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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).


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...

Cicero—True Law

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...

Denying Spiritual Man

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...

To the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States, May 1789—George...

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...

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 Great & Unique Advantages of a Christian Education – John Adams – August...

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...

Benjamin Franklin On Titles of Honor

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...

A Struggle Designed by Providence

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...

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...

“The Law” Begins with God

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...

As to The Divine Source of Liberty & Equality (Before the Law)

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...

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, 1776 Daniel Webster records that in 1776, while some men vacillated as to Independence, John Adams, the "Voice of the Declaration," arose and...

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,"...

Bastiat: God, ‘The Law’, and the Rights of Man

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...

Bastiat: God, 'The Law', and the Rights of Man

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...

Jonathan Dickinson on God and Atheism

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...

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....