Steve Farrell

Farrell: Not License, Leveling, or Democracy

Written by Steve Farrell on Wednesday, 02 October 2013. Posted in Opinion, Steve Farrell

It can never be taught too often, nor too loud and clear to family and friend, educator and politician: license is not true liberty, leveling of income not true equality, democracy never the intent of our Forefather’s republic.

Farrell: Not License, Leveling, or Democracy

Twenty-five hundred-plus years ago, we read in Plato’s “Republic” of that diabolical “democratic man”, or a man inordinately fixated on his beloved self interest, who, lo and behold! is tyrannized by his own lusts, and next up tyrannizes everyone else in an unending attempt to satisfy an ever growing list of personal lusts, lusts which can never be fully satisfied. His point? A society dominated by weak and undisciplined, brutish and unprincipled individuals is ripe for tyranny in that personal slavery and tyranny over neighbor are already their habit, if not constant ambition.

“Men, Freeman, Christian Freeman”—Steve Farrell

Written by Steve Farrell on Sunday, 14 October 2012. Posted in Opinion, Steve Farrell

It was through men and women who had fervent faith in God and Christ that the American Revolution found its inspiration, and by God’s Providential hand that we were delivered out of the hands of tyrants.

“Men, Freeman, Christian Freeman”—Steve Farrell

THEY WERE BELIEVERS WITH STEVE FARRELL

Wrote American Founder John Dickinson in 1787, in his Letters From a Farmer in Pennsylvania:

Is Grief an Evil?: Missing the Mark With Religion, Part 10

Written by Steve Farrell on Tuesday, 02 October 2012. Posted in Opinion, Steve Farrell

Of what use is grief and suffering? Why would a just God allow suffering? Thomas Jefferson and John Adams had an answer, one that serves just as well today as it did during the Founding era.

Is Grief an Evil?: 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 our politicians, physicians and psychologists seem to believe?

Tough Love—Farrell: Missing the Mark With Religion, Part 9

Written by Steve Farrell on Monday, 24 September 2012. Posted in Opinion, Steve Farrell

Learning how to truly love a person or a people requires that we abandon socialistic, compassionate conservative, or effeminate schemes which miss the mark about religion by shielding loved ones and collective society from every bruise, bump or storm.

Tough Love—Farrell: Missing the Mark With Religion, Part 9

A close friend of mine suffers from a common human malady – the inability to give tough love.

Rasmussen: America Sobers Up, Romney Retakes the Lead

Written by Steve Farrell on Tuesday, 18 September 2012. Posted in Opinion, Steve Farrell

Purists decry Romney as the lesser of two evils in this election. While true in the abstract, the facts on the ground are these: Romney will seek in general to preserve American values and traditions. Obama won't.

Rasmussen: America Sobers Up, Romney Retakes the Lead

The first indication that the DNC bounce has worn out its welcome comes from The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday, September 15 which shows GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney up by 2 points over President Barack Obama in a nationwide sampling of voters.

Farrell — Men or Cattle?: Missing the Mark With Religion, Part 8

Written by Steve Farrell on Thursday, 26 July 2012. Posted in Opinion, Steve Farrell

Do humans have moral agency or not? The left believes that there is no free will, that moral agency is myth and fantasy. But if so, humans are little more than livestock to be managed and controlled.

Farrell — Men or Cattle?: Missing the Mark With Religion, Part 8

There are basically two takes on homosexuality which have become the ruling dogma of the national political ‘churches’ left and right; they are:

Obama Guts Welfare Reform; Hatch Objects; So Do I

Written by Steve Farrell on Wednesday, 25 July 2012. Posted in Opinion, Steve Farrell

Senator Orrin Hatch has found a government wealth transfer mandate to which he objects. Good for him. Now what about all the other unconstitutional programs that steal from some to give to others?

Obama Guts Welfare Reform; Hatch Objects; So Do I

Utah Senator Orrin Hatch writes in a congressional alert to his constituents today:

Farrell - Red Eye On Marriage: Missing the Mark with Religion, Part 7

Written by Steve Farrell on Friday, 20 July 2012. Posted in Opinion, Steve Farrell

Whether it remains politically correct or not, marriage between a man and woman, and children raised by mother and father are still divine institutions; and as such, the nation that makes war on them will rue the day as surely as the sun rises tomorrow.

Farrell - Red Eye On Marriage: Missing the Mark with Religion, Part 7

As a child growing up in New York, I was attracted to the opposite sex. When I saw a pretty little girl flash a smile, my heart fluttered, my cheeks blushed, I shuffled my feet and shyly looked the other way.

Moral License — Friend or Foe to Liberty?: Missing the Mark With Religion, Part 6

Written by Steve Farrell on Friday, 13 July 2012. Posted in Opinion, Steve Farrell

Absent a certain morality and a foundation in ethics, freedom is an illusion born of license that leads inexorably to bondage and despair.

Moral License — Friend or Foe to Liberty?: Missing the Mark With Religion, Part 6

Liberty and license are not synonymous. Parents know better. Too many of them have had the unfortunate dilemma of dealing with the “I am free to do as I please” child who routinely, or upon occasion, exercises that egocentric proclamation to reckless extremes. These parents stand as witnesses that a widely accepted notion that “freedom and moral responsibility are not connected” is at best a delusion instilled by mis-education, not experience, and is at worst a diabolical lie.

Self-worship — The God of Democracy: Missing the Mark With Religion, Part 5

Written by Steve Farrell on Thursday, 24 May 2012. Posted in Opinion, Steve Farrell

A free nation requires the rule of law, not of men, and among its citizens a firm morality and a thorough and complete, enlightened self-interest.

Self-worship — The God of Democracy: Missing the Mark With Religion, Part 5

Not far removed from Marx’s elitist man-as-God theory (meaning, more particularly, Marx, or the ruling class, or the State, as God), of all the popular takes on religion in law in America that miss the mark none is more pervasive, none strike closer to the root, than the worship of the Humanist God of Democracy — the Almighty Self.

Marx and the Worship of Man: Missing the Mark With Religion, Part 4

Written by Steve Farrell on Monday, 14 May 2012. Posted in Opinion, Steve Farrell

There is a bloodbath to be found wherever Communism has set up camp and conquered, and the root to this violence is found in nearly every political pamphlet Marx ever wrote.

Marx and the Worship of Man: Missing the Mark With Religion, Part 4

Again I pose the same question, but with slight variation: Do religion and morality have a place in public policy, public law, and public education — or are they to be scorned, shunned, and silenced?

Not So Compassionate, Not So Conservative, Compassionate Conservatism: Missing the Mark With Religion, Part 3

Written by Steve Farrell on Thursday, 03 May 2012. Posted in Opinion, Steve Farrell

Alexander Hamilton warned 213 years ago: “Those who pay are the masters of those who are paid.” It is common sense; for any of us to believe otherwise is to miss the mark and to vainly imagine that the road to the New Jerusalem is paved in federal green.

Not So Compassionate, Not So Conservative, Compassionate Conservatism: Missing the Mark With Religion, Part 3

Things are not always as they seem. Marxism’s war on religion presents evidence-a-plenty that this notion is true. From both the left, in the name of Social Democracy, and from the right, in the name of Secular Government, Marx’s Atheistic teammates have pushed, shoved and pressed upon religion in public life until a bipartisan squeeze has effectively crushed what was once publicly pervasive into the less than popular enclave of that which is now publicly suppressed.

Libertarianism - The Oxymoronic Faith: Missing the Mark With Religion, Part 2

Written by Steve Farrell on Friday, 27 April 2012. Posted in Opinion, Steve Farrell

Libertarianism’s secular stand denies the right to look to God and His revelations as the source of law and rights in the classroom, in the courthouse, and in the halls of Congress.

Libertarianism - The Oxymoronic Faith: Missing the Mark With Religion, Part 2

Essay one addressed Modern Liberalism as the religion, albeit the false religion, that it is. Next, enter stage right, Libertarianism.

Modern Liberalism: Missing the Mark With Religion, Part 1

Written by Steve Farrell on Monday, 23 April 2012. Posted in Opinion, Steve Farrell

Modern Liberalism’s cardinal dogma is that “the ends justify the means,” or to put it ever so bluntly: “anything goes,” including any extreme imaginable, just so long as the political goals of the revolution are served thereby.

Modern Liberalism: Missing the Mark With Religion, Part 1

One of the most controversial and confusing of all issues for many is, just what is the proper role of religion and morality in public life?

Bastiat’s “The Law” Begins with God

Written by Steve Farrell on Friday, 09 March 2012. Posted in Opinion, Steve Farrell

Some secularists have argued that the French free market economist Frederic Bastiat's work supports the idea of removing religion from the public sphere. On the contrary, his entire conception of natural rights is based in a foundational belief in God.

Bastiat’s “The Law” Begins with God

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.”

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