Category Archives: Nathan’s Rants

Disasters and the Response of Lovers of Liberty

Libertarian Commentary #16-19A  by Nathan Barton This incident should be of great interest and closely watched by a whole raft of folks. A massive wildfire has forced evacuation of Fort McMurray, Alberta, as reported by CBS News. “The entire population … Continue reading

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The true scope of taking by the State

Libertarian Commentary #16-18A By Nathan Barton When we hear about the state “taking something,” most people do NOT put together the reality: it is stealing. Let’s talk about that a bit. I don’t particularly care for most of Timothy J. … Continue reading

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Theatre of the Absurd?

Libertarian Commentary #16-17E, by Nathan Barton Government SHOULD be a weekly comedy show on some cable channel, sorta like the old “There Oughta Be A Law” comic strip.  It’s just that what is so funny (to some) often is sheer … Continue reading

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North Korea out to get us all? Or just someone out to get our money and our liberty?

Libertarian Commentary #16-17D by Nathan Barton Really?  Is this serious or just scaremongering?  World Net Daily is screaming about two North Korean satellites that are “now in orbit over the US” and pose an immediate and dangerous threat of generating … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Never? A response to an Islamic apologist

(Libertarian Commentary #16-15B, by Nathan Barton Never? A young man in Texas has written an article in the Huffington Post, entitled “Five reasons why Muslims should never have to apologize for terrorism,” which has generated a lot of discussion and … Continue reading

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