Category Archives: Nathan’s Rants

Local Tyranny and Culture Wars – More Escalation

By Nathan Barton Are you ready for this? In an immoral, illegal, unconstitutional act of tyranny, the City of Houston has issued a subpoena to as many as 400 preachers in the city demanding that they submit their sermons concerning … Continue reading

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Public Health? Private Health? (was: Libertarian Commentary on the News, #14-40D)

By Nathan Barton Public health is in the news, dominated by Ebola, but with lots of other things.  In the last twenty-four hours, thousands of articles and hundreds of thousands of words have been produced about what is happening.  Fear … Continue reading

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The New Economy? Unlimited Energy

By Nathan Barton On Friday the 3rd, Greg Guenthner over at Daily Reckoning published a good article, “You’ll Never Believe How Low the Price of Oil Can Go…” which I actually didn’t get to read until late Monday, when his … Continue reading

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Future Death of Government? A look back from 2020

By Nathan Barton Looking back from 2020, what mistakes did the US make in 2000-2015? Could we have done something to avoid the catastrophic collapse of the last five years?  Thirteen items come to mind.

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Media: When truth counts, error and inconsistency abound

by Nathan Barton Good morning.  Readers know that I have very little respect for the mainstream media, whether radio or television or “print” (newspapers and the leading magazines).  While I do have much respect for the alternative news media, including … Continue reading

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Death Penalty in America and Elsewhere

By Nathan Barton Death Penalty? Tranzis, liberals, and even a few libertarians constantly harp on how barbaric the Fifty States are as we still have the death penalty, and still allow people to defend themselves with lethal force – that … Continue reading

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United No More?

by Susan Callaway and Nathan Barton This week, on Thursday the 18th, up to 4.3 of 5.3 million Scots subjects of Her Majesty will vote on whether or not to secede from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern … Continue reading

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Politics and Engineering, Part 2

By Nathan Barton In the first installment, I compared politicians and engineers, explaining why I believe that few engineers are involved in politics – at least in elective politics. To help non-engineers understand engineers better, and how we view politics, … Continue reading

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The War of 1812 and the Ravages of War – Lessons NOT Learned

By Nathan Barton This year we note the 200th Anniversary of the Battles of Baltimore and Fort McHenry, and of Washington, all part of the British invasion of the States in the War of 1812. Although there were legitimate reasons … Continue reading

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The Caliphate and the Fuehrer

By Nathan Barton On Wednesday night, interfering (supposedly) with the Wednesday night Bible class or prayer meeting of millions of Americans, the Fuehrer gave a grand speech about fighting the Caliphate (which he insists on calling ISIL – which is … Continue reading

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