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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).


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...

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...

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...

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...

Florida Sovereignty Bill Opposes Common Core

LIBERTY ALERTS WITH STEVE FARRELL The Florida Stop Common Core Coalition announced today the filing of HB 743 , "An Act Relating to Education". The...

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...