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.

We have met the enemy…

And it is NOT us, as Pogo so famously quipped decades ago. It is a cabal that has decided that 18 months of the Pandemic Panic is NOT enough. So one member of that cabal is ramping up the fearmongering … Continue reading

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Commentary on the news – a quick look at a collapsing civilization

In this Year of our Lord 2021, a year in which godliness continues to be at a premium, the news is filled with reports of chaos, depravity, and a general breakdown of society – all strong indications of a soon-to-come … Continue reading

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Military threats to the Fifty States: A nuclear attack

By Nathan Barton Back in the early 1970s, during one of the periodic flare-ups of tension in the Cold War, Reader’s Digest published a scare story. The major threat in the public eye at the time was Soviet ICBMs and … Continue reading

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Facts about guns and using them here in the Fifty States

We can talk a LOT about “Freedom Technologies” as we did in a recent commentary, but one of the very foundational technologies to support and promote is an old one, constantly updated. Firearms. Guns. Personal weapons that do NOT require … Continue reading

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Freedom technologies

Despite the setbacks of 2020 and 2021, I believe that freedom is winning. Even as the fight (mostly non-violent, for now at least) for liberty seems to be approaching a crescendo around the world and here in the Fifty States. … Continue reading

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Fourth of July Special

As I sit here in a certain unnamed city in Colorado, I hear the occasional pop or boom of fireworks. Fireworks almost certainly illegal in this municipality, which has so graciously permitted SOME legal fireworks (if you can call them … Continue reading

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Comparing the SPQR and USA – again (Part 3)

The Roman Empire was, in many ways, very dependent on the estimated 10% of its population that were Jews, back there in the First Century. It was one of the bright spots in the economic and social life of the … Continue reading

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Happy Independence Day

Happy Day of Liberty to all readers of The Price of Liberty. Since the days of the Liberty Round Table (aka the Knights of Non-Aggression, KNA or LRT), back in the early 1990s, many of us have chosen to celebrate … Continue reading

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Rome’s warning signs – and our own (Part 2)

Part 2: Why did Rome fall and what were the warning signs? How can we learn from that? See Part 1 here: We discussed a good commentary in Notes on Liberty AND the old Gibbons hypothesis. What can we learn … Continue reading

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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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