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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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The Uber-nanny state of 2016

Libertarian Commentary #16-15C By Nathan Barton In Mississippi, Governor Bryant signed a controversial “religious freedom” bill. As reported by the BBC News, “The governor of Mississippi has signed a controversial bill that allows businesses to refuse service to gay couples … Continue reading

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Suppression and Elimination: our brave new world

Libertarian Commentary #16-14D, by Nathan Barton With the “victory over religious dogma” and “homophobia” and “hatred” in the Supreme Court, those few months ago, in which laws in most states, and many centuries of common law, as well as definitions … Continue reading

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Governed

By Nathan Barton The following quote came from one of my daily quote subscriptions, and is worth sharing with readers.  Notice this was written in the 19th Century, but is just as true today. It was written about France, but … Continue reading

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Dirty, Dirty Politics

Libertarian Commentary #16-13A, by Nathan Barton

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Voting with your feet – redux

Libertarian Commentary #16-10F By Nathan Barton Voting with your feet, Redux – Europe, America, and Islam Events in Europe mean more and more people are voting with their feet as well. And the arrogance of their national and European Tranzi … Continue reading

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Peace

Libertarian Commentary #16-09B by Nathan Barton Today, there is very little peace around the world, with dozens of nations and regions involved in violence at all levels: Syria, Turkey, Kurdistan, Mesopotamia, Nigeria, Libya, Yemen, Pakistan, Philippines, Venezuela, Mexico, and on … Continue reading

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Government Secrets – Secret Police

Libertarian Commentary #16-08D by Nathan Barton Government is virtually synonymous with “secret” – no, not necessarily some “secret government” or (current term) “deep state” or “shadow government.” But secrets. Every “freedom of information” act has its loopholes, carefully crafted to … Continue reading

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Personal Liberty and Security, a rant

Libertarian Commentary #16-08B by Nathan Barton While we understand (as too few do) that liberty is a greater good and priority than security, the two ARE connected. Overall, in the long term, security for individuals and families is ONLY possible … Continue reading

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Liberty? Liberty is missing: government and economies

Libertarian Commentary #16-08A  by Nathan Barton Liberty?  Fat chance. US News reports from Denver that a large roadside sign marks the entrance of longtime strip club Shotgun Willie’s, and Smoking Gun Apothecary, the new marijuana dispensary in Glendale, Colo. Smokin … Continue reading

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