Wise words

By Nathan Barton

A guest writer, Russian Stanislav Mishin, for JPFO, has some words of wisdom for us, based on his nation’s history for the last couple of centuries.

Do not be fooled by a belief that progressives, leftists hate guns. Oh, no, they do not. What they hate is guns in the hands of those who are not marching in lock step of their ideology. They hate guns in the hands of those who think for themselves and do not obey without question. They hate guns in those whom they have slated for a barrel to the back of the ear.

Continue reading

Posted in Nathan's Rants | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Governmental overreach and comeuppance?

By Nathan Barton

UPDATE: Apparently a federal court in Washington State, which somehow has “jurisdiction” over the other 49 and territories (and maybe the whole world) has issued a restraining order prohibiting distribution of plans for 3D guns by internet. Again, long after the “settlement” out of court. Right.

Freedom Net Daily published some of the latest in the 3D-printed firearms front today, with news from Pennsylvania that Defense Distributed agrees to temporary censorship.

(PS: A plug for Kent McManigal, whose flag flew over Mama Liberty’s house for a long time.)

Continue reading

Posted in Commentary on the News, Nathan's Rants | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Apples, oranges, peaches and pears

By Nathan Barton

The recent SCOTUS non-decision on the Masterpiece bakery case and the even more recent case of the Red Hen denying service to Sarah Huckabee Sanders have already been compared and contrasted by all parties.  Most recently, the Acton Institute, in their Powerblog, offered a libertarian take on these. In essence, AI argues that conservatives were as wrong for condemning the Red Hen as liberals were for condemning Jack Phillips at Masterpiece.

Although it is old news, it is worth pondering in the modern-day Fifty States and the sick, politicized culture and society we have become.

Continue reading

Posted in Nathan's Rants | Tagged , , , , , | 7 Comments

Disestablishment is NOT Abolition

By Nathan Barton

People don’t like ICE, or so says The Hill (a pandering journalism-light rag that sucks up to politicians) in an article on polling concerning the FedGov’s “Immigrations and Customs Enforcement” agency which includes the jack-booted thugs of the Border Patrol and other thugs.  Surprise, surprise.

I wonder if the article is designed to bolster efforts by Dems reported a couple of weeks ago, to “disestablish” the apparently unloved organization.

Tom Knapp has the right of it in a comment he posted on Freedom Net Daily back on 17 JUL. Reporting on what he properly calls a “fake” ICE abolition bill introduced by several House Democrats, reported in The Hill, would just shift the various functions of ICE to other governmental agencies. He opines that this is not really abolition, and that we SHOULD abolish ICE and replace it with nothing.  Amen, Tom.

Continue reading

Posted in Commentary on the News, Nathan's Rants | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Confronting arrogance and disrespect in society

By Nathan Barton

It happens all the time.  Only the situation, the name and affiliation of the perpetrator(s) change.

See the source image

How do lovers of liberty deal with it?  Confront it? Overcome it?  Here are a few thoughts.

Continue reading

Posted in Nathan's Rants | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A parting of the ways?

By Nathan Barton

Ari Armstrong, of Colorado Freedom Report, offers up a thought-provoking column concerning “Add More States…” this week.
See the source image

Continue reading

Posted in Nathan's Rants | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

In Memoriam – Mama Liberty

By Nathan Barton

See the source image

My very dear friend, mentor, and correspondent, Susan Callaway, has departed this mortal coil. She said her goodbyes to our readers and visitors almost a month ago, and survived her cancer longer than she thought, and perhaps, wished.

Updated on 23 July 2018.

Continue reading

Posted in Commentary on the News, Nathan's Rants | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments