Category Archives: Commentary on the News

Libertarian Commentary on the News, #15-25D: Tyranny and emotions

By Nathan Barton Local tyranny? Bob Livingston, in Personal Liberty, tells us that it may soon be illegal to back into your driveway to park your car or truck in Jacksonville.  Why?  No, not safety, and not for creating possible … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, 25 June 2015, #15-25C: Stupidity and fear in modern life

By Nathan Barton Gee! An article, “More Spending Doesn’t Lead To Improved Student Learning,” in Forbes, asks. Have we hit a wall where more spending on traditional public schools will not lead to improved student learning? Applying commonly-accepted statistical tools … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, 23 June 2015, #15-25B: Hoplophobes and Hoploclasts

By Nathan Barton Stephen King, who has made a fortune writing horror stories – many of which feature guns prominently, has publically attacked the stupidity and pride of gunowners and called for more laws following the Charleston killings.  How can … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, 22 June 2015, #15-25A: Lost Freedoms

By Nathan Barton The Organic Prepper has a great “list article” about children, worth reading and sharing (and connecting to the links for things you may not have heard about). “Nurture the rebellion this summer. Boot them outside. Get your kids … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, 19 June 2015, #15-24D: Lies and politicians

By Nathan Barton Lies, especially from politicians, are in the news this week.  The old adage is true: “How can you tell if a politician is lying? Is their mouth open?” Let’s look at a few. Panic time! Oh, NO!!! … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, 17 June 2015, #15-24C: RU Kidding? Tyranny? Police State?

By Nathan Barton Tyranny? Police state?  RU Kidding?  What DO we live in?  For your consideration, the following: Police seized six children from a family because they were camping, according to Off the Grid News. The agonizing experience for Christopher … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, 16 June 2015, #15-24B: Signs of decay

By Nathan Barton This weekend, a very bizarre and major incident took place in Dallas, as reported in Freedom’s Phoenix and numerous other news outlets: A number of people attacked the headquarters of the Dallas Police Department, supposedly using automatic … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, 15 June 2015, #15-24A: Government Incompetence At All Time Highs

By Nathan Barton How incompetent IS government?  Gee, that is hard to quantify:  100%?  99%? 90%?  Every day in the news we see examples of it.  Here are a few. The incompetence of government is revealed in high tech and … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, 12 June 2015, #15-22C: Liberty is DEAD in Many or Most Places

By Nathan Barton Our Liberty to Defend Ourselves is Gone – Liberty is DEAD – in Many (or Most) Places. Here are some examples from recent news of how our “Second Amendment” freedoms are sliding OR HAVE GONE to extinction. … Continue reading

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Libertarian News and Comments for 11 JUN 2015, #15-23B: Abuse by Government-Affiliated Institutions

By Nathan Barton The world is filled with abuse, and too much of that is allowed, encouraged, and perpetrated by a wide variety of institutions.  Many of these ARE government institutions, and many more are enabled by governments, including government … Continue reading

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