Monthly Archives: May 2018

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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When the truth makes you angry…

By Nathan Barton It seems that the media is upset that the guy sitting there in the White House (or at least running around there) has upset some good American allies.  Last week, CNN and other media outlets complained that … Continue reading

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Dealing with government and our anger towards it

By Nathan Barton Okay, we are angry with government.  LOTS of people are angry with government. But what can we do about it?  The entire idea of self-government is that we don’t let, or need, others to control us.  We … Continue reading

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