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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.

Human Basics: Liberty in Action (was: Libertarian Commentary on the News, #15-04D)

By Nathan Barton Good morning.  Let us look at two basics of human life today, to start.  Marriage and health care. Judge Roy Moore of the Alabama Supreme Court is back in the news, telling his governor and legislature that … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, #15-04C: Dumb predictions, dumber government

By Nathan Barton This was the news yesterday and overnight: Northeast coast of America on unprecedented lockdown: Shutdown hits 60 million people, bringing roads, tunnels, trains, bridges and businesses to standstill, and 3′ of snow threatens country’s most densely-populated areas. … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, #15-04B: Stupid enough to gag me

By Nathan Barton I get so very sick and disgusted at the way cities and states beg Congress for more and more “aid” (read “stolen money”) for various things: especially transportation.  As with education and medical care and care for … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, #15-04A: Bogus or real?

By Nathan Barton Good morning.  I’m on the road, so a short list of comments today. All of these have a single theme: can we really believe what we hear and read about people, and the actions they are taking? … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, #15-03D: Offended religiously

By Nathan Barton Good morning! Offense and religious attitudes feature in these next three articles.  A short commentary today; as am traveling. Religious wars?  In Texas, Governor Rick Perry transferred his authority to new Governor Greg Abbott in an interesting … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, #15-03C: The “elite”

By Nathan Barton Good morning!  Aren’t the elites wonderful?  Don’t they love us and keep us safe and happy and watch out for our future?  That is why we have news stories like these. The huge Davos, Switzerland meeting of … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, #15-03B: This and that

By Nathan Barton Good morning: a short workweek for some people, but not us – holidays used to be much more important, when they meant something worth celebrating. For anyone who is interested, I treated myself by NOT listening to … Continue reading

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When Civics isn’t Civil

By Nathan Barton Arizona and North Dakota just passed laws requiring that candidates for high school diplomas pass a “civics” examination based on the citizenship test required of immigrants seeking to become US citizens.  These laws are being pushed in … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, #15-03A: More hypocrisy

By Nathan Barton It is probably fitting to talk more about hypocrisy in government and public life on “Martin Luther King, Jr.” Memorial Day.  Only in America could we celebrate the life of a Communist and call him a peace-loving … Continue reading

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Duke University and the New Normal – Action and Reaction

By Nathan Barton Huh? Duke University will broadcast Muslim call to prayer across campus. That was Thursday’s headline, but Friday’s was different: Duke drops Chapel Muslim call to prayer. What does NOT make sense is the Daily Beast’s claim that … Continue reading

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