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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.

The true scope of taking by the State

Libertarian Commentary #16-18A By Nathan Barton When we hear about the state “taking something,” most people do NOT put together the reality: it is stealing. Let’s talk about that a bit. I don’t particularly care for most of Timothy J. … Continue reading

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Theatre of the Absurd?

Libertarian Commentary #16-17E, by Nathan Barton Government SHOULD be a weekly comedy show on some cable channel, sorta like the old “There Oughta Be A Law” comic strip.  It’s just that what is so funny (to some) often is sheer … Continue reading

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North Korea out to get us all? Or just someone out to get our money and our liberty?

Libertarian Commentary #16-17D by Nathan Barton Really?  Is this serious or just scaremongering?  World Net Daily is screaming about two North Korean satellites that are “now in orbit over the US” and pose an immediate and dangerous threat of generating … Continue reading

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What Price? For What?

Libertarian Commentary #16-17C By Nathan Barton A correspondent recently sent me this picture, together with the usual glorification of “our solders” as being heroes making great sacrifices for “our freedom” and “for America.”  I’ll spare you the appeals to emotion … Continue reading

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Government’s war on everything else (Part 1)

Libertarian Commentary #17-18B, by Nathan Barton Headline: “Judge refuses to allow GM to liquidate company: must be able to be sued” The story explains that the court system has made it clear; even though the reason that General Motors is … Continue reading

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Two tales of tragedy

Libertarian Commentary #16-18A  by Nathan Barton How do we respond to tragedy?  The WaPo recently reported on two very untimely and unfortunate deaths.  The first was in Florida, but involved a Michigan family, as the WaPo reported.  Preparing to hold … Continue reading

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Political monsters

Libertarian Commentary #16-17G  by Nathan Barton Time seems to be speeding up Consider Napoleon Bonaparte.  He started out as pretty near a mercenary (Corsica wasn’t really France, after all, just some island), became a good and then great general, then … Continue reading

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Educrats and Power: Their subversive nature and actions

Libertarian Commentary #16-17F by Nathan Barton The subversive nature and actions of Educrats What are the limits to authority of the public (government-ruined, theft-funded) schools? Based on the actions of various school administrators, there are not many. School officials in … Continue reading

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Medicine in the world of the statist

Libertarian Commentary #16-17E, 21 April 2016 By Nathan Barton Medicine in the world of the statist A few articles have passed my desk in recent days, talking about medical advances. In one, researchers at a university in Hong Kong and … Continue reading

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Wasting time, wasting effort – taking a stand?

Libertarian Commentary #16-17D, for 19 April 2016 by Nathan Barton After the attacks by Islamic terrorists in France and Belgium, the entire continent has been in a state of panic and turmoil. Nowhere more so than in Belgium, that tiny … Continue reading

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