Category Archives: Commentary on the News

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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Nanny state = Police state

Libertarian Commentary #16-16C,  by Nathan Barton This week, a rather bizarre incident reminded me again of just how much liberty and freedom we have lost. An unnamed client in an unnamed “small” (about 250,000 population) city in the Great Plains … Continue reading

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Echelons Above Reality: the IRS and Congress

Libertarian Commentary #16-16B, by Nathan Barton The Army sometimes uses a term “Echelons Above Reality” or EAR, when speaking of higher command and especially the civilians that tell the military what to do: the secretaries of Defense, Navy, Army, and … Continue reading

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Hypocrites: Liberty, privacy, and … sex

Libertarian Commentary #16-16 A, By Nathan Barton My, but doesn’t this sound just a wee bit hypocrtical? Christian News.Net reports that a petition has been launched at Change.org to get people and government to recognize that the rocker Bruce Springsteen … Continue reading

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