Author Archives: MamaLiberty

About MamaLiberty

As a lifelong individualist and voluntarist, my philosophy can best be summarized here: No human being has the right -- under any circumstances -- to initiate force against another human being, nor to threaten or delegate its initiation. Self defense, and the defense of others, is a basic right of all living creatures. After a long career as a registered nurse in So. Calif, I retired in 2005 to NE Wyoming, living alone in my own log home, with good friends and neighbors all around. Biological family includes two grown sons and five grandchildren, unfortunately still in California. In addition to writing and editing, I garden, sew, cook and bake my own bread from home ground wheat and other grains. Hobbies include identification and cultivation of wild food and herbs. I am also a certified instructor for firearms and self defense. I carry a gun at all times.

No King Of Old Had It Better

By Bradley Harrington “The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it.” – H.L. Mencken, “H.L. Mencken’s Notebooks,” 1956 – In accordance with Theodore Sturgeon’s Law that “nine tenths of anything is … Continue reading

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Asking The Wrong Questions

Uniting Constitutional Protection for Economic and Social Liberties, Part 1: Substantive Due Process and Unenumerated Rights by Steven Horwitz For libertarians the right to engage in contract and exchange with other consenting adults is just as important as the right … Continue reading

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The God Of The Machine

By Bradley Harrington “America is at that awkward stage. It’s too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards.” – Claire Wolfe, “101 Things To Do ‘Til The Revolution,” 1996 – Most of the time, … Continue reading

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Nathan still under the weather

For any who are wondering what has happened to the Commentary on the News, Nathan Barton has been ill for a little more than two weeks now, and it may be a while before he can return to regular columns. … Continue reading

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Wyoming Should Buy Gold

By Bradley Harrington NOTE: This is the second of two columns looking at a proposal by Wyoming Treasurer Mark Gordon to invest funds from the state’s rainy-day account into stocks and other vehicles. “The richest people and the biggest corporations … Continue reading

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Gun Control – Leaders and Followers

By MamaLiberty It hit me last night that a lot of us may have been wasting much of our time trying to fight the “gun control” leaders, on several levels. Obummer has pretty much stayed out of it, being busy … Continue reading

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Education By Force? Really?

By Bradley Harrington “We who are engaged in the sacred cause of education are entitled to look upon all parents as having given hostages to our cause.” – Horace Mann, “Lectures and Annual Reports on Education,” 1867 – Prussia, after … Continue reading

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Using Fossil Fuels Is Moral

By Bradley Harrington “ I hold human life as the standard of value… I think that our fossil fuel use so far has been a moral choice because it has enabled billions of people to live longer and more fulfilling … Continue reading

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Review: “The Testament of James”

By MamaLiberty Imagination, story telling, tall tales and sharing of ideas, adventures and speculation of every kind must have been among the earliest attributes of human beings. The ability to think like this, to attempt to analyze and explain one’s … Continue reading

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Fed Acts Wreck The Economy

By Bradley Harrington NOTE: This is the first of two columns looking at a proposal by Wyoming Treasurer Mark Gordon to invest funds from the state’s rainy-day account into stocks and other vehicles. “Paper is poverty… It is only the … Continue reading

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