Author Archives: TPOL-Nathan

About TPOL-Nathan

Nathan Barton is a christian, self-governor (free-market anarchist), husband, father, professional engineer, Engineer army officer, private businessman, and writer, teacher, and preacher. He works and lives mostly in four western states, and is Southern by heritage and Westerner by birth, upbringing, and choice.

Libertarian Commentary on the News: #14-51D: Money, money, money

By Nathan Barton Good morning! In my commentary on Texas, I discuss a plan whereby cops would be allowed to have stopped motorists pay their fines by credit card directly to the cop, to avoid going to court (or even … Continue reading

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Texas: Recent News Reveals Why Texas Is the Poster Child for Failed Democracy

By Nathan Barton I have a bit of a long-term relationship with Texas.  I had ancestors who lived in Texas two and a half centuries before it was named, others who came when it was still a Mexican state, others … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News: #14-51C: Economy slipping?

By Nathan Barton Good afternoon! Let us look at the economy briefly, with a couple of stories. Convenience Store Decisions, a professional webzine I receive, notes that demand for gasoline in the US nosedived after Thanksgiving, despite the continued drop in … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News: #14-51B: Terrorism 2001-2014 at home and abroad

By Nathan Barton Good morning, I think… We’ve got a lot going on, and not much of it is good.  But we could be in Australia… or Pakistan… Sidney was the subject of one of the two commentaries I’ve written … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned from Sydney

By Nathan Barton and Mama Liberty To start off with, Australia has disarmed itself. Not a single one of the dozen or so hostages in the cafe were armed with so much as a pocket knife. The Sydney hostage situation … Continue reading

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A Baker’s Dozen Reasons Why Torture is Wrong

by Nathan Barton WHY TORTURE IS WRONG, WHOEVER DOES IT Torture is immoral: it not only violates the Zero Aggression Principle in every way, and the Golden Rule, but it treats humans worse than animals. Torture is counterproductive: when torture … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News: #14-51A: Schools – places of fear, trauma and death

By Nathan Barton Good morning.  Government-run, tax-funded “public” schools continue to be more and more of an embarrassment to the Fifty States and our communities, as they seek to denigrate any ideas or beliefs not accepted by the educational elite, … Continue reading

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Disappearances: American Style?

By Nathan Barton Warning: This column contains disturbing information and speculation which may anger and upset many people.  It is intended to challenge us to think outside the box and our comfort zone, and examine if things are much, MUCH … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, #14-50F: Stormy weather, natural and political

By Nathan Barton Good morning. Hope you have a great weekend.  Stormy weather swept the Pacific Coast for the past several days, possibly ending the “worst drought in 1200 years.” Of course, the Californians are never happy: now they are … Continue reading

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RIP: Bill of Rights Day – Mourning

By Nathan Barton Monday is “Bill of Rights Day” and I think it is appropriate to use the opportunity to remember the late and great document which once helped us keep some hard-won liberties. Therefore, I’d like to suggest that … Continue reading

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