Time to offend?

By Nathan Barton

The entire Democratic and neverTrumper Republican effort on the 2020 election, together with dozens of news stories on a weekly basis reveals that the enemies of liberty are desperate and fearful. Even if their object of attack (Trump) is worthy of attack for the many faults and actions we must live with constantly.

At the same time, they present no real alternative to the current administration.  There is no way that we could expect anything better from a Sanders or Biden or Warren or Romney or Pence administration.  Different flavors: same poison.

It is time, I believe, for lovers of liberty and friends of freedom to go on the offensive – to literally offend against these people who are daily demonstrating their insanity.

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Beyond eternal vigilance

What is the price of liberty?

To put it another way, what are we willing to pay for liberty?

Eternal vigilance, yes – especially once you have liberty.  Once you have won that liberty, at whatever cost.

But what are YOU, what am I, willing to pay to get liberty in the first place?

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Eternal vigilance

The Price of Liberty is… Eternal Vigilance

The name of Mama Liberty’s webzine is of course taken from this well-known (and often misattributed) quote, but she always looked at it as having many levels of meaning.

 

The earliest known citation is found in a biography of Major General James Jackson published in 1809, where author Thomas Charlton wrote that that one of the obligations of biographers of famous people is “fastening upon the minds of the American people the belief, that ‘the price of liberty is eternal vigilance.’

 

Vigilance: The Price Of Liberty Is Eternal Vigilance

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Liberty and the environment

I’ve been asked this question more than once over the years, as an environmental engineer: “If business is not regulated by government, wouldn’t the environment be destroyed?”

Here is a compendium of my answers, over time.

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A scenario for impeachment and more

By Nathan Barton

The more I hear the rhetoric of the Democratic candidates for Massa (POTUS), the Congressional Democrats, and the mainstream media, the more convinced I am that they are indeed pushing for a coup.

Yes, The Donald is a disaster as POTUS.  He is immoral, mercurial, and a loose cannon. He terrifies people.  Including a good many foreigners.

But…

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Pay for play – on our dime

By Nathan Barton

California has allowed, and Colorado is considering, how college and university sports players can profit from their playing games.  Well, at least some of them.  I think, from the point of view of taxpayers and lovers of liberty, that is a bad idea.

A commentary published on our sister, temporary website on recent efforts to let college athletes be paid for their sports playing has not received much in the way of visitors, so please read it here: The New Price of Liberty: Pay for Play and share your thoughts with us here.

 

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Cop guilty of murder in Dallas – afterword

By Nathan Barton

I had posted most of this commentary in “The New Price of Liberty” temporary website, on 1st October, but since there is little traffic to that website now that we are back online here, I think it worth posting here (updated, of course).

The policewoman (carefully referred to in the news as an “ex-cop” as though she killed Botham Jean as a “civilian”) was convicted and sentenced to just 10 years in prison. In open court, her victim’s brother forgave the obviously repentant woman, hugging her (with the judge’s permission).  And the judge also spoke kindly to the convict and gave her a Bible – the actions have made a large splash in the media.

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