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Thursday February 11th 2016

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National Law of the Harvest

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 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 serve the God of this land, who is Jesus [...]

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

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 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 to this vote. It is true, indeed, that in the [...]

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

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 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, [...]

Jonathan Dickinson on God and Atheism

Jonathan Dickinson on God and Atheism

Jonathan Dickinson (1688–1747). 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 [...]

Fast Asleep in Philosophical Tranquility as Civil War Looms

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 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 principle, before truth, before thinking, before [...]

For the Sake of Party or Principle?

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 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 were two kinds of spirit always [...]

Florida Sovereignty Bill Opposes Common Core

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 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 prohibits the state of Florida from [...]

Religion & Morality Sustain Freedom

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 made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. … For … ye have been called into liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love [...]

Morality and the Law: A Partnership

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 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 proportion of all legislation has a moral base. That is true of all the [...]

No Kings In America!—A Biblical Appeal

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 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 of religion, so that he might read and [...]

The Interview: Paine’s Christianity, Part 2

The Interview: Paine’s Christianity, Part 2

BY STEVE FARRELL Thomas Paine 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, an Atheist, a Positive Atheist, [...]

Paine’s Christianity

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 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 Age of [...]

What Dickens’ “Scrooge” Should Teach Us

What Dickens’ “Scrooge” Should Teach Us

BY STEVE FARRELL A cynical conservative magazine I used to subscribe to did the most irritating thing come every Christmas. They would go out of their way to destroy – no, annihilate – my family’s and perhaps your family’s favorite Christmas story, Charles Dickens’ classic work, “A Christmas Carol.” When Dickens’ Scrooge [...]

Author of Liberty or Not?

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, humanism, and socialism, just try mixing God and government in the same breath and get ready for the snickers, sneers, hisses, and guffaws for daring to exercise one’s free speech as regards [...]

God and Washington

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 in defense of the religious foundations of the United States (my article "Paine's Prophetic Dream Interpreted") and out of the woodwork come all manner of denunciations. One letter, [...]

Great Pillars of American Liberty

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 stand up for what they called the right of their children to have access to the truth in the classroom about America's unique founding, a founding centered not just on the triumph of reason, as some [...]

John Adams: Party of One—Man of God

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 months ago when David McCullough won a Pulitzer for his biography on John Adams. And so maybe it wasn't the best of timing that on McCullough's prize winning heels – hot off the [...]

Children: The Next Victims of So-Called Free Choice of Gay Couples

Children: The Next Victims of So-Called Free Choice of Gay Couples

LIBERTY ALERTS, DESERET NEWS SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Supreme Court lifted a stay Thursday on same-sex adoptions in the state, which had halted the issuance of birth certificates for same-sex parents. With the stay lifted, the Utah Health Department is prepared to issue birth certificates to children of same-sex couples, a health [...]

Justice Joseph Story on Original Intent and Religious Freedom

Justice Joseph Story on Original Intent and Religious Freedom

LIBERTY LETTERS WITH STEVE FARRELL Justice Joseph Story served as a Supreme Court Justice from 1811 through 1845. His Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States (first published in 1833) was required reading in U.S. law schools for over a century, being a cornerstone of early American jurisprudence. As such, it was and still is a [...]

Cicero: One Law for All

Cicero: One Law for All

DAILY DABBLE IN THE CLASSICS, CICERO Cicero (106-43 BC) In the last years of the Roman Republic, Marcus Tullius Cicero, penned his dialogue De Legibus (On the Laws). Regarding the Nature of Man, of Justice, of Right, of True Law and of the Framer and Proposer of this Law, Cicero testified: Of all these things respecting which learned men [...]

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