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NEA and God: A Partnership In Denial

NEA and God: A Partnership In Denial

BY STEVE FARRELL Missing the Mark With Religion, Part 12 A little secret is out. Maybe you’ve heard? The enter stage left ‘let’s kick God and morality out of the classroom’ National Education Association was once a ‘wee’ bit more in God’s camp then they’d ever admit today. Witness the NEA’s 406 page, 1941, American [...]

The Public Consequences of So-Called Private Choices

The Public Consequences of So-Called Private Choices

BY STEVE FARRELL Should the decision to partake of illegal drugs become sacrosanct, now and forever? Or to put it another way, are all moral choices, no matter how extreme, beyond the reach of the law because they involve private decisions on moral matters? This is a good question. There are political forces both on the left and on the right [...]

Young Men Think Old Men Are Fools

Young Men Think Old Men Are Fools

LIBERTY LETTERS WITH STEVE FARRELL George Chapman observed, in 1605, “Young men think old men are fools.” So do American progressives young and old. They are the sort to daily spit into the wind of “all past historical experience” demanding the abandonment of everything American—especially our “horse and buggy” Constitution and [...]

Samuel Adams On “The Only True Basis of All Government”

Samuel Adams On “The Only True Basis of All Government”

THEY WERE BELIEVERS WITH STEVE FARRELL Writing in the Boston Gazette on December 19, 1768, Samuel Adams declared, what every school in America once in unison declared with him (and the rest of America's Founders) that "The only true basis of all government" is:  "the laws of God and nature. -For government is an ordinance of Heaven - designed [...]

Rebels They Were Not! – Part 4 – Nor Commies Either …

Rebels They Were Not! – Part 4 – Nor Commies Either …

LIBERTY LETTERS WITH STEVE FARRELL Editor's Note: Read "Rebels They Were Not" Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 If you haven't stepped inside a college classroom of late, you ought to. There you will see your taxes doing some of their "best" work; there you will discover whence cometh the appellation "rebel" so graciously attached to our [...]

Rebels They Were Not! – Part 3 – Jefferson On Rebellion

Rebels They Were Not! – Part 3 – Jefferson On Rebellion

LIBERTY LETTERS WITH STEVE FARRELL Editor’s Note: Read Part 1, & Part 2 Not every person who calls himself "patriot" deserves the badge he or she so proudly parades in front of his fellow man. Some so-called patriots might more accurately be classed among the misdirected and ill informed, the impatient and the unenduring, or worse than [...]

God & Country in 1941: An NEA Coming Out Party

God & Country in 1941: An NEA Coming Out Party

BY STEVE FARRELL Missing the Mark With Religion, Part 11 When I think of organizations that have worked long and hard to undermine the religious heritage of this great nation of ours – especially in the minds of our children – few can match the collective record of the National Education Association and the American Civil [...]

Is Grief an Evil?

Is Grief an Evil?

BY STEVE FARRELL Missing the Mark With Religion, Part 10 Is grief an evil? More to the point, is there something fundamentally wrong with you or me, or a family member, or the neighbor down the road, or the poor fellow across the ocean having an absolutely devastating day, week, month, year, decade or, perhaps, lifetime – as some of [...]

Groveling in the Gutter of the Gulags

Groveling in the Gutter of the Gulags

By Steve Farrell Democ­rats In Drag, Part 4 Editor’s Note: This series appeared in NewsMax.com (and in numerous other venues) from 1999-2004. Although some of these columns were later edited or updated, the work is largely true to the original. If ever there was a person suffering under the delusion that there really was a [...]

Rebels They Were Not! – Part 2

Rebels They Were Not! – Part 2

LIBERTY LETTERS WITH STEVE FARRELL Editor's Note: Read Part 1 Were the Founders rebels, or were they upholders of the law? American Founder, John Adams, answers the question, "Rebels or Not?" In Part 1, brought to the bar were Chatham, Smith, Burke, Dunning and Wilkes - four of England's leading statesmen of 1775 - to testify that it was not [...]

Gingrich, Toffler, and Gore: A Peculiar Trio

Gingrich, Toffler, and Gore: A Peculiar Trio

By Steve Farrell Democrats In Drag, Part 3 Editor’s Note: This series appeared in NewsMax.com (and in numerous other venues) from 1999-2004. Although some of these columns were later edited or updated, the work is largely true to the original. The most-heralded achievement and high water mark of Republican leadership since the revival of [...]

Clinton and Blair’s Center-Left Democracy

Clinton and Blair’s Center-Left Democracy

By Steve Farrell Democrats In Drag, Part 2 Editor's Note: Back by popular demand, this series first appeared in NewsMax.com (and in numerous other venues) from 1999-2004. Although some of these columns were later edited or updated, the work is largely true to the original. Democrats In Drag, Part 1, "Technology, Sovereignty, and the Third [...]

Rebels They Were Not!

Rebels They Were Not!

LIBERTY LETTERS WITH STEVE FARRELL William Pitt (Lord Chatham), one of several British Statesmen that assessed the American Revolution for what it really was, an attempt to uphold the law, not revolt against it. Aldolf Hitler taught: "Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it" Maybe you've heard this [...]

Is Democracy Truly The Voice of God?

Is Democracy Truly The Voice of God?

LIBERTY LETTERS WITH STEVE FARRELL Benjamin Franklin misquoted? Back in August of 2010, Judge Vaughn Walker engaged in what has become an increasingly played tyrannical game: "Stroke of the pen. Law of the land. Kinda cool!" when with no other authority than his opinion of what California and American law ought to become, rather than what both [...]

A Struggle Designed by Providence

A Struggle Designed by Providence

THEY WERE BELIEVERS WITH STEVE FARRELL On 15 October 1778, General George Washington, Commander In Chief of the Continental Army, responds by letter to General Andrew Lewis concerning the disappointments he (Lewis), and fellow General, Lachlan McIntosh, had been dealt. The Commander In Chief's inspired counsel: Ours is a kind of struggle [...]

Jefferson on Eternal Life

Jefferson on Eternal Life

LIBERTY LETTERS WITH STEVE FARRELL Jefferson In a recent Liberty Letter this writer asserted, "Jefferson believed that the two most important teachings of Christ, along with love of God and love of neighbor, were a belief in life after death, and final judgment." I backed the claim by quoting Jefferson's Letter to Benjamin Waterhouse, dated [...]

Liberty In Law

Liberty In Law

LIBERTY LETTERS WITH STEVE FARRELL Katherine Lee Bates For generations, in the singing of Katherine Lee Bates "America, the Beautiful," (1) Americans encouraged each other to exercise freedom responsibly, to understand the need for law and moral restraint. Not a bad idea. To understand why, the hymn reminds us that those who gave us our [...]

George Washington: Believer Liberator

George Washington: Believer Liberator

LIBERTY LETTERS WITH STEVE FARRELL Who freed America from King George, God or George Washington? An irate atheist, disturbed that an American writer in a major US publication dared testify that thousands of years ago God freed Israel from Egyptian bondage and that the fundamental laws which followed the event - namely the ten commandments - were [...]

Conquering the Unworthy Within Us – John Adams

Conquering the Unworthy Within Us – John Adams

'THEY WERE BELIEVERS' WITH STEVE FARRELL In his diary entry for February 16, 1756, a 21-year old John Adams writes: "Oh! that I could wear out of my mind every mean and base affectation; conquer my natural pride and self-conceit; expect no more deference from my fellows than I deserve; acquire that meekness and humility which are the sure [...]

Thou Shalt Not Kill … a Convicted Murderer?

Thou Shalt Not Kill … a Convicted Murderer?

BY STEVE FARRELL Since the dawn of creation the law of God to man has been "Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed." (1) Today, we refer to this biblical principle in public law as capital punishment. Interestingly, regardless of the fact that the death penalty's origin is found in the Bible - nearly every society, [...]

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