Monthly Archives: October 2018

Trump, Pittsburgh, and the royal presidency

By Nathan Barton Well, actually, by Tom Knapp.  Tom beat me to the punch this morning or last night by writing an EXCELLENT commentary about the way that The Donald is being treated by politicians and others at all levels … Continue reading

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Birthright citizenship – a libertarian value?

By Nathan Barton Wow, the Donald has a way of riling people, doesn’t he? His latest “gaff” seems to demonstrate he’s not lost any skill in angering and upsetting people.  And is willing to do so regardless of mere things … Continue reading

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Scary stuff for Hallowe’en

By Nathan Barton A friend who publishes a weekly column addresses several items this week, including the insane behavior of public schools and governments regarding the sex of students Russian government officials stating that Russia is “preparing for war,” and … Continue reading

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Liberty and Authority

By Nathan Barton I’ve forgotten who said this: “And here is the difference between the Libertarians and the Authoritarians: the latter have no confidence in liberty; they believe in compelling people to be good, assuming that people are totally depraved; … Continue reading

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Is democracy a bad idea?

By Nathan Barton Too many people laud and honor the formerly United States of America and its Federal Government as being a “democracy.” This error goes back generations.  Those politically-minded may recall that the Founding Fathers pretty much despised the … Continue reading

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What should the government own?

By Nathan Barton I recently found this fascinating quote. I don’t see any justification for the federal government owning land, other than the Statue of Liberty and maybe a few parks, maybe a few refuges. But to just own land … Continue reading

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Supreme Court – worth fighting and fussing about?

By Nathan Barton Eric Holder, that wonderful paragon of government service “to the people” and incredible example of strict adherent of the rule of law, has condemned the Nazgul, questioning the body’s legitimacy in the wake of adding Kavenaugh to … Continue reading

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