Monthly Archives: June 2016

Why is government?

By Nathan Barton In a long-ago, rambling column, we discussed “what is government?”  All in all, it is pretty nasty:  involuntary control of things (including people) using force (including fraud and theft).  But why? More recently, we discussed what Webster … Continue reading

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Webster and “just rulers” – Does Webster make sense?

By Nathan Barton Noah Webster, a genius in the early 19th Century, wrote much about government, politics, and society. He is best known for his dictionary, but his writings are extensive and thoughtful, and worth perusing nearly two centuries later. … Continue reading

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Selling us down the river

By Nathan Barton Anti-Liberty No, it isn’t due to their toking up. It is simply the same old transnational socialism/progressivism, perhaps the worst extreme form of statism which we now face. Rolling Stone Magazine has joined the New York Times, … Continue reading

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Breadstick vote nears – Can the UK free itself?

by Nathan Barton Author’s Note: I wrote this before news came that an MP had been assassinated in her own constituency, supposedly by someone who was a supporter of “LEAVE” in the Brexit vote. (Or “breadstick vote” as one person … Continue reading

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California – the choice is yours

By Nathan Barton California is an extreme example, a radical example, of how evil government can be. So extreme measures to restore liberty to the poor people of that state are called for. Increasingly, the major difference between the ruling … Continue reading

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Orlando Massacre and Guns – A Few Thoughts

By Nathan Barton What do the events leading up to, and the Orlando Massacre itself, teach us? Self-defense is both a right and a responsibility. Defense against violence is a need that cannot and will not be met by government. … Continue reading

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Keeping, Bearing, and Wearing Arms in Texas

By Nathan Barton Please read the commentary “Carrying Concealed” is NOT a right…” first, to better understand my comments here. As I said in the earlier article, the entire business of carrying concealed has been controversial for a very long … Continue reading

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