Monthly Archives: June 2021

Warning signs – Roman and Western Civilizations

Americans have long had a fascination with Roman civilization (shared with our British-Commonwealth cousins) for many reasons. This is particularly true for a major reason: Rome fell. Rome’s ultimate collapse: both the fall of the Western Empire (centered on today’s … Continue reading

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Galloping insanity – and it is catching!

The news headlines – accurate or not – tell us an intriguing (even terrifying) story. Society may or may not be worse – due to the actions of individuals – than in the past. But we certainly know a lot … Continue reading

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To arms! To arms!

The way I read it, Joe Biden has given his blessing to massive private, personal armament. Or, at least, admitted that he and the hoplophobes, hoploclasts, gun-grabbers and their ilk and allies are all dead wrong. We need weapons – … Continue reading

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The incredible ability of government to lose money

Ronald Reagan once said, “If it moves, tax it, if it keeps moving, regulate it, and if it stops moving, subsidize it!” I thought of that quote last week when I read that California is offering a cool $100 million to rescue its struggling legal marijuana industry, in … Continue reading

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Educational and political insanity – the “woke” madness

More and more, the government-infected “public school” system is a cesspool of madness. Just like the government itself, with its politics and corruption. A few weeks ago, as many have reported, a “white” Spanish teacher “cancelled herself” and stated that … Continue reading

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How low can Congress go…

That is, when we are considering how low their corporate (and individual) intelligence quotient is. Most of us recall from the days of IQ tests that the “normal” human intelligence, taking into account culture and education, is 100. (Genius level … Continue reading

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A principled stand – freedom of self-defense

By Nathan Barton Since Mama Liberty (Susan Callaway – Lady Susan) began publishing, this publication has had a few very solid principles.  As her successor (not replacement: I cannot replace her), I hold to these same principles. One of these … Continue reading

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Those who forget their history …

… are doomed to repeat it. The original version of this statement is attributed to George Santayana, an American philosopher. The exact quote is “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it,” from his work, The Life of Reason: … Continue reading

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Californian lies – so blatant even a judge recognizes them.

It just takes time, patience, and a lot of money. The recent decision by Judge Roger T. Benitez that overturns the State of California’s ban on AR-style rifles is a breath of fresh air in a fetid land. The ban, … Continue reading

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If all you have is a hammer, everything must be a nail

I’m sure you’ve heard – even said – some version of this commentary’s headline. Today, the Social Justice “Warriors” (SJW) – best known as enemies of liberty – try to prove the truth of that saying every day. Consider this … Continue reading

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