Author Archives: TPOL Nathan

About TPOL Nathan

Follower of Christ Jesus (christian), Pahasapan, Westerner, Lover of Liberty, Free-Market Anarchist, Engineer, Army Officer, Husband, Father, Historian, Writer.

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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The “Daily Fear”

In his novel 1984, Orwell’s Ingsoc had the Daily Hate. This was a period where emotionalism was whipped up by the people’s puppeteers, against whomever was the enemy at home and abroad. Which of course encouraged abject obedience, mind-numbing repetition, … Continue reading

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Salt losing its savor and more problems

Way back in the day (1998) the Foundation for Economic Education, a premiere organization and website supporting liberty, had an article about that very thing: salt losing its savor. It discussed the way unions are treated by government agencies (like … Continue reading

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Drinking the Koolaid

According to recent reports, finally after 15 months a “majority” of Americans think that we can go back to life as normal after the Pandemic Panic. Specifically, that we do NOT need to stay home as much as possible and … Continue reading

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Beer flu, pandemic panic, and the police power

We are now fifteen months into the Pandemic Panic, and the greatest expansion of the police power of state and local governments in American history. Why? Not because of any disease, but because of this: This is what the governors, … Continue reading

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When do protests become aggression? When do protests become riots? Is this good or bad?

Summer is here. We are already full swing into construction season. And Minneapolis just demonstrated that protest season is here too, and in many cities, just around the corner. Looks like a hot one again this year, in both ways. … Continue reading

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Will we ever have a world in which race does not matter?

More and more people seek to tear apart the Fifty States – virtually every major city and many smaller ones – in order to “fight” racism. As they do so, let us for a moment believe their screams of anger: … Continue reading

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The evil that is “police power” in these States

In the last year, we have seen increasing calls – some perhaps strongly justified – for the abolition of police across the Fifty States. Some local jurisdictions have, at least in essence, done so, or make it their public policy … Continue reading

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Paying the piper locally

Paying the Piper: The failures of local government in the Fifty States is more and more clear as the 21st Century progresses. And it is the inhabitants of their lands that are paying the piper for these failures. Local government … Continue reading

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Memorial Day – the Price of NO Liberty

Belatedly on this Memorial Day, last day of May, 2021, let us reflect just a wee bit. As millions spend this day in ceremonies and visits to gravesides and memorials to honor certain dead people – and millions more spend … Continue reading

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