Category Archives: History of Liberty

Answering misconceptions: American militia

The hoplophobes and hoploclasts are always with us.  Consider this comment recently posted online. “There are no militias in the United States. They were all absorbed into the National Guard in 1906. You and your vigilantes, operating outside the authority … 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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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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In requiem: the Democracy of the “United States of America.”

With the end of the second decade of the 21st Century, democracy has died, and is replaced by a mobocracy which may swiftly transform into a tyranny. However oblivious and unwilling the observer, it is clearer than ever that government … Continue reading

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Happy Hanukkah – may liberty in God be found again!

Today (it is after sunset) was the last day of the Festival of Lights, better known as Hanukkah. Mostly celebrated only by those of the Hebrew faith (Jews), it is a holiday for all lovers of liberty. It is a … Continue reading

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Four hundred years

The year 2020, for all its problems, is the Four-hundredth anniversary of the founding of Plymouth Colorado, the beginnings of Massachusetts and the original “Northern Colonies” – established for much different reasons than Virginia and the rest of the Southern … Continue reading

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COVID-19 madness is really not new

It seems, that COVID-19 is contagious – even highly contagious. But the rate of spread and contagion of the novel coronavirus pales in comparison to the rate of spread of panic and madness triggered by this pandemic. Madness? First, the … Continue reading

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