Category Archives: Commentary on the News

Happy Tax Freedom Day

By Nathan Barton Wow! This is Tax Freedom Day, 16 April 2019, just the day after Income Tax Day (may it be remembered in infamy). Erica York of the Tax Foundation wrote, “Tax Freedom Day, is a significant date for … Continue reading

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Notre Dame, a symbol of our times

By Nathan Barton Today, on an island in the Seine, the magnificant Cathedral of Notra-Dame-de-Paris is burning, perhaps to the foundations.  The famed edifice, the number-one tourist attraction in France and perhaps all Europe, with 18 million visitors a year … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Heartland

By Nathan Barton This commentary comes from a long-time friend and correspondent in the Sand Hills of Nebraska and South Dakota. I think it shows how liberty works in a small if very widespread community, where in times of crisis, … Continue reading

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Do we need a “Gungrabbers Anonymous?”

By Nathan Barton The Maryland House of Delegates is attempting to take yet another step towards nullifying the Bill of Rights. Maryland gunners and liberty-lovers have begun a “Will Not Comply” movement that saw more than 1,000 witnesses in suitable … Continue reading

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The tragedy in New Zealand

By Nathan Barton For fifty people to be killed by a single evil man is a tragedy. It is so, regardless of where or who they are, his reasons, or the circumstances.  I grieve with the New Zealanders, and especially … Continue reading

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Government control over life and death – the battle continues

By Nathan Barton Among the many “achievements” of the recently seated Democrat House of Representatives are its attempts to further extend federal government control over our lives and deaths.  Some of this is done in the guise of “better” health … Continue reading

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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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