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Libertarian commentary on the News, #14-42A: Weekend this and that

By Nathan Barton Good afternoon.  Some stories from the end of the week to comment on.  Greed, stupidity, and eating their own.  Oh, and the war on some drugs and taking care of the troops, and updates on wars and … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, #14-39A: Wars and more wars

By Nathan Barton Good morning.  First, let us look quickly at some war news.  Last week, we continued to find fighting all over the place. No boots on the ground?  Really?  Fellow soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division (Mechanized) are … 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, #14-38C: Propaganda is big news

By Nathan Barton Good morning! Propaganda is all around us: the government version of advertising, with all the lies and exaggerations of any slimy used car salesman, coupled with a very powerful voice.  Even on the conservative (and increasingly anti-government) … 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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Libertarian commentary on the news, #14-36B: The economy (or lack thereof)

By Nathan Barton Good morning. When it comes  to economics, the economy, and markets, government EXCELS in making stupid mistakes and then making MORE stupid mistakes to “fix” the first one(s).  After doing this for a century-plus, it is no … 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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Fools Seeking More Foolishness

By Bradley Harrington “Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.” – H.G. Wells, “The Outline of History,” 1920 – Politics, as a branch of philosophy, deals with the fundamental principles a group of people employ … Continue reading

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