 2008 by

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The Declaration of Independence approved JULY 4, 1776. Of 56 signers: 17 lost their fortunes, 12 had homes destroyed, 5 became prisoners of war, 1 had two sons imprisoned on the British starving ship Jersey, 1 had son killed in battle, 1 had his wife die from harsh prison treatment & 9 signers died during War.

American Minute – Anniversary of the Death of a Poor Candle-Maker’s Son

April 17, 2008 by

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American Minute with William J. Federer April 17th On APRIL 17, 1790, the son of a poor candle-maker died. The 15th of 17 children, he apprenticed as a printer, and published a popular almanac. He retired at age 42, and then taught himself five languages, invented the rocking chair, bifocal glasses, and the lighting rod, […]