American Inspirations

The American Minute –  A short daily broadcast by Bill Federer on inspiring Americans in US history.  You can read the text version online.

February 12, 2016:   It’s about FREEDOM!

February 10, 2016:  Virtue is necessary in a Republic




2012 libertybellediaries blog posts

December 24, 2012:  “Disposable People?”

December 26, 2012:  Survival: The Mind-set

December 29, 2012:  deTocqueville on Socialism

December 29, 2012:  On Self-Reliance, Feminism and the General Decline in American Culture




2013 libertybellediaries blog posts

January 2, 2013:  A Few Thoughts on the Lewis and Clark Expedition

January 3, 2013:  Multiculturalism My Way

January 4, 2013:  The Quest For American leadership:  A Few Home Truths

February 5, 2013:  Getting To Know You

March 9, 2013:  Culture Demise:  My Antique Home Remedy

March 31, 2013:  Good Intentions

April 9, 2013:  Wise Word To Remember

April 11, 2013:  Take Me To The Moon (or beyond)

April 17, 2013:  Hint: Quantity of time matter too

April 21, 2013:  Finding Common Ground

April 26, 2013:  Time to spare

May 10, 2013:  Just the facts, please….

May 22, 2013:  Lessons From The Village

May 23, 2013:  The Life of George Washington

May 23, 2013:  The duty of a wise people

May 25, 2013:  Remember the cost of freedom

May 25, 2013:  America at the crossroads

May 29, 2013:  The Mom World Peace Solution

June 4, 2013:  Military leadership 101: Set the standard

June 15, 2013:  My Lucky Rabbit

June 18, 2013:  Global Zero: Another Nothing-burger Plan

June 20, 2013:  Paving the path to Peace

June 23, 2013:  Sweet land of liberty…..(or land of the gullible?)

June 28, 2013:  Little scraps worth keeping

July 3, 2013:  Pledge to read the Declaration of Independence

July 20, 2013: Power to the people…. pssssst, that’s in the 10th Amendment, Mr. President

July 24, 2013:  Good Citizen Solution Starts With You

July 26, 2013:  Who are we?

September 15, 2013:  The defining generational shift

September 27, 2013:  George Washington finally gets a Presidential library  

October 2, 2013:  The pansies smiling at you

October 10, 2013:  Minta’s Insightful Metaphor

October 11, 2013:  Requiem for America (no way, no how and not as long as we can fight!!!)

October 16, 2013:  March under one flag

October 22, 2013:  Bumblebees really can fly

October 23, 2013:  Where every child really does count

October 24, 2013:  Love and Peace

November 3, 2013:  Political party identification be damned

November 5, 2013:  Alas Babylon by Kinnison

November 12, 2013:  G. Murphy Donovan’s Thanksgiving Tale

November 16, 2013:  How to fend for their young

November 22, 2013:  An afternoon in the doctor’s waiting room

November 25, 2013:  Why America needs gentlemen…. and ladies too

November 27, 2013:  George Washington Issued the first Thanksgiving Proclamation

November 30, 2013:  Stuff

December 5, 2013: Back in the kitchen…(liberal female pols blaze new trails)

December 18, 2013:  Control of the Home Roost

December 28, 2013:  “Please sir, I want some more”…




2014 libertybellediaries blog posts

January 2, 2014:  $2.75 can make a difference…..

February 1, 2014:  Where have all the real men gone?

February 2, 2014:  Trey

February 19, 2014:  An American moment to remember

February 27, 2014:  America in need of humility….. a daunting challenge

March 9, 2014:  Finding that 18th horse

March 12, 2014:  An angry American fat cat

March 24, 2014:  Who will defend our castle?

April 3, 2014:  What the hell does that really mean?

April 5, 2014:  You can teach an old dog new tricks

April 10, 2014:  Timely quote

Aptil 12, 2014:  Female-empowerment comparison shopping

April 19, 2014:  The hotbed of politics

May 3, 2014:  Virtual living

May 9, 2014:  Dilapidated in America

May 14, 2014:  You owe them your Freedom

May 17, 2014:  A new American revolution

May 25, 2014:  We here must speak of heroes

June 2, 2014:  Don’t Back Down From The Sharks (Admiral William H. McRaven)

June 2, 2014:  Reading the Three Cups of Tea leaves

June 4, 2014:  They embraced it

June 4, 2014:  Undue Command Influence

June 5, 2014:  The Choices We Make

June 5, 2014:  A short piece by Stanley McChrystal

June 6, 2014:  D-Day, 6 June 1944

June 7, 2014:  Enemies, both foreign and domestic

June 15, 2014:  Defining a Team of Rivals

June 29, 2014:  One American Team

July 19, 2014:  Power to the people (the states)

July 31, 2014:  The Biggest American Deficit: Trust

August 16, 2014:  Building a bridge

September 5, 2014:  What Ever Happened To Vocations?

September 7, 2014:  Let’s not keep shooting elephants to avoid looking a fool

September 14, 2014:  Story of the Week:  Defence of Fort M’Henry

October 14, 2014:  America at another crossroads

November 16, 2014:  Asking the right questions

November 22, 2014:  Kitchen knives and such

November 29, 2014:  Another home truth

December 1, 2014:  Books vs. e-books, I choose both…

December 7, 2014:  Monster mash…

December 18, 2014:  Please, just let it go Barack and Michelle

December 21, 2014: #BLUELIVESMATTER!!!

December 21, 2014:  Civil order first

December 25, 2014:  “Saved by Christmas” by Steve McCann

December 28, 2014:  Life in Post-Truth America|FrontPage Magazine

December 28, 2014:  A memorial?




2015 libertybellediaries blog posts

February 4, 2015:  General George Washington enters the vaccine debate 

March 1, 2015:  Modernity meets the Amish

April 14, 2015:  Minding Your Manners

May 8, 2015:  The power of free thinking

May 12, 2015:  Who I am and why I blog

May 15, 2015:  Aquamarine vs. turquoise

May 16, 2015:  If we build it; we can fix it

May 24, 2015:  Rememberance

May 25, 2015:  About the sacrifices

July 3, 2015:  Grace in action (Condoleezza Rice & Jenny Oakes Baker – Amazing Grace)

July 8, 2015:  To live free in Dixie

August 11, 2015: For the future in the distance

August 23, 2015:  My thoughts on “Making America great again!”

August 25, 2015: Ben  Caron’s essay: A must read

August 27, 2015: The rule of law in America

August 29, 2015:  “He never means anything serious till he talks about justice and right”

August 31, 2015:  Where have all the gentlemen gone?

September 2, 2015: When a hero comes along

September 5, 2015:  Shoulders about the crowd

November 11, 2015:  Short Veterans Day Tribute

November 26, 2015:  Freedom is special and rare

December 6, 2015:  Diversity does not make us stronger

December 9, 2015:  What he should have said

December 20, 2015:  The complete guide to understanding America

December 31, 2015:  Rebuilding the American Team 




2016 libertybellediaries blog posts:

January 3, 2016:  Self-help projects: an American tradition

January 22, 2016:  On America’s side

February 20, 2016:  The sound of angels’ wings

February 20, 2016:  For the girls, mostly

March 6, 2016:  An American wake-up call

March 14, 2016:  Aquamarine vs. turquoise (repost from May 2015)

March 18, 2016:  Hitch America’s wagon to a star again

March 18, 2016:  Gimme A Knife (Written by Gladius Maximus)

March 18, 2016:  The American Spirit (speech by Ben Sasse)

March 20, 2016:  Sweet land of liberty….. (or land of the gullible) – repost from 2013

April 22, 2016:  The bitter taste of defeat

April 23, 2016:  What kind of parents would

May 6, 2016:  A really great commencement address (Admiral William H. McRaven)

May 12, 2016:  Time to rebuild the American team

May 15, 2016:  A “revolutionary ” idea for America

May 30, 2016:  Freedom isn’t free

May 30, 2016:  A day to remember

June 8, 2016:  Men?

June 12, 2016:  Mike Rowe nails the truth

June 14, 2016:  “American identity”

July 4, 2016:  Let Freedom Ring

July 4, 2016:  The Discovery of Freedom

July 9, 2016:  Another afternoon in the doctor’s waiting room

July 14, 2016:  Civic virtue in America

July 22, 2016:  Forgotten war heroes

August 7, 2016:  #PurpleHeartDay

August 9, 2106:  “Post-reality” America: a Path to Perdition

September 13, 2016:  March Under One Flag (blog repost from 2013)

September 17, 2016:  #ConstitutionDay

September 23, 2016:  My backwoods view on race relations

October 1, 2016:  The American Civil War of Words

October 13, 2016:  Gentlemen: America’s endangered species

October 16, 2016:  More HomeTruths

October 22, 2016:  Looking for a Savior in all the wrong places

October 23, 2016:  Just because you are poor…

October 25, 2016:  America: Our Ordered Liberty Roots

October 28, 2016:  Mixed Potpourri

November 11, 2016:  Good Fortune

December 4, 2016:  Change you can believe in 

December 2, 2016:  Some thoughts on being a “liberated” American woman…

December 5, 2016:  Amarillo By Morning

December 19, 2016:  Domestic Propagandists

December 29, 2016:  Hand-me-downs

December 29, 2016:  America needs to become ONE team

December 26, 2016:  Think for yourself




2017 Blog Posts

January 5, 2017:  A woodpecker in my willow tree

January 9, 2017:  The road to becoming an “information specialist”

January 19, 2017:  Senator Ben Sasse explains Inauguration Day

February 12, 2017:  Sewing that does change lives

February 27, 2017:  An extreme feminist Utopia

March 9, 2017:  Speaking the same language

March 24, 2017:  Threads of Civic Virtue

April 24, 2017:  Standards of excellence… or not

May 1, 2017:  When everyone gets a gold star

May 3, 2017:  Dutiful women and needlework

May 6, 2017:  The Men