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Adam Smith On Religious Liberty: Extended Quote from “The Wealth of Nations”

LIBERTY LETTERS WITH STEVE FARRELL When economists write or speak on Adam Smith the subject is nearly always in reference to his classic economic...

Ameriphobes and The Tale of Two Walls

LIBERTY LETTERS QUOTE OF THE DAY "We're told we can't build a wall to protect America but (they have) a wall against the U.S. Capitol...

What ‘Free Market’ Doesn’t Mean – Michael Savage

LIBERTY LETTERS WITH STEVE FARRELL Free Market doesn't mean letting gangsters destroy the world. Source: Michael Savage: The Savage Nation Podcast, February 1, 2021 Liberty Letters are...

Justice Joseph Story—The Common Sense Behind a National Immigration Policy

LIBERTY LETTERS WITH STEVE FARRELL Ought our immigration policy be haphazard, different in every state, indiscriminate in who we allow to enjoy the rights of...

Moral Beings and the Law

LIBERTY LETTERS WITH STEVE FARRELL I am always puzzled by the query "Why do you Christians insist on legislating morality?" I suspect those who ask...

Know Much, Do Little

LIBERTY LETTERS WITH STEVE FARRELL There are so many bad things we can do to hurt America – but the saddest, and perhaps baddest of...

Thou Shalt Not Profane God: Public or Private? — Steve Farrell

Liberty Letters with Steve Farrell "One man's vulgarity is another man's lyric," indicated a Supreme Court justice over four decades ago. (1) The justice said it,...

Blessed Tolerance: The Virtue of a Republic in Decline

LIBERTY LETTERS WITH STEVE FARRELL Approximately two and a half millennia ago, Plato, in his classic work, The Republic, unveiled a more intimate look into our...

The Un-American United Nations

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...

The 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...

Enemies of Tyranny: Faith, Reason, and the First Amendment

THEY WERE BELIEVERS WITH STEVE FARRELL One of the great changes in thinking spawned by the American Revolution was that reason and revelation could and...

Give me back that Old Time Schooling!

BY STEVE FARRELL Liberty Letters: Bates, Blackstone, Locke For generations, in the singing of “America, the Beautiful,” (1) Americans encouraged each other to exercise freedom responsibly,...

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...