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.

Veterans (Armistice) Day thoughts

By Nathan Barton A century ago, a small space in time, the guns fell silent on the Western Front: The Reich had agreed to a ceasefire which amounted to abject surrender with occupation of much of the nation, loss of … Continue reading

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Really? What moves where?

By Nathan Barton Following the 2018 general elections, the LP headquarters sent out this missive: Libertarian candidates move Republicans and Democrats in a Libertarian direction “Opposition in an election affects far more than just vote totals. Candidates react to each … Continue reading

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Election day blues, redux

By Nathan Barton It’s only been three days, so we are all still digesting the election results. But it is clear, whomever and whatever measures DID win. In the 2018 national and local elections, generally, liberty lost. I understand that … Continue reading

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Election day blues

By Nathan Barton As this commentary is posted, “election day” is just hours away.  That is increasingly meaningless, as more and more people use early and absentee voting procedures to cast their vote.  And as hacking methods improve to “massage … Continue reading

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The 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War

By Nathan Barton In just a few days, on 11 November 2018, we will observe the 100th anniversary of the armistice taking affect at 1100 hours (Central European War Time) of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, which “ended” … Continue reading

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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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