Category Archives: Nathan’s Rants

Liberty and Authority

By Nathan Barton I’ve forgotten who said this: “And here is the difference between the Libertarians and the Authoritarians: the latter have no confidence in liberty; they believe in compelling people to be good, assuming that people are totally depraved; … Continue reading

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Is democracy a bad idea?

By Nathan Barton Too many people laud and honor the formerly United States of America and its Federal Government as being a “democracy.” This error goes back generations.  Those politically-minded may recall that the Founding Fathers pretty much despised the … Continue reading

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What should the government own?

By Nathan Barton I recently found this fascinating quote. I don’t see any justification for the federal government owning land, other than the Statue of Liberty and maybe a few parks, maybe a few refuges. But to just own land … Continue reading

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Supreme Court – worth fighting and fussing about?

By Nathan Barton Eric Holder, that wonderful paragon of government service “to the people” and incredible example of strict adherent of the rule of law, has condemned the Nazgul, questioning the body’s legitimacy in the wake of adding Kavenaugh to … Continue reading

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Political theater, at its worst

By Nathan Barton It has been virtually impossible, for the last two weeks, to NOT have to hear something about the popular daytime (and nighttime) political soap opera starring Kenneth Branagh – whoops, sorry – Brett Kavanaugh, with its cast … Continue reading

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Free people do not get permission

Nathan’s note: Mama Liberty (Lady Susan) and I both have four fingers pointing back at us in this commentary, at least for our professions in the past. Because she had retired from the profession of nursing, she had freed herself. Because … Continue reading

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Civil war thoughts

By Nathan Barton I would like to thank a reader, and elaborate on his remarks and my thoughts on the issues he raises. “Beau” has made some remarks worth sharing, writing: as an aside, all the talk of ‘civil war’ … Continue reading

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