Monthly Archives: May 2018

Dealing with the police, 2018

By Nathan Barton PragerU, the growing internet university, contains a wealth of informative, short (5 minutes or so) lectures presented in a clear, concise, and entertaining manner I only wish that high school teachers of government, current affairs, civics, and … Continue reading

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Bizarre reasoning, indeed – free speech?

By Nathan Barton I seem to agree with Freedom Net Daily, which had this headline: “Judge: I have no earthly idea what the First Amendment means or requires”  FND posted a NBC News story, which read in part, “President Donald Trump … Continue reading

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How government enforces our “protections” (and why it is wrong)

By Nathan Barton In the last two commentaries, I discussed government and weeds. In those, I raised the question of how government enforces laws, even without having any legitimate authority to do so. Laws which are supposed to protect people … Continue reading

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Is it government’s duty to control weeds? (Part II)

By Nathan Barton In the last commentary I discussed the role of government in controlling weeds.  Weeds along streets and roads, on public property, and on private property. I believe that there are many ways to deal with weeds that … Continue reading

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Is it government’s duty to control weeds? (Part I)

By Nathan Barton A correspondent recently asked me an interesting question.  Is it government’s duty to protect us from weeds?  Is it government’s job to control weeds? Although he was asking the question regarding a particular subject, in reality, there … Continue reading

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SCOTUS legalizes sports wagering nationally

By Nathan Barton The WaPo reports that SCOTUS has overturned a federal law which has been on the books for a quarter-century,  The law, supposedly to protect the ‘integrity of collegiate and professional sports, enacted in 1992, prohibited 49 states … Continue reading

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Is there safety in numbers?

By Nathan Barton Ron Paul recently discussed the latest report by the NSA on their domestic surveillance program: they monitored half-a-billion domestic phone calls and text messages in 2017. Now, that sounds like a lot, doesn’t it?  But after all, … Continue reading

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