Category Archives: Nathan’s Rants

The world’s (and history’s) biggest monopoly

By Nathan Barton Just a short posting to share something neat! Over at the Garrison Center, Tom Knapp has a winning commentary. Not only does he offer a contrarian view of Senator Elizabeth Warren (“Fauxahontas” to many people), but he … 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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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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Commenting on Quotes – Ingersoll

By Nathan Barton A while back, Liberty Tree posted this quote from the great Robert Ingersoll. “Every crime is born of necessity.  If you want less crime, you must change the conditions.  Poverty makes crime.  Want, rags, crusts, misfortune – all … 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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