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Joseph Story on “Complete Decentralization”

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...

Constitutional Checks on Spending and Debt

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...

Bastiat: Defining Law, Its Source, Its Legitimate Role and Limits

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...

Bastiat: The Gentle and Rough Hand of the State

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...

Washington’s Farewell Address

With slight shades of difference you have the same religion, manners, habits, and political principles. George Washington

Trump vs. Reagan: What Is a Conservative?

PAUL G. KENGOR, CENTER FOR VISION AND VALUES Many of Donald Trump’s supporters have compared him to Ronald Reagan. It is quite instructive that Trump...

Thomas Jefferson: How Porous Should Our Borders Be?

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...

Resting Place of a Humble Man

PAUL G. KENGOR, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES William P. Clark died two years ago last month. When he passed, I wrote a tribute at...

National Law of the Harvest

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...

John Adams: There’s a Divinity that Shapes Our Ends

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,"...

John Adams: There’s a Divinity that Shapes Our Ends

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...

Attacks on Scott Walker Remind of Reagan

PAUL G. KENGOR, CENTER FOR VISION AND VALUES As soon as a conservative Republican emerges as a serious presidential frontrunner, liberals in the media...

Fast Asleep in Philosophical Tranquility as Civil War Looms

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...

For the Sake of Party or Principle?

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...

Conclusion of Book 1 to the Inquiry into the Nature and Causes

An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith, 1776 2013 Internet Edition (with explanatory notes) by Steve Farrell BOOK I....

Of The Rent of Land

An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith, 1776 2013 Internet Edition (with explanatory notes) by Steve Farrell BOOK I....

Of Wages and Profit, in the Different Employments of Labour and Stock

An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith, 1776 2013 Internet Edition (with explanatory notes) by Steve Farrell BOOK I....

Religion & Morality Sustain Freedom

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...

Religion & Morality Sustain Freedom

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...

Morality and the Law: A Partnership

BY STEVE FARRELL “I suppose persons who mouth the slogan think they are saying something profound. In fact, if that is an argument at...

No Kings In America!—A Biblical Appeal

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...

The Interview: Paine’s Christianity, Part 2

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...

The Interview: Paine's Christianity, Part 2

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 Christianity

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...

Paine's Christianity

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...

Author of Liberty or Not?

LIBERTY LETTERS WITH STEVE FARRELL Is God the author of liberty, or not? A valid, and need I say, vital question. But in this age of secularism,...

The Mischief of Arbitrary Taxation—Jonathan Shipley

LIBERTY LETTERS QUOTE OF THE DAY, DR. JONATHAN SHIPLEY Arbitrary taxation is plunder authorized by law: it is the support and the essence of tyranny,...

God and Washington

THEY WERE BELIEVERS WITH STEVE FARRELL George Washington, perhaps more than any other Founder, saw the hand of God everywhere. It never fails. Write a column...

Great Pillars of American Liberty

LIBERTY LETTERS WITH STEVE FARRELL Not long ago, I watched a noted atheist - an ACLU member - venomously attacked American Christians for daring to...

John Adams: Party of One—Man of God

LIBERTY LETTERS WITH STEVE FARRELL Editor's Note: This book review was previously published in 2005 at NewsMax.com and elsewhere on the Net. It wasn't too many...