Category Archives: Commentary on the News

Libertarian commentary: this and that

Libertarian Commentary #16-21D by Nathan Barton Before getting to other news, I find myself commenting on the “bathroom crisis” – a manufactured issue that nevertheless seems to be dominating political thinking right now. And distracting us from more critical issues. … Continue reading

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Whose side are you on?

Libertarian commentary #16-21C by Nathan Barton Oh, come on! Just how stupid are we? Or is it really more sinister, and this isn’t a stupid mistake but a plain attempt to support the state and the tyranny of the do-gooders? … Continue reading

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Justice and Race, Race and Justice

Libertarian Commentary #16-21B – by Nathan Barton When I was growing up, I was taught that justice and society were supposed to be “color-blind.” Now, mind you, I was growing up BEFORE MLKJr and all that, and in that awful, … Continue reading

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Space – no place for government stupidity

Libertarian Commentary #16-21A, by Nathan Barton If India can do it, why can’t we? Canadian Broadcasting reports that India has developed and successfully flown an unmanned 9-meter-long reusable surface-to-orbit shuttle (although “successfully flown” does NOT mean that they actually landed … Continue reading

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Freedom and stupidity

Libertarian Commentary #16-20D By Nathan Barton Supposedly, we all have the right to be stupid. But I wonder, can freedom and stupidity coexist? Gasp! Freedom is restored! Or is it not liberty, but license: Colorado residents will now be able … Continue reading

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Islamic wars: the future of the world?

Libertarian Commentary #16-20C By Nathan Barton To listen to the news, things are unraveling rapidly world-wide, especially in the Islamic world (the Ummah, or Dal al-Islam). The killing continues, and most are Muslim-on-Muslim attacks. (But of course, the West is … Continue reading

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Economics, Populist Fads, and Government

Libertarian Commentary #16-20B By Nathan Barton Governments are organizations where “group-think” is a large part of how they do things. They are unaccountable to the mechanisms of the free market. And they are made up of people (both the elite … Continue reading

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Is it time to revolt yet?

Libertarian Commentary #16-20A by Nathan Barton The TYRANT has spoken. According to The Associated Press, the White House planned to issue a directive to ALL PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS: “Public schools must permit transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms … Continue reading

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False religions, new and old

Libertarian Commentary #16-19C, By Nathan Barton False religions are, of course, a dime a dozen and have been since not all that long after Adam and Eve got kicked out of the garden. Today, more than ever, we see the … Continue reading

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They just don’t get it: Lack of understanding, Lack of knowledge

Libertarian Commentary #16-19C, by Nathan Barton American “society” and “civilization” are changing before our eyes, and the changes are not pretty. Part of this is the increasing urbanization and “uber-urbanization” (pun intended) of the Fifty States. Those who live in … Continue reading

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