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.

*acebook: enemy of liberty and privacy?

By Nathan Barton Government and other criminals (pirates, slavers, burglars, con-artists, etc.) are not the only enemies of liberty, including our rights of privacy and many others. Consider the big, and increasingly powerful, social media, information technology companies, and food … Continue reading

Posted in Nathan's Rants | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The bizarre case of “Creepytings” and the limits of government

By Nathan Barton One of the major problems today is unrealistic expectations of government. Even for those who believe that government is morally justified (it is not), they expect government to do and prevent things which are frankly impossible, regardless … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary on the News, Nathan's Rants | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Who do we believe?

By Nathan Barton Funny how two very similar events are interpreted so totally differently by the mainstream AND the alternative media. Consider recent events in the Western Pacific (the Far East) involving the Chinese and United States navies. The Mirror … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary on the News, Nathan's Rants | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Is there an acceptable size and role of government?

By Nathan Barton Several years ago, on a South Dakota forum, a self-described “liberal” posed the question, what should be the role and size of government?  His perspective was intended to be provocative, as the forum is mostly populated by a … Continue reading

Posted in Nathan's Rants | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Why is government?

By Nathan Barton In a long-ago, rambling column, we discussed “what is government?”  All in all, it is pretty nasty:  involuntary control of things (including people) using force (including fraud and theft).  But why? More recently, we discussed what Webster … Continue reading

Posted in Nathan's Rants | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Webster and “just rulers” – Does Webster make sense?

By Nathan Barton Noah Webster, a genius in the early 19th Century, wrote much about government, politics, and society. He is best known for his dictionary, but his writings are extensive and thoughtful, and worth perusing nearly two centuries later. … Continue reading

Posted in Friends of Liberty, Nathan's Rants | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Selling us down the river

By Nathan Barton Anti-Liberty No, it isn’t due to their toking up. It is simply the same old transnational socialism/progressivism, perhaps the worst extreme form of statism which we now face. Rolling Stone Magazine has joined the New York Times, … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary on the News, Nathan's Rants | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Breadstick vote nears – Can the UK free itself?

by Nathan Barton Author’s Note: I wrote this before news came that an MP had been assassinated in her own constituency, supposedly by someone who was a supporter of “LEAVE” in the Brexit vote. (Or “breadstick vote” as one person … Continue reading

Posted in Nathan's Rants | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

California – the choice is yours

By Nathan Barton California is an extreme example, a radical example, of how evil government can be. So extreme measures to restore liberty to the poor people of that state are called for. Increasingly, the major difference between the ruling … Continue reading

Posted in Nathan's Rants | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

Orlando Massacre and Guns – A Few Thoughts

By Nathan Barton What do the events leading up to, and the Orlando Massacre itself, teach us? Self-defense is both a right and a responsibility. Defense against violence is a need that cannot and will not be met by government. … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary on the News, Nathan's Rants | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment