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Libertarian Commentary on the News, #14-40C: Stupid epidemic worse than “disease?”

By Nathan Barton Today, the natural theme of the stories that are catching my eye seem to be stupidity on the part of government officials and policies, various and sundry people, on a wide variety of topics.  Bad as things … Continue reading

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Hole’ To Be Filled By Taxpayers

By Bradley Harrington “As government expands, liberty contracts.” – Ronald Reagan, “Farewell Address,” 1989 Having scrapped plans earlier this year to fill Cheyenne’s “hole”* with a children’s museum based on a lease agreement that violated Wyoming statutes, it now seems … Continue reading

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Libertarian commentary on the News, #14-38B

By Nathan Barton Good morning.  I have spoken before about the lack of quality of work on the part of so many people today.  Nowhere do we see that lack of quality more than in government.  Several of the stories … Continue reading

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Libertarian commentary on the News, #14-38A: Insanity is catching.

By Nathan Barton Good morning. Insanity is, we are told, something you catch from your children.  Seriously, the insanity of government is really catching, and it leads directly to insane actions by millions of people.  Some of those go far … Continue reading

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West Edge ‘Blight’ Brainlessness

By Bradley Harrington “For people to rule themselves in a Republic, they must have virtue; for a tyrant to rule in a tyranny, he must use fear.” – William J. Federer, “Change to Chains: The 6,000 Year Quest For Control,” … Continue reading

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Lipstick Can’t Hide This Pig

By Bradley Harrington “There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.” – Henry David Thoreau, “Walden,” 1854 In an interesting move to “promote” city business development, Cheyenne’s governing body just … Continue reading

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“Liar, Liar, Gas Tax On Fire”

By Bradley Harrington “No man’s life, liberty or property are safe while the legislature is in session.” – Mark Twain, “Selected Writings of an American Skeptic,” 1995 – House Bill 69, as readers might remember, was one of the most … Continue reading

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Stop!! Or I’ll Yell STOP Again!

‘Active Shooter’ Drills Spark Raft of Legal Complaints Wall Street Journal on-line DENVER—When Michelle Meeker approached a strange man last October at the Colorado nursing home where she worked, the man flashed a gun and forced her into an empty … Continue reading

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Libertarian commentary on the news, #14-35E: Liberty? What’s that?

By Nathan Barton Good morning! Remember liberty?  Privacy?  Human rights?  Those are so mid-Twentieth Century, aren’t they?  Or should I say mid-Eighteenth Century?  Consider today’s stories. Bogus cell phone towers dot the landscape and are intercepting your calls- but are … Continue reading

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Libertarian commentary on the news, #14-35D: Stupidity

By Nathan Barton Stupidity in government is ALWAYS a problem, from that first decree of Nimrod and the first Phaoronic bureaucrat who couldn’t count past his toes, right down to that IQ=2 assemblage of Conscript Fathers (and Mothers), the US … Continue reading

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