Category Archives: Commentary on the News

Libertarian Commentary on the News, #14-48A: Irrigation season approaching? Or already here?

By Nathan Barton Good morning.  The tree of liberty must be watered at frequent intervals by the blood of patriots and tyrants.  It is the duty of every lover of liberty to make the tyrants (and their minions) provide the … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, #14-47E: Idle Hands are the Devil’s Workshop

By Nathan Barton Good morning!  Today, for the end of the week, a long commentary on a bunch of stories! Idle hands are the devil’s workshop, or so says Proverbs 16:27.  Better believe it: look at the FedGov! Government always … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, #14-47D: It is a cold day!

By Nathan Barton Good morning! It is a cold, cold day! It is cold outside. All 50 U.S. states feel freezing temperatures this week as another “polar vortex” brings winter home.  Sorry, but this HAS happened before and WILL happen … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, #14-47C: A disarmed society is a mean and rude society

By Nathan Barton Good morning! The crudity and violence of modern urban “society” is more obvious each day.  Consider this McDonalds in Philadelphia, the vaunted “City of Brotherly Love” once upon a time. Two middle-aged women customers got upset because … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News #14-47B: Criminals in uniform and other home front problems

By Nathan Barton Good morning.  My first subject today is one I seem to go back to a lot: Criminals in uniform: America is occupied and terrorized more and more by cops. The latest example of the perfidity and greed of … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News #14-47A: Priorities

By Nathan Barton Good morning.  What passes for news is sometimes a bit, well, weird. Among other things, we have to wonder just what the priorities are, both for society and government. Society’s priorities? Consider this story: in the middle … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News #14-46D: Religion, public life, and government

By Nathan Barton Good morning!  Let us start by looking at some stories about religion, public life, and government. Colorado Springs School tells kids: Stop praying to Jesus, singing Amazing Grace. Christian students at a Colorado public high school were told … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News #14-46C: Being offended: schools and elsewhere

By Nathan Barton Good morning. Teachers unions oppose teacher accountability standards in Common Core. They are offended by it, as an insult. Lately, opposition to the CCSS has come from teachers’ unions, who are trying to remove its teacher accountability … Continue reading

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Police forces: a force for evil (was Libertarian Commentary on the News, #14-45A)

By Nathan Barton Good morning. Due to work and travel, I was essentially not on-line for about 48 hours. I am starting out today (and this week) with some truly disgusting examples of how cops are terrorizing and injuring and … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, #14-45B: Winter is come!

by Nathan Barton Good morning. I just came through this: the Arctic chill which has settled across the “Upper Midwest” and Rockies has made it clear that Fall is over and Winter is here.  Monday morning was beautiful on the Front … Continue reading

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