Monthly Archives: December 2014

New York Ambush: What next? (Was Libertarian Commentary on the News, #14-52A)

By Nathan Barton I guess that the “big news” this weekend was the assassination of two NYPD cops in their vehicle in Brooklyn: killings immediately claimed as retaliation for the brutal behavior of NYPD, as most recently in the news … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News: #14-51F: Schools and Cops Destroy Society

By Nathan Barton Just a few days to Christmas, and so, Merry Christmas to all! All I want for Christmas is to get rid of corrupt “public” schools and corrupt cops.  Here are a few reasons: A blind 7-year-old child, … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News: #14-51E: Stupid government tricks damage the economy

By Nathan Barton IRS Commissioner threatens temporary IRS shutdown. And this is a bad thing, how? As Personal Liberty.com noted, “It’s hard to tell whether IRS commissioner John Koskinen has a realistic grasp of the way the agency he leads … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News: #14-51D: Money, money, money

By Nathan Barton Good morning! In my commentary on Texas, I discuss a plan whereby cops would be allowed to have stopped motorists pay their fines by credit card directly to the cop, to avoid going to court (or even … Continue reading

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Now Hear This

By MamaLiberty I’m seriously hearing impaired. Though I hear a lot of actual sound, inner ear damage from early childhood restricts how much of it I actually understand because I don’t distinguish one sound from another very well. That is … Continue reading

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Texas: Recent News Reveals Why Texas Is the Poster Child for Failed Democracy

By Nathan Barton I have a bit of a long-term relationship with Texas.  I had ancestors who lived in Texas two and a half centuries before it was named, others who came when it was still a Mexican state, others … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News: #14-51C: Economy slipping?

By Nathan Barton Good afternoon! Let us look at the economy briefly, with a couple of stories. Convenience Store Decisions, a professional webzine I receive, notes that demand for gasoline in the US nosedived after Thanksgiving, despite the continued drop in … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News: #14-51B: Terrorism 2001-2014 at home and abroad

By Nathan Barton Good morning, I think… We’ve got a lot going on, and not much of it is good.  But we could be in Australia… or Pakistan… Sidney was the subject of one of the two commentaries I’ve written … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned from Sydney

By Nathan Barton and Mama Liberty To start off with, Australia has disarmed itself. Not a single one of the dozen or so hostages in the cafe were armed with so much as a pocket knife. The Sydney hostage situation … Continue reading

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A Baker’s Dozen Reasons Why Torture is Wrong

by Nathan Barton WHY TORTURE IS WRONG, WHOEVER DOES IT Torture is immoral: it not only violates the Zero Aggression Principle in every way, and the Golden Rule, but it treats humans worse than animals. Torture is counterproductive: when torture … Continue reading

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