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Steve Farrell, Founder & Editor-In-Chief of Self-Educated American.Mr. Farrell is Founder and Editor-In-Chief of Self-Educated American (2009 – Present), one of the original pundits at NewsMax.com (1999-2007), Press Agent for Defend Marriage (2003-2004), Managing Editor of Right Magazine (1998-1999), and author of the inspirational novel, Dark Rose (2003).


LIBERTY LETTERS WITH STEVE FARRELL In Justice Joseph Story's classic 1883 work, "Commentaries on the U.S. Constitution", he writes of the concept we now refer to as federalism (he called it "complete decentralization"). In his description, however, he notes how the Founding generation carried this concept of the proper relationship...
DAILY DABBLE IN THE CLASSICS WITH STEVE FARRELL We live in a time where revolutionary forces are attempting to convince mankind that there are no moral absolutes, no Higher or Eternal Laws to which men, states, and nations will be held accountable. But no matter how loud they shout, how...
THEY WERE BELIEVERS - WITH STEVE FARRELL The apostle Paul prophesied the time would come when man's "conscience seared with a hot iron." (1) Part of that searing, sad to say, has come in the form of a modern secular state that has, plain as day, utilized curriculum mandates, accreditation...
THEY WERE BELIEVERS, GEORGE WASHINGTON On May 26, 1789, the General Assembly of Presbyterian Churches in the United States meeting in Philadelphia, PA sent an address to the newly inaugurated first President of the United States, George Washington. The President's response was full of his typical humility, gratitude, and sincere...
BY STEVE FARRELL Author's introductory note: This essay was originally published in August of 1999 (and then updated in Sept. 2000 as an alert to readers regarding the upcoming United Nations Millennial Conference). It was featured widely on the Internet (most notably at NewsMax.com) and in print (most notably by Write...
THEY WERE BELIEVERS WITH STEVE FARRELL On August 14, 1796 Vice President John Adams reflecting on the importance of a Christian education, sets it down in ink for posterity, that there is no better course in political and moral science, no better teacher of individual and public economy, no better...
THEY WERE BELIEVERS WITH STEVE FARRELL In the writing and later ratification of the Constitution of the United States, the American Founding generation demonstrated their aversion towards 'titles of nobility' when in Article I, Section 9 and 10 they forbade both the federal and state governments from granting such titles. Sixty-four...
THEY WERE BELIEVERS WITH STEVE FARRELL George Washington, 1778 On 15 October 1778, General George Washington, Commander In Chief of the Continental Army, responds by letter to General Andrew Lewis concerning the disappointments he (Lewis), and fellow General, Lachlan McIntosh, had been dealt. The Commander In Chief's inspired counsel: Ours is a...
LIBERTY LETTERS WITH STEVE FARRELL In the Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787, George Mason of Virginia, suggested: the necessity of preventing the danger of perpetual revenue which must of necessity subvert the liberty of any Country. If it be objected to on the principle of Mr. Rutledge’s motion that...
LIBERTY LETTERS WITH STEVE FARRELL French Philosopher Frédéric Bastiat loved to get to the root of things.  In his 1852 classic "The Law" he teaches: It is not true that the legislator has absolute power over our persons and property. The existence of persons and property preceded the existence of the legislator,...
LIBERTY LETTERS WITH STEVE FARRELL Many today look to the state for for a hand up, hand out, or for some other sort of privilege or advantage over other individuals, classes, races or businesses. French philosopher Frederic Bastiat, who believed the states only legitimate role was to serve as a mere...
by Steve Farrell Sometimes secularism sounds legitimate. One of the more thoughtful arguments used by proponents of a secular state, or of a state that mandates the removal of all religious and moral speech and symbols from public life, is Frenchmen Frederic Bastiat’s 1840 classic treatise, “The Law.” Periodically, letters come to...
LIBERTY LETTERS WITH STEVE FARRELL Alexis de Tocqueville observed regarding that Liberty and Equality he found in America: "The religion which declares that all are equal in the sight of God, will not refuse to acknowledge that all citizens are equal in the eye of the law. Religion is the companion...
LIBERTY LETTERS WITH STEVE FARRELL You and I are "melting pot" people; citizens, that is, of that country set apart by Heaven to receive those in search of the good life from every nation, kindred, tongue and people. As such, we, of all people, ought to recognize the value of a...
LIBERTY LETTERS WITH STEVE FARRELL There is a Christian Church in America that contends, as did many of our Christian forefathers, that America "is a choice land; and whatsoever nation shall possess it shall be free from bondage, and captivity, and from all other nations under heaven; if they but...
LIBERTY LETTERS, 1776 Daniel Webster records that in 1776, while some men vacillated as to Independence, John Adams, the "Voice of the Declaration," arose and stirred the hearts of his countrymen with these immortal words: Sink or swim, live or die, survive or perish, I give my hand and my heart...
LIBERTY LETTERS WITH STEVE FARRELL Daniel Webster records that in 1776, while some men vacillated as to Independence, John Adams, the "Voice of the Declaration," arose and stirred the hearts of his countrymen with these immortal words: Sink or swim, live or die, survive or perish, I give my hand and...
LIBERTY LETTERS WITH STEVE FARRELL Sometimes secularism sounds legitimate. One of the more thoughtful arguments used by proponents of a secular state, or of a state that mandates the removal of all religious and moral speech and symbols from public life, is Frenchmen Frederic Bastiat’s 1840 classic treatise, “The Law.” Periodically, letters...
LIBERTY LETTERS WITH STEVE FARRELL Sometimes secularism sounds legitimate. One of the more thoughtful arguments used by proponents of a secular state, or of a state that mandates the removal of all religious and moral speech and symbols from public life, is Frenchmen Frederic Bastiat’s 1840 classic treatise, “The Law.” Periodically, letters...
CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, FOUNDING ERA SERMONS BOSTON, 1741 Born in Hatfield, Massachusetts on April 22, 1688, Jonathan Dickinson studied theology at the Collegiate School of Connecticut (which later was later renamed Yale College), graduating in 1706. In 1709 Dickinson was ordained minister of the first Presbyterian church in Elizabethtown, New Jersey....
LIBERTY LETTERS WITH STEVE FARRELL In my April 2oth column, "For the Sake of Party or Principle," I promised to follow-up on John Adams' feelings regarding "party spirit" – that it was an impediment, a censor, a book-burner to the truth; ... and then it really gets ugly. Put party before...
LIBERTY LETTERS WITH STEVE FARRELL Thomas Jefferson and John Adams had different points of view on a few subjects. One significant point of departure, at least in Adams' mind, was on the supposed benefits of party spirit. Jefferson informed the Adamses (John and Abigail) on more than one occasion that there...
LIBERTY ALERTS WITH STEVE FARRELL The Florida Stop Common Core Coalition announced today the filing of HB 743 , "An Act Relating to Education". The Bill was filed by Representative Debbie Mayfield (R-Indian River). According to the press release by the FSCCC, the new bill has two main components: 1. It...
LIBERTY LETTERS WITH STEVE FARRELL Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people. (1) “Stand therefore in the Liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. … For … ye have been called into liberty; only use not...
LIBERTY LETTERS WITH STEVE FARRELL Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people. (1) “Stand therefore in the Liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. … For … ye have been called into liberty; only use not...
BY STEVE FARRELL “I suppose persons who mouth the slogan think they are saying something profound. In fact, if that is an argument at all, it is so superficial that an educated person should be ashamed to use it. As should be evident to every thinking person, a high...
Paine’s Christianity: Part 3 BY STEVE FARRELL “A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right,” argued Thomas Paine. But let common sense have its day in the fertile ground of free speech, let every man have access to the Holy Writ and freedom...
BY STEVE FARRELL Was founder Thomas Paine ever a Christian, and ever anything other than a man who shouted the Bible down as "Fraud!" Most of Paine's backers and critics enthusiastically cry "No!" To hear it from them, Paine was at once, a Deist, a Theosophist, a Secular Humanist, an Infidel,...
BY STEVE FARRELL Was founder Thomas Paine ever a Christian, and ever anything other than a man who shouted the Bible down as "Fraud!" Most of Paine's backers and critics enthusiastically cry "No!" To hear it from them, Paine was at once, a Deist, a Theosophist, a Secular Humanist, an Infidel,...
BY STEVE FARRELL Paine's Christianity: Part 1 Of all the attempts to affix to the Founding Father's the faithless brand, "non-Christian secularist," the only Founder who appears to deserve such a burning indictment is Thomas Paine. After all, Tom Paine was responsible for that infamous shadowboxing match with the Bible called The...