"He is as high a Son of Liberty, as any man in America"

Can anyone tell me of whom John Adams said that in 1774?   He said that of a Scottish Doctor of Divinity who was called in 1768 to come from Scotland to improve a college in the new world that was failing.  He during his tenure at the College of...

Today in History

For many of us we will remember the 19th of April 2013 as the day that the nightmare that began on the 15th came to a satisfactory end.  All that is left are formalities and clean-up. But other notable events share the date: 1012 - Aelfheah,...

God is essential to Freedom

Okay atheists settle down, this is not what you think!               Now I don't think there is much disagreement with the statement that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.   Also, there is little argument that humans...

A little trivia?

Can you identify what the following people have in common?           Ambrose Burnside - Commander Army of the Potomac, inventor of the breach loading rifle, railroad executive, served as Governor and Senator from Rhode Island          ...

The Lady had a way about her!

When a news agency of her opponent thinking to insult her and put her down with the nickname that echoed around the world in other news agencies many in sympathy with the originators, she turned it around and wore it proudly.  Tass the news agency,...

Prophet - well he played one!

I remember my son when he was five, explaining to his kindergarten class what his father did for a living. "My Daddy," he said, "pretends to be people."       There have been quite a few of them. Prophets from the Old and New Testaments, a couple...

Unlikely Soldier

   Without this man many think that George Washington would not have been as successful in the American Revolution.  This self-educated man of strict Quaker upbringing would seem an unlikely candidate for military success but he went from private to...