Archive | Stephen McDowell

America’s First War against Muslim Terrorists— Barbary Powers War (1801-05, 1815)

Guest essay by Stephen McDowell America’s war with Muslim terrorists did not begin after the bombing of the Twin Towers in New York City on September 11, 2001. Nor did it begin with the bombing of the Beirut Barracks in Lebanon in 1983. In fact, the first war we fought as a new nation was against Islamic terrorists......
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Columbus’ Christian Character and Divine Mission

by Stephen McDowell 9/92 Much controversy has arisen over the celebration of the 500th anniversary of the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus. Many attacks have been leveled against him and western civilization. The target of the attacks of many is not so much against Columbus as it is against Christianity, which is the source of.....
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George Washington: “An Instrument in the Hands of Providence”

By Stephen McDowell George Washington is one of the most significant men in all of history. Regarding the direct advancement of civil and political liberty in the earth, he may well be the most significant champion in all history. Certainly he was the central figure of bringing a new era of liberty to the world in modern times. Abraham Lincoln.....
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Why We Celebrate Thanksgiving

by Stephen McDowell Innumerable blessings have been bestowed upon the United States of America. Concerning these blessings President Lincoln wrote: “No human counsel hath devised, nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God.” President Lincoln went on to set apart the last Thursday of.....
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