Category Archives: Ideas for liberty

Technology for liberty 3 – Firearms and not-firearms

This news appeared a few days ago in Field & Steam: GOEX black powder may disappear because Hodgdon is shutting down its sole plant. To quote the article: “Given the fact that GOEX black powder is generally regarded as the … Continue reading

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Technology for liberty 2 – satellite cellular

After discussing distributed grid cellular and internet communications in a local area, the natural question is “how do we communicate over larger distances?” We’ve had “satellite cellular” phones for decades – a standard ploy in action movies and books. IF … Continue reading

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Technology for liberty – distributed (mesh) communications

As society continues to deteriorate and liberty is seemingly more on the defensive right now, we need to remember that technology is virtually always neutral. A tool can be used for good or for evil, and there are few exceptions … Continue reading

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However! There is hope – we don’t HAVE to collapse

In the last two commentaries (here and here), we’ve discussed the amazing resiliency of the Fifty States’ society, economy, culture, and even political system. And I have warned that it may not last: the stresses are great and may overwhelm … 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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A principled stand – freedom of self-defense

By Nathan Barton Since Mama Liberty (Susan Callaway – Lady Susan) began publishing, this publication has had a few very solid principles.  As her successor (not replacement: I cannot replace her), I hold to these same principles. One of these … Continue reading

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I Remember Earth (Redux)

(Nathan – Years ago, the founder of The Price of Liberty (whom we always called Lady Susan) wrote this snippet of science fiction). Sadly, she never do anything further with the idea, like developing it into any more than a … Continue reading

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Political correctness gone rancid

Let’s face the truth. All of us practice political correctness to some degree. For example, we generally are smart enough to “not tick off the doc” (paraphrasing Tom Knapp’s recent comment). We don’t tell the M.D. that the chiropractors and … Continue reading

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Worshipping the “State”

Peter stood up with the others and told the Sanhedrin, “We must obey God rather than man.” Joshua ben Nun addressed the entire assembly of Israel, and told them, “Choose you this day whom you will serve. But as for … Continue reading

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Contra government – makes more sense?

Years ago, Ronald Reagan (not exactly a libertarian hero, I admit) said, “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the Government, and I’m here to help.” Everything we see in this messed-up world today proves … Continue reading

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