Category Archives: Commentary on the News

Revealing their secrets?

By Nathan Barton Democrat congresscritturs’ “signature legislation” is intended to take away free speech rights of Americans As reported by the Washington Examiner, HR-1, the “For the People” Act is very likely the major attack on freedom of expression launched … Continue reading

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Update – South Dakota civics test fails

By Nathan Barton A quick follow-up on the South Dakota bill that would have required home-schoolers to pass a state-mandated (and -written) test on civics in order to get a valid high school diploma. It has (for now, at least) … Continue reading

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Sharing the blame and the shame

By Nathan Barton We just can’t depend on government to do things right. Lovers of liberty are not the only people who embarrass themselves with what they say. (See my last commentary on JPFO, Hawai’i, and Levi Strauss.)

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Pushing the panic button

By Nathan Barton There are, I will admit, constant threats to our God-given liberties right here in the Fifty States.  Clearly, the gulf between lovers of liberty and those who fight against freedom is growing. This is certainly the case … Continue reading

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Consistency is a rare jewel

By Nathan Barton For me, integrity is the consistency of words and actions. Part of the way that you do that is to ask people questions on some of the most difficult issues that you confront. ‘Take me through where … Continue reading

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Crumbling government

By Nathan Barton Space.com recently reported that NASA has approved SpaceX sending a Dragon passenger-carrying spacecraft (capsule, really) with a dummy on a test flight to the International Space Station, scheduled for 2 March – just a few days from … Continue reading

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Insanity and taxes

By Nathan Barton Insanity is sometimes defined as doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting a different result. All of us have been that way more than once, of course.  “Why won’t that delete key work!?!” and … Continue reading

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