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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.

Scotland wins, UK loses. (was: Libertarian Commentary on the News, #14-37D: Trash is fun!)

by Nathan Barton Guid mornin.  Scotland wins, UK loses.  The 4+ million Scots voted an estimated 54 tae 46% tae NAY leave the United Kingdom, thereby forcing almost 55 million Englishmen, Welshmen and Northern Irish tae hae tae continue tae … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, #14-37C: Stupid(ity) rules!

By Nathan Barton Good morning.  As always, lots of stupid actions by lots of stupid people, and today there is a bumper crop of them. Stupid city slickers? In a New York “gun-free” restaurant, the staff got held up by … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, #14-37B: Governments and religion and stupidity

by Nathan Barton Good morning.  Got a bit of this and that to discuss this morning.  Especially as relates to the intersection of religion and politics.  And then a few more things. Those loving and peaceful and oh, so supportive … Continue reading

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Death Penalty in America and Elsewhere

By Nathan Barton Death Penalty? Tranzis, liberals, and even a few libertarians constantly harp on how barbaric the Fifty States are as we still have the death penalty, and still allow people to defend themselves with lethal force – that … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, #14-37A: World wars, Islamic and other

By Nathan Barton Good morning.  World war? The Pope declared last week that the various conflicts around the globe are effectively a “piecemeal” Third World War, as he condemned both the arms trade and ‘plotters of terrorism.’  What?  The amount … Continue reading

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United No More?

by Susan Callaway and Nathan Barton This week, on Thursday the 18th, up to 4.3 of 5.3 million Scots subjects of Her Majesty will vote on whether or not to secede from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern … Continue reading

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Politics and Engineering, Part 2

By Nathan Barton In the first installment, I compared politicians and engineers, explaining why I believe that few engineers are involved in politics – at least in elective politics. To help non-engineers understand engineers better, and how we view politics, … Continue reading

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The War of 1812 and the Ravages of War – Lessons NOT Learned

By Nathan Barton This year we note the 200th Anniversary of the Battles of Baltimore and Fort McHenry, and of Washington, all part of the British invasion of the States in the War of 1812. Although there were legitimate reasons … Continue reading

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Libertarian commentary on the News, #14-36E: The problems with government are…

By Nathan Barton …too long to list, and keep to under 1,000 words.  But good morning, anyway, and here is a few stories and quotes that attracted my attention today. Anyway, Good morning! I haven’t commented on quotes much recently, … Continue reading

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The Caliphate and the Fuehrer

By Nathan Barton On Wednesday night, interfering (supposedly) with the Wednesday night Bible class or prayer meeting of millions of Americans, the Fuehrer gave a grand speech about fighting the Caliphate (which he insists on calling ISIL – which is … Continue reading

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