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, #14-42B: Ebola and other madness

By Nathan Barton Good afternoon.  Ebola and Enterovirus D68 may not be as catching as so many fear, but madness is highly contagious.  Among other things, on Monday I’ve already received a full week’s dose of panicmongering about how millions … Continue reading

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Libertarian commentary on the News, #14-42A: Weekend this and that

By Nathan Barton Good afternoon.  Some stories from the end of the week to comment on.  Greed, stupidity, and eating their own.  Oh, and the war on some drugs and taking care of the troops, and updates on wars and … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, #14-41E: Cannibals virtual and actual

By Nathan Barton Good morning. This is a horrible tale of how the arrogance of cops (specifically, game wardens) has virtually destroyed a family and their friends and efforts to help others.  And this is in Idaho, which reminds us … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, #14-41D: Panic and diseases of mind and body

By Nathan Barton Good morning! Crude oil prices are continuing to dive, nearing $80 a barrel on Wednesday, down from $95 in just a few hours, while some are predicting going as low as $60 a barrel within a few … Continue reading

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Local Tyranny and Culture Wars – More Escalation

By Nathan Barton Are you ready for this? In an immoral, illegal, unconstitutional act of tyranny, the City of Houston has issued a subpoena to as many as 400 preachers in the city demanding that they submit their sermons concerning … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, #14-41C: World Wars and Home Front

By Nathan Barton Good morning. Around the world, we see that fighting continues everywhere: Mesopotamia and Syria continue to be roiled by the Caliphate, and the US and its allies continuing to bomb and do more harm to the ordinary … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, #14-41B: Local tyranny and economics

By Nathan Barton Good afternoon! I ended up with a short commentary today, as most of it was taken up by a long discussion of the growing contagion of police abuse and violence (BY police and not on police) in … Continue reading

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The not-good, the bad, and the really ugly (Cops) (was: Libertarian Commentary on the News, #14-41A)

By Nathan Barton Good morning! Cops on the rampage, nation wide, or so it seems from stories in the last couple of days. An attorney has intervened against the unjustified stop of a black handyman in a wealthy DC neighborhood by … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, #14-40E: Home Front

By Nathan Barton Good morning.  Again a raft of cop abuse and school abuse from across the nation.  Dream of a land where peace officers are limited to night watchmen and private firms hired to investigate real crimes, and schools … Continue reading

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Public Health? Private Health? (was: Libertarian Commentary on the News, #14-40D)

By Nathan Barton Public health is in the news, dominated by Ebola, but with lots of other things.  In the last twenty-four hours, thousands of articles and hundreds of thousands of words have been produced about what is happening.  Fear … Continue reading

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