Category Archives: Nathan’s Rants

Culture change? Counter-revolution? New revolution? (Thoughts on Independence Day)

By Nathan Barton Saturday is the 4th of July. I was asked by an acquaintance earlier this week what my family and I were going to do to celebrate Independence Day.  After a long day and much frustration dealing with … Continue reading

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The unalienable right to define words as we want?

By Nathan Barton Our unalienable right to define words any way we darn well please? On Friday, 26 June 2015, the United States Supreme Court, on a 5-4 decision, ruled that “same-sex marriage” was legal and mandated in the Fifty … Continue reading

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Killings in South Carolina: Vicious Venom

By Nathan Barton It is incredibly predictable, but the venom seems to be more vicious than ever. No, not the racism.  One man in millions being a racist and willing to kill strangers because of it is bad, but not … Continue reading

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Do we really want to do this?

By Nathan Barton Get Rid of Special Operations Units and Troops? Sheldon Richman, in his blog Free Association, calls for the abolition of Special Operations forces (Spec-Ops) stating, “if we didn’t have these units, we wouldn’t need them.” He points … Continue reading

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Institutions of the State ARE Institutions of Slavery

By Nathan Barton It is increasingly obvious that all the institutions of the state, from the smallest special district’s organizations to those at the state and federal level (and increasingly at the international level), are nothing but institutions of slavery: … Continue reading

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Human Basics: Liberty in Action (was: Libertarian Commentary on the News, #15-04D)

By Nathan Barton Good morning.  Let us look at two basics of human life today, to start.  Marriage and health care. Judge Roy Moore of the Alabama Supreme Court is back in the news, telling his governor and legislature that … Continue reading

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When Civics isn’t Civil

By Nathan Barton Arizona and North Dakota just passed laws requiring that candidates for high school diplomas pass a “civics” examination based on the citizenship test required of immigrants seeking to become US citizens.  These laws are being pushed in … Continue reading

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Duke University and the New Normal – Action and Reaction

By Nathan Barton Huh? Duke University will broadcast Muslim call to prayer across campus. That was Thursday’s headline, but Friday’s was different: Duke drops Chapel Muslim call to prayer. What does NOT make sense is the Daily Beast’s claim that … Continue reading

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The evils of natural gas

By Nathan Barton You have a nice warm house.  That is a luxury that very few people had for millennia, at least if they didn’t live in the tropics or have servants. Used to be that people EXPECTED the interior … Continue reading

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Charlie Hebdo and the Exposure of Hypocrisy

By Nathan Barton Whatever else the Paris Massacre of the staff of Charlie Hebdo and the related killings at a kosher supermarket in Paris has done, it has again exposed the total hypocrisy of a whole lot of people. Consider … Continue reading

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