Rational response to political problems? Not in Congress.

Is it possible for “democracy” to address matters that affect communities, states, and even the world in a way that is rational, and not overwhelmed by emotions, even madness? Is it possible even in a republic? Or a tyranny or oligarchy?

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Manmade global warming? or global cooling?

Now nearly 40 years behind us, the era of above-ground nuclear bomb tests (1945 to 1980) has been described more than once as a very long, drawn-out nuclear war.

Nuclear blast

Indeed, with 521-529 above-ground detonations (numbers vary based on data sources used), that represents a sizable chunk of the present world nuclear arsenal.

Over just 36 years, 500-1000 megatons (TNT equivalent) of energy was released into the atmosphere. Billions of tons of air was irradiated. Millions of tons of dirt (and other things) were atomized (pun intended) and thrown into the atmosphere. Millions of tons of gases were also released.

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Washington's Thanksgiving Day Proclamation

Please read and share: See below for further thoughts.

Thanksgiving Proclamation
New York, 3 October 1789
(Bold is added by the editor.)

By the President of the United States of America. a Proclamation.

George Washington Praying Thanksgiving

Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor—and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me “to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.”

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Libertarian view of history of the Black Hills now available

As discussed earlier in November, The Price of Liberty now has a short history (still in progress) of the Black Hills of South Dakota and Wyoming. You may view it here, or by clicking on the link in the masthead above.

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Protests

The list of nations around the world with nearly constant and widespread protests seems to be growing.

Here are at least some:

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A baker’s dozen ™ things for lovers of liberty to be thankful for

By Nathan Barton

As lovers of liberty, and as free people, we have every right to be thankful (or NOT to be thankful) to God (and to others) for the wonderful things that we enjoy, that are good (or good for us), and with which we are blessed this November of 2019.

I choose to be thankful. First to the Lord, and then to my family, my fellow lovers of liberty, our clients, and others, past and present. So let me share and greet everyone for Thanksgiving Day!

Here are my thirteen ideas of what we should be thankful for here in the Fifty States:

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Our climate and weather hubris – and what we can do

In a recent commentary, about the predictions of this winter (2019-20) being a bad one, I touched on the topic of that new religion, global warming.

Let us take a bit and put the claims in proper perspective. To do so, lets go back nearly 1500 years.

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