This Day in History: William Prom’s Medal of Honor

On this day in 1969, a United States Marine is killed during an ambush. William R. Prom would be posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for the “conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity” that cost him his life that day.  He would receive more than a Medal of Honor, though. Just a few years ago, Prom’s home […]

The Federalist Papers: No. 53

On this day in 1788, Federalist Paper No. 53 is published. Publius continues his examination of the House of Representatives. The previous paper addressed the question of biennial elections of congressmen: Is the designated frequency of elections “safe”? Put another way, do they protect liberty? This paper continues with the same topic. Then it turns […]

The Federalist Papers: No. 52

On this day in 1788, Federalist Paper No. 52 is published. Publius is ready to begin an examination of each part of government. In this paper, he starts with the House of Representatives. What are the proper qualifications for and the proper terms for Congressmen? And who should get to vote for them? “[T]he right […]

This Day in History: Desmond Doss, Hacksaw Ridge & the Medal of Honor

On this day in 1919, an American hero is born. Desmond Doss was a Seventh-Day Adventist who would serve in the U.S. Army for years without ever once picking up a gun. He would also become the only conscientious objector to receive a Medal of Honor for his service during World War II. Doss, of […]